March 19 is Certified Nurses Day

Attention all certified nurses! Did you know that March 19 is Certified Nurses Day? It’s an international day of recognition celebrating certified nurses’ contribution to the profession.

Certified Nurses Day was created by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Nurses Association in 2008. It is held on March 19 to commemorate the birthday of Margretta‘Gretta’ Madden Styles, the renowned American nurse credentialing expert who advanced practice and regulation for more than two decades worldwide.

For Certified Nurses Day on March 19, we’re inviting all CNA-certified RNs to proudly wear their certification pins on that day. On social media, celebrate the day by using the “Proud to be CNA-certified” Facebook frame with a photo of yourself. Also, take a few moments to share your story about why you became nationally certified in your nursing specialty.

Don’t forget to use the #IamCNAcertifiedbecause: and tag us on our CAMSN facebook page so we can celebrate with you!

CNA Certification Discovery Week 2019

Have you ever thought about obtaining your CNA certification medical-surgical nursing? January 27th, – February 2nd is CNA Certification Discovery week!

The CNA Certification program offers the only nationally recognized nursing specialty credential. Certified nurses are committed to an advanced standard of professional competence directly correlated with improved patient outcomes.

“Obtaining my medical-surgical certification through the Canadian Nurses’ Association has been one of the biggest milestones of my career. The credential of being a certified medical-surgical nurse has helped me to establish greater trust with my patients and colleagues. Doing CNA certification is a journey in which you end up feeling validated in your knowledge and more confident as a practitioner. My medical-surgical certification has benefited me in my roles as a staff nurse, educator, and researcher. I am proud to now be of the five medical-surgical certification nurse mentors in Canada and I hope to help others benefit from certification as well.”

– Laura Vogelsang, RN, PhD(C), CMSN(C), CCNE, CCCI