CNA Rehabilitation Nursing Certification

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) offers certification in 17 nursing specialties. Specialty certification is a voluntary program that allows registered nurses to build on the solid foundation of their Canadian RN registration and the clinical experience they gain in their specialty.

The certification credential is an important indicator to patients, employers, the public and professional licensing bodies that the certified nurse is qualified, competent and current in a nursing specialty. Certified nurses have met rigorous requirements to achieve this expert credential.

The purpose of certification is threefold:

  • To promote excellence in nursing care for the people of Canada through the establishment of national standards of practice in nursing specialty areas;
  • To provide an opportunity for practitioners to confirm their competence in a specialty; and
  • To identify through a recognized credential, those nurses meeting the national standards of their specialty.

Take a moment to read about the CNA Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Program it may be one of the best career moves you make. By achieving certification, you’ll commit to a national standard of professional competence that demonstrates your broad understanding of your rehabilitation nursing specialty.

See the Education Program Section for information on educational programs to prepare for CNA Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Exam.


CNA Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Exam: Educational Program to Help You Prepare

1 – Free Webcasts / Toronto Rehab

Free webcasts are available at the Toronto Rehab ‘ePresence’ site. Please note that the minimum specifications required for your computer to access this service successfully.

Click here for webcasts

Important: Toronto Rehab is unable to provide technical support for non-Toronto Rehab participants. Toronto Rehab’s staff can contact CSS (ext. 3835) if they have any difficulty accessing webcasts. The instructions to view a webcast are as follows:

  • Click “archived events” at top of webcast centre homepage
  • Scroll down list of folders and click “rehab nursing certification”
  • Scroll down again, this time to the very bottom of the page to see the full list of webcasts and click on a webcast
  • If a login screen pops up, press cancel
  • Click on the Windows Media icon and press cancel on the login screen if it pops up again. The webcast should now load and run.

2 – Rehabilitation Nursing Competencies and Bibliography / CNA Certification Program

Click here for Rehab Nursing Competencies on the CNA site

For more information on application for the Certification exam in Rehabilitation Nursing, go to the CNA website


Courses and Resources:

Accredited Sexual Health Rehabilitation Education Available Online!

Sexual Health Rehabilitation

Developed by the British Columbia Institute of Technology in partnership with the BC Centre for Sexual Medicine, Vancouver Coastal Health and the University of British Columbia, this new and exciting course takes a comprehensive look at the causes and impacts of sexual health dysfunction resulting from injury and chronic illness or disease. Funded by a grant from the Rich Hansen Institute, this curriculum sheds light on a delicate topic that many health professionals lack experience and comfort with.

This course is self-paced, available online and is the introductory course in a planned sexual health rehabilitation certification. The second course will be available online beginning April 2013.

Resource for persons with spinal cord injury and their families/caregivers

SCI-U is a series of 10 multimedia courses about learning to live with spinal cord injury. The courses have been designed to give you the information you need to live a healthy, active life. They were developed by people who live with SCI, in collaboration with researchers and clinicians. (from SCI-U webpage)