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Certification Nursing Practice Specialties

CNA offers RN certification in 20 nursing practice specialties. Once certified, you can proudly use the credentials associated with your specialty after your name.

Cardiovascular — CCN(C) ®
Community Health — CCHN(C) ®
Critical Care — CNCC(C) ®
Critical Care Pediatric — CNCCP(C) ®
Emergency — ENC(C) ®
Enterostomal Therapy — CETN(C)
Gastroenterology — CGN(C) ®
Gerontological — GNC(C) ®
Hospice Palliative Care — CHPCN(C) ®
Medical-Surgical — CMSN(C) ®
Nephrology — CNeph(C) ®
Neuroscience — CNN(C) ®
Occupational Health — COHN(C) ®
Oncology — CON(C) ®
Orthopaedic — ONC(C) ®
PeriAnesthesia — PANC(C) ®
Perinatal — PNC(C) ®
Perioperative — CPN(C) ®
Psychiatric and Mental Health — CPMHN(C) ®
Rehabilitation — CRN(C) ®

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There is a national association for each specialty, collectively forming part of CNA’s Canadian Network of Nursing Specialties. If you’re not already a member of your specialty association, learn more about how membership will benefit you professionally — especially if you are still considering certification.