Canadian Nurses Association

Annual membership

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is the national professional voice of nurses and offers many member benefits. CNA membership is optional and can be purchased directly from CNA.

ARNM members can save on CNA memberships! Click here to learn more.

Review the CNA membership categories below to see what's included in each one. CNA fees are prorated throughout the year, and can be found on CNA's website.


Please don't hesitate to contact us at 204-992-1520 or Answers to many questions can be found on our FAQs page.

If you have specific questions about CNA membership, visit their website at or contact them at or 1-800-361-8404, ext. 262.

CNA Membership Categories

To purchase a CNA membership, visit 

Accelerate your leadership journey with the entire suite of CNA benefits available to Premium Members. In addition to the General Member benefits, you’ll receive free access to the Nursing Leadership online journal, and be able to join a community of leadership practice of your choice, attend the Global Changemakers Speakers Series, and secure eligibility to be nominated for the flagship, merit-based, Canadian Academy of Nursing Fellowship program.

Your member benefits:

*Eligibility criteria may apply. The month after purchasing Premium membership you will need to go to the CNA portal and select your Community of Leadership Practice.

    Stay current in your nursing profession, enjoy access to the Canadian Nurse online journal, get involved in discussions to contribute to the voices of nurses, and influence CNA’s work. You’ll also receive exclusive access to CNA’s affinity partnership program, ProQuest Ebook Central, and discounts on the CNA Certification Program. General Members also receive 25% off the following Longwoods journals: Nursing Leadership, Healthcare Policy, Healthcare Quarterly, World Health & Population and Healthcare Papers.

    Your member benefits:

    *Eligibility criteria may apply.

      Continue to support your profession and have an opportunity to give back after you retire. You’ll be able to stay connected with us, provide feedback on our work, and continue to access many General Member benefits.

      Your member benefits:

      *Eligibility criteria may apply.

        Expand your nursing knowledge and build on your nursing networks with exclusive access to content and discussions that will shape your future in the nursing profession. Plus, you’ll enjoy access to many General Member benefits.

        Your member benefits:

        *Eligibility criteria may apply.

          CNA Certification

          CNA certification is a nationally recognized nursing specialty credential for nurses. It is a voluntary credential for nurses who meet specific nursing practice, continuous learning and testing requirements. Join the growing network of more than 18,000 CNA-certified nurses, including more than 800 Manitoba nurses, at the leading edge of health care and gain specialized knowledge and skills in one of 20 nursing specialties.

          As a certified nurse you are…

          • Recognized nationally for your specialty nursing practice excellence.
          • Valued by many employers because your certification demonstrates specialized knowledge.
          • Recognized for your clear commitment to lifelong learning.
          • Viewed as having enhanced professional credibility by showing you Care to Be the Best!