Representing Canadian Neuroscience Nurses
WHAT CANN DOES
The Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (CANN) achieves its mission statement through the direct and indirect education of nurses working with people with or at risk of neurological disorders regardless of their nursing care setting.
CANN is an active member association of the Canadian Network of Nursing Specialties, the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), the World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses (WFNN), and is recognized as a specialty practice group with provincial regulatory bodies. CANN members take position on healthcare policies, current events and sociopolitical issues impacting neuroscience nursing and Canadian neuroscience patient communities
As a CNA specialty group, CANN is responsible for the development of Standards of Practice for Neuroscience Nursing in Canada. For many years, CANN published the Canadian Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, and Axon/Axone before that.
NEUROSCIENCE NURSES CERTIFICATION
The Canadian certification credential for the neuroscience nurse is CNN(C). It is an important indicator to patients, employers, the public, and professional licensing bodies that the certified nurse is qualified, competent and current in neuroscience nursing and has met rigorous requirements to achieve this expert credential.