Live well - Die well - Nurse well

In Memorandum of Marie Marques

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Marie Marques was a registered nurse for over 27 years and was well known for her knowledge, advocacy, determination, passion and wisdom. She is missed by the Canadian Nurses Association as she was instrumental as the program lead for the CNA credentialing centre. She was kind and compassionate. She worked tirelessly to support specialized nursing certification. Respected by all who knew her, Marie was readily available to offer support to specialized nursing associations and facilitated national networking opportunities. Marie is a role model for what one person can do for nursing leadership and professional practice.  Thank you Marie for your contribution to the world of nursing and continual growth. CPCNA offers gratitude for the opportunity to have known and worked with Marie. As an organization we offer condolences to Marie’s family and friends. She will be truly missed.



2022 CPCNA Leadership Award

The CPCNA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Cheri Purpur RN, CHPCN(C) from Alberta is the recipient of the CPCNA 2022 Leadership Award! 

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CPCNA 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award

The CPCNA Board of Directors is pleased to announce Julia Johnston RN-EC, BScN, MN, NP CHPCN(C) from Ontario as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award! 

What's Happening

August 8th: September Webinar posted and open for registration. Date changed from September 14th to September 8th.

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"How people die lives in the memories of those who live on."


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Benefits of Membership

  • keep current on what is happening in palliative care in Canada

  • access members only privileges

  • attend CPCNA conferences at a discount rate

  • access to select past webinars on your schedule ( up to 90 days after the event)

  • enjoy the rewards of professional growth and development as you network with palliative care nurses from across Canada

  • help ensure equitable, quality access to palliative care

  • strengthen the competence and confidence of all nurses to integrate a palliative approach and/or provide specialized palliative care through education and advocacy

  • serve on committees to develop national palliative care standards and competencies;

  • help with certification and specialization

  • contribute to research in the field of palliative care and palliative care nursing

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