Hospice Palliative Care Nursing Certification (CNA)

The Canadian Nursing Association offers Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing. 

As a member of the Canadian Network of Nursing Specialties with the Canadian Nurses Association, CPCNA supports professional development and advocates for equitable access to quality palliative care for all persons in Canada. Certification in Hospice Palliative Care Nursing is one way in which nurses demonstrate expertise in their field of practice., which in turn contributes to the delivery of quality palliative care. 


The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), in collaboration with palliative care nurses from across Canada, developed competencies for Hospice Palliative Care Nursing Practice. These competencies are reviewed and revised every 5 years.  These competencies are used as a guide in the development of the CNA Certification Exam for Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing. 

Here are links to information about certification in Hospice Palliative Care Nursing with CNA:

Here are links to important dates for certification and some general statistics from CNA: