Membership

Membership Types

All persons who provide palliative care either as a part of their daily practice or as their primary practice are welcome to join CPCNA. While being a nursing association, we also recognize the value in collaboration and shared perspectives that can enhance personal and professional growth and development. 

The membership year is from January 1 to December 31 annually.

  • You will need your nursing license number and CNA certification number (if applicable) to complete the application

  • Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

 

 

 

 

 

The types of annual membership available are:

Full Nurse Membership ($100)- plus processing fees- total $103.30 ):

  • Open to all nurses

    • licensed practical nurses/registered practical nurses​ (LPN/RPN)

    • registered nurses (RN)

    • nurse practitioners (NP)

  • Provides access to select monthly CPCNA webinars for free

  • Provides access to 'Members Only' page

  • Allows for participation in and leadership on committees of the organization

  • Allows voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting and Special Meetings

  • Access to CNA discounts for certification or recertification with CNA

Non-Practicing Nurse Membership ($50)- (plus processing fees- total $51.75):

  • Open to all retired nurses (LPN/RPN, RN, NP) who are retired/not active in practice for other reasons

  • Provides access to select monthly CPCNA webinars for free

  • Provides access to 'Members Only' page

  • Allows for participation in committees of the organization

  • Is a non-voting membership

Student Membership ($25)- (plus processing fees- total $26.25):

  • Open to students enrolled in the following entry to practice programs:

    • licensed practical nurses (LPN)

    • registered practical nurses (RPN)

    • registered nurses (RN)

  • Provides access to select monthly CPCNA webinars for free

  • Provides opportunities to participate on select committees

  • Is  a non-voting membership

 

Benefits of Membership

Be a member of the CPCNA and:

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

  • enjoy the member areas of the website;

  • register free for select CPCNA webinars; 

  • attend CPCNA conferences at a discount rate;

  • receive a discount with CNA for certification and recertification; and

  • Access to select past webinars to view at your convenience (up to 90 days after an event)

But more importantly: 

  • 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.

Join CPCNA and find your professional home and a place to grow and contribute.

Live well - Die well - Nurse well