Welcome to CANN

The Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (CANN) sets standards of practice and promotes continuing professional education and research. Members collaborate with individuals, families, interdisciplinary teams and communities to prevent illness and to improve health outcomes for people with, or at risk for, neurological disorders.

National Nursing Certification Day is March 19th!

Congratulations to all my CANN colleagues who are certified in Neuroscience Nursing and for those who hold additional Specialty Certification. Monday March 19 is National Nursing Certification day.
CANN was the inaugural Nursing Specialty to become Certified and we can not forget our colleagues who led this charge and put Neuroscience Nursing on the Certifcation map in 1991. Thank you.
For colleagues embarking on the Certification process, thank you for embracing the challenge of Certification. Reach out to your Neuro colleagues and CANN for support. Know you are not alone in this endeavor.
I commend all of you for your committment to Neuroscience nursing. Your patients, their families and your colleagues will benefit from your expertise and example. Be proud of who you are and for those you inspire.

Jodi Dusik Sharpe RN BN CNNC
President, CANN

Registration is now Open!

Visit the Annual Scientific Sessions Page

For the 2018 CANN AGM and Scientific Sessions, the Nova Scotia Chapter of CANN is proud to invite all CANN members and professionals to experience the fresh sea air, vibrant culture, and upbeat night life of Halifax, Nova Scotia!

The conference will take place at the Atlantica Hotel Halifax that is close to downtown and local shopping streets with their respective historic attractions and exceptional culinary experiences. All neuroscience nurses and health care professionals are encouraged to contribute to the scientific program.

Hotel Reservation information can be found on the Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions page

The 2017 AGM was recorded live and is available for viewing on our Facebook page

Renewal must be completed online prior to April 30th each year for continued access to the Member's only web content

Members please renew online before April 30th! New memberships purchased February 15th to April 30th will include the upcoming membership year (May 1 to April 30)
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Link to purchase text book "Navigating Neuroscience Nursing: A Canadian Perspective"

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History of Neurosurgery Nursing in Halifax (1947 -1997) the first 50 years

Bienvenue à ACIIN

L’Association canadienne des infirmières et infirmiers en neurosciences (ACIIN) établit les standards de pratique de la profession et fait la promotion de l’éducation permanente et de la recherche. Les membres collaborent avec les individus, les familles, les équipes multidisciplinaires et la communauté en général dans le but de prévenir les maladies neurologiques et d’améliorer la santé des gens qui en sont atteints ou qui sont à risque d’en souffrir.


  • National Nursing Certification Day is March 19th!

    March 18, 2018

    Click the blog title to read Jodi's Message

  • Registration is now Open! CANN 49th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions

    March 15, 2018

    Join us June 24-27th 2018 at the Atlantica Hotel Halifax 1980 Robie Street Halifax, NS Click the Blog title for more information

  • 3rd Call for Abstracts 2018 CANN Conference

    January 21, 2018

    Special consideration: The Scientific Committee is seeking submissions on the topic of brain tumours. DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: FEBRUARY 16, 2018. 1. FEBRUARY 16, 2018- All abstracts must be received by this date. If the Brain Tumor Foundation award or Medtronic award is being sought, this must be noted at the time of abstract submission. 2. ***There will be a $50 credit towards registration, rewarded to the successful abstract candidate with this deadline only***

  • 2018 HCP Professional Development Grants

    January 11, 2018

    Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is dedicated to supporting Canadian health care professionals who work in the area of neuro-oncology and neuroscience that care for people affected by a brain tumour. The 2018 HCP - Professional Development Grants allows 2 health care providers the opportunity to attend an event to enhance their role in working with the brain tumour community.

  • CNA Certification in Neuroscience Nursing CNN(c) Exam Preparation Course 2018

    January 8, 2018

    The 2018 Neuroscience Nursing Exam Preparation online course opens January 7th 2018 and will be offered to all nurses across Canada who are registered to write the neuroscience Nursing certification exam. This 12 week course is designed to prepare participants to successfully write and pass the Neuroscience Nursing Certification Exam. There is no cost for the exam review course.

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