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.

Certification Update

The second 2018 Certification application period opened on June 1st and will be closing as of September 10th, 2018 for the certification exam writing period.

The Exam writing period will take place from November 1st till Nov. 15th, 2018. Renewal application is ongoing till November 1st, 2018.

FREE Prep course!

There is no cost for this course; It is offered to both Canadian and International nurses with the intent of providing an online learning experience. The Course is self-paced and designed to help you study and pass the neuroscience certification exam. Visit our blog for more information!

Thank you Nova Scotia Chapter and Planning Committee Members for showing us "On the East Coast We CANN!"

Visit the Annual Scientific Sessions Page

View the conference program and abstracts.

Conference Presentations will be available to CANN Members Here

The 49th Annual General Meeting was live streamed via Facebook and is available to view the recording on our public 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"

Link to Purchase

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.


  • Canadian Network of Nursing Specialties

    August 2, 2018

    CANN members can access CNA -Canadian Network of Nursing Specialties information here, from the Professional Practice Menu tab.

  • Studying for CNA Neuroscience Certification Exam?

    July 12, 2018

    Next Course Registration and Start Date is: July 16th 2018 Contact Martine or Janice for more information- click the blog title

  • Run for Research in Halifax!

    June 13, 2018

    There is a Run for Research on Tuesday morning, June 26th in Halifax Nova Scotia! Each runner or walker will be expected to contribute at least $20 for his or her participation. People who choose not to run or walk will be encouraged to donate money to the runners and walkers. Eastern and Western participants will deposit their raised funds into their respective provincial boxes to encourage a competition between the two sides of the country.

  • Neuro XXceptional – celebrating women in science and medicine.

    May 21, 2018

    The Neuro has created a year-long video series - Neuro XXceptional – celebrating women in science and medicine. The newest video features Jessica Dumoulin, an ICU Assistant Nurse Manager.

  • International Council of Nurses seek feedback on recommendations to World Health Organization policy on Non-Communicable Diseases

    April 11, 2018

    On behalf of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and CNA, we are pleased to advise that the World Health Organization Commission on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will be releasing its draft report for public consultation in the coming days and encourage all our members to participate. We highly encourage you to contribute to this web-based public consultation which will be open from April 16 to 26, 2018.

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