Education & Professional Practice


Standards of practice

CANN Standards of Practice were first approved by the Board of Directors in 1983.
The development of these standards was critical to CANN’s recognition by CNA as a specialty group.

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CNA Certification

The Canadian certification credential for the neuroscience nurse is CNN(C). It is an important indicator to patients, employers, the public, and professional licensing bodies that the certified nurse is qualified, competent and current in neuroscience nursing and has met rigorous requirements to achieve this expert credential.

Check out our events listings for CNA Certification prep courses offered!

CNA has extended the deadline to March 31, 2019 for applications to write the certification exam May 1 to 15, 2019!

March 19th is Certified Nurses Day! Wear your CNA pin with pride!


Archived Conference Material

Presentations are accessible to CANN members only. Abstracts, posters, and programs from past Scientific Sessions and Chapter education events are available here.


Online Learning and Courses

"Navigating Neuroscience Nursing: A Canadian Perspective" click image for info to purchase

"Navigating Neuroscience Nursing: A Canadian Perspective" click image for info to purchase


Other Resources/

Partner Groups

Canadian Nurses Association

Canadian Nurses Association

World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses

World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses



Canadian Journal of Neuroscience Nursing (2007 to present)

Axon (to 2007)

CJNN is currently under review and re-fresh as our publication. The last published issue was in the Fall of 2016. CANN members have been surveyed as to their vision of what the Association publication should be, and work is underway at the Board of Directors level to address this.

The views, statements, and opinions expressed in the articles, editorials, and advertisements are those of the authors or advertisers. They do not necessarily represent the views and policies of CANN/ACIIN and the editors and publishers disclaim any responsibility or assumption of liability for these materials. The CJNN is indexed in the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, International Nursing Index (INI) and Nursing Citation Index ISSN #1913-7176.

March 2019 Update

CJNN Edition Coming Soon!


The following Awards and Bursaries may be available through application or nomination. Visit the Awards page for more information

Pauline Weldon Spirit of CANN Award

Jessie Young Certification Bursary

Marlene Reimer Research Award

CANN Abstract Award

CJNN Author’s Award

The following awards are not currently available:

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Excellence in Neuroscience Nursing Award

Medtronic Award

Codman Award