Each year, the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) gives one health-care facility the Employer Recognition Award for exemplary, sustained support of the CNA Certification Program and CNA-certified registered nurses (RNs). To be eligible for the award, employers must
be nominated by a current CNA-certified RN or certification candidate;
be nominated by a group of CNA-certified RNs and/or candidates with the same employer; or
Nominees for the Employer Recognition Award are also considered for honourable mention as well as for the Innovation Award.
Why submit a nomination?
The award allows employers to be publicly recognized for supporting their nurses and CNA certification.
In addition to the recognition the award brings to employers — in journals (such as Canadian Nurse), in nursing conference materials and on the CNA website — award-winning employers also receive the following:
For the Employer Recognition Award winner:
A framed certificate
Two CNA registrations redeemable toward the 2015 application for initial or renewal certification
For honourable mention and Innovation Award winners:
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