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Learning Module: De-stigmatizing Practices and Mental Illness

Health-care professionals’ responsibility for the care and safety of clients includes advocating on their behalf. Make a difference for those living with mental health challenges by learning how to respond to stigmatizing practices in your workplace. While learning about mental illness from a patient’s perspective, this module will help you examine your own beliefs and behaviours with the engagement and support of other health-care providers (in English only).


Primary Care Toolkit

CNA’s Primary Care Toolkit is a resource for registered nurses and nurse practitioners who are building collaborative teams in primary care settings such as family practices and walk-in clinics.


Communities of Practice

A community of practice is a group of practitioners who share a common interest in a specific area of competence and are willing to work together” (Clemmons Rumizen, 2002).

Communities of practice bring groups of individual subscribers together to network and seek peer and expert advice and opinions.


Social Determinants of Health e-Learning Course

This e-learning resource is designed for nurses who work with individuals, families and communities that are vulnerable to health inequities. Using evidence-based information and reflective practice questions, each module will help registered nurses and nurse practitioners optimize their role and integrate a social determinants lens into their practice. Nursing students or others with an interest in social determinants will also find the course informative.


Improve Your Practice Environment

The goal of this action guide is to help nurses create and maintain quality practice environments that maximize outcomes for clients, nurses, teams, organizations and systems. Find out what defines a quality practice environment, how to assess your own practice environment, how to initiate change, and read examples of simple solutions that can make a measurable difference.


Clinical Guideline Development

Today, nurses are expected to base their practice on sound evidence and research. Guidelines provide a framework for the implementation of evidence-based care, and this learning exercise helps you learn more about guidelines and how they can benefit patients. You will discover how guidelines are developed and how evidence and recommendations are graded.


Evidence-based practice

Patients depend on nurses to do the best on their behalf. As part of their professional accountability, nurses must continually examine the best way to deliver care.



The new e-Lexicon, which employs a user-friendly search engine, contains translations for terms, expressions, sentences and paragraphs that are common to the nursing and the health field in general.



Webinars of interest.

CNA code of ethics apps

Our new app is loaded with features that will make CNA’s Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses come alive on your mobile device. Simple one tap navigation, easy searches to find what you want, and a notes feature to add your own observations. Check out the app now. On sale at Google Play, BlackBerry App World and iTunes.


Teaching Health Information Science for Health-care Instructors

Health information science is part of health care. Today, the use of technology by nursing students is relevant in all parts of their communication. How can we better prepare health-care students to face these various technology challenges? How can we increase their competency for health-care technology in their specific fields?