Title: CNA Gerontology (GNC) (C) Certification Exam Study Group – Central Okanagan
Date: Tuesday Evenings – weekly – beginning January 8th, 2013 and running until March 26th, 2013
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Place: UBC/Interior Health Clinical Academic Building (CAC) Room 237 (unless otherwise specified)
Contact name for details and registration: Mary Kjorven, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Specialized Geriatric Program, Central Okanagan, Interior Health
Telephone: 250-862-4300 begin_of_the_skype_highlightin
The Canadian Nurses Association recognized Gerontology as a specialty and the first Certification exam was written in 1999. This certified credential is an important indicator to patients, employers, the public and Professional Licensing bodies that the certified nurse is qualified, competent and current in a nursing specialty/area of nursing practice( CNA,2009).
Contact your chapter to see if there is a certification study group in your area,to help prepare for the exam. Working with a group makes it easier to study and challenge questions amongst the group
By achieving certification, you’ll commit to a national standard of professional competence that demonstrates your understanding of your area of nursing practice (CNA,2009).
This certification is valid for 5 years, at which timeone must re-certify by writing the exam again OR by meeting the required numbers of hours and type of continuous learning activity. If you are interested in achieving certification follow this link: