Member Benefits

CFMHN's national body empowers psychiatric and mental health (PMH) nursing professionals as they pursue positive outcomes for themselves and for clients. The Federation speaks for and acts upon the industry's shared concerns, uniting the profession, and assuring five broad member benefits:

  1. Input to national standards for PMH, set, maintained, and regularly updated in co-operation with CNA
  2. Educational opportunities at regional and national Federation events and at PMH nursing conferences in Canada where members enjoy reduced fees
  3. Professional networking opportunities, through the Federation's meetings, newsletters, interactive website, and direct contact with other members in the national directory
  4. Past recognition initiatives involved sponsorship of a PMH Nursing Excellence Award and, working with consumers groups, the "Courage to Reach Beyond Award" for Canadians overcoming the consequences of mental illness
  5. An international voice through the group's networking with organizations provincially, nationally, and internationally.


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Membership Types

Regular Membership

Any person who holds current Registered Nurse licensor, Registered Psychiatric Nurse licensor in a Canadian province or territory is eligible.  

Associate Membership

For any person who is not eligible for Regular membership (eg. Graduate nurses, non‐ practicing nurses, nurses from other countries, register practical nurses or equivalent)  

Student Membership  

Student members must be registered in a recognized educational facility in an undergraduate nursing program and provide documentation of such.

CNA  Certification Program 

Join the growing network of more than 18,000 CNA-certified RNs at the leading edge of health care.

Being CNA certified shows that you’re committed to an advanced standard of professional competence and have a comprehensive understanding of your nursing specialty.

Become CNA certified! Show that you Care to Be the Best.