Continuing Education

Click here to contact the CFPNA Education Chair to post education/certificate programs in your area.

De-Stigmatizing Practices and Mental Illness:  Nurses Working Together to Support Mental Health and Well-Being

  • The program is now open. Nurses can take this training at any time. Click here for information about the program

Family Practice Nursing Program:  Nova Scotia Health, Nova Scotia

  • The Family Practice Nurse Education Program (FPNEP), provided by the Registered Nurses Development Centre (RNPDC), is a comprehensive education program designed to prepare registered nurses to work in primary health care settings. The FPNEP utilizes a competency-based methodology to achieve performance-based certification.  It utilizes a conceptual learning approach that organizes knowledge and skills into concepts that are illustrated using real-life patient situations. The program’s active, learner-centered approach fosters critical thinking and a deeper understanding of clinical knowledge by building on previous knowledge. In turn, learners are better prepared to meet the dynamic and complex needs of patients in family practice settings.  Upon program completion, graduates can apply all concepts to various patient populations in a variety of primary health care settings.


       For more information, visit the RNPDC website at  or contact the RNPDC at .


Family Practice/Primary Care Specialized Nursing Program:  George Brown College, Ontario

  • The Family Practice Nursing certificate program prepares the RN to provide comprehensive care to individuals and families across the lifespan within family health team/primary care contexts and settings.

  • The knowledge and skills through this program will help ensure that RNs have the competencies needed to practice to full scope and participate fully as contributing members of interprofessional collaborative family health/primary care teams across Ontario and Canada.

  • For more information on the Registered Nurse – Family Practice Nursing (Postgraduate) program, contact Sheilagh Callahan, Program Co-ordinator, at 416-415-5000, ext. 3017. E-mail or


RESPTrec-Asthma and COPD

  • The Lung Associations of Manitoba and Saskatchewan have created a professional development program to teach health care professionals to better educate people with asthma and COPD and offers courses all across Canada.

  • RESPTrec© (the Respiratory Training and Educator Course) will give health care professionals the latest information and training in asthma and COPD care. The Course content is based on the most recent Canadian evidence-based Guidelines. At the same time, the programs give Health Professionals the tools with which they can better teach their patients how to improve their asthma and COPD self-management skills.

  • By emphasizing patient self-management of lung disease, the ultimate goal of the Training and Educator Course is to improve the quality of care asthma and COPD patients receive and improve their quality of life. In addition, it will give health professionals the knowledge and skills to better educate their patients or clients.

  • The Education, Asthma and COPD modules prepare health care professionals to challenge the national Certified Asthma and Respiratory Educator examinations administered by the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care (

  • The development and content for the courses have been guided by clinical experts, Canadian guidelines committee members, respiratory educators, education consultants, researchers and individuals representing various health care professions.

  • Click here for more information or to register for a RESPTrec course in an area near you.



NOTE: Posting of programs is done in the best interest of its membership.

            CFPNA will not assume responsibility for concerns with individual program management.

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