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What is Canadian Nurses Association

Innovations in the Design and Application of Alternative Digital Credentials
The Canadian Nurses Association or CNA is a bilingual national professional association representing over 135, 000 nurses in Canada. CNA is an integral player in the evolution and advancement of Canada’s publicly funded and not for profit healthcare system.
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A Case Study in Micro-Learning and Alternate Credentials Before Their Time: Cardiac Care on the Web
Bettina Brockerhoff-Macdonald (Laurentian University, Canada) and Lorraine Mary Carter (McMaster University, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7697-7.ch001
In this chapter, the journey of how the Cardiac Care on the Web online program came to be will be described, along with how the guiding principles framing the program development and delivery, as applied more than 20 years ago, still hold relevance today. Furthermore, how the program's micro-credential status has been sustained and has paved the way for micro-certifications at Laurentian University today will be discussed. Finally, this case study offers the authors the chance to review past and present literature and to reflect on next steps for Cardiac Care on the Web given the present emergence of micro-credentials in digital format.
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