January 24, 1978 saw the birth of the Canadian Orthopaedic Nurses Association (CONA), an organization of nurses and allied health professionals who perceived orthopaedic nursing as a distinct specialty requiring advanced knowledge and clinical skills. Within months, the fledgling association held its first national conference and in September 1979 published the first edition of the CONA Journal. By 1986, the membership base of CONA extended nationwide.
Our association currently has chapter representation in the field of orthopaedic nursing in many locations across Canada. Our members are dedicated orthopaedic nurses as well as other designations within the orthopaedic world. We encourage everyone in the field of orthopaedics to visit the rest of our website pages to learn more about us. Once you have seen who we are and what we do, we invite you to join us!