About US

Welcome to the Website of the Caribbean American Nurses Association, Inc.


The Caribbean American Nurses Association (CANA) was conceptualized on April 19, 1979 by a group of nurses from Jamaica and became incorporated on October 4, 1994. Today the organization is comprised of nurses from various Caribbean islands as well as Central and South America - namely: Antigua, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Carriacou & Petit Martinique, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, St. Kitts- Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. The leadership of CANA encompasses highly skilled nurses in different aspects of healthcare.


CANA’s values are rooted in respect and support for individuality, lifelong learning, professional growth and willingness to succeed and embrace change.