Education within the CAET promotes and facilitates a culture of life-long learning in the pursuit of excellence in Enterostomal Therapy Nursing practice.

Research is an important tool for the continual development of a relevant body of knowledge in Enterostomal Therapy Nursing. It generates information from investigations which help define the unique role of Enterostomal Therapy Nursing as a profession. Research has a tremendous influence on current and future Enterostomal Therapy Nursing practice, thus rendering it an essential component of the educational process.To make good decisions you need to be evidence informed. Research helps you find the information you need. It provides an evidence base for best practices and a forum for the exchange of information regarding teaching and learning and knowledge translation into the clinical setting.


Ongoing opportunities for discussion and education to reinforce the importance of best practices and the implementation of the best practice recommendations must consider how the implementation, and its impact, will be monitored and evaluated.

The CAET Academy is owned and operated by the Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy. It offers specialized education in wound, ostomy and continence care to train Enterostomal Therapy Nurses(E.T) as well as advanced courses. Continuing education is also available for all levels of nursing, and allied professionals through the Knolwedge to Practice ( K2P) Programs.

Consider breaking down “Academy” to these links:

  1. Become an Entersostomal Therapy Nurse (ETN)
  2. Advanced Professional Development for ETNs, Allied Health Professionals
  3. Wound, Ostomy, Continence courses for RNs, LPNs, Allied Health Professionals

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