The Nurse Continence Advisor (NCA) is an independent practice role with a focus on conservative methods of managing urinary and fecal incontinence. It was established in 1997 as a continuing education certificate program at McMaster University School of Nursing using a self-directed, problem-oriented approach to developing evidence-based practice in continence care. It is the only university-based program for educating nurse continence advisors offered in North American.
The NCA program is currently undergoing a major revision to make the courses more accessible to interested health care providers. Details will be posted shortly.