Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Professional Development Courses

The Centre for Professional Development provides a variety of innovative programs, courses and institutes to advance your skills, enhance your knowledge, and move your career forward in an exciting, clinical leadership role.

Current Courses

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Exam Prep Courses | Grad Level Courses

April 10 – 12, 2015

Managing Urgent/Emergent Clinical Problems: A Course for Nurse Practitioners

This intensive course will focus on the management of urgent/emergent clinical problems that may be encountered by Nurse Practitioners working in acute care. An interactive and case based approach will be utilized to review acute clinical problems with a focus on critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills.

April 20–June 5, 2015

Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning in Primary Health Care: A Review for Nurse Practitioners

This 7-week online course (April 20–June 5, 2015) for NPs offers a focused review of advanced nursing practice utilizing the Canadian Nurse Practitioner Core Competency Framework (Canadian Nurses Association, 2010) as the underlying framework. A particular emphasis will be placed on the advanced clinical reasoning and decision‐making skills required to accurately assess and diagnose clients typically seen in a primary health care setting across the lifespan.

April 25, 2015

Review of Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

This one-day course will review health assessment using a systems approach and will include how to do a head to toe assessment. Participants will practice focused health assessments in a simulation laboratory. This course will provide a refresher on health assessment for practicing registered nurses or nurse practitioner students or nurse practitioners who wish to review and build upon their health assessment skills.

May 7, 2015

Evidence Based Tools for Developmental – Behavioural Screening and Surveillance in Children

Learn how to use the Parents’ Evaluation of Development Status (PEDS), Developmental Milestones (DM) and Assessment Level (AL) for Neonatal Intensive Care Graduates in Your Practice.

Date to be determined

End of Life Care in Critical Care Nursing – A Simulation Course on Communicating with Families

This one day innovative simulation course will focus on developing expertise in communication with families including concepts on communication, decision making and mitigating conflict; as well as strategies for facilitating discussion with family.

October 28-30, 2015

Pain Interprofessional Curriculum Design Workshop

A unique interactive opportunity for academic faculty and teams to understand and apply the essential strategies and components in the design, implementation, evaluation and sustainability of an interprofessional pain curriculum for health professional students.

Fall 2015

National Institute on Nursing Informatics

This 3-day institute will focus on key issues and challenges related to informatics in practice, administration, research and education. The program will be of particular interest to nurses currently working in informatics; nurse leaders who wish to broaden their knowledge and understanding of health informatics; nurse educators who are responsible for the integration of informatics into entry level nursing; as well as nurses considering a future career in informatics.

Winter 2016

Institute on Advancing Pain Assessment and Management

This highly specialized institute will have broad applicability for practitioners working in a variety of practice settings and with diverse populations.

Winter 2016

PeriAnaesthesia Review Course

The course will review essential competencies in the care of this unique patient population at each phase of their journey through the perianaesthetic experience.

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