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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Starts April 16, 2014

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

This seven week course for nurse practitioners (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.


May 1 & 2, 2014

Institute on Nursing Ethics – Focusing on Challenges in Everyday Nursing Practice

This dynamic two-day course on nursing ethics led by experts in nursing and clinical ethics will address fundamental concepts and foundations of ethics.


May 3, 2014

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 21, 2014

OSCE Simulations for Nurse Practitioners – A Preparatory Course

This course will help NPs to understand how to prepare and build confidence for participating in OSCE (Objective Standardized Comprehensive Evaluation) as well as other methods of evaluation.


May 27 & 28, 2014

Advances in the Care of the Bariatric Patient

This two day course on the Advances in the Care of the Bariatric Patient will explore the landscape on current issues related to the care of this complex patient population. Participants will be exposed to current evidence and thinking on contributing factors and causes of obesity, approaches to care and intervention, and outcomes.


May 29 & 30, 2014

Policy and Politics: Shaping Health Policy at the Intersection

This dynamic and interactive workshop will focus on ways health professionals can successfully navigate at the intersection of policyand politics. The workshop focus will be on demystifying political situations and processes and suggest strategies to further develop your effectiveness and confidence in the policy arena.


Fall 2014

Advanced Critical Care Competencies through Simulation

This two-day, hands-on course is designed for experienced Critical Care health professionals as an opportunity to advance and challenge their clinical practice knowledge and keep “up-to-date” with rapidly evolving critical care competencies.


Fall 2014

Institute on Advancing Pain Assessment and Management Across the Life Span

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


Fall 2014

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.


Fall 2014

The Foundations and Scholarship of Clinical Teaching

This two-day course for clinical instructors and nurse educators will focus on the scholarship and theoretical understandings related to clinical teaching and learning. We welcome nurses who are either experienced, novice or aspiring clinical teachers of undergraduate nursing students.


Winter 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.

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