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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February 15 – April 24, 2016

Advanced Ostomy Care and Management

This is a 10 week self-directed online course for healthcare professionals interested in enhancing their knowledge and skill in the application of best practices for ostomy and peristomal skin care.  It is applicable to individuals working in acute, long-term care & community settings. This comprehensive course will assist you to critically analyze complex ostomy care problems and apply unique management techniques required to provide quality care and support to people and families who are living with ostomies.


February 17-19, 2016

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.


March 4, 2016

Get Your Message Across: A Course on Effective Communication & Presentation Skills

This one-day interactive workshop is designed to build confidence and effectiveness in professional communication and presentation skills. Develop your knowledge and skill in the design, delivery and evaluation of presentations that exhibit a credible and clear professional message.


April 2, 2016

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.


April 15-17, 2016

Managing Urgent/Emergent Clinical Problems in Adults: 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 and other settings where clients present with urgent presentations.  An interactive and case based approach will be utilized to review acute clinical problems with an emphasis on critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills.


April 15-17, 2016

Managing Urgent/Emergent Clinical Problems in Children: 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 any setting where paediatric patients present with acute conditions. Topics include: acute change in level of consciousness, heart failure, acute kidney injury, dyspnea, limb pain, abdominal pain, wound/ostomy management, hypotension, management of fluids and electrolytes, and acute pain management.


April 28-29, 2016

Institute on Advancing Chronic Pain Assessment and Management

The institute will have broad applicability for practitioners of all disciplines working in a variety of practice settings and with diverse populations. Participants will learn from leading pain experts about current pain practices and strategies for improving patient assessment, care and clinical outcomes. Specific approaches and procedures will be discussed for patients with acute and/or chronic pain; pain management and addiction.


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.


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.


Winter 2016

The Foundations and Scholarship of Clinical Teaching

This two-day workshop for clinical instructors and nurse educators focuses on theoretical and practical dimensions of clinical teaching from a transformational learning perspective. Key elements of transformative learning theory serve as the foundation for reflective discussion and activities. Participants will have opportunity for interaction and networking with other nurses interested in clinical teaching.

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