Nursing Education 2 Design, Development & Delivery

This 10-week online course focuses on the practical application of theory and evidence on the design, delivery and facilitation of nursing education in the practice setting. 

The course will include:

  • Development of learning needs assessments for individuals and groups
  • Creation of learner-centered goals and objectives
  • Incorporation of diverse approaches and techniques for educational program design and delivery
  • Consideration of practical and operational needs for delivery of educational programs

Course Objectives

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Design a learning needs assessment to explore a specific educational issue
  • Develop appropriate goals and objectives for learners
  • Utilize evidence and theory to develop and deliver clinical education programs
  • Design an educational plan to address a specific learning need in the clinical setting
  • Develop and present an educational tool for use within an identified educational program
  • Describe opportunities and challenges for the design, delivery and facilitation of education in the practice setting


Nurses and health professionals with an interest in nursing education in the practice setting. This course will be of importance to those who have current responsibilities for nursing education and/or professional practice as a component of their roles who wish to enhance their knowledge, as well as, for those considering a role in nursing education as a career opportunity.

Please Note:  This is one of three required courses for the “Certificate in Nursing Education for the Practice Setting”. Learners may take this as an individual course without completing the full certificate requirements; however, if taken as part of the certificate, all three required courses must be completed within a two year period. The other two courses are:

Registration Now Open

Registration closes January 13th, 2025

Course Outline

This is a 10-week online course accessed through the University of Toronto’s Learning Portal – Quercus. It is primarily self-paced; however participants are required to engage in discussions and submit activities/assignments within identified timelines (weekly). It is estimated that up to 8 hours of study per week is required for successful completion.

In each of the 10 weeks, participants are expected to:

  • View an e-learning module
  • Read required readings
  • Participate in the learning activities/assignments

Learning activities and the culminating assignment will provide opportunity for reflection and demonstration of learning. For this course, the learning activities/assignments include:

  • Online discussion activities which provide opportunity for participants to learn from the varied experiences, roles and perspectives of others
  • Up to three LIVE (via Zoom) sessions will take place for faculty & participants to engage with one another in a group discussion (alternative option is also available for these activities for those unable to attend)
  • The submission of written learning activities for peer &/or faculty review & feedback.
  • The submission of one final culminating paper. The written learning activities & feedback from previous weeks will be incorporated into the final graded paper.

Other Courses in this Certificate Program

Nursing Education 1: Theoretical Perspectives and Context

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Nursing Education 3: Assessment and Evaluation

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Colleen McNamee

Professional Practice Leader, Nova Scotia Health Authority
Instructor, Dalhousie University School of Nursing

René Samuda

Clinical Nurse Educator, William Osler Health System Emergency Services Program
Adjunct Lecturer, Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

Registration Information


$870 + HST
$970 + HST
$825 + HST
$825 + HST

Site Groups

A group discount rate is available for site groups of three or more people. For details please contact

Please Note

  • Refund Policy – To withdraw from a course, send a written request to by December 13, 2024. No refunds will be given after this date. All refunds are subject to an administrative fee of $100 + tax. Alternatively, a colleague may attend in your place. Please send your substitution request at least 3 days prior to the course to
  • Registration is limited.
  • Register deadline: January 13, 2025
  • *U of T Nursing Alumni discount is available to BScN, MN, PMNP Diploma, MScN or PhD graduates of the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
  • **U of T Nursing Faculty discount is available to individuals with a faculty position, adjunct or status appointment, or are a Clinical Instructor (current academic year only) at the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
  • Student in U of T Faculty of Nursing​​ discount is available to individuals currently registered in the BScN, MN, PMNP or PhD programs at the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.
  • Applicable taxes (13% HST) will be added to the registration fees.
  • Course Cancellation Policy – The Centre for Professional Development reserves the right to cancel courses due to circumstances. The decision to cancel a course is normally made 15 days prior to the course. If you are enrolled in a course which is subsequently cancelled, you may apply your fee to another course, or receive a full refund. The Centre is not responsible for any travel or other expenses incurred by you.

Financial Assistance

OSAP for Micro-credentials

The Ontario Student Assistance Program now offers funding for micro-credentials (short training programs offered by post-secondary institutions), including a number of courses offered by the Centre for Professional Development. This funding initiative is part of Ontario’s micro-credentials strategy, helping learners access more opportunities to train or upskill for in-demand jobs through loans and grants.

OSAP for Micro-credentials is available for eligible students taking a ministry-approved micro-credential that is less than 12 weeks. 

To be eligible for OSAP for Micro-credentials, a student must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or a protected person; and, be a resident of Ontario.  

Ontario residency requirements for the purposes of OSAP for Micro-credentials are consistent with Full-Time OSAP residency criteria. 

Students may be ineligible for the following reasons:

  • they do not meet the Ontario residency requirement 
  • their family income threshold is above the income threshold to qualify for funding (i.e., $80,000 for a family of one person; $100,000 for a family of two or more people) 
  • they are restricted from OSAP for Micro-credentials (e.g., have defaulted on a previous OSAP loan, they have a failed credit check on file, they have a bursary overpayment)

Step 1: Confirm that the University of Toronto micro-credential course you want to take is OSAP-approved.

Step 2: Log in to your OSAP account. If this is your first time applying, you will need to create an OSAP account. 

Step 3: From the options listed, select and complete the OSAP for Micro-credentials Application. You can only receive OSAP for Micro-credentials funding for one course at a time.

Step 4: Once you have completed your application, you will receive communication through your OSAP account, which will guide you in completing a supplementary form on the Service Portal. 

The form requires the following information: 

  • Full Name 
  • Date of Birth 
  • Name of Program 
  • Program Study Period – start and end dates 

This must be completed by the end of the study period. 

Step 5: Your division will confirm the information that you have submitted is correct and confirm your registration status. 

Step 6: The University Registrar’s Office will update the OSAP for Micro-credentials Application with the information provided by both you and your division and process your confirmation of enrolment.

Step 7: If you have not already done so, enrol and pay for the micro-credential course you would like to take.

Note: you must be registered in an OSAP approved micro-credential program before OSAP funding will be issued/released. 

Contact Us

Centre for Professional Development
Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
University of Toronto
155 College Street, Suite 130
Toronto, ON, Canada
M5T 1P8