Learners may take the courses in any sequence and will earn a certificate by completing all three courses over a 2-year period.
Palliative Care 1: Approach to Care and Communication Skills
This 6-week online course is the foundational course in the certificate and focuses on the role of the nurse practitioner in applying a palliative approach to care within any practice […]
Palliative Care 2: Complex Symptom Management
This 6-week online course focuses on complex symptom management for clients with progressive disease. Participants will review health assessment including appropriate use of screening and diagnostics tools to gather information […]
Palliative Care 3: End of Life Care Management
This 6-week online course focuses on end of life care for clients with progressive disease. Participants will explore “what changes” with conversations and symptom assessment & management nearing end of […]
This certificate consists of 3 courses, each 6-weeks in duration and delivered through the University of Toronto’s learning management system (Quercus).
- Courses are primarily self-paced; however participants are required to engage in discussions and submit activities/assignments within identified timelines.
- Each course will host a 1 or 2 LIVE (via Zoom) session for faculty & participants to engage with one another in a group discussion (alternative option is also available for this activity for those unable to attend).
- Participants can expect to allocate ~6 hours per week to complete the required components of the course. The time spent on any one module will vary from student to student based on your learning needs and style of learning.
- Each course utilizes a similar format and teaching methods. On a weekly basis, participants will view an e-learning module, read required readings, and actively engage with the course material by participating in various learning activities. The emphasis of learning activities and assignments is on the notion of application of theory to practice and critical reflection.
What Others Have Said
Feel it should be key foundational learning for all NPs and RNs, within their initial training programs; helps to better orientate care, and care discussions with clients, and their families when faced with life limiting illnesses.
This course has really opened my eyes to the world of a palliative approach, and palliative care. Very well done
Excellent. Content, duration great, clinically relevant and easy to apply to everyday work
I appreciated that enthusiasm that all course faculty brought to the course and the material, and their support of the students. Thank you.
I found the Certificate in Palliative Care for Nurse Practitioners: Core Competencies for NP Practice to be challenging and has greatly improved my knowledge and understanding of NP practice in palliative care.