Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

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Online NCLEX-RN Exam Prep Course (Self Paced) – Designed for Canadian Writers

Self Paced (Available now)
Delivery Format: Online

This online, self-paced NCLEX-RN™ preparation course is designed to build confidence, review relevant content, and provide strategies to prepare candidates for the NCLEX-RN exam.


NP-Primary Health Care: Nurse Practitioner Exam Prep Course

Self Paced (Available now)
Delivery Format: Online

This online, self paced review course will prepare participants to be successful in writing the Canadian Nurse Practitioner Examination (CNPE) Specialty Certificate: Primary Health Care (Family All Ages) exam.


Controlled Drugs and Substances: Essential Management and Prescribing Practices

Self Paced (Available now)
Delivery Format: Online

This course is approved by the College of Nurses of Ontario in meeting the educational requirements for prescribing controlled drugs and substances. It is designed to provide nurse practitioners with the knowledge and skills required for safe, high quality assessment and management of clients who may require the prescription of a Controlled Drug or Substance (CDS). This is an online, fully self-paced course that you may start at any time.


Certificate in Leadership and Management

Delivery Format: Online

The Certificate in Leadership and Management program is an online program specifically designed to meet the needs of those starting their career in or aspiring towards leadership positions in health care. The Certificate is comprised of four 6 week online courses to be successfully completed over a two-year period. All course content is relevant for working in healthcare systems around the world; those living outside of Canada are encouraged to register for the courses and program.

The four courses are:

Course 1: Role, Competencies, and Context Sept 7-Oct 18, 2020
Course 2: Managing People Oct 26-Dec 6, 2020
Course 3: Managing Business Jan-Mar 2021
Course 4: Managing Practice, Quality Care & Operational Performance May-Jun 2021

Certificate in Hospital & Acute Care for Nurse Practitioners

Delivery Format: Online

The Certificate in Hospital & Acute Care for Nurse Practitioners will equip Nurse Practitioners with the knowledge and tools to confidently assess and develop a treatment plan for the acutely ill adult patient.

The four courses are:

Role of the Nurse Practitioner and Care of the Hospitalized Adult 1 Winter 2021
Care of the Hospitalized Adult 2 Sept 28-Nov 22, 2020
Care of the Hospitalized Adult 3 Winter 2021
Care of the Hospitalized Adult 4 Oct 12-Dec 7, 2020

Certificate in Nursing Education for the Practice Setting

Delivery Format: Online

This certificate program has been developed to provide aspiring &/or practicing nursing educators & practice leaders with advanced level education, tools, and skills, to enhance their knowledge and expertise in the provision of clinical education that supports excellence in professional practice. The “Certificate in Nursing Education for the Practice Setting” (Not-for-credit) is comprised of three 10-week on-line courses to be successfully completed over a two-year period. Courses may also be taken as “stand alone” courses.

The three courses are:

Course 1: Nursing Education for the Practice Setting: Theoretical Perspectives and Context Jan 13-Mar 23, 2021
Course 2: Nursing Education for the Practice Setting: Design, Delivery and Facilitation Sept 23-Dec 1, 2020
Course 3: Nursing Education for the Practice Setting: Assessment and Evaluation Jan-Mar 2021

A Palliative Approach to Care for Clients with Progressive and Life-Limiting Illnesses

Sept 14-Oct 26, 2020
6 week course
Delivery Format: Online

Through the development of advanced communication, assessment and complex symptom management skills, explored in this course, health care practitioners may effectively and confidently apply a general palliative care approach to care for adult clients and their families with deteriorating health statuses across all health care settings. This 6-week online course has been designed to provide a comprehensive, evidence-based education experience for Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Practitioners, and other health care professionals for whom palliative care is not the main focus of their clinical practice.


Healthcare Considerations for Gender Diverse Clients Across the Lifespan

Date to be determined
1 day course
Delivery Format: In-Class or Via Live webcast

This one-day workshop will provide an overview of gender development and identity across the lifespan, with a focus on the unique health care considerations for gender diverse and gender expansive individuals. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and work through case based scenarios to enhance their understanding of, and develop an affirming approach to this diverse population.


Advanced Skills for Progressive and Life-Limiting Illness Conversations

Date to be determined
Delivery Format: In-Class

This workshop will focus on developing advanced skills for facilitating conversations associated with progressive and advanced disease transitions. Emphasis will be placed on principles of effective communication and shared decision making, mitigating conflict and managing high emotional states, and strategies for sharing bad news and conducting serious illness conversations. The workshop will address both the perspective of the client and family, and the health care professional.


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

Date to be determined
7 week course
Delivery Format: Online

This online course for Nurse Practitioners and/or nurse practitioner students is a review of advanced health assessment in primary health care. Emphasis will be placed on the clinical reasoning and decision-making skills required to accurately assess and diagnose clients typically seen in a primary health care setting across the lifespan.


Advanced Ostomy Care and Management

Date to be determined
10 week course
Delivery Format: Online

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.


Chronic Disease and Symptom Optimization in the Care of the Older Adult: A Course for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses

Date to be determined
2 day course
Delivery Format: In-Class or Via Live webcast

This two day course, designed by nurse practitioners specialized in the field of geriatric care, is a companion course to Excelling in the Care of the Older Adult. You will further enhance your skill and knowledge in geriatric care, through an in depth focus on special topics such as end of life care, deprescribing, and controlled drug and substance use.


Excelling in the Care of the Older Adult: A Course for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses

Date to be determined
2 day course
Delivery Format: In-Class or Via Live webcast

Expert knowledge and the provision of skilful care for the older adult have become essential components of practice in both acute and primary care. This two day course, designed by nurse practitioners specialized in the field of geriatric care, will increase your confidence and improve the depth and breadth of your knowledge in geriatric care.


Wound Management for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses: A Best Practice Boot Camp on Lower Extremity Ulcers

Date to be determined
2 day course
Delivery Format: In-Class

This interactive two day course will provide Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses with up-to-date practices in wound management, focusing on the management of lower extremity ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers. The course will equip NPs and APNs with the knowledge and skill to effectively assess, diagnose and manage lower extremity wounds. Interactive simulation lab sessions will focus on physical assessment, diagnostic reasoning, selection and use of wound treatments; and advanced wound management techniques.


Pressure Injuries and Complex Surgical Wounds: An Advanced Practice Course

Date to be determined
Delivery Format: In-Class

Based on the latest standards of care, this course will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of pressure injuries and surgical wounds. Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Practice Nurses, and Registered Nurses working with clients at risk or who have pressure injuries will learn advanced technical skills in wound management as well as gain an understanding of the latest technologies in wound healing.


Review of Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

Date to be determined
1 day course
Delivery Format: In-Class

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.


Nurse Practitioner as Most Responsible Provider

Date to be determined
Delivery Format: In-Class or Via Live webcast

This interactive two day course will focus on the current state and role of the Nurse Practitioner (NP) as Most Responsible Provider (MRP). NP leaders from varied settings will address the challenges and opportunities in the implementation the MRP role and strategies for sustainability and evaluation.


21st International Nursing Ethics Conference and 6th International Care Ethics Conference

2021 – Date to be determined
2 day conference
Delivery Format: Conference

The conference theme is “Sustaining Ethical Care through Resistance and Conscientious Commitment” and the conference will feature keynote presentations, plenary panels and abstract presentations.


Writing for Publication: A Course for Novice Authors

Summer 2021
1 day course
Delivery Format: In-Class

Writing for publication is an essential skill to support the dissemination of knowledge and innovation in nursing practice, research and education. This one day course will provide the novice nurse writer with the essential knowledge and tools to author a publication.


OSCE Simulations for Nurse Practitioners – A Preparatory Course

Date to be determined
Delivery Format: Hybrid: Online and 1 day in-class

This course will assist Nurse Practitioners to prepare and build confidence for participation in an OSCE (Objective Standardized Comprehensive Evaluation). Participants will learn how to effectively demonstrate and communicate their ability to conduct a focused history and physical examination, make a diagnosis, and communicate a therapeutic plan of care.

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