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Certificate in Point-of-Care Clinical Leadership in Long-Term Care

Delivery Format: Online

This certificate has been designed to provide point-of-care/front-line nurses (RNs & RPNs) working in Long-Term Care facilities and similar practice environments with the foundational knowledge and skills required by Point-of-Care clinical leaders.

The three courses are:

Course 1: Point-of-Care Clinical Leadership in the Context of Long-Term Care Jan 30 – Mar 12, 2023
Course 2: Point-of-Care Clinical Leadership for Working With & Leading Long-Term Care Teams Winter 2023
Course 3: Point-of-Care Clinical Leadership for Managing Quality Care & Operations in Long-Term Care Spring 2023

Certificate in Mental Health and Addictions for Nurse Practitioners

Delivery Format: Online

The Certificate in Mental Health and Addictions for Nurse Practitioners builds upon the foundational knowledge acquired through entry to practice education and the acquisition of entry-to-practice competencies.

The four courses are:

Mental Health 1 for Nurse Practitioners Fall 2023
Mental Health 2 for Nurse Practitioners Spring 2023
Mental Health 3 for Nurse Practitioners Spring 2023
Mental Health 4 for Nurse Practitioners Fall 2023

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 2023
Care of the Hospitalized Adult 2 Sept 26 – Nov 20, 2022
Care of the Hospitalized Adult 3 Winter 2023
Care of the Hospitalized Adult 4 Sept 26 – Nov 20, 2022

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.

The four courses are:

Course 1: Role, Competencies, and Context Fall 2023
Course 2: Managing People Oct 3 – Nov 13, 2022
Course 3: Managing Business Winter 2023
Course 4: Managing Practice, Quality Care & Operational Performance Jan 16 – Feb 26, 2023

Certificate in Palliative Care for Nurse Practitioners: Core Competencies for NP Practice

Delivery Format: Online

The certificate is for NPs, who, as part of their routine practice, may be responsible for the care of adult clients with progressive and life-limiting illnesses. The practice setting may include acute care, long-term care, community or private practice. The “Certificate in Palliative Care for Nurse Practitioners: Core Competencies for NP Practice” is comprised of three 6-week online courses to be successfully completed over a two-year period. Learners may take individual courses without completing the full certificate requirements.

The three courses are:

Course 1: Integrating a Palliative Approach to Care and Essential Communication Skills for Nurse Practitioners Oct 3 – Nov 13, 2022
Course 2: Complex Symptom Management in Palliative Care for Nurse Practitioners Winter 2023
Course 3: End of Life Care Management for Nurse Practitioners Spring 2023

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” is comprised of three 10-week on-line courses to be successfully completed over a two-year period. Learners may also take individual courses without completing the full certificate requirements.

The three courses are:

Course 1: Nursing Education for the Practice Setting: Theoretical Perspectives and Context Date TBD
Course 2: Nursing Education for the Practice Setting: Design, Delivery and Facilitation Winter 2023
Course 3: Nursing Education for the Practice Setting: Assessment and Evaluation Spring 2023

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

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.


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 provide strategies to prepare candidates for writing the NCLEX-RN® exam. Developed specifically for Canadian nursing students/nurses who are preparing to write or rewrite the NCLEX-RN® exam in Canada.


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.


Advanced Ostomy Care and Management

Self Paced (Available now)
Delivery Format: Online

This self-directed online course is essential for health care professionals working in acute care, long-term care & community, who are interested in enhancing their knowledge and skill in the application of best practices for ostomy and peristomal skin care. This comprehensive course will assist you to critically analyze complex ostomy care problems and apply management techniques required for the provision of quality care for people and families living with ostomies. The course is taught by nursing faculty with expertise in enterostomal therapy.


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

Date to be determined
5 week course
Delivery Format: Online

Expert knowledge and the provision of skillful care for older adults have become essential components of practice in both acute and primary care. Designed by nurse practitioners specialized in the field of geriatric care, this course will increase your confidence and improve the depth and breadth of your knowledge in geriatric care.


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
6 week course
Delivery Format: Online

This 6 week online 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.


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

November 25 – 26, 2022
2 day course
Delivery Format: In-Class

This interactive two day course provides Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses with the most up-to-date practices in wound management, focusing on the management of lower extremity ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers. The course – equips 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
2 day course
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

October 22, 2022
1 day course
Delivery Format: In-Class

This one-day course is a review of health assessment using a systems approach and includes how to do a head to toe assessment. Participants will practice focused health assessments in a simulation laboratory. This course is a  refresher on health assessment for registered nurses or nurse practitioner students or nurse practitioners who wish to review and build upon their health assessment skills.


Advanced Skills for Progressive and Life-Limiting Illness Conversations

Date to be determined
1 day course
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.


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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