Certificate DescriptionThis certificate has been designed to provide nurses working in Long-Term Care (LTC) with the foundational knowledge and skills required by Point-of-Care clinical leaders. The three required courses address key content such as, how to work effectively with families and teams, fostering clinical reasoning and reflective practice, how to provide effective feedback and manage conflict, lead in resident care-planning & managing transitions in care, and leading best practice application & emergency response coordination. Course content is aligned with the Front-Line Leader domains & behaviors identified by the Canadian College of Health Leaders in the LEADS in a Caring Environment Framework.
AudienceThis certificate has been designed for point-of-care/front-line nurses (RNs & RPNs) working in Long-Term Care facilities and similar practice environments, who may be assigned to clinical leadership roles such as “charge nurse”, “team Lead”, or “shift leader” on either an occasional or frequent basis.
FacultyOur faculty have a wealth of experience and expertise in Long-Term Care, geriatrics, and leadership/management.
Certificate CriteriaParticipants must successfully complete all 3 courses, normally over a 2-year period, to earn the Certificate in Point-of-Care Clinical Leadership in Long-Term Care. The passing grade of 70% is set for each course. Courses offered by the Centre for Professional Development cannot be credited towards a degree program.
- Participants may take individual courses without completing the full certificate
- Courses may be taken in any order
International students are eligible to register for all courses in this certificate program.
Learners may take the courses in any sequence and will earn a certificate by completing all three courses over a 2-year period.
Course 1: Point-of-Care Clinical Leadership in the Context of Long-Term Care
This 6-week online course focuses on the practical application of theory and evidence on the role of the point-of-care clinical leader in supporting care & care teams within the Long-Term Care (LTC) context. The course is designed to provide front-line nurses (RN & RPNs) working in LTC or similar practice environments, with the foundational knowledge and skills required by point-of care clinical leaders.
6 week online course
Course 2: Point-of-Care Clinical Leadership for Working With and Leading Long-Term Care Teams
This 6-week online course focuses on the practical application of theory and evidence on the role of the point-of-care clinical leader in achieving quality care through effective communication, and team and resident/family engagement within the Long-Term Care (LTC) context. The course is designed to provide front-line nurses working in LTC or similar practice environments, with the foundational knowledge and skills required by point-of-care clinical leaders. Content for this course includes the structure and function of teams working in LTC; core communication and thinking strategies for effective team clinical leadership; addressing errors, complaints, and escalation of care situations.
6 week online course
Course 3: Point-of-Care Clinical Leadership for Managing Quality Care and Operations in Long-Term Care
This 6-week online course focuses on the practical application of theory and evidence on the role of the point-of-care clinical leader in managing resident care and day to day operational needs within the Long-Term Care (LTC) context. The course is designed to provide front-line nurses working in LTC or similar practice environments, with the foundational knowledge and skills required by point-of care clinical leaders. Content for this course includes understanding how quality care data informs care and care planning; managing resident and operational needs during key transition periods; clinical best practices for LTC, including emergency situations; resource/supply management strategies.
6 week online course
Course FormatThis 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 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 ~8 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.
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Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
University of Toronto
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