Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

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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.


Course 1: Nursing Education for the Practice Setting: Theoretical Perspectives and Context

April 8-June 16, 2020
10 week course
Delivery Format: Online

This 10-week on-line course focuses on development of a foundational knowledge base in education theory and pedagogical issues relevant to nursing education in the practice setting. Participants will explore the challenges and opportunities for teaching and learning, and educational leadership within the unique context of practice settings.


Course 2: Nursing Education for the Practice Setting: Design, Delivery and Facilitation

Date to be determined
10 week course
Delivery Format: Online

This 10-week on-line course focuses on the practical application of theory and evidence on 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 centred goals and objectives; incorporation of diverse approaches and techniques for educational program design and delivery; and consideration of practical and operational needs for delivery of educational programs.


Course 3: Nursing Education for the Practice Setting: Assessment and Evaluation

April 8-June 16, 2020
10 week course
Delivery Format: Online

This 10-week on-line course focuses on development of a foundational knowledge base in education assessment and evaluation relevant to nursing education in the practice setting. Participants will: explore current and evidence-based approaches to program evaluation; appreciate the value of integrating assessment and evaluation methods throughout and education plan; examine a variety of assessment and evaluation tools; and develop a systematic approach to evaluation practices.


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

Date TBD
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.


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 on-line 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.


Course 1: Role, Competencies, and Context

Date to be determined
6 week course
Delivery Format: Online

This 6-week on-line course focuses on development of a foundational knowledge base in leadership and management. It is designed to meet the needs of those starting careers in or aspiring towards leadership positions in healthcare. Content will specifically address leader/manager competencies required for effective leadership and management of clinical teams.


Course 2: Managing People

Date to be determined
6 week course
Delivery Format: Online

This 6-week on-line course focuses on the practical application of theory and evidence for effectively leading and/ or managing clinical team human resources. It is designed to meet the needs of those starting careers in or aspiring towards leadership positions in healthcare.


Course 3: Managing Business

Date to be determined
6 week course
Delivery Format: Online

This 6-week on-line course focuses on the practical application of theory and evidence for leading/managing effective and efficient clinical teams. Content will specifically address fiscal and operational needs of high functioning clinical teams.


Course 4: Managing Practice, Quality Care and Operational Performance

Date to be determined
6 week course
Delivery Format: Online

This 6-week on-line course focuses on the practical application of theory and evidence on the leader/manager’s role in supporting and advancing professional practice, optimizing quality care, and operational performance management of clinical teams.


NCLEX-RN Exam Prep Course – Designed for Canadian Writers

May 14-15, 2020
Delivery Format: In-Class or Via Live webcast

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


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.


Role of the Nurse Practitioner and Care of the Hospitalized Adult 1

Winter 2021
8 week online course
Delivery Format: Online

This 8-week online course consists of 7 modules and one week for final evaluation. Participants will focus on the role of the nurse practitioner in acute care hospital settings and as most-responsible provider (MRP); essentials of diagnostic reasoning including 12-lead ECG and chest X-ray interpretation; antibiotic use and drug resistance: pain management; and cardiology. This is the first course in a 4-course not-for-credit Certificate in Hospital & Acute Care for Nurse Practitioners.


Care of the Hospitalized Adult 2

Fall 2020
8 week online course
Delivery Format: Online

This 8-week course will focus on respirology, neurology, rheumatology, musculoskeletal, peripheral artery disease, and mental health and addictions. This is the second course in a 4-course not-for-credit Certificate in Hospital & Acute Care for Nurse Practitioners.


Care of the Hospitalized Adult 3

Winter 2021
8 week online course
Delivery Format: Online

This 8-week course will focus on neurology, dermatology, wound care, care of complex and frail older adult, end of life care and MAID. This is the third course in a 4-course not-for-credit Certificate in Hospital & Acute Care for Nurse Practitioners.


Care of the Hospitalized Adult 4

Spring 2020
6 week online course
Delivery Format: Online

This 6-week course will focus on gastroenterology, nutrition, mobility, hematology, sepsis and shock. This is the fourth course in a 4-course not-for-credit Certificate in Hospital & Acute Care for Nurse Practitioners.


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.


NP-Primary Health Care: Nurse Practitioner Exam Prep Course

Summer 2020

This intensive two day course will prepare participants to be successful in writing the Canadian Nurse Practitioner Examination (CNPE) Specialty Certificate: Primary Health Care (Family All Ages) exam.


Nurse Practitioner as Most Responsible Provider

September 19-20, 2020
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.


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

Fall 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.


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

Fall 2020
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.


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

Fall 2020
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.


National Institute on Nursing Informatics

Winter 2021
2 day course
Delivery Format: In-Class or Via Live webcast

The National Institute on Nursing Informatics is a unique educational opportunity for nurses interested in learning more about advances in Canadian nursing and health informatics. The 2 day onsite institute will focus on key issues and challenges related to informatics in practice, administration, research and education.

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