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New Online Mental Health Certificate Launches this Fall

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 Sept 27-Nov 21, 2021
Mental Health 2 for Nurse Practitioners Winter 2022
Mental Health 3 for Nurse Practitioners Spring 2022
Mental Health 4 for Nurse Practitioners Fall 2022

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 2022
Care of the Hospitalized Adult 2 Sept 20 – Nov 14, 2021
Care of the Hospitalized Adult 3 Winter 2022
Care of the Hospitalized Adult 4 Sept 20 – Nov 14, 2021

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.

The four courses are:

Course 1: Role, Competencies, and Context March 21-May 1, 2022
Course 2: Managing People Fall 2022
Course 3: Managing Business Nov 1 – Dec 12, 2021
Course 4: Managing Practice, Quality Care & Operational Performance Jan 17-Feb 27, 2022

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 Fall 2022
Course 2: Complex Symptom Management in Palliative Care for Nurse Practitioners Jan 24-Mar 6, 2022
Course 3: End of Life Care Management for Nurse Practitioners May 16-June 26, 2022

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 Sept 22 – Nov 30, 2021
Course 2: Nursing Education for the Practice Setting: Design, Delivery and Facilitation Jan 12 – Mar 22, 2022
Course 3: Nursing Education for the Practice Setting: Assessment and Evaluation Apr 13 – Jun 21, 2022

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

October 18-December 5, 2021
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.


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

January 24 – March 6, 2022
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.


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.


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.


Nurse Practitioner as Most Responsible Provider

Date to be determined
2 day course
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.


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.

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