Professional Development Courses
The Centre for Professional Development provides a variety of innovative programs, courses and institutes to advance your skills, enhance your knowledge, and move your career forward in an exciting, clinical leadership role.
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.
June 24-25, 2017
Excelling in the Care of the Elderly – Part II: A Course for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses
This two day course is a companion course to Excelling in the Care of the Elderly – Part I. You will further enhance your skill and knowledge in geriatric care, through an in depth focus on special topics such dementia spectrums, end of life care (including MAID) and pain management strategies.
September 4 – November 12, 2017
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.
September 20, 2017
This one day workshop, led by Dr. Donna Havens, the 2017 Frances Bloomberg international Distinguished Visiting Professor, will focus on the use of tools such as positive organizational science and the Decisional Involvement Scale to enhance leadership skills and nursing practice environments. The overall program goal is to equip attendees with tools and frameworks to transform their leadership skills and to enhance the nursing practice environment, collaboration and interprofessional practice in organization.
October 10 – November 24, 2017
Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning in Primary Health Care: A Review for Nurse Practitioners
This 7-week online course for Nurse Practitioners and/or nurse practitioner students offers a focused review of advanced health assessment. Emphasis is 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.
November 3, 2017
This one-day interactive workshop is designed to build confidence and effectiveness in professional communication and presentation skills. Develop your knowledge and skill in the design, delivery and evaluation of presentations that exhibit a credible and clear professional message.
November 18, 2017
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.
This two-day workshop for clinical instructors and nurse educators focuses on theoretical and practical dimensions of clinical teaching from a transformational learning perspective. Key elements of transformative learning theory serve as the foundation for reflective discussion and activities. Participants will have opportunity for interaction and networking with other nurses interested in clinical teaching.
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 2½ day onsite institute will focus on key issues and challenges related to informatics in practice, administration, research and education.
Wound Management for the Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Practice Nurses: A Best Practice Boot Camp for Persons with Lower Extremity Ulcers
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.
This intensive course will focus on the management of urgent/emergent clinical problems that may be encountered by Nurse Practitioners working in acute care and other settings where clients present with urgent presentations. An interactive and case based approach will be utilized to review acute clinical problems with an emphasis on critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills.