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IV Therapy/Phlebotomy, POST 128 515, $378.90

Prerequisites: RN/RPN/IEN, or program advisor approval 
Date: Sept 6 to Dec 13, 2017 
Location: Humber North Campus, Room E421 
Time: Wednesdays, 1800-2100 hours 
Required Text: Phillips, L. & Gorski, L. (2014). Manual I.V. therapeutics: Evidence-based practice for infusion therapy (6th ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Co. 


Patient Assessment - Post Graduate, POST 500 505, $378.90

Prerequisites: RN/RPN, or program advisor approval 
Date: Sept 5 to Dec 12, 2017 
Location: Humber North Campus, Lab E439 (excpet 10/31) 
Time: Tuesdays, 1800-2100 hours 
Required Text: Jarvis, C. (2014). In Browne, A., McDonald-Jenkins, J., & Luckktar-Flude, M. (Eds.), Physical Examination and Health Assessment: Canadian Edition (2nd ed). Toronto: Elsevier

Please note:

This course is not eligible for PLAR or Transfer Credit. If you have any questions/need clarification, please contact Andrea at 416-675-6622 ext 4868.

Students are required to wear a nursing uniform to each class. This includes a scrub top and bottom, and shoes with closed heel and toe with solid upper covering (no holes or mesh on the top or side of the shoes). 


Patient Assessment - Post Graduate 500 525, $378.90

Prerequisites: RN/RPN, or program advisor approval 
Date: Sept 7 to Dec 14, 2017 
Location: Humber North Campus, Lab E439 (except for 11/09)
Time: Thursdays, 1800-2100 hours 
Required Text: Jarvis, C. (2014). In Browne, A., McDonald-Jenkins, J., & Luckktar-Flude, M. (Eds.), Physical Examination and Health Assessment: Canadian Edition (2nd ed). Toronto: Elsevier

Please note:

This course is not eligible for PLAR or Transfer Credit. If you have any questions/need clarification, please contact Andrea at 416-675-6622 ext 4868.

Students are required to wear a nursing uniform to each class. This includes a scrub top and bottom, and shoes with closed heel and toe with solid upper covering (no holes or mesh on the top or side of the shoes).


Patient Assessment - Post Graduate 500 555, $378.90

Prerequisites: RN/RPN, or program advisor approval 
Date: Sept 9 to Dec 16, 2017 
Location: Humber North Campus, Lab E439 (except for Sept 9, Nov 4 in E455, Dec 9)
Time: Saturdays, 0900-1200 hours 
Required Text: Jarvis, C. (2014). In Browne, A., McDonald-Jenkins, J., & Luckktar-Flude, M. (Eds.), Physical Examination and Health Assessment: Canadian Edition (2nd ed). Toronto: Elsevier

Please note:

This course is not eligible for PLAR or Transfer Credit. If you have any questions/need clarification, please contact Andrea at 416-675-6622 ext 4868.

Students are required to wear a nursing uniform to each class. This includes a scrub top and bottom, and shoes with closed heel and toe with solid upper covering (no holes or mesh on the top or side of the shoes).


TBD

Introduction to Critical Care Nursing, RNCC 501 909, $252.60

Prerequisites: RN
Date: Sept 5 to Dec 15, 2017
Location: Online
Time: Online (final exam written in person at Humber North Campus or via proctor)
Required Text:
Morton, P. G. & Fontaine, D. K. (2012). Critical care nursing: A holistic approach (10th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.


Cardiology Nursing - Level 1, CORN 501

TBA


Cardiology Nursing - Level 2, CORN 511

TBA


Nephrology Nursing - Renal Disorders and Kidney Disease Management, NEPH 510

Please see Nephrology Nursing course offerings below.


Patient Assessment - Post Graduate, POST 500

Please see Individual Nursing Skills course offerings above.

Emergency Nursing - Introduction, EMGY 510 909, $378.90

Prerequisites: RN
Date: Sept 5 to Dec 15, 2017
Location: Online
Time: Online (final exam written in person at Humber North Campus or via proctor)
Required Text:
Emergency Nurses Association. (2010). Sheehy's emergency nursing: Principles and practice (6th ed.) St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.


Emergency Nursing: Adult and Older Adult, EMGY 511 909, $378.90

Prerequisites: RN or RPN
Date: Sept 5 to Dec 15, 2017
Location: Online
Time: Online (final exam written in person at Humber North Campus or via proctor)
Required Text:
Emergency Nurses Association. (2010). Sheehy's emergency nursing: Principles and practice (6th ed.) St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. 


Emergency Nursing: Special Populations, EMGY 513 909, $378.90

Prerequisites: RN 
Date: Sept 5 to Dec 15, 2017
Location: Online 
Time: Online (final exam written in person at Humber North Campus or via proctor)
Required Text:
Emergency Nurses Association. (2010). Sheehy's emergency nursing: Principles and practice (6th ed.) St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. 


Cardiology Nursing - Level 1, CORN 510

TBD


Patient Assessment - Post Graduate, POST 500

Please see Individual Nursing Skills course offerings above.

Essentials of Prenatal and Postnatal Care, OBST 501 909, $378.90

Prerequisites: RN
Date: Sept 5 to Dec 15, 2017
Location: Online
Time: Online (final exam written in person at Humber North Campus or via proctor)
Required Text: 
Perry, S., Hockenberry, M., Lowdermilk, D., & Wilson, D. (2013). Maternal child nursing care in Canada. C. Sams & L. Keenan-Lindsay (Eds.). (1st ed.). Toronto: Elsevier.


Fetal Health Surveillance, OBST 503 909, $378.90

Prerequisites: RN or RPN
Date: Sept 5 to Dec 15, 2017
Location: Online
Time: Online (final exam written in person at Humber North Campus or via proctor)
Required Text:
The Canadian Perinatal Programs Coalition. (2009). Fundamentals of fetal health surveillance: A self-learning manual (4th ed.). Vancouver: BCRCP. [see instructions below]

Here is the link to a free electronic copy of the textbook:
http://www.perinatalservicesbc.ca/health-professionals/education-development/fetal-health-surveillance


Obstetric Nursing for the High Risk Client, OBST 505 909, $378.90

Prerequisites: RN 
Date: Sept 5 to Dec 15, 2017
Location: Online
Time: Online (final exam written in person at Humber North Campus or via proctor)
Required Text:
Perry, S., Hockenberry, M., Lowdermilk, D., & Wilson, D. (2013). Maternal child nursing care in Canada. C. Sams & L. Keenan-Lindsay (Eds.). (1st ed.). Toronto: Elsevier.


Breastfeeding Basics, OBST 508 909, $378.90

Prerequisites: RN or RPN
Date: Sept 5 to Dec 15, 2017
Location: Online 
Time: Online (final exam written in person at Humber North Campus or via proctor)
Required Text: 
Wambach, K., & Riordan, J. (2016). Breastfeeding and human lactation, Enhanced 5th edition. Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

Breastfeeding Basics, OBST 508 909, $378.90

Prerequisites: RN or RPN
Date: Sept 5 to Dec 15, 2017 
Location: Online
Time: Online (final exam written in person at Humber North Campus or via proctor)
Required Text:
Wambach, K., & Riordan, J. (2016). Breastfeeding and human lactation, Enhanced 5th edition. Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett.


Advanced Breastfeeding Strategies, OBST 509 909, $378.90

Prerequisites: OBST 508; RN, RPN, or program advisor approval 
Date: Sept 5 to Dec 15, 2017 
Location: Online 
Time: Online (final exam written in person at Humber North Campus or via proctor) 
Required Text: 
Wambach, K., & Riordan, J. (2016). Breastfeeding and human lactation, Enhanced 5th edition. Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett.



Nephrology Nursing - Renal Disorders and Kidney Disease Management, NEPH 510 505, $378.90

Prerequisites: RN/RPN
Date: Sept 6 to Dec 13, 2017 
Location: Humber North Campus, Room E318
Time: Wednesdays, 1800-2100 hours
Required Text:
Counts, C. (Ed.). (2015). Core curriculum for nephrology nursing (6th ed.). Pitman, NJ: American Nephrology Nurses’ Association.

Thomas, N. (Ed.). (2014). Renal nursing (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.


Nephrology Nursing - Renal Disorders and Kidney Disease Management, NEPH 510 909, $378.90

Prerequisites: RN/RPN 
Date: Sept 5 to Dec 15, 2017
Location: Online
Time: Online (final exam written in person at Humber North Campus or via proctor)
Required Text: 
Counts, C. (Ed.). (2015). Core curriculum for nephrology nursing (6th ed.). Pitman, NJ: American Nephrology Nurses’ Association.

Thomas, N. (Ed.). (2014). Renal nursing (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.


Nephrology Nursing - Peritoneal Dialysis, Advance Care Planning and Complimentary Therapies, NEPH 511 505, $378.90

Prerequisites: RN/RPN, NEPH 510
Date: Sept 5 to Dec 12, 2017 
Location: Humber North Campus, Room H332 
Time: Tuesdays - 1800-2100 hours
Required Text: 
Counts, C. (Ed.). (2015). Core curriculum for nephrology nursing (6th ed.). Pitman, NJ: American Nephrology Nurses’ Association.

Thomas, N. (Ed.). (2014). Renal nursing (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.


Nephrology Nursing - Peritoneal Dialysis, Advance Care Planning and Complimentary Therapies, NEPH 511 909, $378.90

Prerequisites: RN/RPN, NEPH 510
Date: Sept 5 to Dec 15, 2017 
Location: Online 
Time: Online (final exam written in person at Humber North Campus or via proctor) 
Required Text: 
Counts, C. (Ed.). (2015). Core curriculum for nephrology nursing (6th ed.). Pitman, NJ: American Nephrology Nurses’ Association.

Thomas, N. (Ed.). (2014). Renal nursing (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.


Nephrology Nursing - Hemodialysis and Nursing Care of the Renal Transplant Patient, NEPH 512 505, $378.90

Prerequisites: RN/RPN, NEPH 510
Date: Sept 9 to Dec 16, 2017 
Location: Humber North Campus, Room E318
Time: Saturdays, 0900-1200 hours
Required Text: 
Counts, C. (Ed.). (2015). Core curriculum for nephrology nursing (6th ed.). Pitman, NJ: American Nephrology Nurses’ Association.

Thomas, N. (Ed.). (2014). Renal nursing (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.


Nephrology Nursing - Hemodialysis and Nursing Care of the Renal Transplant Patient, NEPH 512 909, $378.90

Prerequisites: RN/RPN, NEPH 510
Date: Sept 5 to Dec 15, 2017 
Location: Online 
Time: Online (final exam written in person at Humber North Campus or via proctor) 
Required Text: 
Counts, C. (Ed.). (2015). Core curriculum for nephrology nursing (6th ed.). Pitman, NJ: American Nephrology Nurses’ Association.

Thomas, N. (Ed.). (2014). Renal nursing (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.


Nephrology Nursing - Critical and Urgent Care Practices for the Registered Nurse, NEPH 513 909, $378.90

Prerequisites: RN/RPN, NEPH 510
Date: Sept 5 to Dec 15, 2017 
Location: Online
Time: Online (Final exam written in person at Humber North Campus or via proctor)
Required Text: 
Counts, C. (Ed.). (2015). Core curriculum for nephrology nursing (6th ed.). Pitman, NJ: American Nephrology Nurses’ Association.

Thomas, N. (Ed.). (2014). Renal nursing (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.


Patient Assessment - Post Graduate, POST 500

Please see Individual Nursing Skills course offerings above.

Medication Administration Theory MEDA 050 919, $382.05

Prerequisites: RN/RPN/IEN
Date: Sept 5 to Dec 15, 2017
Location: Online
Time: Online (final exam written in person at Humber North Campus or via proctor)
Required Text: n/a


Medication Administration Lab, MEDA 051 505, $382.05

Prerequisites: RN/RPN/IEN 
Date: Sept 11 to Dec 18, 2017
Location: Humber North Campus, Room E445
Time: Mondays, 1800-2100 hours
Required Text: n/a


IV Therapy/Phlebotomy, POST 128 505

Please see Individual Nursing Skill course offerings above.

The Registered Practical Nurse Refresher Certificate program is for nurses who have been out of practice for three or more years. This program is customized to meet the needs outlined by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) including clinical hours, in order for registered practical nurses (RPNs) to meet current CNO registration requirements.

The refresher is a comprehensive, accelerated program with theoretical/clinical laboratory courses offered in a blended classroom and correspondence format that can be completed within two semesters.  You will spend up to two days per week in a classroom setting, with an additional two to three days per week completing self-directed study to complement classroom work.  

The program also has an additional field practice component which satisfies the 200 or 400 clinical practice hours required by the CNO. Clinical placements are arranged with Humber's partner institutions across the Greater Toronto Area. All students will be in direct contact with their professor in the classroom setting. Case-based seminars and multiple learning methodologies will be used in a group setting to achieve the program learning outcomes.

Registration in this program is restricted to eligible nurses who have a letter from the CNO indicating their academic and practice needs. Internationally trained nurses should contact the program advisor for guidance on their bridging-to-practice options.  Eligible nurses will receive enrolment in the program through the program advisor.

Admission Requirements

Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)

To submit a copy of your letter for enrolment purposes, please contact the program coordinator at nursingrefresher@humber.ca

Contact

Refresher Programs Coordinator 
nursingrefresher@humber.ca

Ingrid Navidad
ingrid.navidad@humber.ca
416.675.6622 ext. 5373

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Emergency Nursing

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Critical Care Nursing

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MANERS Psychological First Aid

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Skills to Resolving Conflict in Healthcare

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End-of-Life Care Workshops

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Medication Administration Workshop for PSWs

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NEW! Medication Administration Workshop for PSWs/Caregivers

This workshop will consolidate the theoretical knowledge of assisting with medication administration through practical application. Students will explore the relevant College of Nurses' regulatory documents for unregulated care providers, as well as legislative guidelines and ethical codes of conduct.


 

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Interprofessional Trauma Day

On Thursday October 13, 2016, students in the Emergency Nursing Certificate and Paramedic programs in The School of Health Sciences at Humber College participated in an Interprofessional Trauma Day. Students simulated the treatment of a patient after real-life scenarios including a high-speed single-vehicle collision and a tracker trailer hit and run, all of which they might encounter on the job.