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Cardiology Nursing - RN

Certificate of Accomplishment | CDD2

Program Overview

The Cardiology Nursing - RN certificate program is designed for registered nurses (RNs) employed in and/or seeking to advance their practice in cardiovascular nursing. Students will learn cardiovascular nursing assessment and evidence-based nursing interventions, as well as how to develop collaborative and consultative partnerships with cardiovascular clients, their support systems and other health-care practitioners. Students will also develop high-level critical thinking, care planning, leadership and professional practice skills.

This certificate is based on the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) competencies for cardiovascular nurses and completion of the certificate academically prepares students for the Cardiovascular Certification Exam.

Please note that the courses in this certificate need to be taken in a specific order.  Check that you have obtained the necessary pre-requisite prior to registering for a course.  Learners without the necessary pre-requisites will be removed from courses and charged the administrative fee. 

For nurses enrolled in legacy or previous versions of the certificate/theory courses, the final date to submit a PLAR application for the clinical course (CORN 504, NEPH 505, 506, OBST 510) will be March 15, 2022. Please contact the program advisor to ensure eligibility prior to this date. After March 15, 2022, certificates for legacy programs will no longer be granted. The program advisor can provide information on how to upgrade your certificate to the latest curriculum.

Admission Requirements:

Registered Nurse (RN) 

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Curriculum

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Course Name 2022/2023 Academic Year 2023/2024 Academic Year 2024/2025 Academic Year
Compulsory Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb
CORN 510: Cardiology Nursing- Level 1
CORN 511: Cardiology Nursing - Level 2
CORN 509: Cardiology Nursing - Disease Prevention and Management
CORN 513: Cardiology Nursing - Level 3
CORN 515: Cardiology Nursing – Clinical Practicum for the RN
POST 500: Patient Assessment - Post Graduate

Compulsory Courses

CORN 510 Cardiology Nursing- Level 1
  Start Date: January 2023, March 2023  
This course is designed to provide the nurse with the comprehensive knowledge and skill required for accurate interpretation and management of cardiac dysrhythmias and evaluation of pacemaker functioning. Objectives build on entry-to-practice knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the heart, thorax and lungs, and peripheral vascular system. An introduction of concepts related to emergency management of Acute Coronary Syndromes and decompensated heart failure are provided. To successfully meet all course learning objectives, students will be required to engage in both independent and collaborative group learning activities on a consistent basis.

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CORN 511 Cardiology Nursing - Level 2
  Start Date: January 2023, March 2023  
This course is designed to provide the nurse with the comprehensive knowledge and skill required for accurate analysis of the 12 Lead ECG to guide effective nursing and inter-professional care for clients experiencing disorders from the spectrum of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), as well as common imitators of Myocardial Infarction. National guidelines that direct emergency management, percutaneous cardiac interventions, and cardiac pharmacology for ACS disorders are examined. To successfully meet all course learning objectives, students will be required to engage in both independent and collaborative group learning activities on a consistent basis.

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CORN 509 Cardiology Nursing - Disease Prevention and Management
 

This course is designed to provide the nurse with the comprehensive knowledge and skill required to provide holistic nursing and inter-professional care regarding primary and secondary prevention on a wide range of cardiovascular disorders. Objectives build on entry-to-practice knowledge of modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease and patient education. Evidenced based guidelines are emphasized for smoking cessation, exercise, diabetes, obesity, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and heart failure. Attention is given to promoting client wellness and self-care. Ischemic heart disease, diabetic patients with cardiovascular disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and patients presenting with pericarditis and endocarditis are reviewed with a focus on pharmacological and non-pharmacological management. To successfully meet all course learning objectives, learners will be required to engage in a wide variety of independent learning activities such as recorded lectures, podcasts, quizzes and review of current Canadian guidelines for topics discussed throughout the course.

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CORN 513 Cardiology Nursing - Level 3
  Start Date: January 2023  
This course is designed to provide the nurse with the comprehensive knowledge and skill required for the provision of nursing and inter-professional care for clients who are critically ill and present with complex needs. Emphasis is placed on the accurate analysis of hemodynamic stability using different types of waveform, diagnostic, lab, and health assessment data that are used for planning and evaluating advanced care. Pre and post-operative care for clients undergoing cardiac surgical intervention, care of clients with cardiogenic shock, and other acute care cardiology concepts are examined. To successfully meet all course learning objectives, students will be required to engage in both independent and collaborative group learning activities on a consistent basis.

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CORN 515 Cardiology Nursing – Clinical Practicum for the RN
  Start Date: January 2023  

This experiential learning course will provide the opportunity to consolidate theory and clinical application. The focus will be on the management of patients with acute coronary health challenges. Placement will be in one or more of a variety of cardiac settings (e.g. CCU or CVICU). Students will be required to review the Competency Checklist and formulate a minimum of three learning goals based on current knowledge and areas of need. It is the expectation that students are at the novice level of competency in the specialty of coronary care nursing.

The Cardiology Nursing- RN clinical is 150 hours and must be completed within a 3-month term. Nurses are required to do two shifts weekly following their preceptor's schedule.

Start your clinical placement application process by completing this Clinical Placement Request Form. You will also need to upload a complete HSPnet consent form found here: Form

Here is the link for Health Clearance requirements Health Clearance which may take three months for you to complete. Once your Health Clearance is completed you may register for the clinical course.

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POST 500 Patient Assessment - Post Graduate
  Start Date: January 2023, March 2023  

This theoretical course is designed to assist nurses to refine their assessment skills to a higher level in order to obtain data to complete the health history and physical examination of a variety of adult clients. Assessment throughout the lifespan along with cultural and spiritual differences of adult clients will be discussed. The content will focus on culture and diversity, communication and therapeutic nurse or client relationships, safety, interviewing, history-taking, pain and physical and psychosocial assessments. The following systems respiratory, cardiovascular gastrointestinal, genito-urinary, musculoskeletal and neurological will be examined across the lifespan. Emphasis will focus on differentiating normal from abnormal findings to assist the nurse to move appropriately from data collection to nursing diagnosis. Students are expected to take an active role in group discussion, assessment, demonstrations and practice. The learning format will include in-class and online methodologies, such as lectures, reflective practice, case studies, demonstrations and critical discussions.

 

Why study in our Hybrid courses?

Hands-on learning with instructors and online theory 

Practice ‘real scenarios’ in our state-of-the-art labs

Make connections with instructors and peers

for an enriched learning experience

Condensed courses to help fast-track you into your career

Receive regular feedback to improve your skills

Students report high level of confidence after our simulation lab experiences
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Why study in our Online Courses?
Easy-to-navigate modules for student-focused learning

14 week courses allow for achievable timelines

Synchronous lessons throughout courses

Instructor available for individual student questions, in a variety of formats

Various assessments such as videos, interactive quizzes

 

 

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Humber Continuous Professional Learning Health Sciences & Wellness
416.675.6622 ext. 4554
cplhealthsciences@humber.ca


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