This certificate is designed for RNs employed in and/or seeking to advance their practice in obstetric nursing following a holistic, comprehensive model of care. Content spans pregnancy through postpartum and newborn. It includes understanding historical perspectives and current themes, relevant assessments, evidence-informed nursing interventions, and development of collaborative partnerships with obstetrical clients, families, support persons, and other interprofessional team members.
There are opportunities for developing high level critical thinking, care planning, leadership and professional practice skills while exploring personal reflection and ethics. Special attention is paid to current trends in maternity care in diverse hospital and community settings in Canada. This certificate is based on the Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses (CAPWHN) Perinatal nursing standards in Canada and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) competencies for perinatal nurses. Completion of the certificate academically prepares the learner for the Perinatal Nursing Certification Exam.
If you started the Obstetric Nursing Certificate in Summer 2019 or earlier, please visit Obstetric Nursing Certificate – RN 73811 to view courses and important information about changes to the program.
Humber also offers Obstetrics Nursing – RPN Certificate.
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|OBST 508: Breastfeeding Basics|
|OBST 520: Essentials of Pre-Pregnancy and Prenatal Care|
|OBST 522: Supportive Care in Labour and Birth|
|OBST 523: Fetal Health Surveillance|
|OBST 524: Postpartum and newborn: Assessment and initial management|
|OBST 525: RN - Care of Women and Newborns at Risk|
|OBST 530: Obstetric Nursing - Clinical Practicum for the RN|