This certificate is designed for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) who have been out of practice for more than three years and/or have identified competency gaps in their education. The program is offered in a blended format with many online courses. Content includes topics such as health assessment across the lifespan, pathophysiology of common disease conditions, and entry to practice standards within the Canadian context.
The certificate will provide learners with an understanding of trends in the nursing profession using relevant, competency-based assessments. Learners will learn to develop evidence-informed nursing interventions, and build collaboration skills with nurse colleagues, patients, families, and other inter-professional team members.
This certificate is based on the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) entry to practice standards. Completion of the certificate academically prepares the learner for an entry-level RN position within an acute medical surgical setting.
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|Course Name||2023/2024 Academic Year||2024/2025 Academic Year|
|RNRC 100: Nursing in the Canadian Context|
|RNRC 101: Research Methods 1 – Introduction to the Research Process|
|RNRC 102: Research Methods 2 – Research for Evidence Based Practice|
|RNRC 103: Medical-Surgical Theory and Diagnostic Reasoning|
|RNRC 104: RN Medication Administration|
|RNRC 105: Health Care Evolution|
|RNRC 106: Entry to Practice Health Assessment|
|RNRC 110: RNRC Clinical Practical|
This theoretical course is designed to facilitate the learner’s knowledge of medications and their effects on patients. Participants will explore the pharmacology, classifications, mechanisms of action and side effects of medications. The impact of medications on various diseases and clinical experiences will be discussed. National patient safety organization, current safe medication administration strategies, and medication error prevention will be discussed. This course offers advanced case studies by which learners use a problem-based learning (PBL) approach to achieve success with the course learning objectives.
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 and/or chronic health conditions. Placement will be in one or more of a variety of settings. 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 nursing.
The RN Refresher Nursing 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.
Humber Continuous Professional Learning Health Sciences & Wellness
416.675.6622 ext. 4554
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