Registered Nurse - Perinatal Intensive Care Nursing is a postgraduate certificate program that prepares Registered Nurses to provide comprehensive care to critically ill newborns and their families in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Research and theoretical perspectives provide the foundation of study for family-centred care.
This full-time, one semester program (15 weeks) is offered in two delivery modes in order to meet the learning styles and needs of adult students.
- Full-time – on campus (15 weeks):Offered in September and January. Students attend classes at the Waterfront Campus three days per week. Lectures, case studies, simulation labs and expert guest speakers comprise the theoretical component.
- Full-time – online (15 weeks): Offered in September and January. This option is available to nurses with current experience in a Level II or III NICU, who prefer a more flexible learning environment. Live, interactive classes are offered twice a week for online discussion and facilitation of learning.
Regardless of delivery mode, all students use:
- an Independent Study Theory Manual
Faculty are available to support students in a variety of ways:
- online and through email
- via telephone
- tutorial support
To support the learning outcome of this course, clinical courses take place in Level II and III neonatal intensive care units.
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
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Source: Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) website