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 the following learning tools:
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
Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).
In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.
To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes