Registered Nurse - Critical Care Nursing Program (Online) (Postgraduate) (S422)

PROGRAM
Registered Nurse – Critical Care Nursing
CODE
S422
SCHOOL
Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing
LOCATION
Waterfront / Online Learning Environment
DURATION
8 months
STARTING MONTH
September
CREDENTIAL
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
YEAR OF STUDY
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
Registered Nurse – Critical Care Nursing is an eight-month online postgraduate certificate program that prepares Registered Nurses to provide competent care for critically ill individuals and their families. The combined theory and clinical courses encompass the level 1, 2 and 3 Critical Care Standards of Practice as outlined by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

Registered Nurse - Critical Care Nursing is an eight-month online postgraduate certificate program that prepares Registered Nurses to give competent care to critically ill individuals and their families.

The combined theory and clinical courses encompass the Level 1, 2and 3 Critical Care Standards of Practice as outlined by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.

This program is offered through online delivery and may be of interest to nurses who require a more flexible learning pace.

  • Live classes will be offered twice a week on Collaborate Live, and sessions are recorded for viewing at a later time.
  • Clinical practicum will be offered full-time in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
  • Students progress as a group with weekly modules and interact with classmates through Collaborate Live.
  • Faculty are available to students for extra tutorials.

Structured clinical courses provide nurses with a safe learning environment to practice critical care knowledge, skills and judgement in critical care units across the GTA.

Due to the limited number of clinical placements available, this program has a restricted number of seats open to applicants.

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

Course Outline

Required Courses 

semester courses
Code Course Name
NURS4065 Critical Care Nursing - Theory and Labs
NURS4062 Critical Care Nursing - General Practicum
NURS4063 Critical Care Nursing - Advanced Theory
NURS4064 Critical Care Nursing - Advanced Practical

Note: Due to ongoing program improvements, courses are subject to change without notice.

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Graduates of the Registered Nurse – Critical Care Nursing program are prepared to work in a variety of critical care units including:

  • Medical-surgical
  • Neuro-surgical
  • Trauma
  • Coronary
  • Cardiovascular

Many hospitals have chosen our program (through sponsorship) to prepare their nurses for working in this dynamic specialty field. As a result of the current shortage of critical care nurses in Ontario, employment opportunities continue to expand.

Future Study Options 

See www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide

Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$2,188.00 *

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for one semester of the program starting in fall 2015. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2016 and at later dates

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

  • RN, Certificate of Competence, College of Nurses of Ontario without practice restrictions
  • BCLS (Heart and Stroke Foundation), HCP Level
  • Interview - All applicants are interviewed by telephone or in person.
  • Resumé
  • One year of medical/nursing experience in Ontario.

If taking this program as a non-sponsored student (independent student), students must meet all the mandatory pre-placement health requirements for this program.

This program is open to Domestic applicants only.

Course Exemptions:

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

Special Requirements  

Pre-placement Health Form

  • Upon confirmation of acceptance into this program, students must meet all the mandatory pre-placement health requirements for the program. It may take up to four months to complete all the requirements.
  • All costs, service fees and fines associated with the overall health requirements are the responsibility of the student.
  • For further details and to download the mandatory pre-placement health form, go to the Pre-placement website at georgebrown.ca/preplacement
  • Students must submit proof of a satisfactory medical examination before entering field placement. Students who are unable to provide a clear medical examination result to the college will not be able to start their field placement and therefore will be unable to complete the program.

Apply To  

Ontario Colleges

Contact Us

Contact Us  

For more information on this program, please contact: 

Nazlin Allidina
416-415-5000, ext. 2345

nallidin@georgebrown.ca

or

Anisa Khan
416-415-5000, ext. 2860

akhan@georgebrown.ca

or

Colleen Alleyne
416-415-5000, ext. 5824

calleyne3@georgebrown.ca

For general information about George Brown College, call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.