Nephrology Nursing Certificate - 951

Mohawk College Certificate
Online
Develop your knowledge of the growing field of nephrology!
Picture of anatomical model focused on kidneys
Overview

The number of Canadians at risk for or living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is on the rise, due in part to the aging of the population and the prevalence of diabetes and hypertension. Designed for RNs and RPNs, this program prepares you to deliver kidney care to affected patients across all stages of the kidney care journey, from early detection through dialysis, palliative care and transplant.

Gain the knowledge you need to promote and deliver competent, safe and ethical care to those at risk for developing, or affected by, the disease and/or insufficiency.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses. 

Program Contact
Continuing Education Health and Nursing
  • Proof of current RN/RPN registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2019/20 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Health and Nursing.

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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: This course examines professional nursing practice in the context of caring for individuals undergoing peritoneal dialysis. Emphasis is placed on the delivery of competent, safe and ethical care for this patient population, as guided by the nursing process, evidence-based practices and a person-centered approach to care. Methods and tools that support clinical decision-making and comprehensive approaches to care are emphasized.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: NRSG10116
Course description: Hemodialysis is a common renal replacement therapy offered in hospital-based units and increasingly in community-based settings, including the home. This course prepares the learner with requisite knowledge for providing competent, safe and ethical care to the hemodialysis patient, as guided by the nursing process, evidence-based practices and a person-centered approach to care. Methods and tools that support clinical decision-making and comprehensive approaches to care are emphasized.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: NRSG10116
Course description: Understand the normal anatomical and structures and physiological functions of the renal system. It introduces the experienced nurse to etiology and pathophysiology related to acute and chronic kidney conditions, their diagnoses, typical progression and common implications for individuals at risk for developing or affected by kidney disease and their families.
Credits: 3
Course description: Examine professional nursing practice in the context of caring for individuals in need of kidney transplantation. Emphasis is placed on the delivery of competent, safe and ethical care for this patient population, as guided by the nursing process, evidence-based practices and a person-centred approach to care. Methods and tools that support clinical decision-making and comprehensive approaches to care are emphasized.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: NRSG10116
Course description: Deepen, integrate and apply knowledge related to concepts, care and treatments modalities in nephrology nursing through a coordinated online seminar and mentored practicum. Learners will apply professional practice concepts and synthesize knowledge acquired throughout the program by developing and presenting a knowledge integration project that emphasizes an evidence-based and person-centred approach to meeting complex needs of populations at risk for or affected by kidney disease. Building upon curricular outcomes of the program, emphasis is placed on emerging trends, issues and health system transformation priorities related to the growing need to provide care in community-based settings.
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: NRSG10108 and NRSG10115 and NRSG10117 and NRSG10119 and NRSG10120
Course description: Understand authentic therapeutic relationships within the context of caring for the person with kidney disease through health promotion, disease prevention and management and palliative/end-of-life care. A person-and family-centered approach is emphasized as foundational to developing and implementing an individual plan of care in collaboration with the inter-professional team. Team-based interventions to support patient empowerment and well-being throughout the lifespan and course of treatment are stressed.
Credits: 3
Course description: Understand the complexities related to the lived experience of individuals living with and families affected by kidney disease. Person-centred chronic disease management models are used to analyze the appropriateness and comprehensiveness of design and delivery aspects of systems, services and supports for individuals, communities and populations at risk for or living with kidney disease.
Credits: 3

The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change.

Course Code Course Name Fall
(Sep to Dec)
Winter
(Jan to Apr)
Spring
(May to Aug)
NRSG10116 Normal and Abnormal Kidney Function

OntarioLearn

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NRSG10120 Living with Chronic Kidney Disease

OntarioLearn

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NRSG10119 Nursing Care Across the Kidney Disease Trajectory OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
NRSG10115 Renal Replacement Therapies - Nursing Care of the Hemodialysis Patient OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
NRSG10108 Renal Replacement Therapies - Nursing Care of the Peritoneal Dialysis Patient OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
NRSG10117 Renal Replacement Therapies - Nursing Care of the Transplant Patient OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
NRSG10118 Mentored Knowledge Integration Project OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
Getting Started

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