Pediatric Nursing Certificate - 950

Mohawk College Certificate
Online
Completion Requirement: 7 courses
nurse with baby in hospital setting
Overview

Expand knowledge and skills in Pediatric Nursing with an in depth study of content essential to the provision of effective nursing care for the pediatric population (infancy to adolescence) and their families with emphasis on community setting.

Nursing Specialization increases potential to find employment in Pediatric Units and in community settings.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admissions & 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.

There are a number of ways to register. Visit our how to register page for more information. Clinical courses are designated (SA) and thus departmental approval is required for registration with proof of admission requirements.

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.

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course. 

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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.

Note: You MUST register for HLTH10223 and complete required clearances prior to registering for your clinical. For information on clinical experiences and HLTH10223 please see the Field Placement/Clinical tab.

 

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Apply knowledge and skills of pediatric nursing acquired from prior nursing modules in a preceptored clinical placement. Focus will be on provision of care to pediatric patients and their families in a community setting.
Prerequisites: NRSG10066 and NRSG10067 and NRSG10068 and NRSG10069 and NRSG10121
Equivalents: CLIN10056
Course description: Explore the growth and development of pediatric clients from infancy to adolescence reviewing the normal physical, cognitive, social and psychological developmental changes of each age group. Designed for RNs & RPNs interested in caring for pediatric clients and their families in the community and in acute care settings, the course will provide key insights into how to support optimal development of pediatric clients in each age group.
Credits: 3
Course description: Study the paediatric population with cardio/respiratory disorders in a community context. Focus will be on pathophysiology, medical and nursing management. Emphasis is on ongoing patient assessment, medication administration and possible med changes due to illness, client education, and communication with patient, family and caregiver. Cultural and spiritual factors will be considered.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: NRSG10057
Course description: Study the paediatric population with gastrointestinal and metabolic disorders in a community context. Focus will be on pathophysiology, medical and nursing management. Emphasis is on ongoing patient assessment, medication administration and possible med changes due to illness, client education, and communication with patient, family and caregiver. Cultural and spiritual factors will be considered.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: NRSG10057
Course description: Examine the pediatric population with altered musculoskeletal, neurological and sensory function. The focus is on pathophysiology. assessment, medical and nursing management. Factors considered are client and family communication, education, cultural and spiritual influences. The community as a clinical setting is a major focus.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: NRSG10057
Course description: Examine the pediatric population with hematological,oncological problems and palliative care needs. Focus on pathophysiology, assessment, medical & nursing management. Factors to be considered are client and family communication, education, cultural and spiritual influences. The community as a clinical setting is a major focus.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: NRSG10057
Course description: Examine the pediatric population with alterations in mental health and developmental or learning disorders. Focus will be on pathophysiology, assessment, medical and nursing management in both acute and community settings. Factors to be considered are client and family communication, education, cultural and spiritual influences.
Prerequisites: NRSG10057

The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.

Course Code Course Name

Fall

(Sep to Dec)

Winter

(Jan to Apr)

Spring

(May to Aug)

NRSG10057 Pediatric Nursing - Introductory MyCanvas MyCanvas  
NRSG10066 Nursing Care of Children with Cardio/Respiratory Disorders MyCanvas   MyCanvas
NRSG10067 Nursing Care of Children with GI & Metabolic Disorders MyCanvas   MyCanvas
NRSG10068 Nursing Care of Children with Altered Musculoskeletal, Neurological and Sensory Function   MyCanvas MyCanvas
NRSG10069 Nursing Care of Children with Hematological, Oncological & Palliative Care Needs     MyCanvas
NRSG10121 Pediatric Mental Health     MyCanvas
CLIN10094 Pediatric Clinical FieldWork FieldWork FieldWork
Getting Started

Login to MyMohawk
MyMohawk is the college portal used to access your student account information, email, grades and more. Your username and password can be found on the Continuing Education Acknowledgement of Registration & Student Account form that was sent to you after you registered for your course. Visit the Getting Started - MyMohawk Guide for step-by-step instructions.

Access Mohawk Email
On the MyMohawk Home screen you will see a link to Mohawk email. Visit the Getting Started – Mohawk Email Guide to learn how to set up your account on your devices.

Access MyCanvas
On the MyMohawk Home screen you will see a link to MyCanvas, Mohawk College’s Learning Management System. Visit the Getting Started - MyCanvas Guide for step-by-step instructions. Please note your course will not appear in MyCanvas until the scheduled start date.

Find your Textbook
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Explore Student Services available 

Online learning courses provide you with the opportunity to learn online, anywhere, at your convenience!  You can study at home or at work - wherever you like, whenever you like, within a predetermined time frame.

Courses are delivered over a set time period and are led by instructors. Most courses do not require that you be online at a certain time of day or night, but that you are active in the course during the schedule. There are scheduled start and end dates and you cannot start courses late nor finish early.

Visit the MyCanvas Course page for registration information and a step-by-step guide to get started. Please note your course will not appear in MyCanvas until the scheduled start date.

Preclinical / Clinical Information

Students preparing for Clinical Placement should visit our Preclinical / Clinical webpage and Clinical FAQ for details and information on the process.

Learning Outcomes

  • Use specialized knowledge & skills to provide safe, competent nursing care to the pediatric population and their families within scope of practice
  • Discuss the psychosocial, cultural, ethical, & political influences on pediatric nursing care
  • Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care in both normal and complex pediatric nursing care situations within scope of practice
  • Update and expand their scientific knowledge using a variety of resources and learning opportunities
  • Utilize critical thinking skills in examining pediatric care and practice issues
  • Implement and promote evidence-based nursing practice through research utilization
  • Promote family-centered care for the pediatric population and their families
  • Utilize principles of health education, adult learning and the teaching learning process to meet the learning needs of the pediatric population and their families

Career Opportunities

Nursing Specialization increases potential to find employment in Pediatric Units and in community settings.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: www.jobbank.gc.ca/home