Registered Nurse - Perinatal Nursing Certificates - High Risk Obstetrics - 877
Expand knowledge and skills in Perinatal Nursing with an in-depth study of obstetrical/neonatal nursing of mother, fetus/newborn and family from preconception to six weeks postpartum. Emphasizes physiology, evidenced-based practice, research and nursing management. The Obstetrics Stream (877) of the Perinatal Nursing Certificate prepares RN's for the Canadian Nurses Association Perinatal Nursing Certification Examination.
This program consists of online learning, fieldwork/clinical hours and a 10 hour in-class Neonatal Resuscitation workshop. Upon successful completion of 7 required courses, students will be awarded an Ontario College Graduate Certificate.
For the program of studies and course descriptions, please see the "Program of Studies" tab. For the most current course offering, scheduling and fee information please see the Continuing Education Catalogue.
Admission & Registration
- Proof of current RN 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.
Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2017/18 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.
|Register||Course number||Course title||Course Hours|
|Register||CLIN10002||Obstetrical Nursing 1 Clinical Experience||72.00|
|Register||CLIN10003||Obstetrical Nursing 2 Clinical Experience||72.00|
|Register||HSCI10163||Neonatal Resuscitation-Provider Certification||10.00|
|Register||NRSG10102||Perinatal Nursing: Reproductive Health & Pregnancy||42.00|
|Register||NRSG10103||Perinatal Nursing: Labour, Delivery and Newborn Care||42.00|
|Register||NRSG10106||Obstetrics 1: Antepartum, Intrapartum and Postpartum Complications in Pregnancy||42.00|
|Register||NRSG10107||Obstetrics 2: Management of High Risk Patients in Emergencies||42.00|
- Use specialized knowledge and skills to provide safe, competent nursing care to families across the childbearing cycle
- Discuss the psychosocial, cultural, ethical, & political influences on maternal and neonatal care
- Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care in both normal and complex perinatal care situations
- Update and expand their scientific knowledge using a variety of resources and learning opportunities
- Utilize critical thinking skills in examining perinatal care and practice issues
- Implement and promote evidence-based nursing practice through research utilization
- Promote family-centred care for childbearing families
- Utilize principles of health education, adult learning, and the teaching-learning process to meet the learning needs of childbearing families
Preclinical / Clinical Information
Clinical experiences may be completed in your own community provided suitable clinical units are available and willing to take students. You will be expected to develop a learning plan which is an opportunity to design the clinical experience to meet individual learning needs.
Credit for Prior Learning
If you already work in maternal-child nursing, application can be made through Prior Learning Assessment to challenge the clinical experience. Proof of work experience must be provided.
Challenge exams for Introduction to Perinatal Nursing 1 and 2 will be available in Fall 2017 for Nurses with appropriate knowledge, skills and clinical experience who believe they are able to proceed more quickly through the certificate. Prerequisites for the challenge exam include current/recent clinical experience and related knowledge.
Perinatal High Risk Obstetrics Nursing Certificate for Registered Nurses
This provides an increasing level of complexity in care practice as well as critical thinking skills. The courses follow a logical progression and build upon each other therefore it is expected that students will complete the program in the following sequence:
|Obstetrics Nursing Certificate|
|Introduction to Perinatal Nursing 1 (NRSG10055)|
|Introduction to Perinatal Nursing 2 (NRSG10056)|
|Neonatal Resuscitation (HSCI10163)|
|Obstetrical Nursing 1 (Advanced) (NRSG10049)
Obstetrical Nursing 1 Clinical Experience (CLIN10002)
|Obstetrical Nursing 2 (Advanced) (NRSG10051)
Obstetrical Nursing 2 Clinical Experience (CLIN10003)