Registered Nurse - Perinatal Nursing Certificates - Neonatal - 876
Expand your knowledge and skills in Perinatal Nursing with an in-depth study of neonatal nursing!
Emphasizing physiology, evidenced-based practice, research and nursing management, this program will help you understand the needs of the mother, fetus/newborn, and family from preconception to six weeks postpartum.
Combining theory and hands-on clinical learning, this program covers reproductive healthy and pregnancy, labour, delivery and newborn care. Prepare for many opportunities using specialized skills to provide safe, competent nursing care to families across the childbearing cycle, including caring for critically ill neonates, and term and pre-term neonates.
This program helps prepare RN's for the Canadian Nurses Association Perinatal Nursing Certification Examination.
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.
If you have any questions about this program, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!
Admission & Registration
- Proof of current RN 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.
Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2018/19 academic year. Students who are currently in progress should contact us regarding a strategy for completion.
Please see below for course descriptions and delivery information. For the most current course availability, scheduling and fee information please see the Continuing Education Catalogue.
|Register||Course number||Course title||Course Hours|
|Register||CLINNSCF2||Advanced Neonatal Nursing 1 Clinical Experience||72.00|
|Register||CLINNSCF4||Advanced Neonatal Nursing 2 Clinical Experience||72.00|
|Register||HSCI10163||Neonatal Resuscitation-Provider Certification||10.00|
|N/A||NRSG10102||Perinatal Nursing: Reproductive Health & Pregnancy||42.00|
|N/A||NRSG10103||Perinatal Nursing: Labour, Delivery and Newborn Care||42.00|
|N/A||NRSG10104||Neonatal 1: Advanced Nursing Care of Term and Preterm Neonates||42.00|
|N/A||NRSG10105||Neonatal 2: Advanced Nursing Care of Critically Ill Neonates||42.00|
Frequently Asked Questions
- 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.