Registered Practical Nurse - Maternal Newborn Nursing - 040
Develop knowledge and skills in Perinatal Nursing as an RPN!
Explore a comprehensive study of nursing care of mother, fetus/newborn and family, from preconception to six weeks postpartum.
Through a combination of theory and hands-on clinical work, there is a strong emphasis on physiology, evidenced based practice, research and nursing management. Improve your ability to provide effective, safe and satisfying care to patients and their families, including newborn and family assessments, problem recognition, newborn complications and more.
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 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.
Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2018/19 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.
Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks.
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||CLIN10073||RPN Maternal, Newborn and Family Care Clinical Experience||84.00|
|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||NRSG10122||Perinatal RPN Maternal Care||42.00|
|N/A||NRSG10123||Perinatal Newborn and Family Care||42.00|
|Perinatal Nursing: Reproductive Health & Pregnancy||X||X||X|
|Perinatal Nursing: Labour, Delivery and Newborn Care||X||X||X|
|Neonatal Resuscitation - Provider Certificate||X||X||X|
|Perinatal RPN Maternal Care||X||X|
|Perinatal Newborn and Family Care (RPN)||X||X|
|RPN Perinatal Nursing Clinical||X||X||X|
Frequently Asked Questions
- Use specialized knowledge & skills to provide safe, competent nursing care within RPN scope of practice to families across the childbearing cycle
- Discuss the psychosocial, cultural, ethical & political influences on maternal and neonatal care
- Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing are in perinatal nursing care situations within RPN scope of practice
- Update and expand their scientific knowledge using a variety of resources and learning opportunities
- Utilize critical thinking skills in examining perinatal care & 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
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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.
Preclinical / Clinical Information
These 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.