Rural and Remote Nursing
Rural and Remote Nurses require a wide range of knowledge and skills to work effectively in situations of minimal support and few resources.
Learn the intricacies of health care for Indigenous people in Canada, the complexities of servicing rural and remote areas, evaluating the influence of geography and social determinants on health behaviours and health status, prevention of chronic disease, professional conduct and much more!
Designed for nurses looking to learn the skills required to work in a rural and remote setting, open up opportunities in the health care field in a variety of locations.
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/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
Completion Requirement: 5 courses
For current course availability, scheduling and fee information please see the Continuing Education Catalogue.
|Course Number||Course Name||Course Hours||Description|
|NRSG10098||Rural and Remote Nursing: Provision of Chronic Disease Management||45||Explore the concepts of chronic disease, both physical and mental, management within a rural context. Examine unique challenges for gerontological care, diabetes and cardiovascular issues in remote locations. Develop assessment and planning skills to support chronic disease.|
|NRSG10097||Rural and Remote Nursing: Professional Conduct||45||Evaluate the need to create professional practice environments in rural areas and utilize health/nursing informatics in relation to rural nursing practice. Identify and examine current technology strategies available to assist rural nursing needs. Understand professionalism in a rural context and the significant implications in terms of affirming and identifying sources of successful interactions within the role of rural nurse.|
|NRSG10093||Rural and Remote Nursing: Primary Health Care||45||Health promotion and disease prevention health strategies and principles will be identified and implemented as they relate to a rural community. Evaluate the influence of geography and social determinants on health behaviours and health status. Assess the role and influence of the nurse in these communities. Examine preventative health, health literacy and program development in such settings.|
|NRSG10095||Rural and Remote Nursing:Health Care for Indigenous People in Canada||45||Explore the meaning of culture and health as it relates to First Nations populations in rural and remote settings. Examine literature articulating the relationship between healthcare providers and First Nations peoples such as the effects of colonialism and residential schools. Includes issues of mental health, environmental effects, domestic violence and poverty.|
|NRSG10094||Rural and Remote Nursing:Foundations||45||Understand the foundational components of rural health nursing focusing on historical context and the growing need for advanced expertise in Rural Nurses. Examine the need and scope of Rural and Remote nursing and the complexity of servicing these locations.|