• Acute Care Nursing Certificate

    Our Acute Care Nursing Certificate prepares you to work in acute care settings. Develop your nursing knowledge while you gain the expertise you need to deliver comprehensive care to the acutely ill adult. Practice applying critical thinking, advanced assessment and decision-making skills by working with simulated patients who are experiencing rapidly deteriorating health conditions. This nursing certificate emphasizes holistic care, cultural diversity/sensitivity, critical thinking and reflective practice. Courses take a patient-focused, family-centred and interprofessional approach. Current research, adult learning principles, social justice, best practices and lived experience provide the foundation for learning.


    If you are looking to apply your learning and add a practical component to your acute care nursing education, check out our NURS 1116 Acute Care Nursing Clinical course. NURS 1116 is not a requirement for this certificate.


    You must be a registered nurse (RN or RPN). If you are an internationally educated nurse, you must have a letter from the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).

    Completion Details

    You must complete the courses in the order shown below.

    Compulsory Courses (Four)