Our Acute Care Nursing Program 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 program 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.
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).
Once you have completed all the requirements of this program, you can request to receive a certificate of completion. Once you complete the program requirements, you may wish to complete our NURS 1116 Acute Care Nursing Clinical course as it gives you the opportunity to apply your learning and adds a practical component to your acute care nursing education. However, NURS 1116 Acute Care Nursing Clinical is not a requirement for this program.
Core Courses (Four)
This is the required completion order. One of these:
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All of these: