Nephrology

Seneca College Certificate

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Overview

The Nephrology certificate program prepares graduates to deliver kidney care to affected patients across all stages of kidney care from early detection through dialysis, palliative care, and transplant.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can find employment in various environments such as kidney disease and dialysis clinics, acute health care units, and in-home care.

Entry Requirements

Current registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Practical Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario, or equivalent from another province.

English Language Proficiency at the certificate level as indicated in Seneca's Admission Requirements:

  • Minimum TOEFL score of 560 (paper based) or 80 (internet based with no test below 20), OR
  • IELTS Academic with an overall minimum score of 6.0 (no single test core below 5.5), OR
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) score of 58

TOEFL/IELTS/PTE is not required in the case where the candidate holds a credential from an English speaking country.

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Curriculum

NEP100
Living with Chronic Kidney Disease
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This course prepares students by providing a deepened understanding of the complexities related to the experiences and effects of kidney disease on the daily life of individuals and their families. Throughout the course, there will be an emphasis on person centered care as it applies to kidney disease. Students will be given the opportunity to examine current research, use critical thinking and problem solving skills, and incorporate nursing models and frameworks to further their understanding of the lived reality that kidney disease patients and their families must undertake.




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NEP101
Normal and Abnormal Kidney Function
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This course prepares the learner with the knowledge required to understand the normal anatomical structures and physiological functions of the renal system. It introduces the experienced nurse to etiology and pathophysiology related to acute and chronic kidney conditions, their diagnoses, typical progression and common implications for individuals at risk for developing or affected by kidney disease and their families.




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NEP102
Nursing Care Across the Kidney Disease Trajectory
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This course deepens the learner's understanding of authentic therapeutic relationships within the context of caring for the person with kidney disease through health promotion, disease prevention and management, and palliative care/end-of-life care. A person- and family-centered approach is emphasized as foundational to developing and implementing an individual plan of care in collaboration with the interprofessional team. Team-based interventions to support patient empowerment and well-being throughout the lifespan and course of treatment are stressed.




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NEP103
Renal Replacement Therapy Nursing Care of the Hemodialysis Patient
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Prerequisite(s):

NEP101 and Proof of current RN/RPN registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario

Hemodialysis is a common renal replacement therapy offered in hospital-based units and increasingly in community-based settings, including the home. This course prepares the learner with requisite knowledge for providing competent, safe and ethical care to the hemodialysis patient, as guided by the nursing process, evidence-based practices and a person-centered approach to care. Methods and tools that support clinical decision-making and comprehensive approaches to care are emphasized.




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NEP104
Renal Replacement Therapy Nursing Care of the Peritoneal Dialysis Patient
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Prerequisite(s):

NEP101 and Proof of current RN/RPN registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario

This course examines professional nursing practice in the context of caring for individuals undergoing peritoneal dialysis. Emphasis is placed on the delivery of competent, safe and ethical care for this patient population, as guided by the nursing process, evidence-based practices and a person-centered approach to care. Methods and tools that support clinical decision-making and comprehensive approaches to care are emphasized.




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NEP105
Renal Replacement Therapy Nursing Care of the Transplant Patient
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This course examines professional nursing practice in the context of caring for individuals in need of kidney transplantation. Emphasis is placed on the delivery of competent, safe and ethical care for this patient population, as guided by the nursing process, evidence-based practices and a person-centred approach to care. Methods and tools that support clinical decision-making and comprehensive approaches to care are emphasized.




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NEP106
Mentored Knowledge Integration Project
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Prerequisite(s):

NEP103, NEP104 and NEP105

This course provides the learner with opportunities to deepen, integrate and apply knowledge related to concepts, care and treatments modalities in nephrology nursing. Learners will apply professional practice concepts and synthesize knowledge acquired throughout the program by developing and presenting a knowledge integration project that emphasizes an evidence-based and person-centred approach to meeting complex needs of populations at risk for or affected by kidney disease. Building upon curricular outcomes of the program, emphasis is placed on emerging trends, issues and health system transformation priorities related to the growing need to provide care in community-based settings.




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Program Outcomes

Upon graduation, students will have the knowledge and skills needed to deliver kidney care to patients across all stages of the kidney care journey.

Graduation/Convocation

When you meet all program requirements and become eligible for a certificate, diploma, or degree, you must inform the Registrar by completing a Graduation Application form and paying the graduation and alumni fee. Certificates, diplomas, and applied degrees are issued twice a year in the Fall (October) and Spring (June).

For further information including deadlines and fees, please visit the  Convocation website or contact the Convocation Office at 416-491-5050 ext. 77461.

Pathways

Honours Bachelor Degree - Collaborative Nursing (with York University) (BSCN) (MTCU Code 81400)

Chronic Disease Management OCGC (CDM) (for international students)

Program Contacts

Jacqueline Bar
Program Assistant
Jacqueline.Bar@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22505


Lisa Harfield
Academic Program Manager
Lisa.Harfield@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22526


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