2 Semesters (8 Months)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

About the Program

This eight-month graduate certificate program provides nurses with specialized training related to the prevention and management of chronic diseases. These diseases impairs everyday physical and mental functions and reduce the ability to perform daily activities. Chronic disease management is a specialization that allows nurses to apply their practical knowledge to create patient care programs for chronic conditions. As a graduate of this program, you will be well equipped to treat patients with chronic health conditions including cardiovascular diseases (heart and stroke), cancer, diabetes, arthritis, chronic respiratory diseases and chronic depression. You will also acquire the skills to manage a patient’s chronic condition, plan an individualized intervention plan, educate patients on self- management plans and assess a patient’s condition based on outcome tools.

Work Experience

Field Placement

You will complete 150 hours in a clinical placement at a local acute care hospital, rehabilitation centre or a long-term care facility and apply your skills with the supervision of a clinical supervisor.

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of employers waiting for you:

  • Acute care hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Community health-care centres


Throughout this program, you will be introduced to the Ontario/Canadian policy/procedures/protocols and guidelines as per Best Practice Guidelines for medication administrations including:

  • IV
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ostomy care
  • Catheterization
  • NG tube insertion and care
  • Wound care
  • Mobilization
  • Documentation

Professional Certification/ Affiliation

This course of study will enhance the ability to meet some of the competencies required to write board exams, such as the NCLEX and CPRNE.