This eight-month graduate certificate program prepares Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses with additional knowledge and skills to competently care for individuals and their families experiencing cardiovascular illness. The combined theory and clinical courses will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and judgment to practice safely in an acute coronary care setting. This is a specialized and highly skilled area of nursing that requires knowledge of advanced training and clinical expertise. You will learn about care from ER to ICU, to Cardiac Cath Lab to advanced diagnostic techniques. This will include patient teaching, goal setting and understanding the clinical pathways for patients with cardiac disorders. Target audience – RNs, RPNs, hospitals (both local and international
You will complete 150 hours in a clinical placement at a local acute care hospital or rehabilitation facility and apply your skills with the supervision of a clinical supervisor.
As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options within:
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:
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.