Critical Care Program - Saint John's - Newfoundland & Labrador - Center for Nursing Studies - I1095

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Critical Care Program - Online

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Critical Care Program - Online

  • Objectives
    This program is designed to enable registered nurses to acquire the necessary knowledge and practice expertise to care for clients in a critical care setting.
  • Practical experience
    There is a Clinical Experience aspect associated with this program.
  • Entry requirements
    Registered Nurses
  • Academic title
    Critical Care Program Completion Certificate
  • Course description
    Critical Care Modules

    Module One - Introduction to Critical Care Nursing

        Focuses on professional issues, individual and family response to critical care issues, as well as other considerations in the critical care setting

    Module Two - Tools and Concepts for the Critical Care Nurse

        Includes basic electrocardiography, dysrhythmia interpretation, hemodynamic  monitoring, ventilatory assistance, code management and shock

    Module Three - Nursing Care for Specific Alterations

        Focuses on alterations in the cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, renal, gastrointestinal and endocrine systems

    Module Four - Multi-System Alterations

        Includes seven identified content areas as well as special considerations and critical care assessments.

    Clinical Experience

    Upon successful completion of the theoretical and laboratory components of the program, a four-to-six week preceptored clinical experience in a critical care setting is required.  Learners with prior critical care clinical experience may opt to complete a clinical project in their own setting.

    The laboratory component, clinical experience/project will be evaluated using the pass/fail grading scheme.

    Learners will be accommodated in their own geographic region as much as possible.

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