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Emergency Nursing - Registered Nurse (Graduate Certificate) (Part-time)

Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Program Code:
1157
School:
Health & Life Sciences and Community Services

About the Program

This program provides the RN with the knowledge and skills required to give comprehensive care to patients in the Emergency Department. Throughout the program there will be an emphasis on triage through secondary assessment, critical thinking and problem solving. The clinical care and management of children, adolescents and the elderly in an emergency setting will receive special attention. Focus will also be given to special situations encountered in emergency nursing. This program will assist nurses preparing for the CNA certification exam in Emergency Nursing.

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

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Graduate Opportunities

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

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Program Courses

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Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
NURS8115 Basic Cardiac Arrhythmias
Description: Diseases of the heart affect a large percentage of the North American population. Members of health care professions need to maintain up-to-date knowledge of the most common cardiac arrhythmias to practice effectively. This course provides an introduction to common cardiac arrhythmias covering topics such as cardiac physiology, lead placement, identification of sinus rhythms, mechanisms of common arrhythmias, pacemaker rhythms and life-threatening arrhythmias. Significant nursing interventions to deal with these arrhythmias will be addressed. This course is a foundation for the Cardiac Care, Critical Care and Emergency Nursing certificate programs.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
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NURS8160 ECG Interpretation
Description: Admission: RN, RPN, EMCA, ECG Technicians. (The pre-requisite of NURS8115 is not required for EMCA.) Enhance your assessment skills by learning to read ECGs. This course will introduce you to the basic principles of the 12 Lead ECG. Time will also be spent on recognizing ischemia and myocardial infarctions on the electrocardiogram. This course is part of the Cardiac Care and Emergency Nursing programs.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: NURS8115
CoRequisites:
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NURS8635 Basic Concepts of Emergency Nursing
Description: This course examines the role of the Emergency Nurse, ethical and legal issues encountered in Emergency Nursing, accountability and consumer service concepts, including communication, public relations, cross cultural considerations and the principles of departmental crisis management. It also examines in detail the concept of triage and the current triage standards. It will focus on rapid and accurate assessment, analysis and interpretation of clinical findings, development of a nursing diagnosis and care plan and on-going evaluation and documentation.
Hours: 18
Credits: 1
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NURS8640 Cardiovascular Emergencies
Description: This course explores the specific needs of patients with cardiovascular emergencies. It covers advanced concepts of cardiovascular assessment and pathophysiology and the clinical management of cardiovascular dysfunction in an emergency setting, including related pharmacology and diagnostic testing, coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, aneurysms, congestive heart failure and the principles of ACLS will be discussed in detail. This course is part of the Emergency Nursing program.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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NURS8655 Clinical Practicum I-RN Emergency Nursing
Description: Through practical experience in an Emergency setting, students will apply the knowledge and skills gained in the first half of the program. Students will develop learning objectives based on Program Outcomes and will observe and participate in the care of emergency clients and their families under the supervision of a preceptor.
Hours: 90
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: OHS1320, NURS8990
CoRequisites:
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NURS8680 Emergencies related to the Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat (H.E.E.N.T)
Description: This course provides an in-depth knowledge of emergencies related to the H.E.E.N.T. It covers advanced concepts of H.E.E.N.T. assessment and pathophysiology and the clinical management of injury and disease processes of the H.E.E.N.T. in an emergency setting, including related pharmacology. Among the topics discussed will be eye injuries, fascial fractures, epistaxis, ruptured tympanic membranes and the infections processes. This course is part of the Emergency Nursing program.
Hours: 12
Credits: 1
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NURS8693 Genito-Urinary and Obstetrical/Gynecological Emergencies
Description: This course explores the specific needs of patients experiencing gastrointestinal, genito-urinary, obstetrical and gynecological emergencies. It covers advanced concepts of the assessment and pathophysiology of gastrointestinal, genito-urinary, obstetrical and gynecological dysfunction and injury and their clinical management at an emergency setting, including related pharmacology. Among the topics discussed in detail will be GI bleeding, acute abdominal symptoms, renal failure and colic epididymitis, reproductive and pregnancy related emergencies. This course is part of the Emergency Nursing program.
Hours: 18
Credits: 1
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NURS8700 Musculo-Skeletal and Integumentary System Emergencies
Description: This course provides an in-depth knowledge of musculo-skeletal and integumentary system emergencies. It covers advanced concepts of musculo-skeletal and integumentary system assessment and pathophysiology and the clinical management of musculo-skeletal and integumentary system injury in an emergency setting, including related pharamacology. Among the topics discussed in detail are injury management, muscular trauma, burns and skin disorders. This course is part of the Emergency Nursing program.
Hours: 18
Credits: 1
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NURS8715 Neurological and Endocrinological Emergencies
Description: This course provides an in-depth knowledge of neurological and endocrinological emergencies. It covers advanced concepts of neurological and endocrinological assessment and pathophysiology and the clinical management of neurological dysfunction and injury in an emergency setting, including related pharmacology. Among the topics discussed in detail will be headache, altered levels of consciousness, CVA, brain trauma, spinal cord injury, cerebral bleeding, meningitis, encephalitis and epilepsy. Diabetes, DKA, thyroid and adrenal crises will also be discussed. This course is part of the Emergency Nursing program.
Hours: 18
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
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NURS8720 Pediatric and Gerontological Emergencies
Description: This course provides an in-depth knowledge of specific emergencies commonly experienced by children and the elderly, special considerations related to various emergencies when experienced by children and the elderly and the clinical management of these emergencies. It includes specialized communications skills, pediatric and gerontological triage and assessment and pathophysiological and pharmacological considerations unique to children and the elderly in an emergency setting. Included in the topics discussed in detail are neglect, abuse, poisoning, medication interactions and infectious diseases of childhood and the principles of PALS. This course is part of the Emergency Nursing program.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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NURS8735 Respiratory Emergencies
Description: This course explores the specific needs of the emergency respiratory patient. It includes advanced concepts of respiratory assessment and pathophysiology and the clinical management of altered oxygenation and traumatic chest injuries, including related pharmacology and acid/base imbalance. Management of the ventilated patient and alternatives to intubation (e.g. NIPPV) will also be discussed. This course is part of the Emergency Nursing program.
Hours: 18
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
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NURS8740 Special Considerations and Situations in Emergency Nursing
Description: This course covers special situations encountered in Emergency Nursing including sexual assault and domestic violence, mental health issues and psychiatric emergencies, palliative issues and unexpected death, organ donation, environmental and toxicological emergencies and disaster planning.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
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NURS8980 Gastrointestinal Emergency Nursing
Description: This course explores the specific needs of patients experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) emergencies, including advanced concepts of assessment, pathophysiology of GI, pharmacology and clinical management of a GI crisis. During this course, students will examine abdominal trauma, pain assessment in the emergency department and blood borne diseases related to GI system. Topics on specific abdominal emergencies including: GI bleed, bowel obstruction, gastritis, ulcers, appendicitis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, diverticulitis, esophagitis also will be discussed.
Hours: 18
Credits: 1
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NURS8990 Emergency Nursing Comprehensive Review
Description: This course will provide students an opportunity to consolidate their theoretical knowledge of emergency nursing across the lifespan. Students will integrate theoretical knowledge through the completion of a series of comprehensive on-line case scenarios. Successful completion of this course will help prepare Emergency Nursing students for their upcoming clinical practicum.
Hours: 16
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites: NURS8635, NURS8720, NURS8740, NURS8693, NURS8640, NURS8680, NURS8700, NURS8715, NURS8735, NURS8160, NURS8980
CoRequisites:
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OHS1320 Safety in the Workplace
Description: This course focuses on developing awareness and skills for the student to safely manage and conduct him or herself within a variety of employment settings. Through the nine units of the course, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of General Health and Safety guidelines, including WHMIS, Fire Safety and Workplace Violence. The unit on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act will instruct the student on the requirements for Accessible Customer Service and Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulations. General information on Safe Driving, Privacy of Information and Hand Washing will be addressed as well. The course also provides participants with critical information regarding their insurance coverage (WSIB or other) while employed. As well as guidelines to follow in the event of an injury. Participants will receive a printable Record of Completion upon successful conclusion of this course, in order to demonstrate awareness of safe working practices to their employers.
Hours: 14
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
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Dawn Lovie, dlovie@conestogac.on.ca, 519-748-5220 ext. 8084

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