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Accelerated Critical Care Specialty

Bilingual Micro-Credential

Program Description:

The Accelerated Critical Care Speciality Micro-Credential offers a flexible, professional development opportunity to critical care registered nurses or registered nurses interested in working in critical care. Learners will gain advanced knowledge and specialized skills in respiratory, palliative, cardiac and critical care. Opportunities are provided to apply new knowledge in a critical care simulation environment. 

This program is designed to help prepare registered nurses for the CNA Critical Care Nursing Certification Examination.

Schedule:

Spring Session:

Spring 2022

(June 15 - August 30)

Fall 2022

(Sept. 5 - Dec. 17)

Winter 2023

(Jan. 9 - April 22)

Spring 2023

(May 1 - Aug. 12)

4 courses Cardiac Care (40 hours) 3 courses Cardiac Care (30 hours) 1 course Palliative Care (10 hours) 3 courses Respiratory Care (30 hours)
1 course Palliative Care (10 hours) 3 courses Palliative Care (30 hours) 3 courses Respiratory Care (30 hours) 1 course Critical Care Part 2 (30 hours)

 

 

1 course Critical Care Part 1(30 hours) 1 course Simulation in Critical Care (30 hours)
Total: 50 hours Total: 60 hours Total: 70 hours Total: 90 hours

Fall Session:

Fall 2022

(Sept. 5 - Dec. 17)

Winter 2023

(Jan. 9 - April 22)

Spring 2023

(May 1 - Aug. 12)

6 courses Cardiac Care (60 hours) 2 course Palliative Care (20 hours) 3 courses Respiratory Care (30 hours)
3 course Palliative Care (30 hours) 3 courses Respiratory Care (30 hours) 1 course Critical Care Part 2 (30 hours)

 

1 course Critical Care Part 1 (30 hours) 1 course Simulation in Critical Care (30 hours)
  1 course Cardiac Care (10 hours)  
Total: 90 hours Total: 90 hours Total: 90 hours

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements:

Your registration becomes official only when the required documentation has been received and you have received a confirmation email.

  • You must be a Registered Nurse
  • Thanks to a partnership with Health Sciences North (HSN) and the Ministry of Health the first 20 Registered Nurses employed by HSN that register will have their full tuition paid.

 

Admission Form:

Admission Form

Important Information

How much time should I spend on one course every week?

You should set aside 3 - 15 hours a week to read, work on assignments, do research, participate in online discussions, and watch videos.

 

How do I access my online/distance education course?

The Centre for Continuing Learning uses the learning management system Desire2Learn (D2L). You will have access to your course(s) on the first day of the course.

 

Will I have to write a final exam?

Your course may contain a final assessment. You will be able to complete your assessment online within our learning management system.  

What is a Micro-Credential?

Each micro-credential is made up of one or more micro-courses. To complete and earn your micro-credential you will need to complete the required micro-course(s) for that topic.

A micro-credential is a short program, typically 12 weeks or less, that is awarded for completing one or multiple micro-courses that are focused on a specific skill or competency. You will receive your micro-credential in the form of a certificate.

 

What is a Micro-Course?

Our micro-courses can be taken individually with no prerequisites required. If you see a micro-course that you are interested in, you can register for it! 
 
Our micro-courses are short, accessible, flexible, and affordable learning opportunities. These courses are what you will be registering for when pursuing a micro-credential. They are between 10-45 hours of study in total and are delivered over a 6–12-week period. They contain clearly defined learning outcomes and objectives. Our online (asynchronous) offerings allow students the opportunity to learn at their own pace. Micro-courses may be offered as synchronous (live) in-person/online workshops or asynchronous (allows you to learn on your own schedule, within a certain timeframe) using an online learning management system. Additionally, in some cases, our micro-courses will be offered as a combination of both asynchronous and synchronous. Every one of our upcoming micro-course offerings will have their delivery method listed so that you can make an informed decision and choose the learning style that works best for you.

It is important to note that if you would like to earn a micro-credential you will need to complete the required micro-courses for that topic.

 

We can help walk you through this process and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at continuinglearning@laurentian.ca