Field of Study
This certificate is designed for RNs employed in and/or seeking to advance their practice in perinatal nursing following a holistic, comprehensive model of maternity-care delivery. You will learn nursing assessment; evidence-informed nursing interventions; and how to develop collaborative and consultative partnerships with obstetrical clients, their support systems and other health-care practitioners.
You will also develop high level critical thinking, care planning, leadership and professional practice skills. Special attention is paid to current changes in the delivery of maternity care in both the hospital and community settings in Canada. The program prepares the RN to take a leadership role in patient care management and health teaching for the low- and high-risk maternity client and her family. This certificate is based on the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) competencies for perinatal nurses and completion of the certificate academically prepares the learner for the Perinatal Nursing Certification Exam.
- Registered Nurse (RN)
|Course Name||Course Code||Offered|
|Breastfeeding Basics||OBST 508|
|Essentials of Prenatal and Postnatal Care||OBST 501|
|Fetal Health Surveillance||OBST 503|
|Obstetric Nursing for the High Risk Client||OBST 505|
|Obstetric Nursing: Clinical||OBST 510|
|Pain, Labour and Birth Management||OBST 502|
|The Newborn: Assessment and Initial Management||OBST 504|