This certificate is designed for RNs employed in and/or seeking to advance their practice in obstetric nursing following a holistic, comprehensive model of maternity-care delivery. Content includes assessments, evidence-informed nursing interventions, and development of collaborative partnerships with obstetrical clients, their support person, and other interprofessional team members.
You will have the opportunity to develop high level critical thinking, care planning, leadershi, and professional practice skills. Special attention is paid to current trends in the delivery of maternity care in both hospital and community settings in Canada. 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||Fall Winter Summer online|
|Essentials of Prenatal and Postnatal Care||OBST 501||Fall Winter online|
|Fetal Health Surveillance||OBST 503||Fall Summer online|
|Obstetric Nursing for the High Risk Client||OBST 505||Fall Summer online|
|Obstetric Nursing: Clinical||OBST 510|
|Pain, Labour and Birth Management||OBST 502||Summer online|
|The Newborn: Assessment and Initial Management||OBST 504||Fall Summer online|