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Registered Nurse Critical Care Nursing

Available at: Online

Overview

Critical care nurses are responsible for the most vulnerable patients, in the most acute care environments. Those working in critical care are expected to monitor, assess and treat critically ill patients and thus must have an in-depth knowledge base and skill level related to the conditions, treatments and environments in which these patients are cared for. This program, through online theory courses, simulation and real world clinical experience, will provide the nurse with the necessary knowledge and skills to competently care for this patient population and work efficiently and effectively in the care environments.

Students will have access to local faculty in our campus communities of Kingston, Brockville, or Cornwall.

Highlights

Career Opportunities

Critical care nursing is delivered in a range of highly technologically supported health care settings including hospital care units, post-anesthetic care units, emergency departments, catheterization labs, flight and transport care and outreach programs in hospitals as members of critical care response teams.

Program Name

Registered Nurse Critical Care Nursing

Program Code

0415

Credential

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Start Dates

January
April
September

Program Duration

Location (Campus)

Online

Canadian Fees

$1850.00 tuition + $338.75 ancillary fees.

International Fees

This program is not open to International students.

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program.  Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals.  These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential.  For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2020-21

Required Courses
RNCC 63 Introduction to Critical Care Nursing
RNCC 60 Fundamentals of Critical Nursing and Advanced Assessment
RNCC 62 Cardiovascular Concerpts in Critical Care Nursing - General
RNCC 65 Renal and Endocrine Concepts in Critical Care
RNCC 66 GI/Shock Concepts in Critical Care
RNCC 70 Respiratory Concepts in Critical Care Nursing
RNCC 76 Neurological Concepts in Critical Care Nursing
RNCC 69 Critical Care Nusing Clinical Practicum
RNCC 74 Critical Care Nursing Simulation and Skills Labs

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit www.ontransfer.ca to search for options relevant to your program area of study.



    Admission Requirements

    Ontario College Diploma, Advance Diploma or Degree or Equivalent in Nursing.

    Proof of registration as a registered nurse (RN) with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Current experience in acute care is recommended.

    You must provide your CNO registered number for your application by emailing ask@sl.on.ca

    Prerequisites

    Health Requirements

    CPR Level C - HCP

    Clear CPIC including vulnerable sector

    Up to date immunizations. Please contact immunizations@sl.on.ca for detailed requirements or any questions you may have.

    Testimonials

    The people that I worked for in my co-op program had taken the Graphic Design course at St. Lawrence. And they said it was one of the best schools that they had gone to. That’s why I chose St. Lawrence College.

    Jen Chambers

    Program Contact

    Katherine Poser
    KPoser@sl.on.ca

    Admissions Information

    Connect with a Student Recruitment Officer:
    ask@sl.on.ca

    International Students Contact:
    international@sl.on.ca


    Additional Information

    Advanced Standing

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