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  • Overview

    Program Description

    This program is designed for Registered Nurses (RN's) who have recently graduated or would like to gain employment in Emergency Nursing.  This program enhances the participant's problem solving, decision making abilities and technical skills in Emergency Nursing; including emergency departments, urgent care units or out posting settings.  Completion of the certificate academically prepares the nurse for the CNA Emergency Nursing Certification Exam.

  • Courses

    Program Requirements

    Level 1 Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    NRSG-1001 Basic Electrocardiography 2
    This course is designed for health care professionals employed in acute care facilities to learn basic ECG interpretation. Content includes related anatomy and physiology, components of the cardiac cycle, arrhythmias, therapies and electrical treatment.
    NRSG-1081 Issues in Emergency Nursing 2
    This introductory course within the emergency nursing program enables learners to identify and reflect common issues. Discussion topics include: professionalism, accountability, leadership, ethical concerns, legalities, adapting to change, interdisciplinary communication, decision-making, conflict resolution, assertiveness, stress management, advocacy, cultural diversity, quality improvement and public relations. The role of the Canadian Nurses Association in specialty certification is discussed..
    NRSG-6042 Clinical Foundations in Emergency Care 2
    This course addresses those aspects of Emergency nursing which contribute to its specialty status: triage, vascular access and fluid replacement, interfacility transfer and transport, abuse, neglect, assault, violence including violence in the Emergency Department, collection and preservation of evidence, pain and wound management.
    NRSG-6043 System Specific Emerg Conditions-Adult 4
    This course begins with life-threatening airway, breathing, circulatory and neurological emergencies. The various types of shock will be addressed in depth. Each system will be discussed including psychiatric and obstetrical emergencies. Interpretation of laboratory reports will accompany the systems approach. Special attention will be given to the geriatric population.
    NRSG-6044 Paediatric & Adolescent Emergencies 2
    This course provides opportunities for learners to develop an in-depth knowledge of the various emergencies that affect children. Specific information related to communication skills required to interview children and their parents, communicable and 'non' communicable disorders, child abuse, poisoning, and self-induced disorders such as attempted suicide, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia will be covered.
    NRSG-6046 Environmental Emergencies 1
    This course focuses on the effects of environmental emergencies on both the client and the emergency department. Topics discussed include bites and stings, toxicology and poisoning, chemical spills, hypo/hypothermia, water and altitude related emergencies, lightening strikes and disaster preparedness.
    NRSG-6047 Emergency Nursing Clinical Practice 8
    Provides an opportunity to integrate theoretical knowledge with practical experience in an emergency setting, Personal learning objectives will be developed in collaboration with preceptors.
    PSYC-6003 Helping Families in Crisis 1
    This course, in the Emergency Nursing certificate, focuses on communication with families, the dynamics of crisis, grieving and loss, organ and tissue donation, client advocacy, critical incident stress management and crisis intervention skills.
    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 6 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program