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Nephrology Nursing (Online)

Highlights

The number of Canadians at risk for or living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is on the rise, due in part to the aging of the population and the prevalence of diabetes and hypertension. This certificate, designed for RNs and RPNs, prepares participants to deliver kidney care to affected patients across all stages of the kidney care journey, from early detection through dialysis, palliative care and transplant. Gain the knowledge you need to provide care, advocate for patients and their families and work within an inter-professional collaboration in a professional and ethical framework.

Admission Requirements

  • RN or RPN with a current Certificate of Competence.

Some courses require additional textbooks and/or materials. Please visit your campus store in-person or online: Peterborough Campus Store or Lindsay Campus Store.


Certificates must be completed within five years. Once you have completed all certificate requirements, please contact us again for your official certification.

Courses in Nephrology Nursing (Online)

Details and registration below

Nephrology - Core

Renal Replacement Therapies - Nursing Care of the Peritoneal Dialysis Patient (NRSG242)

Examine professional nursing practice in the context of caring for individuals undergoing peritoneal dialysis. Emphasis is placed on the delivery of competent, safe and ethical care for this patient population, as guided by the nursing process, evidence-based practices and a person-centered approach to care. Methods and tools that support clinical decision-making and comprehensive approaches to care are emphasized. Pre-requisite or prior learning: Normal and Abnormal Kidney Function, Current RN/RPN registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario

Renal Replacement Therapies - Nursing Care of the Hemodialysis Patient (NRSG241)

Hemodialysis is a common renal replacement therapy offered in hospital-based units and increasingly in community-based settings, including the home. This course prepares the learner with requisite knowledge for providing competent, safe and ethical care to the hemodialysis patient, as guided by the nursing process, evidence-based practices and a person-centered approach to care. Methods and tools that support clinical decision-making and comprehensive approaches to care are emphasized. Pre-requisite or prior learning: Normal and Abnormal Kidney Function, Current RN/RPN registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario

Normal and Abnormal Kidney Function (NRSG239)

Review the normal anatomical and structures and physiological functions of the renal system. It introduces the experienced nurse to etiology and pathophysiology related to acute and chronic kidney conditions, their diagnoses, typical progression and common implications for individuals at risk for developing or affected by kidney disease and their families. Pre-requisite: Current RN/RPN registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.

Renal Replacement Therapies - Nursing Care of the Transplant Patient (NRSG243)

Examines professional nursing practice in the context of caring for individuals in need of kidney transplantation. Emphasis is placed on the delivery of competent, safe and ethical care for this patient population as guided by the nursing process, evidence-based practices and a person-centred approach to care. Methods and tools that support clinical decision-making and comprehensive approaches to care are emphasized. Pre-requisite or prior learning: Normal and Abnormal Kidney Function, Current RN/RPN registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario

Nursing Care Across the Kidney Disease Trajectory (NRSG240)

This course deepens the understanding of authentic therapeutic relationships within the context of caring for the person with kidney disease through health promotion, disease prevention and management and palliative/end-of-life care. A person-and family-centered approach is emphasized as foundational to developing and implementing an individual plan of care in collaboration with the inter-professional team. Team-based interventions to support patient empowerment and well-being throughout the lifespan and course of treatment are stressed. Pre-requisite: Current RN/RPN registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario

Living with Chronic Kidney Disease (NRSG238)

ain a deepened understanding of the complexities related to the experiences and effects of kidney disease on the daily life of individuals and their families. Emphasis is on the RN/RPN's person-centered care as it applies to kidney disease. You will be given the opportunity to examine current research, use critical thinking and problem solving skills, and incorporate nursing models and frameworks to further your understanding of the lived reality that kidney disease patients and their families must undertake. Pre-requisite: Current RN/RPN registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.

Mentored Knowledge Integration Project (NRSG244)

Deepen, integrate and apply your knowledge related to concepts, care and treatments modalities in nephrology nursing through a coordinated online seminar and mentored practicum. You will apply professional practice concepts and synthesize knowledge acquired throughout the program by developing and presenting a knowledge integration project that emphasizes an evidence-based and person-centred approach to meeting complex needs of populations at risk for or affected by kidney disease. Building upon curricular outcomes of the program, emphasis is placed on emerging trends, issues and health system transformation priorities related to the growing need to provide care in community-based settings.

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