Infusion Nursing

Ontario College Graduate Certificate | Code: 0863

About the program

Advances in medical science have resulted in widespread use of infusion therapy in all health care settings. This program will provide the nurse with knowledge and skills in all aspects of infusion therapy in the adult population with special considerations for the older adult. The curriculum involves a review of pertinent anatomy and physiology.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • Current College of Nurses of Ontario Certificate of Registration as a Registered Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse OR documentation of status as a Regulated Health Professional with the permission of the coordinator.

Note re: admission requirements

  • Applicants possessing degrees/diplomas from institutions where the language of instruction was not English will be required to provide test scores as evidence of their English language proficiency. Test scores, if required, would be a minimum of TOEFL iBT 88; IELTS 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; CAEL 70 with no sub-test band scores less than 60; PTE Academic 58; Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6; or equivalent scores in other recognized standard tests of English.
  • We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. An applicant will be eligible for admission to the graduate certificate program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Graduate opportunities

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Program outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to infusion therapy practice.
  • Examine the legal and quality assurance aspects related to infusion therapy practices ensuring alignment with ethical and professional practice.
  • Apply aseptic techniques in infusion therapy to prevent infection.
  • Demonstrate psychomotor critical thinking skills to ensure effective nursing management for clients receiving infusion therapy and total parenteral nutrition.
  • Explore the nurse's role in managing infusion therapy as it relates to the context and setting of care.

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Program contact

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Upcoming Registrations

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Winter Registration: November 4, 2019
Spring Registration: February 3, 2020