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 fully online program prepares nurses to deliver kidney care to affected patients across all stages of the kidney care journey, from early detection through dialysis, palliative care and transplant. It provides nurses with the knowledge they require to promote and deliver competent, safe and ethical care to those at risk for developing or affected by real disease and/or insufficiency.
A person-centered paradigm of care underpins the students' approach to advance health promotion, disease prevention and management throughout the lifespan and across the continuum of care. Grounded in an evidence-based approach to care, emphasis is placed on developing clinical excellence in the provision of specialized nephrology nursing. Interventions that support patient empowerment and strengths-based approaches and strategies to improve self-management are explored.
Students learn how an optimized inter-professional collaborative practice model can best support an individualized and comprehensive approach to care. Curriculum has been designed and developed in accordance with the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) nephrology nursing competencies and standards of practice established by the Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technologists (CANNT).
Graduates of this program encompass in-depth knowledge and critical inquiry skills needed for the preparation to take the Canadian Nursing Association Nursing certificate and/or to begin practicing a career in this specialty area. The advanced knowledge, skills, and judgements acquired through this certificate will allow you to provide holistic care to clients with renal disease.
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All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.
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Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.