Emergency Nursing Program
Registered nurses preparing for the professional practice of emergency nursing have the remarkable opportunity to choose from three study options to get the one that works best for them and their employer. Each study option is designed to meet the learning needs of a variety of nurses based on their personal and work commitments. The program includes self-directed study of web-based lessons supported by a high-level of interactive on-line learning using our e-learning platform Brightspace by Desire2Learn. Discussion board assignments include case studies that appropriately mirror the uniqueness of emergency nursing. A study schedule and regular communication with faculty will keep you on track with your studies.
Group discussion, either face-to-face or via webconferencing, along with skills and simulation sessions are woven throughout the program. Depending on the study option and the experience level of the nurse, clinical in an emergency setting maybe integration throughout the program or done in blocks at designated times. This clinical learning, lasting approximately 168 hours, is provided in emergency departments at selected hospitals in Nova Scotia. You will be matched with a designated preceptor who will supervise the clinical experience under the guidance of the ENP faculty.
All of these learning strategies provide for more adaptability for learning pathways that are specific to your learning needs.
The Full-time/Part-time Study Option (16 weeks)
This study option includes both full-time and part-time study aimed at ensuring the nurse achieves the knowledge, skills and abilities required to meet the program competencies. The program will be aligned with a transition to practice approach that will support the nurse in transferring program competencies into his/her emergency nursing practice. Interested candidates should discuss this with their emergency manager, as only those who have been approved by their emergency manager for sponsorship for this course offering should register for the program. This study option will only be offered when requested by the employer.
The Regular Part-time Study Option (35-42 weeks) - PEI
Interested candidates should directly contact their Health PEI manager AND Margie Burns: email@example.com, Margie is the CCNP/ENP PEI course coordinator; only those who have approval should register for the program. This study option is designed for nurses who will be working on their home nursing units while studying in the program. It is also an option for integrated clinical if hired into the Emergency setting during program
The Accelerated Part-time Study Option (24 weeks)
This study option is designed for nurses who will be employed in the Emergency setting at the beginning of the program (e.g., orientation/transition completed or in process). This option requires employer support to ensure learner success that would include time to participate in on-line learning activities/study, exam writing, skill labs and simulation sessions, and clinical.
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