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 Accelerated Part-time ENP (24 weeks) – September 10, 2018 - February 22, 2019 Program in Session
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).
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It is recommended that nurses interested in the Emergency programs should have a minimum of six months (preferably one year) of recent experience on an acute care inpatient unit.
An active-practicing RN license with the CRNNS.
Registered Nurses in any of RNPDC programs which have clinical components require active BLS(c) for HCP. The course can be readily obtained from St. John Ambulance or Heart and Stroke of Nova Scotia. RNPDC requires a copy of your active card on file.
If your BLS (c) is going to expire during the program, faculty recommends you recertify PRIOR to entering the program.
Registrants must either scan or send a photocopy of any and all current certifications (such as BLSC, ACLS, CTAS and TNCC certifications) to the RNPDC office.
Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search may be required before clinical placement. Please check with the program admin if you are unsure if a CRC is required for your clinical placement.