Critical Care Nursing Program

Credential Earned

Certificate of Completion

Length:

  • Part time: 35–42 weeks
  • Full time: 16 weeks

See Plan of Study details for more information.

Location

Available to learners in Nova Scotia and PEI

Delivery

  • Independent, online learning with live classroom and simulation sessions
  • In-person skills and simulation sessions in Halifax, New Glasgow, Antigonish, Cape Breton or Yarmouth for Nova Scotia learners, and Charlottetown for PEI learners
  • Clinical placements

Dates

Nova Scotia

  • Part-time Fall: September 6, 2022–June 16, 2023
  • Part-time Winter: January 16, 2023–October 13, 2023
  • Part-time Spring: May 15, 2023–February 19, 2024
  • Full-time Fall: September 6, 2022–December 22, 2022
  • Full-time Winter: January 23, 2023–May 10, 2023

PEI

  • Program dates will be posted here in advance of the next program offering.

Registration Deadlines

Nova Scotia

  • Part-time Fall: July 15, 2022
  • Full-time Fall: July 15, 2022

PEI

  • Registration deadlines will be posted in advance of the next program offering.

Overview

The Critical Care Nursing Program (CCNP) prepares Registered Nurses to work in critical care settings. Whether you are new to critical care or very experienced in this environment, the program will stretch your understanding of critical care theoretical concepts and best practice guidelines. By gaining a broader insight into factors that influence safe care and by increasing sensitivity in relation to interprofessional teamwork and patient-centred care, you will become proficient in providing the patient/family with quality care in the critical care setting.

Requirements

  • Active-practicing RN license with the provincial regulator
  • Nova Scotia learners: Approval from a critical care unit manager to confirm a clinical seat and sponsorship for the program (see Plan of Study details for more information about sponsorship for full- and part-time options)
  • PEI learners: Contact your Health PEI manager and the CCNP/ENP course instructor/coordinator, Julia Norris (jcnorris@ihis.org) for approval to register for the program

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The Nova Scotia Health Learning Institute for Health Care Providers offers education programming designed to meet the needs of learners across the province and strengthen our health care system. We are committed to delivering high-quality, evidence-informed programming that enables providers to develop and maintain foundational and specialty competencies.