4 required courses (192 hours)
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Complete in 1 year, or up to 6 years
Courses start at $835
Neonatal nursing is a specialty program for registered nurses to develop the clinical skills and knowledge base to confidently work with the vulnerable newborn population.
Gain the clinical skills and knowledge needed to care for the vulnerable newborn population in this comprehensive neonatal nursing program. Four online courses provide you with in-depth knowledge, from performing assessments of the prenatal history, birth experience and postnatal extrauterine adaptation to the therapeutic modalities that promote the neonate's return to homeostasis.
This program is designed for those who have a degree in nursing or are a senior-level nursing student (with approval from your home institution). Licensed Practical Nurses can register in all four online courses.
Your certification can bring increased career opportunities along with greater job satisfaction and confidence in this high-tech, rapidly changing environment. As a graduate, you are better positioned to take on a leadership role and mentor other nurses.
Effective September 2022, the Neonatal Nursing Extension Certificate program has changed. The program will no longer require completion of XNPN-10005 Neonatal Clinical Experience practicum for graduation. The four theory courses will remain as program requirements. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.440.6867.
Highlights and benefits
Earn a recognized credential | Enhance your career prospects
Become career-ready | Prepare for a career as a neonatal nursing professional or enhance your current career
Real-world knowledge | Learn from experienced nursing professionals
Continuous learning | These courses may meet the requirements for continuing education units (e.g., Neonatal Nursing specialty certification) through the Canadian Nurses Association. Contact the certifying organization for eligibility.
Course schedule by semester
(Sept. - Dec.)
(Jan. - April)
(May - Aug.)
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This schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester. Fall schedule and registration is available in June; Winter schedule and registration is available in November; and Spring/Summer schedule and registration is available in March.