Close-up of a hand holding a stethoscope on a pregnant belly

 

Format

4 required courses (192 hours)

Delivery

Online | Learn more

Duration

Complete in 1 year, or up to 6 years

Cost

Courses start at $835

Perinatal nursing is a specialty program that develops clinical skills and knowledge base so RNs can confidently work with mothers and neonates during the childbearing continuum.

This comprehensive program builds important knowledge and clinical skills in perinatal nursing. The curriculum allows you to focus on critical moments in the mother and neonate’s care, contributing to confident assessment and treatment during the childbearing continuum. Experience personal and professional growth and further your career opportunities.

In four online courses, gain knowledge of the developmental changes of the childbearing year, including the physiologic mechanisms that promote growth and maintain homeostasis. Examine assessment parameters of maternal-fetal-neonatal development and homeostasis. Acquire the knowledge and skills required to perform physiological and behavioural assessments. Learn the Adaptation-Development Framework for Neonates and the Philosophical Model for Family-Centered Perinatal Care, facilitating your understanding of labour and delivery. Licensed Practical Nurses can register in all four online courses.

 

 Important announcement

Effective September 2022, the Perinatal Nursing Extension Certificate program has changed. The program will no longer require completion of XNPN-10006 Perinatal Clinical Experience practicum for graduation. The four theory courses will remain as program requirements. If you have any questions, please contact us at cehealth@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.6867.

Highlights and benefits

Earn a recognized credential | Enhance your career prospects

Become career-ready | Prepare for a career as a perinatal 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., Perinatal Nursing specialty certification) through the Canadian Nurses Association. Contact the certifying organization for eligibility.

Course schedule by semester

  Fall
(Sept. - Dec.)
Winter
(Jan. - April)
Spring/Summer
(May - Aug.)
Perinatal Development & Homeostasis  
Perinatal Assessment  
Perinatal Critical Moments l  
Perinatal Critical Moments ll  

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.

 

 

Additional Details

Funding opportunities

This program qualifies for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant and other funding opportunities. Learn more.

Connect with us

Have a question about our programs or need help with course registration? Call or email us:

403.440.6875 or 1.866.775.2673
conted@mtroyal.ca

               

 

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