Paediatric Emergency Subspecialty Nursing Program

Course Aim

This education program provides nurses with specialty knowledge and skill to effectively and safely provide emergency care for infants, children and adolescents.

Program Overview

The Paediatric Emergency Subspecialty Nursing Program is an evidence-based paediatric curriculum focusing on competencies essential to care for children in emergency settings. The program includes both in-class and practical hands-on experiences to facilitate knowledge into practice. Integral to the learning is an emphasis on child- and family-centred care, and interprofessional collaboration.

Participants will gain knowledge and skills in the nursing assessment, care delivery, and evaluation of care related to paediatric respiratory and cardiac emergencies, as well as trauma, shock and burns . Participants will learn and apply supportive care measures relevant to emergency patient populations including, but not exclusive to discharge planning and patient and family education. At the end of the program, competency-based assessments will determine participants’ skills and abilities in essential practices such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation and patient triage.

Program faculty includes SickKids expert facilitators and clinical mentors who work with nurse participants to support high quality programming.

Benefits for Participants:

Impactful Programming

Learn to effectively assess and manage care of children in emergency care settings through interactive learning activities.

Case-based Learning

Build knowledge and desired skills by immersing in learner-centered curriculum focused on paediatric emergency case studies and scenarios relevant to practice at your organization.

Immediate Application

Integrate learned skills and knowledge directly into your organization's clinical setting through mentorship and coaching by expert paediatric nursing faculty.

Benefits for Organizations:

Skilled Nursing Workforce

Position nursing staff to utilize critical thinking and clinical reasoning in the delivery of paediatric nursing care for infants, children, and adolescents in emergency settings.

Quality Paediatric Care

Enhance the quality and safety of patient care delivery through nurses and teams with specialty knowledge in paediatric emergency medicine.

Course Information:


10 days of interactive classroom curriculum.
On-site clinical coaching and mentorship is available according to organizational needs.


Nurses licensed to practice who:

  • Are interested in the specialized nursing care of paediatric patients in emergency care settings
  • Are providing nursing care for paediatric patients in emergency care settings
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