Paediatric Intensive Care Subspecialty Nursing Program

Course Aim

This education program provides nurses with specialty knowledge and skills to effectively and safely care for children in intensive care settings.

Program Overview

The Paediatric Intensive Care Subspecialty Nursing Program is an evidence-based paediatric curriculum focusing on competencies essential to care for children in intensive care 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 critical illnesses. Participants will learn and apply supportive care measures relevant to intensive care populations including, but not exclusive to psychosocial care, patient and family education, bereavement and palliative care. At the end of the program, simulated patient scenarios and objective structured clinical exams will determine participants’ skills and abilities in rapid response assessment, respiratory support and ventilation, haemodynamic monitoring, as well as the care of arterial lines, central lines and external ventricular drains.

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 intensive care settings through interactive learning activities.

Case-based Learning

Build knowledge and desired skills by immersing in learner-centered curriculum focused on paediatric intensive care 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 in intensive care settings.

Quality Paediatric Care

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

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 intensive care settings
  • Are providing nursing care for paediatric patients in intensive care settings
For More Information Please Contact Us