This education program provides nurses with specialty knowledge and skills to work safely and effectively as paediatric healthcare providers.
The Paediatric Specialty Nursing Program is an evidence-based paediatric curriculum focusing on competencies essential to care for infants, children and adolescents in acute care settings. The program includes both in-class and practical hands-on experiences to facilitate knowledge into practice.
Participants will gain knowledge and skills in the nursing assessment, care delivery, and evaluation of care related to paediatric conditions. Participants will also learn and apply principles of child development, family-centred care and interprofessional collaboration. At the end of the program, competency-based assessments will determine participants’ skills and abilities in essential practices such as suctioning, oxygen delivery, nutrition and feeding as well as intravenous therapy.
Program faculty include SickKids’ expert facilitators and clinical mentors who work with nurse participants to support high quality programming.
Program topics include (but are not limited to):
- Advanced Paediatric Assessment
- Cardio-respiratory Care
- Tracheotomy Care and Management
- Paediatric Nutrition and Feeding
- Intravenous Therapy
- Shock and Sepsis
- Seizures and Epilepsy
- Paediatric Trauma
- Pain Management
Benefits for Participants:
Learn to effectively assess and manage care of children with a variety of paediatric conditions through interactive learning activities.
Build knowledge and desired skills by immersing in learner-centred curriculum focused on paediatric case studies and scenarios relevant to practice at your organization.
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.
Quality Paediatric Care
Enhance quality of patient care through nurses and teams with specialty knowledge in paediatrics.
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 advancing their knowledge and skills in paediatric nursing care