Acute Complex Care for Internationally Educated Nurses Graduate Certificate for January 2018

Strengthen your theoretical and experiential knowledge. Work as part of a health care team. State-of-the-art simulation labs.

Program description

This program is designed to assist Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) in developing themselves further as a nurse practicing in acute complex care and prepare them with the clinical skills to work in an acute complex care setting in Ontario. Emphasis is placed on the application and evaluation of advanced theories and practice in acute primary care, and guidance of others as part of the health care team. Students gain advanced theoretical and experiential knowledge in pharmacology, health assessment and emergency nursing through classroom instruction, simulation labs and practicum placements.

In order to provide quality practicum placements, students will be placed in a variety of agencies in the region serviced by the campus. Students are required to provide their own transportation.

Admission information

Admission requirements

– post-secondary degree in nursing from an accredited nursing education

  • current registration with the nursing regulatory body in their home province/state and or county;
  • all applicants for whom English is not their first language and/or are coming from countries where English is not an official language, must provide proof of language proficiency.



This program will prepare the Internationally Educated Nurses to work within the scope of practice for Registered Nurses according to the standards of Practice of the College of Nurses of Ontario in an acute primary care setting that may include hospitals and urgent care settings

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be able to find employment in acute primary care settings within hospitals, clinics and other community centers and public health agencies.

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