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Neonatal Nursing

About the Certificate

Gain the clinical skills, knowledge and hands-on learning needed to care for the vulnerable newborn population in this comprehensive neonatal nursing program. Certification brings with it not only increased career opportunities, but greater job satisfaction and confidence in this high-tech, rapidly changing environment. In addition to being a superior point-of-care nurse, graduates are better positioned to take on a leadership role and mentor other nurses.

This program is offered in collaboration with Mount Royal University.

Required courses:

  • XNPN 10001 – Neonatal Development and Homeostasis
    • Be introduced to the basic physiological needs of the neonate and the principles which govern physiological functions pertinent to the care of the critically ill neonate. Investigate elements that must be in balance to move patients toward optimal neonatal health and development.
  • XNPN 10002 – Neonatal Assessment
    • Acquire the knowledge and skills required to facilitate comprehensive assessments of the neonate and the neonate’s family. Learn to perform an assessment of the prenatal history, birth experience and postnatal extrauterine adaptation.
  • XNPN 10003 – Neonatal Critical Moments I
    • Utilizing the Adaptation-Development Framework for Neonates, examine critical moments that may cause a neonate to diverge from a trajectory toward health. Focus on the therapeutic modalities that promote the neonate’s return to homeostasis.
  • XNPN 10004 – Neonatal Critical Moments II
    • Learn about the pathophysiology that influences the neonate to diverge from a trajectory toward health. Gain an understanding of the dysfunctions most pertinent to the neonate.
  • XNPN 10005 – Neonatal Nursing Clinical Experience
    • Integrate your knowledge foundation of neonatal homeostasis, neonatal and family assessment, and neonatal pathophysiology with direct-care skills in a variety of clinical settings, including level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs), level 2 NICUs, caserooms, outpatient or physician clinics, community-based public health services, and/or homes of ex-NICU families.

Program Hours: 402

Course Schedule

Subject CodeCourse Reference NumberStart DateEnd DateCourse HoursCourse Fee
(Plus GST)
XNPN 10001-0029043713 Sep 202110 Dec 202148 hrs$835.00
XNPN 10002-002Not offered this term 
XNPN 10003-0029056613 Sep 202110 Dec 202148 hrs$835.00
XNPN 10004-0029056713 Sep 202110 Dec 202148 hrs $835.00
XNPN 10005Not offered this term   

Register today!

Step 1: Select the Course Reference Number above.
Step 2: You will be directed to a page to register as a student with CUE’s Office of Extension & Culture.
Step 3: Upon submission, you will then register with Mount Royal University and proceed to booking your courses.

Questions? Email us at extension@concordia.ab.ca