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Perinatal Nursing

About the Certificate

This comprehensive program builds important knowledge and clinical skills in perinatal nursing. The curriculum allows you to focus on critical moments in the mother and neonate’s care, contributing to confident assessment and treatment during the childbearing continuum. Students plan and implement holistic, humanistic and individualized nursing care in collaboration with the family and other health-care providers. This program offers the opportunity for personal and professional growth and further career opportunities.

This program is offered in collaboration with Mount Royal University.

Required courses:

  • XNPN 10007 – Perinatal Development and Homeostasis
    • Be introduced to the developmental changes of the childbearing year, including the physiologic mechanisms that promote growth and maintain homeostasis. Investigate elements that must be in balance to move along a trajectory toward optimal health and development.
  • XNPN 10008 – Perinatal Assessment
    • Examine assessment parameters of maternal-fetal-neonatal development and homeostasis. Acquire the knowledge and skills required to perform physiological and behavioural assessments.
  • XNPN 10009 – Perinatal Critical Moments I
    • A critical moment is defined as the culmination of events that influences the patient to diverge from a trajectory toward health. Be introduced to the Adaptation-Development Framework for Neonates and the Philosophical Model for Family-Centered Perinatal Care to facilitate your understanding of labour and delivery.
  • XNPN 10010 – Perinatal Critical Moments II
    • Learn about the events and pathophysiology that influences the mother or fetus to diverge from a trajectory toward health. Gain an understanding of the dysfunctions that can affect the pregnant woman and the fetus.
  • XNPN 10006 – Perinatal Nursing Clinical Experience
    • Integrate and apply your knowledge of homeostasis and adaptation to the antenatal, labour and delivery, or postpartum/newborn periods. With the approval and assistance of the program faculty, you will select a clinical experience in either supportive care during labour and birth, or supportive care for antenatal, breast-feeding and postpartum families.

Program Hours: 402

Course Schedule

Subject CodeCourse Reference NumberStart DateEnd DateCourse HoursCourse Fees
(Plus GST)
XNPN 100079037012 Sep 20229 Dec 2022 48 hrs $835.00
XNPN 10008 Not offered this term
XNPN 10009 9045412 Sep 20229 Dec 2022 48 hrs $835.00
XNPN 100109045512 Sep 20229 Dec 2022 48 hrs $835.00
XNPN 10006Contact for more Information  

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