Program Description

Develop your knowledge of the growing field of nephrology!

The number of Canadians at risk for, or living with, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is on the rise, due in part to the aging of the population and the prevalence of diabetes and hypertension. Designed for RNs and RPNs, this program prepares you to deliver kidney care to affected patients across all stages of the kidney care journey, from early detection through dialysis, palliative care and transplant.

Gain the knowledge you need to promote and deliver competent, safe and ethical care to those at risk for developing, or affected by, the disease and/or insufficiency.

Additional Details

Admission and Registration

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Simply ensure you meet the requirements listed on the Admission Requirements webpage prior to registering.

Current RN/RPN registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.

Interested in taking a single course? Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, the courses in this program can be taken individually.

Financial Assistance

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Completion Requirement

7 Course(s)

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This program of studies applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion email the Program Contact listed at the bottom of this page.

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A selection of courses will be offered each term. Visit our course schedule page for a tentative list of future offerings.

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