Program Description

Expand knowledge and skills in Pediatric Nursing with an in depth study of content essential to the provision of effective nursing care for the pediatric population (infancy to adolescence) and their families with emphasis on community setting.

Nursing Specialization increases potential to find employment in Pediatric Units and in community settings.

Potential and in-progress students must be aware that most agencies accepting clinical/placement students require you to be fully vaccinated with Health Canada approved vaccines. If you are not fully immunized, it may have a significant impact on your ability to participate in clinical/field placement.

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

green checkmark Bursary funding may be available. Learn more about Financial Assistance Options for Continuing Education Students.

Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes outline what graduates need to know, and be able to do, after they complete a program.

  • Use specialized knowledge and skills to provide safe, competent nursing care to the pediatric population and their families within scope of practice.
  • Discuss the psychosocial, cultural, ethical, and political influences on pediatric nursing care.
  • Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care in both normal and complex pediatric nursing care situations within scope of practice.
  • Update and expand their scientific knowledge using a variety of resources and learning opportunities.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills in examining pediatric care and practice issues.
  • Implement and promote evidence-based nursing practice through research utilization.
  • Promote family-centered care for the pediatric population and their families.
  • Utilize principles of health education, adult learning and the teaching learning process to meet the learning needs of the pediatric population and their families.


Career Opportunities

Nursing Specialization increases potential to find employment in Pediatric Units and in community settings.

For details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada Job Bank (opens in new window).

Next Steps

Field Placement / Clinical

Students preparing for laboratory and clinical experience should visit our Preclinical / Clinical webpage and our Clinical FAQ for details and information on the process.

You MUST register for Preplacement/Clinical Service (HLTH10223), which is not part of the program of study, to complete required health clearances prior to registering for a clinical.

Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions

College Resources

Program Contact

Continuing Education
Health, Nursing and Community Studies
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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.

Click on the course names to view current availability.

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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