Introduction to Critical Care, Certificate | University of Windsor | Windsor, Canada
3 months
57 CAD/module
57 CAD/module
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The Introduction to Critical Care program offered by University of Windsor is an introductory course where nursing professionals will learn evidence informed nursing interventions, high-level clinical judgement and professional practice skills required to care for patients in the critical care area.

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What you will study

The Introduction to Critical Care program offered by University of Windsor provides an overview of cardiovascular, respiratory, neurology, endocrine, renal, gastrointestinal, hematology, immunology, and multi-system problems through independent self-study modules and interactive simulation activities. Through the program, the participants will increase their confidence to provide care to patients in the critical care areas while staying up to date on trends and technology in this practice area.

At the completion of the program, the participant will be able to:

  • Assess, analyze and monitor data for patients with complex, multi-system problems in order to anticipate early deterioration in patient’s condition, establish priorities and to plan interventions.
  • Plan and implement specialized nursing interventions to achieve optimal patient outcomes in potential or actual critical illness and end-of-life situations.
  • Evaluate the nursing interventions and adapt plan of care based on the response of the critically ill patient.

Programme Structure

The program focuses on:

  • Cardiovascular Critical Care Essentials
  • Respiratory Critical Care Essentials
  • Neurological Critical Care Essentials
  • Gastrointestinal Critical Care Essentials
  • Essentials of Caring for Renal Disorders
  • Endocrine and Hematological Critical Care Essentials
  • Multisystem Critical Care Essentials

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 3 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Critical Care Simulation is designed for nursing professionals or senior students (Nursing or Medical) who already have a basic understanding of critical care and wish to learn more about providing care to patients in the critical care areas.
  • Basic computer skills or course completion in fundamental computer applications such as Word
  • Experience working with word processing, email and web browsing
  • English language proficiency

Technological requirements

  • This class is offered through Brightspace. Learners will require access to a computer with high-speed internet access.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    57 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57 CAD per module during 3 months.
  • National

    57 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57 CAD per module during 3 months.
  • $57 + HST per module
  • Critical Care Simulation Fee: $600 + HST


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