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Continuing Education

RPNAO is frequently asked about the availability of continuing education courses to support RPN’s professional development and career goals. This section provides a sample of courses to assist with your professional development and career plan.

Use the links provided to check with your local institutions for further information and current availability, or access the Ontario Learn site for a comprehensive list of on-line courses offered by Ontario Colleges. 

Opportunities for  Professional Development Education

  • Administration of Medication
  • Advanced Law & Mental Health for RPNs
  • Antepartum Nursing
  • Arrhythmia Interpretation
  • Assessment Skills for Nurses
  • Breastfeeding Program
  • Complex Continuing Care Certificate
  • Counseling Skills in Oncology
  • Cross Cultural Awareness for Health Care Practitioners
  • Dementia Studies
  • Diabetic Educator
  • Disability Management Certificate
  • ECG
  • Exam Review - Preparation for CPNRE
  • Foot Care
  • Forensic Mental Health Nursing Certificate
  • Gerontology
  • Health Assessment Theory Review
  • IM Injections
  • Infection Control & Epidemiology
  • Interprofessional Professional Preceptor Workshop
  • Intro to Mental Health, Addictions & Concurrent Disorders
  • Introduction to Medical Research
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • IV Initiation & Maintenance
  • Leadership (RPNAO)
  • Maternal Newborn Certificate
  • Medication Review
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Nursing Care of Children with Cardio- Respiratory Disorders
  • Occupational Health Nursing Certificate
  • OR Nursing
  • Palliative Care
  • Patient Centred Care (RPNAO)
  • Pediatric Assessment
  • Professionalism & Ethical Practice
  • RPN Refresher Course
  • RPN Oncology
  • RPN Oncology Graduate Certificate
  • RPN Orthopedic Nursing
  • Venipuncture
  • Wound Management (Management of Wounds) 


Links to Colleges 

Algonquin College Durham College La Cité Collégiale Ontario Learn
Cambrian College Fanshawe College Lambton College Sault College
Canadore College Fleming College Loyalist College Seneca College
Centennial College George Brown College Mitchener Institute Sheridan College
Collège Boréal Georgian College Mohawk College St. Clair College
Confederation College Humber College Niagara College St. Lawrence College
Conestoga College   Northern College  


Links to Other Learning Institutions

de Souza Institute Oncology and Palliative Care
Healthcare Professional Training Provider (HCPT College) Continuing Education Courses & Workshops
Ruth Ruttan & Associates Footcare and Diabetes Education