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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 and Other Learning Institutions



Algonquin College

de Souza Institute

Lambton College

Ontario Learn

Cambrian College
Durham College Loyalist College Robetech Institute
Canadore College Fanshawe College Michener Institute Ruth Ruttan & Assoc.-Footcare Education
Centennial College Fleming College Mohawk College St. Clair College
George Brown College Niagara College St. Lawrence College
Georgian College Northern College Sault College


Healthcare Professional Training Providers   Seneca College
  Humber College   Sheridan College