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Advanced Concepts in Neonatal Nursing NSNE 7940

Nursing Specialty Neonatal Course

Course details

This course builds upon the concepts presented in NSNE 7100, 7200, 7300, 7900, and 7911. This course is offered over twelve weeks of guided independent study. A case-study format will be used to address the care of infants experiencing life-threatening health challenges, including aspiration, persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, sepsis, multiorgan dysfunction, abdominal wall defects, hydrops, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and extremely low birth weight. Treatment modalities such as venous and arterial access, various modes of invasive respiratory support, pharmacological support, and blood products are examined using a developmentally supportive and family-centered care approach.


  • 75% in NSNE 7911
  • RN practicing licensure in a provincial/territorial college of Registered Nurses





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of NSNE 7940 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 31997


Tue Sep 05 - Fri Nov 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 31997
  • $913.57
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 05 - Nov 24 N/A N/A Online

Carly Eliades

Course outline




Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Students need to contact the Program Head at for approval to register. Contact the Bookstore to order course textbook. Course delivery is online.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

As a healthcare practitioner, you are expected to follow professional standards of practice throughout all SN programs and courses. In this course, you will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership, professionalism, and clinical decision-making. Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the life-threatening health challenges that can lead to multiorgan dysfunction syndrome in infants.
  • Determine appropriate methods of invasive respiratory support.
  • Identify appropriate treatment options when caring for infants with life-threatening health challenges.
  • Apply the principles of developmentally supportive and family-centred care within the context of caring for infants with life-threatening health challenges.
  • Identify and examine pharmacological and non-pharmacological agents commonly used to treat critically ill infants.
  • Demonstrate safe and competent nursing care of infants experiencing life-threatening health challenges and various modes of invasive respiratory support.
  • Demonstrate accurate and timely documentation of nursing care.
  • Practice in accordance with Professional Standards for Registered Nurses.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2023

Related Programs

Advanced Concepts in Neonatal Nursing (NSNE 7940) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Specialty Nursing (Neonatal)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time


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