Critical Care Nursing Boot Camp Course

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

Hybrid Model:

  • Online self study modules – approximately 60 hours of online work and study
  • Online modules and all online assessments must be completed prior to attending the mandatory workshop
  • In person 7 hour workshop – held at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN




6 weeks online plus 1 day in person workshop


Klara Malkova, RN, MEd, CNCC(C)

Learner Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate how to organize at the beginning of a clinical shift
  2. Apply knowledge of A & P and pharmacology to summarize their patient’s admitting diagnosis and course of hospital care
  3. Interpret foundational cardiac rhythms, identify significance and select appropriate interventions
  4. Perform a focused physical assessment, recognizing normal and abnormal findings
  5. Formulate a care plan including nursing priorities for a high-acuity patient
  6. Synthesize relevant patient information to provide a nursing report

Evaluation Method

  • Assessments at the end of each online module/subject area
  • In person workshop facilitated by Critical Care RN where skills and critical thinking will be evaluated

Intended For

This course is designed to bridge entry-to-practice level nurses (RNs) into high acuity care settings. Nurses will be provided opportunities to expand their foundation of key skills that will support them towards success in working in a high acuity unit and preparation for critical care nursing training. Not suitable for RPNs.

Upcoming Dates:

Fall 2023

August 14 – September 22, 2023

  • Workshop date: Friday, September 22, 2023, 8am-4pm
  • Register by: Thursday, August 10, 2023

October 30, 2023 – December 8, 2023

  • Workshop date: Friday, December 8, 2023, 8am-4pm
  • Register by: Thursday, October 26, 2023

Winter 2024

January 22 – March 1, 2024

  • Workshop date: Friday, March 1, 2024, 8am-4pm
  • Register by: Thursday, January 18, 2024

March 4 – April 12, 2024

  • Workshop date: Friday, April 12, 2024, 8am-4pm
  • Register by: Thursday, February 29, 2024

Summer 2024

April 15 – May 24, 2024

  • Workshop date: Friday, May 24, 2024, 8am-4pm
  • Register by: Thursday, April 11, 2024

July 8 – August 16, 2024

  • Workshop date: Friday, August 16, 2024, 8am-4pm
  • Register by: Thursday, July 4, 2024

    All workshop details will be provided (room locations, times etc.) prior to the scheduled workshop date. **Deferring the workshop to a later session of the course is not permitted – you must participate in the workshop in the same session you originally enrolled in.**

    Disclaimer: Please note The Michener Institute of Education at UHN reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a course or workshop due to low enrollment and or instructor availability.

    Text Book



    Online self study followed by 7 hour workshop at Michener


    1. Valid Certificate of Competence to practice nursing in Ontario – RN
    2. Legal ability to work in Canada


    Topics Covered

    The course consists of an online and workshop component. The online component will build a solid knowledge base and assess comprehension.

    Online Areas of Focus:

    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Pharmacology
    • Rhythm Interpretation
    • Physical Assessment
    • Critical Thinking

    Workshop Component:

    The 7-hour in person workshop will focus on bringing all knowledge and skills together within the context of building critical thinking skills.


      Critical Care Nursing Boot Camp – CCNF100

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      COVID Vaccine Requirement:

      Proof of full vaccination (2 doses) for all learners is required for all onsite attendance at Michener.
      Fully online courses do not require proof of vaccination.

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