Undergraduate Programs
University Certificate in Home Health Nursing
Regulations effective September 1, 2003.
This program is scheduled to close to new enrolments Sept. 1, 2004.

This certificate program is designed to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to develop the competencies required to address the many health concerns encountered in home settings.

AU advisors have developed a Program Plan to assist you.


Enrolment Requirements

Applicants to the University Certificate in Home Health Nursing must meet the same enrolment requirements outlined in admission into the Post-RN Bachelor of Nursing program.


  Total credits in the program 31
  Required credits 31
  Through AU (see below)*   6
  General certificate regulations  

Required Courses (31 credits)

Courses are listed in order of their recommended sequencing.

HLST 320 Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals (3)
NURS 327 Home Health Nursing (3)
NURS 326 Health Assessment and Health Promotion with Individuals (3)
NUTR 331 Nutrition for Health (3)
PSYC 228 An Introduction to Child Development
PSYC 323 Developmental Psychology (3)
PSYC 381 The Psychology of Adult Development (3)
SOCI 316 Sociology of the Family (3)
SOCI 329 Aging and You (I): An Introduction to Gerontology (3)
SOCI 330 Aging and You (II): An Introduction to Gerontology (3)
NURS 436 Family Health Promotions (4)



Students who have already satisfied the course
requirements for the UC:HHN through transfer
credit must fulfil the residency requirement by
completing the following 6 credits:


NURS 427 Issues in Home Health Nursing: Guided
Independent Study

And select one of the following:

NUTR 405 Nutrition in Health and Disease (3)
PHIL 333 Professional Ethics (3)
PSYC 350 Adolescent Development (3)
PSYC 388 Introduction to Counselling (3)
WMST 303 Issues in Women's Health (3)
WMST 422 Women, Violence, and Social Change (3)




Specific Regulations

R.N. diplomas from approved institutions are accepted regardless of the year of graduation (10-year rule
does not apply).
AU will not normally award additional transfer credit for
other nursing courses/ certificates that are more than 10 years old at the time of the request. If evidence of
current practice in the content area is submitted, this regulation may be waived.
In order to register in a nursing course with a practicum component, students must present proof of the following:


current RN registration with a provincial, state, or national nursing association (or governing body) in the jurisdiction where practicum will be undertaken.


Current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS). Agencies participating in practicum courses may request that students provide proof of up-to-date immunization status and a criminal record check at the student's expense.


The pass mark for all nursing courses is C- (60 percent).



To be awarded a credential, a minimum program average grade of 65 percent is required.


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