Courses

    Course Image Tobacco Use and Cessation with Youth and Young Adults

    This e-Learn discusses key concepts regarding tobacco use by youth and young adults, such as prevalence rates, motivations for tobacco use and cessation, and specific tobacco interventions for this population. Additionally,this e-Learn will provide you with the foundational information needed to design and execute tobacco cessation programming that effectively engages youth and young adults.

    Course Image Integrating Tobacco Interventions into Daily Practice

    This course will provide nurses and other health-care providers with the foundational knowledge to start engaging with their clients who use tobacco to help them quit, reduce or manage their withdrawal symptoms. This e-Learn is the foundational module for tobacco interventions.

    Course Image Engaging Indigenous People Who Use Substances

    This course will discuss foundational concepts and evidence based practices when working with Indigenous people who use substances, layout terminology, historical context related to Indigenous people and factors that impact rates of mental illness and substance use among this population, and introduce strengths based approaches, protective and cultural healing modalities when working alongside Indigenous peoples who use substances.

    Course Image Nursing towards equity: Applying the social determinants of health in practice
    This free course is intended to support nurses and health care professionals to expand their knowledge and skills in applying the social determinants of health and health inequities in your work. This free, 1 hr course will provide an overview on how to screen and intervene with people at risk for poverty, integrate social determinants theory into organizational practices and learn ways to apply health equity concepts into advocacy and political action to create change.
    Course Image Engaging Clients with Substance Use Disorders

    This course is intended to support nurses and health care professionals to support clients experiencing a substance use disorder. It will broaden your understanding of the factors that affect clients experiencing substance use disorders.

    Course Image  Engaging Youth Who Use Substances

    This course discusses the current trends regarding substance use among youth. It will consider biological, psychological and socio-cultural theoretical explanations of substance abuse and apply theoretical frameworks and evidence-based strategies when working with youth regarding substance abuse.

    Course Image Working to Reduce Commercial Tobacco Use in FNIM Communities in Ontario
    This course addresses the special considerations that need to be taken into account when nurses and other health care providers are working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis clients to assist them in reducing their commercial tobacco use. 


    This course aims to provide culturally appropriate smoking cessation interventions that can be used with clients who smoke.

    Course Image Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals Who Smoke

    Nurses and other health professionals who smoke may feel conflicted because of intimate knowledge and experience with the consequences of smoking.

    This course aims to help nurse who smoke feel comfortable discussing the benefits of smoking cessation with their clients.


    Course Image Supporting Pre and Postnatal Women and Their Families Who Use Tobacco

    This course addresses the special considerations that need to be taken into account when providing smoking cessation assistance to pre- and postnatal women and their families.

    Topics include: the risks of smoking while pregnant, harm reduction approaches, applying intensive interventions using a women centered approach, nicotine replacement therapy for pregnant women and relapse.



    Course Image Nurses and Other Health Professionals Supporting Tobacco Use Cessation In Clients With Mental Illness and Concurrent Addictions
    This course addresses the special considerations that need to be taken into account when providing smoking cessation assistance to clients with mental illness or concurrent addictions.
    Course Image RNAO Best Practice Champions Elearning Course

    Through completing this course, nurses and other health-care providers will gain confidence and know-how in selecting and using best practice guidelines to support and sustain best practices in their workplace.

    By completing this course, you will meet the requirements to become an RNAO Best Practice Champion.

    Course Image Cours d’apprentissage électronique des champions des pratiques exemplaires de la RNAO

    En suivant ce cours, les infirmières et les autres fournisseurs de soins de santé pourront acquérir de la confiance et du savoir-faire en matière de sélection et d’utilisation de lignes directrices sur les pratiques exemplaires pour appuyer et maintenir les pratiques exemplaires au travail. 

    Ce cours vous permettra de satisfaire aux exigences requises pour devenir championne (ou champion) des pratiques exemplaires de la RNAO.

    Course Image Nursing and Mobile Technology

    This course has been designed to:

    • Provide an engaging, practical, "hands-on" curriculum for nurses to develop confidence in the use of mobile technology.
    • Demonstrate the value and effectiveness of integrating mobile technology into nurses' daily routine, in various practice settings.
    • Demonstrate ways to use mobile technology to facilitate patient / client-centred learning.

    Course Image Nursing and eHealth Course Education Course

    This course has been designed to help you learn about eHealth and how it affects your daily practice as a nurse.

    It will also provide you with the necessary background information to appreciate how eHealth can enhance your nursing practice and client care.

    Course Image Delirium, Dementia, and Depression in Older Adults - NEW AND UPDATED

    This five module course is designed to enhance your knowledge and abilities as you assess and care for older adults with delirium, dementia and/or depression (the “3Ds”).

    Each module will take you through the most up-to-date evidence on the 3Ds and finish with a case study and quiz helping you apply what you’ve learned. At the end of each module, you’ll find downloadable PDFs, self reflections/discussion guides and other resources that will enhance your learning.

    After completing all the modules in this course you will be able to:

    • Differentiate between delirium, dementia and depression (3Ds)
    • Identify how the three conditions overlap and are interrelated
    • Take a person and family-centred care approach to caring for older adults with the 3Ds
    • Explore a range of interventions uniquely suited to each individual’s condition, preferences, needs and abilities
    • Identify ways to support a person's health, safety and quality of life when they have one or more of the 3Ds
    Course Image Module 1:  Understanding Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults

    The purpose of this course is to increase your awareness of the forms, signs and risk factors of abuse and neglect of older adults. It aims to encourage you to participate in the prevention of abuse and neglect and reflect on your own attitudes and behaviours when caring for older adults.

    This module is designed to educate everyone involved in the delivery of care to older adults. It is based on the RNAO best practice guideline Preventing and Addressing Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults: Person-Centred, Collaborative, System-Wide Approaches.

    Course Image Module 2:  Working with Older Adults and Their Families

    This module is designed for nurses, other health-care providers and supervisors who work with older adults and their families. It is also appropriate for nursing students and educators.

    Course Image Module 3: Identifying and Responding to Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults
    This module will highlight the importance of recognizing risk factors and signs of abuse and neglect, the role of additional assessments and consultations, your legal and professional responsibilities, and information about developing individual plans of care.
    Course Image Module 4: Addressing Challenges Involved in Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults
    Issues of abuse and neglect are often complex. Ethical issues arise, and sometimes there is a concern about the older adult's capacity to make decisions. Often the right course of action is unclear and you may have mixed emotions. This module provides examples of complex situations and general guidance on how to address these challenges.
    Course Image Knowledge Check

    The Knowledge Check is a quiz based on information covered in all four modules above.

    It is recommended that you complete all four modules before attempting the quiz, as the modules contain valuable information, examples, resources and learning activities that nurses and other health-care providers need to know to better understand how to prevent and address abuse and neglect of older adults.

    Course Image Module 1: Understanding Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults (French)

    The purpose of this course is to increase your awareness of the forms, signs and risk factors of abuse and neglect of older adults. It aims to encourage you to participate in the prevention of abuse and neglect and reflect on your own attitudes and behaviours when caring for older adults.

    This module is designed to educate everyone involved in the delivery of care to older adults. It is based on the RNAO best practice guideline Preventing and Addressing Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults: Person-Centred, Collaborative, System-Wide Approaches.

    Course Image Module 2: Working with Older Adults and Their Families (French)
    This module is designed for nurses, other health-care providers and supervisors who work with older adults and their families. It is also appropriate for nursing students and educators.
    Course Image Module 3: Identifying and Responding to Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults (French)
    This module will highlight the importance of recognizing risk factors and signs of abuse and neglect, the role of additional assessments and consultations, your legal and professional responsibilities, and information about developing individual plans of care.
    Course Image Module 4: Addressing Challenges Involved in Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults (French)
    Issues of abuse and neglect are often complex. Ethical issues arise, and sometimes there is a concern about the older adult's capacity to make decisions. Often the right course of action is unclear and you may have mixed emotions. This module provides examples of complex situations and general guidance on how to address these challenges.
    Course Image Knowledge Check (French)

    The Knowledge Check is a quiz based on information covered in all four modules above.

    It is recommended that you complete all four modules before attempting the quiz, as the modules contain valuable information, examples, resources and learning activities that nurses and other health-care providers need to know to better understand how to prevent and address abuse and neglect of older adults.

    Course Image Breastfeeding e-Learning
    This e-learn has been created as a means to assist nurses, other health-care professionals and organizations to access education that is appropriate to their role in promoting breastfeeding. 


    As such, it aims to develop the knowledge, skills and attitude required to implement internationally recognized best practices in breastfeeding to create a baby-friendly environment.

    Course Image  L’initiative Jeunes champions en matière de la santé mentale et des dépendances

    La santé mentale, la maladie mentale et les dépendances chez les jeunes constituent un problème important. Il y a toutefois une bonne nouvelle : les interventions faisant appel aux pairs, comme l’initiative Jeunes champions en matière de la santé mentale et des dépendances (JCSMD) de l’Association des infirmières et infirmiers autorisés de l’Ontario (AIIO) contribuent à le combattre.