The final component of the program is an integrated practicum, which includes 120 hours of clinical practice in an adult critical care practice environment. You will demonstrate competency in the Standards of Practice for Critical Care Nursing in Ontario under the direct preceptorship/mentorship of an experienced critical care nurse and the facilitation of a Durham College faculty advisor.
Upon successful completion of the program, a critical care certificate will be awarded. Transfer credit, advanced standing or challenge will be considered on an individual basis. Please visit www.durhamcollege.ca/criticalcare or contact the program co-ordinator.
Please note: You will be required to adhere to and meet the pre-placement documentation requirements of the host agency.
Please note: There are costs associated with completing the pre-placement requirements.
- Service fees for Verified, our documentation collection and verification partner.
- Costs to complete mandatory immunizations, lab tests, and certifications.
Practicum Completion Outside of Ontario
For students living and working outside of Ontario, practicum placements outside of the province of Ontario (but in Canada) MAY be accommodated if an affiliation agreement between Durham College and the out-of-Ontario organization can be arranged. If you are considering an out-of-Ontario placement, you will need to self-identify yourself to Durham College prior to confirming your acceptance to the program.
Please send an email with your intent to complete an out-of-Ontario placement to:
Karen Sutton, Program Coordinator
Jennifer Powell, Placement Officer