Develop your knowledge and skills in continence care best practices.
This program explores the subject of continence and incontinence from a
nursing perspective. The program provides specialized education for
professional healthcare providers interested in better understanding and
addressing continence care issues in their professional settings.
In partnership and collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences
(School of Nursing), this program teaches you the contributing factors and how
to eliminate or manage them to enhance patients' quality of life with fecal or
Incontinence is a growing healthcare concern affecting the lives of
millions of people worldwide. It carries an enormous stigma and is one of the
most neglected areas in healthcare. Urinary and fecal incontinence are both
manageable and often treatable.
This program will help frontline care providers in all care settings
(community, acute, rehabilitation, geriatrics and long-term care) successfully
achieve their essential role in promoting continence and preventing
- Earn a Certificate of Professional Learning upon completion of all three courses
- Enhance your existing professional skill set
- Convenient online platform
- Learn from experienced instructors
- Connect with health professionals across various disciplines
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Integrate knowledge into clinical reasoning and nursing judgments that
inform and guide a holistic approach to assessing and managing bladder and
bowel continence care.
contributing factors and underlying medical conditions to incontinence
and apply appropriate nursing interventions.
in-depth knowledge of behavioural and educational interventions used in
the management of incontinence.
nursing research (evidence-informed decision making) as the basis of
practice where applicable.
rationale for nursing-specific interventions using scientific knowledge.
- Understand the
impact of incontinence on the client's well-being and quality of life.
the assessment and management of bladder and bowel continence care in a
professional clinical setting.
Who Should Take This Program?
This program is designed for licensed healthcare providers (e.g., RPN, LPN, RN, NP, PT, OT, SW) working in the community with an interest in making a difference in the way incontinence is addressed in their settings, such as:
- Acute care
- Long-term care
- Primary care
- Other community settings
The program is also valuable for other healthcare professionals as incontinence can impact
people of all ages.
must be accepted to the program prior to enrolling. Please see Admission Requirements and Application Procedure for details. Proof of
registration with a professional healthcare licensing body is required.