Online, facilitated wound care education. 

You want to provide the highest level of care to your clients. You'd also like to take advantage of career opportunities for those who have advanced knowledge in wound care, as Wound Champions. Engaging in continuing education keeps your career moving forward. 

Proficient wound management is an ever-present challenge. Up to half of community nursing time alone involves wound care. Chronic and acute wound prevention and treatment require a strong foundation in the theory of wound management and the skills to apply those principles in practice, in an evidence-informed way. This online program for health care professionals is grounded in the most current evidence and trends in wound care. 

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Program description

Wound care is one of the fastest growing areas in health care today. Attaining comprehensive wound management skills requires continuing education that incorporates solid wound care evidence and principles, best-practice proficiency and interprofessional collaboration. 

This online program for health care professionals combines the most current evidence and trends in wound care. It consists of two levels of training:

  • Level I is a six-week online course. This course provides you with the essential tools and strategies to confidently practice evidence-based wound care as part of an interprofessional team. The main concepts include: assessment and care planning for acute, chronic, and surgical wounds; wound care product and dressing selection; wound healing and prevention; infection; advocacy and evidence-based practice; and patient-professional collaboration and education. Students must achieve a course score of 75% or higher to be eligible to receive a micro-certificate for Level I and register for Level II.
  • Level II is an eight-week online course focusing on advanced wound care and the impact of complex patient facators on care planning. The asynchronous portion of the course is followed by a mandatory half-day synchronous online workshop. Students must attend the workshop and achieve an overall grade of 75% or higher in order to be eligible to receive a micro-certificate for Level II.

This online program provides a facilitated, flexible and interactive learning environment. You'll apply theory to case studies to develop broad clinical expertise in wound care.

Who is this program for?

The Wound Management program is designed for:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Community and Primary Care Paramedics
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Other health professionals caring for patients with wounds


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Courses and fees

Students must receive 75% or greater in Level I in order to be eligible to receive a micro-certificate and register for Level II.

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Estimated fees

Description Fee
Level I Course $595.00
Level II Course $695.00
Textbook $125.00
Micro-certificate program fee (per course) $20.00
Estimated Total $1,435.00*
Fees listed in this section are an estimate. Total program fees may vary depending on delivery format, course selections, student fees, textbooks and taxes.

Application information

Admission requirements

Enrolment is open to all health professionals interested in wound management. A clinical background is expected.

English language requirement for international students

International students whose first language is not English may be required to submit proof of English proficiency with either:

  • TOEFL 90 on the online test or 575 on the paper-based test, with no section less than 20; or 
  • IELTS 6.5, with no individual component less than 6.0

How to apply

There is no application process to complete for the Wound Management for Health Professionals program. Simply register for the Level I course

When registering, you will have the option to purchase the Micro-certificate in Wound Management fee at an additional cost of $20.

Once you have completed the course, your certificate will be automatically issued and sent to you. Certificates are sent approximately one month after the completion of the course.

Note: We are unable to retroactively issue a micro-certificate. Students must purchase the $20 program fee prior to the last day of the last course in the program.

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