Credential Awarded
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program and course delivery

Note: This program is for INSCOL students only.

This program is offered in Seneca's hybrid delivery format. Some coursework is online and some must be completed in person. Students will need to come on campus to complete in-person learning requirements.

About the Program

This eight-month graduate certificate program provides nurses with specialized training related to the prevention and management of chronic diseases, which impair everyday physical and mental functions and reduce the ability to perform daily activities. As a graduate of this program, you will be well equipped to manage patients with chronic health conditions. You will acquire the skills to manage conditions, create individualized care plans, educate patients on self- care and assess their condition. This program provides specialized training but does not qualify you to work as a nurse in the province. Please see the College of Nurses of Ontario for their guidelines.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • care planning
  • assessment, prioritization/nursing diagnosis, planning, intervention and evaluation of chronic diseases
  • evaluation of chronic disease standards and guidelines
  • Ontario and Canada specific resources for chronic disease management

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options you can explore:

  • acute care hospitals
  • long-term care facilities
  • community health-care centres
  • retirement care facilities