Queen's University - Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Health Sciences
18 Barrie Street
Kingston, ON
Canada K7L 3N6

Pain Care

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences
Degree: Post-diploma
Field of Study: Palliative Care Nursing
Description The Graduate Diploma in Pain Care program is an eight month, part-time blended program for practicing healthcare professionals that have a desire to provide comprehensive pain care in their current practice and/or who wish to become experts in pain within their work environment. Graduates may also choose to work in areas specifically related to pain care, e.g., Chronic Pain Clinics, Acute Pain Management Services. The program provides in-depth theoretical and clinical knowledge that will enhance the ability of healthcare professionals to provide quality care related to pain care. The program is interdisciplinary and includes faculty from various disciplines, including: nursing, anesthesiology and preoperative medicine, biomedical and molecular sciences, rehabilitation therapy, and psychology. Four courses are offered online, and the fifth course is a 1-week on-site integrated interprofessional course using simulation laboratories at Queen’s University. The final course focuses on applying the theoretical concepts learned during the online courses to clinical scenarios in a clinical simulation environment to further learners’ understanding of the application of best practices in pain care.
Website: Pain Care at Queen's University - Faculty of Health Sciences
Length: 8 Month(s)
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]

For international students, if required, TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120. Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Applicants are required to submit a statement of interest in the program to match their academic and work background with the objectives of the program. Applicants are also required to submit one professional reference (e.g., manager or supervisor), a Curriculum vitae, and two references: one academic and one professional. Please visit the website for complete details.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: November 03, 2016