Patient Navigator Professional Certificate

 

A patient navigator is an emerging role in the health care industry. It can exist as a standalone role or as a function of a regulated health care professional's role, within an organization or in private practice. (See one-pager: Patient Navigation In Focus)

You will receive a paper certificate of completion upon completion of each course and you will have the option to earn digital skills badges after completing a short, online assessment during or after each course. There is a $20 + HST administrative fee for each badge issued.

If you want to earn the Professional Certificate which will be represented by a ‘milestone’ digital badge and endorsed/accredited by external partners where applicable, you will need to (1) complete all courses along the learning pathway, (2) earn all skills badges and (3) pass the Evaluative Experiential Learning Module. The cost of this evaluative module is an additional $550+ HST and includes 2 hours of videotaped individual simulation session, and feedback from simulated patient and the instructor.

NOTE: Bundle discounts are available if you purchase the entire suite of Professional Certificate courses and skills badges , contact us for more information at hlln@yorku.ca.

Learning Pathway

The Patient Navigator Professional Certificate is designed to prepare individuals to be functional “translator” of the language and systems of healthcare, and effective liaisons between individuals and health care professionals. They are prepared to implement or integrate a model to help individuals navigate the health care system for complex and chronic health needs, understand their recommended treatment options, and identify and access available resources to bridge gaps in care.

Courses

Patient Navigation Certificate

Goal Audience Format & Price Pre-requisites
Learn how you can enhance health care delivery and improve the continuum of care by filling gaps in the health system through patient navigation Health professionals or allied health professionals, health administrators

Individuals seeking to join the healthcare field as a patient navigator

Caregivers interested in learning more about systems navigation

Format: 2 classroom days

Price: $550 + HST

Recommended: Bachelor’s degree in health care and/or social sciences, or equivalent training and professional experience in health care field

Advanced Patient Navigation Certificate

Goal Audience Format & Price Pre-requisites
This advanced patient navigation course builds upon your foundational knowledge to provide you with a model to navigate the health care system for complex and chronic health needs. Health professionals or allied health professionals, health administrators

Individuals seeking to join the healthcare field as a patient navigator

Caregivers interested in learning more about systems navigation

Format: 2 classroom days

Price: $550 + HST

Fundamentals of Patient Navigation - Level 1

Recommended: Bachelor’s degree in health care and/or social sciences, or equivalent training and professional experience in health care field

Cultural Safety for Health Coaches and Navigators

Goal Audience Format & Price Pre-requisites
Learn how to offer health coaching and/or patient navigation services in a culturally safe way Health coaches and patient navigators

Any professional working in the health or social sector field providing front-line care or services

 

Format:1 classroom day

Price: $275 + HST

Recommended: Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in health care and/or social sciences, or equivalent training and professional experience in health care field

Motivational Interviewing Certificate

Goal Audience Format & Price Pre-requisites
Learn how to overcome  resistance by replacing it with lasting motivation and behaviour change. Health coaches who want further training or a refresher

Health promotion practitioner, or health/allied health professionals

Program leads or staff who use behaviour change methods for the people they serve

Format: 2 classroom day over 2 weeks

Price: $450 + HST

Recommended: Bachelor’s degree in health care and/or social sciences, or equivalent training and professional experience in health care field

Evaluative Experiential Learning Module

Goal Audience Format Price
Summative assessment of patient navigation skills and competencies.

A pass grade is required to earn  the Patient Navigator Professional Certificate.

Contact us at hlln@yorku.ca for more information.

Individuals who are interested in earning the Patient Navigator Professional Certificate.

 

Format: 2 hours booked on an individual basis.

Includes: Three 20- minute videotaped session with simulated patient actor and feedback (~90 mins total) PLUS one 30-min session of feedback and scoring with instructor via webinar.

 

Price: $550 + HST

Price includes the professional certificate badge.

 

NOTE: For individuals interested in earning both the patient navigation and health coach professional certificates, please take the Lifestyle and Wellness Health Coach Certificate instead of the Motivational Interviewing Certificate. You do not have to take the Cultural Safety for Health Coaches and Navigators course twice - they would be counted towards both certificates. Contact us at hlln@yorku.ca for more information if you are interested in earning a professional certificate.