Registered Nurse | Neonatal Training Opportunities

Position Summary

East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, B.C., has a Registered Nurse Employee Education Opportunity for the Neonatal Education and Speciality Training (NEST) Nursing Program.

If you are an experienced registered nurse and would like to move into Neonatal nursing but do not have formal education, we would love to consider you for paid in-house Perinatal training. This training would require an 18-month return of service commitment.

This in-house program uses a standardized, evidence informed online curriculum offered by the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) called the Neonatal Orientation and Education Program (NOEP), the Acute Care of at-Risk Newborns (ACoRN), the University of British Columbia’s Kangaroo Care and Perinatal Substance Use, SafeCare Level 1 and Step 2 Breastfeeding Essentials. *Neonatal Resuscitation Program within 2 years.

NEST has three (3) components to be completed:

Part-Time Study: Required Theory (12 weeks – unpaid study hours)
• * AWHONN: 54.5 hours
• * ACoRN: 7.5 hours
• * UBC: 7 hours
• SafeCare: 12 hours
• Step 2: 22 hours
Full-Time Training – (12 weeks – all hours remunerated)
• Instructor led Lab / Simulation: 75 hours
• Preceptor Led Clinical Practicum: 339 hours (perinatal) / 383 hours (non-perinatal)*

*Must be completed prior to the commencement of the Education Opportunity. Hours to complete theory is an average estimate and may take longer to complete for some learners.

Shifts of work are rotating, with shift times of 07:00-19:00 and 19:00-07:00.

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Community Profile: Located in the southeastern corner of British Columbia, Cranbrook is the business capital of the East Kootenays and the largest city in the Rocky Mountain Region. Nestled on a gentle plain with scenic mountain vistas in the distance, it is considered by many to be an ideal location to raise a family or retire. Residents enjoy a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities including golf, hiking and skiing. For those who enjoy more urban pursuits, there are shops, boutiques and cafes, as well as an arts centre and heritage attractions. Cranbrook’s economy is driven primarily by mining, forestry, transportation, and tourism.


• Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNM).


This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

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