N2990 - Spiritual Dimensions of Nursing Practice

Delivery Mode: Web Course
Credits: Three credit hours
Prerequisite: None (do not need to be in nursing program)

Overview: This course focuses on the spiritual dimensions of nursing practice and examines such concepts as spirituality, spiritual well-being, spiritual needs, spiritual assessment and spiritual interventions.? The intent is to better prepare nurses to be able to attend to the spiritual needs of clients.

Course Objectives:

  • Analyze the concept of spirituality as distinct from religion, including the expressions of spirituality.
  • Identify and describe your own personal spiritual philosophy.
  • Describe concepts and theories about spiritual development.
  • Analyze the concepts of spiritual well being, spiritual needs and spiritual distress.
  • Identify the influence of spirituality and/or religion on nursing, health care, ethics, and institutional needs.
  • Describe current nursing research on the spiritual dimension of nursing practice.

Course Content:

  • Spirituality
  • Spirituality, Religion and Health
  • Spiritual Development
  • Nursing & Spirituality
  • Spiritual Assessment - spiritual needs, spiritual distress as a nursing diagnosis
  • Spiritual Care

Evaluation: Students are evaluated through a subjective essay, a spiritual assessment assignment and a final examination.

For Further information contact:

?Academic Program Administrator(709) 777-6272
?Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs(709) 777-6679
?Fax(709) 777-7037


School of Nursing

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000