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Bachelor of Nursing (Post RN)

 

The Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Program is closed to new admissions and will be phased out over a three-year period, ending in August 31, 2016.

It is available for re-admission. Please go to the forms section.

Update July 2013 – Bachelor of Nursing (Post RN) program

Due to declining enrollments, please be advised that the BN Post RN Program at Memorial University, School of Nursing will be closed effective August 31, 2016. The closure includes a three-year phase out plan (see table 2) to provide opportunity for students to complete the degree at Memorial University.

Admissions:

The program is closed to new admissions. For re-admissions go to the forms page.

Current students of the BN Post RN Program:

The closure of the BN Post RN program includes a three-year phase out plan (see table two) to provide opportunity for current students to complete the degree at Memorial University.

Student Plan for completion of the BN Post RN Program

Using tables one and two below, please submit an individualized three-year plan for completing the BN Post RN Program. This plan should be submitted as soon as possible. Please note that if you decide to change the order in which you are planning to complete courses, you will need to submit a revised plan.

Once completed, please submit your plan to: BNPostRNprogram@mun.ca or call 777-6882 or 777-6272 for assistance.

Please use your Memorial email addresses when submitting your plans, or making other enquiries.

Note that certain courses have prerequisites.

Athabasca University (AU) and Memorial University

Memorial University, School of Nursing, is in communication with Athabasca University (AU) about the transfer of credits towards the completion of the degree. With appropriate written approval students may transfer course credits from Memorial to complete the degree at AU. Similarly, students may also transfer credits from approved universities to complete the degree at Memorial.

Students should contact the Transfer Credit Evaluation Officer transfer.credit@mun.ca about the process for transfer of credit to Memorial and before taking a course for transfer credit from another university.

Table 1. Student Three-year Plan

 

 Year 1  Course 1  Course 2  Course 3  Course 4
 Fall 2013        
 Winter 2014        
 Spring 2014        
 Year 2  Course 1  Course 2  Course 3  Course 4
 Fall 2014        
 Winter 2015        
 Spring 2015        
 Year 3  Course 1  Course 2  Course 3  Course 4
 Fall 2015        
 Winter 2016        
 Spring 2016        

 

Table 2. Course Schedule for 2013-2016

 

Academic Year 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Fall N2040 N2040 N4310
  N2740 N4310

N5210

  N5210 N5210  
  N2230    
  N4310    
Winter N2700 N3023 N4002
  N4002 N4002 N5220
  N4701 N4702  
  N4702 N4701  
Spring N5220 N5700 N4754
  N4010 N4010  
  N4754 N4754  
       

 Course offerings and descriptions

N2040 - Health Assessment
N2230 - Teaching/Learning
N2700 - Nursing Theories in Practice
N2740 - Human Physiology
N3023 - Counselling
N4002 - Introduction to Nursing Research: Methodology & Critique
N4010 - Community Health Nursing I
N4310 - Community Health Nursing II
N4701 - Current Concepts in Pathophysiology
N4702 - Current Concepts in Pharmacology & Nutrition
N4754 - Clinical Dimensions of Professional Nursing Practice
N5210 - Health Care Systems
N5220 - Professional Issues
N5700 - Nursing Management

All courses of the School are designated by NURS.

2040 Health Assessment

Focuses on the development of competencies needed to assess the health status of individuals. A systematic approach will be used for the collection and analysis of data related to the health status of the client. Interpretation of the health assessment findings and of the results of diagnostic tests will be discussed in the context of nurses’ responsibilities.

CR: NURS 1014

PR: proof of current practising license as a Registered Nurse

2230 Teaching/Learning

is designed to familiarize the student with theories, principles and methods of learning and teaching and to allow the student to apply them in client teaching situations.

PR: proof of current practising license as a Registered Nurse

2700 Nursing Theories in Practice

is designed to introduce the students to the key concepts, conceptual models and selected theories of nursing. This is a required course for the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) program and may be used as an elective in the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) program.

PR: proof of current practising license as a Registered Nurse or admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Option

2740 Current Concepts in Human Physiology

is a comprehensive review of the physiology of the cell and major body systems. It assumes a basic understanding of physiology and provides the basis for concepts developed in NURS 4701 and NURS 4702.

PR: proof of current practising license as a Registered Nurse

PR: NURS 2520

3023 Counselling

focuses on the counselling role of the nurse, building on the communication skills needed for a therapeutic relationship. Gerard Egan's model of helping is integral to the course. In the lab component of the course and in the course assignments, students have the opportunity to practice counselling skills to enhance their ability to counsel clients in a variety of nursing contexts.

LH: 14 hours during the semester

PR: acceptance into the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) program, NURS 2230 or NURS 2700 or admission to the Bachelor of Technology Program

4002 Introduction to Nursing and Health Research

introduces students to the key terminology, elements, and processes of research. The focus will be on understanding the components of the research process, interpreting and critically analysing nursing and health-related research studies, and understanding the importance of utilizing research for evidence based practice. Students will have the opportunity to explore methodologies in both quantitative and qualitative research.

PR: Statistics 1510 or 2500 or equivalent, or Education 2900, and acceptance into the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) program or admission to the Bachelor of Technology Program

4010 Community Health Nursing I

introduces the student to the field of community health nursing. It focuses on the nursing care of individuals, families, groups, and the community. Core concepts include theoretic approaches to families, epidemiology, health promotion and the community as client.

CR: the former NURS 4311 or 4312

PR: NURS 2040, 2230, 2700, 3023 or the former 3022, 4002, and proof of current practising license as a Registered Nurse

4310 Community Health Nursing II

allows the student to apply the knowledge and practise the competencies acquired in NURS 4010. Clinical experiences will focus on the nursing of selected families and population groups within the community, using a primary health care framework.

OR: 8 clinical hours per week

PR: NURS 4010 and proof of current practising license as a Registered Nurse

4701 Current Concepts in Pathophysiology

reviews the most recent theories in pathophysiology, current trends in diagnosis and treatment and their nursing implications. This course assumes a basic understanding of physiology.

PR: acceptance into the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN Program) and NURS 2740, or admission to the Bachelor of Technology Program and NURS 2740

4702 Current Concepts in Pharmacology and Nutrition

explores current principles of nutrition and pharmacology in a variety of disease states. The course will be built upon previous nutrition and pharmacology knowledge. This course assumes a basic understanding of physiology.

PR: acceptance into the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) program and NURS 2740.

4754 Clinical Dimensions of Professional Nursing Practice

allows students to explore in depth, concepts and practices that are relevant to all populations across a variety of care settings. Emphasis will be placed on enhancing knowledge, attitudes and skills for nursing assessment, interventions and measurement of nursing-sensitive outcomes. Students will be required to apply the knowledge gained to client situations in clinical practice.

CR: the former NURS 4714, 4720 or 4723, 4734, and 4744

OR: 72 clinical hours during the semester

PR: NURS 2040, 2230, 2700, 3023 or the former 3022, 4002, 4701, 4702 and proof of current, practising license.

5210 Health Care Systems

focuses on the philosophical bases and practical considerations in the organization and administration of Health Care Delivery Systems. The planning, management and evaluation of the Canadian health care system will be compared with those of other countries. Future trends in the delivery of health care to Canadians will be discussed.

PR: admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) program and 3 credit hours in English and NURS 2230; or admission to the Bachelor of Technology Program and 3 credit hours in English.

5220 Professional Issues

reviews the historical development of the nursing profession and facilitates discussion of factors influential in its evolution. Content will focus on the current status of nursing, ethical issues and the profession's impact on health care delivery. Selected categories of nursing theory, their impact on practice and education will be analysed in relation to major issues and future trends in nursing.

PR: Admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) program and 3 credit hours in English and NURS 2230.

5700 Nursing Management

is designed to promote an understanding of theories and principles of management of nursing practice. Process, methods and issues are considered with emphasis on practical nursing examples.

PR: admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) program and 3 credit hours in English and NURS 2230

UL: applicable only to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) program

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements

 

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