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Schedule of Course Offerings

Fall Semester 2013

N2230 Teaching/Learning (www) [prereq: must be a RN]

N2040 Health Assessment (www) [prereq: must be a RN]

N2740 Human Physiology [prereq: must be a RN]

N4310 Community Health Nursing II [coreq: N4010]

N5210 Health Care Systems [PR 3 credit hours in English and NURS 2230]

The BN post RN program will close in August 31, 2016. Courses and descriptions are listed below. Develop a three-year-plan by clicking on the link.

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

 
Note:

  1. Students registering for N4010 in Spring semester are expected to take N4310 in the following Fall semester.
  2. Students planning to take N4310 in any Fall semester are required to contact Ms. Claudine Morgan, Clinical Placement Coordinator at morganc@mun.ca by the end of January in that year. During the intervening time the student will be guided in consultations with Mrs. Morgan to seek out and secure an appropriate clinical placement(s) for this course. Contracts between the placement agency/agencies and Memorial University may also need to be negotiated.
  3. All students are required to have a practicing nursing license in order to complete N4310 Community Health II and N4754 Clinical Dimensions of Professional Nursing Practice. This requirement also applies to students on leave of absence from their nursing positions.
  4. Nursing 4754: Clinical Dimensions of Professional Nursing Practice is a clinical focus course offering with a clinical component that requires client contact on a regular basis throughout the course. Nurses working in direct client care environments (acute care, critical care, long term care, or within community based agencies) should be able to achieve many of the objectives of this course during their normal work hours. If you are working in a nursing position that has no direct client care contact or if you are currently unemployed, on leave etc you will need to gain access to a client population for this course. If you have any concerns about how you can obtain client access for this course, consult Mrs. Claudine Morgan, Clinical Placement Coordinator morganc@mun.ca no later than the end of January preceding the Spring semester in which you intend to enroll in N4754.
  5. Under University Regulations-Admission/Readmission to the University (Undergraduate) 1.3 students who have previously attended Memorial University of Newfoundland and have not registered for courses for the past three consecutive semesters (Fall, Winter, Spring) are required to submit a new Application for Admission/Readmission together with the application processing fee.
  6. Use of Student Papers / Projects / Discussion Forums: There will be times when faculty members may wish to use a student's paper/project/discussion as a sample of student work for accreditation or for program evaluation purposes. In these situations, all identifying information will be removed.
  7. Students may be required to complete the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) training for students.

Please contact the BN Post RN Coordinator, Prof. Doreen Dawe at ddawe@mun.ca or 777-6869 if you have any questions.

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