School of Nursing

COURSE LIST

3 CREDIT HOUR COURSES

N 1001. Introduction to Nursing. This course introduces the major concepts and theories related to the paradigm of person, health, society, nursing and nursing education in relation to the philosophy, conceptual framework and objectives of the programme. Emphasis is placed on the concept of caring as the essence of nursing practice. Students are given the opportunity to develop basic nursing skills.
Lecture: Three hours per week.
Laboratory/Clinical: Two hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N1001 and either of N2010 or N2400.

N 1002. Anatomy and Physiology I. This course presents a survey of human anatomy and physiology throughout the lifespan. It includes aspects of cytology and histology that form a foundation for the practice of nursing. Special emphasis is given to the skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems.
Lecture: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Two hours per week
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N1002 and either of N2101 or N2300.

N 1003. Developing Therapeutic Relationships. This course fo-cuses on the application of caring theory to interpersonal communications. It emphasizes the development of the role of communicator in individual and group experiences and in professional relationships. Utilizing an experiential model, laboratory experiences focus on self-awareness and group dynamics.
Corequisite: N1001
Lecture: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Two hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N1003 and N3021.

N 1011. Health Promotion throughout the Lifespan. This course explores nursing concepts and theories pertaining to health promotion/protection throughout the lifespan. Content includes principles of teaching/learning, and community health concepts. The laboratory component provides further development of psychomotor competencies.
Prerequisites: N1001 or the former N2010 or N2400.
Prerequisites or Corequisites: Psychology 1000, N1003 or the former N3021.
Corequisite: N1511.
Lecture: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Two hours per week.

N 1012. Anatomy and Physiology II. This course presents a survey of anatomy and physiology throughout the lifespan. It includes aspects of cytology, histology and embryology that form a foundation for the practice of nursing. Special emphasis is given to the circulatory, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive systems, including pregnancy and delivery.
Prerequisite: N1002 or the former N2101 or N2300.
Lecture: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Two hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N1012 and either N2102 or N2301.

N 1014. Health Assessment. This course focuses on the development of competencies needed to assess the health status of individuals throughout the lifespan using a systematic approach. Content includes the nurses responsibilities in the health history, physical examination, interpretation of findings, and documentation.
Corequisite: N1012
Lecture: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Two hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N1014 and either N2040 or N2830.

N 1511. Nursing Practice for Health Promotion. This course pro-vides the student with opportunities to apply knowledge and practise competencies for health promotion and protection across the lifespan, as they are acquired in N1011.
Corequisite: N1011.
Clinical: Four hours per week.

N 1520. Extended Practice I. This course provides the student with the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and practise the competencies acquired to date. The focus is on nursing care for the promotion, protection and maintenance of health for individuals within the context of the family.
This course is taught at the end of the winter semester, usually beginning during the final week of the examination period.
Corequisite or Prerequisite: N1011, N1511, N1012 or the former N2102 or N2301, N1014 or the former N2040.
Clinical: Ninety-six hours over three weeks.

N 2001. Nursing Concepts for the Care of Women and the Child-bearing Family. This course covers major concepts in women's reproductive health. The two major foci are women and their families through all phases of childbirth and the neonatal period, and nursing care of women experiencing alterations in reproductive health.
Prerequisite: N1520.
Corequisite/prerequisite: N2003, N2004.
Lecture: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Two hours per week.

N 2003. Pathophysiology. This course presents general concepts of disease processes and their impact on health. The course focuses on major pathophysiologic changes, including associated etiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations. Common illnesses are studied to illustrate these disease processes.
Prerequisites: N1012 or the former N2102 or N2301, Biochemistry 1430 or the former Biochemistry 2430.
Lecture: Three hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N2003 and either N2250 or N3010/N3011.

N 2004. Pharmacology and Nutrition. This course explores prin-ciples and concepts of pharmacology and nutrition. Course content includes the pharmacotherapeutic and nutritional management of common health problems. Nursing considerations pertinent to these therapies are addressed.
Prerequisites: Biochemistry 1430 or the former Biochemistry 2430, N1012 or the former N2102, or N2301.
Lecture: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Two hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N2004 and N2260.

N 2011. Nursing Concepts for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults. This course uses a conceptual approach to focus on the nursing care of individuals and families, from infancy to young adults. The emphasis is on assisting persons experiencing health related needs to achieve optimal functioning.
Prerequisite: N1520.
Corequisites/Prerequisites: N2003 or the former N2250 or N3010/ N3011, N2004 or the former N2260.
Lecture: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Two hours per week.

N 2013. Professional Development. This course examines the foundations of professionalism and its application, from both an individual and professional perspective. Content areas include legal/ethical issues, professional role development, current trends and issues, and the exploration of nursing as a theory-based practice.
Prerequisite: N1001 or the former N2010 or N2400.
Lecture: Three hours per week.

N 2040. Health Assessment. This course 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. (This distance education course may require your attendance at a local center to participate in one lab practicum during the semester, if numbers warrant).
Prerequisite: Must be a Registered Nurse or eligible for registration.
Lecture: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Two hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N2040 and either N1014 or the former N2830.

N 2230. Teaching/Learning. This course is designed to familiarize the student with theories, principles and methods of learning and teaching and to allow the student to apply them in simulated client teaching situations.
Prerequisite: Must be a Registered Nurse or eligible for registration.

N 2501. Nursing Practice for the Care of Women and the Child-bearing Family. This course provides the student with opportunities to apply knowledge and practise competencies acquired in N2001. Selected experiences are offered in a variety of institutional and community-based clinical settings related to the provision of nursing care for women and their families.
Corequisite: N2001.
Clinical: Eight hours per week.

N 2511. Nursing Practice with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults. This course provides the student with opportunities to apply knowledge and practise competencies acquired in N2011. Selected experiences are offered in a variety of institutional and community based clinical settings related to the provision of nursing care for children, adolescents, young adults and their families.
Corequisite: N2011.
Clinical: Twelve hours per week.

N 2520. Extended Practice II. This course provides the student with the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and practise the competencies acquired to date. The focus is on caring for individuals and their families experiencing health related needs. This course is taught at the end of the winter semester, usually beginning during the final week of the examination period.
Prerequisites: N2501, N2511.
Clinical: Ninety-six hours over three weeks.

N 2700. Nursing Theories in Practice. This course is designed to introduce the students to the key concepts, conceptual models and selected theories of nursing.
Prerequisite: Must be a Registered Nurse or eligible for registration.
NOTE: 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) programme.

N 2740. Current Concepts in Human Physiology. The focus of this course 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 N4701 and N4702.
Prerequisite: Must be a registered nurse or eligible for registration.

N 2811. Community Health Nursing. A major focus will be on community health assessment, diagnosis of health needs and nursing interventions appropriate to the well-being of individuals and families within the community. Included will be the epidemiological process.

N 2831. Introduction to Community and Primary Care Nursing. A community-based primary care focus is directed toward individuals and families within the health-illness continuum. The knowledge of skills necessary for provision of care, such as the nursing process, communication competencies, interpersonal relationships, and growth and development will be addressed.

N 2840. Health Assessment and Managements of Mental Health Problems. The focus of this course is on the development of competencies in assessment of the mental status of clients, recognition of major affective disorders, and the nursing role in the assessment, management, and prevention of mental health disorders. Emergency interventions and developmental issues across the lifespan will be considered.

N 2990. Spiritual Dimension of Nursing Practice. This course will focus on the spiritual dimension of nursing practice. Students will explore their own personal spiritual philosophy and development. Key concepts of the spiritual dimension of nursing will be examined, such as spiritual well being, spiritual needs, spiritual distress and spiritual care. Distinction will be made between religion and expressions of spirituality.
Prerequisite(s): N2010 or N1001, N2040 or N1014 for Generic students; none for Post-RN's.

N 3001. Nursing Concepts for Mental Health. This course focuses on individuals, families and small groups experiencing psychiatric/mental health problems across the lifespan. The meaning of mental health and illness to the individual, family and vulnerable populations are explored. Course content includes counselling, psychopathology, interdisciplinary psychiatric care, community mental health concepts and analysis of sociopolitical factors/issues affecting mental health.
Prerequisite: N2520.
Corequisite: N3501.
Lecture: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Two hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N3001 and N4321/ N4322.

N 3023. Counselling. The main areas of focus are on communication theories and individual counselling. The course content includes selected personality theories and related counselling theories.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Programme or admission to the Bachelor of Technology Programme.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N3022 and N3023.

N 3111. Nursing Concepts in Middle and Older Adulthood. This course uses a conceptual approach and focuses on individuals and families from middle to older adulthood. The emphasis is on assisting persons experiencing acute and chronic health related needs to achieve optimal functioning.
Prerequisite: N2520.
Lecture: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Two hours per week.

N 3113. Nursing Leadership and Management. This course is designed to promote an understanding of the theories and principles of leadership and management in relation to the Coordinator of Care nursing role. Emphasis is placed on concepts of organizational structure and function, management of client care, team building, professional development, and application of nursing theories to practice. Current issues and trends are explored.
Prerequisite: N2013.
Lecture: Three hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N3113 and N5000.

N 3200. Transcultural Nursing. This course will sensitize students to the importance of recognizing the diversity of the culturally- determined health-related values, beliefs and practices of people when planning professional interventions for their health and wellbeing. Focus is also on caring and curing patterns and practices in relation to different health-illness systems in Canada and elsewhere. Methods for conducting culturological assessments are included.
Prerequisite: Admission to Bachelor of Nursing Programme.
Lecture: Three hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N2820 and N3200.

N 3501. Nursing Practice for Mental Health. This course provides the student with opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge and to practise competencies acquired in N3001 and related courses, in a variety of settings.
Corequisite: N3001.
Clinical: Twelve hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N3501 and N4321/N4322.

N 3511. Nursing Practice with Middle and Older Adults. This clini-cal course focuses on the application of the concepts and practices which are covered in N3111. Selected experiences are offered in a variety of institutional and community based settings related to the provision of nursing care for middle and older adults, and their families.
Prerequisite: N2520.
Corequisite: N3111.
Clinical: Twelve hours per week.

N 3520, 3521, 3522. Extended Practice III (Nine credit hours). These courses provide the students with the opportunity to apply leadership and management principles in coordinating care for groups of individuals within a variety of nursing care settings. Students also have the opportunity to further develop clinical competencies acquired in previous courses.
Prerequisites: N3001/N3501 or N4321/N4322, N3111/N3511, N3113 or N5000.
Clinical: Forty hours per week for 12 weeks
Eight weeks of leadership and management; Four week elective.

N 3810. Nurse-Midwifery I. This course will prepare the Nurse to manage the care of the pregnant woman and her family during the antepartal phase of the child-bearing cycle. An additional focus will be on the early recognition of signs and symptoms of potential disorder and appropriate interventions in collaboration with physicians and other health team members.
Lecture: Three hours per week.

N 3820. Nurse-Midwifery II. This course will prepare the Nurse to manage the care of a medically uncomplicated intrapartal phase. The major focus will be on the early recognition of potential high-risk conditions and appropriate interventions in collaboration with physicians and other health team members.
Lecture: Three hours per week.

N 3830. Nurse-Midwifery III. This course will focus on the care and support of a new mother, her infant, and her family during the post-partal phase of the child-bearing cycle.
Lecture: Three hours per week.

N 3840. Nurse-Midwifery IV. Emphasis in this course will be on nursing interventions necessary to help assure the physical well-being of the perinate and infant and integration into the family unit.
Lecture: Three hours per week.
NOTE: The application of selected skills and knowledge appropriate to the above N3810, N3820, N3830, N3840 courses will be provided for in various clinical and community settings.

N 4002. Introduction to Nursing Research: Methodology and Critique. This course presents an overview of the principles and methods of research appropriate for investigating nursing phenomena. Particular emphasis will be given to quantitative modes of inquiry. Reference will also be made to a limited number of qualitative approaches.
Prerequisite: N4201 or N4001 or Statistics 2500 or equivalent, or Education 2900 or admission to the Bachelor of Technology Programme.
NOTE: Credit can be obtained for only one of the following: N4202, N4002 and N4600.

N 4010. Community Health Nursing I. This course 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.
Prerequisites: N2040, N2230, N2700, N3022 or N3023, N4002.
Corequisite: N 4310.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N 4010 and the former N4311 or N4312.

N 4101. Community Health Nursing. This course focuses on the knowledge required to practise nursing at the aggregate and community levels. It further examines the principles of primary health care, their application in community health nursing and the multidimensional role of the nurse. Core concepts include: community development, epidemiology, programme development, and the theoretical bases of community health nursing.
Prerequisites: N3520, N3521, N3522.
Corequisite: N4501.
Lecture: Three hours per week.
Tutorial: Two hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N4101 and N4010.

N 4103. Advanced Professional Development. This course fo-cuses on the development of a personal framework for nursing practice, nursing organizations at the international level and nursing's role and development within health care systems. Current trends and issues in health policy and health care are examined.
Prerequisite: N3113.
Lecture: Three hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N4103 and N5220.

N 4104. Nursing Research. This course builds on previously introduced research concepts. It explores the research process and its inherent ethical and legal implications. The course focuses on the acquisition of concepts used to critically appraise nursing research studies and examine the relevance of these studies for nursing practice.
Prerequisite: Statistics 2500 or equivalent, or Education 2900.
Lecture: Three hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N4104 and either N4002 or N4202 or N4600.

N 4110. Senior Seminar. This course follows the completion of two clinical courses taken during the final semester of the programme. It is designed to allow students to share with peers and faculty their ability to critically discuss the professional competencies and issues in complex work-related situations. Students also report on significant aspects of the nursing roles in which they participated during one of the two clinical courses N4512 or N4513.
Prerequisites: N4501 or N4310, N4104 or N4002 or N4202 or N4600, N4103 or N5220.
Corequisites: N4512, N4513.

N 4310. Community Health Nursing II. This course allows the stu-dent to apply the knowledge and practice the competencies acquired in N4010. Clinical experiences will focus on the nursing of selected families and population groups within the community, using a primary health care framework.
Corequisite: N4010.
Clinical: Eight hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N 4310 and the former N4311 or N4312.

N 4501. Community Health Nursing Practice. This course provides the student with opportunities to apply knowledge and further develop competencies acquired in community health nursing and other related courses. In the clinical experiences, students work with selected individuals/families and aggregates at the community level.
Corequisite: N4101.
Clinical: Twelve hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N4501 and N4310.

N 4512. Community Health Practicum. This course provides students with the opportunity to integrate and consolidate knowledge and competencies acquired throughout the programme and apply them to community health nursing practice. Using a primary health care framework, the student participates in strategies which facilitate the mobilization of communities toward health.
Prerequisites: N4101 or N4010, N4501 or N4310.
Clinical: Forty hours per week for four weeks.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N4512 and N5310.

N 4513. Nursing Practice Elective. This course provides students with the opportunity to practise nursing with a client population and in a setting of their choice. Students apply and test knowledge from nursing and related disciplines in this selected clinical setting. The course also enables students to further develop their professional roles.
Prerequisites: N4101 or N4010, N4501 or N4310. Approval from the Undergraduate Studies Committee.
Clinical: Forty hours per week for four weeks.

N 4701. Current Concepts in Pathophysiology. This course will review the most recent theories in pathophysiology, current trends in diagnosis and treatment and their nursing implications. This course assumes a basic understanding of physiology.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Programme and N2740, or admission to the Bachelor of Technology Programme.

N 4702. Current Concepts in Pharmacology and Nutrition. This course will explore 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.
Prerequisite: N2740.

N 4714. Clinical Focus: Nursing of the Older Adult. This course will explore, in depth, concepts, issues and practices pertaining to care of the older adult (65+). Selected theories, physical changes, social issues and public policy associated with aging will be discussed. Assessment and identification of normal physical and mental changes associated with the aging process will be emphasized. This course has a clinical component and the student will select and develop a clinical project. The focus can be in either the institutional or community setting involving the well or ill client and their families. The student will also learn about the emerging role of the nurse in gerontic nursing.
Prerequisites: N2040, N2230, N2700, N3023, N4002, N4701, N4702.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N4714, and either N4710, or N4711 or N4712 or N4713.

N 4724. Clinical Focus: Nursing Care of Adults. This course allows students to explore in depth, concepts and practices which are relevant to the care of adults with acute and/or chronic illnesses. Emphasis will be placed on assessment, and nursing interventions and strategies to prevent or manage health problems. This course has a clinical component. Students will be required to apply the knowledge gained to client situations in clinical practice.
Prerequisites: N2040, N2230, N2700, N3023, N4002, N4701, N4702.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N4724 and either N4720 or N4723.

N 4734. Clinical Focus: Contemporary Mental Health Nursing. This course will provide an opportunity for students to examine contemporary Mental Health/Illness concepts focusing on individuals, families and vulnerable populations across the life span. Analysis of theories and research pertinent to individuals and families and related Mental Health issues will be emphasized. This course has a clinical component that will facilitate the application of theory and research to practice situations, the promotion of Mental Health and the development of strategies for responding to the health/illness experiences of clients across the life span in varied practice settings.
Prerequisites: N2040, N2230, N2700, N3023, N4002, N4701, N4702.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N4734 and either N4730 or N4733.

N 4744. Clinical Focus: Nursing Care During Pregnancy and Birth. This course builds on the student's previous knowledge and clinical experience in the basic concepts of maternal-infant health. It focuses on the care of the woman with risk factors during pregnancy, birth and the early postpartum period and emphasizes the role of the nurse in prenatal care. It encompasses fetal health and the potential effects of maternal prenatal health problems for the fetus and neonate. This course has a clinical component in which theoretical concepts are applied in relevant clinical settings.
Prerequisites: N2040, N2230, N2700, N3023, N4002, N4701, N4702.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N4744 and either N4740 or N4742.

N 5210. Health Care Systems. This course 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.
Prerequisites: Admission to the BN (Post-RN) Programme or admission to the Bachelor of Technology Programme.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both N5210 and N3030.

N 5220. Professional Issues. This course 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 analyzed in relation to major issues and future trends in nursing.
Prerequisites: Admission to the BN (Post-RN) Programme.

N 5327. Interdisciplinary Course on Family Violence. (Same as Social Work 5327) This course focuses on physical, emotional, and sexual violence throughout the life cycle of the family. Issues of family violence will be addressed using an interdisciplinary framework with emphasis on understanding the nature and impact of family violence, incorporating gender and socio-cultural analysis. Emphasis will be given to causal explanations, common patterns, and short and long-term effects of abuse and on the roles of health professionals in prevention and treatment.
Prerequisite: Must be a Registered Nurse or eligible for registration, or N3001 and N3501.

N 5700. Nursing Management. This course is designed to promote an understanding of theories and principles of management of nursing practice. Process, methods and issues pertinent to Canada are considered with emphasis on practical nursing examples.
Prerequisites: Admission to the BN (Post-RN) programme.
NOTES: 1) This is a required course for the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) programme and shall not be used as an elective in the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) programme.
2) Credit cannot be obtained for N5700 and the former N4620.

15 CREDIT HOUR COURSES

Nursing 455X. (15 credit hours). This course will focus on knowledge and skills needed in the provision of health care to individuals of all ages with common health disorders. A community-based primary care approach will be used for assessment and management. There will be an emphasis on emergency interventions of particular concern to the northern and remote areas. The course will consist of a 6-month clinical experience under nursing and medical supervision in agencies outside of St. John's. Regular seminars and conferences will be included.
Prerequisites: N2040, N2811, N2831, N2840 and N3200.

Nursing 480X. (15 credit hours). This supervised six-month experience is designed to provide the student with clinical practice for the application of theoretical concepts and the development of skills necessary to the management of physical, mental, social needs of the family during the child-bearing cycle. Evaluation will be based on clinical performance and written assignments. The student will practice under Nursing and Medical supervision in agencies outside of St. John's. Regular seminars and conferences will be included.
Prerequisites: N2040, N3810, N3820, N3830, N3840.


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