2005 - 2006 Calendar

School of Nursing

Faculty List

Four Year Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program

Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program Fast-Track Option

Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Program

Course List

Chart - Suggested Sequencing of Courses, Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program

Chart - BN (Post-RN) Program Outline


FACULTY LIST

School of Nursing Faculty List

BN (Collaborative) Program Sites:

Centre for Nursing Studies

Western Regional School of Nursing


Director

LeFort, S., B.A. Trent, B.N., M.N. Memorial, Ph.D. McGill; Associate Professor; Adjunct Professor, Dalhousie University, 2002-2007

Associate Director (Graduate Program and Research)

Gaudine, A., B.Sc. Mount Allison, M.Sc.(A) McGill, Ph.D. Concordia; Associate Professor; Adjunct Professor, Dalhousie University, 2002-2007

Associate Director (Undergraduate Programs)

Hackett, M., B.Sc.N. Hunter College, New York, M.Sc.(A) McGill; Associate Professor

Assistant to the Director: Distance Education

Beaton, M., B.Sc. Memorial, M.Sc.N. New York Medical College, M.B.A. Memorial; Associate Professor

Manager, Finance and Administration

Dalton, S. B.Ed., M.Ed. Memorial

Honorary Research Professors

Laryea, M., B.A. OPEN, M.Phil. C.N.A.A., D.Phil. Ulster, Visiting Professorship, Queen’s, Northern Ireland

Matthews, M.K., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Ribeiro, V., B.N.Sc. Queen's, M.S., D.N.Sc. Boston

Professor

Gien, L., B.Sc.N. Loretta Heights College, M.Ed.N. Columbia, Ph.D. London; Adjunct Professor, Dalhousie University, 2002-2007

Associate Professors

Banoub-Baddour, S., B.Sc.N., M.Sc.N., D.N.Sc. Alexandria; Adjunct Professor, Dalhousie University, 2002-2007

Beck, D., B.N., M.Sc., Ph.D. Memorial

Bennett, L., B.N., M.N. Memorial; Honorary Research Associate, University of New Brunswick, 2002-2006

Best, D., B.N. Memorial, M.N. Dalhousie, A.C.N.P. Toronto

Blakeley, J., B.Sc.N. Western, M.B.A. Memorial

Dawe, D., B.N., M.Sc. Memorial

MacDonald, S., B.N., M.N. Memorial, Ph.D. Walden

McKim, E., B.Sc.N. Western, M.N. Memorial

Moralejo, D., B.A., B.Sc., M.Sc.(A) McGill, Ph.D. Calgary; Adjunct Professor, Dalhousie University, 2002-2007

Small, S., B.N. Memorial, M.Sc.N. Toronto (on leave)

Solberg, S.M., B.A., B.N. Memorial, M.N., Ph.D. Alberta; Adjunct Professor, Dalhousie University, 2002-2007

Way, C., B.N., B.A. Memorial, M.Sc.(A) McGill, Ph.D. Virginia; Winner of President's Award for Distinguished Teaching 1999; Joint appointment with Faculty of  Medicine

Webber, K., B.Sc.N. British Columbia, M.N. Dalhousie

Westera, D., B.N., M.Ed. Memorial, M.Sc.N. Toronto

Assistant Professors

Brennan-Hunter, A., B.Sc.N. St. Francis Xavier, M.N. Dalhousie

Bursey, M., B.N., Memorial, M.Sc.(N). Toronto

Daly, M., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Jacobs, M., B.N., B.Voc.Ed., M.N. Memorial

Meadus, R., B.N., B.Voc.Ed. Memorial, M.Sc.(N). Toronto

Moody, J., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Parsons, K., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Twomey, C., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Adjunct Professors

Kelly, C., B.N. Dalhousie, M.N. Memorial

Norman-Robbins, L., B.N., M.Sc.(A) McGill

Power, L., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Rowsell, J., B.N. Memorial, M.Sc.N. Toronto

Professional Associates

Coish-Snow, P., B.N. Memorial, M.H.S.A. Dalhousie, Dip. Ad. Ed. St. Francis Xavier

Day, M., B.N., Memorial, Dip. P.H.N., Dalhousie

Downing, G., B.N. Memorial

Dwyer, F., R.N.

Earle, M., B.N. Memorial, M.Sc.N. Toronto

Earles, B., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Fleming, M., Dip. PHN, Dalhousie, MPHN, University of North Carolina

Herbert, P., B.N., B.Ed., M.Sc. Dalhousie

Jones, L., B.N., M.B.A. Memorial

Kennedy, A., B.N., M.B.A. Memorial

Lundrigan, D. E., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Matthews, J. F., B.N. Dalhousie, M.H.S. Toronto

O'Brien, L.A., B.N. Memorial

Power, J., B.N., M.N., Memorial

Vaughan, G., B. N. Memorial, M.B.A. Queen’s

BN (Collaborative) Program Sites:

Centre for Nursing Studies

Director

Rowsell, J., B.N. Memorial, M.Sc.N. Toronto

Associate Directors

Janes, B., B.N., M.Ed. Memorial

Tracey, A.M., B.N., M.Ed. Memorial

Faculty

Brophy, K., B.N., M.Ed. Memorial

Brown, D., B.N. Memorial

Browne, M., B.N. Memorial

Budden F., B.N. Memorial

Carter, S., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Cashin, G., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Collins, K., B.N. Memorial

Earle, V., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Earle-Crane, M., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Elliott, B., B.N., M.N. Memorial

English, D., B.N. Memorial

Fifield, P., B.N. Memorial

Grainger, P., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Greenslade, V., B.N., M.Ed. Memorial, Ph.D. OISE/Toronto

House, C., B.N., M.Ed. Memorial

Hynes, E., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Jacobs, V., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Kearney, A., B.N. Memorial, M.H.Sc. Toronto, Ph.D. Memorial

Langor, G., B.N., M.Ed. Memorial

Lewis, A.M., B.N. Memorial

Lilly, A., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Mandvile-Anstey, S.A., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Murray, C., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Noftall, A., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Pyne, D., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Roberts, G., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Robbins, L., B.N. Memorial

Schofield, B., B.N., M.Ed. Memorial

Schofield, G., B.Sc., B.Ed. Mount Allison, B.N. Dalhousie, M.Ed. Memorial

Smith, K., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Snow, N., B.N., Memorial

Stevens, K., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Thorburn, B., B.Sc.N. St. Francis Xavier, M.Ed. Memorial

Tobin, B., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Tweedie, K., B.Sc. Edinburgh, B.N. Memorial, M.M. Glasgow

Wadman, W., B.A.(A) Nursing Ryerson, M.N. Memorial

Walsh, L., B.N., M.Ed. Memorial

Watkins, K., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Consultant

Duff, V., B.Sc.N. Alberta, M.Ed. Ottawa

Western Regional School of Nursing

Director

Norman-Robbins, L., B.N., M.Sc.(A) McGill

Associate Director (Curriculum)

Andrews, D., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Associate Director (Administration)

Denny, A., B.N. Memorial, M.N. Dalhousie

Faculty (Permanent)

Alteen, A.M., B.N. Memorial

Anderson, C., B.N. New Brunswick, M.N. Memorial

Didham, P., B.N. Memorial, M.Ed. St. Francis Xavier

Froude, S., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Lundrigan, E., B.N. Memorial, M.Ed. St. Francis Xavier

Manuel, M., B.N. Memorial, M.N. Athabasca

Parsons, S., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Spracklin, E., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Stratton, C., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Turner, B., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Wells, J., B.N., M.N. Memorial

White, M., B.N., M.N. Memorial

Faculty (Temporary and Part-time)

Barnable, A., B.N. Memorial

Buckle, C., B.Sc.N. Queen's, M.N. Athabasca

Coleman, K., B.N. St. Francis Xavier

Cunning, G., B.N. Memorial

Edwards, D., B.N. Memorial

Lovell, D., B.N. Memorial

Penney, S., B.N. Memorial

Librarian

Gallant, B., B.A. Memorial, M.L.I.S. Western Ontario

Guidance Counsellor

Barber, J., B.Sc., B.Ed. Memorial, M.Ed. Ottawa

PRECEPTORSHIP PROGRAM

The School of Nursing depends on the cooperation and involvement of a large number of organizations and professional personnel in providing quality clinical placements and instruction to its students.


FOUR YEAR BACHELOR OF NURSING (COLLABORATIVE) PROGRAM

GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR THE BACHELOR OF NURSING (COLLABORATIVE) PROGRAM

MISSION STATEMENT

ADMISSION

ACADEMIC STANDARDS AND PROMOTIONS

SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATIONS

PROGRAM OF STUDIES

REGISTRATION EXAMINATIONS


FOUR YEAR BACHELOR OF NURSING (COLLABORATIVE) PROGRAM

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program is to prepare nurses to meet the challenges of health care today and into the future. The program reflects the collaborative efforts of the province's three Schools of Nursing, The Centre for Nursing Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Nursing, and Western Regional School of Nursing.

The profession of nursing involves caring for and about people. Health, the goal of nursing practice, is achieved by working with persons in a manner that respects individuals' beliefs and values. The Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program assists students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to help people achieve and maintain health.

The learning environment of the program is based on the belief that students and faculty are equal partners in the educational process. Students by being actively involved in the learning process develop an appreciation of, and responsibility for the discovery of knowledge. Faculty facilitate learning by serving as resource persons and role models and by challenging students to be self-directed and creative.

The learning opportunities provided acknowledge that nursing is a practice discipline whose service is provided in any and all settings where persons function. Practicing nurses within these settings provide valuable assistance in the student's development of competencies required for beginning nursing practice.


GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR THE BACHELOR OF NURSING (COLLABORATIVE) PROGRAM

This Collaborative Nursing Program is offered at Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Nursing, the Centre for Nursing Studies and Western Regional School of Nursing.

ADMISSION

1) Applicants for admission or re-admission must complete an application for the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program. In addition, students who have not registered for courses at Memorial University of Newfoundland for either of the two immediately preceding semesters must also complete a general application for admission to the University. Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

2) New applicants to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program will be accepted for the Fall semester only. DEADLINE: Applications, including all required documents, must be received by March 1.

3) To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program applicants are required to meet the UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - ADMISSION/READMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY (UNDERGRADUATE) of Memorial University of Newfoundland. In addition, high school Advanced Math 3201 is preferred. High school science courses must include the following:

i) Biology 2201 and 3201 or their equivalents

ii) Chemistry 3202 or equivalent

4) Mature applicants, as defined by Memorial University of Newfoundland, may be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program if they have a high school diploma, or its equivalent, as certified by the Department of Education of Newfoundland. Applicants must also meet the science course requirements stated in clause 3 in order to be considered for admission. The work and life experiences of mature students who do not meet the normal admission requirements will be reviewed on an individual basis to determine the likelihood of success in the program.

5) Admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program is on the basis of competition for a limited number of places. Selection of candidates will be based on academic performance and on other criteria considered suitable for professional practice in nursing. Admission to the program is denied to any student if, in the judgement of the Joint Admission's Committee, s/he is deemed unsuitable for admission. Priority will be given to residents of the province.

6) An unsuccessful applicant has the right to appeal the decision of the Admissions Committee. The appeal should be made in writing clearly stating the grounds for the appeal within fourteen days of the notification of the decision and should be directed to the Chair, Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Nursing, Committee on Undergraduate Studies, BN (Collaborative) Program.

7) In addition to the regular quota positions, up to three additional positions per year are available in the BN (Collaborative) Program for students of aboriginal ancestry who have met the admission requirements. Applicants wishing to be considered under this clause must send a letter of request at the time of application and provide documentation of aboriginal ancestry.

8) Applicants must satisfy the health and immunization requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program.

9) Proof of certification in Standard First Aid and Basic Cardiac Life Support, offered by the Canadian Red Cross Society or St. John Ambulance Association, is required to be submitted prior to entry into the program. Certification obtained from other organizations will be accepted if deemed equivalent by the Schools of Nursing.


ACADEMIC STANDARDS AND PROMOTIONS

1) The Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Nursing constitutes the examining body for all School of Nursing examinations. The standing of every student will be assessed at the end of each academic semester by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies, and a grade report will be issued by the Registrar of Memorial University of Newfoundland to the individual student.

2) Students are required to achieve a grade of at least 65% or a grade of PAS as appropriate in each of the required nursing courses.

3) Students failing to achieve the requirements outlined in Clause 2 are permitted to repeat the given nursing course only once. A second failure in a given nursing course results in withdrawal from the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program.

4) Failure in excess of two nursing courses during the program results in withdrawal from the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program.

5) Students who are required to withdraw from the program, as outlined in Clause 3 or Clause 4, may appeal for readmission after a lapse of two semesters by writing to the Chair, Committee on Undergraduate Studies. Students who are required to withdraw from the program a second time will not be eligible for future admission/readmission to the program.

6) A student may be required to withdraw from a nursing course with a clinical component or from the program at any time, on the recommendation of the Committee on Undergraduate Studies, if the student is deemed unlikely to profit from continued attendance in the nursing course or program and/or is deemed unsafe in a clinical setting. Students who are required to withdraw from the program for reasons outlined in this clause will not be eligible for future admission/readmission to the program.

7) Students who wish to take a leave of absence from the program may do so only with the written permission of the Director (or delegate).  A leave will be granted for a maximum period of three consecutive semesters.  Students on leave who plan to resume their studies, must notify the Director in writing one semester prior to registration.  Students who fail to register for nursing courses after an absence of three consecutive semesters will be withdrawn from the program.

8) Students who voluntarily withdraw from the program prior to the conclusion of the first semester of the first year and who wish to return to the BN (Collaborative) program must re-apply in competition as a new applicant.

9) Students who voluntarily withdraw from the program at the conclusion of the first semester of the program, or later, and who wish to return to the BN (Collaborative) program, must appeal for readmission. Such letters will be sent to the Chair, Committee on Undergraduate Studies. If readmitted, clause 10 will apply.

10) Students who are readmitted to the program following a period of absence, either as a result of a leave of absence or a withdrawal from the program, may be required to do remedial work upon the recommendation of the Committee on Undergraduate Studies.  Remedial work may include the repetition of classroom or clinical courses.

11) Students appealing matters such as admission, readmission, examinations and promotion must make their appeal in writing, clearly stating the basis of the appeal, to the Chair, Committee on Undergraduate Studies. Appeals cannot be made on the basis of grades awarded in individual courses, as the student will normally have had the opportunity of contesting a grade after notification.

12) In special cases the Committee on Undergraduate Studies may waive the course requirements that apply only to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program.


SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATIONS

Policy

Any student receiving a grade of 60% in a Nursing course is eligible to write a supplementary examination in that course. Only three supplementary examinations in Nursing courses can be written during the program.

Guidelines

1) Supplementary examinations are allowed only in Nursing courses that have a written final examination.

2) Supplementary examinations will have the same weight as final examinations for the course in determining whether the student achieves a passing grade for the course.

3) Any student writing a supplementary examination can only obtain a maximum grade of 65% in the course.

4) Supplementary examinations will be written no later than the first week of the semester immediately following the one in which the course was failed. Normally they should coincide with the writing of deferred examinations in courses where deferred examinations are granted for the semester in question. Grades for supplementary examinations must be received by the Office of the Registrar within one week following the completion of the examination.

5) A student may write a supplementary examination for any one course only once.

6) If it is mathematically impossible to achieve a passing grade in a course, then the student will not be granted a supplementary examination.


PROGRAM OF STUDIES: BACHELOR OF NURSING (COLLABORATIVE)

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DEGREE GRADUATE

The Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program is designed to prepare graduates who will function as beginning practitioners within acute, long term and community health care settings. The graduate is prepared to assume the roles of direct care giver, teacher, counsellor, advocate, coordinator of care and member of the nursing profession. The curriculum design empowers the graduate by providing learning experiences necessary to develop the knowledge, competencies and attitudes required to:

1) Practise nursing within a variety of settings, by collaborating with individuals, families, groups and communities, to assist them to achieve optimal functioning through promotion, prevention, maintenance, restoration and palliation.

2) Practise the caring ethic as an integral dimension of nursing.

3) Create a caring environment through effective communication with individuals, families, groups and communities.

4)a) Develop an approach to the care of individuals, families, groups and communities which reflects a synthesis of concepts and theories of sciences, humanities and nursing.

b) Create a personal framework for nursing practice.

5) Provide competent nursing care to meet the health related needs of individuals, families, groups and communities.

6) Use management and leadership skills to co-ordinate and enhance health care within society.

7) Foster the extension of nursing knowledge through use of and participation in nursing research.

8) Use critical thinking to assist individuals, families, groups, and communities to achieve optimal functioning.

9) Promote collegial relationships among the different sectors of society participating in the delivery of health care.

10) Appraise how nursing roles emerge as the needs of society evolve.

11) Evaluate nursing practice in relation to legal, ethical and professional standards.

12) Accept responsibility for lifelong personal and professional growth using formal and informal strategies for the continuous discovery of knowledge.

13) Recognize the contributions of the nursing profession in global health affairs.

14) Accept responsibility for the promotion of change in health care in response to social, cultural, political and economic factors.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

(See Table - Suggested Sequencing of Courses, Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program)

One hundred twenty nine credit hours are required for the completion of the degree. The required credit hours are as follows:

Nursing Credit Hours (93)

1001, 1002, 1003, 1011, 1012, 1014, 1511, 1520, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2011, 2013, 2501, 2511, 2520, 3001, 3111, 3113, 3501, 3511, 3520, 3521, 3522, 4101, 4103, 4104, 4110, 4501, 4512, 4513.

Other Credit Hours (18)

a) Six credit hours from English
b) Biochemistry 1430
c) Biology 3053
d) Psychology 1000
e) Statistics 2500 or equivalent, or Education 2900

Elective Credit Hours (12)

Three credit hours from each of the following

a) Business
b) Philosophy 2800 to 2810 series or Religious Studies 2610
c) Political Science
d) Sociology/Anthropology

Additional Elective Credit Hours (6)

- Any credit courses within the university.

NOTE: Nursing courses which are designed for the BN (Post-RN) program may be used as electives in the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program with permission of the Committee on Undergraduate Studies and the course professor.


REGISTRATION EXAMINATIONS

To meet the licensing requirements for practising nursing in Canada, students must write the Canadian Nurses Registration Exam (CNRE).

To be eligible to write the registered nurse licensure examination, candidates must graduate from an approved School of Nursing and be recommended by the School of Nursing.

In order to be recommended for the registered nurse licensure examination, a student must complete a comprehensive examination set by the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program. The comprehensive examination may be in the form of a commercial examination, eg. Mosby Assess Test or NLN exam. The cost of commercial examinations shall be the responsibility of the student.


BACHELOR OF NURSING (COLLABORATIVE) PROGRAM FAST-TRACK OPTION

The BN (Collaborative) Program Fast-Track Option is offered at Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Nursing, and Western Regional School of Nursing.

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ADMISSION

1)  Applicants for admission or readmission must complete an application for the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program and request the Fast -Track Option. In addition, students who have not registered for courses at Memorial University of Newfoundland for either of the two immediately preceding semesters must also complete a general application for admission to the University.  Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

2)  New applicants to the BN (Collaborative) Program Fast-Track Option will be accepted for the Fall semester only.  DEADLINE:
Applications, including all required documents, must be received by March 1.

3)  To be considered for admission to the BN (Collaborative) Program Fast-Track Option applicants must

i.) have completed a bachelor degree from a recognized university AND meet the UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - ADMISSION/READMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY (UNDERGRADUATE) of Memorial University of Newfoundland.  An applicant with a bachelor degree must also demonstrate successful completion of the following courses prior to admission:

Statistics 2500 or equivalent, or Education 2900
Biochemistry 1430 [or equivalent]
Biology 3053 [or equivalent]

OR

ii.) qualify for advanced standing.  An applicant who has successfully completed all non-nursing course requirements of the BN (Collaborative) Program, and is in good standing may qualify for advanced standing.  Applicants must demonstrate successful completion of the following courses (36 credit hours) prior to admission:
        
a) Six credit hours from English
b) Biochemistry 1430 or equivalent
c) Biology 3053 or equivalent
d) Psychology 1000 or equivalent
e) Statistics 2500 or equivalent, or Education 2900

AND

Three credit hours from each of the following:

a)  Business
b)  Philosophy 2800 to 2810 series or Religious Studies 2610
c)  Political Science
d)  Sociology/Anthropology

AND

Additional Elective Credit Hours (6) selected from any credit courses within the University.
    
4)  Admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Fast-Track Program is on the basis of competition for a limited number of places.  Selection of candidates will be based on:  

a) academic performance:

i.) applicants who have completed a bachelor degree must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) in their degree program.

ii) applicants for advanced standing must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) AND a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) in the courses (36 credit hours) required for admission (see 3.ii above)

b) evidence of ability to successfully maintain a full course load.

c) other criteria considered suitable for professional practice in nursing.

Admission to the program is denied to any student if, in the judgement of the Joint Admissions Committee, s/he is deemed unsuitable for admission.  Priority will be given to degree holders and residents of the province.

5)  Applicants may be requested to attend an interview.

6)  Applicants must provide two letters of reference.

7)  Applicants must satisfy the health and immunization requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program.
    
8)  Proof of certification in Standard First Aid and Basic Cardiac Life Support, offered by the Canadian Red Cross Society or St. John Ambulance Association, is required to be submitted prior to entry into the program. Certification obtained from other organizations will be accepted if deemed equivalent by the Schools of Nursing.

9)  An unsuccessful applicant has the right to appeal the decision of the Admissions Committee.  The appeal should be made in writing clearly stating the grounds for the appeal within fourteen days of the notification of the decision and should be directed to the Chair, Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Nursing, Committee on Undergraduate Studies.



ACADEMIC STANDARDS AND PROMOTIONS

1)  The Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Nursing constitutes the examining body for all School of Nursing examinations.  The standing of every student will be assessed at the end of each academic semester by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies, and a grade report will be issued by the Registrar of Memorial University of Newfoundland to the individual student.

2)  Students are required to achieve a grade of at least 65% or a grade of PAS as appropriate in each of the required nursing courses.

3) Students failing to achieve the requirements outlined in Clause 2 must withdraw from the BN (Collaborative) Program Fast-Track Option. They may be allowed, with special permission from the Directors, to resume their studies within the regular stream of the BN (Collaborative) program and are subject to all its academic standards. Accordingly, invoking this clause carries over to the BN (Collaborative) program as a first failure in the relevant course(s).

4) A student may be required to withdraw from a nursing course with a clinical component or from the program at any time, on the recommendation of the Committee on Undergraduate Studies, if the student is deemed unlikely to profit from continued attendance in the nursing course or program and/or is deemed unsafe in a clinical setting. Students who are required to withdraw from the program for reasons outlined in this clause will not be eligible for future admission/readmission to the program.

5) Students who wish to take a leave of absence from the program may do so only with the written permission of the Director (or delegate). A leave will be granted for a maximum period of three consecutive semesters. Students on leave who plan to resume their studies, must notify the Director in writing one semester prior to registration. Students who fail to register for nursing courses after an absence of three consecutive semesters will be withdrawn from the program.

6) Students who voluntarily withdraw from the fast-track option prior to the conclusion of the first semester of the first year and who wish to return to the BN (Collaborative) Program Fast-Track Option must re-apply in competition as a new applicant.

7) Students who voluntarily withdraw from the fast-track option at the conclusion of the first semester of the program, or later, and who wish to return to the BN (Collaborative) Program Fast-Track Option, must appeal for readmission. Such letters will be sent to the Chair, Committee on Undergraduate Studies. If readmitted, clause 8) will apply.

8) Students who are readmitted to the program following a period of absence, either as a result of a leave of absence or a withdrawal from the program, may be required to do remedial work upon the recommendation of the Committee on Undergraduate Studies . Remedial work may include the repetition of classroom and/or clinical courses.

9)  Students appealing matters such as admission, readmission, examinations and promotion must make their appeal in writing, clearly stating the basis of the appeal, to the Chair, Committee on Undergraduate Studies. Appeals cannot be made on the basis of grades awarded in individual courses, as the student will normally have had the opportunity of contesting a grade after notification.

10) In special cases, the Committee on Undergraduate Studies may waive the course requirements that apply only to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program Fast-Track Option.



SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATIONS

Policy

Any student receiving a grade of 60% in a Nursing course is eligible to write a supplementary examination in that course.  Only three supplementary examinations in Nursing courses can be written during the program.

Guidelines

1)  Supplementary examinations are allowed only in Nursing courses that have a written final examination.

2)  Supplementary examinations will have the same weight as final examinations for the course in determining whether the student achieves a passing grade for the course.

3)  Any student writing a supplementary examination can only obtain a maximum grade of 65% in the course.

4)  Supplementary examinations will be written no later than the first week of the semester immediately following the one in which the course was failed. Normally they should coincide with the writing of deferred examinations in courses where deferred examinations are granted for the semester in question. Grades for supplementary examinations must be received by the Office of the Registrar within one week following the completion of the examination.

5)  A student may write a supplementary examination for any one course only once.

6)  If it is mathematically impossible to achieve a passing grade in a course, then the student will not be granted a supplementary examination.



PROGRAM OF STUDIES: BACHELOR OF NURSING (COLLABORATIVE) PROGRAM FAST-TRACK OPTION

Courses in the BN (Collaborative) Program Fast-Track Option are taken in the sequence identified in the chart - Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program Fast -Track Option, Sequencing of Courses.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR DEGREE HOLDERS AND STUDENTS ADMITTED WITH ADVANCED STANDING

Ninety-three credit hours in Nursing are required for the completion of the degree. The required credit hours are as follows:

Credit Hours in Nursing (93)

1001, 1002, 1003, 1011, 1012, 1014, 1511, 1520, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2011, 2013, 2501, 2511, 2520, 3001, 3111, 3113, 3501, 3511, 3520, 3521, 3522, 4101, 4103, 4104, 4110, 4501, 4512, 4513.

REGISTRATION EXAMINATIONS

To meet the licensing requirements for practising nursing in Canada, students must write the licensure examination from the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination (CRNE).

To be eligible to write the registered nurse licensure examination, candidates must graduate from an approved School of Nursing and be recommended by the School of Nursing.

In order to be recommended for the registered nurse licensure examination, a student must complete a comprehensive examination set by the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program Fast-Track Option. The comprehensive examination may be in the form of a commercial examination, eg. Mosby Assess Test or NLN exam.  The cost of commercial examinations shall be the responsibility of the student.

Bachelor of Nursing (Post RN) Program

NOTE: THE REGULATIONS LISTED BELOW DO NOT APPLY TO THE BN (COLLABORATIVE) PROGRAMME.

Philosophy

Objectives

Academic Standards and Promotion

Supplementary Examinations

Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN): For Registered Nurses


PHILOSOPHY

The Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Nursing s are based on three major beliefs: (a) that nursing is a dynamic and creative process, encompassing the interaction of the nurse, the client, and the environment; (b) that, as one of the health professions, nursing develops, tests, and uses theoretical and scientific knowledge; and (c) that caring for human beings and promoting change toward health are central to nursing. Preparation for nursing requires a broad knowledge base not only in nursing and health sciences but also in the humanities and the natural and social sciences.

Nursing knowledge is concerned with the patterns of human behaviour as it evolves through interaction with the environment and affects human health.

Nursing practice is based on theoretical and scientific knowledge and aims to promote health.


OBJECTIVES

The Bachelor of Nursing programmes are designed to provide students with a liberal education which prepares them to be direct care-givers, teachers, counsellors and advocates for their clients. The students will be encouraged to perform these roles in a caring manner. The courses in the programmes will contribute to the knowledge, competencies and attitudes of graduates so that they may:

1) Provide for and facilitate comprehensive and effective client care;

2) Convey an awareness of and respect for the values, dignity, and rights of human beings;

3) Recognize the extent to which personal values and attitudes influence the interaction with and care of clients;

4) Apply current knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in any client care environment;

5) Apply scientific methods while maintaining the holistic perspective;

6) Take account of the influences of social, cultural, political and economic forces on the health and lifestyles of people;

7) Communicate and work effectively with other health professionals, agencies and governments in dealing with client care issues;

8) Become self-directed in the pursuit of excellence;

9) Be analytical, critical, and independent thinkers;

10) Use previous experience and education to enhance their knowledge base and competencies;

11) Affirm the values and standards of the nursing profession;

12) Recognize that learning is a continuous life-long process.


ACADEMIC STANDARDS AND PROMOTIONS

1) The School constitutes the examining body for all School of Nursing examinations. The standing of every student will be assessed at the end of each academic semester by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies, and a grade report will be issued by the Registrar to the individual student.

2) Students in the Bachelor of Nursing Program are required to achieve a grade of at least 65% or a grade of PAS as appropriate in each of the required Nursing courses.

3) Students failing to achieve the requirements outlined in Clause 2 are permitted to repeat the given nursing course only once. A second failure in a given nursing course results in withdrawal from the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Program.

4) Failure in excess of two nursing courses during the program results in withdrawal from the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Program.

5) A student may be required to withdraw from a Nursing course with a clinical component or from the program at any time on the recommendation of the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School of Nursing, if the student is deemed unlikely to profit from continued attendance in the Nursing course or program and/or is deemed unsafe in a clinical setting. Students who are required to withdraw from the program for reasons outlined in this clause will not be eligible for future admission/readmission to the program.

6) Students who are required to withdraw from the program under Clause 3 may appeal for readmission after a lapse of two semesters by writing to the Chair, Committee on Undergraduate Studies. Students who are required to withdraw from the program a second time will not be eligible for future admission/readmission to the program.

7) Students appealing matters such as admission, readmission, examinations and promotion must make their appeal in writing, clearly stating the basis of the appeal, to the Chair, Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School of Nursing. Appeals cannot be made on the basis of grades awarded in individual courses, as the student will normally have had the opportunity of contesting a grade after notification.

8) In special cases the Comittee on Undergraduate Studies may waive the course requirements that apply only to the School of Nursing.


SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATIONS

Policy

Any student receiving a grade of 60% in a Nursing course is eligible to write a supplementary examination in that course. Only three supplementary examinations in Nursing courses can be written during the program.

Guidelines

1) Supplementary examinations are allowed only in Nursing courses that have a written final examination.

2) Supplementary examinations will have the same weight as final examinations for the course in determining whether the student achieves a passing grade for the course.

3) Any student writing a supplementary examination can achieve a maximum grade of 65% in the course.

4) Supplementary examinations will be written no later than the first week of the semester immediately following the one in which the course was failed. Normally they should coincide with the writing of deferred examinations in courses where deferred examinations are granted for the semester in question. Grades for supplementary examinations must be received by the Office of the Registrar within one week following the completion of the examination.

5) A student may write a supplementary examination for any one course only once.

6) If it is mathematically impossible to achieve a passing grade in a course, then the student will not be granted a supplementary examination.


PROGRAM OF STUDIES: BACHELOR OF NURSING (POST-RN)

Admission Requirements

Category of Admission Documents Required
New Post RN applicant; Not registered for
courses in the past two consecutive semesters
(Fall, Winter, Spring)
•    General application for admission to Memorial University of Newfoundland.
•    Proof of current practicing RN license
•    1 letter of reference from current supervisor of nursing position
•    Completed health assessment
•    Completed record of current immunization as outlined on the appropriate School of Nursing form
•    Tentative schedule of program plan
New Post RN applicant; Registered for courses
in the past two consecutive semesters
(Fall, Winter, Spring)
•    Supplementary School of Nursing (Post RN) application
•    Proof of current practicing RN license
•    1 letter of reference from current supervisor of nursing position
•    Completed health assessment
•    Completed record of current immunization as outlined on the appropriate School of Nursing form
•    Tentative schedule of program plan
Previous Post RN admit who has taken a Post RN course in past 6 semesters; Not registered for
courses  in the past two consecutive semesters
(Fall, Winter, Spring)
•    General application for admission to Memorial University of Newfoundland
Previous Post RN admit who has not taken a Post RN
course in the past 6 semesters; Not registered for
courses in the past two consecutive semesters
(Fall, Winter, Spring)
•    General application for admission to Memorial University of Newfoundland
•    Proof of current practicing RN license
•    1 letter of reference from current supervisor of nursing position
•    Completed health assessment
•    Completed record of current immunization as outlined on the appropriate School of Nursing form
•    Tentative schedule of program plan

1) All applications and supporting documents must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar.

2) New applicants to the School of Nursing will be accepted three times a year. Deadline: Applications, including all required documents, must be received by:

- May 1 for Fall admission
- October 1 for Winter admission
- February 1 for Spring admission

3) For the purpose of admission to the School of Nursing:

a) A Registered Nurse is a Nurse who is currently registered in Newfoundland or eligible to register in Newfoundland, or is currently registered or eligible for registration in the province/ country in which (s)he resides.

b) It is required that students have a current, practising licence in the jurisdiction in which they plan to complete courses with a clinical component.

NOTE: Qualified applicants will be admitted to the program as resources permit.

4) A student who has not taken a course in the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) program within 6 semesters will be withdrawn from the program so that other applicants may be accommodated.

5) Students seeking clinical placements outside of Canada must satisfy the clinical agency’s immunization requirements, submitting documentation of its requirements to that agency at least one month in advance of the start of the semester in which the course will be taken.

6) Students seeking clinical placements within Canada must satisfy the School of Nursing immunization requirements outlined on the School of Nursing Immunization Requirements form. This documentation must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar in advance of the start of registration for the semester in which the course will be taken.

Program Regulations

One hundred eight credit hours are required for the completion of the degree. Forty-five unspecified transfer credit hours in Nursing are normally awarded on the basis of successful completion of a diploma program in Nursing.

Credit Hours in Nursing (42)

2040, 2230, 2700, 2740, 3023, 4002, 4010, 4310, 4701, 4702, 5210, 5220, 5700 and 3 clinical focus credit hours. The clinical focus credit hours should be selected from one of the following:

  1. Clinical Focus: Nursing of the Older Adult N4714
  2. Clinical Focus: Nursing Care of Adults N4724
  3. Clinical Focus: Contemporary Mental Health NursingN4734
  4. Clinical Focus: Nursing Care during Pregnancy and Birth N4744

Not all clinical focus courses are offered every year. Students should check with the Department prior to registration to plan programs.

Other Credit Hours (21)

a) three credit hours of English
b) three credit hours of Statistics 2500 (or equivalent), or Education 2900
c) three credit hours of Philosophy from the 2800-2810 series or Religious Studies 2610
d) twelve credit hours of electives. Of these, at least 6 should be at the 2000 level or above.

NOTES: 1) Students should consult the Calendar and contact the appropriate Department for prerequisite requirements.

2) The Comittee on Undergraduate Studies, School of Nursing, may recommend that transfer credit (to a maximum of 6 credit hours) be awarded for certain post basic nursing courses/programs or for current Canadian Nurses Association certification.


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 program. 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 be received for only one of N1002, N2101, N2300, Pharmacy 2002 or Pharmacy 3201.

N 1003. Developing Therapeutic Relationships. This course focuses 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.
Co-requisite: 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 or Co-requisites: N1001 or the former 2010 or 2400, Psychology 1000, N1003 or the former N3021.
Co-requisite: N1511 or admission to the Fast-Track Option.
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 be received for only one of N1012, N2102, N2301, Pharmacy 2003 or Pharmacy 3202.

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.
Co-requisite: 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.
Co-requisite: 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.
Co-requisite 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.
Co-requisite/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: Biochemistry 1430 or the former Biochemistry 2430.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: N1012 or the former N2102 or N2301.
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 principles 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
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: 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.
Co-requisites/Prerequisites: N2511; 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 or Co-requisite: 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 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.
Co-requisite: 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.
Co-requisite: 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: N2001/N2501 and N2011/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) program.

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 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.
Co-requisite: 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. This course focuses on the counselling role of the nurse, building on the communication skills inherent in a helping relationship. Gerard Egan’s model, an integral part of the course, is a problem-management and opportunity development approach to helping. Key counselling skills are discussed and students have the opportunity to practice these skills to further enhance their ability to effectively counsel clients in a variety of nursing contexts.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Program or admission to the Bachelor of Technology Program.
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 Program.

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.
Co-requisite: 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.
Co-requisite: N3111.
Clinical: Twelve hours per week.

N 3520, 3521, 3522. Extended Practice III (Nine credits). 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. In addition N3520 and N3521 are prerequisites for N3522. Clinical placement approval from the Committee on Undergraduate Studies.
Clinical: Forty hours per week for 12 weeks
Eight weeks of leadership and management; Four week elective.
NOTE: N3520 is scheduled for the first third of the semester, N3521 is scheduled for the middle third of the semester and N3522 is scheduled for the final third of the semester.

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 Program.
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.
Co-requisite: 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, program development, and the theoretical bases of community health nursing.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: N3520, N3521, N3522, or admission to the Fast-Tack Option.
Co-requisite: 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 or Co-requisite: 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 or Co-requisite: 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 program. 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.
Co-requisites: N4512, N4513 or admission to the Fast-Track Option.

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.
Co-requisite: 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.
Co-requisite: 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 program 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 or admission to the Fast-Track Option.
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. Clinical placement approval from the Committee on Undergraduate Studies.
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) Program and N2740, or admission to the Bachelor of Technology Program.

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: Acceptance into the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Program and 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. The course also covers Mental Health issues and clinical process skills that nurses working in any clinical area or in nursing management would find useful.
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) Program or admission to the Bachelor of Technology Program.
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) Program.

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 or consent of instructor.

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 are considered with emphasis on practical nursing examples.
Prerequisites: Admission to the BN (Post-RN) program.
NOTES: 1) This is a required course for the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) program and shall not be used as an elective in the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) program.
2) Credit cannot be obtained for N5700 and the former N4620.


Suggested Sequencing of Courses
Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program

YEAR FALL WINTER SPRING
1 N1001 Introduction to Nursing (Lab/Clinical)

N1002 Anatomy and Physiology I (Lab)

N1003 Developing Therapeutic Relationships (Lab)

3 credit hours in English

Psychology 1000

N1011 Health Promotion throughout the Lifespan (Lab)

N1012 Anatomy and Physiology II (Lab)

N1014 Health Assessment (Lab)

N1511 Nursing Practice for Health Promotion

N1520 Extended Practice I
(3 weeks)

Biochemistry 1430 (Lab)


2 N2001 Nursing Concepts for the Care of Women and the Childbearing Family (Lab)

N2003 Pathophysiology

N2004 Pharmacology and Nutrition (Lab)

N2501 Nursing Practice for the Care of Women and the Childbearing Family

3 credit hours in English

N2011 Nursing Concepts for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults (Lab)

N2013 Professional Development

N2511 Nursing Practice with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

Biology 3053 (Lab)

3 credit hours in elective course(s)

N2520 Extended Practice II


3 *N3001 Nursing Concepts for Mental Health (Lab)

*N3501 Nursing Practice for Mental Health

N4104 Nursing Research

Statistics 2500 or equivalent, or Education 2900 (Lab)

3 credit hours chosen from Philosophy 2800-2810 or Religious Studies 2610

**N3111 Nursing Concepts for Middle and Older Adulthood (Lab)

N3113 Nursing Leadership and Management

**N3511 Nursing Practice with Middle and Older Adults

3 credit hours in Business

3 credit hours in Sociology/
Anthropology

N3520, N3521, N3522

Extended Practice III

(preceptorship, ie. - 12 weeks)



4
N4101 Community Health Nursing (Lab)

N4103 Advanced Professional Development

N4501 Community Health Nursing Practice

3 credit hours in elective course(s)

3 credit hours in Political Science

N4110 Senior Seminar (4 weeks)

N4512 Community Health Practicum (4 weeks)

N4513 Nursing Practice Elective

Award of BN Degree

NOTE: Those courses indicated by (*) are offered at Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Nursing site in Winter. Those courses indicated by (**) are offered at Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Nursing site in Fall.


Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program Fast-Track Option
Sequencing of Courses


YEAR
FALL
WINTER
SPRING
ANNUAL HOURS
1
N1001 Introduction to Nursing (Lab/Clinical)
N1003 Developing Therapeutic Relations (Lab)
N1002 Anatomy & Physiology I (Lab)
*N1011 Health Promotion throughout the Lifespan (Lab)
*N2013 Professional Development
N1012 Anatomy & Physiology II (Lab)
N1014 Health Assessment (Lab)
N1511 Nursing Practice for Health Promotion
*N2003 Pathophysiology
*N2004 Pharmacology & Nutrition (Lab)
N1520 Extended Practice I (3 wks)
*N2001 Nursing Concepts for the Care of Women & the Childbearing Family (Lab)
*N2501 Nursing Practice for the Care of Women & the Childbearing Family
*N2011 Nursing Concepts for Children, Adolescents & Young Adults (Lab)
*N2511 Nursing Practice with Children, Adolescents & Young Adults
*N2520 Extended Practice II

N.B.  N2001 and N2501 run over 1st 6 wks and N2011 & N2511 run over 2nd 6 wks

2
*N3111 Nursing Concepts for Middle & Older Adulthood (Lab)
*N3511 Nursing Practice with Middle & Older Adults
N4103 Advanced Professional Development
N4104 Nursing Research
*N3113 Nursing Leadership & Management
N3001 Nursing Concepts for Mental Health (Lab)
N3501 Nursing Practice for Mental Health
*N4101 Community Health Nursing (Lab)
N4512 Community Health Practicum
*N4501 Community Health Nursing
N3520/21/22 Extended Practice III (12 wks)
*N4513 Nursing Practice Elective (4 wks)
*N4110 Senior Seminar (2 wks)


*courses are offered outside of normal sequence in the BN (Collaborative) Program

    Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Program Outline

    108 Credit Hours


1.    45    credit hours in Nursing are normally awarded on the basis of successful completion of a diploma program in Nursing.
2.    21    additional credit hours required to complete the program:

            12  -    elective credit hours (incl. 6 at the 2000 level or above)
              3  -    Statistics 2500 or equivalent, or Education 2900
              3  -    Philosophy from the 2800-2810 series or Religious Studies 2610
              3  -    English
3.    42    credit hours in Nursing are required

N2040 Health Assessment
N2230 Teaching/Learning
N2700 Nursing Theories in Practice
N2740 Current Concepts in Human Physiology
N3023 Counselling
N4002 Introduction to Nursing Research: Methodology & Critique
N4010 Community Health Nursing I
N4310 Community Health Nursing II
N5210 Health Care Systems
N5220 Professional Issues
N5700 Nursing Management
N4701 Current Concepts in Pathophysiology
N4702 Current Concepts in Pharmacology & Nutrition
3 Clinical Focus Credit Hours
NOT ALL COURSES ARE OFFERED EVERY YEAR. STUDENTS SHOULD CHECK WITH THE DEPARTMENT PRIOR TO REGISTRATION TO PLAN PROGRAMS.



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