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/ N3310, N2004 or the former N2250.
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 a lab practicum twice during the semester).
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.
Lecture: Three hours per week.

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. This course is designed to introduce the students to the key concepts, conceptual models and selected theories of nursing. Must be in the BN programme or a Registered Nurse or eligible for registration.
Lecture: Three hours per week.
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 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 2811. Community Health Nursing. A major focus will be on com-munity 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 and group 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.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for N3520, N3521, N3522 and N5300.

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.
Lecture: Three hours per week.
Tutorial: Two hours per week.
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: N4330, N4322 or for the Bachelor of Nursing Programme (Post-RN) N2040, N2230, N3022 or N3023.
Corequisite: N 4310.
Lecture: Three hours per week.
Laboratory/Seminar: Two hours per week.
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 intro-duced 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 preceptorship 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 used in complex work-related situations. Students present a report about a significant aspect of a nursing role 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.
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 or admission to the Bachelor of Technology Programme.
Lecture: Three hours per week.

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.Lecture: Three hours per week.

N 4710. Nursing of the Aged I. This course will explore, in depth, concepts and issues pertaining to the nursing care of the elderly. Selected theories of aging will be reviewed. Social issues and public policy related to the aged will be discussed. Assessment of the elderly client will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: N2040, N2230, N2700, N3022 or N3023, N4002.
Prerequisites or Corequisites: N4701, N4702.
Lecture: Three hours per week.

N 4713. Nursing of the Aged II. This clinical course will focus on the application in institutional and/or community settings of knowledge acquired in N4710.
Prerequisites: N2230, N3022 or N3023.
Corequisites: N4701, N4702, N4710
Clinical: Eight hours per week.

N 4720. Advanced Nursing Care of Adults I. This seminar course allows students to explore in depth, concepts and practices which are relevant to the care of ill adults. Examples of the concepts and practices include: acuity; chronicity; sexuality in illness; spirituality; alterations in body image; sensory deprivation and overload; discharge planning; palliative care; death and dying.
Prerequisites: N2040, N2230, N2700, N3022 or N3023, N4002.
Prerequisites or Corequisites: N4701, N4702.
Lecture: Three hours per week.

N 4723. Advanced Nursing Care of Adults II. This clinical course will require students to work with patients who have acute and/or chronic illnesses. The emphasis will be application of knowledge acquired in N4720.
Corequisites: N4701, N4702, N4720.
Clinical: Eight hours per week.

N 4730. Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing I. This course provides opportunity for the students to explore in depth concepts and issues related to mental health and illness. Selected theories will be analyzed to explain the phenomenon of mental illness, to promote mental health and to develop a theoretical framework for practice. The course will include an exploration of sociopolitical issues and health policies pertinent to mental health.
Prerequisite: N3022 or N3023.
Co-requisite or Prerequisite: N4701 and N4702.

N 4733. Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing II. This clinical prac-ticum course will focus on the mental health needs and problems of clients in community based and inpatient settings. It will provide the opportunity for students to implement counselling, health teaching and advanced assessment skills with individuals, families, and groups. The course will include analysis of sociocultural and ethical-legal factors/issues affecting mental health.
Prerequisite: N3023
Corequisites: N4730, N4701, N4702
Clinical: Eight hours per week.

N 4740. Maternal Child Care I. Within a framework of women's health and family functioning, major bio-psycho-social-spiritual concepts related to the mother and fetus/neonate who develop risk conditions in the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods will be examined.
Prerequisites: N2040, N2230, N3023, N4002.
Corequisites: N4701, N4702.

N4742. Maternal Child Care II. This course will give the student clinical practice opportunities to integrate the theories learned in N4740 with the care of mothers and fetuses/neonates and their families. Experiences will be gained in a variety of placements which the student will arrange in consultation with the course professor at Memorial University School of Nursing.
Corequisite: N4740.
Clinical: Ninety-six hours over the semester.

N 4750. Primary Health Care Nursing I. This course will explore the concept and principles of primary health care, focusing on the role of the nurse. Emphasis will be placed on community development and empowerment, and population-focused strategies will be explored. Select models of primary health care nursing will be analyzed.
Prerequisites: N4010, N4310.
Lecture: Three hours per week.

N 4751. Primary Health Care Nursing II. This course fill focus on the application of knowledge acquired in PHCI to a community setting. The focus will be on assessing a community, planning and implementing to meet an identified community health need and evaluating the implementation.
Prerequisites: N4010, N4310.
Corequisites: N4750.
Clinical: 8 hours per week or 16 hours per week for 6 weeks.

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: N3370 or admission to the BN (Post-RN) Programme or admission to the Bachelor of Technology Programme..
Lecture: Three hours per week.
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. Classes and seminars 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: Nine credit hours from the N5310-15 series or admission to the BN (Post-RN) Programme.
Lecture: Three hours per week.
NOTE: One section of this course will be offered during week 5 through 13 of the semester, and will consist of 4 hours, 20 minutes per week.

N 5700. Nursing Management. This course is designed to promote an understanding of theories and principles of management with application to management of nursing practice. Process, methods and issues are considered in lectures, seminars, case studies and simulated sessions.
Lecture: Three hours per week.
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 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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