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School of Nursing (2016/2017)
12 Course Descriptions

In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, course descriptions for courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Dean of the School.

All courses of the School are designated by NURS.

1002

Anatomy and Physiology I

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.

CR: Pharmacy 2002 or the former Pharmacy 3201

LH: 2

1003

Developing Therapeutic Relationships

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: NURS 1004

LH: 2

1004

Introduction to Nursing

introduces the major concepts and theories related to the paradigm of person, health, society, nursing, environment, 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.

CR: the former NURS 1001

1012

Anatomy and Physiology II

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.

CR: Pharmacy 2003 or the former Pharmacy 3202

LH: 2

PR: NURS 1002

1014

Health Assessment

focuses on the development of competencies needed to assess the health status of individuals throughout the lifespan using a systematic approach. Content includes the nurse's responsibilities for health history, physical examination, interpretation of findings, and documentation.

CO: NURS 1012

CR: the former NURS 2040

LH: 2

1015

Health Promotion throughout the Lifespan

explores nursing concepts and theories pertaining to health promotion/protection throughout the lifespan. Content includes principles of teaching/learning, introduction to community health and primary health care concepts and the determinants of health.

CO: NURS 1004 or the former NURS 1001, NURS 1003 and Psychology 1000; or admission to the Fast-Track Option

CR: the former NURS 1011

OR: 24 clinical or lab hours during the semester

PR: NURS 1004 or the former NURS 1001, NURS 1003 and Psychology 1000; or admission to the Fast-Track Option

1016

Healthy Aging

explores, in-depth, concepts and issues applicable to the well older adult (65+). Selected theories, physical changes, and psychosocial, ethical, and legal issues associated with aging will be presented.

CO: NURS 1012, 1014, and 1015; or admission to the Fast-Track Option

PR: NURS 1002, 1003, and 1004; or admission to the Fast-Track Option

1017

Fundamental Psychomotor Competencies

provides the student an opportunity to acquire beginning psychomotor competencies that are related to the provision of client comfort and safety in a variety of settings. As well, this course provides the opportunity for the student to integrate the conceptual framework of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program into the development of psychomotor competencies.

CH: 1

CO: NURS 1003 and 1004

LC: 0

LH: 2

PR: NURS 1003 and 1004

1520

Extended Practice I

provides the student with the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and practise the competencies acquired to date. The focus is the promotion, protection and maintenance of health for individuals within the context of the family. This course is normally taught at the end of the Winter semester, usually beginning during the final week of the examination period.

CO: NURS 1012, 1014, 1015 or the former 1011, 1016, and 1017

OR: 96 clinical hours over three weeks; or 96 clinical hours during the semester for Fast-Track Option students

PR: NURS 1012, 1014, 1015 or the former 1011, 1016, and 1017

2002

Nursing Concepts for the Care of Women and the Child-bearing Family

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.

CO: NURS 2003, 2004, and 2502

CR: the former NURS 2001

PR: NURS 1520, 2003, and 2004

2003

Pathophysiology

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.

CO: NURS 1012

OR: tutorial 1.5 hours per week

PR: NURS 1012, Biochemistry 1430 or admission to the Fast-Track Option

2004

Pharmacology and Nutritional Therapies

explores principles and concepts of pharmacological, nutritional and complementary therapies and management of common health problems across the lifespan. Nursing considerations and psychomotor competencies pertinent to these therapies are addressed.

CO: NURS 1012 and NURS 1014

LH: 2

PR: NURS 1012, NURS 1014, NURS 1017, Biochemistry 1430, and completion of Advanced Math in High School with a final grade of at least 75%, or a score of at least 50% on the Mathematics Placement Test, or Math 102N, or 3 credit hours in Mathematics excluding Statistics 2500 or equivalent.

2014

Community Health Nursing Theory

focuses on the knowledge required to practise nursing in the community with a variety of clients including individuals, families, groups and communities. It further examines the principles of primary health care, population health, and their application in community health nursing. It also focuses on the multidimensional role of the nurse.

CO: NURS 2003 and 2004, 2514

CR: NURS 4101

OR: seminar or labs 2 hours per week

PR: NURS 1520, 2003, and 2004

2017

Intermediate Psychomotor Competencies

provides the student an opportunity to acquire intermediate psychomotor competencies that are related to the provision of client comfort and safety in a variety of settings. As well, this course provides the opportunity for the student to integrate the conceptual framework of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program into the development of psychomotor competencies.

CH: 1

CO: NURS 2004

LC: 0

LH: 24 hours during the semester

PR: NURS 1520 and 2004

2502

Nursing Practice for the Care of Women and the Child-bearing Family

provides the student with opportunities to apply knowledge and practise competencies acquired in NURS 2002. Selected experiences are offered in a variety of institutional and community-based settings related to the provision of nursing care for women and their families.

CO: NURS 2002

CR: the former NURS 2501

LH: 24 hours during the semester

OR: 80 clinical hours during the semester

2514

Community Health Nursing Practice I

provides the student with the opportunity to apply knowledge and practise competencies for beginning community health nursing practice acquired in Community Health Nursing Theory.

CO: NURS 2014 or NURS 4101

OR: 96 clinical hours during the semester

PR: NURS 1520

2520

Extended Practice II

provides the student with the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and practise the competencies acquired to date. The focus is on caring for adults in stable health situations and on the application of community health concepts. This course is normally taught at the end of the Winter Semester, usually beginning during the final week of the examination period.

CO: NURS 2002 and 2502 or 2014 and 2514

OR: 96 clinical hours over three weeks

PR: NURS 2002, 2014, 2017, 2502, and 2514; or admission to the Fast-Track Option

3001

Nursing Concepts for Mental Health

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 is explored. Course content includes counselling, psychopathology, interdisciplinary psychiatric care, community mental health concepts and analysis of sociopolitical factors/issues affecting mental health.

CO: NURS 3501 or NURS 4502

OR: seminar 2 hours per week

PR: NURS 2520

3012

Nursing Concepts for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

uses a conceptual approach to focus on the nursing care of individuals and families, from infancy to young adulthood. The emphasis is on assisting persons experiencing health related needs to achieve health and well-being.

CO: NURS 3512 or NURS 3513

CR: the former NURS 2011

PR: NURS 2520; or admission to the Fast-Track Option

3014

Nursing Concepts in Middle and Older Adulthood

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 health and well being.

CO: NURS 3514

CR: the former NURS 3111

PR: NURS 2520

3104

Nursing Research

builds on previously introduced research concepts. It explores the research process and its inherent ethical and legal implications. The course focuses on the acquisitions of concepts used to critically appraise nursing research studies and examines the relevance of these studies for nursing practice.

CR: the former NURS 4002 and the former NURS 4104

PR: Statistics 1510 or 2500 or equivalent, or Education 2900

3113

Nursing Leadership and Management

promotes an understanding of the theories and principles of leadership and management in relation to the Co-ordinator 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.

CO: NURS 3501 or NURS 4502, NURS 3512 or NURS 3513, and NURS 3514

PR: NURS 3501, 3512 or 3513, and 3514

3501

Nursing Practice for Mental Health

provides the student with opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge and to practise competencies acquired in NURS 3001 and related courses. Selected experiences related to the provision of nursing care for individuals, families, and small groups are offered in a variety of institutional and community based mental health settings.

CO: NURS 3001

OR: 96 hours during the semester

3512

Nursing Practice with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

provides the student with opportunities to apply knowledge and practise competencies acquired in NURS 3012. Selected experiences are offered in a variety of institutional and community based settings related to the provision of nursing care for children, adolescents, young adults and their families.

CO: NURS 3012

CR: the former NURS 2511

LH: 24 hours during the semester

OR: 64 clinical hours during the semester

PR: NURS 2520; or admission to the Fast-Track Option

3513

Nursing Practice with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

provides the student with opportunities to apply knowledge and practise competencies acquired in NURS 2017 and 3012. Selected experiences are offered in a variety of institutional and community based settings related to the provision of nursing care for children, adolescents, young adults and their families.

CH: 2

CO: NURS 3012

CR: the former NURS 2511 and NURS 3512

OR: 64 clinical hours during the semester

PR: NURS 2017 and NURS 2520

3514

Nursing Practice with Middle and Older Adults

provides the student with the opportunity to practise competencies and apply knowledge acquired NURS 3014 and related courses. Selected experiences related to the provision of nursing care for middle and older adults, and their families are offered in a variety of institutional and community based settings.

CO: NURS 3014

CR: the former NURS 3511

LH: 24 hours during semester

OR: 96 clinical hours during the semester

PR: NURS 2520

3523

Extended Practice III

provides 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.

CH: 6

CR: the former NURS 3520 and the former 3521

OR: 40 clinical hours per week for eight weeks

PR: NURS 3001 and 3501 or 4502, NURS 3014 and 3514, NURS 3012 and 3512 or 3513, NURS 3113 and clinical placement approval

4101

Community Health Nursing

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.

CO: NURS 2514 and admission to the Fast-Track Option

CR: NURS 2014

OR: tutorial 2 hours per week

4103

Issues in Nursing and Health Care

focuses 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.

PR: NURS 3113 or admission to the Fast-Tack Option

4501

Community Health Nursing Practice II

provides the student with opportunities to apply knowledge acquired in Community Health Nursing Theory and other related courses. It also further develops competencies in community health nursing practice. In the clinical experiences, students work with selected aggregates (including individuals and families) in the community.

CO: NURS 4103

CR: NURS 4502

OR: 96 hours during the semester

PR: NURS 2014, NURS 2514, and NURS 3523

4502

Nursing Care in Community and Mental Health Settings

provides opportunities for practice in acute care psychiatric/mental health and community settings with individuals, families, and groups/aggregates. The application of community health and mental health knowledge and competencies, with a particular focus on the concepts of vulnerability/resilience, will be emphasized.

CH: 6

CO: NURS 3001

CR: NURS 3501 and NURS 4501

OR: 168 hours during the semester

PR: Admission to the Fast-Track Option and NURS 2014 or 4101, NURS 2514, NURS 3014, NURS 3104, NURS 3514

4512

Community Health Practicum

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. Online discussions will be included. NURS 4512 in the Fast-Track Option is one of five courses in Semester 5. It begins in April and progression into this course is dependent on successful completion of the other four nursing courses scheduled for Jan-April in the same semester.

OR: 40 clinical hours per week for four weeks

PR: (NURS 4103, 4501 and 4515) or (NURS 2514, 4101, 4103 and admission to the Fast-Track Option), and clinical placement approval

4515

Nursing Concepts & Practice for Complex Care

provides students the opportunity to work with individuals and their families who are experiencing multiple health challenges. Students are expected to synthesize concepts and theories of nursing, science and humanities, and participate in interprofessional collaborative practice in a variety of settings to facilitate the achievement of health and well-being for clients and their families.

OR: seminars 1 hour per week

OR: 144 clinical hours during the semester

PR: NURS 3523 or admission to the Fast-Track Option

4516

Consolidated Practicum

provides students with the opportunity to practice nursing with a select client population. 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. Online discussions will be included.

CH: 6

CR: the former NURS 4514 or the former NURS 3522, and the former NURS 4513

OR: 40 clinical hours per week for ten weeks

PR: NURS 4103, NURS 4501 or 4502 and NURS 4515 and clinical placement approval

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).