Office of the Registrar
School of Nursing (2018/2019)
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

explores normal human anatomy and physiology. Students will develop an understanding of the interrelationships of all body systems, from the chemical and cellular levels to the level of the whole organism. Special emphasis is given to the integumentary, 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

Nursing Foundations

introduces the student to the profession of nursing. The metaparadigm concepts of person, environment, health, and nursing will serve as a fundamental framework for the exploration of nursing and health care systems.

1012

Anatomy and Physiology II

explores normal anatomy and physiology. Students will develop an understanding of the interrelationships of all body systems, from the chemical and cellular levels to the level of the whole organism. 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

explores concepts related to the health assessment of individuals across the lifespan. The course will focus on the role of the nurse and development of competencies in health history interviewing, physical examination, interpretation of findings, and documentation.

CO: NURS 1012, 1015, 1016, 1520

CR: the former NURS 2040

LH: 2

1015

Health Promotion

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

CR: the former NURS 1011

OR: 24 seminar hours during the semester for Fast-Track Option students admitted Fall 2018

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

1016

Caring for the Older Adult: Theory

explores concepts and issues applicable to the health, wellbeing and nursing care/needs of the older adult. Emphasis will be placed on theories, normal physical changes, common chronic conditions, psychosocial, and ethical/legal issues associated with aging.

CO: NURS 1012, 1014, 1015 and 1520; 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 necessary for the provision of client comfort and safety.

CH: 1

CO: NURS 1002, 1003, 1004

LH: 2

1520

Caring for the Older Adult: Practice

allows the student to integrate knowledge and practise the competencies acquired to date. The focus is the promotion, protection and maintenance of health for older individuals. During this clinical course, students will have the opportunity to provide care to clients with various health needs.

CO: NURS 1012, 1014, 1015, 1016

OR: 96 clinical hours during the semester

PR: NURS 1002, 1003, 1004, 1017

2002

Care of Childbearing Family: Theory

covers major concepts in women's reproductive health, and presents the nurse’s roles in facilitating the adaptation of families through all phases of the childbearing cycle. Other foci are adaptation to transitions, and nursing care of women experiencing alterations in reproductive health.

CO: NURS 2003, 2004, 2502

CR: the former NURS 2001

PR: NURS 1520, 2003, and 2004

UL: students admitted prior to Fall 2018 will follow the Calendar course description for their year of admission. Fast-Track Option and LPN Bridging Option students admitted to Fall 2018 will follow the 2017-2018 University Calendar course description.

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 2004

OR: tutorial 1.5 hours per week

PR: NURS 1012, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1520, Biochemistry 1430; or admission to the Fast-Track Option

2004

Pharmacology

explores principles and concepts in the use medications for the management of common health problems across the lifespan. Nursing considerations and psychomotor competencies pertinent to traditional pharmaceuticals and commonly used natural health products (NHPs) are addressed.

CO: NURS 2003

LH: 2

PR: NURS 1012, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1520 and Biochemistry 1430; or admission to the Fast-Track Option

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, 2004, 2514

CR: NURS 4101

OR: seminar 2 hours per week

PR: NURS 1520, 2003, 2004

2015

Health Alterations I: Theory

incorporates a conceptual approach to focus on the nursing care of individuals and families, across the lifespan. The emphasis is on assisting persons experiencing alterations along the wellness continuum. This is the first of two courses with this focus.

CO: NURS 2003, 2004, 2515

CR: NURS 3012, the former NURS 2011

PR: NURS 1520, 2003, 2004; or admission to the Fast-Track Option

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

Care of the Childbearing Family: Practice

allows the student to apply knowledge and practise competencies acquired in NURS 2002. Clinical experiences are offered in a variety of institutional and community-based settings related to the provision of nursing care for women and their families through the antenatal and postpartum phases of the childbearing cycle.

CO: NURS 2002

CR: the former NURS 2501

LH: 24 hours during the semester

OR: 48 clinical hours during the semester for students admitted to the 4-Year Option for Fall 2018

UL: students admitted prior to Fall 2018 will follow the Calendar course description for their year of admission. Fast-Track Option and LPN Bridging Option students admitted to Fall 2018 will follow the 2017-2018 University Calendar course description.

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

2515

Health Alterations I: Practice

allows students to apply knowledge and competencies acquired through NURS 2015 and related courses. Clinical experiences are offered in a variety of settings to provide nursing care for clients across the lifespan.

CO: NURS 2003, 2004, 2015

CR: the former NURS 2511 or 3512 or 3513

LH: 24 hours during semester

OR: 96 clinical hours during the semester

PR: NURS 1520, 2003, 2004

2520

Extended Practice

allows the student to integrate the knowledge and practise the competencies acquired to date in a consolidated clinical experience. The focus is on caring for clients with health alterations in an assigned clinical setting. This course is normally offered at the end of the Winter semester, beginning during the final week of the examination period.

CO: NURS 2002 and 2502 or 2014 and 2514 or NURS 2015 and 2515, and NURS 2017

OR: 96 clinical hours over three weeks

PR: NURS 2002, 2003, 2004, 2502 and (NURS 2014, 2017, 2514, or NURS 2015 and 2515); or admission to the Fast-Track Option

3000

Community Health: Theory

focuses on the knowledge required to practice 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 as well as the multidimensional role of the nurse.

CO: NURS 3104, 3500

CR: NURS 4101

OR: seminar or lab 2 hours per week

PR: NURS 2520

3001

Mental Health: Theory

focuses on clients experiencing mental health issues and addictions across the lifespan. Issues affecting mental health, illness, and addictions are explored as well as treatment modalities.

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

3015

Health Care Alterations II: Theory

uses a conceptual approach to focus on the nursing care of individuals and families, across the lifespan. The emphasis is on acquiring and applying knowledge for the care of persons experiencing alterations along the wellness continuum. This is the second of two courses with this focus, and builds on the foundation provided by NURS 2015.

CO: NURS 3104, 3515

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

3104

Nursing Research

builds on previously introduced research concepts. The research process is explored in depth including its inherent ethical and legal implications. Through critical appraisal of nursing research, students will develop skills to evaluate the suitability of research findings to promote safe, competent, evidence-informed care. The focus is on ensuring students become knowledgeable consumers of research and continue to question practice and contribute to knowledge discovery.

PR: NURS 2520 and Statistics 1510 or 2500 or equivalent, or Education 2900

3113

Professional Development I

allows the student to gain an understanding of the theories and principles related to professional development. Current issues and trends in nursing leadership and management will be explored within the context of nursing practice.

CO: NURS 3104, 3500, 3501 3514, 3515 or NURS 4502

PR: NURS 2520

UL: students admitted prior to Fall 2018 will follow the Calendar course description for their year of admission. Fast-Track Option and LPN Bridging Option students admitted to Fall 2018 will follow the 2017-2018 University Calendar course description.

3500

Community Health Practice

allows the student to apply relevant theories and concepts of community health nursing acquired in NURS 3000 and related courses. Throughout clinical experience, students implement a client-centered approach to empower individuals, families, groups, or communities to improve health status.

CO: NURS 3000, 3104

CR: NURS 4501, 4502

OR: 96 hours during the semester

PR: NURS 2520

3501

Mental Health: Practice

allows the student to apply theoretical knowledge and to practise competencies acquired in NURS 3001 and related courses. Clinical experiences related to the provision of nursing care for clients with mental illness and addictions are offered in a variety of 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 to-date, particularly 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 usually offered over four weeks

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 to-date, particularly 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 usually offered over four weeks

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 the semester

OR: 96 clinical hours during the semester usually offered over six weeks

PR: NURS 2520

3515

Health Alterations II: Practice

allows students to apply knowledge and competencies acquired through NURS 3015 and related courses. Clinical experiences are offered in a variety of settings to provide nursing care for clients across the lifespan.

CO: NURS 3015, 3104

CR: the former NURS 3511 or 3514

LH: 24 hours during the semester

OR: 120 clinical hours during the semester

PR: NURS 2520

3523

Preceptorship

provides students with a consolidated experience in clinical settings. Students will further develop clinical competencies acquired in previous courses in the provision and coordination of nursing care.

CH: 6

CR: the former NURS 3520 and the former 3521

OR: 40 clinical hours per week for six weeks for students admitted to the 4-Year Option for Fall 2018

PR: NURS 3001 and 3501 or 4502, (NURS 3012, 3014, 3512 or 3513, and 3514) or (NURS 3000, 3015, 3500 and 3515), NURS 3113 and clinical placement approval

UL: students admitted prior to Fall 2018 will follow the Calendar course description for their year of admission. Fast-Track Option and LPN Bridging Option students admitted to Fall 2018 will follow the 2017-2018 University Calendar course description.

4100

Advanced Concepts and Skills

provides an opportunity for students to consolidate and solidify knowledge from previous courses to address complex health care needs. Students critically appraise and synthesize concepts and theories of nursing, science and humanities through identifying and addressing salient issues impacting health and well-being at individual, family, community and population/environmental levels, and integrate higher level competencies for care.

CO: NURS 4501 or 4502

OR: labs/seminar 2 hours per week

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

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

Professional Development II

promotes professional development through a professional framework for nursing practice. It includes a critical appraisal of current trends and issues within nursing, health care systems, and the global environment.

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

UL: students admitted prior to Fall 2018 will follow the Calendar course description for their year of admission. Fast-Track Option and LPN Bridging Option students admitted to Fall 2018 will follow the 2017-2018 University Calendar course description.

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 3500, 4502

OR: 96 hours during the semester

PR: NURS 2014, 2514, 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

allows the students 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 that facilitate the mobilization of communities toward health. 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 six weeks for students admitted to the 4-Year Option for Fall 2018

PR: NURS 3523, 4103 and 4501; or NURS 4101 and admission to the Fast-Track Option; or NURS 3523 and admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program after 2017

UL: students admitted prior to Fall 2018 will follow the Calendar course description for their year of admission. Fast-Track Option and LPN Bridging Option students admitted to Fall 2018 will follow the 2017-2018 University Calendar course description.

4516

Consolidated Practicum

allows students to engage in nursing practice with a diverse client population along the wellness continuum. The course enables students to integrate and synthesize knowledge as they further develop their professional roles and responsibilities.

CH: 9

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

OR: 40 clinical hours per week for twelve weeks for students admitted to the 4-Year Option for Fall 2018

PR: (NURS 4100, 4103 and 4501 or 4502) or (NURS 4100, 4103 and 4512) and clinical placement approval

UL: students admitted prior to Fall 2018 will follow the Calendar course description for their year of admission. Fast-Track Option and LPN Bridging Option students admitted to Fall 2018 will follow the 2017-2018 University Calendar course description.

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).