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Nursing
All seats for these courses are reserved for nursing students. The nursing courses and most of the support courses (see Health Sciences) for each semester, are prerequisites for other course work in the next semester. Due to the integrated nature of the nursing courses, progression from one semester to the next requires concurrent completion of the nursing courses.

English Language Requirements
Beginning Fall, 2007 students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ESL or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

NURS 1014 credits
Determinants of Health
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Nursing program
Corequisite(s): NURS 102, NURS 103
This course will give students an overview of the determinants of health. The World Health Organization definition of health will give direction to the resources (personal, social, and professional) and environmental factors which interact to influence health. A specific discussion of personal resources will focus on the dimensions (physiological, psychosocial, cultural, developmental, spiritual) comprising each individual. Students will also consider the personal meaning of health, health promotion, and health maintenance within the primary healthcare philosophy of healthcare delivery. Another aspect of this course will be an introduction to the concept of transitions. Choices made by the person regarding transitions (developmental, health/illness, situational, and organizational) have implications for individual health. Exploration of lifespan development and developmental transitions relating to the childbearing family and aging will be discussed in greater depth.

NURS 1023 credits
Introduction to Partnerships
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Nursing program
Corequisite(s): NURS 101; NURS 103
This course will examine the changing role of nursing from provider to partner. Students will discover the importance of personal and professional skills necessary for effective partnerships with individuals. The concept of caring is introduced as foundational to partnerships.

NURS 1033 credits
Nursing Practice
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Nursing program
Corequisite(s): NURS 101; NURS 102
Nursing Practice will include laboratory, community, maternal/child follow-through and intermediate care experiences with wellness as a focus. Students will be introduced to beginning assessment and clinical skills. Clinical practice will provide the opportunity to apply the skills in a variety of settings.

NURS 1044 credits
Developmental Transitions
Prerequisite(s): NURS 101
Corequisite(s): NURS 105; NURS 106
The interrelationship between determinants of health and transitions is the focus of this course. How an individual manages a transition is dependent on environmental factors and the personal, social, and professional resources available. An overview of social resources will emphasize social support. Professional resources will include continued discussion of the Framework for Caring. Students will also continue their exploration of lifespan development and developmental transitions relating to childbearing, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and aging.

NURS 1052 credits
Teacher Learner Partnerships
Prerequisite(s): NURS 102
Corequisite(s): NURS 104, NURS 106
This course explores teacher-learner partnerships with the student in the role of both teacher and learner. Principles of teaching-learning and critical thinking are examined. Concepts of advocacy, empowerment, accountability and responsibility, and choice are considered as they relate to the teacher-learner partnership. In addition, communication strategies with individuals with specific needs will be explored.

NURS 1065 credits
Nursing Practice
Prerequisite(s): NURS 103
Corequisite(s): NURS 104, NURS 105
This course will include laboratory and clinical experiences. Laboratory experiences will prepare students to effectively care for individuals in clinical settings. Clinical experiences will occur in community and hospital settings and will include extended care, maternal/child care, mental health, and family follow-through experiences. Caring for individuals undergoing developmental transitions will continue to be a focus. Students will have opportunity to use communication skills throughout their nursing practice experience.

NURS 1203 credits
Clinical Consolidation I
Prerequisite(s): NURS 106, HSC 112, HSC 116
Students will have a four-week clinical experience on a medical nursing unit in a hospital setting. This experience will provide opportunities to apply theory taught in the first year of the nursing program. The practicum will focus on the individual in transition. Students will have opportunities to consolidate basic assessment, personal care, and communication skills.

NURS 2013 credits
Health Illness Transitions I
Prerequisite(s): NURS 120
Corequisite(s): NURS 202, NURS 203
This course focuses on application of the Model of Transition to individuals and families experiencing health illness transitions. The concept of chronicity related to adult and child health is the central focus of the health illness transitions. The concepts of pain and uncertainty are introduced and primary health care is further explored. A case study format facilitates the integration of theories and use of critical thinking skills.

NURS 2022 credits
Partnering with Families
Prerequisite(s): NURS 120
Corequisite(s): NURS 201, NURS 203
Students will learn and apply theory integral to forming partnerships with families. A focus on dynamics of the family will heighten the student's awareness and sensitivity to family diversity. The dimensions tool will provide a framework for family assessments.

NURS 2036 credits
Nursing Practice
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 105, NURS 120
Corequisite(s): NURS 201, NURS 202
Students will be given opportunities to establish partnerships with individuals and families. Laboratory experiences will prepare students to safely and effectively care for individuals in clinical settings. Medical and pediatric acute care settings will provide the context for care of individuals.

NURS 2043 credits
Health Illness Transitions II
Prerequisite(s): NURS 201
Corequisite(s): NURS 205, NURS 206
This course is a continuation of the application of the Model of Transition to individuals and families experiencing health illness transitions introduced in NURS 201. The course focus is the adult health illness transitions. The surgical patient will be examined and the concept of pain will be further explored. Socioeconomic environmental factors as they relate to health illness transitions are introduced. A case study format facilitates the integration of theories and use of critical thinking skills.

NURS 2052 credits
Partnerships within the Nursing Profession
Prerequisite(s): NURS 202
Corequisite(s): NURS 204, NURS 206
This course will explore partnerships in nursing practice. Nurse leaders must be able to communicate clearly within the profession and within a broader health care context. Students will explore concepts related to leadership, group dynamics, and organizations in which nurses practise. Theory related to conflict resolution and change will be examined.

NURS 2066 credits
Nursing Practice
Prerequisite(s): NURS 203
Corequisite(s): NURS 204; NURS 205
Students will be given opportunities to establish partnerships with individuals and families. Laboratory experiences will prepare students to safely and effectively care for individuals in the clinical setting. Surgical acute care settings provide the context for care of individuals.

NURS 2116 credits
LPN Access: Transitions
Prerequisite(s): Admission to BSc in Nursing (LPN Access)
Corequisite(s): NURS 201 and NURS 202
This course provides an overview of pertinent curriculum concepts associated with the UCFV Nursing Program. Concepts of determinants of health, transitions, and partnerships are examined in relation to self as learner, individuals and families, and the nursing profession within the health care system. The concept of caring is introduced as foundational to partnerships. Maternity and pediatric acute care settings provide opportunities for students to effectively care for individuals experiencing developmental and health/illness transitions.

NURS 2203 credits
Clinical Consolidation II
Prerequisite(s): NURS 206, HSC 212
Students will have a four-week clinical experience on a surgical nursing unit in a hospital setting. This experience will provide opportunities to consolidate and integrate theory. The practicum will focus on various transitions experienced by the individual and involved family members. Students will have opportunities to apply the Framework for Caring.

NURS 3014 credits
Situational Transitions
Prerequisite(s): NURS 220
Corequisite(s): NURS 303
This course will focus on the study of individuals and families experiencing health illness transitions in psychiatric mental health and situational transitions. Theory related to hope, powerlessness, crisis management, and mental health will provide the basis for the promotion of health.

NURS 3034 credits
Nursing Practice
Prerequisite(s): NURS 220
Corequisite(s): NURS 301
Students will be given opportunities to establish partnerships with individuals and families experiencing health/illness and situational transitions. Students will further their understanding of the continuum of care through community experiences in Home Health Care and selected Community Mental Health experiences. Placement in acute psychiatry will provide students with an opportunity to care for individuals and families experiencing health illness transitions associated with psychiatric mental health.

NURS 3044 credits
Multiple Transitions
Prerequisite(s): NURS 301
Corequisite(s): NURS 306, NURS 307
This course will focus on the study of individuals and families experiencing multiple transitions. Emphasis will be given to transitions associated with palliative care, trauma and aging. The concept of collaboration and the role of integrative therapies will also be explored.

NURS 3065 credits
Nursing Practice
Prerequisite(s): NURS 303
Corequisite(s): NURS 304, NURS 307
Students will be given opportunities to establish partnerships with individuals and families experiencing multiple transitions. Laboratory experiences will prepare students to effectively care for individuals experiencing complex health illness transitions. Students will care for individuals in medical acute care settings with a focus on palliative care.

NURS 3073 credits
Nursing Research
Prerequisite(s): NURS 301
Corequisite(s): NURS 304 and NURS 306
This introductory research course incorporates a study of research concepts and techniques that enables the student to analyze nursing studies and apply pertinent findings to nursing care. Students will acquire familiarity with the process of scientific inquiry as the basis for generation of nursing knowledge. Underlying paradigms shaping nursing research will be described in the analysis of qualitative and quantitative research. This course will provide the student with a foundation for the development of evidence-based nursing practice.

NURS 4014 credits
Community Health
Prerequisite(s): NURS 304 and HSC 312
Corequisite(s): NURS 403
An exploration of community health nursing using the philosophy of primary health care as a model. Students will learn how to do a community assessment and plan a health promotion program relevant to an identified community population. Students will explore the role of the public health nurse and the scope of that practice. An understanding of epidemiological concepts will assist students as they consider the role of the community health nurse. A potential role for nursing within the political environment will emphasize the need for intersectoral collaboration. A study of organizational transitions including transitions in the agencies within which nurses practice, communities in transition, and transitions in nursing practice.

NURS 4034 credits
Nursing Practice
Prerequisite(s): NURS 306
Corequisite(s): NURS 401
Students will be given the opportunity to establish partnerships with person(s) (individuals, families, groups/populations, and community as client) experiencing a variety of transitions. By experiencing the role of the public health nurse, students will further their understanding of the principles of primary health care, teaching and learning, and the concept of epidemiology when partnering with person(s) in homes, health clinics, schools, and community settings. Placement experiences will provide an opportunity for participation and intersectoral collaboration as it applies to promotion of health, communicable disease control and continuity of care for person(s) in the community.

NURS 40616 credits
Preceptorship/Mentorship
Prerequisite(s): NURS 403, HSC 410, and one of MATH 104, MATH 106 or MATH 108
This course is designed to provide students with a consolidated practice experience. A concentrated experience at a primary site will enhance and further develop the student's scope of practice. A program development project will facilitate the integration of core curriculum concepts including determinants of health, transitions, and principles of primary health care. A research- based approach will be reflected in both the practice arena and the program development project. Basic students will have the opportunity to further integrate theory and skills in preparation for entry to practice. The Basic student will be partnered with an RN preceptor to assist the student to gradually assume responsibility for entry-level RN practice. RN Access students will have the opportunity to explore new role experiences and challenges in relation to the integration of theory and practice. The RN Access student will be partnered with a mentor to facilitate the student experience.

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