Academic Calendar Fall 2017

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 proficiency requirements

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

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

NURS 101

4 credits

Foundations of Health and Wellness

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Corequisite(s): NURS 102 and NURS 103

This course provides an overview of health, environment and person as key concepts of nursing. Health within the context of primary health care philosophy and determinants of health will be explored through exemplars. The individual will be the focus.

NURS 102

4 credits

Professional Nursing: Communication I

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Corequisite(s): NURS 102 and NURS 103

This course provides an overview of health, environment and person as key concepts of nursing. Health within the context of primary health care philosophy and determinants of health will be explored through exemplars. The individual will be the focus.

NURS 103

2 credits

Nursing Practice

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Corequisite(s): NURS 101 and NURS 102

This course will include laboratory, simulation and community experiences with a focus on wellness. Students will be introduced to communication, assessment, and clinical skills.

NURS 104

4 credits

Health and Wellness: Aging

Prerequisite(s): NURS 101, NURS 102, NURS 103, HSC 111, and admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Corequisite(s): NURS 105 and NURS 106.

In this course, health, environment, and person will be explored with a focus on the aging adult. Family as context, community, and population health will be introduced.

NURS 105

3 credits

Professional Nursing: Communication II

Prerequisite(s): NURS 101, NURS 102, NURS 103, HSC 111, and admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Corequisite(s): NURS 104 and NURS 106.

Professional communication and collaboration skills are further developed in this course. Research and evidence informed practice will be discussed. Ethical and legal aspects of practice, critical thinking, and leadership will be introduced.

NURS 106

5 credits

Nursing Practice

Prerequisite(s): NURS 101, NURS 102, NURS 103, HSC 111, and admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Corequisite(s): NURS 104 and NURS 105.

Nursing practice will include laboratory and clinical experiences that will prepare students to perform assessments and care for older adults in diverse settings such as residential care, acute care, and community.

NURS 120

3 credits

Clinical Consolidation I

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program; NURS 106, HSC 113, 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 201

4 credits

Health and Wellness: Acute and Chronic Care I

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and NURS 104, NURS 105, NURS 106, HSC 113, and HSC 116.

Corequisite(s): NURS 202, NURS 203, and HSC 211.

In this course the concepts of health, environment, and person will be explored with a focus on the adult surgical population.

NURS 202

3 credits

Professional Nursing; Introduction to Leadership

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and NURS 104, NURS 105, NURS 106, HSC 113, and HSC 116.

Corequisite(s): NURS 201, NURS 203, and HSC 211.

In this course students will examine professional nursing concepts with a focus on nursing leadership. The concepts of advocacy, collaboration, teaching/learning, and evidence-informed practice will be further explored.

NURS 203

6 credits

Nursing Practice

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and NURS 104, NURS 105, NURS 106, HSC 113, and HSC 116.

Corequisite(s): NURS 201, NURS 202, and HSC 211.

Through simulation, laboratory, and clinical experiences this course will prepare students to manage the nursing care of surgical patients.

NURS 204

4 credits

Health and Wellness: Acute and Chronic Care II

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and NURS 201, NURS 202, NURS 203, and HSC 211.

Corequisite(s): NURS 205 and NURS 206.

In this course the concepts of health, environment, and person will be explored in relation to individuals experiencing medical and/or mental health illnesses.

NURS 205

3 credits

Professional Nursing: Ethical Aspects

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and NURS 201, NURS 202, NURS 203, and HSC 211.

Corequisite(s): NURS 204 and NURS 206.

In this course students will examine professional nursing concepts with a focus on ethical practice. Leadership, communication, and legal concepts will be further explored.

NURS 206

6 credits

Nursing Practice

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and NURS 201, NURS 202, NURS 203, and HSC 211.

Corequisite(s): NURS 204 and NURS 205.

Nursing practice will include simulation, laboratory, and clinical experiences. Students will manage the nursing care of patients in medical and mental health settings.

NURS 230

6 credits

Nursing Practice - Consolidation (three-year fast track option)

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program; NURS 206, HSC 212

Students will have an eight week clinical experience on medical and surgical nursing units in a hospital setting. This experience will provide opportunities to consolidate and integrate theory and skills taught in the first two years of the program. 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 300

3 credits

Professional Nursing: Research

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and NURS 204, NURS 205, and NURS 206.

Corequisite(s): NURS 301 and NURS 303.

This course will focus on the critique and application of research to support evidence-informed nursing practice. The concepts of communication and ethical and legal practice will be further explored.

NURS 301

4 credits

Health and Wellness: Maternal/Child

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and NURS 204, NURS 205, and NURS 206.

Corequisite(s): NURS 300 and NURS 303.

In this course the concepts of health, environment, and person will be explored with a focus on the care of families during perinatal period and during childhood.

NURS 303

6 credits

Nursing Practice

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Nursing Science program and NURS 204, NURS 205, and NURS 206.

Corequisite(s): NURS 300 and NURS 301.

Nursing practice will include simulation, laboratory, and clinical experiences. Students will manage the nursing care of individuals and families in perinatal and child health settings.

NURS 304

4 credits

Health and Wellness: Complex Care

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and NURS 300, NURS 301, and NURS 303.

Corequisite(s): NURS 305 and NURS 306.

In this course, health, environment, and person will be explored with a focus on the care of individuals and families experiencing complex health challenges including acute care, end of life care, and symptom management.

NURS 305

3 credits

Professional Nursing: Leadership

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and NURS 300, NURS, 301, and NURS 303.

Corequisite(s): NURS 304 and NURS 306.

This course will focus on the development of advanced nursing leadership skills. In this course students will integrate previously-learned professional nursing concepts into complex nursing care scenarios.

NURS 306

6 credits

Nursing Practice

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and NURS 300, NURS 301, and NURS 303.

Corequisite(s): NURS 304 and NURS 305.

Nursing Practice will include laboratory, simulation, and clinical experiences. Students will manage the complex nursing care of patients in medical/palliative health care settings.

NURS 307

3 credits

Nursing Research

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program; 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 401

5 credits

Community Health

Prerequisite(s): NURS 306

Corequisite(s): NURS 401

Students will be given the opportunity to establish partnerships with person(s) (individuals, families, groups), experiencing a variety of transitions in hospital and community. Placement experiences will provide an opportunity for participation in interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration with an emphasis on childbearing families.

NURS 403

4 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), experiencing a variety of transitions in hospital and community. Placement experiences will provide an opportunity for participation in interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration with an emphasis on childbearing families.

NURS 406

15 credits

Preceptorship

Prerequisite(s): NURS 403; HSC 410; one of STAT 104 (formerly MATH 104), STAT 106 (formerly MATH 106); and enrolment in the BSN program.

This course provides the student with a consolidated practice experience in preparation for entry level Registered Nurse practice. Clinical experience on a nursing unit or at a community agency is intended to further develop the student's professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes. A preceptorship approach is used, with each student being assigned to a Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse who assumes the role of preceptor. The preceptor is responsible for guiding and supporting the students to achieve program outcomes. Course activities are intended to facilitate the integration of core curriculum concepts including determinants of health, transitions theory and principles of primary health care. It is expected that the student will utilize an evidence based approach in clinical practice.

NURS 490

3 credits

Directed Studies in Nursing

Prerequisite(s): NURS 220

Students who have a special interest in a nursing topic area not offered through identified core curriculum may request to do a directed study under the supervision of a faculty member.

NURS 491

3 credits

Selected Topics in Nursing

Prerequisite(s): NURS 220 or NURS 230

This course provides students with an opportunity to explore in depth a topic or subfield of nursing. Topics will be chosen from a wide range of areas, such as (but not limited to) international nursing, oncology nursing, high acuity nursing, and community service-learning.

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