NURS - Nursing

Offered By:
Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Faculty of Nursing

Below are the courses available from the NURS subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times

NURS 103 - Introduction to Nursing Theory View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Focus is on the basic concepts of the nursing profession and discipline: nursing, person, health and environment. These concepts will be explored within the context of primary health care and changing perspectives of health and how this evolution has impacted the development of the profession of nursing. The philosophical, theoretical, historical, ethical and legal underpinnings of professional nursing practice will be examined. Corequisites: NURS 113 and 105. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative Program. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program.


NURS 105 - Introduction to Health Assessment View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 8)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Focus is on the health assessment of the well adult, with expected aging modifications. The course provides a beginning foundation of assessment skills and technologies necessary for determining client health status within the context of a nursing framework. Factors influencing lifestyles and personal health practices are included. Corequisites: NURS 113 and 103. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative Program. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program.


NURS 106 - Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(FIRST, 6-0-0)

Introduction to the structure and function of the human body. The course focuses on the relationship between the form and function of the healthy human body. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative Program. Corequisites: MMI 133 and NURS 120 (or NURS 103). Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program. Credit cannot be obtained for NURS 106 if credit is granted for NURS 140 and 150.


NURS 110 - Foundations for Success in Nursing View Available Classes

★ 2 (fi 4)(FIRST, 1-0-1)

The course explores the foundations of professional nursing, relational practice and therapeutic communication. It fosters resilience and explores strategies for self-management and growth. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Bilingual Program.


NURS 113 - Pathophysiology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The focus is the application of human anatomy and physiology to the concepts of pathophysiology. Course content will be addressed within the context of underlying disease process and alterations in health. Prerequisites for Collaborative Program students: NURS 140 and 150. Must be completed prior to second year of the Collaborative Program. Note: Credit cannot be obtained for both NURS 113 and 151. Available only to After Degree and Collaborative Program nursing students.


NURS 116 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

The focus is the application of human anatomy and physiology to the concepts of pathophysiology and pharmacology. The course focuses on alterations to normal physiology and introduces the concepts of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in relation to alterations in health. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative Program. Prerequisites: MMI 133, NURS 106 (or NURS 140 and 150), and NURS 120 (or NURS 103). Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 116 or 113.


NURS 120 - Foundations for Success in Nursing View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 8)(FIRST, 2-6C H-2)

The course develops an understanding of self as a learner in a health professions context. It explores the foundations of professional nursing, relational practice and therapeutic communication. The course promotes reflection on personal perspectives and experiences to understand one's own attitudes, beliefs, and values. It fosters resilience and explores strategies for self-management and growth. Course includes 6 clinical hours total. Corequisites: MMI 133 and NURS 106 (or NURS 140 and 150). Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative Program. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 120 or 103.


Starting: 2021-09-01

NURS 120 - Foundations for Success in Nursing

★ 4 (fi 8)(FIRST, 2-6C-2)

The course develops an understanding of self as a learner in a health professions context. It explores the foundations of professional nursing, relational practice and therapeutic communication. The course promotes reflection on personal perspectives and experiences to understand one's own attitudes, beliefs, and values. It fosters resilience and explores strategies for self-management and growth. Course includes 6 clinical hours total. Corequisites: MMI 133 and NURS 106 (or NURS 140 and 150). Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative Program. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 120 or 103.


NURS 122 - Community Engagement in a Healthcare Context View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SPR/SUM, 3-0-0)

An interdisciplinary introduction to community and civic engagement for students in health disciplines. Concepts of social justice, community engagement and health equity are explored in the contexts of vulnerable populations and current healthcare trends and issues. Volunteer hours are required.


NURS 124 - Foundations of Nursing I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

The course explores the meanings of health and healing. It highlights the diversity of beliefs, values, and perceptions of health. The course introduces the Canadian Health Care System, conceptual frameworks of health promotion, determinants of health, disease and injury prevention, and primary health care. The focus is on the nurse/client relationship in a relational practice context. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative Program. Prerequisites: MMI 133, NURS 106 (or NURS 140 and 150), and NURS 120 (or NURS 103). Corequisite: NURS 125 (or NURS 105). Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 124 or 103.


NURS 125 - Nursing Practice - Health Assessment and Nursing Process View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 8)(SECOND, 2-15C H-2)

The focus is on the health assessment of the adult, and expected health assessment findings throughout the lifespan. The course provides a beginning foundation of the nursing process as framework for developing assessment skills and use of clinical technologies necessary for determining client health status and provision of care. Course includes 15 clinical hours total. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative Program and Bilingual Program. Prerequisites for Collaborative Program students: MMI 133, NURS 106 (or NURS 140 and 150), and NURS 120 (or NURS 103); Corequisite: NURS 124 (or NURS 103). Prerequisites for Bilingual Program students: MICRE 133. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program. Credit cannot be obtained for NURS 125 if credit is granted for NURS 105 or 305.


Starting: 2021-09-01

NURS 125 - Nursing Practice - Health Assessment and Nursing Process

★ 4 (fi 8)(SECOND, 2-15C-2)

The focus is on the health assessment of the adult, and expected health assessment findings throughout the lifespan. The course provides a beginning foundation of the nursing process as framework for developing assessment skills and use of clinical technologies necessary for determining client health status and provision of care. Course includes 15 clinical hours total. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative Program and Bilingual Program. Prerequisites for Collaborative Program students: MMI 133, NURS 106 (or NURS 140 and 150), and NURS 120 (or NURS 103); Corequisite: NURS 124 (or NURS 103). Prerequisites for Bilingual Program students: MICRE 133. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program. Credit cannot be obtained for NURS 125 if credit is granted for NURS 105 or 305.


NURS 140 - Anatomy View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Introduction to the structure of the human body. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program.


NURS 150 - Physiology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

An introduction to human physiology. Available only to Nursing students. Corequisite: NURS 140. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program.


NURS 151 - Physiology II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

Continuation of the study of human physiology. Available only to nursing students. Prerequisites: NURS 140 and 150. Note: Credit cannot be obtained for both NURS 113 and 151.


NURS 190 - Nursing in Context A View Available Classes

★ 5 (fi 10)(FIRST, 1.5-6S-3 W)

Introduction to the professional discipline of nursing, communication theory, and context-based learning. The primary health care emphasis is on health promotion and disease prevention across the life span. Restoration and rehabilitation are introduced. Health assessment and basic nursing skills are introduced.


NURS 191 - Nursing Practice I View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 8)(SECOND, 1-15C-2 7W)

Beginning nursing practice with a focus on health promotion and interaction with clients across the life span in a variety of non-traditional settings. Prerequisite: NURS 194.


NURS 194 - Nursing in Context A1 View Available Classes

★ 5 (fi 10)(FIRST, 1.5-6S-3 W)

A continuation of the study of concepts introduced in NURS 190 with a focus on teaching and learning principles and increased health assessment and basic nursing skills. Prerequisite: NURS 190.


NURS 195 - Nursing Practice II View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 8)(SECOND, 1-15C-2 7W)

Practice includes health status assessment of clients and appropriate health promotion and disease prevention interventions. Practice occurs in settings where clients live or in community agencies (non-acute) where services to clients are offered. Prerequisite: NURS 194.


NURS 200 - Innovation, Systems Thinking and Leadership in Healthcare View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to the concepts of innovation, health technology, systems thinking and relational leadership in a healthcare context. The course develops the knowledge, skills and values that foster personal capacity for innovation and relational leadership. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative Program, After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program.


NURS 201 - Introduction to Nursing Theory II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Focuses on health promotion and support to individuals in the pursuit of health throughout their lives. A variety of concepts from nursing and other disciplines will be integrated into the overall learning. Students will be initiated into nursing roles with individuals in community, assisted living, and continuing care settings. Prerequisites: MMI 133, NURS 103, 105 and 113. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative Program.


NURS 202 - Introduction to Nursing Practice View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, 0-14C-0)

This course introduces students to nursing practice. Practice focuses on individuals in community and continuing care settings. Prerequisites: MMI 133, NURS 103, 105 and 113. Corequisite: NURS 201. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative Program.


NURS 211 - Statistics and Knowledge Management View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

An introduction to reading, understanding and interpreting commonly used statistics in published health sciences research. The course provides a hands-on approach to understanding measurement, sampling, and statistical analysis techniques commonly used in health care research. It introduces the concepts of information literacy, health data and big data in electronic datasets and the statistical techniques used to interpret these data in meaningful ways. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 211 or 341.


NURS 215 - Pharmacotherapeutics in Nursing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Focuses on the mechanisms of action of drugs, their therapeutic uses and side effect profile. General principles related to drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion will be addressed. The nursing role in promoting optimal therapeutic regimens and in the management of side/ adverse effects will be included. Prerequisites for Collaborative Program students: NURS 103, 105, and 113. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program.


NURS 216A - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 3-0-0)

The course explores selected episodic and chronic health alterations and the related pharmacological concepts. The focus is on applying foundational knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacology to evidence-informed nursing practice. Aligns with concepts from NURS 220/SC INF 223 (or SC INF 220) and NURS/SC INF 221 intentional clinical learning activities. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program and Bilingual Program. Prerequisite for Collaborative/Honors Program students: NURS 116 (or NURS 113). Prerequisite for Bilingual Program students: PHYSE 152. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 216 or 215.


NURS 216B - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 3-0-0)

The course explores selected episodic and chronic health alterations and the related pharmacological concepts. The focus is on applying foundational knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacology to evidence-informed nursing practice. Aligns with concepts from NURS 220/SC INF 223 (or SC INF 220) and NURS/SC INF 221 intentional clinical learning activities. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program and Bilingual Program. Prerequisite for Collaborative/Honors Program students: NURS 116 (or NURS 113). Prerequisite for Bilingual Program students: PHYSE 152. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 216 or 215.


NURS 220 - Foundations of Nursing II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

The focus is on evidence-informed assessment and management of health challenges in both episodic and chronic illness. Aligns with concepts from NURS 216 and NURS 221 intentional clinical learning activities. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program. Prerequisite: NURS 116 (or NURS 113), NURS 124 (or NURS 103), and NURS 125 (or NURS 105). Corequisites: NURS 216 and NURS 221 (or NURS 202). Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 220 or 201.


NURS 221 - Introduction to Nursing Practice View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(FIRST, 1-10C-2)

This practicum in acute care settings develops beginning knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide safe ethical patient care for adults with episodic and chronic health challenges. Intentional clinical learning activities integrate evidence-informed knowledge from NURS 220 and 216. The focus is on assessment, clinical reasoning, care planning, and documentation in paper and digital formats. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program. Prerequisite: NURS 116 (or NURS 113), NURS 124 (or NURS 103), and NURS 125 (or NURS 105). Corequisites: NURS 216 and NURS 220 (or NURS 201). Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 221 or 202.


Starting: 2021-09-01

NURS 221 - Introduction to Nursing Practice

★ 6 (fi 12)(FIRST, 1-130C-2)

This practicum in acute care settings develops beginning knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide safe ethical patient care for adults with episodic and chronic health challenges. Intentional clinical learning activities integrate evidence-informed knowledge from NURS 220 and 216. The focus is on assessment, clinical reasoning, care planning, and documentation in paper and digital formats. Course includes 130 clinical hours total. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program. Prerequisite: NURS 116 (or NURS 113), NURS 124 (or NURS 103), and NURS 125 (or NURS 105). Corequisites: NURS 216 and NURS 220 (or NURS 201). Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 221 or 202.


NURS 222 - Indigenous Health in Canada View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, VARIABLE)

This course is offered in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action, and is the beginning step to culturally safe interaction and practice. Focus is on introducing students to a variety of historical realities and contemporary issues relevant to Indigenous health in Canada. Students will examine issues and contributions facing settler relations from a historical, contemporary and critical perspective, with a focus on health and well-being. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative Program, After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program.


NURS 224 - Foundations of Nursing III View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

The focus on evidence-informed assessment and management of health challenges in both episodic and chronic illness. Aligns with concepts from NURS 216 and NURS 225 intentional clinical learning activities. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program and Bilingual Program. Prerequisites for Collaborative/Honors Program students: NURS 220 (or NURS 201) and NURS 221 (or NURS 202). Prerequisites for Bilingual Program students: SC INF 223 (or SC INF 217 or SC INF 220) and SC INF 221 (or SC INF 218). Corequisites: NURS 216 and NURS 225 (or NURS 308). Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 224 or 307.


NURS 225 - Introduction to Acute Care Nursing Practice View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(SECOND, 1-10C-2)

This practicum in acute care settings further develops knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide safe ethical patient care for adults with episodic and chronic health challenges. Intentional clinical learning activities integrate evidence-informed knowledge from NURS 224 and 216. The focus is on assessment, clinical reasoning, care planning, and documentation in paper and digital formats. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program and Bilingual Program. Prerequisites for Collaborative/Honors Program students: NURS 220 (or NURS 201) and NURS 221 (or NURS 202). Prerequisites for Bilingual Program students: SC INF 223 (or SC INF 217 or SC INF 220) and SC INF 221 (or SC INF 218). Corequisites: NURS 216 and NURS 224 (or NURS 307). Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 225 or 308.


Starting: 2021-09-01

NURS 225 - Introduction to Acute Care Nursing Practice

★ 6 (fi 12)(SECOND, 1-130C-2)

This practicum in acute care settings further develops knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide safe ethical patient care for adults with episodic and chronic health challenges. Intentional clinical learning activities integrate evidence-informed knowledge from NURS 224 and 216. The focus is on assessment, clinical reasoning, care planning, and documentation in paper and digital formats. Course includes 130 clinical hours total. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program and Bilingual Program. Prerequisites for Collaborative/Honors Program students: NURS 220 (or NURS 201) and NURS 221 (or NURS 202). Prerequisites for Bilingual Program students: SC INF 223 (or SC INF 217 or SC INF 220) and SC INF 221 (or SC INF 218). Corequisites: NURS 216 and NURS 224 (or NURS 307). Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 225 or 308.


NURS 290 - Nursing in Context B View Available Classes

★ 5 (fi 10)(FIRST, 1.5-6S-3 W)

Within the context of primary health care, the focus shifts to restoration, rehabilitation and support of clients experiencing chronic and less acute variances in health. Discussion related to health promotion and disease prevention continues. Intermediate health assessment and nursing skills are introduced. Prerequisites: MMI 133, NURS 151, 191, and 195.


NURS 291 - Nursing Practice III View Available Classes

★ 7 (fi 14)(EITHER, 3-25C-3 7W)

Practice focuses on restoration, rehabilitation and support (including health promotion and disease prevention) of clients with chronic and less acute variances in health across the life span. Practice occurs primarily in primary-level acute care centres and continuing care agencies. Prerequisites: MMI 133, NURS 151,191, and195. Corequisite: NURS 290.


NURS 294 - Nursing in Context B1 View Available Classes

★ 5 (fi 10)(SECOND, 1.5-6S-3 W)

Continuation of NURS 290 with increasing situational complexity. Prerequisites: NURS 290 and (NURS 291 or 295).


NURS 295 - Nursing Practice IV View Available Classes

★ 7 (fi 14)(EITHER, 3-25C-3 7W)

Practice focuses on health across the life-span in child-birth facilities, homes, community health clinics, schools and other community based settings. Integration of the concepts of primary health care, health promotion and disease prevention and determinants of health are examined in the community context. Prerequisites: MMI 133, NURS 151, 191, and 195. Corequisite: NURS 290.


NURS 300 - Health Policy, Health Care Organizations, Change Management View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, 3-0-0)

The course builds upon the personal leadership foundations of NURS 200. It explores the organization of healthcare systems, concepts of healthcare management and care delivery models. The course provides an overview of healthcare policy and the roles of the nurse in influencing health policy, and facilitating change within healthcare systems. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program, After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Prerequisite: NURS 200. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 300 or 409.


NURS 300A - Health Policy, Health Care Organizations, Change Management View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, 3-0-0)

The course builds upon the personal leadership foundations of NURS 200. It explores the organization of healthcare systems, concepts of healthcare management and care delivery models. The course provides an overview of healthcare policy and the roles of the nurse in influencing health policy, and facilitating change within healthcare systems. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program, After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Prerequisite: NURS 200. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 300 or 409.


NURS 300B - Health Policy, Heath Care Organizations, Change Management View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, 3-0-0)

The course builds upon the personal leadership foundations of NURS 200. It explores the organization of healthcare systems, concepts of healthcare management and care delivery models. The course provides an overview of healthcare policy and the roles of the nurse in influencing health policy, and facilitating change within healthcare systems. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program, After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Prerequisite: NURS 200. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 300 or 409.


NURS 301 - Nursing Research View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to the process of research through a comparative analysis of selected studies exemplifying different theoretical, methodological, and analytical approaches. Emphasis is on the communicability of research, the needs of the research consumer, and the development of skills of critical appraisal. Prerequisites for Collaborative Program students: NURS 103, 105, and 113.


NURS 303 - Introduction to Nursing Theory View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Focus is on the basic concepts of the nursing profession and discipline: nursing, person, health and environment. These concepts will be explored within the context of primary health care and changing perspectives of health and how this evolution has impacted the development of the profession of nursing. The philosophical, theoretical, historical, ethical and legal underpinnings of professional nursing practice will be examined. Corequisites: NURS 113, 304, and 305. Note: Available only to After Degree nursing students.


NURS 304 - Introduction to Nursing Practice View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi 2)(EITHER, 0-4C-0 10W)

The primary focus is the application of theoretical nursing concepts introduced in NURS 303 and health assessment techniques introduced in NURS 305. This application is addressed within a Primary Health Care framework. Beginning practice will focus on clients experiencing less acute alterations in health across the lifespan. Corequisites: NURS 113, 303 and 305. Note: Available only to After Degree nursing students.


NURS 305 - Introduction to Health Assessment View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 8)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Focus is on the health assessment of the well adult, with expected aging modifications. The course provides a beginning foundation of assessment skills and technologies necessary for determining client health status within the context of a nursing framework. Factors influencing lifestyles and personal health practices are included. Corequisites for After Degree/After Degree Honors Program students: NURS 113, 303 and 304. Corequisites for Bilingual Program students: SC INF 217 and 218. Note: Available only to After Degree, Bilingual Program, and RPN to BScN Program nursing students. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program.


NURS 307 - Acute Care Nursing Theory I View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

The primary focus is the theoretical foundation for the client-centred care of adults and older adults and their families experiencing variations in health (acute and chronic illnesses). Comprehensive assessment and best practice interventions are addressed within the context of a primary health care framework and a nursing model. For Collaborative/Honors Program students, prerequisites: NURS 201, 202 and 215; corequisite: NURS 308. For After Degree/After Degree Honors Program students, prerequisites: NURS 113, 303, 304, and 305; corequisites: NURS 215 and 308. For RPN to BScN students, prerequisite: NURS 305; corequisites: NURS 215 and 308. For Bilingual Program students, prerequisites: SC INF 217, 218, and NURS 305; corequisites: NURS 215 and 308.


NURS 308 - Acute Care Nursing Practice I View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, 0-16C-0; 2)

The primary focus is the application of theory in the client-centred care of hospitalised adults and older adults and their families experiencing variations in health (acute and chronic illnesses). Practice occurs primarily in primary, secondary and tertiary acute care settings. For Collaborative/Honors Program students, prerequisites: NURS 201, 202, and 215; corequisite: NURS 307. For After Degree/After Degree Honors Program students, prerequisites: NURS 113, 303, 304, and 305; corequisites: NURS 215 and 307. For RPN to BScN students, prerequisite: NURS 305; corequisites: NURS 215 and 307. For Bilingual Program students, prerequisites: SC INF 217, 218, and NURS 305; corequisites: NURS 215 and 307.


NURS 309 - Mental Health Nursing Theory View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Focus is on theory related to the promotion of mental health and the nursing care of people with acute and chronic alterations in mental health. Prerequisites for Collaborative/Honors Program students: NURS 201, 202, and 215. Prerequisites for After Degree/After Degree Honors and Bilingual Program students: NURS 215, 307, and 308. Corequisite: NURS 310.


NURS 310 - Mental Health Nursing Practice View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, 0-24C-0 7W)

Students will have opportunity to apply concepts of mental health nursing to the care of individuals experiencing acute and chronic alterations in mental health in hospital or community settings. Prerequisites for Collaborative/Honors Program students: NURS 201, 202, and 215. Prerequisites for After Degree/After Degree Honors and Bilingual Program students: NURS 215, 307, and 308. Corequisite: NURS 309.


NURS 311 - Evidence Informed Nursing Practice View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The course provides a hands on approach to evidence-informed nursing practice. This includes formulating clinical questions, systematic searching of electronic databases, reading, interpreting and critically appraising health research. Emphasis is on developing thinking and information literacy skills necessary to be an astute research consumer, and using evidence to inform clinical decision making. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program, After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Prerequisite for Collaborative/Honors Program students: NURS 211 (or NURS 341). Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 311 or 301.


NURS 316 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

The focus is on applying foundational knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacology to evidence-informed nursing practice. It highlights the concepts of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in relation to alterations in health. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 316 or 113.


NURS 321 - Advanced Acute Care Nursing Practice I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 1-24C-2 4W)

This acute care practicum builds on the concepts and intentional clinical learning from NURS 221/SC INF 221 and NURS 225. The focus is on integrating prior learning to move towards providing comprehensive patient and family centered care and socialization to the role of the nurse in an acute care setting. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisites: NURS 216, NURS 224 (or NURS 307), and NURS 225 (or NURS 308).


Starting: 2021-09-01

NURS 321 - Advanced Acute Care Nursing Practice I

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 1-96C-2)

This acute care practicum builds on the concepts and intentional clinical learning from NURS 221/SC INF 221 and NURS 225. The focus is on integrating prior learning to move towards providing comprehensive patient and family centered care and socialization to the role of the nurse in an acute care setting. Course includes 96 clinical hours total. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisites: NURS 216, NURS 224 (or NURS 307), and NURS 225 (or NURS 308).


NURS 323 - Community Nursing through the Lifespan View Available Classes

★ 9 (fi 18)(EITHER, 2-192C H-2)

The course covers theories, ethics and evidence-informed approaches to community health nursing including primary health care, population health, health maintenance and promotion, and disease and injury prevention. It includes exploration of concepts of community- based assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation with community-as-client. The practicum portion of the course includes a variety of community settings. Nursing practice will include health assessment and interventions for clients throughout the lifespan and care continuum. Clinical hours listed are the total number of hours and will be offered over 8 weeks. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisites: NURS 216, NURS 224 (or NURS 307), and NURS 225 (or NURS 308).


Starting: 2021-09-01

NURS 323 - Community Nursing through the Lifespan

★ 9 (fi 18)(EITHER, 2-192C-2)

The course covers theories, ethics and evidence-informed approaches to community health nursing including primary health care, population health, health maintenance and promotion, and disease and injury prevention. It includes exploration of concepts of community- based assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation with community-as-client. The practicum portion of the course includes a variety of community settings. Nursing practice will include health assessment and interventions for clients throughout the lifespan and care continuum. Course includes 192 clinical hours total. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisites: NURS 216, NURS 224 (or NURS 307), and NURS 225 (or NURS 308).


NURS 325 - Advanced Acute Care Nursing Practice II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-32C-0 4W)

The course provides opportunities for participants to integrate, consolidate, and expand concepts from previous learning to advance their professional nursing practice. Participants have the opportunity to consolidate learning and advance their clinical decision-making in a variety of acute care settings. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisite: NURS 321.


Starting: 2021-09-01

NURS 325 - Advanced Acute Care Nursing Practice II

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-128C-0)

The course provides opportunities for participants to integrate, consolidate, and expand concepts from previous learning to advance their professional nursing practice. Participants have the opportunity to consolidate learning and advance their clinical decision-making in a variety of acute care settings. Course includes 128 clinical hours total. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisite: NURS 321.


NURS 327 - Mental Health and Wellness in Nursing View Available Classes

★ 9 (fi 18)(EITHER, 2-192C H-2)

This course in mental health provides opportunities to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes to promote wellness, through safe, ethical nursing practice, in a variety of contexts. The focus will be mental well-being throughout the lifespan. Learning experiences will provide students an understanding of the mental health nursing process. Clinical hours listed are the total number of hours and will be offered over 8 weeks. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisites: NURS 216, NURS 224 (or NURS 307), and NURS 225 (or NURS 308).


Starting: 2021-09-01

NURS 327 - Mental Health and Wellness in Nursing

★ 9 (fi 18)(EITHER, 2-192C-2)

This course in mental health provides opportunities to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes to promote wellness, through safe, ethical nursing practice, in a variety of contexts. The focus will be mental well-being throughout the lifespan. Learning experiences will provide students an understanding of the mental health nursing process. Course includes 192 clinical hours total. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisites: NURS 216, NURS 224 (or NURS 307), and NURS 225 (or NURS 308).


NURS 330 - Foundations for Success in Nursing View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi 2)(FIRST, 0-1L-0)

The course explores the foundations of professional nursing, relational practice and therapeutic communication. It fosters resilience and explores strategies for self-management and growth. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program.


NURS 334 - Foundations of Nursing I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

The course explores the meanings of health and healing. It highlights the diversity of beliefs, values, and perceptions of health. The course introduces the Canadian Health Care System, conceptual frameworks of health promotion, determinants of health, disease and injury prevention, and primary health care. The focus is on the nurse/client relationship in a relational practice context. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 334 or 303.


NURS 335 - Nursing Practice - Health Assessment and Nursing Process View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 8)(FIRST, 2-15C H-2)

The focus is on the health assessment of the adult, and expected health assessment findings throughout the lifespan. The course provides a beginning foundation of the nursing process as framework for developing assessment skills and use of clinical technologies necessary for determining client health status and provision of care. Course includes 15 clinical hours total. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program. Credit cannot be obtained for NURS 335 if credit is granted for NURS 105 or 305.


Starting: 2021-09-01

NURS 335 - Nursing Practice - Health Assessment and Nursing Process

★ 4 (fi 8)(FIRST, 2-15C-2)

The focus is on the health assessment of the adult, and expected health assessment findings throughout the lifespan. The course provides a beginning foundation of the nursing process as framework for developing assessment skills and use of clinical technologies necessary for determining client health status and provision of care. Course includes 15 clinical hours total. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program. Credit cannot be obtained for NURS 335 if credit is granted for NURS 105 or 305.


NURS 341 - Using and Interpreting Statistics for Health Research View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to reading, understanding and interpreting commonly used statistics in published health sciences research. Provides hands-on approach to understanding measurement, sampling, and common statistical analysis techniques through critical appraisal of results from published health care studies. Note: NURS 341 and STAT [*3] may not both be taken for credit.


NURS 344 - Foundations of Nursing II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

The focus is on evidence-informed assessment and management of health challenges in both episodic and chronic illness. Aligns with concepts from NURS 416 and NURS 345 intentional clinical learning activities. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Prerequisite for After Degree/After Degree Honors: NURS 334 (or NURS 303). Corequisites: NURS 345 (or NURS 308) and NURS 416. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program.


NURS 345 - Introductory Acute Care Nursing Practice View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(SECOND, 1-10C-2)

This practicum in acute care settings develops beginning knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide safe ethical patient care for adults with episodic and chronic health challenges. Intentional clinical learning activities integrate evidence-informed knowledge from NURS 344 and 416. The focus is on assessment, clinical reasoning, care planning, and documentation in paper and digital formats. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Prerequisite: NURS 335 (or NURS 105/305). Corequisites: NURS 344 (or NURS 307) and NURS 416.


Starting: 2021-09-01

NURS 345 - Introductory Acute Care Nursing Practice

★ 6 (fi 12)(SECOND, 1-130C-2)

This practicum in acute care settings develops beginning knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide safe ethical patient care for adults with episodic and chronic health challenges. Intentional clinical learning activities integrate evidence-informed knowledge from NURS 344 and 416. The focus is on assessment, clinical reasoning, care planning, and documentation in paper and digital formats. Course includes 130 clinical hours total. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Prerequisite: NURS 335 (or NURS 105/305). Corequisites: NURS 344 (or NURS 307) and NURS 416.


NURS 348 - Junior Level Clinical Competency Assessment View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

The focus is to promote client and student safety in the clinical setting by providing an assessment of clinical competence (skills and knowledge integration/application) and remediation as indicated by the assessment. This course provides students with opportunity to develop and refine clinical skills and nursing knowledge in a laboratory setting. The clinical competence assessment consists of a medication administration safety screen (MASS), Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCES) and patient care (in the simulation lab) and is designed for students entering a junior level clinical course (NURS 308, 310, 321, or 323).


NURS 390 - Nursing in Context C View Available Classes

★ 5 (fi 10)(FIRST, 1.5-6S-3 W)

Within the context of primary health care focus is on restoration, rehabilitation and support of clients experiencing more acute variances in health. Discussion related to health promotion and disease prevention continues. Advanced health assessment and nursing skills are introduced. Prerequisites: NURS 291, 294, and 295.


NURS 391 - Nursing Practice V View Available Classes

★ 7 (fi 14)(EITHER, 3-26C-3/2)

Practice focuses on restoration, rehabilitation, and support (including health promotion and disease prevention) of clients experiencing more acute variances in health across the life-span. Practice occurs in primary-, secondary-, and tertiary-level acute care settings. Prerequisites: NURS 291, 294, and 295. Corequisite: NURS 390.


NURS 394 - Nursing in Context C1 View Available Classes

★ 5 (fi 10)(SECOND, 1.5-6S-3 W)

Continuation of NURS 390 with increasing situational complexity. Prerequisites: NURS 390 and (391 or 395).


NURS 395 - Nursing Practice VI View Available Classes

★ 7 (fi 14)(EITHER, 3-27C-1 7W)

Practice focuses on health promotion and disease prevention, restoration, rehabilitation and support of clients across the lifespan who are experiencing acute and chronic mental health issues. Practice occurs in acute care and/or community settings. Prerequisites: NURS 291, 294, and 295. Corequisite: NURS 390.


NURS 399A - Selected Topics in Nursing Research View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 0-3S-0)

The focus is on nursing research, nursing practice, and nursing as a discipline and a profession. Prerequisite: Consent of the Faculty.


NURS 399B - Selected Topics in Nursing Research View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 0-3S-0)

The focus is on nursing research, nursing practice, and nursing as a discipline and a profession. Prerequisite: Consent of the Faculty.


NURS 400 - Leadership in Nursing and Interprofessional Practice View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0; 6-0)

The course prepares learners with the knowledge and capabilities for working within complex interprofessional environments in healthcare. It focuses on six key interprofessional competencies (patient/client/family/community-centred care, interprofessional communication, role clarification, team functioning, interprofessional conflict resolution and collaborative leadership). The course culminates with the application of knowledge to authentic scenarios and demonstration of effective collaborative teamwork. Prerequisite for students in the Collaborative/Honors and After Degree/After Degree Honors Programs: NURS 300. Prerequisite for Bilingual Program students: SC INF 300 or SC PO 320. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 400 or INT D 410.


NURS 405 - Community Nursing Theory View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Focus is on the philosophical and theoretical domains of nursing individuals, families and groups in the community across the lifespan. Students will also specifically explore theory related to the nursing care of the childbearing family. Community nursing management and intervention consistent with the principles of primary health care will be explored and fostered. Prerequisites: NURS 215, 307, 308, 309/SC INF 309, and 310/SC INF 310. Corequisite: NURS 406 or SC INF 406.


NURS 405A - Community Nursing Theory View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, VARIABLE)

Focus is on the philosophical and theoretical domains of nursing individuals, families and groups in the community across the lifespan. Students will also specifically explore theory related to the nursing care of the childbearing family. Community nursing management and intervention consistent with the principles of primary health care will be explored and fostered. Prerequisites: NURS 215, 307, 308, 309/SC INF 309, and 310/SC INF 310. Corequisite: NURS 406 or SC INF 406.


NURS 405B - Community Nursing Theory View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, VARIABLE)

Focus is on the philosophical and theoretical domains of nursing individuals, families and groups in the community across the lifespan. Students will also specifically explore theory related to the nursing care of the childbearing family. Community nursing management and intervention consistent with the principles of primary health care will be explored and fostered. Prerequisites: NURS 215, 307, 308, 309/SC INF 309, and 310/SC INF 310. Corequisite: NURS 406 or SC INF 406.


NURS 406 - Community Nursing Practice View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, 0-16C-0)

Students will have the opportunity to apply concepts of community health nursing. Nursing practice will include health assessment and interventions with child-bearing families. Students will develop competence in both family and community assessments, the use of therapeutic communication skills and the planning, implementation and evaluation of community nursing interventions. Prerequisites: NURS 215, 307, 308, 309/SC INF 309, and 310/SC INF 310. Corequisite: NURS 405.


NURS 406A - Community Nursing Practice View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-16C-0)

Students will have the opportunity to apply concepts of community health nursing. Nursing practice will include health assessment and interventions with child-bearing families. Students will develop competence in both family and community assessments, the use of therapeutic communication skills and the planning, implementation and evaluation of community nursing interventions. Prerequisites: NURS 215, 307, 308, 309/SC INF 309, and 310/SC INF 310. Corequisite: NURS 405.


NURS 406B - Community Nursing Practice View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-16C-0)

Students will have the opportunity to apply concepts of community health nursing. Nursing practice will include health assessment and interventions with child-bearing families. Students will develop competence in both family and community assessments, the use of therapeutic communication skills and the planning, implementation and evaluation of community nursing interventions. Prerequisites: NURS 215, 307, 308, 309/SC INF 309, and 310/SC INF 310. Corequisite: NURS 405..


NURS 407 - Acute Care Nursing Theory II View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

A comprehensive approach to primary health care components in the care of clients in complex situations locally, nationally, and internationally. High acuity health assessments and interventions are introduced. Case management, interdisciplinary collaboration, community development, and sociopolitical action are emphasized. Prerequisites: NURS 215, 307, 308, 309/SC INF 309, and 310/SC INF 310. Corequisite: NURS 408.


NURS 408 - Acute Care Nursing Practice II View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, 0-16C-0; 2)

Professional nursing practice focuses on a comprehensive application of primary health care principles to clients experiencing acute variances in health across the life span. Practice occurs in primary, secondary and tertiary level acute care settings. Prerequisites: NURS 215, 307, 308, 309/SC INF 309, and 310/SC INF 310. Corequisite: NURS 407.


NURS 409 - Leadership and Issues in Nursing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Using the primary health care framework, a variety of current professional, social, political and global issues affecting the nursing profession and the Canadian health care system will be addressed. Key principles of leadership and management will also be addressed within the context of these issues. Prerequisite: NURS 301.


NURS 409A - Leadership and Issues in Nursing View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 0-3S-0)

Using the primary health care framework, a variety of current professional, social, political and global issues affecting the nursing profession and the Canadian health care system will be addressed. Key principles of leadership and management will also be addressed within the context of these issues. Prerequisite: NURS 301.


NURS 409B - Leadership and Issues in Nursing View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 0-3S-0)

Using the primary health care framework, a variety of current professional, social, political and global issues affecting the nursing profession and the Canadian health care system will be addressed. Key principles of leadership and management will also be addressed within the context of these issues. Prerequisite: NURS 301.


NURS 416 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

The course builds upon NURS 316 and explores selected episodic and chronic health alterations and the related pharmacological concepts. It focuses on integrating knowledge of chronic and acute health alterations and pharmacologic interventions to inform nursing practice. Aligns with concepts from NURS 344 and NURS 345 intentional clinical learning activities. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Prerequisite for After Degree/After Degree Honors: NURS 316. Corequisites: NURS 344 (or NURS 307) and NURS 345 (or NURS 308). Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 416 or 215.


NURS 422 - Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Ethics and Law View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-0)

The course examines a range of ethical theories, relevant research, and approaches to ethical decision-making to critically debate real world problems in health care. Students will develop an understanding of health law and health care ethics and of the relationship between law and ethics. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program, After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Prerequisite for students in the Collaborative/Honors and After Degree/After Degree Honors Programs: NURS 400. Corequisite: NURS 425.


NURS 422A - Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Ethics and Law View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-0)

The course examines a range of ethical theories, relevant research, and approaches to ethical decision-making to critically debate real world problems in health care. Students will develop an understanding of health law and health care ethics and of the relationship between law and ethics. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program, After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Prerequisite for students in the Collaborative/Honors and After Degree/After Degree Honors Programs: NURS 400. Corequisite: NURS 425.


NURS 422B - Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Ethics and Law View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-0)

The course examines a range of ethical theories, relevant research, and approaches to ethical decision-making to critically debate real world problems in health care. Students will develop an understanding of health law and health care ethics and of the relationship between law and ethics. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program, After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Prerequisite for students in the Collaborative/Honors and After Degree/After Degree Honors Programs: NURS 400. Corequisite: NURS 425.


NURS 425 - Nursing Leadership in a Focus Area View Available Classes

★ 9 (fi 18)(VAR, 2-300C-0)

This preceptored leadership experience provides opportunity to consolidate prior learning and develop confidence and competence as students prepare to transition to the role of the Registered Nurse. The focus is on collaboration with interprofessional teams, systems thinking, and healthcare system change. Students evaluate the influence of evidence, policy and legislation on decision-making in complex health systems using a relational practice lens. Students demonstrate and enhance their own relational capacity as leaders and innovators for 21st Century Canadian healthcare. The course culminates in a capstone leadership project. Clinical hours listed are the total number of hours and will be offered over 12 weeks. Prerequisites: All courses in the program except NURS 422 and NURS 485. Corequisite: NURS 422.


Starting: 2021-09-01

NURS 425 - Nursing Leadership in a Focus Area

★ 9 (fi 18)(VAR, 2-300C-0)

This leadership experience provides opportunity to consolidate prior learning and develop confidence and competence as students prepare to transition to the role of the Registered Nurse. The focus is on collaboration with interprofessional teams, systems thinking, and healthcare system change. Students evaluate the influence of evidence, policy and legislation on decision-making in complex health systems using a relational practice lens. Students demonstrate and enhance their own relational capacity as leaders and innovators for 21st Century Canadian healthcare. Fieldwork includes 300 clinical hours total. Prerequisites: All courses in the program except NURS 422 and NURS 485. Corequisite: NURS 422.


NURS 425A - Nursing Leadership in a Focus Area View Available Classes

★ 4.5 (fi 18)(VAR, 2-300C-0)

This preceptored leadership experience provides opportunity to consolidate prior learning and develop confidence and competence as students prepare to transition to the role of the Registered Nurse. The focus is on collaboration with interprofessional teams, systems thinking, and healthcare system change. Students evaluate the influence of evidence, policy and legislation on decision-making in complex health systems using a relational practice lens. Students demonstrate and enhance their own relational capacity as leaders and innovators for 21st Century Canadian healthcare. The course culminates in a capstone leadership project. Clinical hours listed are the total number of hours and will be offered over 12 weeks. Prerequisites: All courses in the program except NURS 422 and NURS 485. Corequisite: NURS 422.


Starting: 2021-09-01

NURS 425A - Nursing Leadership in a Focus Area

★ 4.5 (fi 18)(VAR, 2-300C-0)

This leadership experience provides opportunity to consolidate prior learning and develop confidence and competence as students prepare to transition to the role of the Registered Nurse. The focus is on collaboration with interprofessional teams, systems thinking, and healthcare system change. Students evaluate the influence of evidence, policy and legislation on decision-making in complex health systems using a relational practice lens. Students demonstrate and enhance their own relational capacity as leaders and innovators for 21st Century Canadian healthcare. Fieldwork includes 300 clinical hours total. Prerequisites: All courses in the program except NURS 422 and NURS 485. Corequisite: NURS 422.


NURS 425B - Nursing Leadership in a Focus Area View Available Classes

★ 4.5 (fi 18)(VAR, 2-300C-0)

This preceptored leadership experience provides opportunity to consolidate prior learning and develop confidence and competence as students prepare to transition to the role of the Registered Nurse. The focus is on collaboration with interprofessional teams, systems thinking, and healthcare system change. Students evaluate the influence of evidence, policy and legislation on decision-making in complex health systems using a relational practice lens. Students demonstrate and enhance their own relational capacity as leaders and innovators for 21st Century Canadian healthcare. The course culminates in a capstone leadership project. Clinical hours listed are the total number of hours and will be offered over 12 weeks. Prerequisites: All courses in the program except NURS 422 and NURS 485. Corequisite: NURS 422.


Starting: 2021-09-01

NURS 425B - Nursing Leadership in a Focus Area

★ 4.5 (fi 18)(VAR, 2-300C-0)

This leadership experience provides opportunity to consolidate prior learning and develop confidence and competence as students prepare to transition to the role of the Registered Nurse. The focus is on collaboration with interprofessional teams, systems thinking, and healthcare system change. Students evaluate the influence of evidence, policy and legislation on decision-making in complex health systems using a relational practice lens. Students demonstrate and enhance their own relational capacity as leaders and innovators for 21st Century Canadian healthcare. Fieldwork includes 300 clinical hours total. Prerequisites: All courses in the program except NURS 422 and NURS 485. Corequisite: NURS 422.


NURS 431 - Advanced Acute Care Nursing Practice I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 1-24C-2 4W)

This acute care practicum builds on the concepts and intentional clinical learning from NURS 335 and NURS 345. The focus is on integrating prior learning to move towards providing comprehensive patient and family centered care and socialization to the role of the nurse in an acute care setting. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Prerequisites: NURS 344 (or NURS 307), NURS 345 (or NURS 308), and NURS 416.


Starting: 2021-09-01

NURS 431 - Advanced Acute Care Nursing Practice I

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 1-96C-2)

This acute care practicum builds on the concepts and intentional clinical learning from NURS 335 and NURS 345. The focus is on integrating prior learning to move towards providing comprehensive patient and family centered care and socialization to the role of the nurse in an acute care setting. Course includes 96 clinical hours total. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Prerequisites: NURS 344 (or NURS 307), NURS 345 (or NURS 308), and NURS 416.


NURS 433 - Community Nursing Through the Lifespan View Available Classes

★ 9 (fi 18)(EITH/SP/SU, 2-192C H-2)

The course covers theories, ethics and evidence-informed approaches to community health nursing including primary health care, population health, health maintenance and promotion, disease and injury prevention. It includes exploration of concepts of community- based assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation with community-as-client. The practicum portion of the course includes a variety of community settings. Nursing practice will include health assessment and interventions for clients throughout the lifespan and care continuum. Clinical hours listed are the total number of hours and will be offered over 8 weeks. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Prerequisites: NURS 344 (or NURS 307), NURS 345 (or NURS 308), and NURS 416. Corequisite: NURS 431.


Starting: 2021-09-01

NURS 433 - Community Nursing Through the Lifespan

★ 9 (fi 18)(EITH/SP/SU, 2-192C-2)

The course covers theories, ethics and evidence-informed approaches to community health nursing including primary health care, population health, health maintenance and promotion, disease and injury prevention. It includes exploration of concepts of community- based assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation with community-as-client. The practicum portion of the course includes a variety of community settings. Nursing practice will include health assessment and interventions for clients throughout the lifespan and care continuum. Course includes 192 clinical hours total. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Prerequisites: NURS 344 (or NURS 307), NURS 345 (or NURS 308), and NURS 416. Corequisite: NURS 431.


NURS 435 - Advanced Acute Care Nursing Practice II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-32C-0 4W)

The course provides opportunities for participants to integrate, consolidate, and expand concepts from previous learning to advance their professional nursing practice. Participants have the opportunity to consolidate learning and advance their clinical decision-making in a variety of acute care settings. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Prerequisite: NURS 431.


Starting: 2021-09-01

NURS 435 - Advanced Acute Care Nursing Practice II

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-128C-0)

The course provides opportunities for participants to integrate, consolidate, and expand concepts from previous learning to advance their professional nursing practice. Participants have the opportunity to consolidate learning and advance their clinical decision-making in a variety of acute care settings. Course includes 128 clinical hours total. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Prerequisite: NURS 431.


NURS 437 - Mental Health and Wellness in Nursing View Available Classes

★ 9 (fi 18)(EITH/SP/SU, 2-192C H-2)

This course in mental health provides opportunities to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes to promote wellness, through safe, ethical nursing practice, in a variety of contexts. The focus will be on mental well-being throughout the lifespan. Learning experiences will provide students an understanding of the mental health nursing process. Clinical hours listed are the total number of hours and will be offered over 8 weeks. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program. Prerequisites: NURS 344 (or NURS 307), NURS 345 (or NURS 308), and NURS 416. Corequisite: NURS 431.


Starting: 2021-09-01

NURS 437 - Mental Health and Wellness in Nursing

★ 9 (fi 18)(EITH/SP/SU, 2-192C-2)

This course in mental health provides opportunities to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes to promote wellness, through safe, ethical nursing practice, in a variety of contexts. The focus will be on mental well-being throughout the lifespan. Learning experiences will provide students an understanding of the mental health nursing process. Course includes 192 clinical hours total. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program. Prerequisites: NURS 344 (or NURS 307), NURS 345 (or NURS 308), and NURS 416. Corequisite: NURS 431.


NURS 448 - Senior Level Clinical Competency Assessment View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

The focus is to promote client and student safety in the clinical setting by providing an assessment of clinical competence (skills and knowledge integration/application) and remediation as indicated by the assessment. This course provides students with opportunity to develop and refine clinical skills and nursing knowledge in a laboratory setting. The clinical competence assessment consists of a medication administration safety screen (MASS), Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCES) and patient care (in the simulation lab) and is designed for students entering a senior level course (NURS 406, NURS 408, NURS 495).


NURS 461 - Nursing Practice VII, Internship Route View Available Classes

★ 7 (fi 14)(SPR/SUM, 1-34C-1 10)

During a Spring/Summer placement of 10 weeks in a sponsoring agency, the student will manage and care for clients in ambiguous, complex situations. Prerequisite: NURS 490. Consent of the Faculty is also required.


NURS 485 - Nursing Practice in a Focused Area View Available Classes

★ 12 (fi 24)(VAR, 2-350C H-1)

The course provides an opportunity to consolidate learning and preparation to assume the role of BScN graduate via a preceptored clinical experience. The area of focus may be a particular setting of practice, client population, or health challenge or trend. It provides opportunities to demonstrate the integration of prior learning through the development of a comprehensive care planning assignment. The preceptorship is designed in collaboration with faculty and is based on practicum area availability. Clinical hours listed are the total number of hours and will be offered over 10 weeks. Prerequisites: All courses in the program except NURS 422/SC INF 422 or PHILE 386 and NURS 425/SC INF 425.


Starting: 2021-09-01

NURS 485 - Nursing Practice in a Focused Area

★ 12 (fi 24)(VAR, 2-350C-1)

The course provides an opportunity to consolidate learning and preparation to assume the role of BScN graduate via a preceptored clinical experience. The area of focus may be a particular setting of practice, client population, or health challenge or trend. It provides opportunities to demonstrate the integration of prior learning through the development of a comprehensive care planning assignment. The preceptorship is designed in collaboration with faculty and is based on practicum area availability. Course includes 350 clinical hours total. Prerequisites: All courses in the program except NURS 422/SC INF 422 or PHILE 386 and NURS 425/SC INF 425.


NURS 485A - Nursing Practice in a Focused Area View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(VAR, 2-350C H-1)

The course provides an opportunity to consolidate learning and preparation to assume the role of BScN graduate via a preceptored clinical experience. The area of focus may be a particular setting of practice, client population, or health challenge or trend. It provides opportunities to demonstrate the integration of prior learning through the development of a comprehensive care planning assignment. The preceptorship is designed in collaboration with faculty and is based on practicum area availability. Clinical hours listed are the total number of hours and will be offered over 10 weeks. Prerequisites: All courses in the program except NURS 422/SC INF 422 or PHILE 386 and NURS 425/SC INF 425.


Starting: 2021-09-01

NURS 485A - Nursing Practice in a Focused Area

★ 6 (fi 12)(VAR, 2-350C-1)

The course provides an opportunity to consolidate learning and preparation to assume the role of BScN graduate via a preceptored clinical experience. The area of focus may be a particular setting of practice, client population, or health challenge or trend. It provides opportunities to demonstrate the integration of prior learning through the development of a comprehensive care planning assignment. The preceptorship is designed in collaboration with faculty and is based on practicum area availability. Course includes 350 clinical hours total. Prerequisites: All courses in the program except NURS 422/SC INF 422 or PHILE 386 and NURS 425/SC INF 425.


NURS 485B - Nursing Practice in a Focused Area View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 24)(VAR, 2-350C H-1)

The course provides an opportunity to consolidate learning and preparation to assume the role of BScN graduate via a preceptored clinical experience. The area of focus may be a particular setting of practice, client population, or health challenge or trend. It provides opportunities to demonstrate the integration of prior learning through the development of a comprehensive care planning assignment. The preceptorship is designed in collaboration with faculty and is based on practicum area availability. Clinical hours listed are the total number of hours and will be offered over 10 weeks. Prerequisites: All courses in the program except NURS 422/SC INF 422 or PHILE 386 and NURS 425/SC INF 425.


Starting: 2021-09-01

NURS 485B - Nursing Practice in a Focused Area

★ 6 (fi 24)(VAR, 2-350C-1)

The course provides an opportunity to consolidate learning and preparation to assume the role of BScN graduate via a preceptored clinical experience. The area of focus may be a particular setting of practice, client population, or health challenge or trend. It provides opportunities to demonstrate the integration of prior learning through the development of a comprehensive care planning assignment. The preceptorship is designed in collaboration with faculty and is based on practicum area availability. Course includes 350 clinical hours total. Prerequisites: All courses in the program except NURS 422/SC INF 422 or PHILE 386 and NURS 425/SC INF 425.


NURS 490 - Nursing in Context D View Available Classes

★ 5 (fi 10)(EITHER, 1.5-6S-3 W)

A comprehensive approach to primary health care components in the care of clients in complex, ambiguous situations. Case management and multidisciplinary leadership skills are emphasized. Students may have the opportunity to lead a multidisciplinary student group. Prerequisites: NURS 391, 394, and 395.


NURS 491 - Nursing Practice VII View Available Classes

★ 7 (fi 14)(EITHER, 3-26C-2 7W)

Management and care of clients in ambiguous, complex, situations occurring over a variety of settings. Prerequisites: NURS 391, 394 and 395. Corequisite: NURS 490.


NURS 494 - Nursing in Context D1 View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-7S-3;4 W)

Synthesis and focus of nursing knowledge and application of nursing research in a specified area of practice. To be permitted to enroll in this course, students must have passed all courses of their nursing program, except the corequisite NURS 495, or SC INF 495.


NURS 495 - Nursing Practice VIII View Available Classes

★ 9 (fi 18)(EITHER, 1-34C-0 10)

Comprehensive and consolidated approach to professional practice of nursing. Corequisite: NURS 494.


NURS 498 - Special Studies in Nursing View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi VAR)(EITHER, VARIABLE)
There is no available course description.

NURS 498A - Special Study - Nursing View Available Classes

★ 0.5 (fi VAR)(TWO TERM, VARIABLE)
There is no available course description.

NURS 498B - Special Study - Nursing View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi VAR)(TWO TERM, VARIABLE)
There is no available course description.

NURS 499 - Scholarly Project in Nursing View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Preparation and presentation of a nursing scholarly project. Prerequisites: NURS 399 and consent of the Faculty.


NURS 499A - Scholarly Project in Nursing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-3S-0)

Preparation and presentation of a nursing scholarly project. Prerequisites: NURS 399 and consent of the Faculty.


NURS 499B - Scholarly Project in Nursing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-3S-0)

Preparation and presentation of a nursing scholarly project. Prerequisites: NURS 399 and consent of the Faculty.


NURS 501 - Advanced Nursing Practice in the Canadian Context View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-2)

Students will be introduced to the roles and skills needed by advanced practice nurses in the Canadian health care system. Health assessment and psychomotor skills labs using equipment common in Canadian health care settings and discussion of nurse-client communication, health care ethics, and diverse nursing practice roles in both national and international settings comprise the key content. Discussion will also include challenges related to registration and licensure, role of the Internationally Educated Nurse and workplace integration and retention. The course cannot be taken in lieu of N510.


NURS 502 - Nature of Nursing Knowledge View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Inquiry into the nature, scope, and object of nursing knowledge and the distinct contribution of nursing art, philosophy, history, and science. Emphasis is placed on how this inquiry is relevant to nursing practice and includes an exploration of nursing theories/frameworks.


NURS 505 - Transforming Practice View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

The focus of this course involves theory and principles of transformative change related to individual performance, multidisciplinary teams, organizational processes, policy, and teaching / learning / pedagogy. Graduates are prepared, in advanced nursing practice roles, to lead individual, team, organizational, and system change in a healthcare or educational setting.


NURS 506 - Program Planning View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

An introduction to perspectives and research in relation to planning of health promotion and disease prevention initiatives in a variety of practice settings. The focus of this course is implications for nursing and inter-professional practice related to assessment and evaluation. A foundation is provided for program planning, including health education, community organizing, social marketing, and policy advocacy. Theoretical content pertains to models and strategies relevant to multiple levels of client such as population, community, aggregate, or group.


NURS 507 - Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Graduate seminar on the principles of pharmacotherapeutics and individual differences related to age, gender and clinical conditions. Specific drug classes chosen as having the widest use across nursing specialty areas will be used to illustrate application of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetic principles. The focus is on decision-making related to prescribing and monitoring. Clinical simulation will be used to augment learning. Prerequisite or corequisite: NURS 509 or by consent of instructor.


NURS 508 - Health Care Technology and Innovation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

The focus of this course is on the context of healthcare organizations and economics theory relevant to technology or innovation adoption.


NURS 509 - Advanced Pathophysiology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

The focus of this course is on in-depth knowledge of advanced pathophysiology relating to common variations in health across the lifespan. Students will gain an understanding of applied pathophysiology related to specific health problems in acute, chronic, and acute on chronic health conditions. Opportunities to discuss concepts and application of these to advanced clinical practice as it relates to diagnostic reasoning will be provided through seminars discussion. Clinical simulation will be used to augment learning.


NURS 512 - Quantitative Research View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-1)

The focus of this course is on quantitative research methods and on the nature and characteristics of the most commonly used statistical techniques in health research. Emphasis is given to the selection of appropriate methods and statistics to answer research questions; to data collection, analysis and interpretation of results; and to the appraisal of quantitative research literature. Attention is also given to knowledge synthesis, mixed method, ethics in research, and knowledge translation in advanced nursing practice.


NURS 513 - Qualitative Research View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

The focus of this course is on qualitative research approaches and includes an introduction to the philosophical foundations of qualitative methods. Emphasis is placed on the selection of appropriate methods to answer research questions; on data collection, analysis and interpretation of results; and on the appraisal of qualitative research literature. Attention is also given to knowledge synthesis, mixed methods, ethics in research, and knowledge translation in advanced nursing practice.


NURS 514 - Community and Organization Assessment View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-1C)

In this course students examine nursing assessment of organizations, communities and other populations as a foundation for advanced practice focused on health promotion within organizational and community settings. Course content includes use of data about community/organizational capacity, health status characteristics, and the causes and distribution of disease. Emphasis is placed on a socio-environmental approach to organizational assessment and community health, including the social determinants of health and disease.


NURS 516 - Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnostic Reasoning View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-100C-3)

The focus of this course is on the development of advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills for common variations in health status. Students will apply concepts from advanced pathophysiology and advanced pharmacotherapeutics. Opportunities to apply clinical diagnostic reasoning skills and decision making required for the assessment of population focused health problems are provided through labs including clinical simulation, and a clinical practicum. An on campus intensive of 3-5 days may be held at the beginning of the term. Prerequisite or corequisite: NURS 507 and NURS 509.


NURS 518 - Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnostic Reasoning - Neonate View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-100C-3)

The focus of this course is on the development of advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills for common variations in the health status of neonates. Students will gain an understanding of advanced assessment and applied pathophysiology related to specific health problems for the neonate in emergent to chronic health care situations. Opportunities to apply clinical diagnostic reasoning skills and decision making required for the assessment of neonatal problems are provided through labs including clinical simulation and a clinical practicum. An on campus intensive of 3-5 days may be held at the beginning of term. Prerequisites or corequisites: NURS 520 and NURS 522.


NURS 520 - Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics-Neonate View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Graduate seminar on the principles of pharmacotherapeutics and individual differences related to gender and clinical conditions of the neonate. Specific drug classes chosen as having the widest use with neonates will be used to illustrate application of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetic principles. The focus is on decision-making related to prescribing and monitoring. Clinical simulation will be used to augment learning. Corequisite: NURS 522 or by consent of instructor.


NURS 522 - Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology-Neonate View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

The focus of this course is on in-depth knowledge of advanced perinatal and neonatal physiology and pathophysiology. Students will gain an understanding of applied pathophysiology related to specific health problems in acute, chronic, and acute on chronic health conditions in the neonate. Opportunities to discuss concepts and application of these to advanced clinical practice as it relates to diagnostic reasoning will be provided through seminar discussion. Clinical simulation will be used to augment learning.


NURS 525 - Advanced Health Assessment and Applied Pathophysiology - Neonate View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 8)(EITHER, 3S-12C-2)

The focus of this course is on the development of advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills for common variations in the health status of neonates. Students will gain an understanding of advanced assessment and applied pathophysiology related to specific health problems for the neonate in emergent to chronic health care situations. Opportunities to apply clinical diagnostic reasoning skills and decision making required for the assessment of neonatal problems are provided through seminars, laboratory practice, and a clinical practicum. Corequisites: NURS 520 and NURS 522.


NURS 530 - Advanced Clinical Care I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-100C-3)

Students will complete 2 focused modules related to the selected NP practice stream differentiation. Students will complete a clinical practicum. Students must demonstrate application of diagnostic reasoning and therapeutic management at a novice learner level. Prerequisite: NURS 516 or NURS 518.


NURS 531 - Advanced Clinical Care II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-100C-3)

Students will complete 2 focused modules related to the selected NP practice stream differentiation. Students will complete a clinical practicum. Students must demonstrate application of diagnostic reasoning and therapeutic management at an intermediate learner level. Prerequisite: NURS 530.


NURS 532 - Advanced Clinical Care III View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-100C-3)

Students will complete 2 focused modules related to the selected NP practice stream differentiation. Students will complete a clinical practicum. Students must demonstrate application of diagnostic reasoning and therapeutic management at an advanced learner level. Prerequisite: NURS 531.


NURS 533 - Consolidated Clinical Practicum I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-200C-0)

The focus of this course is to provide a consolidated practicum experience in the role of the advanced practice nurse. By the end of this course students must practice progressively towards entry to practice nurse practitioner competencies. Prerequisite: NURS 532.


NURS 534 - Consolidated Clinical Practicum II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-200C-0)

The focus of this course is to provide a consolidated practicum experience in the role of the advanced practice nurse. By the end of this course students must practice at the entry to practice level for expected graduate nurse practitioner competencies. Prerequisite: NURS 532.


NURS 536 - Public Policy and Nursing Leadership: Conscience, Possibility and Action View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

The purpose of this course is to critically analyze policy, politics, and sources of influence within the policy context. The policy process, including context, strategies, as well as the impact of policies on the health and social well-being of Canadians are examined. Emphasis is given to the advanced practice roles and nursing leadership both in public/social policy related to the broad social determinants of health, and health-oriented public policy. This course cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained in NURS 560 - Leadership Hlth/Nrsng


NURS 542 - Living with Chronicity: Issues and Concepts View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Students explore how persons with a chronic disease or disability and their families adapt to live with this disease or disability, how society influences that adaptation, and how that adaptation affects the integration of persons with a chronic disease or disability into society. Frameworks consistent with a health promotion perspective will also be examined.


NURS 546 - Philosophy of Teaching View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 8)(EITHER, 0-3S-9C)

The focus of this course is the exploration of major philosophical positions and their contributions to the teaching learning process. Specifically, it involves an examination of the relationship between philosophical reflection and pedagogical practice within the context of nursing education. Students discuss basic world views that influence contemporary thought about the teaching learning process, critically analyze/deconstruct educational concepts, values and practices and explore how philosophy of teaching influences curricular development and shapes nursing education. Credit will not be granted to students who have previously received credit for NURS 560 - Philosophy of Teaching.


NURS 556 - Teaching in Nursing Practice View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 8)(EITHER, 0-3S-9C)

Students will explore theories of learning and the related implications for effective educational endeavors in various contexts of nursing practice. The course will facilitate how learning outcomes in nursing practice are influenced by the orientation, characteristics, and actions of those who teach and learn, as well as the resources and constraints within each context where the teaching and learning processes occur.


NURS 558 - Perspectives on Nursing Pedagogy View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Explore historical and contemporary perspectives on nursing pedagogy, with emphasis on the language, concepts, and theories that have shaped education in nursing. Underlying influences such as empirical, behaviourist, emancipatory, and interpretive philosophies will be examined as these perspectives interact with the dynamics of politics, economics, gender, culture, and power as experienced by learners in nursing. Approaches to learner-centered education informed by the scholarship of teaching and learning in nursing will be explored.


NURS 559 - Approaches to Learning and Teaching Innovation in Nursing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Examine approaches to learning and teaching in diverse nursing practice settings. Develop a repertoire of strategies related to planning educational experiences that may include establishing relational contexts for learning, becoming an inclusive educator, understanding feedback, measuring learning outcomes, and incorporating technology.


NURS 560 - Topics in Advanced Study in Nursing View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi VAR)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

An elective course aimed at developing in-depth knowledge regarding a topic(s) related to advanced-level nursing. Learning experiences may include clinical experience. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.


NURS 561 - Guided Individual Study in Nursing View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi VAR)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

A course designed for in-depth, individual study of a topic related to advanced-level nursing. Learning experiences may include clinical experience.


NURS 561A - Guided Individual Study in Nursing View Available Classes

★ 0.5 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

A course designed for in-depth, individual study of a topic related to advanced-level nursing. Learning experiences may include clinical experience.


NURS 561B - Guided Individual Study in Nursing View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

A course designed for in-depth, individual study of a topic related to advanced-level nursing. Learning experiences may include clinical experience.


NURS 568 - Advanced Nursing Leadership in Health Systems View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Analyze aspects of healthcare planning and evidence-informed decision-making related to core functions of nursing leadership across diverse settings. Emphasis is placed on health human resources, change management, fiscal planning and monitoring, interprofessional and cross-sectoral collaboration, quality and safety processes, strategic planning, and policy development.


NURS 569 - Nursing Power and Policy in Health Care Leadership View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Examine the ways that nurses gain and leverage power to impact health systems and health care practices. Explore local, national, and global health issues through the lens of power, influence, and policy development. Emphasis will be placed on organizational, regulatory, and policy contexts for nursing practice and health issues as they relate to health equity, inclusivity, health promotion, and health outcomes.


NURS 572 - Advanced Therapeutics and Applied Pathophysiology - Neonate View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 8)(EITHER, 0-3S-12C)

The focus of this course is on the acquisition of advanced knowledge and skills essential for clinical decision making in the management of neonates with various health problems. Opportunities are provided to implement and evaluate preventative and therapeutic interventions, as well as health promotion strategies in emergent to chronic health care situations through seminars and a clinical practicum. Prerequisite: NURS 525.


NURS 574 - Health Practice in Communities and Organizations View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 8)(EITHER, 0-3S-4C)

Students will critically examine concepts and research in health promotion and disease prevention in organizational and community settings. Emphasis is given to implementations for inter-professional practice related to health education, organizational/community development, social marketing, policy advocacy and program evaluation, extending introductory content offered in NURS 514. Theoretical content pertains to models and intervention strategies relevant to multiple client groups such as communities/organizations, populations, small groups, or aggregates.


NURS 578 - Knowledge Synthesis View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Examine the methods used to conduct various types of systematically conducted literature review or syntheses. Applying key steps for systematically conducting selected types of literature reviews, and the benefits and challenges associated with each of these approaches. Challenges, debates, and issues in evidence-based/evidence informed practice and policy will be addressed.


NURS 579 - Operationalizing Research Design View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Critically discuss and select basic research designs while considering application and integration of theory, research question, population of interest, and research methods. The research lifecycle and the complexities of operationalizing the research project will be introduced and explored. Assess challenges and potential mitigation strategies related to logistical aspects of research activity, including project planning, implementation of the project, and dissemination of findings.


NURS 581A - Advanced Practicum in Child Health View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(EITHER, 0-2S-34C)

The focus of this course is practice of advanced nursing skills in the student's selected child health specialty area. Integration of theory and research in relation to practice is facilitated by course seminars. The clinical practicum emphasizes clinical decision-making in an inter-professional environment with a focus on advanced nursing practice with the student as the principal provider of care in collaboration with assigned clinical preceptors. Opportunity is provided to discuss issues relevant to the advanced nursing practice role. Prerequisites: NURS 507, 511, 567 and 571.


NURS 581B - Advanced Practicum in Child Health View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(EITHER, 0-2S-34C)

The focus of this course is practice of advanced nursing skills in the student's selected child health specialty area. Integration of theory and research in relation to practice is facilitated by course seminars. The clinical practicum emphasizes clinical decision-making in an inter-professional environment with a focus on advanced nursing practice with the student as the principal provider of care in collaboration with assigned clinical preceptors. Opportunity is provided to discuss issues relevant to the advanced nursing practice role. Prerequisites: NURS 507, 511, 567 and 571.


NURS 582 - Advanced Theory and Practicum in Neonatal Nursing View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(SPR/SUM, 0-2S-34C)

The focus of this course is to provide a culminating practicum experience in the role of the advanced practice nurse with neonates and their families. Integration of theory and research in relation to practice is facilitated by course seminars. Opportunity is provided to discuss issues relevant to the advanced nursing practice role. Prerequisite: NURS 572.


NURS 582B - Advanced Theory and Practicum in Neonatal Nursing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(SPR/SUM, 0-2S-34C)

The focus of this course is to provide a culminating practicum experience in the role of the advanced practice nurse with neonates and their families. Integration of theory and research in relation to practice is facilitated by course seminars. Opportunity is provided to discuss issues relevant to the advanced nursing practice role. Prerequisite: NURS 572.


NURS 584 - Advanced Theory and Practicum in Community / Health Care Organizations View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 8)(EITHER, 0-2S-10C)

This practicum is designed to integrate theoretical knowledge with experience and skill development in the context of community and health care system organization settings. Each student is matched with a mentor who currently occupies a leadership role in a health policy or delivery organization, including community and institutional settings. The mentor will facilitate student entry and experiences in the community and/or organizational context. Seminars and consultation with the Instructor provide opportunities to debrief practicum experiences and integrate theory and practice.


NURS 584A - Advanced Theory and Practicum in Community / Health Care Organizations View Available Classes

★ 2 (fi 8)(EITHER, 0-2S-10C)

This practicum is designed to integrate theoretical knowledge with experience and skill development in the context of community and health care system organization settings. Each student is matched with a mentor who currently occupies a leadership role in a health policy or delivery organization, including community and institutional settings. The mentor will facilitate student entry and experiences in the community and/or organizational context. Seminars and consultation with the Instructor provide opportunities to debrief practicum experiences and integrate theory and practice. Prerequisite: NURS 554 or equivalent.


NURS 584B - Advanced Theory and Practicum in Community / Health Care Organizations View Available Classes

★ 2 (fi 8)(EITHER, 0-2S-10C)

This practicum is designed to integrate theoretical knowledge with experience and skill development in the context of community and health care system organization settings. Each student is matched with a mentor who currently occupies a leadership role in a health policy or delivery organization, including community and institutional settings. The mentor will facilitate student entry and experiences in the community and/or organizational context. Seminars and consultation with the Instructor provide opportunities to debrief practicum experiences and integrate theory and practice. Prerequisite: NURS 554 or equivalent.


NURS 586 - Teaching Practicum View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, 0-2S-34C)

This practicum is designed to enhance contextual knowledge and skills relevant to teaching roles in nursing practice which may focus on basic and continuing nursing education, patient education in particular, or health education in general. Based on what is both personally and professionally relevant, each student develops an individualized learning plan and is paired with a teaching preceptor in the area of nursing practice appropriate for the student learning goals. Seminars provide a forum to critically reflect about how teaching and learning can be effectively practiced in the various teaching practicum interests the students bring to the course.


NURS 588 - Research Practicum View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 8)(EITHER, 0-2S-10C)

In the research practicum the student will focus on the acquisition of practical research knowledge and skills. Each student will be assigned to work with one or more faculty mentors with established and active research programs. The faculty mentor(s) will work with the student to ensure an opportunity to participate in a range of research activities.


NURS 589 - Community of Inquiry I - Engaging with Nursing Scholarship View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi 2)(EITHER, 0-1S-0)

Deepen understanding of the nature of nursing scholarship and research by engaging with the work of nursing faculty researchers. Emphasis is placed on developing collaborative critical dialogue as an introduction to systematic enquiry into a topic of relevance to the student's selected area of advanced focus.


NURS 590 - Community of Inquiry II - Research Question and Literature Review View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi 2)(EITHER, 0-1S-0)

Explore development of questions appropriate for systematic research and inquiry. Emphasis is placed on locating and exploring literature that informs the current state and limits of knowledge relevant to the student's selected advanced focus area of study. Prerequisite: NURS 589.


NURS 591 - Community of Inquiry III - Building Collaborative Inquiry View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi 2)(EITHER, 0-1S-0)

Build collaborative capacity in the development of systematic research and inquiry. Emphasis is placed on peer review of capstone and thesis proposal development and on strengthening communication skills for the effective articulation of ideas and arguments to and with diverse audiences. Prerequisite: NURS 590.


NURS 592 - International and Intercultural Perspectives in Health and Nursing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

The focus of this course is on relationships among health, development, and human resources for health. Emphasis will be placed on fostering an appreciation of the meaning of global, epidemiological, demographic, historical, socio-cultural, environmental, economic, and political contexts in relation to the health of populations, the development of nursing and health services, and the potential for achieving the Millennium Development Goals related to health. Credit will not be granted to students who have previously received credit for NURS 560 - International and Intercultural Perspectives in Health and Nursing.


NURS 593 - Applied Inquiry I - Framing the Inquiry Focus View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Engage in structured inquiry in relation to issues from health care and/or nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on exploring key elements of such issues, identifying knowledge gaps, and shaping current understanding in pursuit of questions and methods appropriate for systematic research and inquiry. Co or Prerequisite: NURS 589, NURS 595.


NURS 594 - Applied Inquiry II - Grand Challenge Questions View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Participate in guided inquiry, applying research skills and inquiry approaches, designing solutions, and contributing to a knowledge-building community. Student teams investigate a current nursing issue from a range of perspectives informed by advanced leadership, education, clinical and research-based knowledge, theory and practice. Prerequisite: NURS 593.


NURS 595 - Foundations of Scholarship/Critical Thought View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Develop critical thinking skills through exposure to approaches to knowledge and knowledge production in diverse disciplines and cultures, including Indigenous ways of knowing. Emphasis is placed on issues of inequality, inclusion, and power in knowledge production, and systematic scholarly analyses of everyday nursing experiences.


NURS 596 - Research Foundations View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Explore diverse methods and approaches to formal research inquiry, including Indigenous research approaches. Compare and contrast research methods and practices, including approaches to framing of the research question, generating and analyzing data, presenting and disseminating findings. Increase understanding of research literacy, appraisal of rigour, and roles of research team members leading and participating in research endeavours.


NURS 597 - Understanding Complex Systems View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Explore the complex nature of nursing practice in the context of evolving healthcare systems, including fiscal, policy and regulatory environments. Emphasis is placed on models of care delivery, relationships within and between systems, and issues of health inequity, gender, culture, and bias.


NURS 598 - Translating Knowledge View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Examine use of knowledge in diverse settings, by different stakeholders, and for various types of decision-making. Explore evidence-based decisions, guidelines, policies and procedures; quality improvement, and knowledge translation strategies.


NURS 599 - Philosophy and Ethics in Nursing Inquiry View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Explore philosophical and ethical questions related to nursing practice, professionalism, scholarship, and research, including Indigenous research ethics. Emphasis is placed on the nature of responsibility and professional obligation associated with systematic nursing inquiry and knowledge application.


NURS 600 - Theory Development in Nursing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Exploration of influence and implications of various nursing models, paradigms, and conceptualizations of nursing practice on the development and structure of the discipline of nursing. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.


NURS 601 - Advanced Inquiry View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

The purpose of this course is to foster advanced scholarly inquiry and to assist students to understand, position, and defend their research theoretically and methodologically in the context of multiple perspectives and different theoretical standpoints. Emphasis will be placed on the diverse but distinctive nature of nursing inquiry which is the systematic creating and/or building of knowledge for the discipline of nursing through engagement of multiple communities within a health related context.


NURS 604 - Fundamentals of Aging View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

A critical analysis of the issues and environments that influence the lives of older Canadians. Focus is on theories and knowledge about age-related normative and non-normative changes and their interaction with the physical, social, community and policy environments of older adults. (Course is cross-listed as HECOL 604). Credit will only be granted for NURS 604 or HECOL 604.


NURS 609 - Synthesizing Knowledge View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

The objective of this course is to provide students with knowledge, methodological skills, and guidance through all steps of conducting a variety of systematic literature reviews. Topics include developing a research question, literature searching, managing references, selecting studies, quality assessment, data extraction, synthesizing evidence, heterogeneity, and interpretation of evidence. Readings and seminar discussions focus on critical judgment factors that reviewers must make to enhance rigor in their review. This course addresses reviews of quantitative and qualitative. It provides a foundation for those interested in conducting intensive qualitative or quantitative reviews. Prerequisites: A graduate course in Statistics and a graduate course in Research Design, and permission of the instructor.


NURS 610 - Contemporary Views of Nursing Science View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Enquiry into contemporary philosophic views of the nature of nursing science including natural science, human science, practical science, interpretive, and postmodern views. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.


NURS 660 - Topics in PhD Studies in Nursing View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi VAR)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

A course aimed at developing in-depth knowledge regarding a topic(s) related to PhD-level nursing. Learning experiences may include clinical experience.


NURS 661 - Guided Individual Study in Nursing View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi VAR)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

A course designed for in-depth, individual study of a topic related to PhD-level nursing. Learning experiences may include clinical experience.


NURS 682 - Statistics for Causal Analysis in Health Research View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-1)

This course presents foundational statistical tools for the analysis of social, behavioral, and health data. The focus will be on using these tools to overcome the challenges of inferring causality from observational data. This course requires advanced standing and builds upon the quantitative research design and statistics content from the graduate program in nursing or another health science. Students will refine skills with statistical software (SPSS). Learning will be reinforced through data analysis assignments.


NURS 683 - Design Problems in Nursing Research View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Appraisal of laws of scientific inquiry and designs used in nursing research. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.


NURS 684 - History and Politics of Nursing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Exploration of the roots of nursing through analysis of the development of the profession within the larger social context. Examines developments at individual and collective levels including selected organizations, events, and individuals central to the evolution of the profession. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.


NURS 685 - Migration and Health in the Canadian Context View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

The focus of this course is on critical analysis of issues related to migration and health in the Canadian context. Determinants of health are used as a framework to define relevant topics, explore theoretical perspectives, and incorporate knowledge from a variety of disciplines. Research challenges in conceptualization and implementation of immigrant health projects are explored. The concepts of cultural competence and cultural safety are examined in depth and implications for policy and research are explored.


NURS 686 - International and Intercultural Perspectives in Health and Nursing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

The focus of this course is on relationships among health, development, globalization and human resources to reduce health inequities and foster social justice. Emphasis is placed on fostering an appreciation of the meaning of global, epidemiological, demographic, historical, socio-cultural, environmental, economic, and political contexts in relation to the changing pattern in health of populations, the development of nursing and/or other health professions and health services, the impact on delivery and planning of nursing/health care and the nursing/health professions response within the global context. This course cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained in NURS 660 - Int'l Health and Nursing


NURS 687 - Advanced Principles and Practice of Qualitative Inquiry View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

This course provides an advanced examination of the theoretical reasoning, methods and research strategies of specific approaches within contemporary qualitative inquiry. Students explore the key ontological and epistemological foundations that underlie different theoretical orientations and how different interpretations lead to differences in methods and research strategies. This course cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained in NURS 660 - Adv Princ/Prac of Qual Inquiry


NURS 699 - Dissertation Seminar View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

For PhD in Nursing students. The seminar focus is on the doctoral students' development as nurse scholars/researchers. It will include opportunities for discussion of the students' proposed and ongoing research, and career development.


NURS 699A - Dissertation Seminar View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 0-1.5S-0)

For PhD in Nursing students registration required for two consecutive terms. The seminar focus is on the doctoral students' development as nurse scholars/researchers. It will include opportunities for discussion of the students' proposed and ongoing research, and career development. Prerequisites: NURS 600, 601, 609, and INT D 690.


NURS 699B - Dissertation Seminar View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 0-1.5S-0)

For PhD in Nursing students registration required for two consecutive terms. The seminar focus is on the doctoral students' development as nurse scholars/researchers. It will include opportunities for discussion of the students' proposed and ongoing research, and career development. Prerequisites: NURS 600, 601, 609, and INT D 690.


NURS 900 - Guided Scholarly Project View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, UNASSIGNED)

A guided scholarly project which will focus on such areas as clinical outcomes, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, or knowledge diffusion.