NURS - Nursing

Offered By:
Faculty of Nursing

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

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 4 (fi 8)(FIRST, 2-0-2)

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. 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.

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

This course explores the impact of life challenges on health and development, with a strengths-based focus and understanding of Goals of Care. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative Program.

★ 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.

★ 4 (fi 8)(SECOND, 2-0-3)

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. 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: ANATE 140, 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: 2024-09-01 NURS 125 - Nursing Practice - Health Assessment

★ 4 (fi 8)(SECOND, 3-0-3)

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. 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: ANATE 140, MICRE 133. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-0)

Introduction to the structure of the human body. Available to all students. Nursing students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program. Note: In Fall term, this course is not open to students currently in a Nursing program with the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. These students must take courses as outlined in the Course Sequence for their program in the University Calendar. In Winter term, this course is open to all students, including those currently in a Nursing program with the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-0)

An introduction to human physiology. Available to all students. Corequisite: NURS 140. Nursing students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program. Note: In Fall term, this course is not open to students currently in a Nursing program with the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. These students must take courses as outlined in the Course Sequence for their program in the University Calendar. In other terms, this course is open to all students, including those currently in a Nursing program with the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta.

★ 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.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Using a concept based approach this course examines innovation, systems thinking, relational leadership, nursing informatics, digital health, health policy, organization and management of the healthcare system, and care delivery models. The course develops knowledge, skills and values that foster personal capacity for innovation and relational leadership. It also focuses on the roles of nurses in influencing health policy, and facilitating change within the health care system. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 205, NURS 300 or NURS 409.

Starting: 2024-09-01 NURS 205 - Innovation, Leadership, Policy, and Health Care Organizations

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Using a concept based approach this course examines innovation, systems thinking, relational leadership, nursing informatics, digital health, health policy, organization and management of the healthcare system, and care delivery models. The course develops knowledge, skills and values that foster personal capacity for innovation and relational leadership. It also focuses on the roles of nurses in influencing health policy, and facilitating change within the health care system. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative, Honors Collaborative, After Degree, and After Degree Honors Programs. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 205 or NURS 300.

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, 3-0-0)

Using a concept based approach this course examines innovation, systems thinking, relational leadership, nursing informatics, digital health, health policy, organization and management of the healthcare system, and care delivery models. The course develops knowledge, skills and values that foster personal capacity for innovation and relational leadership. It also focuses on the roles of nurses in influencing health policy, and facilitating change within the health care system. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 205, NURS 300 or NURS 409.

Starting: 2024-09-01 NURS 205A - Innovation, Leadership, Policy, and Health Care Organizations

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, 3-0-0)

Using a concept based approach this course examines innovation, systems thinking, relational leadership, nursing informatics, digital health, health policy, organization and management of the healthcare system, and care delivery models. The course develops knowledge, skills and values that foster personal capacity for innovation and relational leadership. It also focuses on the roles of nurses in influencing health policy, and facilitating change within the health care system. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative, Honors Collaborative, After Degree, and After Degree Honors Programs. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 205 or NURS 300.

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, 3-0-0)

Using a concept based approach this course examines innovation, systems thinking, relational leadership, nursing informatics, digital health, health policy, organization and management of the healthcare system, and care delivery models. The course develops knowledge, skills and values that foster personal capacity for innovation and relational leadership. It also focuses on the roles of nurses in influencing health policy, and facilitating change within the health care system. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 205, NURS 300 or NURS 409.

Starting: 2024-09-01 NURS 205B - Innovation, Leadership, Policy, and Health Care Organizations

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, 3-0-0)

Using a concept based approach this course examines innovation, systems thinking, relational leadership, nursing informatics, digital health, health policy, organization and management of the healthcare system, and care delivery models. The course develops knowledge, skills and values that foster personal capacity for innovation and relational leadership. It also focuses on the roles of nurses in influencing health policy, and facilitating change within the health care system. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative, Honors Collaborative, After Degree, and After Degree Honors Programs. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 205 or NURS 300.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

Starting: 2024-09-01 NURS 225 - Introduction to Acute Care Nursing Practice

★ 6 (fi 12)(SECOND, 1-136C-2)

Course includes 136 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 and NURS 221. Prerequisites for Bilingual Program students: SC INF 223 and SC INF 221. Corequisites: NURS 216 and NURS 224.

★ 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. Prerequisite: NURS 200. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 300, NURS 205 or NURS 409.

★ 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. Prerequisite: NURS 200. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 300, NURS 205 or NURS 409.

★ 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. Prerequisite: NURS 200. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 300, NURS 205 or NURS 409.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 6 (fi 12)(VAR, 1-144C-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. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisites: NURS 216, NURS 224, and NURS 225.

★ 3 (fi 12)(VAR, 1-144C-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. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisites: NURS 216, NURS 224, and NURS 225.

★ 3 (fi 12)(VAR, 1-144C-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. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisites: NURS 216, NURS 224, and NURS 225.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 2-72C-2)

The course focuses on maternal and newborn health, particularly in the perinatal period, and on concepts of child health and wellbeing. Clinical hours listed are the total number of hours and will be offered over 3 weeks. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative Program, Collaborative Honors Program, and Bilingual Program. Prerequisites: NURS 216, NURS 224, and NURS 225.

★ 6 (fi 12)(VAR, 2-144C-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 6 weeks. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisites: NURS 216, NURS 224, and NURS 225.

Starting: 2024-05-01 NURS 323 - Community Nursing through the Lifespan

★ 4 (fi 8)(VAR, 2-96C-0 3W)

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 3 weeks. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisites: NURS 216, NURS 224, and NURS 225.

★ 3 (fi 12)(VAR, 2-144C-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 6 weeks. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisites: NURS 216, NURS 224, and NURS 225.

Starting: 2024-05-01 NURS 323A - Community Nursing through the Lifespan

★ 2 (fi 8)(VAR, 2-96C-0 3W)

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 3 weeks. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisites: NURS 216, NURS 224, and NURS 225.

★ 3 (fi 12)(VAR, 2-144C-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 6 weeks. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisites: NURS 216, NURS 224, and NURS 225.

Starting: 2024-05-01 NURS 323B - Community Nursing through the Lifespan

★ 2 (fi 8)(VAR, 2-96C-0 3W)

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 3 weeks. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisites: NURS 216, NURS 224, and NURS 225.

★ 6 (fi 12)(VAR, 0-192C-2)

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.

★ 3 (fi 12)(VAR, 0-192C-2)

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.

★ 3 (fi 12)(VAR, 0-192C-2)

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.

★ 6 (fi 12)(VAR, 2-144C-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 6 weeks. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisites: NURS 216, NURS 224, and NURS 225.

Starting: 2024-05-01 NURS 327 - Mental Health and Wellness in Nursing

★ 6 (fi 12)(VAR, 3-144C-2 6)

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 6 weeks. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisites: NURS 216, NURS 224, and NURS 225.

★ 3 (fi 12)(VAR, 2-144C-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 6 weeks. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisites: NURS 216, NURS 224, and NURS 225.

Starting: 2024-05-01 NURS 327A - Mental Health and Wellness in Nursing

★ 3 (fi 12)(VAR, 3-144C-2 6)

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 6 weeks. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisites: NURS 216, NURS 224, and NURS 225.

★ 3 (fi 12)(VAR, 2-144C-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 6 weeks. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisites: NURS 216, NURS 224, and NURS 225.

Starting: 2024-05-01 NURS 327B - Mental Health and Wellness in Nursing

★ 3 (fi 12)(VAR, 3-144C-2 6)

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 6 weeks. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisites: NURS 216, NURS 224, and NURS 225.

★ 4 (fi 8)(FIRST, 2-1S-2)

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

★ 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.

★ 4 (fi 8)(FIRST, 2-0-3)

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. 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: 2024-09-01 NURS 335 - Nursing Practice - Health Assessment

★ 4 (fi 8)(FIRST, 3-0-3)

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. 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

Starting: 2024-09-01 NURS 345 - Introductory Acute Care Nursing Practice

★ 6 (fi 12)(SECOND, 1-136C-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 136 clinical hours total. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Prerequisite: NURS 335. Corequisites: NURS 344 and NURS 416.

★ 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. Note: Available only to Nursing students in the Honors program.

★ 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. Note: Available only to Nursing students in the Honors program.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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. Corequisites: NURS 425 and INT D 420.

★ 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. Corequisites: NURS 425 and INT D 420.

★ 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. Corequisites: NURS 425 and INT D 420.

★ 6 (fi 12)(VAR, 2-192C-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 hours listed are the total number of hours and will be offered over 12 weeks. Prerequisites: All courses in the program except NURS 422, INT D 420 and NURS 485. Corequisite: NURS 422 and INT D 420.

★ 3 (fi 12)(VAR, 2-192C-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 hours listed are the total number of hours and will be offered over 12 weeks. Prerequisites: All courses in the program except NURS 422, INT D 420 and NURS 485. Corequisite: NURS 422 and INT D 420.

★ 3 (fi 12)(VAR, 2-192C-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 hours listed are the total number of hours and will be offered over 12 weeks. Prerequisites: All courses in the program except NURS 422, INT D 420 and NURS 485. Corequisite: NURS 422 and INT D 420.

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, 1-144C-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. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Prerequisites: NURS 344, NURS 345, and NURS 416.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 2-72C-2)

The course focuses on maternal and newborn health, particularly in the perinatal period, and on concepts of child health and wellbeing. Clinical hours listed are the total number of hours and will be offered over 3 weeks. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree Program, After Degree Honors Program, and RPN-BScN Program. Prerequisites: NURS 344, NURS 345, and NURS 416. Corequisite: NURS 431.

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, 2-144C-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 6 weeks. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Prerequisites: NURS 344, NURS 345, and NURS 416. Corequisite: NURS 431.

Starting: 2024-05-01 NURS 433 - Community Nursing Through the Lifespan

★ 4 (fi 8)(EITHER, 2-96C-0 3W)

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 3 weeks. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Prerequisites: NURS 344, NURS 345, and NURS 416. Corequisite: NURS 431.

★ 6 (fi 12)(FIRST, 0-192C-2)

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.

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, 2-144C-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 6 weeks. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program. Prerequisites: NURS 344, NURS 345, and NURS 416. Corequisite: NURS 431.

Starting: 2024-05-01 NURS 437 - Mental Health and Wellness in Nursing

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, 3-144C-2 6)

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 6 weeks. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program. Prerequisites: NURS 344, NURS 345, and NURS 416. Corequisite: NURS 431.

★ 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.

★ 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 or PHILE 386, INT D 420 and NURS 425/SC INF 425.

★ 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 or PHILE 386, INT D 420 and NURS 425/SC INF 425.

★ 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 or PHILE 386, INT D 420 and NURS 425/SC INF 425.

★ 1 (fi VAR)(EITHER, VARIABLE)
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★ 0.5 (fi VAR)(TWO TERM, VARIABLE)
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★ 1 (fi VAR)(TWO TERM, VARIABLE)
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★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Preparation and presentation of a nursing scholarly project. Prerequisites: NURS 399. Available only to Nursing students in the Honors program.

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-3S-0)

Preparation and presentation of a nursing scholarly project. Prerequisites: NURS 399. Available only to Nursing students in the Honors program.

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-3S-0)

Preparation and presentation of a nursing scholarly project. Prerequisites: NURS 399. Available only to Nursing students in the Honors program.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

This course focuses on the interdisciplinary fields of digital health and informatics, enabling a critical examination of the opportunities and challenges associated with the rapid and complex digital transformation of healthcare to improve health and wellness, and quality and safety of patient-centric care. Emphasis is placed on understanding the landscape of digital health, its applications, and emerging trends and issues.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-2S-100C)

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.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-2S-100C)

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.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-2S-100C)

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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 1 (fi 2)(FIRST, 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.

★ 1 (fi 2)(SECOND, 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.

★ 1 (fi 2)(FIRST, 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

Starting: 2024-09-01 NURS 593 - Applied Inquiry I - Framing the Inquiry Focus

★ 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.

★ 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.

Starting: 2024-09-01 NURS 594 - Applied Inquiry II - Grand Challenge Questions

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-3S-0)

Exploration of conceptual and theoretical perspectives from nursing and other disciplines that have influenced the development of nursing knowledge and structure of the discipline of nursing.

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 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 created through engagement of multiple communities within health related contexts.

★ 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.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-3S-0)

The objective of this course is to provide students with the knowledge, methodological skills, and guidance through all steps of an appropriate systematic literature review for the dissertation project. Emphasis is placed on examining the methods of conducting comprehensive syntheses of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research evidence. Challenges, debates, and issues in evidence-based/evidence-informed practice and policy will be addressed.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-1)

This course focuses on statistical analysis of health data, primarily through use of parametric statistical testing. This applied statistics course will support students in developing knowledge and skills in the management, analysis, and interpretation of quantitative data. The course will include both theoretical and practical aspects, using SPSS statistical software. Prerequisites: Graduate level or refresher course(s) in research design and statistics. Proficiency with statistical analysis software.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Critically examine research designs while considering application and integration of theory, research question, population of interest, and research methods (quantitative, qualitative, and mixed). Assess challenges and potential mitigation strategies related to logistical aspects of research activity. The research lifecycle and the complexities of operationalizing the research project will be explored, critically discussed and applied to the student's research project(s).

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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

★ 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 approaches lead to differences in research methods and practices. Prerequisite: Graduate level research foundations or introductory qualitative research methods course.

★ 1 (fi 2)(FIRST, 0-1S-0)

This seminar offers an introduction to doctoral student roles and responsibilities, doctoral nursing program outcomes, and planning of personal milestones and timelines for development as a nurse researcher and scholar.

★ 1 (fi 2)(SECOND, 0-1S-0)

The seminar explores strategies for doctoral nursing students to develop their scholarly profile, build academic networks, and communicate effectively with diverse audiences. Prerequisite: NURS 696

★ 1 (fi 2)(FIRST, 0-1S-0)

This seminar focuses on forms of engagement in scholarly communities, such as peer review, research collaboration, and strategies for intellectual exchange. Prerequisite: NURS 697.

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-3S-0)

This seminar focuses on doctoral students' dissertation proposals and development as nurse scholars and researchers. Students will have opportunities to integrate previous course work, develop aspects of the dissertation project, prepare for the candidacy examination, and explore proposed and ongoing research, and career development. Recommended for Winter term in the second year of the program. Prerequisite: NURS 698 (Community of Inquiry III).

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Course-based MN students complete a capstone project which focuses on areas such as clinical outcomes, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, or knowledge diffusion. Based upon an approved capstone proposal, students are guided through the process of completing the capstone project and final report.