D. Stewart MacLennan, PhD, NP, CCHP
Associate Teaching Professor, Faculty of Nursing
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 - 87 Ave NWEdmonton ABT6G 1C9
Area of Study / Keywords
Relational Ethics Pain Correctional Settings Forensic Nursing Nurse Practitioner
NURS 125 - Nursing Practice - Health Assessment
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: 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 425 - Nursing Leadership in a Focus Area
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 and NURS 485. Corequisite: NURS 422
NURS 507 - Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
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.