Vera Caine, RN, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Nursing


Professor, Faculty of Nursing
(780) 248-1974
5-021 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 1C9


NURS 422 - Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Ethics and Law

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.

Fall Term 2021
NURS 584 - Advanced Theory and Practicum in Community / Health Care Organizations

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.

Winter Term 2022
NURS 595 - Foundations of Scholarship/Critical Thought

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.

Fall Term 2021

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