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  • NCL 700 - Nursing Practice I
    This is the first of two clinical courses in which the students will use nursing and other theorists to guide their practice. Students will apply teaching-learning, communication, health promotion and community health principles when working with individuals, groups and families in community-based settings. Students will practice culturally sensitive, creative and flexible nursing. Emphasis will be placed on critical thinking, self-reflection, utilization of research findings and the application of concepts from leadership and change.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr. Lab: 15 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: NUC 832, NUR 600, NUR 805, PHL 302 and [(NUR 850 and NUR 860) or NUR 80A/B]
    Co-Requisites: NUR 810
  • NCL 800 - Nursing Practice II
    This clinical course will provide students with the opportunity to consolidate program and course learnings. Using theoretical approaches that are relevant to the practice setting, students will assume responsibility for more complex assignments expected of a beginning level baccalaureate graduate. Critical thinking and reflective practice will be key components of this course. Emphasis will be placed on the multiplicity of nursing roles in hospital and community settings. Students may apply theory from their nursing elective in the final practice setting. Clinical group meetings will be scheduled throughout the term.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr. Lab: 15 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: NCL 700 and NUR 810
    Co-Requisites: NUR 820 or NUR 823 or NUR 824 or NUR 825 or NUR 826 or NUR 827 or NUR 828
  • NSE 112 - Social, Political and Economic Perspectives
    This course will introduce the student to the social, political and economic context of health care as it relates to nursing. The Canadian health care system will be examined with a focus on current issues and policies affecting the delivery of health care. Nursing's history, its development of the profession will be examined. Students will be introduced to the ethical and legal parameters of professional practice. NSE 11B, NSE 12B, NSE 13B and BLG 10B must be taken concurrently with this course.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • NSE 11A/B - Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

    This course introduces the student to the profession of nursing as a practice discipline. Major world views influencing nursing practice will be addressed, with the inclusion of both nursing and non-nursing theories. The central concepts of health, nursing/caring, person, and environment will be explored. Theoretical emphasis will be placed on theories related to the development of therapeutic relationships, modes of effective communication, and nursing therapeutics.

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs./3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 1/1
    Count: 2.00
    Co-Requisites: BLG 10A, NSE 12A, and NSE 13A and (for B portion) NSE 112
  • NSE 12A/B - Nursing Practice I

    This course introduces the student to the profession of nursing as a practice discipline. The development of caring, communication, and critical thinking skills with well individuals of varying age groups, in a variety of settings, will be fostered. Nursing practice opportunities will assist the student to understand and promote the concepts of health and wellness from personal, family, and community perspectives. A variety of psychomotor nursing skills will be learned in the laboratory setting.

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr./1 hr. Lab: 2 hrs./2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 1/1
    Count: 2.00
    Co-Requisites: BLG 10A, NSE 11A, and NSE 13A and (for B portion) NSE 112
  • NSE 13A/B - Assessment of the Healthy Individual

    This course will assist the student to develop skills necessary in the assessment of individuals throughout the life span. Students will develop knowledge and skills related to communication and assessing the physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs of the healthy individual. Opportunities to practice data collection with the healthy client through interviewing and physical examination will be provided. Particular emphasis will be placed on student directed practice.

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr./1 hr. Lab: 2 hrs./2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 1/1
    Count: 2.00
    Co-Requisites: BLG 10A, NSE 11A, and NSE 12A and (for B portion) NSE 112
  • NSE 21A/B - Concepts, Individual and Family

    In this course, students will critically explore concepts and theories associated with human responses to acute and chronic illness within a developmental and cultural context of individuals and families. Examples include family theory, attachment, temperament, pain, crisis, coping, anger, anxiety, quality of life, grieving, dying process, empowerment and hardiness. Students will critically appraise current literature, research findings and clinical practice in order to determine therapeutic interventions.

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs./3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 1/1
    Count: 2.00
    Prerequisites: BLG 10B, NSE 11B, NSE 12B, NSE 13B, and NSE 112
    Co-Requisites: NSE 22A, PAT 20A, and NUR 80A
  • NSE 22A/B - Nursing Practice II

    In this hospital based clinical course, students will use critical thinking in their approach to clients/families who are experiencing acute and chronic illness across the lifespan. Using a theoretical approach that is relevant to the practice situation, students will collaborate with clients and colleagues to ensure caring, therapeutic, culturally sensitive nursing practice. Opportunities will be provided for the development of proficiency in the nursing practice skills introduced in the first year of the program as well as the acquisition of increasingly complex nursing skills. There will be continued emphasis on self reflection. Students will work in small groups with a clinical teacher. [The first half will be delivered with a 3 hour lecture, 3 hour in school lab and 8 hour/one day hospital experience]

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs./3 hrs. Lab: 11 hrs./11 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2/2
    Count: 2.00
    Prerequisites: BLG 10B, NSE 11B, NSE 12B, NSE 13B, and NSE 112
    Co-Requisites: NSE 21A , PAT 20A, and NUR 80A
  • NSE 306 - Leadership and Change
    This course will focus on the nurse's role in providing leadership and facilitating change in both personal and professional contexts. Content will include a discussion of theories related to leadership and change. Students will be expected to utilize course concepts when analysing issues. The current changes in health delivery organizational structures and implications for nursing practice will also be addressed. Small group work is an integral component of the course. NSE 31B and NSE 32B must be taken concurrently with this course.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: NSE 21B, NSE 22B, PAT 20B, and NUR 80B
  • NSE 31A/B - Community Health Nursing

    This course will provide an overview of community health nursing in Canada. Emphasis will be placed on examination of the community health nurse's role in relation to individuals, families, groups, and communities, including an analysis of the impact of socioeconomic factors, developmental level, gender and culture on health. Epidemiology, health promotion, program planning and evaluation will be integral components of the course.

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs./3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 1/1
    Count: 2.00
    Prerequisites: NSE 21B, NSE 22B, PAT 20B, and NUR 80B
    Co-Requisites: NSE 32A and (for B portion) NSE 306
  • NSE 32A/B - Nursing Practice III

    Building on knowledge and skills developed in NSE 22A/B, this clinical practice course provides students with an opportunity to develop experience working with clients in a variety of community-oriented settings. Using a theoretical approach that is relevant to the practice setting, students will collaborate with individuals, families, groups, and communities to ensure creative, caring, flexible, culturally sensitive nursing practice. Opportunities to develop skill in health promotion strategies, community based assessment and program planning and evaluation will be encouraged. There will be an emphasis on the critical use of research findings to guide practice as well as a continued emphasis on self reflection. Students will work independently in clinical settings with agency personnel and a faculty advisor.

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr./1 hr. Lab: 15 hrs./15 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2/2
    Count: 2.00
    Prerequisites: NSE 21B, NSE 22B, PAT 20B, and NUR 80B
    Co-Requisites: NSE 31A and (for B portion) NSE 306
  • NSE 407 - Professional Issues and Trends
    This course will examine current trends and issues in nursing and the healthcare system relating to implications for clientele, nurses and various professional organizations. Emphasis will be placed on the strategies that nurses can utilize to influence change. Critical appraisal of the topics related to the Client Needs categories as outlined by NCLEX-RN(r). Topics include: safe and effective care environment-management of care and safety, and infection control; health promotion and maintenance; and psychosocial integrity.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: NSE 31A/B, NSE 32A/B, NSE 306
    Co-Requisites: NSE 417
  • NSE 417 - Nursing Practice IV
    Building on knowledge and skills developed in previous clinical experiences, this clinical course will provide students with opportunities to develop clinical competence. Using a theoretical approach that is relevant to the practice setting, students will collaborate with individuals, families and/or groups to ensure creative, caring, flexible and culturally sensitive nursing practice. Emphasis will be placed on critical thinking, self-reflection, utilization of research findings and the application of concepts of leadership and change. Students will be expected to be active participants with clients and the multidisciplinary team, dealing with increasingly complex health-related situations. Students will work independently in clinical settings with agency personnel and a faculty advisor.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr. Lab: 15 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: NSE 31B, NSE 32B, and NSE 306
    Co-Requisites: NSE 407
  • NSE 418 - Nursing Practice V
    This clinical course will provide students with the opportunity to consolidate the development of nursing practice skills. Using a theoretical approach that is relevant to the practice setting, students will gradually assume responsibility for complex assignments as they progress towards functioning as beginning baccalaureate graduates. Critical analysis and reflective practice will be key components of this course. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of the multiplicity of nursing roles both in the hospital and community. Students will work independently in the clinical setting with agency personnel and a faculty advisor. Scheduled hours can be negotiated with the agency and will include all shifts appropriate to the setting. Seminar days will be scheduled throughout the term.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr. Lab: 33 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 4
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: NSE 417 and NSE 407
    Co-Requisites: NUR 820 or NUR 823 or NUR 824 or NUR 825 or NUR 826 or NUR 827 or NUR 828
  • NUC 832 - Community Nursing
    This course will focus on the role of the community health nurse in working with individuals, families and communities and populations. It will examine in detail current frameworks of illness prevention, health promotion and community development. Nursing roles in a variety of health promotion approaches will be examined. These will include the medical approach, behavioural change strategies, educational strategies, empowerment and advocacy, and social change related to socio-economic environment. The theoretical concepts will be linked to a discussion of current examples of community health programs and research.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: NUR 816 and NUR 830
    Co-Requisites: NUR 600
  • NUR 600 - Epidemiology: Major Health Problems
    In this course students will examine the principles and methods of epidemiology and apply these to selected populations. Major health problems across the lifespan and recommended intervention strategies will be explored from a primary, secondary and tertiary perspective. How the nurse applies knowledge of epidemiology, when working with individuals, families and communities, will be examined. Current literature and research findings will be utilized to direct discussion and analyze issues.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: NUR850
    Co-Requisites: NUR 860
  • NUR 805 - The Evolution of Theoretical Knowledge
    In this course, the student will explore the philosophical evolution of nursing knowledge as an art and a science. Using a transformation theory base, the student will analyze a variety of nursing theories, concepts, and models, and the root of her/his own perspective of nursing practice. Major emphasis will be placed on the use of a theoretical framework to direct the processes of assessment, clinical judgment, care planning and evaluation. The interrelationship of systems theory and nursing theories, and their application to practice is examined.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Custom Requisites: Restriction: Available only to students enrolled in Full time Post-Diploma Nursing (NU004) or Part Time Post Diploma Nursing (NU008) or who have approval from the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing
  • NUR 80A/B - Research Design, Measurement, Apps

    In this course students will examine the contribution of research to the development of nursing science. They will explore the relationships between research and knowledge, theory and practice. The focus will be on understanding the components of the research process, interpreting and evaluating nursing research studies, applying research findings to practice and identifying areas for nursing research. Students will have the opportunity to explore methodologies in both qualitative and quantitative research. Descriptive and inferential statistics and qualitative data analysis will be examined and utilized. Students will use computer technology to search the nursing and health-related literature and to process numerical and non-numerical data. The ethical conduct of research will be addressed. Strategies for critically reviewing, integrating and disseminating research findings to practice will be discussed.

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs./3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 1/1
    Count: 2.00
    Prerequisites: BLG 10B, NSE 11B, NSE 12B, NSE 13B and NSE 112
    Co-Requisites: NSE 21A, NSE 22A and PAT 20A
  • NUR 810 - Concepts in Contemporary Nursing Practice
    The focus of the course is to analyze, and apply theory and contemporary concepts associated with health and illness, health care delivery, and family development though the lifespan. Discussion will involve individuals and families with a focus on contemporary nursing practice at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. Examples of concepts to be explored are: client-nurse diversity, self-care, and care-giver burden, chronic illness, resilience, and powerlessness.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: NUC 832 and NUR 850 and NUR 860
  • NUR 816 - Health Assessment
    This course provides the student with knowledge and skill in the area of health assessment across the lifespan. Content will focus on interviewing, the health history, mental status, cultural beliefs and values, physical assessment of body systems, and will include trans-racial considerations. Assessment of the family, as well as domestic violence screening and assessment are incorporated.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Custom Requisites: Restriction: Available only to students enrolled in Full time Post-Diploma Nursing (NU004) or Part Time Post Diploma Nursing (NU008) or who have approval from the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing
  • NUR 820 - Gerontological and Geriatric Nursing
    This course will give students an opportunity to expand their knowledge and skill related to the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health of the elderly client and family in institutional and community settings. Assessment of the physical and psychosocial well-being of elderly clients, their families and plans of care based on nursing theory will be presented. Current research findings in nursing and related fields will be presented and discussed.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: (NUC 832 and NUR 805 and NUR 816) or (NSE 32B and NSE 31B and NSE 407 and NSE 306)
    Co-Requisites: NSE 418 or NCL 800
  • NUR 823 - Adult Health
    This course provides opportunities for study and integration of pathophysiological and nursing concepts related to the impact of acute and traumatic conditions on individuals and families across the life span. Emphasis will be placed on assisting students to develop advanced assessment skills and complex interventions. Example of populations include clients experiencing multiple trauma, burns, organ transplants, acute cardiac, respiratory and neurologic episodes.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: (NUC 832 and NUR 805 and NUR 816) or (NSE 32B and NSE 31B and NSE 407 and NSE 306)
    Co-Requisites: NCL 800 or NSE 418
  • NUR 824 - Women's Health
    This course will provide students with opportunities to develop a depth and breadth of knowledge and skills in the nursing care of women with a variety of health and illness related issues. The course will examine issues of importance to women's health in the context of family, work and recreation. The theoretical and research literature will be examined relating to issues such as: women and body image, women and infertility, women and aging, women as health care providers, and women and stereotyping in society. Students will be encouraged to examine nursing's role with the interdisciplinary team in a variety of health care settings, addressing the needs of women. Students will be expected to demonstrate application of concepts.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: (NUC 832 and NUR 805 and NUR 816) or (NSE 32B and NSE 31B and NSE 407 and NSE 306)
    Co-Requisites: NSE 418 or NCL 800
  • NUR 825 - Family Health
    Through this course, students will examine issues relevant to families in various life transition stages. Most particularly, students will have opportunities to develop a depth and breadth of knowledge and skills and apply these while working with families in the child rearing or child bearing phases. Issues relevant to beginning, developing and intergenerational families will be addressed using theoretical literature and recent research in family nursing science. Focus will be on advanced nursing practice with the family as context and family as client. Students will be expected to demonstrate application of concepts.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: (NUC 832 and NUR 805 and NUR 816) or (NSE 32B and NSE 31B and NSE 407 and NSE 306)
    Co-Requisites: NSE 418 or NCL 800
  • NUR 826 - Community Mental Health
    This course will provide students with opportunities to develop a depth and breadth of knowledge and skill in the practice of mental health nursing in community settings. There will be an emphasis on development of comprehensive assessment skills, the principles of psychiatric rehabilitation, case management, and interdisciplinary teamwork skills. Using selected examples of current community initiatives, theoretical literature and research findings, students will have an opportunity to discuss a variety of models and resources that support clients and families. Discussion and analysis of current mental health reform issues and other relevant health policies and legislation will be included.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: (NUC 832 and NUR 805 and NUR 816) or (NSE 32B and NSE 31B and NSE 407 and NSE 306)
    Co-Requisites: NSE 418 or NCL 800
  • NUR 827 - End of Life Care
    This course will provide students with opportunities to develop depth and breadth of knowledge and skills in the nursing care of clients/patients and families at end of life. The course will examine paradigms that link traditional and non-traditional models of palliative and hospice care to the broader and deeper context of advanced illness in all developmental stages of life and living. The theoretical and research literature will be examined relating to issues such as: diversity of culture, gender, disability, spirituality, physical and psychosocial needs, rural vs. urban health care settings. Current research findings in nursing and related fields will be presented and discussed. Students will be encouraged to examine nurses' role with the interdisciplinary team. Students will be expected to demonstrate application of concepts.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: (NUC 832 and NUR 805 and NUR 816) or (NSE 32B and NSE 31B and NSE 407 and NSE 306)
    Co-Requisites: NSE 418 or NCL 800
  • NUR 828 - Health: A Global Perspective
    This course will introduce students to global health concepts and definitions. Through examining current relevant issues in relation to the healthcare professional's role and contribution to health, students will be able to analyze in a critical manner global health issues and policies: specifically, to synthesize strategies improving global health care delivery services. Ultimately, this course will prepare and allow students to apply their knowledge and skills in professional practice with their commitment to providing health care from a global approach.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: (NUC 832 and NUR 805 and NUR 816) or (NSE 31B and NSE 32B and NSE 306 and NSE 407)
    Co-Requisites: NCL 800 or NSE 418
  • NUR 830 - Current Issues and Future Perspectives
    This course will examine the legal, political, economic and social complexities of current health care delivery systems. Current issues and future perspectives in health care will be critically analyzed in relation to their implication for and their influence on the organized profession, individual nurses and nursing practice. Students will be expected to take personal and professional action in addressing some of these issues through their use of the political process and in the application of research finding. At a beginning level, students will participate in the development of health and social policy.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Custom Requisites: Restriction: Available only to students enrolled in Full time Post-Diploma Nursing (NU004) or Part Time Post Diploma Nursing (NU008) or who have approval from the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing
  • NUR 831 - Leadership Development for Practice
    This course will focus on the nurse's role in providing leadership and facilitating change in both personal and professional contexts. Content will include analysis of theory and concepts related to leadership, followership, change and effective communication within a diverse workforce. The impact of Informatics on the delivery of nursing and health care will be explored. The use of research findings and their application to practice will be emphasized. Students will be expected to identify and apply leadership strategies for personal development and professional practice.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: NUR 830
  • NUR 833 - Organizational Context of Practice
    This course expands students' knowledge of the macro, meso and micro-level factors in the health care system impacting service delivery and professional practice. Students critically analyze forces in the internal and external operating environments influencing strategic management decisions and organizational behaviours. This analysis fosters an enhanced understanding of the broad contextual factors shaping nursing roles and influencing how nurses enact their roles within different health service organizations and settings.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: NUR 831
  • NUR 850 - Research Methods
    In this course students will examine the contribution of research to the development of nursing science. They will explore the relationships between research and knowledge; and theory and practice. The focus will be on understanding the components of the research process, in the positivist and naturalist paradigms, as well as mixed methods designs. Students will use computer technology to search the nursing and health-related literature. The ethical conduct of research will be addressed. Students will learn to interpret and critically appraise nursing research studies, applying research findings to practice, and identifying areas for further nursing research.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Co-Requisites: NUR 805
  • NUR 860 - Statistics and Nursing
    In this course the emphasis is on the preparation of statistical data, its analysis and interpretation within the context of the positivist research paradigm in nursing research. Descriptive and inferential statistics will be examined and utilized, from nursing research databases. Students will use computer technology to process numerical data and conduct statistical analyses. Strategies for critically reviewing, integrating and disseminating statistical findings from nursing research will be discussed as well as the implications of the findings for nursing practice.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: NUR 850