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University of Calgary Calendar 2013-2014 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions N, O Nursing NURS
Nursing NURS

Instruction offered by members of the Faculty of Nursing.

Note: The University of Calgary Bachelor of Nursing program is presently in a development stage and therefore the University reserves the right to make whatever changes are necessary to the content and the hours of instruction of individual Nursing courses in the program.

Note: Where applicable, Clinical Practice courses must be taken concurrently with the theoretical components.

Junior Courses
Nursing 201       Introduction to Nursing
Basic concepts of nursing, individual, family, community, health, environment, and the relationships among them. Historical development of the nursing profession, its unique position within the health care system, and the roles of various health care providers.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 203 and 205.
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Nursing 203       Foundations for Nursing Practice
Development of skills applicable to nursing practice.
Course Hours:
H(0-3)
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 201 and 205.
Notes:
Students must obtain a C grade or better to proceed with program.
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Nursing 205       Therapeutic Interventions
Nursing therapeutics and pharmacology in wellness and illness states across the lifespan.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 201 and 203.
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Nursing 207       Nursing Inquiry
Continuing development of a conceptual framework for nursing practice. Development of a theoretical base for understanding various human responses to health experiences.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 201, 203 and 205.
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 209 and 211.
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Nursing 209       Nursing Practice
Continuing development of skills for nursing practice with opportunity to apply assessment, psychomotor and communication skills in the helping relationship.
Course Hours:
H(104 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 201, 203 and 205 and current CPR Basic Cardiac Life Support.
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 207 and 211.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Nursing 211       Health Assessment
Knowledge and basic skills needed to complete a health history and a holistic assessment of healthy individuals. Students will practice health assessment skills on each other.
Course Hours:
H(2-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 201, 203 and 205, Zoology 269 and current CPR Basic Cardiac Life Support.
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 207 and 209.
Notes:
Students must obtain a C grade or better to proceed with program.
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Nursing 213       Consolidation Practicum I
Integration of learning and continuing development of professional relationships with individuals and families experiencing health challenges in selected settings.
Course Hours:
H(80 hours in Spring Term)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 207, 209 and 211, Zoology 269 and current CPR Basic Cardiac Life Support.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Nursing 221       Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The use of lecture and laboratory approaches to introduce students to the study of the human body. It begins with introductory concepts related to terminology and basic chemical processes, then examines cellular physiology and tissues, and subsequently reviews the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.
Course Hours:
H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Biology30 or equivalent.
Notes:
The laboratory component of the course generally parallels and reinforces lecture concepts through the use of tutorials, models, histological slides and computer simulations. Open only to students in the Bachelor of Nursing Program offered by the Qatar Faculty.
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Nursing 222       Human Anatomy and Physiology II
A review of some of the important concepts from Human Anatomy and Physiology I and then examines the endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Physiological processes that contribute to body defences (the immune system) as well as metabolism and temperature regulation are also covered.
Course Hours:
H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 221 or equivalent.
Notes:
The laboratory component of the course generally parallels and reinforces lecture concepts through the use of tutorials, models, histological slides and computer simulations Open only to students in the Bachelor of Nursing Program offered by the Qatar Faculty.
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Nursing 285       The Discipline and Profession of Nursing I: Foundational Professional Concepts
The study of concepts foundational to the profession and discipline of nursing. Exploration of concepts of complexity, transition, social justice, ethic of caring, health promotion and principles of population health. Emphasis on understanding the social commitments and contributions made by nursing within its professional scope of practice. Includes an overview of the Canadian health care system.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 287, 288 and 289.           
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Nursing 287       The Science of Health I: Communities and Populations

Determinants of health, health indices, principles and methods of epidemiology, and population-based health management are emphasized. Conduct of health surveys and use of population-based health data to identify health risk are addressed.   Integration of concepts of microbiology and risk elevation related to ages and stages of the lifespan.  Basic tenets of the meaning of evidence-based practice will be introduced.


Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 285, 288 and 289.     
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Nursing 288       Supporting Health I: Communities and Populations

Focus on a broad understanding of health and the basic frameworks and principles of population health promotion, primary health care and upstream thinking. Explores how health can be created and supported in a society.  Emphasis on developing communication and relationship building skills to work effectively in a group or a team.  Strategies to assess protect and promote the health of groups and communities.


Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 285, 287 and 289.      
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Nursing 289       Integrating Nursing Roles & Practices I: Learning, Praxis and Scholarship in the Practicum Setting

Integration and application of theoretic knowledge in simulated and nursing practice settings. Develop skills and competencies in nursing of groups, communities, and populations within a collaborative practice model.


Course Hours:
F(247 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Current CPR Basic Cardiac Life Support.
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 285, 287 and 288.           
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Senior Courses
Nursing 301       Adult Health Theory
Focus on expanding the theoretical understanding of the adult experiencing complex acute and chronic illness.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 213 (BNRT students only).
Corequisite(s):
Prerequisite or Corequisite: Nursing 311. Corequisite: Nursing 302.
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Nursing 302       Adult Health Practice
Managing care from a holistic and interdisciplinary perspective for more acutely and chronically ill patients with a primary focus on the adult in acute medical/surgical settings.
Course Hours:
F(208 hours within one term)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 213 (BNRT students only) and current CPR Basic Cardiac Life Support.
Corequisite(s):
Prerequisite or Corequisite: Nursing 311. Corequisite: Nursing 301.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Nursing 303       Psychiatric/Mental Health Theory
Exploration of concepts related to individuals and families experiencing mental health and illness.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 213 (BNRT students only).
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 305.
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Nursing 305       Psychiatric/Mental Health Practice
Application of concepts, values, and skills with individuals, groups, and families experiencing mental health and illness.
Course Hours:
H(128 hours within one term)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 213 (BNRT students only) and current CPR Basic Cardiac Life Support.
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 303.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Nursing 307        Nursing of Families
Exploration of family nursing theory, models, and relational nursing practices which involve and support families within a variety of nursing practice contexts.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 213 (BNRT students only).
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Nursing 309       Nursing Research
Overview of research methodologies with emphasis on the critique of research and its use in nursing practice.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
Completion of a statistics course is strongly recommended prior to taking Nursing 309.
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Nursing 311       Pathophysiology
An overview of human pathophysiological concepts at the cellular, organ and systems level.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Zoology 269.
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Nursing 385       The Discipline and Profession of Nursing II: Inter-Professional Practice and Professional Accountability

Concepts of inter-professional practice and its core competencies are introduced.  Examination of the contributions of nursing and nursing sensitive outcomes.  Full scope nursing roles on intraprofessional and interprofessional teams are explored, in particular as pertains to the complex health care needs of families in transition and at risk. Of primary focus is exploration of the scholarly and research foundations of the profession as the basis of the professional role of a Registered Nurse. 


Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 285, 287, 288 and 289.
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 387, 388 and 389.
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Nursing 387       The Science of Health II: Families in Transition

Holistic models addressing bio/psycho/social/spiritual/cultural dimensions of family health processes are addressed.  Focus on the epidemiological, physiological, pathology, and mental health knowledge that underlies the assessments of key family transitional periods. Young and senior families are highlighted.


Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 285, 287, 288 and 289.
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 385, 388, and 389.
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Nursing 388       Supporting Health II: Families in Transition

Focus on how health, inclusive of mental health and wellness, is created and supported in families. The study of how health can be enhanced or compromised in important transition periods across the lifespan - from young to senior families.  Examination of the manner in which nursing practice and health education serve to enhance family health.


Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 285, 287, 288 and 289.
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 385, 387 and 389.
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Nursing 389       Integrating Nursing Roles and Practices II: Learning, Praxis and Scholarship in the Practicum Setting

Integration and application of theoretic knowledge in simulated and nursing practice settings.  Develop skills and competencies in nursing families in transitional periods across the lifespan. Focus on optimizing family health and functioning while mitigating health risks to family members.


Course Hours:
F(247 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 285, 287, 288 and 289 and current CPR Basic Cardiac Life Support.
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 385, 387, and 388.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Nursing 401       Community Health Theory
Exploration of concepts related to the focus of the community as a client. Public health, populations at risk for physical and psychosocial disruptions in health, environmental health, cultural health patterns and beliefs, group dynamics and communications with groups.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 213 (BNRT students only).
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 402.
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Nursing 402       Community Health Practice
Application of concepts, values, and skills with the community as the focus of care. Experiences are drawn from a variety of rural and urban settings.
Course Hours:
F(208 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 213 (BNRT students only) and current CPR Basic Cardiac Life Support.
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 401.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Nursing 403       Childbearing/Childrearing Families - Theory
Maternity and child health with family as context; the role of nursing pertinent to wellness patterns and alterations in health in these populations.
Course Hours:
H(5-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 213 (BNRT students only) and 311.
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 404.
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Nursing 404       Childbearing/Childrearing Families - Practice
Facilitating and assisting childbearing and childrearing families to identify and respond to needs related to health promotion, health maintenance, and illness intervention in a variety of nursing practice settings.
Course Hours:
F(208 hours within one term)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 213 (BNRT students only), 311 and current CPR Basic Cardiac Life Support.
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 403.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Nursing 405       Issues in Professional Practice
The nursing role related to the dynamics of the nursing profession and the health care system; nursing and contemporary health issues.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 301, 302, 303 and 305.
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Nursing 406       Consolidation Practicum II
Consolidation experience which includes theory and practice opportunities, and prepares students for the final year and selected area of focus.
Course Hours:
F(160 hours within one term)
Prerequisite(s):
All Nursing courses with the exception of Nursing 307, 309 or 405 and senior Nursing options, and current CPR Basic Cardiac Life Support.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Nursing 411       Nursing Scholarship
An inquiry-based approach to issues and trends in nursing scholarship.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Nursing 421       Nursing of Families
Nursing of families in a variety of settings and clinical populations.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Nursing 441       Health Assessment
Assessment of individuals in health and illness including health history and physical examination. Students will be expected to practice assessment skills in a clinical/laboratory setting.
Course Hours:
H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
A course in human anatomy and physiology, and current CPR Basic Rescuer Certificate.
Notes:
Students must obtain a C grade or better to proceed with program.
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Nursing 461       Pathophysiology
Selected pathophysiological concepts and their relationship to human systems with an opportunity to explore an area of pathophysiology in depth.
Course Hours:
H(4-0)
Prerequisite(s):
A course in human anatomy and physiology.
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Nursing 485       The Discipline and Profession of Nursing III: Furthering Inquiry and Scholarship in Nursing

Focus on strategies for the development of evidence-informed nursing practice. Examination of strategies to critique and facilitate the use of evidence for practice. Introduction to basic quantitative and qualitative methods used in nursing research.


Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 385, 387, 388, 389.
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 487, 488 and 489.
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Nursing 487       The Science of Health III: People Experiencing Life-Threatening Health Challenges

Theoretic understanding of the holistic experience of acuity and life-threat for individuals and families is presented.  Epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic studies, complex physical and other nursing assessments relevant to common life-threatening health challenges, including mental health disorders.


Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 385, 387, 388 and 389.       
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 485, 488, and 489.
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Nursing 488       Supporting Health III: People with Life-Threatening Health Challenges

Addresses nursing practices in acute unstable illness, injury and disease.  The study of application of nursing assessments, technological interventions  and best evidence nursing  practices in common major acute illnesses in individuals of all age groups, set within the context of their families and communities. Emphasis is on attaining knowledge of secondary and tertiary prevention strategies. Pharmacological applications to major acute disease conditions.


Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 385, 387, 388, 389.
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 485, 487 and 489.
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Nursing 489       Integrating Nursing Roles and Practices III: Learning, Praxis and Scholarship in the Practicum Setting

Integration and application of theoretic knowledge in simulated and nursing practice settings.  The focus in this course is nursing care of clients and families experiencing life-threatening health challenges. Development of skills of complex communication and relationship building, high-level assessment and clinical reasoning, and nursing care planning and implementation.


Course Hours:
F(247 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 385, 387, 388, 389 and current CPR Basic Cardiac Life Support.
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 485, 487, and 488.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Nursing 495       The Discipline and Profession of Nursing IV: Understanding the Challenges of Leadership and Systems of Care

This course explores knowledge related to the current health care system, systems of care responsive to the needs of clients with chronic health disruptions, and nursing roles of leadership and delegation.  Evidence examining the efficacy of systems of care and the efficacy of nursing roles, practices, and contributions are highlighted.   Examination of selected approaches to nursing research.


Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 485, 487, 488 and 489.
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 497, 498 and 499.
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Nursing 497       The Science of Health IV: People Experiencing Chronic Health Challenges

Experience of living with chronic health challenges, including common complications.  Epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic studies, complex physical and other nursing assessments relevant to common chronic health challenges, including mental health disorders.  A holistic perspective is taken to examine the challenges of ongoing health management faced by populations of chronically ill individuals and their families.


Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 485, 487, 488 and 489.
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 495, 498, and 499.
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Nursing 498       Supporting Health IV: People With Chronic Health Challenges

Nursing practices in caring for the chronically ill.  A focus on practices to achieve healthful transitions and preservation of quality of life are emphasized.  Common treatment modalities are presented including nursing therapeutics and pharmacological approaches to management of common chronic diseases. Tertiary prevention is emphasized and concepts and approaches to ongoing health assessment, health education, self-management, harm reduction, support, restoration, and   palliation are addressed.


Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 485, 487, 488 and 489.
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 495, 497 and 499.
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Nursing 499       Integrating Nursing Roles and Practices IV: Learning, Praxis and Scholarship in the Practicum Setting
Integration and application of theoretic knowledge in simulated and nursing practice settings. Long-term nursing care of individuals, families and populations with chronic health challenges. Implementation of effective therapeutic relationships, complex assessments, reasoned clinical decision-making, client and family health education, client self-management and collaborative practice models.
Course Hours:
F(247 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 485, 487, 488 and 489 and current CPR Basic Cardiac Life Support.
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 495, 497 and 498.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Nursing 501       Advanced Concepts in Nursing Practice
Leadership, management and change within the context of nursing and health care. Exploration of strategies for transition to the graduate role and responsibilities inherent in being a nursing professional.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 301, 302, 303, 305, 401, 402, 403 and 404.
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Nursing 502       Senior Clinical Practicum
Synthesis, application and further acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitudes in a selected nursing practice setting. Emphasis on complexity of nursing care with clients (individuals, families and/or aggregates). Selection of focus area will be made through consultation with faculty.
Course Hours:
F(328 hours within one term)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 406 (BNRT students only) and current CPR Basic Cardiac Life Support.
Corequisite(s):
Prerequisite or Corequisite: Nursing 501.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Nursing 503       Selected Topics in Nursing

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Nursing 511       Introduction to the Use of Music and Sound for the Helping Professions
Survey of recently developed applications of music and sound to integrative health care including traditional music therapy, voice therapy, sonic entrainment, and cross-cultural traditions in the use of music and sound for holistic care.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
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Nursing 517       Philosophy and Practice in Palliative Care
Examination of the philosophy of palliative/hospice care, taught by faculty from many disciplines. An important focus includes the students' self-exploration of their own beliefs, values, and attitudes about life, illness, death, and dying, and how this self-exploration shapes interactions with those we care for.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
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Nursing 531       Community Health Nursing Theory
Concepts and models related to population-focused nursing with emphasis on community, health promotion, team building, assessment strategies, and planning approaches.
Course Hours:
H(3-2)
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Nursing 533       Community Health Nursing Clinical Practice
Application and synthesis of concepts and models related to population-focused nursing.
Course Hours:
H(128 hours within one term)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 531, current CPR Basic Cardiac Life Support, and proof of current, active nurse registration.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in Nursing 532.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Nursing 537       Nursing Leadership and Management
Professional and interpersonal relationships in nursing practice with an emphasis on leadership, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the management of nursing care at macro and micro levels.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Nursing 539       Research in Nursing
Concepts and process necessary for critiquing research and application to nursing practice.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
Completion of a statistics course is strongly recommended prior to taking Nursing 539.
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Nursing 543       Senior Practicum
Synthesis and application of theoretical concepts within a selected area of practice with emphasis on further development of self-directed skills and professional attitudes.
Course Hours:
H(128 hours within one term)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 441 and 533, current CPR Basic Cardiac Life Support, and proof of current, active nurse registration.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in Nursing 542.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Nursing 585       The Discipline and Profession of Nursing V: Preparing for Professional Role Transition
This course focuses on the integration of senior students into the environment of professional nursing practice with an evidence-informed emphasis on the essentials of leadership, relational and practice ethics, effective inter and intra-professional collaboration, communication and conflict management for the purpose of facilitating a healthy transition to the role of a new graduate professional nurse within a contemporary healthcare climate.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 495, 497, 498, 499.
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 589 and two Senior Nursing Option courses.
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Nursing 589       Integrating Nursing Roles and Practices V: Learning, Praxis and Scholarship in the Practicum Setting

This focused clinical experience, supported by two co-requisite substantive nursing option theory courses, is aimed at refining critical thinking and competent use of theoretic frameworks and evidence to support clinical reasoning processes including: comprehensive assessment, holistic analysis and interpretation of client data, and competence and confidence in clinical decision-making. Students will choose a focused area of nursing practice.


Course Hours:
F(247 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 495, 497, 498, 499 and current CPR Basic Cardiac Life Support.
Corequisite(s):
Nursing 585 and two Senior Nursing Option courses.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Nursing 599       Integrating Nursing Roles and Practices VI: Transition to Nursing Practice
Synthesis, application and further acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitudes in a selected nursing practice setting. Emphasis on complexity of nursing care with clients (individuals, families, and/or aggregates). Selection of focus area will be made through consultation with faculty.
Course Hours:
5 HCE (378 clinical hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 585 and 589 and current CPR Basic Cardiac Life Support.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Graduate Courses
Nursing 601       Seminar on Special Topics Related to Health Care and Nursing

Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Nursing 603       Independent Supervised Clinical Practicum

Course Hours:
H(156 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Nursing 605       Philosophical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice
Exploration of the philosophical knowledge of advanced nursing practice. A process of critical analysis, reflection and inquiry into the various philosophical approaches, ways of knowing, theories concepts and paradigms leading to a philosophically informed analysis of the knowledge practices activated during the conduct of nursing work.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
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Nursing 607       Independent Guided Study

Course Hours:
H(39 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Nursing 609       Applied Statistics for Nursing Research                                  

The understanding of the conceptual basis, use, and pitfalls of common bio statistical methods used in the analyses of data, as well as, being able to analyse data using computer software.  This course minimizes mathematical theory and concentrates on the ‘when to use’, ‘why to use’, and ‘what the results mean’ bio statistical issues.


Course Hours:
H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
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Nursing 611       Theoretical Knowledge and Advanced Nursing Practice         
Introduction to substantive theory related to advanced nursing practice. As students identify their population focus they will examine frameworks for advanced nursing practice that inform their care for individuals, families and communities of practice.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
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Nursing 617       Philosophy and Practice in Palliative Care
Examination of the philosophy of palliative/hospice care, taught by faculty from many disciplines. An important focus includes the students' self-exploration of their own beliefs, values, and attitudes about life, illness, death, and dying, and how this self-exploration shapes interactions with those we care for.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
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Nursing 621       Quantitative Designs and Analysis                                              
Critical analysis of nursing research. Emphasis on the study of research designs appropriate to clinical nursing problems, measurement, reliability and validity issues, and critique criteria.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
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Nursing 623       Hermeneutic Phenomenology
Inquiry into the philosophical and historical influences that have shaped hermeneutic phenomenology as an approach to nursing and health care research.  Exploration of interpretive practices essential to the conduct of hermeneutic research.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
Also known as:
(formerly Nursing 601.23)
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Nursing 627       Academic Scholarly Writing                                                    
An intensive two-day writing workshop with additional pre-course reading and writing. Students will prepare for the course by reading texts and writing scholarly accounts that may be based in their nursing practice.
Course Hours:
Q(18 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
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Nursing 629       Evidence-Based Nursing                                                            
Building on foundations of critical inquiry by emphasizing the evaluation and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative research, students develop an enhanced ability to use systematic reviews and research-based innovations in making evidence based decisions for client care, nursing knowledge and organizational or system improvement.
Course Hours:
Q(18 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
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Nursing 633       Leadership in Advanced Nursing Practice and Practicum I        
A critical examination of theories and principles of leadership and leadership development as it relates to individual leadership practices, leading multidisciplinary teams, and leadership within the broader health system. Students will explore and discuss the influence of leaders and leadership on the healthcare workplace, on client/population outcomes, and the health care system. In the practicum project students will utilize evidence to assess their leadership skills and competencies, and how they relate to the development and evaluation of their practicum project.
Course Hours:
H(3S-8)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 605 and 611.
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Nursing 634       Advanced Nursing Practice: Practicums II and III                                          
The purpose of clinical practicums II and III is to follow through with the project that was proposed in Nursing 633 including: implementing the study, analysing and interpreting the findings, writing and submitting the paper for publication and/ or presenting the paper at a conference.
Course Hours:
F(2S-8)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 633.
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Nursing 642       Nurse Practitioner Practicum I and Role Integration             
Building on the foundational knowledge of advanced pathophysiology, advanced health assessment and pharmacology, this course provides an opportunity for students to begin to acquire advanced knowledge and skills related to clinical diagnosis, decision-making and management of commonly presented acute and chronic health problems. Additionally this course will address issues related to nurse practitioner role integration.
Course Hours:
F(52S-180 within 6-week block)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 661, 663 and 665 or equivalent, or consent of the Faculty, registration in Post-Master's NP Diploma program or the integrated MN/NP program.
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Nursing 644       Nurse Practitioner Practicum II
Diagnostic and management skills related to care of patients. Further development of skills in clinical history taking, physical assessment, and diagnostic testing.
Course Hours:
F(52S-180 within 6-week block)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 642.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Nursing 646       Nurse Practitioner Practicum III
Learning opportunities and practice experience with emphasis on clinical diagnosis, diagnostic imaging, laboratory tests, differential diagnosis, and patient management.
Course Hours:
F(52S-180 within 6-week block)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 644.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Nursing 650       Nurse Practitioner Practicum IV
Consolidation of components of NP role in specialty focus.
Course Hours:
F(16S-292 within 8-week block)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 667 and 646.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Nursing 661       Advanced Pathophysiology and Therapeutics
Study of pathophysiological phenomena and therapeutics at an advanced level. Classes will be a combination of didactic presentations, seminars and case studies. Students are invited to explore morbidity and mortality in the Canadian population in general and in their area of focus in particular.
Course Hours:
H(4S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
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Nursing 663       Pharmacotherapeutics in Advanced Nursing Practice
Principles of drug action, pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapeutics in the context of advanced nursing practice. Opportunity to investigate pharmacotherapies specific to student's individual client populations.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
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Nursing 665       Advanced Health Assessment
Builds upon fundamental health assessment skills to provide a solid foundation for advanced assessment. Focuses on history taking physical examination, diagnostic reasoning and clinical judgement, as well as selected diagnostic skills necessary for advanced practice.
Course Hours:
H(3S-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
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Nursing 675       Advanced Nursing Practice: MN Thesis
Application of advanced nursing knowledge to practice. Emphasis on evidence based assessment tools and intervention skills for advanced practice with individuals, families, or communities. Development of a conceptual framework that could be used to guide advanced nursing practice or the research project.
Course Hours:
H(2S-1T-12)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 605 and 611.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in Nursing 691.
Notes:
Open to MN Thesis students only.
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Nursing 683       Qualitative Designs and Analysis
Exploration of research methods based primarily on inductive reasoning. Methods, issues and techniques of sampling, data collection, analysis, and interpretation will be explored. Experience will be provided in data collection, management, and analysis.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
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Nursing 691       Advanced Nursing Practice I
Application of advanced nursing knowledge to practice in student's area of specialty. Emphasis on applying and evaluating assessment and intervention skills for advanced practice with individuals, families, or communities. Beginning development of a conceptual framework for advanced nursing practice.
Course Hours:
H(2S-1T-12)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 605 and 611.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in Nursing 675.
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Nursing 693       Advanced Nursing Practice II
Extension and application of a conceptual framework for advanced practice in student's specialty area. Further clinical practice in assessments, interventions, and evaluation with individuals, families, or communities.
Course Hours:
H(2S-1T-12)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 691.
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Nursing 695       Advanced Nursing Practice III
Evaluation of how advanced nursing practice provides a new framework for leadership in the clinical and research areas. Development of strategies whereby advanced nursing practice enables clients, their families and communities, including organizations and regions, to design innovative responses across the continuum of care.
Course Hours:
H(2S-1T-12)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 693.
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Nursing 701       Doctoral Special Topics

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Nursing 705       Philosophy of Science in Nursing
Exploration of major philosophical positions and their contributions to the generation and evaluation of knowledge. Examination of the development and evolution of nursing knowledge.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
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Nursing 707       Directed Study

Course Hours:
H(39 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Nursing 711       Doctoral Scholarship in Nursing
Focus on development of a nurse scientist. Seminar discussions will address launching a viable and fundable program of research, grantsmanship, managing multi-disciplinary research teams, and establishing a record of publication and dissemination.
Course Hours:
H(2S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Nursing 721       Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
Opportunities for developing nurse scientists and other health professional doctoral students to increase understanding of, and ability to utilize, quantitative research methods for scientific inquiry. Focuses on identifying issues/dilemmas arising during the research process and methods to address these challenges.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 621 or equivalent.
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Nursing 723       Hermeneutic Phenomenology

Inquiry into the philosophical and historical influences that have shaped hermeneutic phenomenology as an approach to nursing and health care research. Exploration of interpretive practices essential to the conduct of hermeneutic research.


Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Nursing 733       Doctoral Thesis Seminar
Opportunity for students to discuss development of their thesis proposal with a focus on the question, design, ethical considerations, and funding.
Course Hours:
H(2S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 705 and one graduate level advanced research course.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Nursing 769       Contemporary Issues in Health Care
Theoretical examination of concepts and research for increasing the availability and accessibility of health care. Appraisal of the relationships among leadership, policy and practice issues from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
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Nursing 783       Advanced Qualitative Research Methods
Exploration of the philosophical foundations and practice of qualitative research methods in health care inquiry. Emphasis on interpretive assumptions and practices relevant to the conduct of qualitative research.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Nursing 683 or equivalent.
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