Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Courses

Note:  Contact hours per week are listed as follows: Lecture: Seminar: Lab--Practicum (if applicable), e.g., (0:0:3—12) and are for the standard 15 week semester, unless otherwise specified.

NURS 100  (3)  Health & Healing I: Living Health

An introduction to personal, family, community, and societal health. Theoretical and conceptual frameworks of health promotion, primary health, prevention, and determinants of health are examined. Reflection on personal experiences provide opportunities to identify personal resources and challenges that impact health, and recognize diversity of beliefs, values, and perceptions of health. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to BSN Program.

NURS 102  (3)  Relational Practice I: Self and Others

An exploration of self, and self in relation to others, through a process of personal discovery. Through interaction and reflection, learners begin to understand how personal beliefs, values, experiences, and perceptions have shaped self over time, relate to, and impact on caring experiences with self and others (individuals, family, groups). (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to BSN Program.

NURS 103  (3)  Professional Practice I: Introduction to the Profession of Nursing

An examination of the foundational concepts of the curriculum in relation to nursing practice. The history of nursing, including gendered analysis of the profession is explored. Standards of nursing practice and responsibility for safe and ethical nursing practice are introduced. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to BSN Program.

NURS 104  (4.5)  Nursing Practice I: Introduction to Nursing Practice

An introduction to nursing practice. Participants integrate their learning from other semester courses. The breadth of nursing is explored through engagement with healthy families in the community and nurses in the profession. Concepts include assessment, meanings of health, health promotion, and nursing as part of the health care system. (0:0:2 —45)

Prerequisite: Admission to BSN Program.

NURS 110  (3)  Health and Healing II: Health Indicators

An exploration and critical analysis of various theoretical and conceptual frameworks in regards to health assessment. Topics include early childhood development, family development, healthy aging, and community development. Participants build on knowledge gained in NURS 100. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Semester 1 of BSN Program.

NURS 111  (3)  Nursing Learning Centre II

A continuation of the development of a repertoire of nursing concepts and skills in relation to knowledge gained from other semester II courses. Participants explore ways of knowing and begin to learn about pharmacology. Lab simulation gives participants the opportunity to actively engage in the construction of their own knowledge. (0:0:3)

Prerequisite: Semester 1 of BSN Program.

NURS 113  (3)  Professional Practice II: Introduction to the Discipline of Nursing

A continuation of the philosophy and concepts examined in NURS 103, exploring the discipline of nursing. Topics include nursing knowledge, nursing theory, teaching and learning, and inquiry approaches. Emphasis is on standards for practice and the role of the nurse as educator and advocate. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Semester 1 of BSN Program.

NURS 114  (5)  Nursing Practice II: Coming to Know the Client

An integration of learning from all courses in this semester to learn how to develop caring relationships with groups across the lifespan. Topics include health assessment, coming to know how clients understand and promote their health, and the role of the nurse in partnering with the client. (0:0.6:0 —81)

Prerequisite: Semester I of BSN Program.

NURS 170  (3)  Health and Healing Bridge-In (Access for PN)

An overview of and exploration of the main health and healing concepts of Year 1 of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Topics include conceptual and theoretical frameworks of health including health promotion, primary health care, prevention, and determinants of health. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

NURS 173  (3)  Professional Practice Bridge-In (Access for PN)

An introduction to the profession and discipline of nursing. Topics include foundational concepts of the curriculum, application of these concepts in practice, historical development of nursing knowledge, understanding nursing as a discipline, and the body of knowledge that defines it. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

NURS 175  (6)  Consolidated Practice Experience I

A practice experience designed to assist students to move forward with the health focus of year 1 towards the focus on health challenges in year 2. Students further develop their assessment skills and their understanding of health and health promotion in the nursing learning centre and in practice settings. (0:0.6:0 —105 for 4 weeks)

Prerequisite: Semester 2 of BSN Program.

NURS 200  (3)  Health and Healing III: Health Challenges/Healing Initiatives

An integration of health theory and concepts in relation to the healing experience of both chronic and episodic health challenges. The focus is on individuals and family within the context of community; and ongoing development of nursing practice skills, critical thinking, decision making for practice, organizational skills, and psychomotor skills. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: NURS 175.

NURS 201  (3)  Nursing Learning Centre III

A continuation of the development of a repertoire of nursing concepts and skills in relation to knowledge from other semester III courses. Topics include the ongoing development of health assessment and decision making competencies. Lab simulation gives participants the opportunity to actively engage in the construction of their own knowledge. (0:0:3)

Prerequisite: NURS 175.

NURS 202  (3)  Relational Practice II: Creating Health - Promoting Relationships

A continuation of Relational Practice I, moving beyond personal discovery to a focus on relational caring. The focus is on relational practice with individuals, families, and groups from diverse backgrounds of age, culture, and experience. Emphasis is placed on the connection between caring and relationships, and the impact upon healing. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: NURS 175.

NURS 204  (5)  Nursing Practice III: Promoting Health and Healing

An integration of learning from all courses in semester III to support students in the development of caring relationships with individuals and groups across the lifespan. Various nursing practice contexts of family, agency, and community provide opportunities to practice relational skills, organizational skills, decision-making skills, inquiry skills, and psychomotor skills. (0:1.6:0 —122)

Prerequisite: NURS 175.

NURS 208  (3)  Health Sciences III: Pathophysiology I

A study of the foundational concepts related to human pathophysiology. Topics include the pathogenesis of health challenges across the life span, including microbiology, epidemiology, genetics, nutrition, diagnostics, and pharmacology. Concepts will be closely coordinated with semester III Health, Learning Centre, Relational Practice, and Nursing Practice courses. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: NURS 175.

NURS 210  (3)  Health and Healing IV: Health Challenges/Healing Initiatives

An ongoing exploration of nurse's work. Topics include the development of an understanding of people's experiences with healing related to a variety of increasingly complex chronic and episodic health challenges within a variety of practice settings. Incorporates concepts and learning from other courses in semesters III and IV. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: NURS 200, NURS 201, NURS 202, NURS 204, and NURS 208.

NURS 211  (3)  Nursing Learning Centre IV

A continuation of the development of competencies in health assessment and decision making skills. Includes an integration of nursing concepts and skills in relation to knowledge from other semester IV courses. Lab simulation gives participants the opportunity to actively engage in the construction of their own knowledge. (0:0:3)

Prerequisite: NURS 200, NURS 201, NURS 202, NURS 204, and NURS 208.

NURS 214  (6)  Nursing Practice IV: Promoting Health and Healing

An integration of learning from all courses in semester IV to support students in the development of caring relationships with individuals and groups across the lifespan. Various nursing practice contexts of family, agency, and community provide opportunities to practice relational skills, organizational skills, decision-making skills, inquiry skills, and psychomotor skills. (0:1.6:0 —152)

Prerequisite: NURS 200, NURS 201, NURS, 202, NURS 204, and NURS 208.

NURS 218  (3)  Health Science IV: Pathophysiology II

A continuation of the study of the foundational concepts related to human pathophysiology. Topics include the pathogenesis of health challenges across the life span including microbiology, epidemiology, genetics, nutrition, diagnostics, and pharmacology. Concepts will be closely coordinated with semester IV health, learning centre, and nursing practice courses. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: NURS 200, NURS 201, NURS, 202, NURS 204, and NURS 208.

NURS 275  (6)  Consolidated Practice Experience II

A consolidation of learning from the first and second year of the nursing program in a variety of practice settings. Opportunities are provided for the development of caring relationships for the purpose of health promotion with individuals experiencing increasingly complex chronic and episodic health challenges. (0:4:0 —152 for 6 weeks)

Prerequisite: NURS 210, NURS 211, NURS 214, and NURS 218.

NURS 300  (3)  Health & Healing V: Complex Health Challenges/Healing Initiatives

This course builds on Health & Healing I, II, and Health Sciences III & IV. Participants develop their nursing knowledge and understanding of health and healing in relation to complex episodic and chronic health challenges. The focus is on current topics and emerging knowledge related to various health care contexts. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: NURS 275.

NURS 301  (3)  Nursing Learning Centre V

A continuation of building the repertoire of nursing practice and skills in relation to complex health challenges. Students will build on knowledge and integrative learning from other semester five courses and previous learning centres experiences. (0:0:3)

Prerequisite: NURS 275.

NURS 302  (3)  Relational Practice III: Connecting Across Difference

A focus on enhancing participants' relational practice with individuals, families, and groups. Emphasis is on engaging with the complexities of difference in everyday nursing practice and the challenges these complexities can pose for being in-relation with clients. Synthesizes knowledge to form a basis for critical analysis. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: NURS 275.

NURS 304  (6)  Nursing Practice V: Promoting Health & Healing

This nursing practice experience engages students in health promotion with groups, families and individuals in homes, communities, agencies, and care facilities and incorporates concepts and learning from all the courses in this semester. The community and society will be the context for the construction of health and healing. (0:1.6:0 —152)

Prerequisite: NURS 275.

NURS 310  (3)  Health & Healing VII: Promoting Community & Societal Health

An exploration of the political role of the nurse while working with communities from a social justice and equity perspective. Community development and capacity building, as a pattern of community health promotion practice, is explored. Students will further develop their understanding of teaching and learning focusing on transformative and emancipatory approaches. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: NURS 300, NURS 301, NURS 302, and NURS 304.

NURS 313  (3)  Professional Practice IV: Nursing Inquiry

Building upon concepts introduced in Professional Practice I, II, and III, participants will explore the historical and philosophical approaches to the development of nursing knowledge and inquiry. Relationships between practice, theory, and research are explored. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: NURS 300, NURS 301, NURS 302, and NURS 304.

NURS 314  (4)  Nursing Practice VI: Promoting Health of Communities & Society

This nursing practice experience provides opportunities to develop caring relationships with families, groups, and communities within a societal and global context with emphasis on health promotion and community empowerment. Participants have opportunities to work with a community (geographical, self-identified, population based, institutionally based, etc.) on a particular health issue. (0:0.8:0 —90)

Prerequisite: NURS 300, NURS 301, NURS 302, and NURS 304.

NURS 318  (3)  Health & Healing VI: Global Health Issues

An examination of emerging global health issues and trends that lead students to develop an understanding of people's experience with increasingly complex chronic and episodic health challenges. The nurse's role as care provider, community organizer/facilitator, educator, and advocate within the global society and the changing health care environment is emphasized. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: NURS 300, NURS 301, NURS 302, and NURS 304.

NURS 372  (3)  Sexuality and Health Promotion across the Lifespan

A critical examination of current topics, trends, and issues related to sexual health. Designed to enhance, expand, and advance nurses' knowledge and skills. Theoretical and educational perspectives of health promotion approaches aimed at fostering optimal sexual health for individuals across the lifespan will be explored. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of second year of the BSN program, or permission of instructor.

NURS 375  (8)  Consolidated Practice Experience III

An experiential course focused on integrating theory and practice of previous learning, designed to provide opportunities for participants to integrate, and expand concepts from prior courses. Participants have opportunities to consolidate learning from the first, second, and third years of the program in a variety of settings and with various ages of clients. (0:2:0 —272 for 8 weeks)

Prerequisite: NURS 310, NURS 313, NURS 314, and NURS 318.

NURS 390  (3)  Directed Studies: Senior Project

An advanced exploration of a nursing topic, issue, concept or population. Through a Directed Studies format, students engage in a particular applied project, topic of inquiry or content area. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Year 2 of the BSN program.

Co-requisites: NURS 313.

NURS 400  (3)  Professional Practice V: Leadership in Nursing

An exploration of the influence of nursing leadership and change management on family, community and societal health promotion. Topics include: emerging Canadian and global health issues and trends and their effect on the Canadian health care system and the role of nursing; collaborative and ethical approaches to institutional philosophies and frameworks. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: NURS 313, NURS 310, NURS 314, NURS 318, and NURS 375.

NURS 403  (3)  Professional Practice VI: Nursing Research

An investigative study of nursing scholarship, the research process, and utilization of nursing research. Topics include critical reflection on research methodologies, the ethics of inquiry, and posing research questions to enable examination of nursing practice leading to evidence-informed outcomes. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: NURS 313, NURS 310, NURS 314, NURS 318, and NURS 375.

NURS 404  (4)  Nursing Practice VII: Engaging in Leadership

An integrative practice course in the areas of influential change management, leadership, and utilization of research for the promotion of health in individuals, families, communities and society within the context of the Canadian health care system. (0:0.8:0 —90)

Prerequisite: NURS 313, NURS 310, NURS 314, NURS 318, and NURS 375.

NURS 414  (12)  Nursing Practice VIII: Transition to Graduate Nurse

Advanced consolidation of learning and nursing competency development for transition to the role of Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduate. Using a leadership perspective, participants explore and critique emerging health care issues, ethics of nursing practice, and utilization of research evidence to inform nursing practice. (0:1:0 —574)

Prerequisite: NURS 400, NURS 403, and NURS 404.

NURS 440  (3)  Adults Health and Illness Experiences

A critical examination of current topics and issues related to nursing with older adults in hospital and community settings. Through exploring best practices, evidence, and research, students deepen their health promotion knowledge and caring practice with older adults. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of second year of the BSN program, or permission of instructor.

NURS 441  (3)  Issues in Maternal Newborn Nursing

An advanced study of maternal newborn nursing. Topics include the process of, and complications and nursing care during, preconception, the antenatal, labour, birth, and postpartum periods and transition to parenthood. Embryonic/fetal wellness parameters are explored throughout pregnancy, including teratogenesis and other risks. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of second year of the BSN program, or permission of instructor.

NURS 442  (3)  Integrative Healing

Focuses on the history of complementary therapies, the relationship between allopathic and complementary healing modalities, the role of relationships in complementary healing and the mind / body connection. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of second year of the BSN program, or permission of instructor.

NURS 462  (3)  Advanced Perspectives on Mental Health and Mental Illness

An advanced study of topics, trends, and issues in mental health/mental illness. Topics include an examination of current research, theories, and evidence based practice; exploration of promotion approaches across the lifespan to enhance mental health; focused inquiry based on a concept, population or context of practice. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of second year of the BSN program, or permission of instructor.

NURS 490  (3)  Directed Studies: Senior Research Project

A focused research project or component of a research project through a Directed Studies format. Students develop a research plan, carry out the activity, and disseminate results. Alternatively, students are part of a research team and participate in all or particular phases of the research. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Year 3 of the BSN program.

Co-requisites: NURS 403.

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