Academic Calendar

Nursing (NURS)

NURS 1500  Preparing for Professional Nursing Education  3 cr  

Students will develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and approaches to learning that increases their opportunity for success in baccalaureate nursing education. Restricted to the students in the Aboriginal Cohort in Nursing program.

Equiv To: UCNN 1500

NURS 2100  Introduction to Family Caregiving Across the Lifespan  3 cr  

This course provides an interdisciplinary approach to introduce the concept of family caregiving. In this course, students will be provided with information regarding caregivers and the vital role(s) they play in providing support and assistance to those who have physical, psychological, or developmental needs. Health-related quality of life and wellness, legal, economic, and policy issues related to caregiving are explored.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: SOC 1000 (or SOC 1221 or the former SOC 1200) or PSYC 1200 (or PSYC 1221).

NURS 2110  Health Assessment of Individuals  3 cr  

The focus is on health assessment of adults including the normal changes which occur in childhood and aging. The course will provide opportunity to learn the health history and physical examination skills essential to health assessment.

Equiv To: NURS 2210

NURS 2200  Selected Topics in Aging and Health  3 cr  

Emphasis will be placed on theory and research related to a current topic in aging and health. Special attention will be directed to integrating concepts and processes of aging. A practicum/field work component will be an integral part of the course.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: core courses in the Inter-faculty Option in Aging or permission from the course leader.

NURS 2500  Health and Illness 1: Pathophysiology/ Pharmacology/Assessment  6 cr  

This course provides students with a comprehensive survey of selected pathophysiological processes that produce alterations in human health, and the related pharmacological interventions and health assessment techniques. May not be held with the former NURS 2120, the former NURS 2220, the former NURS 3290, or the former NURS 3310.

Equiv To: UCNN 2500

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 2120, NURS 2220, NURS 3290, NURS 3310

NURS 2510  Client and Context 1: Human Growth & Development  2 cr  

This course provides students with knowledge of normal human growth and development across the lifespan. May not be held with NURS 1260. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 2 of the program.

Equiv To: UCNN 2510

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 1260

NURS 2514  Health and Illness 3: Pathophysiology/Pharmacology/Assessment  6 cr  

This course provides students with a comprehensive survey of selected pathophysiological processes that produce alterations in human health, and the related pharmacological interventions and health assessment techniques. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 2 of the program. May not be held with the former NURS 2120, the former NURS 2220,the former NURS 3290 or the former NURS 3310.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: NURS 2500.

Equiv To: UCNN 2514

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 2120, NURS 2220, NURS 3290, NURS 3310

NURS 2518  Health & Illness 2: The Older Client  3 cr  

This course provides students with knowledge of the age-related changes and illnesses experienced by older adults. It introduces students to health problems commonly occurring in this age group. Nursing strategies to encourage, maintain and enhance functional abilities and independence in older adults in the context of long term care are evaluated. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 2 of the BN program. May not be held with NURS 2230 or NURS 2512.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Pre or co-requisites: NURS 2500 or NURS 2510.

Equiv To: UCNN 2518

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 2230, NURS 2512

NURS 2520  Professional Foundations 1: Development of Professional Identity  2 cr  

This course provides the student with an introduction to the conduct, knowledge and values that characterize a professional registered nurse. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 2 of the program.

Equiv To: UCNN 2520

NURS 2522  Client & Context 2: Human Diversity  3 cr  

This course provides students with knowledge of the social factors that enhance or diminish the health of individuals, families and communities. Students will also analyze the concept of client-centred care and its relevance in the practices of health care professionals. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 2 of the BN program. May not be held with NURS 2516.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Pre or co-requisites: NURS 2500 and NURS 2520.

Equiv To: UCNN 2522

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 2516, UCNN 2516

NURS 2530  Nursing Skills 1  1 cr  

This course introduces students to the basic health assessment and psychomotor skills necessary to provide novice-level nursing care in the practice setting. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 2 of the program. This course is graded on a Pass/Fail Basis. May not be held with NURS 2120 and NURS 2130. Pre-or

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Co-requisite: NURS 2500.

Equiv To: UCNN 2530

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 2120, NURS 2130

NURS 2532  Nursing Skills 2  1 cr  

This course introduces students to the basic health assessment and psychomotor skills necessary to provide novice-level nursing care in the practice setting. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 2 of the program. This course is graded on a Pass/Fail Basis. May not be held with NURS 2120 and NURS 2130.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: NURS 2530 and NURS 2540. Pre- or Co-requisite: NURS 2514.

Equiv To: UCNN 2532

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 2120, NURS 2130

NURS 2540  Nursing Practice 1  2 cr  

This course enables students to demonstrate clinical competence by applying the theoretical knowledge, psychomotor skills and health assessment skills covered in Year 1 Term 1 courses in the practice setting. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 2 of the program. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Pre- or co-requisites: NURS 2500, NURS 2510, NURS 2518 (or the former NURS 2512), NURS 2520 and NURS 2530.

Equiv To: UCNN 2540

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 2190, RRCN 2190, UCNN 2190

NURS 2542  Nursing Practice 2  3 cr  

This course enables students to demonstrate clinical competence by applying the theoretical knowledge, psychomotor skills and health assessment skills covered in Year 1 Term 2 courses in the practice setting. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. May not be held with NURS 2190.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Pre- or co-requisites: NURS 2514, NURS 2522 (or the former NURS 2516), and NURS 2532.

Equiv To: UCNN 2542

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 2190, RRCN 2190, UCNN 2190

NURS 2610  Health and Physical Aspects of Aging  3 cr  

An introduction to health, well-being and aging. Emphasis on health as multidimensional including physical, social and mental health. Integration of theory and research in examining selected issues related to health and physical aspects of aging. May not be held with NURS 2610 and PHED 2610. (A required Option in Aging course)

Equiv To: KIN 2610, PHED 2610

NURS 3200  Nursing of Individuals and Families with Long-Term Illness and Disability  4 cr  

Nursing of individuals and families of all age groups who require palliative nursing measures or need assistance in adapting to long-term illness. The learner will participate in planning relevant clinical experiences to meet own learning objectives.

NURS 3220  Community Health Nursing I  4 cr  

An analysis of concepts of prevention of disease/dysfunction and promotion of health in community based populations. Focus is on primary and secondary prevention and the promotion of health with identified risk groups. Population groups are assessed for risks to their physical and psychosocial health and current preventive and promotive measures analyzed and critiqued. The impact of macro systems in promoting health are discussed. MNHW NURS 3360.

Equiv To: NURS 3360

NURS 3230  Perspectives on Mental Health Nursing  4 cr  

Emphasis will be placed on the mental health needs of individuals and their families who are experiencing mental health problems and/or mental illness. Diverse perspectives on mental health and illness will be explored. A clinical practicum will provide an opportunity to apply mental health nursing principles in community settings.

NURS 3330  Women and Health  3 cr  

Introduction to health concepts and issues as they relate to women from a woman's health perspective. Emphasis on enhancing self-care and prevention. Studies the relationship between a woman and the Canadian Health Care System, and appropriate methodology for self-care, vis-a-vis nutrition, reproduction, menarche, menopause, etc. Caution: This course is not intended for 1st year students.

NURS 3350  Counselling Skills for Nurses  3 cr  

Builds on the significance of interpersonal skills in nursing practice in health and illness. Examines theoretical basis and practical application of a counselling approach with clients. Students will have the opportunity for experiential learning.

Equiv To: UCNN 3350

NURS 3390  Nursing in Rural Environments  4 cr  

Emphasis will be placed on the health needs of residents in a rural environment. The nature of nursing and issues encountered in a rural setting, whether in a health care institution or a community health nursing practice are explored. A clinical practicum is an integral part of the course.

NURS 3400  Men's Health: Concerns, Issues and Myths  3 cr  

An exploration and examination of concerns, issues and myths surrounding men's health and men's health related behaviours. Students will develop a knowledge base for promoting health and preventing illness in men.

NURS 3430  Seminar in Professional Nursing Foundations  2 cr  

The study and application of academic skills, nursing informatics and theoretical foundations, designed to assist diploma-prepared registered nurses to successfully transition to university and the Baccalaureate Program for Registered Nurses. May not be held with NURS 3190.

NURS 3450  Introduction to Legal and Ethical Foundations of Nursing Practice  3 cr  

The legal and ethical foundations that guide nursing practice are examined. The process of critical analysis and reasoning will be applied to common legal and ethical issues.

Equiv To: NURS 3560, RRCN 3450, UCNN 3450

NURS 3510  Client and Context 3: Supportive and Palliative Care  3 cr  

This course provides students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills to provide supportive and palliative nursing care to individuals and families experiencing a variety of life-threatening illnesses including end of life. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 3 of the program. May not be held with the former NURS 4250.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: HNSC 2170 and NURS 2542.

Equiv To: UCNN 3510

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 4250

NURS 3512  Health and Illness 4: Acute and Chronic Illness  5 cr  

This course provides students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to provide nursing care to individuals and families experiencing acute and chronic illness. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 3 of the program. May not be held with the former NURS 3290 or the former NURS 3310.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: HNSC 1210 and NURS 2542.

Equiv To: UCNN 3512

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 3290, NURS 3310

NURS 3514  Health and Illness 5: Mental Health and Illness  3 cr  

This course provides students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to provide nursing care to individuals and families experiencing acute and chronic mental illness and/ or mental health problems. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 3 of the program. May not be held with the former NURS 4260.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: NURS 3512, NURS 3510 and NURS 3540.

Equiv To: UCNN 3514

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 4260

NURS 3520  Professional Foundations 2: Health Education  2 cr  

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide health information to clients across the lifespan in a variety of settings in both planned and spontaneous situations. Emphasis will be placed on client assessment and the appropriate use of existing health information resources. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 3 of the program. May not be held with NURS 2230 or NURS 4200.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: NURS 2542.

Equiv To: NURS 4200, UCNN 3520, UCNN 4200

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 2230

NURS 3530  Nursing Skills 3  1 cr  

This course introduces students to the basic health assessment and psychomotor skills necessary to provide intermediate-level nursing care in the practice setting. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 3 of the program. This course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis. May not be held with the former NURS 3280.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: NURS 2542.

Equiv To: UCNN 3530

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 3280

NURS 3532  Nursing Skills 4  1 cr  

This course provides students with the opportunity to consolidate the health assessment and psychomotor skills necessary to attain proficiency in the provision of nursing care. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 3 of the BN program. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. May not be held with NURS 3280.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: NURS 3540. Pre- or Co-requisite: NURS 3514.

Equiv To: UCNN 3532

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 2130, NURS 3280

NURS 3540  Nursing Practice 3  4 cr  

This course enables students to demonstrate clinical competence by applying the theoretical knowledge, psychomotor skills and health assessment skills covered in Year 3 Term 1 courses in the practice setting. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 3 of the program. This course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis. May not be held with the former NURS 3300, the former NURS 3310, or the former NURS 4270.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Pre- or Co-requisites: NURS 3512, NURS 3510, NURS 3520, and NURS 3530.

Equiv To: UCNN 3540

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 3300, NURS 3310, NURS 4270

NURS 3542  Nursing Practice 4  4 cr  

This course enables students to demonstrate clinical competence by applying the theoretical knowledge and simulation skills covered in Year 3 Term 2 courses in the practice setting. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 3 of the program. This course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis. May not be held with the former NURS 3300, the former NURS 3310, or the former NURS 4270.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Pre- or Co-requisites: NURS 3514, NURS 3550, NURS 3560 and NURS 3532.

Equiv To: UCNN 3542

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 3300, NURS 3310, NURS 4270

NURS 3550  Professional Foundations 3: Evidence Informed Practice in the Health Sciences  4 cr  

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to locate and critically appraise nursing and health care literature, and to make decisions about how research knowledge can be transferred into nursing and health care practice. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 3 of the program. May not be held with the former NURS 3210.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: NURS 2542.

Equiv To: UCNN 3550

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 3210

NURS 3560  Professional Foundations 4: Law and Ethics in Nursing Practice  3 cr  

This course provides the student with knowledge regarding the legal and ethical foundations that guide nursing practice. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 3 of the program. May not be held with NURS 3450 or NURS 4220.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: NURS 2542.

Equiv To: NURS 3450, RRCN 3450, UCNN 3450, UCNN 3560

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 4220

NURS 4160  Community Health Nursing II  4 cr  

Application, integration and synthesis of knowledge and skills in the utilization of the nursing process with families. Development of skills in the process of change with families. Orientation to the concept of prevention and health promotion as focal concepts in the practice of nursing with families in communities. May not be held with NURS 4300.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Pre- or co-requisite: NURS 3220.

Equiv To: NURS 4300

NURS 4170  Issues and Trends in Nursing and Health Care  3 cr  

Study of the forces shaping nursing education, service and research and analysis of current issues in nursing and health care. The learner will develop awareness of professional nursing roles and responsibilities.

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 4310

NURS 4190  Leadership in Nursing Practice  3 cr  

Focuses on selected theories of leadership and management. Effective interpersonal behaviour in health care organizations will be examined. The learner will explore own potential to effect change in the health care system.

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 4310

NURS 4210  Independent Study in Nursing  4 cr  

The learner will have an opportunity to formulate a learning contract to explore, in depth, an area of nursing. This learning contract is to include a major emphasis on the theoretical basis of the selected topic.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: 35 credit hours of completed study in the program.

NURS 4290  Clinical Practicum  10 cr  

This course enables students to integrate and critically apply concepts, theories and relevant research to an area of practice and a client group of their choice. Care will address all levels of health, reflect application of a focused body of theory, and consider concepts of leadership, research, ethics, family and community care. Course is evaluated on a pass/fail basis.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: all courses in the program.

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 4580

NURS 4500  Health and Illness 6: Gender and Reproductive Health  3 cr  

This course provides students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills to provide nursing care in response to the social construction of gender; gender-related health care needs; and the reproductive health needs of individuals and families. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 4 of the program. May not be held with NURS 2240.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: NURS 3542.

Equiv To: UCNN 4500

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 2240

NURS 4510  Client and Context 4: Family Health  3 cr  

This course provides students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills to support the health promotion of families across the lifespan. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 4 of the program. May not be held with NURS 2240.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: NURS 3542.

Equiv To: UCNN 4510

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 2240

NURS 4520  Professional Foundations 5: Interprofessional and Collaborative Practice  3 cr  

This course provides students with the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to collaborate with other care providers, including those from other health care disciplines, to problem solve and make decisions to enhance client care outcomes. For Bachelor of Nursing students. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 4 of the program. For Baccalaureate Program for Registered Nurses students: permission of the College of Nursing Registrar. For students in the Faculties of Health Sciences; Social Work; Education; Kinesiology and Recreation Management; Arts, Department of Psychology; and Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Department of Human Nutritional Sciences: completion of at least Year 3 of their program and permission of the Nursing Registrar. Students from other faculties and programs interested in taking this course will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: NURS 3542.

Equiv To: UCNN 4520

NURS 4530  Nursing Practice 5  4 cr  

This course enables students to demonstrate clinical competence by applying the knowledge and skills covered in Years 2 and 3 and Term 1, Year 4 courses, in the clinical setting. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 4 of the program. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. May not be held with NURS 2180.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Pre- or Co-Requisites: NURS 4500, NURS 4510, NURS 4520.

Equiv To: UCNN 4530

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 2180

NURS 4540  Health and Illness 7: Community and Population Health  5 cr  

This course provides students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills to work with groups and communities to support population based health promotion and disease prevention. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 4 of the program. May not be held with the former NURS 4420 or the former NURS 4440.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: NURS 4530.

Equiv To: UCNN 4540

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 4420, NURS 4440

NURS 4550  Professional Foundations 6: Leadership and Change Management  4 cr  

This course provides the student with knowledge regarding contemporary issues in nursing and health care, and the forces that shape contemporary and future nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on leadership development, change theory and critical inquiry. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 4 of the program. May not be held with the former NURS 4310.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: NURS 3542.

Equiv To: UCNN 4550

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 4310

NURS 4560  Professional Foundations 7: Preparation for Nursing Practice 7  1 cr  

This course will enable students, in collaboration with the course leader, to assess their readiness for NURS 4580: Nursing Practice 7 and to remediate any knowledge or skill deficits identified during the assessment process. Students will also complete all requirements necessary for the selection and confirmation of the clinical setting in which they will complete NURS 4580: Nursing Practice 7. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 4 of the program. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Co-requisite: NURS 4570.

Equiv To: UCNN 4560

NURS 4570  Nursing Practice 6  4 cr  

This course enables students to demonstrate clinical competence by applying knowledge and skills covered in Years 2, 3 and 4 courses in the clinical setting. Registration is normally restricted to students in Year 4 of the program. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. May not be held with the former NURS 4430.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: NURS 4530. Pre-or Co-requisites: NURS 4540 and NURS 4550. Co-requisite: NURS 4560.

Equiv To: UCNN 4570

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 4430

NURS 4580  Nursing Practice 7  9 cr  

This course enables students to consolidate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes included in the Bachelor of Nursing program and achieve the CRNM entry-level competencies. May not be held with NURS 4290. Registration in this course is dependent on the completion of all other courses in the program. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.

Equiv To: UCNN 4580

Mutually Exclusive: NURS 4290, UCNN 4290