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NURS103 Introduction to Nursing Theory Course Page

Description: Focus is on the basic concepts of the nursing profession and discipline: nursing, person, health and environment. These concepts will be explored within the context of primary health care and changing perspectives of health and how this evolution has impacted the development of the profession of nursing. The philosophical, theoretical, historical, ethical and legal underpinnings of professional nursing practice will be examined. Corequisites: NURS 113 and 105. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative Program. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program.

NURS105 Introduction to Health Assessment Course Page

Description: Focus is on the health assessment of the well adult, with expected aging modifications. The course provides a beginning foundation of assessment skills and technologies necessary for determining client health status within the context of a nursing framework. Factors influencing lifestyles and personal health practices are included. Corequisites: NURS 113 and 103. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative Program. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program.

NURS113 Pathophysiology Course Page

Description: The focus is the application of human anatomy and physiology to the concepts of pathophysiology. Course content will be addressed within the context of underlying disease process and alterations in health. Prerequisites for Collaborative Program students: NURS 140 and 150. Must be completed prior to second year of the Collaborative Program. Note: Credit cannot be obtained for both NURS 113 and 151. Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative Program and After Degree Program. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program.

NURS140 Anatomy Course Page

Description: Introduction to the structure of the human body. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program.

NURS150 Physiology Course Page

Description: An introduction to human physiology. Available only to Nursing students. Corequisite: NURS 140. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program.

NURS201 Introduction to Nursing Theory II Course Page

Description: Focuses on health promotion and support to individuals in the pursuit of health throughout their lives. A variety of concepts from nursing and other disciplines will be integrated into the overall learning. Students will be initiated into nursing roles with individuals in community, assisted living, and continuing care settings. Prerequisites: MMI 133, NURS 103, 105 and 113. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative Program.

NURS202 Introduction to Nursing Practice Course Page

Description: This course introduces students to nursing practice. Practice focuses on individuals in community and continuing care settings. Prerequisites: MMI 133, NURS 103, 105 and 113. Corequisite: NURS 201. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative Program.

NURS215 Pharmacotherapeutics in Nursing Course Page

Description: Focuses on the mechanisms of action of drugs, their therapeutic uses and side effect profile. General principles related to drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion will be addressed. The nursing role in promoting optimal therapeutic regimens and in the management of side/ adverse effects will be included. Prerequisites for Collaborative Program students: NURS 103, 105, and 113. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program.

NURS301 Nursing Research Course Page

Description: Introduction to the process of research through a comparative analysis of selected studies exemplifying different theoretical, methodological, and analytical approaches. Emphasis is on the communicability of research, the needs of the research consumer, and the development of skills of critical appraisal. Prerequisites for Collaborative Program students: NURS 103, 105, and 113.

NURS303 Introduction to Nursing Theory Course Page

Description: Focus is on the basic concepts of the nursing profession and discipline: nursing, person, health and environment. These concepts will be explored within the context of primary health care and changing perspectives of health and how this evolution has impacted the development of the profession of nursing. The philosophical, theoretical, historical, ethical and legal underpinnings of professional nursing practice will be examined. Corequisites: NURS 113, 304, and 305. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree Program. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program.

NURS304 Introduction to Nursing Practice Course Page

Description: The primary focus is the application of theoretical nursing concepts introduced in NURS 303 and health assessment techniques introduced in NURS 305. This application is addressed within a Primary Health Care framework. Beginning practice will focus on clients experiencing less acute alterations in health across the lifespan. Corequisites: NURS 113, 303 and 305. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree Program.

NURS305 Introduction to Health Assessment Course Page

Description: Focus is on the health assessment of the well adult, with expected aging modifications. The course provides a beginning foundation of assessment skills and technologies necessary for determining client health status within the context of a nursing framework. Factors influencing lifestyles and personal health practices are included. Corequisites for After Degree Program students: NURS 113, 303 and 304. Corequisites for Bilingual Program students: SC INF 217 and 218. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree Program and Bilingual Program. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program.

NURS307 Acute Care Nursing Theory I Course Page

Description: The primary focus is the theoretical foundation for the client-centred care of adults and older adults and their families experiencing variations in health (acute and chronic illnesses). Comprehensive assessment and best practice interventions are addressed within the context of a primary health care framework and a nursing model. For Collaborative Program students, prerequisites: NURS 201, 202 and 215; corequisite: NURS 308. For After Degree Program students, prerequisites: NURS 113, 303, 304, and 305; corequisites: NURS 215 and 308. For RPN to BScN students, prerequisite: NURS 305; corequisites: NURS 215 and 308. For Bilingual Program students, prerequisites: SC INF 217, 218, and NURS 305; corequisites: NURS 215 and 308.

NURS308 Acute Care Nursing Practice I Course Page

Description: The primary focus is the application of theory in the client-centred care of hospitalised adults and older adults and their families experiencing variations in health (acute and chronic illnesses). Practice occurs primarily in primary, secondary and tertiary acute care settings. For Collaborative Program students, prerequisites: NURS 201, 202, and 215; corequisite: NURS 307. For After Degree Program students, prerequisites: NURS 113, 303, 304, and 305; corequisites: NURS 215 and 307. For RPN to BScN students, prerequisite: NURS 305; corequisites: NURS 215 and 307. For Bilingual Program students, prerequisites: SC INF 217, 218, and NURS 305; corequisites: NURS 215 and 307.

NURS309 Mental Health Nursing Theory Course Page

Description: Focus is on theory related to the promotion of mental health and the nursing care of people with acute and chronic alterations in mental health. Prerequisites for Collaborative Program students: NURS 201, 202, and 215. Prerequisites for After Degree Program and Bilingual Program students: NURS 215, 307, and 308. Corequisite: NURS 310.

NURS310 Mental Health Nursing Practice Course Page

Description: Students will have opportunity to apply concepts of mental health nursing to the care of individuals experiencing acute and chronic alterations in mental health in hospital or community settings. Prerequisites for Collaborative Program students: NURS 201, 202, and 215. Prerequisites for After Degree Program and Bilingual Program students: NURS 215, 307, and 308. Corequisite: NURS 309.

NURS341 Using and Interpreting Statistics for Health Research Course Page

Description: An introduction to reading, understanding and interpreting commonly used statistics in published health sciences research. Provides hands-on approach to understanding measurement, sampling, and common statistical analysis techniques through critical appraisal of results from published health care studies. Note: NURS 341 and STAT [*3] may not both be taken for credit.

NURS348 Junior Level Clinical Competency Assessment Course Page

Description: The focus is to promote client and student safety in the clinical setting by providing an assessment of clinical competence (skills and knowledge integration/application) and remediation as indicated by the assessment. This course provides students with opportunity to develop and refine clinical skills and nursing knowledge in a laboratory setting. The clinical competence assessment consists of a medication administration safety screen (MASS), Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCES) and patient care (in the simulation lab) and is designed for students entering a junior level clinical course (NURS 308, NURS 310).

NURS390 Nursing in Context C Course Page

Description: Within the context of primary health care focus is on restoration, rehabilitation and support of clients experiencing more acute variances in health. Discussion related to health promotion and disease prevention continues. Advanced health assessment and nursing skills are introduced. Prerequisites: NURS 291, 294, and 295.

NURS391 Nursing Practice V Course Page

Description: Practice focuses on restoration, rehabilitation, and support (including health promotion and disease prevention) of clients experiencing more acute variances in health across the life-span. Practice occurs in primary-, secondary-, and tertiary-level acute care settings. Prerequisites: NURS 291, 294, and 295. Corequisite: NURS 390.

NURS394 Nursing in Context C1 Course Page

Description: Continuation of NURS 390 with increasing situational complexity. Prerequisites: NURS 390 and (391 or 395).

NURS395 Nursing Practice VI Course Page

Description: Practice focuses on health promotion and disease prevention, restoration, rehabilitation and support of clients across the lifespan who are experiencing acute and chronic mental health issues. Practice occurs in acute care and/or community settings. Prerequisites: NURS 291, 294, and 295. Corequisite: NURS 390.

NURS399A Selected Topics in Nursing Research Course Page

Description: The focus is on nursing research, nursing practice, and nursing as a discipline and a profession. Prerequisite: Consent of the Faculty.

NURS399B Selected Topics in Nursing Research Course Page

Description: The focus is on nursing research, nursing practice, and nursing as a discipline and a profession. Prerequisite: Consent of the Faculty.

NURS405 Community Nursing Theory Course Page

Description: Focus is on the philosophical and theoretical domains of nursing individuals, families and groups in the community across the lifespan. Students will also specifically explore theory related to the nursing care of the child-bearing family. Community nursing management and intervention consistent with the principles of primary health care will be explored and fostered. Prerequisites: NURS 215, 307 and 308. Corequisite: NURS 406 or SC INF 406.

NURS406 Community Nursing Practice Course Page

Description: Students will have the opportunity to apply concepts of community health nursing. Nursing practice will include health assessment and interventions with child-bearing families. Students will develop competence in both family and community assessments, the use of therapeutic communication skills and the planning, implementation and evaluation of community nursing interventions. Prerequisites: NURS 215, 307 and 308. Corequisite: NURS 405.

NURS407 Acute Care Nursing Theory II Course Page

Description: A comprehensive approach to primary health care components in the care of clients in complex situations locally, nationally, and internationally. High acuity health assessments and interventions are introduced. Case management, interdisciplinary collaboration, community development, and sociopolitical action are emphasized. Prerequisites: NURS 215, 307 and 308. Corequisite: NURS 408.

NURS408 Acute Care Nursing Practice II Course Page

Description: Professional nursing practice focuses on a comprehensive application of primary health care principles to clients experiencing acute variances in health across the life span. Practice occurs in primary, secondary and tertiary level acute care settings. Prerequisites: NURS 215, 307 and 308. Corequisite: NURS 407.

NURS409 Leadership and Issues in Nursing Course Page

Description: Using the primary health care framework, a variety of current professional, social, political and global issues affecting the nursing profession and the Canadian health care system will be addressed. Key principles of leadership and management will also be addressed within the context of these issues.

NURS448 Senior Level Clinical Competency Assessment Course Page

Description: The focus is to promote client and student safety in the clinical setting by providing an assessment of clinical competence (skills and knowledge integration/application) and remediation as indicated by the assessment. This course provides students with opportunity to develop and refine clinical skills and nursing knowledge in a laboratory setting. The clinical competence assessment consists of a medication administration safety screen (MASS), Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCES) and patient care (in the simulation lab) and is designed for students entering a senior level course (NURS 406, NURS 408, NURS 495).

NURS490 Nursing in Context D Course Page

Description: A comprehensive approach to primary health care components in the care of clients in complex, ambiguous situations. Case management and multidisciplinary leadership skills are emphasized. Students may have the opportunity to lead a multidisciplinary student group. Prerequisites: NURS 391, 394, and 395.

NURS491 Nursing Practice VII Course Page

Description: Management and care of clients in ambiguous, complex, situations occurring over a variety of settings. Prerequisites: NURS 391, 394 and 395. Corequisite: NURS 490.

NURS494 Nursing in Context D1 Course Page

Description: Synthesis and focus of nursing knowledge and application of nursing research in a specified area of practice. To be permitted to enroll in this course, students must have passed all courses of their nursing program, except the corequisite NURS 495, or SC INF 495.

NURS495 Nursing Practice VIII Course Page

Description: Comprehensive and consolidated approach to professional practice of nursing. Corequisite: NURS 494. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative Program, Honors Program, After Degree Program, and RPN to BScN Program.

NURS498 Special Studies in Nursing Course Page
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NURS498A Special Study - Nursing Course Page
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NURS498B Special Study - Nursing Course Page
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NURS499 Scholarly Project in Nursing Course Page

Description: Preparation and presentation of a nursing scholarly project. Prerequisites: NURS 399 and consent of the Faculty.

NURS502 Nature of Nursing Knowledge Course Page

Description: Inquiry into the nature, scope, and object of nursing knowledge and the distinct contribution of nursing art, philosophy, history, and science. Emphasis is placed on how this inquiry is relevant to nursing practice and includes an exploration of nursing theories/frameworks.

NURS503 Research Foundations Course Page

Description: In this course, students will learn to identify and defend a significant problem relevant to nursing practice, critically evaluate relevant previous research and frameworks to further explore the problem, develop a researchable question to address the problem and choose an appropriate research approach (design and data collection strategy) to answer the question. Ethical issues of relevance at each step in the research process will also be discussed. Credit for NURS 503 will only be granted once.

NURS504 Statistics in Nursing Research Course Page

Description: The focus of this course is on the nature and characteristics of the most commonly used statistical techniques, their applicability to specific health care problems within the context of nursing, and the interpretation of results. Students will be given an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in the use of computing software (SPSS) and to reinforce learning through assignments, including the analysis of data sets and discussion/critique of published nursing research.

NURS505 Transforming Practice Course Page

Description: The focus of this course involves theory and principles of transformative change related to individual performance, multidisciplinary teams, organizational processes, policy, and teaching / learning / pedagogy. Graduates are prepared, in advanced nursing practice roles, to lead individual, team, organizational, and system change in a healthcare or educational setting.

NURS506 Program Planning Course Page

Description: An introduction to perspectives and research in relation to planning of health promotion and disease prevention initiatives in a variety of practice settings. The focus of this course is implications for nursing and inter-professional practice related to assessment and evaluation. A foundation is provided for program planning, including health education, community organizing, social marketing, and policy advocacy. Theoretical content pertains to models and strategies relevant to multiple levels of client such as population, community, aggregate, or group.

NURS507 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics Course Page

Description: Graduate seminar on the principles of pharmacotherapeutics and individual differences related to age, gender and clinical conditions. Specific drug classes chosen as having the widest use across nursing specialty areas will be used to illustrate application of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetic principles. The focus is on decision-making related to prescribing and monitoring. Lectures are augmented with presentations by content experts and case studies by clinicians. Prerequisite or corequisite: NURS 509.

NURS508 Health Care Technology and Innovation Course Page

Description: The focus of this course is on the context of healthcare organizations and economics theory relevant to technology or innovation adoption.

NURS509 Advanced Pathophysiology Course Page

Description: The focus of this course is on in-depth knowledge of advanced pathophysiology relating to common variations in health across the lifespan. Students will gain an understanding of applied pathophysiology related to specific health problems in acute, chronic, and acute on chronic health conditions. Opportunities to discuss concepts and application of these to advanced clinical practice will be provided through seminars discussion.

NURS510 Advanced Health Assessment and Applied Pathophysiology - Adult/Older Adult Course Page

Description: The focus of this course is on the development of advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills for common variations in the health status of adults/older adults. Students will gain an understanding of advanced assessment and applied pathophysiology related to specific health problems in emergent to chronic health care situations. Opportunities to apply clinical diagnostic reasoning skills and decision making required for the assessment of adult/older adult health problems are provided through seminars, laboratory practice, and a clinical practicum. Prerequisite or corequisite: NURS 507 and NURS 509.

NURS512 Quantitative Research Course Page

Description: The focus of this course is on quantitative research methods and on the nature and characteristics of the most commonly used statistical techniques in health research. Emphasis is given to the selection of appropriate methods and statistics to answer research questions; to data collection, analysis and interpretation of results; and to the appraisal of quantitative research literature. Attention is also given to knowledge synthesis, mixed method, ethics in research, and knowledge translation in advanced nursing practice.

NURS513 Qualitative Research Course Page

Description: The focus of this course is on qualitative research approaches and includes an introduction to the philosophical foundations of qualitative methods. Emphasis is placed on the selection of appropriate methods to answer research questions; on data collection, analysis and interpretation of results; and on the appraisal of qualitative research literature. Attention is also given to knowledge synthesis, mixed methods, ethics in research, and knowledge translation in advanced nursing practice.

NURS515 Advanced Health Assessment and Applied Pathophysiology - Family / All Ages Course Page

Description: The focus of this course is on the development of advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills for common variations in the health status across the lifespan. Learners will gain an understanding of advanced assessment and applied pathophysiology related to specific health problems of all ages in primary care situations. Opportunities to apply clinical diagnostic reasoning skills and decision making required for the assessment of a variety of individual health problems are provided through seminars, laboratory practice, and a clinical practicum. Prerequisite or corequisite: NURS 507 and NURS 509.

NURS536 Public Policy and Nursing Leadership: Conscience, Possibility and Action Course Page

Description: The purpose of this course is to critically analyze policy, politics, and sources of influence within the policy context. The policy process, including context, strategies, as well as the impact of policies on the health and social well-being of Canadians are examined. Emphasis is given to the advanced practice roles and nursing leadership both in public/social policy related to the broad social determinants of health, and health-oriented public policy. This course cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained in NURS 560 - Leadership Hlth/Nrsng

NURS542 Living with Chronicity: Issues and Concepts Course Page

Description: Students explore how persons with a chronic disease or disability and their families adapt to live with this disease or disability, how society influences that adaptation, and how that adaptation affects the integration of persons with a chronic disease or disability into society. Frameworks consistent with a health promotion perspective will also be examined.

NURS546 Philosophy of Teaching Course Page

Description: The focus of this course is the exploration of major philosophical positions and their contributions to the teaching learning process. Specifically, it involves an examination of the relationship between philosophical reflection and pedagogical practice within the context of nursing education. Students discuss basic world views that influence contemporary thought about the teaching learning process, critically analyze/deconstruct educational concepts, values and practices and explore how philosophy of teaching influences curricular development and shapes nursing education. Credit will not be granted to students who have previously received credit for NURS 560 - Philosophy of Teaching.

NURS556 Teaching in Nursing Practice Course Page

Description: Students will explore theories of learning and the related implications for effective educational endeavors in various contexts of nursing practice. The course will facilitate how learning outcomes in nursing practice are influenced by the orientation, characteristics, and actions of those who teach and learn, as well as the resources and constraints within each context where the teaching and learning processes occur.

NURS560 Topics in Advanced Study in Nursing Course Page

Description: An elective course aimed at developing in-depth knowledge regarding a topic(s) related to advanced-level nursing. Learning experiences may include clinical experience. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.

NURS561 Guided Individual Study in Nursing Course Page

Description: A course designed for in-depth, individual study of a topic related to advanced-level nursing. Learning experiences may include clinical experience.

NURS570 Advanced Therapeutics and Applied Pathophysiology - Adult/Older Adult Course Page

Description: The focus of this course is on the acquisition of advanced knowledge and skills essential for clinical decision making in the management of adults/older adults with various health problems. Opportunities are provided to implement and evaluate preventative and therapeutic interventions, as well as health promotion strategies in emergent to chronic health care situations through seminars and a clinical practicum. Prerequisite: NURS 510.

NURS575 Advanced Therapeutics and Applied Pathophysiology - Family / All Ages Course Page

Description: The focus of this course is on the acquisition of advanced knowledge and skills essential for clinical decision making in the management of individuals across the life span with various health problems. Opportunities are provided to implement and evaluate preventative and therapeutic interventions, as well as health promotion strategies in primary care situations through seminars and a clinical practicum. Prerequisite: NURS 515.

NURS580A Advanced Theory and Practicum in Adult/Older Adult Health Nursing Course Page

Description: The focus of this course is to provide a culminating practicum experience in the role of the advanced practice nurse with adults / older adults. Integration of theory and research in relation to practice is facilitated by course seminars. Opportunity is provided to discuss issues relevant to the advanced nursing practice role. Prerequisite: NURS 570.

NURS580B Advanced Theory and Practicum in Adult/Older Adult Health Nursing Course Page

Description: The focus of this course is to provide a culminating practicum experience in the role of the advanced practice nurse with adults / older adults. Integration of theory and research in relation to practice is facilitated by course seminars. Opportunity is provided to discuss issues relevant to the advanced nursing practice role. Prerequisite: NURS 570.

NURS584 Advanced Theory and Practicum in Community / Health Care Organizations Course Page

Description: This practicum is designed to integrate theoretical knowledge with experience and skill development in the context of community and health care system organization settings. Each student is matched with a mentor who currently occupies a leadership role in a health policy or delivery organization, including community and institutional settings. The mentor will facilitate student entry and experiences in the community and/or organizational context. Seminars and consultation with the Instructor provide opportunities to debrief practicum experiences and integrate theory and practice. Prerequisite: NURS 554 or equivalent.

NURS585A Advanced Theory and Practicum in Family/All Ages Nursing Course Page

Description: The focus of this course is to provide a culminating practicum experience in the role of the advanced practice nurse with family/all ages. Integration of theory and research in relation to practice is facilitated through course seminars. Opportunity is provided to discuss issues relevant to the advanced nursing practice role. Prerequisite: NURS 575.

NURS585B Advanced Theory and Practicum in Family/All Ages Nursing Course Page

Description: The focus of this course is to provide a culminating practicum experience in the role of the advanced practice nurse with family/all ages. Integration of theory and research in relation to practice is facilitated through course seminars. Opportunity is provided to discuss issues relevant to the advanced nursing practice role. Prerequisite: NURS 575.

NURS586 Teaching Practicum Course Page

Description: This practicum is designed to enhance contextual knowledge and skills relevant to teaching roles in nursing practice which may focus on basic and continuing nursing education, patient education in particular, or health education in general. Based on what is both personally and professionally relevant, each student develops an individualized learning plan and is paired with a teaching preceptor in the area of nursing practice appropriate for the student learning goals. Seminars provide a forum to critically reflect about how teaching and learning can be effectively practiced in the various teaching practicum interests the students bring to the course.

NURS588 Research Practicum Course Page

Description: In the research practicum the student will focus on the acquisition of practical research knowledge and skills. Each student will be assigned to work with one or more faculty mentors with established and active research programs. The faculty mentor(s) will work with the student to ensure an opportunity to participate in a range of research activities.

NURS600 Theory Development in Nursing Course Page

Description: Exploration of influence and implications of various nursing models, paradigms, and conceptualizations of nursing practice on the development and structure of the discipline of nursing. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.

NURS601 Advanced Inquiry Course Page

Description: The purpose of this course is to foster advanced scholarly inquiry and to assist students to understand, position, and defend their research theoretically and methodologically in the context of multiple perspectives and different theoretical standpoints. Emphasis will be placed on the diverse but distinctive nature of nursing inquiry which is the systematic creating and/or building of knowledge for the discipline of nursing through engagement of multiple communities within a health related context.

NURS604 Fundamentals of Aging Course Page

Description: A critical analysis of the issues and environments that influence the lives of older Canadians. Focus is on theories and knowledge about age-related normative and non-normative changes and their interaction with the physical, social, community and policy environments of older adults. (Course is cross-listed as HECOL 604). Credit will only be granted for NURS 604 or HECOL 604.

NURS609 Synthesizing Knowledge Course Page

Description: The objective of this course is to provide students with knowledge, methodological skills, and guidance through all steps of conducting a variety of systematic literature reviews. Topics include developing a research question, literature searching, managing references, selecting studies, quality assessment, data extraction, synthesizing evidence, heterogeneity, and interpretation of evidence. Readings and seminar discussions focus on critical judgment factors that reviewers must make to enhance rigor in their review. This course addresses reviews of quantitative and qualitative. It provides a foundation for those interested in conducting intensive qualitative or quantitative reviews. Prerequisites: A graduate course in Statistics and a graduate course in Research Design, and permission of the instructor.

NURS610 Contemporary Views of Nursing Science Course Page

Description: Enquiry into contemporary philosophic views of the nature of nursing science including natural science, human science, practical science, interpretive, and postmodern views. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.

NURS660 Topics in PhD Studies in Nursing Course Page

Description: A course aimed at developing in-depth knowledge regarding a topic(s) related to PhD-level nursing. Learning experiences may include clinical experience.

NURS661 Guided Individual Study in Nursing Course Page

Description: A course designed for in-depth, individual study of a topic related to PhD-level nursing. Learning experiences may include clinical experience.

NURS682 Statistics for Causal Analysis in Health Research Course Page

Description: This course presents foundational statistical tools for the analysis of social, behavioral, and health data. The focus will be on using these tools to overcome the challenges of inferring causality from observational data. This course requires advanced standing and builds upon the quantitative research design and statistics content from the graduate program in nursing or another health science. Students will refine skills with statistical software (SPSS). Learning will be reinforced through data analysis assignments.

NURS683 Design Problems in Nursing Research Course Page

Description: Appraisal of laws of scientific inquiry and designs used in nursing research. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.

NURS684 History and Politics of Nursing Course Page

Description: Exploration of the roots of nursing through analysis of the development of the profession within the larger social context. Examines developments at individual and collective levels including selected organizations, events, and individuals central to the evolution of the profession. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.

NURS685 Migration and Health in the Canadian Context Course Page

Description: The focus of this course is on critical analysis of issues related to migration and health in the Canadian context. Determinants of health are used as a framework to define relevant topics, explore theoretical perspectives, and incorporate knowledge from a variety of disciplines. Research challenges in conceptualization and implementation of immigrant health projects are explored. The concepts of cultural competence and cultural safety are examined in depth and implications for policy and research are explored.

NURS686 International and Intercultural Perspectives in Health and Nursing Course Page

Description: The focus of this course is on relationships among health, development, globalization and human resources to reduce health inequities and foster social justice. Emphasis is placed on fostering an appreciation of the meaning of global, epidemiological, demographic, historical, socio-cultural, environmental, economic, and political contexts in relation to the changing pattern in health of populations, the development of nursing and/or other health professions and health services, the impact on delivery and planning of nursing/health care and the nursing/health professions response within the global context. This course cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained in NURS 660 - Int'l Health and Nursing

NURS687 Advanced Principles and Practice of Qualitative Inquiry Course Page

Description: This course provides an advanced examination of the theoretical reasoning, methods and research strategies of specific approaches within contemporary qualitative inquiry. Students explore the key ontological and epistemological foundations that underlie different theoretical orientations and how different interpretations lead to differences in methods and research strategies. This course cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained in NURS 660 - Adv Princ/Prac of Qual Inquiry

NURS699A Dissertation Seminar Course Page

Description: For PhD in Nursing students registration required for two consecutive terms. The seminar focus is on the doctoral students' development as nurse scholars/researchers. It will include opportunities for discussion of the students' proposed and ongoing research, and career development. Prerequisites: NURS 600, 601, 609, and INT D 690.

NURS699B Dissertation Seminar Course Page

Description: For PhD in Nursing students registration required for two consecutive terms. The seminar focus is on the doctoral students' development as nurse scholars/researchers. It will include opportunities for discussion of the students' proposed and ongoing research, and career development. Prerequisites: NURS 600, 601, 609, and INT D 690.

NURS900 Guided Scholarly Project Course Page

Description: A guided scholarly project which will focus on such areas as clinical outcomes, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, or knowledge diffusion.