Course Sequence and Description

Collaborative Four-Year BScN Program Course Sequence/Schedule


Effective Fall 2019

Year 1 - Fall

NURS-1110: Professional Nursing I

NURS-1900: Writing for the Professional Nurse

NURS-1210: Human Anatomy & Physiology I (theory & lab)

NURS-1511: Experiential Learning Lab I

BIOM-1073: Introductory Medical Microbiology

 

Year 1 – Winter

NURS-1120: Professional Nursing II

NURS-1220: Human Anatomy & Physiology II (theory & lab)

NURS-1521: Experiential Learning Lab II

NURS-1410: Holistic Health Assessment I

NURS-1512: Clinical Practicum I

NURS-1310: Pharmacology & Medication Management I

NURS-1612: Consolidated Practicum I. 2 weeks daily full-time clinical placement – normally starts in June.

 


Year 2 - Fall

NURS-2130: Professional Nursing III

NURS-2531: Experiential Learning Lab III

NURS-2420: Holistic Health Assessment II

NURS-2522: Clinical Practicum II

NURS-2810: Adult Health & Health Alterations I

NURS-2320: Pharmacology & Medication Management II

PSYC-3390: Health Psychology

 

Year 2 – Winter

NURS-2541: Experiential Learning Lab IV

NURS-2532: Clinical Practicum III

NURS-2820: Adult Health & Health Alterations II

NURS-2920: Maternal and Newborn Care

NURS-2520: Psychiatric/Mental Health

SOSC-2500: Basic Quantitative Methods in Social Science (theory & lab); OR

STAT-2910: Statistics for the Sciences (theory & tutorial)

NURS-2622: Consolidated Practicum II. 2 weeks daily full-time clinical placement – normally starts in May

 


Year 3 - Fall

NURS-3551: Experiential Learning Lab V

NURS-3542: Clinical Practicum IV

NURS-3830: Adult Health & Health Alterations III

NURS-3940: Care of Children & Youth

NURS-3950: Nursing Research

NURS-3960: Community Health Nursing

Year 3 – Winter

NURS-3140: Professional Nursing IV

NURS-3561: Experiential Learning Lab VI

NURS-3552: Clinical Practicum V

NURS-3840: Adult Health & Health Alterations IV

NURS-3970: Health Issues in Gerontology

PHIL-XXXX: Culture, Health, and Social Justice on Turtle Island

NURS-3632: Consolidated Practicum IIII. 2 weeks daily full-time clinical placement – normally starts late April

 


Year 4 - Fall

NURS-4150: Professional Nursing V

NURS-4571: Experiential Learning Lab VII

NURS-4980: Palliative Care

NURS-4990: Global Health

NURS-4XXX: Nurse specialty option course

- OR -

NURS-4562: Integrated Clinical Practicum: Community (192 hours) AND

NURS-4572: Integrated Clinical Practicum: Hospital (192 hours) AND Integrated Rounds

*if theory courses taken in Fall, clinical practicum courses taken in winter, or vice-versa

 


Professional Nursing I

This is the first in a series of five courses that address professional nursing practice. The learner is introduced to the roles and responsibilities of registered nurses and fundamental concepts of professional nursing practice. Emphasis is on exploring the concept of health and professional nursing skills (i.e. critical thinking, therapeutic communication, evidence-informed decision-making, teaching and learning) that promote patient/client and family-centred care. 


Writing for the Professional Nurse

This course introduces the principles of effective written communication that are essential in the diverse roles of a nursing professional. The aim is to help the learner develop the skills to accurately and reliably communicate written information in a variety of forms: personal reflections, documentation in charts/records, and scholarly writings (e.g., educational materials, abstracts, posters, journal articles, project reports).


Human Anatomy & Physiology I

This is the first of two courses that introduce the learner to the foundations of anatomy and physiology within the context of nursing and health. Content includes an overview of the structure, function, and organization of the human body (from the cellular level, to tissues, organs, and organ systems) and review of selected organ systems such as the integumentary, nervous, endocrine, hematologic, and musculoskeletal systems. Review of systems will incorporate the anatomy and physiology of the system and its relevance, and importance to patient/client care. 


Experiential Learning Lab I

This is the first in a series of seven onsite experiential learning labs in which the learner will apply theory to clinical practice through a variety of interactive and simulated activities. In this course, the learner is introduced to clinical and communication skills for the professional nurse. 


Professional Nursing II

This is the second in a series of five courses addressing professional nursing practice. The learner will explore concepts that contribute to safer, high quality patient/client-centered health care systems. Examples include: leadership, collaboration, quality, and nursing informatics. The learner is introduced to the history and structure of the Canadian health care system. They explore the legal and professional roles and responsibilities of registered nurses in various care settings, and how nurses promote community and population health. 


Human Anatomy & Physiology II

This is the second of two courses that introduce the learner to the foundations of anatomy and physiology within the context of nursing and health. Emphasis is on interrelationships among the cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. The learner will also examine the regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis.  


Experiential Learning Lab II

This is the second in a series of seven onsite experiential learning labs in which the learner will apply theory to clinical practice through a variety of interactive and simulated activities. In this course, the learner will apply introductory holistic health assessment skills, and selected clinical and communication skills for professional nursing. 


Holistic Health Assessment I

This is the first of two courses that introduce the learner to concepts and principles underlying the holistic health assessment of the well adult. In this introductory course, the focus is on the development of interviewing and history taking skills, and foundational health assessment skills (physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual). The learner will recognize normal findings and deviations from normal and communicate assessment findings to promote health. 


Clinical Practicum I

This is the first in a series of clinical practica that provide the learner with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in clinical practice settings. The learner will practice professionalism, components of holistic health assessment, and communication skills with the adult population, in the context of family and community. 


Pharmacology & Medication Management I

This is the first in a sequence of two pharmacology courses. This course introduces the learner to the fundamentals of the science of pharmacology and safe medication management. Selected herbal, over-the-counter, and major drug classifications are introduced.


Consolidated Practicum I

This course provides the learner with the opportunity to consolidate knowledge and skills in a clinical practice setting. The learner will practice professionalism, selected clinical and health assessment skills, and communication skills with the adult population in the context of family and community.