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NURSING: COURSES

Note 1: Only 63-399, 63-351, and 63-391 are open to non-nursing students. These courses will not necessarily be offered each year.

Note 2: Theory courses are marked with a “(T)” next to the course title. Clinical courses are marked with a "(C)" next to the course title.

Note 3: For all nursing students, a minimum of 60% is required to complete/pass any nursing theory course. A minimum 60% grade is required to meet any nursing theory course prerequisites. (i.e. courses that are coded 63-xxx).

63- 166. Health Assessment I (T)
This introductory course in Health assessment will introduce the learner to history taking and physical examination skills. Through lectures, readings, case studies and practice in the laboratory, students will learn and practice performing a holistic health history and the techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation for system examinations. Students will learn to gather data from their subjective and objective and lab work assessments and begin to identify normal findings as well as concerning signs and symptoms, unhealthy lifestyle practices and unexpected findings. The focus of the course will be on assessment of the pediatric, adult and elderly client with a brief overview of neonatal assessment. (Pre-requisite: Nursing Student) (Co-requisite: Registration in all courses required for 1st year fall semester.) (2 lecture hours plus 2 laboratory hours each week.)

63-171. Introduction to Nursing (T)
Professional nursing, its organization, structure, dimensions and responsibilities are explored with an emphasis on the role of the nurse and nursing competencies that facilitate maturation and adaptation of clients. Using critical thinking, students are introduced to the concepts of health, clinical decision-making, problem-solving including the nursing process, communication, caring teaching/learning, and management/ planned change. Students learn to identify the health needs of individu
als. (Corequisites: Registration in all courses required for first year fall semester.) (3 lecture hours a week.)

63-172. Clinical Nursing Experience (C)
A clinical course designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn and practice patient care and care planning skills in simulated and clinical settings. To be taken concurrently with 63-171 in related clinical are
as. (Corequisites: Registration in all courses required for first year fall semester.) (Offered on a Pass/Non-Pass basis.) (6 clinical hours a week.) Total Hours (including orientation, clinical and evaluation) = 77.

63-173. Introduction to Nursing II (T)
Using critical thinking, students learn the nurse's role in health promotion and illness/injury prevention through the use of problem solving, the nursing process, communication, caring, and teaching/learning processes. Students will examine health promotion and illness/injury prevention strategies relative to healthy lifestyle. (Prerequisites: Completion of all year 1 fall nursing courses.) (Corequisites: Registration in all courses required for winter semester.) (3 lecture hours a week.)

63-174. Clinical Nursing Experience (C)
This course provides students with the opportunity to learn and practice health assessment, intervention and evaluation skills for health promotion and disease prevention. Taken concurrently with 63-173 in the related clinical areas. (Prerequisites: Completion of all year 1 fall nursing courses.) (Corequisites: Registration in all courses required for winter semester.) (Offered on a Pass/Non-Pass basis.) (8 clinical hours a week.)Total Hours (including orientation, clinical., simulation and evaluation) = 99.


63-175. Anatomy and Physiology I (T)
This introductory course will expose the beginning nursing student to the foundations of anatomy and physiology within the context of nursing and health. Review of the systems will incorporate not only the anatomy and physiology of the system, but its relevance and importance to the care of the patient. Practical laboratory work will complement lectures and integrate theory with clinical application and health assessment I. (3 lecture hours each week, plus 2 laboratory hours every other week). (Co-requisite: Registration in all courses required for first year fall semester.) (Pre-requisite: Nursing Student) (Cross-listed with 55-175).

63- 176. Health Assessment II (T)
This course is a continuation of Health Assessment I (63-166). The nursing student will continue to take health histories and learn physical examination skills incorporating these into the assessment of new systems. Through lectures, readings, case studies and practice in the laboratory, students will continue to learn and practice performing a holistic health history and the techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation for system examinations. Students will incorporate what they learned in Health Assessment I (63-166) and continue to gather data from their subjective and objective and lab work assessments and identify normal findings as well as concerning signs and symptoms, unhealthy lifestyle practices and unexpected findings. The focus of the course will be on assessment of the pediatric, adult and elderly client with a brief overview of neonatal assessment. (Pre-requisite: Nursing Student, 63-166.) (Co-requisite: Registration in all courses required for first year winter semester.) (2 lecture hours plus 2 laboratory hours each week.)

63-177. Anatomy and Physiology II (T)
This course is a continuation of Anatomy and Physiology I (63-175/55-175). The nursing student will continue to learn the foundations of anatomy and physiology within the context of nursing and health sciences. Continued review of the systems not covered in Anatomy and Physiology I will incorporate not only the anatomy and physiology of the system, but its relevance and importance to the care of the patient. Practical laboratory work will complement lectures and integrate theory with clinical application and health assessment II. (3 lecture hours each week, plus 2 laboratory hours every other week). (Co-requisite: Registration in all courses required for first year winter semester. (Pre-requisite 63-175/55-175). (Cross-listed with 55-177).

63-271. Family Health (T)
This course provides an introduction to concepts, theories and models of family as the unit of care within the context of community. Family assessment, roles, coping styles and decision-making patterns are examined. Communication, caring and teaching/learning are emphasized to enable the student to assess families and facilitate health promotion and illness/injury prevention of family members. (Prerequisite: Completion of all year 1 science and nursing courses.) (Corequisites: Registration in all courses required in fall semester of year 2 of the program.) (3 lecture hours a week.)

63-272. Clinical Nursing Experience (C)
This clinical practice course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to learn and practice professional and technical skills including assessment, goal-oriented planning, interventions and evaluation of clinical outcomes for young adults, adults, and older adults experiencing acute and long term health needs within the context of family and community. (Prerequisite: Completion of all year 1 science and nursing courses.) (Corequisites: 63-271. Registration in all courses required in fall semester of year 2 of the program.) (Offered on a Pass/Non Pass basis.) (8 clinical hours a week) Total hours (including orientation, clinical, lab, simulation and evaluation) = 123.

63-273. Nursing Care of Clients with Episodic and Long-Term Health Needs (T)
This course focuses on health, maturation and adaptation of individuals within the context of family and community. The course focuses on young adults, adults, and older adults with alterations in their health status. The course examines the interaction of growth and development, environment and nursing on the maturation and adaptation of individuals with episodic and long-term health needs with predictable outcomes. Using critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, the nursing process, teaching/learning, caring, assessment, and intervention skills, students study the care of clients with select physiological, mental health, and psychosocial health needs. (Prerequisites: Completion of all year 1 science and nursing courses.) (Corequisites: Registration in all courses required in fall semester of year 2 of the program.) (3 lecture hours a week.)

63-274. Clinical Nursing Experience (C)
This clinical practice course emphasizes the continued opportunity to learn and practice professional and technical skills within maternal -child and pediatric settings. (Offered on a Pass/Non Pass Basis.) (Prerequisites: Completion of all year 2 fall semester courses.) (Corequisites: Registration in all nursing and science courses in winter semester.)
(8 clinical hrs/week plus 2 laboratory hrs/week) Total hours (including orientation, clinical, lab and evaluation) = 120.

63-275. Family Health: Child Bearing and Child Rearing Families (T)
This course focuses on the family as the unit of care within the context of community. The course explores child bearing and child rearing families and their development, including reproduction, pregnancy, labor and delivery, as well as maturational and situational crises. Culture, crisis, risk assessment and intervention strategies to promote family health are incorporated. (Prerequisites: Completion of all year 2 fall semester courses.) (Corequisites: Registration in all nursing and science courses in winter semester.) (3 lecture hours a week.)

63-277. Nursing Care of Children and Youth with Episodic and Long-Term Health Needs (T)
This course focuses on health, maturation and adaptation. The course examines the interaction of growth and development, environment and nursing on the maturation and adaptation of children and youth with episodic and long-term health needs with predictable outcomes. Critical thinking, the nursing process, communication, caring and teaching/learning, along with assessment, intervention and evaluation skills are emphasized. (Prerequisites: Completion of all year 2 fall semester courses.) (Corequisites: Registration in all nursing and science courses in winter semester.) (3 lecture hours a week.)

63-278. Clinical Nursing Experience (C)
This clinical practice course is a period of continuous practice taken in intersession/ summer session or as determined by the Faculty of Nursing. The focus is on assessment, goal-oriented interventions and client outcomes within the context of family and community in medical, surgical, maternal child and pediatric settings. (Offered on a Pass/Non Pass basis.) (Prerequisites: Completion of all year 2 nursing and science courses.)
(144 clinical hours over 4 weeks.) Total hours (including orientation, clinical, lab, simulation and evaluation) = 161.

63-279. Pharmacology in Nursing Practice (T)
A course designed to introduce nursing students to the basic concepts and principles of pharmacology related to body systems. Particular emphasis will be placed on the nurse’s responsibilities in drug therapy and the development of clinical reasoning skills necessary for the safe administration of medications. The major classifications of drugs will be examined, along with issues such as the baccalaureate prepared nurse’s role on interdisciplinary teams, patient safety and error reduction in drug administration. (Prerequisites: Successful completion of all year one nursing (63-) courses) (Co-requisite: Registration in all courses required in fall semester
of year 2 of the program.) (3 lecture hours a week.)

63-290. Individualized Clinical Nursing Experience
This clinical practice course is intended for students who were unable to sequentially complete 63-272, 63-274, or 63-278 due to extenuating circumstances. The course emphasizes the practice of professional and technical skills in a clinical setting that will enable to students to obtain course competencies that are consistent with the course that student could not complete as a result of extenuating circumstances. This course may be taken only with special permission, and will be offered only if required resources are available. (Prerequisite: Completion of all year 2 non-clinical nursing courses; clinical course pre-requisites to be determined by the Faculty of Nursing on an individual basis). (Offered on a Pass/Non Pass basis) (40 hours/week for 2 weeks if used to replace 63-272, 63-274 or 40 hours/week for 4 weeks if used to replace 63-278.) (Students who completed 63-272, 63-274, or 63-278 are not eligible to take this course.)

63-351. The Human Meaning of Death (T)
An examination of the human experience of death and dying, the meaning of human life, ethical and cultural aspects, euthanasia, and advanced directives. Lectures, readings, films, and discussions will explore a variety of significant thinkers and concepts concerning death. Through various exercises and shared experiences, students will be encouraged to examine their own feelings and attitudes toward death. (Open to non-nursing students and may be taken as an Arts courseby B.Sc.N. students.) (3 lecture hours a week.)

63-371. Family Nursing: Families Experiencing Crises (T)
This course examines the special needs of families of all ages experiencing crises, including mental health crises and cultural crises. Risk assessment, as well as intervention strategies for families requiring acute, restorative and palliative care are stressed. (Prerequisite: 63-278.) (Corequisites: Registration in all year 3 fall semester courses.) (3 lecture hours a week.)

63-372. Clinical Nursing Experience (C)
This clinical practice course emphasizes the practice of professional and technical skills in the care of children, teens, and adults experiencing complex or multi-system health disruption within the context of family and community. (Prerequisite: 63-278.) (Corequisites: Registration in all year 3 fall semester courses.) (Offered on a Pass/Non Pass basis.)(8 clinical hours a week.) Total hours (including orientation, clinical and evaluation) = 97.


63-373. Nursing Care of Clients with Complex Health Problems I (T)
This course focuses on the exploration of health, maturation and adaptation in adults experiencing complex and/or a multi-system health disruption within the context of family and community. Environment, culture, critical thinking, communication, caring and teaching/learning along with assessment and intervention skills are emphasized. (Prerequisite: 63-278.) (Corequisites: Registration in all year 3 fall semester courses.) (3 lecture hours a week.)

63-374. Clinical Nursing Experience (C)
This clinical practice course emphasizes the practice of professional and technical skills in the care of children, teens, and adults experiencing complex or multi-system health disruption within the context of family and community. (Prerequisites: 63-371, 63-372, 63-373, 63-377 (Corequisites: Registration in all year 3 winter semester nursing courses.) (Offered on a Pass/Non Pass basis.) (8 clinical hours a week) Total hours (including orientation, clinical, simulation and evaluation) = 100.

63-375. Nursing Care of Clients with Complex Health Problems II (T)
This course continues to focus on the exploration of health, maturation and adaptation of adults experiencing complex and/or multi-system health disruptions within the context of family and community. Environment, culture, critical thinking, communication, caring and teaching/learning along with assessment and intervention skills are emphasized.
(Prerequisites: 63-371, 63-372, 63-373, 63-377 (Corequisites: Registration in all year 3 winter semester nursing courses.) (3 lecture hours a week.)

63-376. Advanced Health Assessment
This course is intended to help senior level BScN students strengthen their assessment skills through presentation of cases, experiential learning, helping student to effectively and consistently differentiate their assessments and focus their plans of care. The student will be expected to integrate prior and current learning in deciding what data to collect and what data is important in developing differential nursing diagnoses. Provides an opportunity to focus on critical thinking, diagnostic-reasoning skills as students transition to the novice RN role. (
Prerequisite: 63-278).(1 lecture hr/week plus 2 laboratory hrs/week)

63-377. Nursing Research (T)
An introduction to the research process in nursing. The focus of the course is on enabling the student to appraise and utilize research findings as the basis for evidenced-based nursing practice. (Prerequisites: 63-278, and 02-250 or 65-205.) (Corequisites: Registration in all year 3 fall semester nursing courses.) (3 lecture hours a week.)

63-378. Clinical Nursing Experience (C)
This course is period of continuous clinical practice offered at the end of year three or as determined by the Faculty of Nursing. The focus is on assessment, goal oriented interventions and outcomes associated with clients with complex or multi system health disruption within the context of family and community, in medical, surgical, maternal/child, and paediatric settings. (Prerequisites: Completion of all year three courses). Offered on a Pass/Non Pass basis.
(Prerequisites: 63-371, 63-372, 63-373, 63-377 Offered on a Pass/Non Pass basis. (72 clinical hours over 2 weeks.) Total hours (including clinical and evaluation) = 72.

63-389. Community as Client (T)
An introduction to community theories, models and research, that will assist the student to promote the health of groups, aggregates and communities. Students will explore principles and strategies of assisting communities to build/shape their communities or to change factors, that may will increase healthy lifestyles, access to preventative services, decrease discrepancies in he
alth status and outcomes for different populations including the marginalized, school children, and populations at risk for illness and premature death. The nursing tools of caring, communication, problem solving and teaching/learning are emphasized.(Prerequisites: 63-371, 63-372, 63-373, 63-377 (3 lecture hours a week.) (Credit may not be obtained for both 63-471 and 63-389)

63-390. Individualized Clinical Nursing Experience
This clinical practice course is intended for students who were unable to sequentially complete 63-372, 63-374, or 63-378 due to extenuating circumstances. The course emphasizes the practice of professional and technical skills in the care of individuals across the life span who are experiencing complex or multi-system health disruption within the context of family and community. This course may be taken only with special permission, and will be offered only if required resources are available. (Prerequisite: Completion of all year 3 non-clinical nursing courses; clinical course pre-requisites to be determined by the Faculty of Nursing on an individual basis; all non-specified courses). (Offered on a Pass/Non Pass basis.) (40 hrs/wk for 2 weeks).

63-391. Basic Human Nutrition (T)
A study of the basic principles of nutrition and their relationship to health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, and restorative care. The focus will be on the nutritional requirements of healthy individuals and individuals with health disruptions across the life span. (Prerequisites: 59-191, and one of 55-141, 55-204, 55-205, or 63-177.) (Open to non-nursing students.) (3 lecture hours a week.)

63-399. Selected Topics in Nursing
This selected topics course will offer students an opportunity to study in-depth a topic of interest to individuals preparing for a career in a health profession. The selection of topics will vary from term to term, depending on the expertise of available instructors. May include a lab component depending on the topic. Possible special topics include, Women’s Health,Indigenous Health, etc., but for a complete list of approved courses from within Nursing, please contact the Faculty of Nursing. (Open to non-Nursing students and may be taken to fulfill non-specified course requirements by BScN students.)(3 lecture hours a week, with possible lab component depending on the topic). (May be repeated for credit if content changes)

63-472. Clinical Nursing Experience (C)
This course is a precepted clinical practice experience, which enables the student to synthesize theory, research, and professional and technical skills in clinical nursing practice. The expected student outcome is a beginning skill level in the competencies identified by the College of Nurses of Ontario. (Prerequisites: Completion of all required 300-level Nursing courses, and all non-specified courses.) (Offered on a Pass/Non Pass basis.) (192 clinical hours over 6 or 12 weeks). Total hours (including orientation, clinical, simulation and evaluation) = 204.

63-473. Concepts of Leadership in Nursing Practice (T)
This course focuses o
n the leadership and management roles of the nurse within the context of nurses' scope of practice as defined by current legislation and professional standards and expectations. The course is designed to assist nurses to become effective members of health care organizations both as employees, leaders and future managers. Content will address leadership and management theories, organizational structure, planned change, conflict resolution, organizational communication, problem solving, decision making, strategies for effective delegation, motivation, nursing care delivery approaches, and total quality management. (Prerequisites: Completion of all required 300-level Nursing courses, and all non-specified courses.) (36 lecture hrs over 6 or 12 weeks)

63-476. Clinical Nursing Experience (C)
This course is a precepted clinical practice experience within the context of community as client which enables the student to synthesize theory, research and professional and technical skills in clinical nursing practice. The expected student outcome is a beginning skill level identified by the College of Nurses of Ontario. (Prerequisites: Completion of all required 300-level Nursing courses, and all non-sepcified courses.) (Offered on a Pass/Non Pass basis.)
(16 clinical hrs/week; or 192 total clinical hrs.) Total hours (including orientation, clinical and evaluation) = 201.

63-479. Issues in Global Health
This course will explore selected health issues, trends and epidemiological principles that relate to global health. This will include current research related to social determinants of health; primary health care; health care in low-resource regions and the burden of disease in developed and developing countries. Topics will also include the impact of migration, marginalization, and the effects of globalization and climate change on the health of populations. (Prerequisites: Completion of all required 300-level Nursing courses, and all non-specified courses.) (3 lecture hours a week. Course co-requisites: 63-473 and one of 63-472 or 63-476) (36 lecture hrs over 6 or 12 weeks)

63-481. Transition to Professional Practice
Transition to Professional Practice is a capstone course designed to facilitate transition from the role of nursing student to employment as a professional nurse. Topics discussed will include the ethical, legal, political, professional and interprofessional issues as they relate to professional accountability and safe, competent and compassionate nursing practice. This course culminates in a student designed project. (Pre-requisites 63-471 or 63-389, 63-473 and 63-479. Co-requisites 63-472 or 63-476). (Credit may only be obtained for the pair of 63-475 and 63-477, or 63-481.) (3 lecture hours/week plus scholarly writing lab)

63-490. Individualized Clinical Nursing Experience
This clinical practice course is intended for students who were unable to complete a required Level 4 clinical course (63-472 or 63-476) due to extenuating circumstances. This course emphasizes the practice of professional and technical skills in a clinical setting that will enable to students to obtain course competencies that are consistent with the course that student could not complete as a result of extenuating circumstances. This course may be taken only with special permission, and will be offered only if required resources are available. (Prerequisite: Completion of all non-clinical nursing courses in the level in which the student is enrolled; clinical course pre-requisites to be determined by the Faculty of Nursing on an individual basis). (Offered on a Pass/Non Pass basis) (192 hours over 6-12 weeks) (Students who have successfully completed all of the usual clinical courses for their current academic year are not eligible to take 63-490.)