Nursing

Nursing courses in the BN, BN ASP programs are not open to students unless they are enrolled in one of these programs. Exceptions to this are NURS 1232, NURS 1324 and NURS 3052.

Nursing program description.

NOTE: See the beginning of Section H for abbreviations, course numbers and coding.

NURS1012Introduction to Nursing as a Profession4ch (4C)
Introduction to the foundations of nursing as a profession, including its heritage and practices. Examines UNB nursing curriculum and philosophy.
NURS1014Introduction to the Canadian Health Care System2ch (2C)
Explores the structure of the Canadian healthcare system. Examines current service delivery issues as they influence nursing and the health of Canadians.
NURS1121ASP Introduction to Nursing and Health4 ch (4C)

Introduction to foundations of nursing as a profession including nursing roles, values, and practices. Explores concepts of wellness, health, and illness within the context of the profession of nursing, primary health care and the Canadian Health Care System .

NURS1131ASP Helping Relationships3 ch (2C 1L/T)

Explores the helping relationship within the context of nursing practice. Students will develop counseling skills. Includes required Jabs and/or tutorials.

Prerequisites: NURS 1135 and NURS 1136.
NURS1135ASP Enhancing Well-Being in Situations of Chronicity4 ch (4C)

Explores the experiences of people living with chronic physical and mental/psychiatric conditions and the impact on their capacity to achieve well-being. Examines nursing therapeutics to support and enhance well-being.

Pre- or Co-requisites: NURS 1121 and NURS 1136.

NURS1136ASP Practicum: Wellness and Chronicity4 ch (4L)

Complements and supplements NURS 1135 and NURS 1131. Application of wellness concepts as they relate to clients living with chronic conditions. Involves health assessment and application of relevant nursing therapeutics and roles in the institutional setting.

Pre- or Co-requisites: NURS 1121; NURS 1135 and NURS 1142.

NURS1142ASP Health Assessment4 ch (3C 1L)

Designed to establish the foundation required for health assessment. Expands the concept of health, health promotion and health lifestyle choices as they apply to health assessment, including health assessment techniques and data interpretive skills. The lab component focuses on the practical application of health assessment. 

Co-requisiteNURS 1166.
NURS1225Health and Wellness3 ch (3C)

Explores social, physical, emotional, and intellectual aspects of health, wellness and illness within the framework of primary health care.

Prerequisite: NURS 1012

NURS1235Clinical Practicum: Nursing and Wellness3 ch (3L)

Within various clinical settings, explores the concepts of wellness, health, and illness within the framework of primary health care. 

Pre- or Co-requisite: NURS 1225.
NURS1305Introduction to Health Assessment4ch (3C 1L)

Addresses physical and psychosocial assessment throughout the lifespan. Includes lab experiences.

Prerequisite: NURS 1012.
NURS1306Introduction to Helping Relationships5ch (4C 1L)

Explores the helping relationship within the context of nursing practice. Students will develop counseling skills. Includes required labs and/or tutorials.

Prerequisite: NURS 1012.
NURS1324Indigenous Perspectives on Health and Wellness3 ch
The focus of this course is to build an understanding of Indigenous health, community wellness and cultural safety, to promote equitable health care practice and policy. In this course, students will examine Indigenous models of health and healing, storytelling and tools for allyship.
NURS2041Health Assessment4 ch (3C 1L)

Addresses physical and psychosocial assessment throughout the lifespan. Includes lab experiences.

Co-requisiteNURS 2135
NURS2063Concentrated ClinicalPractice I3 ch (3L)
This integrative practice experience will further enhance development of abilities to assess, intervene and evaluate nursing practice while supporting clients and their families experiencing child-bearing, or those living with chronic health or mental health challenges.*

Pre- or Co-requisites: NURS 2155 and NURS 2187

NURS2132Pharmacotherapeutics3 ch (3C)

Includes theory and principles of pharmacology as they apply to nursing. Provides requisite knowledge to administer medications, provide patient education, and assess potential for adverse events related to drug and lifestyle issues. Theory will include basic legal and safety issues related to drug administration by the nurse. 

Prerequisites: NURS 1235, BIOL 1782 or equivalent. 

NURS2133ASP Pharmacotherapeutics3 ch (3C)

Includes theory and principles of pharmacology as they apply to nursing. Provides requisite knowledge to administer medications, provide patient education, and assess potential for adverse events related to drug and lifestyle issues. Theory includes basic legal and safety issues related to drug administration by the nurse. Incorporates increased student support for application of the related concepts.

Prerequisite: NURS 1136 or permission of the instructor for BMLS students. 

NURS2135Chronic Health Challenges3 ch (3C)

Focuses on the impact/influences of long term health challenges on clients. Examines rehabilitative and supporting nursing practice.

Prerequisite: NURS 1235.

NURS2145Mental Health Challenges3 ch (3C)

Explores the experiences of persons living with mental illness and examines related nursing therapeutics.

Prerequisite: NURS 1235

NURS2155Clinical Practicum I4 ch (4L)

In various clinical settings, students will be provided opportunities to assess, implement and evaluate care with young families, clients living with mental health challenges or chronic health issues.

Pre-or Co-requisites: NURS 2135 or NURS 2177; NURS 2145.

NURS2171ASP Young Families Health3 ch (3C)

Explores the factors influencing the ability of young families to achieve health as they define it. Covers the processes involved in establishing and maintaining health of young families particularly as they undergo transitions such as childbearing.

Prerequisite: NURS 1136.

Co-requisites: NURS 2172 and NURS 2173.

NURS2172ASP Clinical Practicum5 ch (5L)

This clinical course has two foci; one with young families, the other with clients living with mental health challenges. In each component the students will have opportunities to explore, develop, and support behaviors, in partnership with clients. This course is designed to provide students, in partnership with clients, opportunities to explore family processes, and develop and implement strategies to support health behaviours of young families and clients living with mental health challenges.

Prerequisite: NURS 1136.

Co-requisites: NURS 2171 and NURS 2173.
NURS2173ASP Pediatric Community Clinical Practicum 2 ch (2L)

This integrative practice experience will provide students an opportunity to apply concepts of growth and development, family centered care, health promotion, and communication with children, adolescents, and their families (the client). 

Co-requisites: NURS 2171 and NURS 2172.
NURS2177Young Families' Health3 ch (3C)

Focuses on promoting the health of childbearing families. Encompasses the childbearing experience.

Co-requisiteNURS 2155 or NURS 2187.
NURS2187Clinical Practicum II3 ch (3L)

In institution and community settings, students will develop and implement strategies to explore, develop, and support positive health behaviours of young families, individuals living with mental health challenges, or chronic health issues. 

Pre- or Co-requisites: NURS 2135 or NURS 2177; NURS 2145.
NURS3031Helping Relationships3 ch (2C 1L/T)

Explores the helping relationship within the context of nursing practice. Students will develop more advanced counseling skills. The use of labs and/or tutorials may vary with the teaching sites. 

Co-requisite: NURS 3073 or NURS 3074 or with permission of instructor. 

NURS3053The Canadian Health Care System2 ch (2C)

Explores the structure of the Canadian healthcare system. Examines current service delivery issues as they influence nursing and the health of Canadians.

NURS3065Community and Population Health Nursing4 ch (4C)

Focuses on the role of the nurse in the community and public health nursing, using the population health framework. Addresses principles of community assessment and development, program planning, and other strategies that are supported through a population health perspective, with particular emphasis on populations, and social, political and economic determinants of health.

Pre-requisite: NURS 2063 or (NURS 2172 and NURS 2173).

Co-requisite: NURS 3066 or NURS 3068.

NURS3066Clinical Practicum: Community and Population Health Nursing 5 ch (5L)

Applies principles of community assessment, planning, and development when working in community settings with diverse populations.

PrerequisitesNURS 2172 and NURS 2173.

Co-requisiteNURS 3065.

NURS3068Clinical Practicum: Community and Population Health Nursing 5 ch (5L)

Using a popluation health focus students will apply principles of community assessment, planning and development when working in community settings with diverse populations.

Prerequisite: NURS 2063.

Co-requisite: NURS 3065.

NURS3072Acute Health Challenges3 ch (3C)

Examines the client's experience of acute health challenges, with the focus on nursing therapeutics.

Prerequisites: NURS 3065 and NURS 3066 or NURS 3068.

Co-requisite: NURS 3073 or NURS 3074.

NURS3073Clinical Practicum: Acute Health Challenges5 ch (5L)

In this clinical practice experience, students will have the opportunity to care for clients and families in acute care environments. 

Pre- or Co-requisiteNURS 3072.

NURS3074Clinical Practicum: Acute Health Challenges 4 CH (4L)

In this clinical practice experience, students will have the opportunity to care for clients and families in acute care environments.

Pre- or Co-requisite: NURS 3072.

NURS3082Theoretical Foundations of Nursing3 ch (3C)

Explores the theoretical foundations of nursing practice and research, including clinical analysis of theories and concepts related to nursing. 

Prerequisite: Completion of first year or permission of the instructor.

NURS3092Nursing Research3 ch (3C)

Critically examines the purpose, processes, and utilization of nursing research. Explores the interaction between theory and evidence-informed practice.

Prerequisite: STAT 2263 or equivalent, completion of second year. 

NURS3103Concentrated Clinical Practice II3 ch (3L)

An integrative practice experience with clients and families in the acute care setting. 

Prerequisite: NURS 3074

NURS4113Families within Populations3 ch (3C)

Explores the experiences of families living with complex health challenges from a population health perspective. Focuses on nursing therapeutics with further development of independent clinical judgement and decision making appropriate to primary health care.

Prerequisite: NURS 3073 (or NURS 3103).

Co-requisites: NURS 4121, NURS 4125 (or NURS 4124 and NURS 4176).

NURS4121Nursing in Complex Situations3 ch (3C)

Explores the client's experience of complex health challenges. Examines related nursing therapeutics with an emphasis on clinical judgment and decision making.

Prerequisite: NURS 3073 or (NURS 3103).

Co-requisites: NURS 4113 and NURS 4123, NURS 4124 or NURS 4125.

NURS4124ASP Clinical Practicum: Nursing Families in Complex Situations4 ch (4L)

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to care for families who have at least one member experiencing an acute or chronic illness. Students will be expected to care for families in multiple settings, including their home and hospital. Students will integrate and apply the theory examined in NURS 4113 and NURS 4121 in this practice setting.

Pre or Co-requisites: NURS 4113 and NURS 4121.

NURS4125Clinical Practicum: Nursing Families in Complex Situations5 ch (5L)

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to care for families who have at least one member experiencing an acute or chronic illness, as well as consideration of the health of populations.  Students will be expected to care for families in multiple settings, including their home and hospital. Students will integrate and apply the theory examined in NURS 4113 and NURS 4121 in this practice setting. 

Pre or Co-requisites: NURS 4111 and NURS 4121

NURS4153Preceptorship12ch (12L)

A preceptored clinical experience developed in collaboration with the student.

PrerequisiteNURS 4125 (or NURS 4124 and NURS 4176).

Co-Requisite: NURS4185.
NURS4165Integrated Nursing Care2 ch (2C)

Further explores the experiences of a population living with complex health challenges from a population health perspective. Focuses on nursing therapeutics with further development of independent clinical judgment and decision making appropriate to primary health care. 

Prerequisite: NURS 4123

 Co-requisite: NURS 4175.

NURS4185Trends and Leadership in Nursing3 ch (3C)

Explores trends in the Nursing Profession. Examines organizational theory and leadership roles of nurses. Explores the foundations of professional development and practice.

Prerequisite: NURS 4124 or (NURS 4125).

Co-requisite: NURS 4153.

NURS4234Independent Study3 ch (3C/L)

An independent study program under the guidance of a faculty member is pursued on the basis of student interest in any area of nursing. Faculty approval required.

NURS4242Nursing Theory for Exchange Students3 ch (3C)

The content of the course will be determined by the needs of the visiting student. Nursing students who come on exchange have special needs for theory. This course will provide an avenue for these needs to be covered within a single course.

NURS4252Clinical Nursing Experience for Exchange Students3 ch (3L)

The content of this course will be determined by the needs of the visiting student. However, it will be developed around a clinical experience in the hospital or community. Nursing students who come on exchange have special needs for clinical experiences. This course will provide an avenue for these needs to be covered with a single course.