NOTE: See the beginning of Section F for abbreviations, course numbers and coding.
Nursing program description.
|NURS1011||Nursing as a Profession||3 ch (3C)|
Introduction to the foundations, heritage and practices of nursing as a profession. Examines UNB nursing curriculum and philosophy.
|NURS1020||Interprofessional Health Mentor Experience||1 ch (1C)|
Introduction to Interprofessional education and practice delivered through an innovative learning opportunity through partnerships with Dalhousie Medicine and NBCC. Students will have opportunities to develop interprofessionol communication skills and understandings of interprofessional patient/client-centered care through learning about chronic conditions and/or disabilities and their management from the perspecitve of persons living with conditions/disabilities.
|NURS1032||Professional Relationships||3ch (2C 1T)|
Introduction to the theoretical foundations of caring, relational aspects of caring in nursing practice, and beginning counselling skills.
|NURS1225||Nursing and Wellness||3 ch (3C)|
Explores the concepts of wellness, health and illness within the framework of primary health care.
Co-requisite: NURS 1235
|NURS1235||Clinical Practice: Nursing and Wellness||3 ch (9L)|
Supplements NURS 1225. Designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply theory and acquire skills in clinical environments.
Co-requisite: NURS 1225.
|NURS2011||Concepts for Professional Nursing Practice||3 ch (3C)|
Includes core concepts (health, client, environment, nursing), nursing standards, professional issues (ethics, legal, collaboration) and primary health care with particular emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. For BN/RN and LPN Bridge students only.
|NURS2041||Health Assessment||4 ch (3C 1L)|
Addresses physical, psycho-social and cultural assessment throughout the lifespan with an emphasis on adults. The nurse's role in health promotion is explored. Includes a lab component.
|NURS2052||Clinical Decision Making||3 ch (2C 3L)|
A hybrid course that combines concepts essential for a comprehensive health assessment, safe delivery of medications in a complex care environment, and lab experiences in physiology. Using a primary health care framework, the course will enhance clinical judgement, interpretation of clinical findings, and appropriate nursing actions that result from both. This course is intended for LPN Bridge students only.
|NURS2063||Concentrated Clinical Practice I||4ch (12L)|
An integrative practice experience with young families and/or individual client and their families living with chronic health and or mental health challenges.
|NURS2132||Pharmacology||3 ch (3C)|
Includes theory and principles of pharmacology relevant to nursing. Provides knowledge to administer medications, provide client education and assess potential for adverse events related to medication and lifestyle issues. Theory will include basic legal and safety issues related to drug administration by the nurse.
Prerequisites: All required nursing and non-nursing courses in the fall term of Year 2.
Corequisite: BIOL 2852
|NURS2135||Chronic Health Challenges||3 ch (3C)|
Focuses on the impact and influences of long-term health challenges on individual clients and their families. Examines rehabilitative and supportive nursing practice.
Prerequisite: NURS 1235.
|NURS2145||Mental Health Challenges||3 ch (3C)|
Explores the experiences of persons living with mental illnesses and examines related nursing therapeutics.
Co-requisite. NURS 2189.
|NURS2157||Clinical Practicum I||4 ch (12L)|
In various clinical settings, students will be provided opportunities to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care while supporting individual clients and their families living with chronic health challenges.
|NURS2177||Young Families' Health||3 ch (3C)|
Focuses on promoting the health of childbearing and child-rearing families. Encompasses the childbearing experience.
Co-requisite: NURS 2189.
|NURS2189||Clinical Practicum II||3 ch (9L)|
Provides students with the opportunity to apply theory and acquire skills in practice environments.
|NURS3033||Communications in Health Care||3 ch (2C 1T)|
Explores more advanced skills in helping relationships with patients/clients, and focuses on the development of skills related to effective collaboration with members of intra-professional and inter-professional health care teams. Cross listed with HSCI 3033.
Prerequisites: Completion of Year 2 NURS courses or designated LPN Bridge courses.
|NURS3061||Issues in the Canadian Health Care System||2 ch (2C)|
This course focuses on the history and organization of the Health Care System and discusses current health care issues. Cross listed with HSCI 3061.
|NURS3064||Community Development I||4 ch (4C)|
Focuses on community assessment and program planning in institutional and non-institutional settings. Students assess primary health care needs of a community, and are involved with planning, implementing, and evaluating health care programs for target groups.
|NURS3067||Clinical Practicum: Community Development I||4 ch (12L)|
Emphasis is placed on applying program development skills in community settings.
|NURS3071||Acute Health Challenges||3 ch (3C)|
Examines the client’s experience of acute health challenges, with a focus on nursing therapeutics.
Prerequisites: All required nusring and non- nursing courses in fall-term of year 3.
Co-requisite: NURS 3073.
|NURS3073||Clinical Practice: Acute Health Challenges||4 ch (12L)|
Complements and supplements NURS 3071.
|NURS3081||Theoretical Foundations of Nursing||3 ch (3C)|
Explores theoretical foundations of nursing practice and research, including critical analysis of theories and concepts related to nursing.
Prerequisite: NURS 3092 for BN and BN/RN students.
|NURS3092||Nursing Research (Cross-Listed: HSCI 3091)||3 ch (3C)|
Introduces the purpose, process and utilization of nursing research. Introduces an exploration of the interrelationship between theory and practice and critique of published reports.
Prerequisite or co-requisite: STAT 2263 or approved substitute.
|NURS3167||Clinical Practicum: Integrated Care||2ch (6L)|
Provides students with the opportunity to apply theory and acquire skills in practice environment continuing with Population Health Promotion with an emphasis on health policy.
|NURS3703||Concentrated Clinical Practice II||4 ch (12L)|
An integrative experience to practice acquired and new nursing skills in institutional settings.
|NURS4142||Issues and Leadership in Nursing Practice||3 ch (3C)|
Critically evaluates current issues affecting the nursing profession, including concepts relating to nursing leadership and nursing management as well as the influence of organizational structures on nursing work. Examines mandates of nursing professional associations, unions, and the Acts and Standards (including ethics) governing nursing practice.
Prerequisites: Completion of Year 3 courses for BN students; completion of NURS 2011 for BN/RN students.
|NURS4152||Concentrated Clinical Practice III||12 ch (36L)|
A preceptored clinical experience in which student learning is facilitated by a registered nurse preceptor in one nursing practice setting and a nursing program representative in a faculty liaison role.
|NURS4211||Families with Multiple Challenges||3 ch (3C)|
Explores the impact of complex health challenges on the family. Examines the implications for nursing practice.
|NURS4234||Independent Study||3 ch|
An elective 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.
|NURS4321||Nursing in Complex Situations||3 ch (3C)|
Explores clients’ experiences of complex health challenges. Examines related nursing therapeutics with an emphasis on clinical judgment and decision making.
Prerequisite: NURS 3703.
Co-requisite: NURS 4322.
|NURS4322||Clinical Practicum: Nursing in Complex Situations||4 ch (12L)|
Provides students with the opportunity to care for families who have at least one member experiencing an acute or chronic illness.
Prerequisite: NURS 3703 for BN students.