Masters of Nursing thesis, report/project course descriptions 

Nurs 6018 Nursing Leadership, Ethics and Health Policy - 3 credit hour

Proposed Calendar Description pending approval from UNB School of Graduate Studies

In this course students will examine leadership, ethics and health policy, exploring their intersections in the context of advanced nursing practice. Students will analyze models of leadership and their influence in the ecology of health care environments at multiple levels. Concepts related to professional advocacy and health policy as they influence advanced nursing practice and client outcomes in Primary Health Care will be explored. This is a core course for all streams.

Nurs 6012  Health Research Statistics - 3 credit hour

Provides students with a foundation for planning, conducting, reporting and critiquing the analysis of quantitative data. An understanding of statistical procedures is fostered through the discussion of underlying concepts and principles, rather than mathematical equations. Assumptions underlying various parametric and non-parametric statistical tests are discussed, as well as strategies for testing and dealing with any violations of these assumptions. This is a core course in all streams.

Nurs 6013 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing - 3 credit hour

Builds on foundational knowledge of nursing theories and critically reflects on the utility of theories in guiding advanced practice.  Explores the interplay between nursing theories and those from other disciplines and encourages development of a clear understanding of the philosophical, scientific and contextual underpinnings of the nursing profession. Students are prepared to articulate an advanced nursing perspective for engaging in leadership, clinical, consultative, and collaborative and research roles.  This is a core course in all streams.

Nurs 6016 Research and Evidence Informed Nursing I - 3 credit hour

Proposed Calendar Description pending approval from UNB School of Graduate Studies

Explores the link between research paradigms, methodologies, methods, and principles of inquiry toward the advancement of nursing knowledge and practice
. This is a core course in all steams.

Nurs 6017 Research and Evidence Informed Nursing II - 3 credit hour

Proposed Calendar Description pending approval from UNB School of Graduate Studies

Builds on foundations of Research and Evidence Informed Nursing Part 1 by emphasizing the evaluation, interpretation, and application of evidence. Students develop the ability to identify, critique, and use best evidence to inform decisions in nursing practice, scholarship, and research. Pre-requisite: Research and Evidence Informed Nursing Part 1. This is a core course in all streams.

Nurs 6102 Advanced Practice - 3 credit hour

Proposed Calendar Description pending approval from UNB School of Graduate Studies

In this course students will analyze the professional abilities required for policy engagement and advanced nursing practice within multidimensional health care environments. The focus is on developing professional advocacy and related skills required to influence health policy in the student’s specialized area of practice. Includes a 35 hour practicum in relevant policy engagement for advanced practice nursing.

Nurs 6234 Independent Study in Nursing Research - 3 credit hour

The Independent Study course will be done with a faculty advisor for the purpose of exploring, in depth, issues of method and substance relevant to preparing for the thesis research. Get the Blueprint here.

Nurs 6996 Report/Project or Nurs 6997 Thesis