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 1324, NURS 3052, and NURS 3092

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

NURS1012Introduction to Nursing as a Profession3 ch (3C) [W]
Introduction to the foundations of nursing as a profession, including its heritage and practices. Examines UNB nursing curriculum and philosophy.
NURS1121ASP Introduction to Nursing and Health3 ch (3C) [W]

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 Labs and/or tutorials.

Prerequisites: NURS 1135 and NURS 1136.
NURS1135ASP Enhancing Well-Being in Situations of Chronicity3 ch (4C)

Explores the experiences of people living with chronic 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 1142. 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 1136.
NURS1225Health and Wellness3 ch (3C)

Explores social, physical, emotional, and intellectual aspects of health, wellness and illness within the framework of primary health care. NOTE: Students cannot receive credit for both NURS 1225 and KIN 1081.

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. 

Prerequisite: NURS 1225.
NURS1236Introduction to the Care of the Older Adult3 ch (3C)
Addresses the anticipated physiological and psychosocial changes related to ageing and explores the impacts of the social determinants of health on the health and well-being of older adults and their families. Guides reflection on students' own views of ageing and develops a beginning understanding of gerontological nursing as an area of specialization. Fosters understanding that Registered Nurses have a role in the promotion of the health and well-being of the older adult across care contexts. 
NURS1305Introduction to Health Assessment4 ch (3C 1L)

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

Prerequisite: NURS 1012.
NURS1306Introduction to Helping Relationships4 ch (3C 1L)

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

Co-requisite: 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.
NURS2063Concentrated Clinical Practice 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.


Prerequisite
: 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. Or enrolment in the LPN to BN Pathway.

NURS2133ASP Pharmacotherapeutics4 ch (3C 1L)

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 or NURS 1306.

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 and 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-requisite: NURS 2172 

NURS2172ASP Clinical Practicum: Young Families3 ch (3L)
In partnership with clients, students will explore family processes and implement strategies to support the health of young families. This integrative practice experience will provide an opportunity to apply concepts of growth and development, family centred care, health promotion and communication. 

Prerequisite: NURS 1136.


Co-requisite: NURS 2171.
NURS2175ASP Clinical Practicum: Mental Health3 ch (3L)
In partnership with clients, students will explore and implement strategies to promote mental wellness. This integrative practice experience will provide an opportunity to apply concepts of assessment, intervention, mental health promotion, illness prevention and support of clients of various age groups experiencing mental health challenges. 

Prerequisite: NURS 1136.


Co-requisite: NURS 2145.
NURS2177Young Families' Health3 ch (3C)

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

Co-requisiteNURS 2155.
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, NURS 2177; NURS 2145, NURS 2155.
NURS2217Professional Nursing Practice3 ch (3C) [W]

Builds on the concepts of professional nursing practice gained in Practical Nurse curricula expanding knowledge and practice to the scope of the entry-level Registered Nurse. This course will focus on the communication, professional identity and social justice abilities with the BN curriculum. Particular emphasis on role transition, academic writing and evidence informed practice. 

Prerequisite: Enrolment in the LPN to BN Pathway

NURS2218Enhanced Decision Making in Clinical Practice3 ch (2C 1L)

Using a case-based approach across the life span, builds on assessment, data collection, parmacotherapeutics and clinical decision making of Licensed Practical Nurses. Specific attention will be paid to the abilities of knowledge and its application and critical thinking and skills of analysis within the BN curriculum. Frameworks for recognizing and responding to changes in a client's condition will be introduced (anticipatory thinking).

Prerequisite: Enrolment in the LPN to BN Pathway

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.

Prerequisite: NURS 2063 or NURS 1136.

Co-requisite: NURS 3066 or NURS 3068.

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

Applies a population health focus in community settings with diverse population.

Prerequisite: NURS 2063 or NURS 1306

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 5 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-requisite: NURS 3072.

NURS3082Theoretical Foundations of Nursing3 ch (3C) [W]

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. 

NURS3145Advanced Therapeutic Communication3 ch (2C 1L)
Building on a foundation of therapeutic communication, develops advanced communication skills and beginning counselling skills to futher develop abilities to establish advanced therapeutic relationships when working with individuals and groups using a Trauma and Violence Informed (TVI) lens across the lifespan. 

Prerequisite: NURS 2145 or completion of the LPN pathway.
NURS4113Families within Populations3 ch (3C) [W]

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, and 4123, 4124 or 4125

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 Situations6 ch (6L)

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

NURS4145Mental Health Nursing in Complex Situations3 ch (3C)
Develops skills for the assessment, planning, delivery, and evaluation of evidence informed care for clients and families across the lifespan experiencing complex mental health challenges. Critical theory and Trauma and Violence Informed (TVI) approaches will be used to frame content. 

Prerequisites: NURS 3145.
NURS4153Preceptorship12 ch (12L)

A preceptored clinical experience developed in collaboration with the student.

Prerequisite: NURS 4125 or NURS 4124.

Co-Requisite: NURS 4185.
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.