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 interprofessional communication skills and understandings of interprofessional patient/client-centered care through learning about chronic conditions and/or disabilities and their management from the perspective of persons living with conditions/disabilities.
|NURS1032||Professional Relationships||3ch (3C)|
Introduction to the theoretical foundation of professional relationships in nursing with a focus on self-awareness, communication, caring.
|NURS1041||Health Assessment||4 ch (3C 1L)|
Addresses physical, psychosocial and cultural assessment throughout the lifespan. With an emphasis on adults. The nurse's role in health promotion is explored. Includes a lab component.
|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)|
Within various clinical settings, explores the concepts of wellness, health, and illness within the framework of primary health care.
Co-requisite: NURS 1225.
|NURS1323||Indigenous Perspectives on Health and Wellness||3 ch (3C)|
|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. LPN Bridge students only.
|NURS2051||Clinical Decision Making||3 ch (3C)|
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||4 ch|
An integrative practice experience with young families and/or individual clients and their families living with chronic 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.
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 families. Encompasses the childbearing experience.
Prerequisite: NURS 1235.
Co-requisite: NURS 2189.
|NURS2189||Clinical Practicum II||4 ch|
Provides students with the opportunity to apply theory and acquire skills in practice environments with a focus on young families and mental health challenges.
|NURS3033||Communications in Health Care (Cross=listed: HSCI 3032)||3 ch (3C)|
Explores more advanced communication skills in helping relationships with patients/clients and focuses on the continuing development of skills related to effective collaboration with members of intra-and inter-professional health care terms.
Pre-requisite: Succesful completion of Year 2 of the BN Program or LPN Bridge.
|NURS3061||Issues in the Canadian Health Care System (Cross-Listed: HSCI 3061)||3 ch (3C)|
Explores the structure of the Canadian health care system. Examines current service delivery issues as they influence nursing and the health of Canadians. Cross listed with HSCI 3061.
Prerequisites: NURS 2063 for BN students, all required LPN Bridge Courses for BN/LPN.
|NURS3064||Community Development I||3 ch|
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.
Prerequisites: NURS 2063 for BN students, all required LPN Bridge courses for BN/LPN students and
|NURS3067||Community and Population Health Nursing||4 ch|
Emphasis is placed on applying program development skills in community settings.
Prerequisites: NURS 2063 for BN students, all required LPN Bridge courses for BN/LPN students.
|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 nursing 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 3092)||3 ch (3C)|
Critically examines the purposes, processes, and utilization of research in health care. Explores the interaction between theory and evidence‐based practice. Cross-listed with HSCI 3092.
Note: Credit will only be given to one of HSCI 3092 or NURS 3092.
Prerequisite: STAT 2263 or approved substitute. Completion of all Year 2 courses in the BN or BHS program or equivalent.
|NURS3703||Concentrated Clinical Practice II||4 ch|
An integrative experience.
|NURS4142||Issues and Leadership in Healthcare||3 ch (3C)|
Explores trends in the healthcare professions. Examines organizational theory and leadership roles of healthcare professionals. Explores the foundations of professional development and practice.
Prerequisites: All required year three nursing courses for the BN program.
|NURS4152||Concentrated Clinical Practice III||12 ch|
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||2 ch (2C)|
From the family perspective, explores the impact of long-term complex health challenges on the family. Examines the implications for nursing practice.
Prerequisites: NURS 3703 for BN students.
|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. 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 4211 and NURS 4321 in this practice setting.
Prerequisite: NURS 3703 for BN students.