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

Nursing program description.

NURS1011Nursing as a Profession3 ch (3C)

Introduction to the foundations, heritage and practices of nursing as a profession. Examines UNB nursing curriculum and philosophy.

NURS1020Interprofessional Health Mentor Experience1 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.

Co-requisites: NURS 1011, NURS 1032. For BN students only.
NURS1032Professional Relationships3ch (3C)

Introduction to the theoretical foundation of professional relationships in nursing with a focus on self-awareness, communication, caring.

Pre- or Co-requisite: NURS 1011.
NURS1041Health Assessment4 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.

Pre-requisites: NURS 1032, NURS 1011.Co-requisite: NURS 1235, NURS 1225, and BIOL 1442.
NURS1225Nursing and Wellness3 ch (3C)

Explores the concepts of wellness, health and illness within the framework of primary health care.

Prerequisites: NURS 1011, NURS 1032.

Co-requisite: NURS 1235

NURS1235Clinical Practice: Nursing and Wellness3 ch (9L)

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

Prerequisites: NURS 1032, NURS 1011.

Co-requisite: NURS 1225

NURS1323Indigenous Perspectives on Health and Wellness3 ch (3C)
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 the course, students will examine indigenous models of health and healing, storytelling, and tools for allyship.
NURS2011Concepts for Professional Nursing Practice3 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.

NURS2051Clinical Decision Making3 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. 

NURS2063Concentrated Clinical Practice I4 ch

An integrative practice experience with young families and/or individual clients and their families living with chronic health challenges. 

Prerequisites: All Year 2 nursing courses and BIOL 2831, BIOL 2852.

NURS2132Pharmacology3 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.

PrerequisitesNURS 2135 and BIOL 2831.

Corequisite: BIOL 2852.

NURS2135Chronic Health Challenges3 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.

Co-requisiteNURS 2157, NURS 2041, BIOL 2831.

NURS2145Mental Health Challenges3 ch (3C)

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

Prerequisites: NURS 2041, NURS 2135, NURS 2157, BIOL 2831.

Co-requisite. NURS 2189.

NURS2157Clinical Practicum I4 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. 

Pre and Co-requisites: NURS 2135, NURS 2041, BIOL 2831.

NURS2177Young Families' Health3 ch (3C)

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

Prerequisite: NURS 1235.

Co-requisite: NURS 2189.

NURS2189Clinical Practicum II4 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.

Pre-requsites: NURS 2157, NURS 2177 and NURS 2135.

Co-requisite: NURS 2145.
NURS3033Communications 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.

NURS3061Issues 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.

Co-requisite: NURS 3092.
NURS3064Community Development I3 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

Co-requisites:NURS 3067 and NURS 3092.
NURS3067Community and Population Health Nursing4 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.

Co-requisites: NURS 3064 and NURS 3092.
NURS3071Acute Health Challenges3 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.

NURS3073Clinical Practice: Acute Health Challenges4 ch (12L)

Complements and supplements NURS 3071

NURS3081Theoretical Foundations of Nursing3 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. 

NURS3092Nursing 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.

NURS3703Concentrated Clinical Practice II4 ch

An integrative experience.

Prerequisites: All required year three nursing courses and BIOL 3251.

NURS4142Issues and Leadership in Healthcare3 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.

NURS4152Concentrated Clinical Practice III12 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.

Prerequisite:  All preceding required credits for the BN program.
NURS4211Families with Multiple Challenges2 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.

Co-requisite: NURS 4321, NURS 4322 for BN students. 

NURS4234Independent Study3 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.

NURS4321Nursing in Complex Situations3 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.

NURS4322Clinical Practicum: Nursing in Complex Situations4 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.

Co-requisites: NURS 4321 and NURS 4211.