Nursing

Nursing

First semester
101-1N1-LE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (3-2-3) 75 HRS / 2 2/3 CR

Anatomy and Physiology I introduces students to a broad range of fundamental concepts in biology. Emphasis is placed on the integration of knowledge of the human body and its multiple functions. This course is designed specifically for the Nursing program.

180-101-LE FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING I (CHRONIC – LONG TERM CARE) (4-7*-4) 165 HRS / 5 CR
*4 LAB, 3 CLINICAL

This course is delivered in the first semester of the program and provides the nursing student with an overview of nursing, including the role and responsibilities of the nurse from a professional, ethical and legal perspective. The student is introduced to fundamental nursing concepts, basic skills and the care context.

350-1N1-LE LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT (3-0-3) 45 HRS / 2 CR

Students will be exposed to different theories, concepts and research findings that will help them better understand human development. Students will be able to learn about cognitive, physical, psychosocial changes taking place in different stages of life starting from birth until death. This will increase their knowledge of the needs, personality traits and behaviours of clients and their loved ones, therefore enabling them to work with different clienteles.

Second semester
101-2N1-LE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (3-2-3) 75 HRS / 2 2/3 CR

Anatomy and Physiology II introduces students to a broad range of fundamental concepts in biology. Emphasis is placed on the integration of knowledge of the human body and its multiple functions. This course is designed specifically for the Nursing program.

(Prerequisite: 101-1N1-LE)

180-201-LE FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING II (MEDICINE – SURGERY) (4-7*-4) 165 HRS / 5 CR.
*3 LAB, 4 CLINICAL

This course is delivered in the second semester and builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in Fundamentals of Nursing I. The main focus of the course is on the care of the adult and older aged client and family with frequently encountered medical-surgical health care needs.

(Prerequisites: 101-1N1-LE, 180-101-LE and 350-1N1-LE)

180-202-LE PHARMACOTHERAPY (1-2-2) 45 HRS / 1 2/3 CR

This course is delivered in the second semester concomitantly with the Fundamentals of Nursing II course. It provides the student with basic knowledge and skills in pharmacotherapy and complements the pharmacotherapy component of Fundamentals I.

(Prerequisite: 180-101-LE)

350-2N1-LE COMMUNICATION & PROFESSIONAL CHALLENGES IN NURSING (2-1-3) 45 HRS / 2 CR

The course will provide students with the tools to be able to become more self-aware, improve their communication skills and acquire the ability to help clients and their family at the same time as preserving their own mental and physical health. In this course, students will be exposed to different issues that they might encounter in their clinical practice. Topics related to nursing such as effective communication, loss and bereavement, managing stress, conflict resolution, impression formation and professionalism will be addressed.

Third semester
101-3N1-LE ANATOMY AND PHISIOLOGY III (3-0-3) 45 HRS / 2 CR

Anatomy and Physiology III introduces students to a broad range of fundamental concepts in biology. Emphasis is placed on the integration of knowledge of the human body and its multiple functions. This course is designed specifically for the Nursing program.

(Prerequisite: 101-2N1-LE)

180-301-LE MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES; CARE OF THE AGING CLIENT (6-14*-4) 300 HRS / 8 CR
*2 LAB, 12 CLNIICAL

This course is built on the knowledge and skills acquired in the Fundamentals of Nursing II and Pharmacotherapy courses, as well as the courses in Lifespan Development and Sociology of Families, Diverse Cultures and Communities. It is focused on the care of elderly clients in acute-complex care and geriatric-long term care settings, and on adults with mental health problems in acute care centres.

(Prerequisites: 101-2N1-LE, 180-201-LE, 180-202-LE and 350-2N1-LE)

387-2N1-LE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH (3-0-3) 45 HRS / 2 CR

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The focus of this course is on health as a social issue, as well as a biological issue. This course describes and analyzes social structures and cultural standards of healthcare in our society, principal actors and their interactions within health care settings, as well as the socio-cultural factors that influence health and illness. The course also examines the social dimensions of health and illness in conjunction with population variables such as age, sex and social class, as well as various workplace related problems.

Fourth semester
101-4N1-LE MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY (3-2-3) 75 HRS/ 2 2/3 CR

The Microbiology and Immunology course introduces students to a broad range of fundamental concepts in microbiology and the understanding of the immune system. Emphasis is placed on the characterization of various types of invaders and the immune response generated by their presence in the human body. This course is designed specifically for the Nursing Program.

(Prerequisite: 101-3N1-LE)

180-401-LE CARE IN CHILDBEARING AND CHILDREARING (MATERNAL-PERINATAL-NEONATAL & PEDIATRICS) (6-12*-4) 270 HRS / 7 1/3CR
*1 LAB, 11 CLINICAL

This course is focused on the nursing care of the childbearing and childrearing family and addresses the major phases of human development from conception through infancy, early childhood and adolescence. The course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in the Fundamentals of Nursing II and Pharmacotherapy courses, as well as the courses in Lifespan Development and Sociology of Families, Diverse Cultures and Communities.

(Prerequisites: 101-3N1-LE, 180-201-LE, 180-202-LE, 350-2N1-LE, 387-2N1-LE)

387-1N1-LE SOCIOLOGY OF FAMILIES, DIVERSE CULTURES, AND COMMUNITIES (3-0-3) 45 HRS / 2 CR

The family has often been referred to as the foundational social institution of a society. As such, it plays a crucial role in shaping individual beliefs, attitudes and behaviours, such as those related to health and health services. The family can also be considered as the mirror of social inequalities and social change, as well as the stronghold of ethnic, cultural and community values. Ultimately, all these dimensions have an impact on the nurse/patient relationship and on nursing practice in general. This course will provide future nurses with background knowledge which will allow them to situate the various family structures within the larger context of society, as well as the interaction between culture and community. Future nurses will also gain abilities that will help them interact with patients from diverse social and cultural origins.

Fifth semerter
180-501-LE CARE OF PERSONS WITH COMPLEX HEALTH PROBLEMS (MEDICAL, SURGICAL AND AMBULATORY CARE) (5-18*-5) 345 HRS/ 9 1/3 CR
*1 LAB, 17 CLINICAL

This course is focused on care of adults with complex health problems and multisystem disorders of a medical nature, and adults undergoing major surgical interventions in ambulatory and in-house settings. The course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in preceding nursing courses and courses in the physical and social sciences.

(Prerequisites: All Program-Specific courses prior to Semester 5)

Sixth semester
180-601-LE NURSING INTEGRATION (3-24*-5) 405 HRS/10 2/3CR
*2 LAB, 22 CLINICAL

This course gives the student an opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills learned in the courses of the previous five semesters and demonstrate achievement of the competencies of the nursing program. This course prepares the student for the end-of-program comprehensive assessment that is conducted upon completion of the course.

(Prerequisite: 180-501-LE)

NOTE: SOME COURSE TITLES MAY DIFFER SLIGHTLY ON STUDENTS’ TRANSCRIPTS; PLEASE REFER TO COURSE NUMBERS.