Academics

180.A0 Nursing


NEW DEC-BAC* PROGRAM

In the fall, 2010 Champlain Lennoxville welcomed the first group of students into the three year DEC-BAC* Nursing Program.

*DEC-BAC: After completion of the college diploma (DEC), graduates of the Nursing Program may continue their studies for two more years (fulltime) to attain a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BAC).


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PREREQUISITES

Chemistry 534 or 551504 or equivalent (strongly recommended)
Physical Science 436 or Science and Technology (555404 and 558404) or (557406 and 558402)

REQUIREMENTS

Students accepted into the program are required to receive vaccinations prior to beginning clinical practicum in the first semester.

The purchase of a stethoscope, laboratory coat and nursing uniform is required beginning in the first semester, in addition to textbooks. The estimated initial cost of equipment is $1,600. Students are also recommended to have a laptop computer.

Additional information is available from the coordinator at 819-564-3666, ext. 171.

NURSING PROFESSION

Nursing is a dynamic, research-based profession that plays an important role in the Quebec health care system. The profession needs caring individuals who are interested in a scientifically-based career wherein opportunities include clinical practice, teaching and research in health care, education and the private sector.

OBJECTIVES

The three-year nursing program will prepare students to meet the demanding challenges of the nursing profession. Theoretical and experiential learning in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities will be enhanced with fieldwork in hospitals and health care centers of the surrounding region. Students will receive clinical experiences in specialties such as ambulatory care, geriatrics, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, medicine and surgery.

THE COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT

The Comprehensive Assessment is conducted upon the successful completion of Program requirements in Nursing; usually after three years of study.  This final evaulation depicts the student’s attainment of the objectives of the Nursing Program.  Although the format may vary from year to year, this evaulation always encompasses the synthesis and integration of knowledge, skills and clinical expertise acquired over the course of studies in the Nursing Program.  A student must demonstrate that he/she is capable of competently assuming the role of a graduate nurse.

PROVINCIAL LICENSING

Graduates who receive the CEGEP diploma, are eligible to write the licensing examinations of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (Order of Nurses of Quebec). Graduates have the choice to write these examinations in English or in French. In certain instances, depending on the pre-college educational status of the individual, the graduate of the Nursing Program may be required to write the French language competency examination of the Office québécois de la langue française.

UNIVERSITY STUDIES (DEC-BAC)

Champlain College Lennoxville is a partner in the ‘Estrie-Beauce-Montérégie’ – Université de Sherbrooke consortium, wherein the successful nursing graduate can pursue studies in a two year (full-time) Bachelor of Nursing Science degree at the Université de Sherbrooke. Graduates can also apply to similar baccalaureate programs in several other universities in the province. Consult specific universities for details.

Total courses : 29

Total credits : 91 2/3

Semester 1

College English 603-101-MQ
French – General 602-10?-MQ
Complementary course
Anatomy and Physiology I 101-1N1-LE
Fundamentals of Nursing I 180-101-LE
Lifespan Development 350-1N1-LE

Semester 2

Physical Education 109-101-MQ
English for Nursing 603-BEN-LE
Complementary course
Anatomy and Physiology II 101-2N1-LE
Fundamentals of Nursing II 180-201-LE
Pharmacotherapy 180-202-LE
Communication & Professional
Challenges in Nursing
350-2N1-LE

Semester 3

Humanities – Knowledge 345-101-MQ
English 102 or 103 603-10?-MQ
Anatomy and Physiology III 101-3N1-LE
Mental Health Challenges;
Care of the Aging Client
180-301-LE
Sociology of Health 387-2N1-LE

Semester 4

Physical Education 102 or 103 109-10?-MQ
Humanities - World Views 345-102-MQ
French - Specific 602-BE?-LE
Microbiology and Immunology 101-4N1-LE
Care in Childbearing
and Childrearing
180-401-LE
Sociology of Families, Diverse
Cultures, and Communities
387-1N1-LE

Semester 5

Humanities - Ethics 345-BEN-LE
English 102 or 103 603-10?-MQ
Care of Persons with
Complex Health Problems
180-501-LE

Semester 6

Physical Education 102 or 103 109-10?-MQ
Nursing Integration 180-601-LE

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

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: 180-201-LE and 180-202-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 SEMESTER

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.


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