Course Descriptions

Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development

NRSG: Nursing

NRSG 101 (2) Nursing Lab Practice I
Develops evidence-informed nursing practice through seminar, laboratory learning, and simulation. Students gain knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to practice foundational nursing assessments and safe ethical care. Weekly concepts will align with NRSG 136 intentional learning activities. [0-1.5-3]
Prerequisite: All of NRSG 111, NRSG 112, NRSG 113, BIOL 131.
Corequisite: All of NRSG 126, NRSG 136.
NRSG 111 (3) Foundations of Health
Meaning of health and healing. Recognize diversity of beliefs, values, and perceptions of health. Introduction to the Canadian Health Care System, conceptual frameworks of health promotion, determinants of health, disease and injury prevention, and primary health care. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: First-year BSN-O Standing
Corequisite: All of NRSG 112, NRSG 113.
NRSG 112 (1.5) Introduction to the Profession of Nursing I
Critical reflection of the historical, political, and socioeconomic evolution of nursing. Exploration of foundational theories, nursing practice standards, ethical principles, ethical decision making, and health law that guides evidence-informed professional nursing practice. [1.5-0-0]
Prerequisite: First-year BSN-O Standing
NRSG 113 (1.5) Relational Practice I
Understanding of self and the capacity to be in caring relation with others (individual, groups, populations, communities). Reflecting on personal perspectives and experiences to understand ones own attitudes, beliefs, and values. Pass/Fail [1.5-0-0]
Prerequisite: First-year BSN-O Standing
Corequisite: All of NRSG 111, NRSG 112.
NRSG 120 (3) Introduction to Nursing Research
Introduction to nursing research to provide knowledge, skills, and abilities to engage in evidence-informed nursing practice. Key topics will include research concepts, approaches, procedures/processes, ethics, and application in diverse health care settings. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of HINT 110, NRSG 111, NRSG 112 and English (3 credits)
Corequisite: All of NRSG 101, NRSG 122, NRSG 123, NRSG 126, NRSG 136.
NRSG 122 (1.5) Introduction to the Profession of Nursing II
Explores the historical development of nursing knowledge, theory, contemporary understandings of nursing as a discipline, the current body of knowledge defining it, and the relationship between practice and theory. Development of teaching and learning knowledge, skills, and abilities. [1.5-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of HINT 110, NRSG 111, NRSG 112, NRSG 113, BIOL 131.
NRSG 123 (1.5) Relational Practice II
Understanding relational care and relational ethics to build knowledge, skills, and abilities to engage in relational practice with diverse individuals, families, and groups. Explore concepts and evidence for caring, therapeutic communication, and relational identity. Pass/Fail. [1.5-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of HINT 110, NRSG 111, NRSG 112, NRSG 113, BIOL 131.
Corequisite: All of NRSG 101, NRSG 120, NRSG 122, NRSG 126, NRSG 136.
NRSG 126 (3) Health & Healing I
Introduction to adult health assessment with a focus on the older adult with stable chronic health conditions. Concepts will align with NRSG 136 intentional learning activities. Nursing theories and evidence-informed frameworks guide approaches to care, assessments, clinical reasoning, and care planning. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of HINT 110, NRSG 111, NRSG 112, NRSG 113, BIOL 131.
Corequisite: All of NRSG 101, NRSG 120, NRSG 122, NRSG 123, NRSG 136.
NRSG 136 (3) Nursing Practice I
This first nursing practicum develops knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide safe ethical nursing care to adults with stable chronic health challenges. Intentional learning activities integrate knowledge from NRSG 101 and NRSG 126. The focus is on assessment, clinical reasoning, care planning, and documentation. Pass/Fail. [0-6-0]
Prerequisite: All of HINT 110, NRSG 111, NRSG 112, NRSG 113, BIOL 131.
Corequisite: All of NRSG 101, NRSG 120, NRSG 122, NRSG 123, NRSG 126.
NRSG 140 (3) L.P.N. Access to B.S.N
For students entering the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) Access program. Participants will be introduced, through theory and simulated learning activities, to the foundational constructs associated with nursing courses in the first year of the nursing program. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: HINT 110.
Corequisite: NRSG 120.
NRSG 201 (2) Nursing Lab Practice II
Develops evidence-informed nursing practice through seminar, laboratory learning, and simulation. Students advance knowledge, skills, and abilities in preparation to practice nursing assessments and safe ethical care in acute care settings. Concepts will align with NRSG 236 intentional learning activities. [0-3-1.5]
Prerequisite: All of BIOL 131, BIOL 133 and Second-Year BSN-O Standing
Corequisite: All of NRSG 210, NRSG 213, NRSG 226, NRSG 236, BIOL 231.
NRSG 202 (2) Nursing Lab Practice III
This course is a continuation of NRSG 201 and provides additional opportunities to develop evidence-informed approaches for safe ethical care. Concepts will align with NRSG 237 intentional learning activities. [0-3-1.5]
Prerequisite: All of NRSG 201, NRSG 210, NRSG 213, NRSG 226, NRSG 236, BIOL 231.
Corequisite: All of NRSG 220, NRSG 223, NRSG 227, NRSG 237, BIOL 235.
NRSG 210 (1.5) Pharmacology for Nursing I
Principles of pharmacology, including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of major drug classes using prototype drugs. Develops knowledge and systematic approaches to safely and ethically administer drug therapy. [1.5-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of BIOL 131, BIOL 133 and Second-Year BSN-O Standing
Corequisite: All of NRSG 201, NRSG 213, NRSG 226, NRSG 236, BIOL 231.
NRSG 213 (1.5) Relational Practice III
Emphasis is on the unique experience of clients and their families in health and illness. Through exploration of relational theories and evidence-informed approaches, students explore strategies to deliver therapeutic, ethical, and holistic care. Pass/Fail. [1.5-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of BIOL 131, BIOL 133 and Second-Year BSN-O Standing
Corequisite: All of NRSG 201, NRSG 210, NRSG 226, NRSG 236, BIOL 231.
NRSG 220 (1.5) Pharmacology for Nursing II
This course is a continuation of NRSG 210, further expanding on the principles of pharmacology. Further expanding on knowledge and systematic approaches to safely and ethically administer drug therapy. [1.5-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of NRSG 201, NRSG 210, NRSG 213, NRSG 226, NRSG 236, BIOL 231.
Corequisite: All of NRSG 202, NRSG 223, NRSG 227, NRSG 237, BIOL 235.
NRSG 223 (1.5) Relational Practice IV
Evidence-informed strategies and approaches of relational inquiry to build relational skills and capacity. Socio-cultural constructs in relation to health and healing. Pass/Fail. [1.5-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of NRSG 201, NRSG 210, NRSG 213, NRSG 226, NRSG 236, BIOL 231.
Corequisite: All of NRSG 202, NRSG 220, NRSG 227, NRSG 237, BIOL 235.
NRSG 226 (1.5) Health & Healing II
Evidence-informed assessment and management of health challenges in both episodic and chronic illness. Concepts will align with NRSG 236 intentional learning activities. [1.5-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of BIOL 131, BIOL 133 and Second-Year BSN-O Standing
Corequisite: All of NRSG 201, NRSG 210, NRSG 213, NRSG 236, BIOL 231.
NRSG 227 (1.5) Health & Healing III
This course is a continuation of NRSG 226, further expanding on evidence-informed assessment and management of health challenges in both episodic and chronic illness. Concepts will align with NRSG 237 intentional learning activities. [1.5-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of NRSG 201, NRSG 210, NRSG 213, NRSG 226, NRSG 236, BIOL 231.
Corequisite: All of NRSG 202, NRSG 220, NRSG 223, NRSG 237, BIOL 235.
NRSG 228 (1.5) Community Health
Theories, ethics and evidence-informed approaches to community health nursing including primary health care, population health, health maintenance and promotion, disease and injury prevention. Exploration of concepts of community- based assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation with community-as-client. [1.5-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of BIOL 131, BIOL 133 and Second-Year BSN-O Standing
Corequisite: NRSG 238.
NRSG 229 (1.5) Mental Health
Evidence-informed promotion of mental well-being, assessment and management of episodic and chronic mental health challenges across the life span. Concepts will align with NRSG 239 intentional learning activities. [1.5-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of BIOL 131, BIOL 133 and Second-Year BSN-O Standing
Corequisite: NRSG 239.
NRSG 236 (3) Nursing Practice II
This practicum in acute care settings develops beginning knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide safe ethical nursing care for adults with episodic and chronic health challenges. Intentional learning activities integrate evidence-informed knowledge from NRSG 201 and NRSG 226. The focus is on assessment, clinical reasoning, care planning, and documentation. Pass/Fail. [0-6-0]
Prerequisite: All of BIOL 131, BIOL 133 and Second-Year BSN-O Standing
Corequisite: All of NRSG 201, NRSG 210, NRSG 213, NRSG 226, BIOL 231.
NRSG 237 (3) Nursing Practice III
This second acute care practicum is a continuation of NRSG 236. Develops advancing knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide safe ethical nursing care for adults with episodic and chronic health challenges. Intentional learning activities integrate evidence-informed knowledge from NRSG 202 and NRSG 227. Pass/Fail. [0-6-0]
Prerequisite: All of NRSG 201, NRSG 210, NRSG 213, NRSG 226, NRSG 236, BIOL 231.
Corequisite: All of NRSG 202, NRSG 220, NRSG 223, NRSG 227, BIOL 235.
NRSG 238 (3) Nursing Practice in Community
Practicum in community health nursing develops knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to provide to provide safe ethical nursing care health care within varied community settings with diverse populations. Students will draw on principles of social justice and the social determinants of health to engage in evidenced-informed community assessments, health promotion/illness prevention activities, and health teaching. Pass/Fail. [0-6-0]
Prerequisite: All of BIOL 131, BIOL 133 and Second-Year BSN-O Standing
Corequisite: NRSG 228.
NRSG 239 (3) Nursing Practice in Mental Health
Practicum in mental health provides opportunities to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes to promote wellness, through safe, ethical nursing care, in a variety of contexts. The focus will be presenting a mental well-being project to a specific target population. Other experiences will provide students an understanding of the mental health nursing process. Intentional learning activities integrate evidence-informed concepts from NRSU 229. Pass/Fail. [0-6-0]
Prerequisite: All of BIOL 131, BIOL 133 and Second-Year BSN-O Standing
Corequisite: NRSG 229.
NRSG 301 (1) Nursing Lab Practice IV
Develops evidence-informed nursing practice through seminar, laboratory learning, and simulation. Students advance knowledge, skills, and abilities in preparation to practice safe ethical nursing care in acute medical settings. [0-1.5-2]
Prerequisite: All of BIOL 131, BIOL 133, BIOL 231, BIOL 235. Third-year BSN-O Standing
Corequisite: All of NRSG 310, NRSG 311, NRSG 326, NRSG 336.
NRSG 302 (1) Nursing Lab Practice V
Develops evidence-informed nursing practice through seminar, laboratory learning, and simulation. Students advance knowledge, skills, and abilities in preparation to practice safe ethical nursing care in acute surgical settings. [0-1.5-2]
Prerequisite: All of NRSG 301, NRSG 310, NRSG 311, NRSG 326, NRSG 336, BIOL 131, BIOL 133, BIOL 231, BIOL 235.
Corequisite: All of NRSG 313, NRSG 320, NRSG 327, NRSG 337.
NRSG 310 (3) Palliative Approach to Chronic Illness
Examination of the philosophy, principles, and evidence-informed practice of a palliative approach to the care of patient/clients with life-limiting chronic illness over the illness trajectory, including end of life and bereavement. This course will pay special attention to ethics and older adults. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Third-Year BSN-O Standing
NRSG 313 (3) Relational Practice V
Understanding and respecting the complexities of difference and diversity with clients in nursing practice. A critical exploration of cultural identities and racism from an Indigenous perspective, facilitates development of evidence-informed practice for culturally safe care for all peoples in a variety of contexts (health care, research, institutions, and society). Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Third-Year BSN-O Standing
NRSG 320 (3) Global Health
Explores the role of the nurse within the context of the global society and the changing health care environment. Develops knowledge of emerging health issues and trends, evidence-informed approaches and ethical concerns for nursing practice at the global level. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Third-Year BSN-O Standing
NRSG 326 (1.5) Health & Healing IV
Evidence-informed assessment and management of complex health challenges in both episodic and chronic illness utilizing a case study approach. [3-0-0 (over 6 weeks)] [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of BIOL 131, BIOL 133, BIOL 231, BIOL 235 and Third-year BSN-O Standing.
Corequisite: All of NRSG 301, NRSG 310, NRSG 311, NRSG 336.
NRSG 327 (1.5) Health & Healing V
Continuation of NRSG 326. Evidence-informed assessment and management of complex health challenges in both episodic and chronic illness utilizing a case study approach. [3-0-0 (over 6 weeks)] 3-0-0
Prerequisite: All of NRSG 301, NRSG 310, NRSG 311, NRSG 326, NRSG 336.
Corequisite: All of NRSG 302, NRSG 313, NRSG 320, NRSG 337.
NRSG 328 (1.5) Health of the Childbearing Family
Nursing within a health promotion framework in both community and acute care settings. Evidence-informed guidelines for care of the childbearing family during pregnancy, labour, birth, and postpartum will be drawn on to inform assessment and management of holistic, ethical care. Concepts will align with NRSG 338 intentional learning activities. [3-0-0 (over 6 weeks)] 3-0-0
Prerequisite: All of BIOL 131, BIOL 133, BIOL 231, BIOL 235 and Third-year BSN-O Standing
Corequisite: NRSG 338.
NRSG 329 (1.5) Child Health
Child health nursing within a health promotion framework in both community and acute care settings. Family-centered care and inter-professional collaboration will be examined with a focus on understanding the diversity and unique needs of both children and families to inform holistic, ethical care. Concepts will align with NRSG 339 intentional learning activities. [3-0-0 (over 6 weeks)] 3-0-0
Prerequisite: All of BIOL 131, BIOL 133, BIOL 231, BIOL 235 and Third-year BSN-O Standing
Corequisite: NRSG 339.
NRSG 336 (4) Nursing Practice in Medical Settings
This early immersion practicum develops advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities for evidence-informed patient care with adults experiencing episodic and chronic health challenges. Ethical dilemmas common to this area of practice will be explored within an ethical decision making framework. Pass/Fail. [0-16-0]
Prerequisite: All of BIOL 131, BIOL 133, BIOL 231, BIOL 235 and Third-year BSN-O Standing.
Corequisite: All of NRSG 301, NRSG 310, NRSG 311, NRSG 326.
NRSG 337 (4) Nursing Practice in Surgical Settings
This early immersion practicum develops advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities for evidence-informed patient care with adults experiencing episodic and chronic health challenges. Ethical dilemmas common to this area of practice will be explored within an ethical decision-making framework. Pass/Fail. 0-16-0
Prerequisite: All of NRSG 301, NRSG 310, NRSG 311, NRSG 326, NRSG 336.
Corequisite: All of NRSG 302, NRSG 313, NRSG 320, NRSG 327.
NRSG 338 (2) Nursing Practice with Childbearing Families
This specialty practicum develops beginning knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide evidence-informed nursing care in newborn family health contexts. Intentional learning activities integrate knowledge from NRSG 328. Ethical considerations common to this area of practice will be explored. Pass/Fail. 0-8-0
Prerequisite: All of BIOL 131, BIOL 133, BIOL 231, BIOL 235 and Third-year BSN-O Standing
Corequisite: NRSG 328.
NRSG 339 (2) Nursing Practice in Child Health
This specialty practicum develops beginning knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide evidence-informed nursing care in a variety child health care contexts. Intentional learning activities integrate knowledge from NRSG 329. Ethical considerations common to this area of practice will be explored. Pass/Fail. 0-8-0
Prerequisite: All of BIOL 131, BIOL 133, BIOL 231, BIOL 235 and Third-year BSN-O Standing
Corequisite: NRSG 329.
NRSG 420 (3) Health and Healing VI: Global Health Issues
Emphasis is placed on the role of the nurse within the context of the global society and the changing health care environment. Participants examine a variety of emerging health issues and trends, developing their personal understanding of nursing practice. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: NRSG 330.
NRSG 421 (3) Capstone Review
A comprehensive review of entry-level nursing knowledge, skills, and abilities in preparation for writing the nursing entry to practice regulatory examination. Through simulation and interactive case studies participants will have opportunities to apply previous learning and clinical reasoning to situations commonly seen in the first year of registered nursing practice. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-Year BSN-O Standing
Corequisite: All of NRSG 422, NRSG 432.
NRSG 422 (3) Leadership
Nursing leadership at various levels of the healthcare system with an emphasis on leadership, decision-making, and change theories. Consider the impact of trends, issues, and ethics on leadership in nursing. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-Year BSN-O Standing
Corequisite: All of NRSG 421, NRSG 432.
NRSG 423 (3) Advanced Clinical Reasoning for Care of the Complex Client
Theory and research for evidence-informed practice for the assessment and care of the complex, unstable, acutely ill patient. Understanding challenging etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnostics and intervention to inform advanced clinical reasoning. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year BSN-O Standing
NRSG 424 (3-6) d Nursing Practice VIII: Transitioning to B.S.N. Graduate Part 1
Opportunity to consolidate learning and prepare for assuming the role of B.S.N. graduate. Area of focus may be a particular setting of practice, client population, or health challenge. Practice is designed in collaboration with faculty. B.S.N. Basic students must complete this course for 6 credits which will require the completion of 268 hours over 7 weeks. R.N. Access students must complete this course for 3 credits which will require the completion of 134 hours. Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite: All of NRSG 414, NRSG 421, NRSG 422. Students must successfully complete all program requirements prior to enrolling in full-time practicum (R.N. Access students are exempt).
NRSG 426 (3) Advanced Gerontology
Theory, research, and best practices for ethical care of the older adult and aging populations builds nursing knowledge, skills, and abilities in gerontology. Develops advanced understanding of issues pertaining to the older adult population in acute and community settings. 3-0-0
Prerequisite: Fourth-Year BSN-O Standing
NRSG 427 (3) Advanced Mental Health
Theory and research for ethical, evidence-informed practice for mental health nursing. Develops advanced knowledge of the pathophysiology, etiology, manifestations, diagnostics and intervention to inform care of patients experiencing acute mental health challenges. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year BSN-O Standing
NRSG 428 (3) Advanced Community Health Nursing
Theory, research, and best practices for ethical community health nursing builds knowledge, skills, and abilities for practice with diverse populations in a variety of community settings. Develops advanced understanding of health promotion, disease and injury prevention, population health, and epidemiology. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of NRSG 228, NRSG 238 and Fourth-Year BSN-O Standing
NRSG 429 (3) Advanced Global Health
Theory, research, and best practices for ethical global health nursing builds knowledge, skills, and abilities for practice. Develops advanced understanding of healthcare systems globally in relation to the determinants of health for diverse populations in cross-cultural and resource-constrained environments. 3-0-0
Prerequisite: NRSG 320 and Fourth-Year BSN-O Standing
NRSG 431 (8) Capstone Acute Care Preceptorship
Preceptored practice course consolidates acute care clinical knowledge, skills, and abilities. Demonstrates evidence-informed practice at a graduate nurse level. Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite: All of NRSG 421, NRSG 422, NRSG 432 and the recommendation of practice advising committee.
NRSG 432 (4) Capstone Community Project
This practice course provides opportunity to experience evidenced-informed leadership through application of concepts such as influencing and managing change within the context of emerging global health issues and trends. Pass/Fail. [0-72-24]
Prerequisite: Fourth-Year BSN-O Standing
Corequisite: Three of NRSG 421, NRSG 422.
NRSG 433 (3) Health Science III
Participants will pursue an in-depth study of interest arising from nursing practice as it relates to health science and will present a synopsis of their study to the rest of the class. Some topic coordination and lectures will be provided. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of NRSG 330, NRSG 331.
Corequisite: NRSG 414. NRSG corequisite for this course requires concurrent registration.
NRSG 434 (4/8) Practice Electives
Preceptored advanced practice experience(s) provides opportunities for evidence-informed practice in varied contexts*. Application of knowledge, skills, and abilities from related advanced nursing theory course(s). Pass/Fail. *Dependent on availability
Prerequisite: All of NRSG 421, NRSG 422, NRSG 432. a min of 3 credits of nursing electives related to practicum context, and recommendation of practice advising committee.
NRSG 435 (3) Special Topics in Nursing
Variable-content elective course dealing with special issues and advanced topics in health and nursing practice. Offered subject to student requests and to professor availability. The course may be taken twice for credit (on different topics). [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the B.S.N. program.
NRSG 436 (4/8) Gerontology Preceptorship
Preceptored advanced practice experience(s) provides opportunities for evidence-informed practice with the older adult. Application of knowledge, skills, and abilities from related advanced nursing theory course(s). Opportunity to work with interprofessional teams in a variety of settings*. Pass/Fail. *Dependent on availability
Prerequisite: All of NRSG 421, NRSG 422, NRSG 426, NRSG 432 and recommendation of practice advising committee.
NRSG 437 (4/8) d Mental Health Preceptorship
Preceptored advanced practice experience(s) provides opportunities for evidence-informed practice with the client experiencing challenges with mental health. Application of knowledge, skills, and abilities from related advanced nursing theory course(s). Opportunity to work with interprofessional teams in a variety of settings. [4 credits 120 hours over 4 weeks or 8 credits 240 hours over 8 weeks]
Prerequisite: All of NRSG 421, NRSG 422, NRSG 432, NRSG 427.
NRSG 438 (4/8) Community Health Nursing Preceptorship
Preceptored advanced practice experience(s) provides opportunities for evidence-informed practice with individuals, families and populations in the community context*. Application of knowledge, skills, and abilities from related advanced nursing theory course(s). Opportunity to work with interprofessional teams. Pass/Fail. *Dependent on availability
Prerequisite: All of NRSG 421, NRSG 422, NRSG 428, NRSG 432 and recommendation of practice advising committee.
NRSG 439 (8) Global Health Practicum
Advanced practicum provides opportunities to engage in an immersive global health experience in a variety of settings*. Students will practice in collaboration with global health partners. The focus is on application of global health and cultural safety competencies. Pass/Fail. *Dependent on availability and cost of travel is in addition to course tuition.
Prerequisite: All of NRSG 421, NRSG 422, NRSG 429, NRSG 432 and approval of application.
NRSG 440 (4/8) Research Preceptorship
Preceptored advanced practice course provides the opportunity to engage in research with a faculty supervisor. Application of knowledge, skills, and abilities in nursing and health related research. Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite: securement of a faculty supervisor and research elective (3/6) as determined by faculty supervisor
NRSG 500 (3) Nursing Knowledge
Examines historical and contemporary philosophies of science as they have been applied to and informed by the development of nursing knowledge. [3-0-0]
Corequisite: NRSG 504 or permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator, School of Nursing.
NRSG 504 (3) Finding and Integrating Knowledge for Evidence-Informed Practice
Focuses on the development of students' abilities to find, critique, and synthesize evidence to inform the scholarly development of advanced practice in their teaching, management, research, and provision of nursing care. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: First-year standing in the Master of Science in Nursing program or permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator, School of Nursing.
NRSG 505 (3) Healthcare Policy
An overview of policy processes including analysis, development, implementation, and evaluation in healthcare. Canadian and global health issues will be discussed such as health economics, politics, advocacy, and equity with a focus on policy. [3-0-0]
Corequisite: NRSG 504 or permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator, School of Nursing
NRSG 506 (3) Qualitative Research
Understanding the predominant approaches in qualitative research. Knowledge and skills in conducting qualitative research, including methodology, research design, data collection, data analysis, and communication of findings. [3-0-0]
Corequisite: NRSG 504 or permission from the Graduate Program Coordinator, School of Nursing.
NRSG 507 (3) Quantitative Research
Focused on developing knowledge and application of core concepts, methods and statistical procedures related to quantitative research design and data analysis in health disciplines. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Undergraduate university or graduate university statistics course in the past five years, or approval of the School of Nursing Graduate Coordinator.
Corequisite: NRSG 504 or permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator, School of Nursing.
NRSG 512 (3/6) d Directed Studies in Nursing
Students may take a maximum of 6 credits of directed studies within the M.S.N. program. Restricted to students in the M.S.N. program or with permission of the M.S.N. coordinator.
NRSG 522 (3) Introduction to Nursing Education
Examines issues and trends in nursing education including implications for the teaching practices of nurse educators. [3-0-0]
Corequisite: NRSG 504 or permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator, School of Nursing.
NRSG 523 (3) Teaching and Learning in Nursing Practice
Examines theory, research, and best practices for teaching and learning in the laboratory and nursing practice courses in acute and community settings. [3-0-0]
Corequisite: NRSG 504 or permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator, School of Nursing.
NRSG 530 (3) Families in Health and Illness
Focuses on health and illness in the context of family experiences. Restricted to students in the M.S.N. program or with permission from the M.S.N. coordinator. [3-0-0]
NRSG 531 (3) Advanced Family-Centered Practice
Family-focused assessment and intervention in the context of serious and/or life-limiting chronic illness. Aimed at developing clinical knowledge and skills that enhance family wellbeing. An interdisciplinary approach to clinical practice is taken. Restricted to students in the M.S.N. program or with permission from the M.S.N. coordinator.
NRSG 542 (3) Introduction to Nursing Leadership and Management
Examines issues and trends in nursing leadership, including implications for management in the Canadian healthcare context. [3-0-0]
Corequisite: NRSG 504 or permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator, School of Nursing.
NRSG 543 (3) Nursing Leadership and Management in Practice
Develops essential competencies for management in healthcare leadership positions and integrates evidence-based management concepts into the delivery of quality healthcare to improve health outcomes. [3-0-0]
Corequisite: NRSG 504 or permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator, School of Nursing.
NRSG 550 (3) Health Care Ethics
Examines a range of ethical theories, relevant research, and approaches to ethical decision-making to critically debate real world problems in health care. [3-0-0]
Corequisite: NRSG 504 or permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator, School of Nursing.
NRSG 597 (6) Healthcare Capstone Practicum
Integrative practicum in a student's chosen area of practice. Students will critically analyze, synthesize, and apply advanced knowledge to promote change and contribute to knowledge development. [6-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of NRSG 500, NRSG 504.
NRSG 598 (3) Scholarly Project
Pass/Fail.
NRSG 599 (12) Research Thesis
Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the M.S.N. program or with permission from the M.S.N. coordinator.

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