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School of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science

NURS: Nursing

In the clinical nursing courses the ratio between class and supervised nursing experience varies but in the overall program it is approximately 1:3; the credit values for these courses are based on both instruction and supervised nursing experience.


NURS 300 (3) Theoretical and Professional Foundations for Nursing Practice
Introduction to knowledge fundamental to the discipline and practice of nursing. Students who take NURS300 may not also earn credit for NURS302. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 301 (3) Theoretical Perspectives in Nursing: Primary Health Care
Analysis and application of theories, concepts, evidence and competencies guiding professional nursing practice in the context of primary health care. Students who take NURS 342 cannot earn credit for NURS 336 or NURS 402. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 300, NURS 310, NURS 321, NURS 330, NURS 360.
NURS 302 (6) Foundations for Professional Nursing Practice
Introduction to fundamental theories, concepts, evidence, and competencies pertaining to the discipline and practice of nursing.
Corequisite: All of NURS 303, NURS 304, NURS 305, NURS 306.
NURS 303 (3) Theoretical Perspectives in Nursing: People Living with Mental Health Challenges and Their Families
Theory informing a life course perspective on nursing practice with people living with mental health challenges and their families is introduced. Students who take NURS 303 cannot earn credit for NURS 335 or NURS 424. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 304 (2) Introduction to Relational Practice
Introduction to relational theories to guide nursing practice within the socio-political, historical, economic and cultural context of health and health care.
Corequisite: All of NURS 302, NURS 303, NURS 305, NURS 306.
NURS 305 (1) Introduction to Critical Inquiry and Research
Introduction to fundamental theories, concepts, evidence, and competencies pertaining to scientific inquiry, evidence-based and informed practice, and research utilization in health care.
Corequisite: All of NURS 302, NURS 303, NURS 304, NURS 306.
NURS 306 (1) Introduction to Leadership, Ethics, and Policy in Health Care
Introduction to fundamental theories, concepts, evidence and competencies pertaining to health care leadership, ethics and policy.
Corequisite: All of NURS 302, NURS 303, NURS 304, NURS 305.
NURS 310 (2) Basic Principles of Pharmacology for Nursing Practice
Basic principles of pharmacology and the basic structure and function of each body system will be explored to demonstrate how drug interactions occur within systems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 321 (2) Foundational Skills and Competencies for Clinical Practice I
Skills and competencies for clinical practice using a variety of modalities and learning activities. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Corequisite: All of NURS 300, NURS 310, NURS 330, NURS 360.
NURS 322 (1) Foundational Skills and Competencies for Clinical Practice II
Clinical practice through a variety of modalities and learning activities in the laboratory environment. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 323 (1) Foundational Skills and Competencies for Clinical Practice III
Skills and competencies for clinical practice across the lifespan and health care continuum through a variety of modalities and learning activities. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 300, NURS 310, NURS 321, NURS 330, NURS 360.
NURS 330 (3) Theoretical Perspectives in Nursing: Adults/Older Adults and their Families
Fundamental theories, concepts, evidence, and competencies pertaining to nursing practice with adults/older adults and their families. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Corequisite: All of NURS 300, NURS 310, NURS 321, NURS 360.
NURS 331 (3) Theoretical Perspectives in Nursing: Adults/Older Adults Experiencing Acute Health Challenges and Their Families
Consolidation of fundamental theories, concepts, evidence, and competencies pertaining to acute care nursing practice with adults/older adults and their families. Students who take NURS 331 cannot earn credit for NURS 303, NURS 337 or NURS 420 This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Corequisite: All of NURS 300, NURS 310, NURS 321, NURS 360.
NURS 333 (6) Professional Nursing Practice with Childbearing Individuals and Families
Analysis and application of theories, concepts, evidence and competencies guiding professional nursing practice with childbearing individuals and families during the transition to parenthood in a variety of practice settings and contexts.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 302, NURS 303, NURS 304, NURS 305, NURS 306.
Corequisite: Either (a) one of NURS 338, NURS 339, NURS 340 or (b) one of NURS 341, NURS 342, NURS 343. (depending on sequencing of NURS 333 with other professional practice courses.)
NURS 334 (6) Professional Nursing Practice with Infants, Children, Youth, and their Families
Analysis and application of theories concepts, evidence and competencies guiding professional nursing practice with infants, children, youth, and their families through childhood and adolescence in a variety of practice setting and contexts.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 302, NURS 303, NURS 304, NURS 305, NURS 306.
Corequisite: Either (a) all of NURS 338, NURS 339, NURS 340 or (b) all of NURS 341, NURS 342, NURS 343. Depends on sequencing of NURS 334 with other professional practice courses.
NURS 335 (6) Professional Nursing Practice with Adults Living with Mental Illness and their Families
Analysis and application of theories, concepts, evidence and competencies guiding professional nursing practice with mental illness and their families in a variety of practice settings and contexts. [3-0-9]
Prerequisite: All of NURS 302, NURS 303, NURS 304, NURS 305, NURS 306.
Corequisite: Either (a) all of NURS 338, NURS 339, NURS 340 or (b) all of NURS 341, NURS 342, NURS 343. Depends on sequencing of NURS 335 with other professional practice courses.
NURS 336 (6) Professional Nursing Practice with Communities and Populations
Analysis and application of theories and strategies for working in partnership with populations, health professionals, and community services providers. Students use primary health care principles and population health promotion approaches during community nursing practice. [3-0-9]
Prerequisite: All of NURS 302, NURS 303, NURS 304, NURS 305, NURS 306.
Corequisite: Either (a) all of NURS 338, NURS 339, NURS 340 or (b) all of NURS 341, NURS 342, NURS 343. Depends on sequencing of NURS 336 with other professional practice courses.
NURS 337 (12) Professional Nursing Practice with Adults, Older Adults, and their Families
Analysis and application of theories, concepts, evidence, and competencies guiding professional nursing practice with older adults and their families in a variety of practice settings and contexts. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-9]
Prerequisite: All of NURS 302, NURS 303, NURS 304, NURS 305, NURS 306.
Corequisite: Either (a) all of NURS 338, NURS 339, NURS 340 or (b) all of NURS 341, NURS 342, NURS 343. Depends on sequencing of NURS 337 with other professional practice courses.
NURS 338 (2) Relational Nursing Practice Across Diverse Health Experiences
Exploration and analysis of opportunities and challenges of relational practice across multiple diverse health experiences and sites of health care.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 302, NURS 303, NURS 304, NURS 305, NURS 306.
Corequisite: All of NURS 339, NURS 340.
NURS 339 (2) Critical Inquiry and Research in Health Care Practice
Exploration of the application of theories, concepts, evidence and competencies pertaining to scientific inquiry, and the role of evidence informed practice in supporting health care across the range of healthcare disciplines.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 302, NURS 303, NURS 304, NURS 305, NURS 306.
Corequisite: All of NURS 338, NURS 340.
NURS 340 (2) Leadership, Ethics, and Policy in Health Care Practice
Exploration and application of the interrelationship of leadership, ethics and policy in a variety of healthcare contexts.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 302, NURS 303, NURS 304, NURS 305, NURS 306.
Corequisite: All of NURS 338, NURS 339.
NURS 341 (2) Relational Nursing Practice as Praxis
Critical analysis of the enactment of relational practice toward promotion of health and wellbeing at multiple levels.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 302, NURS 303, NURS 304, NURS 305, NURS 306, NURS 338.
Corequisite: All of NURS 342, NURS 343.
NURS 342 (1) Critical Inquiry and Research in Nursing Practice
Critical analysis of theories, concepts, evidence, and competencies pertaining to scientific inquiry, evidence-based and informed practice, and research utilization in nursing.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 302, NURS 303, NURS 304, NURS 305, NURS 306, NURS 339.
Corequisite: All of NURS 341, NURS 343.
NURS 343 (2) Leadership, Ethics, and Policy in Nursing Practice
Critical analysis of the enactment of nursing leadership, ethics, and policy in practice.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 302, NURS 303, NURS 304, NURS 305, NURS 306, NURS 340.
Corequisite: All of NURS 341, NURS 342.
NURS 344 (2) Critical Inquiry and Leadership Synthesis
Evidence is examined and synthesized to understand and identify theoretical insights to address a leadership challenge in professional practice. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: Seven of NURS 300, NURS 310, NURS 321, NURS 330, NURS 350, NURS 351, NURS 352, NURS 360.
NURS 345 (3) Theoretical Perspectives in Nursing: Childbearing Individuals and their Families
Analysis and application of theories, concepts, evidence and competencies guiding professional nursing practice with childbearing individuals and families during the transition to parenthood in a variety of practice settings and contexts. Students who take NURS 345 cannot earn credit for NURS 333 or NURS 422. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 346 (3) Theoretical Perspectives in Nursing: Infants, Children, Youth and their Families
Analysis and application of theories, concepts, evidence and competencies guiding professional nursing practice with infants, children, youth and their families in a variety of practice settings and contexts. Students who take NURS 346 cannot earn credit for NURS 334 or NURS 423 This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 300, NURS 310, NURS 321, NURS 330, NURS 360.
NURS 350 (3) Critical Inquiry and Research in Health Care Practice
The significance of critical inquiry and research in nursing and health care, and the fundamental concepts and processes pertaining to scientific inquiry, evidence-based practice, and research utilization in nursing. Students who take NURS 350 cannot earn credit for NURS 305, NURS 339 or NURS 342. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 300, NURS 310, NURS 321, NURS 330, NURS 360.
NURS 351 (3) Leadership, Policy, and Informatics
The enactment of nursing leadership and policy within different health sectors and jurisdictions and the relevance and application of informatics competencies to the delivery of nursing care. Students who take NURS 351 cannot earn credit for NURS 306, NURS 340 or NURS 343. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 300, NURS 310, NURS 321, NURS 330, NURS 360.
NURS 352 (3) Relational and Ethical Nursing Practice
Relational theoretical underpinnings of nursing practice and healthcare ethics are critically examined. Students who take NURS 352 cannot earn credit for NURS 304, NURS 338 or NURS 341. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 300, NURS 310, NURS 321, NURS 330, NURS 360.
NURS 353 (2) Promoting the Health of Indigenous People
Foundations to contribute to supporting and providing high quality, ethical, respectful and culturally safe health care in partnership with Indigenous people in Canada and around the globe.
Prerequisite: NURS 300.
NURS 354 (3) Theoretical Perspectives in Nursing: Complexities in Seniors Care
Research and clinical practice innovations in the care of Seniors and their families (e.g., philosophies of care; age-friendly initiatives) and provide strategies for improving their health through the purposeful integration of such practices in clinical settings. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 300, NURS 310, NURS 321, NURS 330, NURS 360.
NURS 360 (4) Nursing Practice with Adults/Older Adults and their Families
Clinical practice to integrate and consolidate professional nursing knowledge, skills and competencies in the care of adults/older adults with stable or expected health care challenges and their families. Students who take NURS 360 cannot earn credit for NURS 303, NURS 337 or NURS 420 This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Corequisite: All of NURS 300, NURS 310, NURS 321, NURS 330.
NURS 361 (7) Nursing Practice with Adults/Older Adults Experiencing Acute Health Challenges and their Families
Clinical practice to integrate and consolidate professional nursing knowledge, skills and competencies in the care of adults/older adults experiencing acute health challenges and their families. Students who take NURS 361 cannot earn credit for NURS 303, NURS 337 or NURS 420. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Corequisite: Four of NURS 300, NURS 310, NURS 321, NURS 330, NURS 360.
NURS 362 (4) Nursing Practice in Primary Health Care Contexts
Clinical practice to integrate and consolidate professional nursing knowledge, skills and competencies in the context of primary health care. Students who take NURS 362 cannot earn credit for NURS 336 or NURS 425.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 300, NURS 310, NURS 321, NURS 330, NURS 360.
Corequisite: NURS 301.
NURS 363 (4) Nursing Practice with People Living with Mental Health Challenges and Their Families
Students will apply theory and concepts from a life course perspective in the provision of nursing care to persons living with mental health challenges and their families. Students who take NURS 363 cannot earn credit for NURS 335 or NURS 424 This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 300, NURS 310, NURS 321, NURS 330, NURS 360.
Corequisite: NURS 303.
NURS 365 (3) Nursing Practice with Childbearing Individuals and Families
Clinical practice to integrate and consolidate professional nursing knowledge, skills and competencies in the care of childbearing individuals, infants, and their families. Students who take NURS 365 cannot earn credit for NURS 333 or NURS 422. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Corequisite: All of NURS 300, NURS 310, NURS 321, NURS 330, NURS 360.
NURS 366 (3) Nursing Practice with Infants, Children, Youth and their Families: Practicum
Clinical practice to integrate and consolidate professional nursing knowledge, skills and competencies in the care of infants, children, youth and their families. Students who take NURS 366 cannot earn credit for NURS 334 or NURS 423. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 300, NURS 310, NURS 321, NURS 330.
Corequisite: NURS 346.
NURS 401 (1) Foundational Skills and Competencies for Clinical Practice IV
Students are prepared with the skills and competencies for clinical practice in simulated acute and community settings through a variety of modalities and learning activities. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 300, NURS 321, NURS 330, NURS 360.
NURS 402 (1) Foundational Skills and Competencies for Clinical Practice V
Students are guided to consolidate skills and competencies for clinical practice through a variety of modalities and learning activities. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 300, NURS 321, NURS 322, NURS 323, NURS 353, NURS 360, NURS 361, NURS 362, NURS 363, NURS 365, NURS 366, NURS 401.
Corequisite: NURS 430.
NURS 410 (3-6) d Supplemental Guided Study
Supplemental guided study to integrate and consolidate professional nursing knowledge, skills and competencies. For Bachelor of Science Nursing students only. Pass/Fail. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 420 (6) Clinical Nursing Focus: Adults Experiencing Acute or Chronic Health Conditions
Credit is given for one of NURS 420, 422, 423, 424, or 425.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 302, NURS 303, NURS 304, NURS 305, NURS 306, NURS 333, NURS 334, NURS 335, NURS 336, NURS 337, NURS 338, NURS 339, NURS 340, NURS 341, NURS 342, NURS 343.
Corequisite: NURS 344.
NURS 422 (6) Clincial Nursing Focus: Childbearing Families
Credit is given for one of NURS 420, 422, 423, 424, or 425.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 302, NURS 303, NURS 304, NURS 305, NURS 306, NURS 333, NURS 334, NURS 335, NURS 336, NURS 337, NURS 338, NURS 339, NURS 340, NURS 341, NURS 342, NURS 343.
Corequisite: NURS 344.
NURS 423 (6) Clincial Nursing Focus: Children and their Families
Credit is given for one of NURS 420, 422, 423, 424, or 425.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 302, NURS 303, NURS 304, NURS 305, NURS 306, NURS 333, NURS 334, NURS 335, NURS 336, NURS 337, NURS 338, NURS 339, NURS 340, NURS 341, NURS 342, NURS 343.
Corequisite: NURS 344.
NURS 424 (6) Clincial Nursing Focus: Individuals and Families with Mental Health Concerns
Credit is given for one of NURS 420, 422, 423, 424, or 425.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 302, NURS 303, NURS 304, NURS 305, NURS 306, NURS 333, NURS 334, NURS 335, NURS 336, NURS 337, NURS 338, NURS 339, NURS 340, NURS 341, NURS 342, NURS 343.
Corequisite: NURS 344.
NURS 425 (6) Clinical Nursing Focus: Community and Population Health
Credit is given for one of NURS 420, 422, 423, 424, or 425.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 302, NURS 303, NURS 304, NURS 305, NURS 306, NURS 333, NURS 334, NURS 335, NURS 336, NURS 337, NURS 338, NURS 339, NURS 340, NURS 341, NURS 342, NURS 343.
Corequisite: NURS 344.
NURS 427 (9) Consolidated Practice Experience
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: All of NURS 425, NURS 430.
NURS 430 (2) Theoretical Perspectives in Nursing: Special Topics in Complex and Urgent Health Challenges across Settings/Populations
Consolidation of fundamental theories, concepts, evidence, and competencies pertaining to nursing practice across the life-span and care context. Students who take NURS 430 cannot earn credit for NURS 420, 422, 423, 424 or 425 This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of NURS 300, NURS 301, NURS 303, NURS 310, NURS 321, NURS 322, NURS 323, NURS 330, NURS 331, NURS 344, NURS 345, NURS 346, NURS 350, NURS 351, NURS 352, NURS 353, NURS 354, NURS 360, NURS 361, NURS 362, NURS 363, NURS 365, NURS 366, NURS 401.
Corequisite: NURS 402.
NURS 502 (3) Ethics and Politics of Nursing
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 504 (3) Research and Evidence-Based Practice
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 506 (3) Health Promotion in Practice
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 507 (3) Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Primary Care
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 508 (3) Pathophysiological Processes for Nurse Practitioners
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 509 (2) Clinical Procedures in Primary Care Settings
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 510 (6) Advanced Health Assessment Across the Life Span
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 511 (3) Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 512 (3) Leadership in Nursing
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 520 (3) Administrative Leadership in Nursing
Study of organizational behaviour, management methods and administrative processes in health care. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Corequisite: NURS 511.
NURS 530 (3) Advanced Practice in Nursing
Study of advanced practice nursing models, their development and implementation with a changing health care system. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Corequisite: NURS 511.
NURS 531 (3) Theoretical Foundations of Clinical Education
Theories of learning and their implications for the design of clinical learning experiences. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 540 (3) Educational Processes in Nursing
Study of the historical development, theoretical basis, practical knowledge, accountability of, and issues regarding curriculum process and teaching in nursing education or practice. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Corequisite: NURS 511.
NURS 541 (3) Clinical Nursing Education
Study of the theory and practice of clinical nursing education. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: NURS 540.
Corequisite: NURS 511.
NURS 542 (3) Social Epidemiology: Special Populations
Trends and social and institutional policies and practices that influence the health and illness profiles of particular population groups; trends in the social organization of service delivery for their impact on health. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 548 (3) Qualitative Methods and Analysis
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Corequisite: NURS 511.
NURS 549 (3) Quantitative Research Methods and Analytic Strategies in Nursing and Health Sciences
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Corequisite: NURS 511.
NURS 552 (3) Methods in Nursing Science
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Corequisite: NURS 511.
NURS 554 (3) Advanced Research Methods
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: All of NURS 580, NURS 548, NURS 549.
NURS 560 (3) The Politics of Health Policy
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Corequisite: NURS 511.
NURS 570 (6) Primary Care I
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 571 (6) Primary Care II
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 572 (6) PRIMARY CARE III
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 576 (3) Topics in Social and Environmental Planning to Foster Health of Populations
Characteristics of social and built environments for their impact on the health of populations. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 577 (3-6) d Graduate Practicum in Nursing
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 578 (6) d Family Nurse Practitioner Consolidated Practicum
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 580 (3) The Philosophy of Evidence
Students not enrolled in the doctoral program require permission of instructor. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: NURS 511.
NURS 581 (3) Leadership in Knowledge Application and Translation
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: NURS 580.
NURS 585 (1-6) d Special Topics in Nursing
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 586 (3) Specialized Domains of Nursing Practice
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 590 (3/6) c Directed Studies in Nursing
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: NURS 511.
NURS 591 (3) Ethical and Professional Issues in NP Practice
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 595 (3) Scholarly Practice Advancement Research Project (SPAR)
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 596 (3) Culminating Project
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 599 (9) Master's Thesis
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Corequisite: NURS 511.
NURS 601 (0) Doctoral Seminar
NURS 690 (3/6) c Directed Studies in Nursing
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NURS 699 (0) Doctoral Dissertation

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