Academic Calendar 2006 (old)» UNDERGRADUATE COURSE INFORMATION» Nursing
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Nursing 051, Health and Chronic Health Challenges
Description: Introduction to nursing, the profession's historical background and nurse's role in health care. Emphasis is on personal meaning of health, transitions in the life cycle and healthful living practices. The focus is on nursing theories, theories of health promotion, assessment, determinants of health and families' experience with chronic health challenges.
Corequisite(s): Registration in all courses required for Year 1 of the Basic Nursing Program.
3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
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Nursing 053, Self and Others: Self Awareness and Interpersonal Relationships
Description: This course focuses on understanding intrapersonal and interpersonal experiences. How personal beliefs, values, experiences and perceptions relate to and impact on our experiences with self and others from various cultures is emphasized. The experiential portion of the course will enhance interpersonal communication from the perspective of contextual awareness, decision-making, confidence and performance.
Corequisite(s): Registration in all courses required for Year 1 of the Basic Nursing Program
3 seminar hours, 1.0 course.
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Nursing 101w, Introduction to Health and Illness
Description: This course provides an introduction to the nursing profession, health, illness and health promotion. These concepts are considered from the perspectives of individuals, families and communities. Students will have opportunity to learn about the nursing process, basic assessment skills, and ways in which nursing practice can support those with long-term health challenges.
Corequisite(s): Nursing 102w, 103w.
7 hours lecture per week for 8 weeks, 1.0 course.
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Nursing 102w, Professional Nursing Practice 1: Assessment of Health and Illness
Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to begin to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to engage in health promotion and care of clients with health challenges in a variety of settings. Students will engage in hands-on experience designed to promote the development of clinical nursing skills in laboratory sessions, home settings and long-term care agencies.
Corequisite(s): Nursing 101w, 103w.
10 hours lab/seminar per week for 8 weeks; 32 hours clinical practice per week for 4 weeks, 1.0 course.
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Nursing 103w, Introduction to Communication in Health Care
Description: This course focuses on the development of effective and caring interpersonal communication skills. Awareness of self as an individual and in a relationship is explored through critical review of the literature, theories and experiences, critical reflection and thoughtful, confident dialogue. Learners will explore contextual and cultural realities, cultural sensitivity and cultural competence in
healthcare.
Corequisite(s): Nursing 101w, 102w.
7 hours/week for 8 weeks, 1.0 course.
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Nursing 150a, Introduction to Professional Practice
Description: Praxis seminars, laboratory practice, and community clinical placements comprise this half-course, providing opportunities to learn about the nursing profession, the diversity of nursesí work and scope of practice, health promotion and assessment skills. This course provides opportunities to develop caring, professional relationships and apply knowledge from concurrent courses.
Antirequisite(s): The former Nursing 052, Professional Practice 1
Prerequisite(s): Registration in all courses required for Year 1 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program
8-10 seminar/lab/clinical practice hours 0.5 course
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Nursing 152b, Professional Practice 1: Caring for Adults with Chronic Health Challenges
Description: Laboratory practice and clinical placements in long term care facilities provides experience for students to learn about the role of the nurse in the care of clients with chronic health challenges. Term 1 health assessment skills, along with practice experiences in the laboratory allow students to develop professional caring relationships in clinical practice.
Antirequisite(s): The former Nursing O52, Professional Practice 1
Prerequisite(s): Nursing 150a, Introduction to Professional Practice
Corequisite(s): Registration in all courses required for Year 1 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program
12 clinical hours, 4 laboratory hours 0.5 course
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Nursing 201x, Health and Illness in Adults
Description: This course focuses on the adult's experience with a variety of episodic and complex health challenges. Learners develop an understanding of people's meanings and experiences of illnesses. Through praxis and the incorporation of principles introduced in previous and concurrent courses, the learner will continue to develop knowledge and a repertoire of skills to promote health and healing.
Prerequisite(s): Nursing 101w, 102w, 103w.
Corequisite(s): Nursing 202x, 203b, 204b.
12 lecture/seminar hours for 6 weeks, 1.0 course.
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Nursing 202x, Professional Practice II: Adult Health Care
Description: This course offers the learner an opportunity to develop caring relationships with people experiencing complex episodic health challenges. Learners care for individuals/families and develop proficiency in the domains of practice in a variety of settings including acute care, home care and mental health.
Prerequisite(s): Nursing 101w, 102w, 103w.
Corequisite(s): Nursing 201x, 203b, 204b.
6 weeks seminar/laboratory: 4 hr/week, 6 weeks clinical hours: 32-36 hr/week, 1.0 course.
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Nursing 203b, Therapeutic Relationships in Nursing
Description: This course focuses on the development of conceptual and experiential understanding of effective interpersonal helping relationships from a nursing science perspective. Students explore their interpersonal style as it impacts upon relationships with clients and colleagues using the RNAO Best Practice Guidelines on Therapeutic Relationships as a framework.
Prerequisite(s): Nursing 101w, 102w, 103w.
Corequisite(s): Nursing 201x, 202x, 204b.
6 hours lecture/seminar per week for 6 weeks, 0.5 course.
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Nursing 204b, Professional Nursing Issues I
Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to further examine students' belief systems and their fit with professional values. An emphasis is placed upon patterns of practice and interdisciplinary team development in the context of professionalism, ethics, credentialing, legalities, rights, professional practice standards, responsibility and accountability. Students will also explore nursing research identifying issues that affect both nurse's morale and practice.
Prerequisite(s): Nursing 101w, 102w, 103w.
Corequisite(s): Nursing 201x, 202x, 203b.
6 lecture hours/seminar per week for 6 weeks, 0.5 course.
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Nursing 251, Healing and Episodic Health Challenges
Description: This course focuses on people's experience with healing related to a variety of episodic and complex health challenges. Through praxis, learners will continue to develop cognitive, interpersonal, organizational, and more advanced communication and psychomotor skills to promote healing and healthy living of individuals and families in a variety of settings.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of Year 1 of the Basic Nursing Program.
Corequisite(s): Registration in all courses required in Year 2 of the Basic Nursing Program.
4 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
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Nursing 252, Professional Nursing Practice II
Description: Clinical practice to develop caring relationships with people experiencing complex episodic health challenges. Learners care for individual/families in a variety of acute care settings and in transition from hospital to home. Clinical judgment/decision-making are refined in implementing, evaluating, and documenting nursing care.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of Year 1 of the Basic Nursing Program.
Corequisite(s): Registration in all courses required in Year 2 of the Basic Nursing Program.
14 clinical/laboratory hours, 1.0 course.
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Nursing 253a/b, Self and Others: Helping Relationships
Description: This course focuses on the development of conceptual and experiential understanding of effective interpersonal relationships. Students explore their interpersonal style as it impacts upon relationships with clients and colleagues. Learners participate in decisions about caring for clients and colleagues while initiating, maintaining, and bringing to closure, caring interpersonal relationships.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of Year 1 of the Basic Nursing Program.
Corequisite(s): Registration in all courses required in Year 2 of the Basic Nursing Program.
3 lecture/seminar hours, 0.5 course.
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Nursing 254a/b, Professional Development I: The Nursing Profession
Description: This course examines the professional practice of nursing. Emphasis is on professionalism, ethics, credentialling, legalities, rights, standards for practice, responsibility and accountability. The function of professional associations and organizations in relation to the maintenance and improvement of standards is explored.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of Year 1 of the Basic Nursing Program.
Corequisite(s): Registration in all courses required in Year 2 of the Basic Nursing Program.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Nursing 301, Family and Community Health Promotion
Description: Family health promotion is addressed across the lifespan (i.e., expectant families, children, elderly). Concepts of child, family and community as client, health promotion, determinants of health, and empowering practice are considered. Coursework involves theoretical foundations of health and design of appropriate health care and health promotion strategies.
Prerequisite(s): Nursing 101w, 102w, 103w, 201x, 202x, 203b, 204b
Corequisite(s): Nursing 302
6 lecture/seminar hours/week for 13 weeks, 1.0 course.
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Nursing 302, Professional Practice III: Family and Community Health Care
Description: Knowledge and skills in health promoting nursing practice with families and communities are developed. Family health promotion is addressed across the lifespan (i.e., expectant families, children, elderly). Learning experiences occur in home settings, community agencies, and simulated clinical experiences in the laboratory environment.
Prerequisite(s): Nursing 101w, 102w, 103w, 201x, 202x, 203b, 204b
Corequisite(s): Nursing 301
24 clinical practice/lab hours per week for 13 weeks, 1.0 course.
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Nursing 314a/b, Independent Study for Registered Nurses
Description: This course provides an opportunity to explore in more depth one or more of the following: a small research project, a program plan with implementation and evaluation, a philosophical analysis of a concept, theory or issue. Subject to Faculty Procedural Guidelines and approval..
Prerequisite(s): Completion of Nursing 361a/b, 362a/b, 319a/b.
0.5 course.
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Nursing 318a/b, Elementary Statistics
Description: A self-directed introduction to the analysis of quantitative data using descriptive and inferential statistics, and measures of association and correlation to study nursing and health related problems. The goal is to prepare students to be knowledgable consumers of statistical findings.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of Year 1 and 2 of the Basic Nursing Program.
Corequisite(s): Registration in all courses required in Year 3 of the Basic Nursing Program.
Distance Studies for students registered in the Post RN Program.
2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours, 0.5 course.
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Nursing 319a/b, Research Methodology in Nursing
Description: The main goal of this introductory research course is to prepare baccalaureate nurses to engage in research utilization. The research process must be understood so that nurses are able to critically analyze research methods, findings and to appropriately integrate research findings into nursing practice.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of Year 1 and 2 of the Basic Nursing Program.
Corequisite(s): Registration in all courses required in Year 3 of the Basic Nursing Program.
Distance studies for students registered in the BScN Program for Registered Nurses.
2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.
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Nursing 320, Promoting the Health of Families and Communities for Registered Nurses
Description: This course for registered nurses, provides a theoretical foundation for understanding family and community health issues. Primary health care, health promotion, family health and community development are critically examined as they relate to family and community health nursing practice in Nursing 321, Professional Practice III for Registered Nurses.
Prerequisite(s): Registration in the BScN Program for Registered Nurses.
Corequisite(s): Nursing 321
Distance Studies; 1.0 course.
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Nursing 321, Professional Practice III for Registered Nurses
Description: A partnership approach is used to engage families and communities in identifying health issues and developing a health promotion plan. The main goal of this professional practice course for registered nurses is to critically reflect on what constitutes clinical knowledge and skill in family and community health nursing practice.
Prerequisite(s): Registration in the BScN Program for Registered Nurses.
Corequisite(s): Nursing 320
Distance Studies; 1.0 course.
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Nursing 322E, Concepts and Issues in Professional Nursing
Description: This course will provide an opportunity for Post-RN students to examine, explore and engage the curriculum concepts and philosophies as well as scope of practice issues related to legalities, accountability, rights and responsibilities. Students will engage in critical appraisal and inquiry while articulating views and findings through the writing process. Course format includes seminar sessions and a significant emphasis on scholarly writing.
Prerequisite(s): Registration in the BScN Program for Registered Nurses.
Distance Studies; 1.0 course.
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Nursing 351, Promoting the Health of Families and Communities
Description: This course provides a theoretical foundation for understanding family and community health issues. Primary health care, health promotion, family health and community development are critically examined as they relate to family and community health nursing practice in Professional Practice III, Nursing 352.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of years 1 & 2 of the Western Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program
Corequisite(s): All courses in year 3
3 - 4 lecture/seminar hours per week, 1.0 course.
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Nursing 352, Professional Practice III
Description: A partnership approach is used to engage families and communities in identifying health issues developing and implementing a health promotion plan. The main goal of this professional practice course is to critically reflect on what constitutes clinical knowledge and skill in family and community health nursing practice.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of years 1 & 2 of the Western Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program
Corequisite(s): All courses in year 3
12 - 16 hours per week, 1.0 course.
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Nursing 400w, Professional Nursing Issues II
Description: Ways that nurses demonstrate leadership and act as change agents, combined with factors that influence leadership ability, including policy, power, economics, resource management and politics will be examined. Application of leadership and management theories, and nurses influencing change at the social, political and professional levels will be explored.
Prerequisite(s): Nursing 101w, 102w, 103w, 201x, 202x, 203b, 204b, 301, 302
Corequisite(s): Nursing 401w, 402w
4 hours per week for 13 weeks.
1.0 course.
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Nursing 401w, Conceptual Approaches for Nursing
Description: Selected concepts are explored to understand the complexities faced by clients, individuals, families or community encountering challenges to their health and health promotion. Discussion, case studies and exemplars involving critical thinking, pattern recognition and decision-making will enable learners to understand how concepts are manifested in the client and how practice is shaped to respond meaningfully.
Prerequisite(s): Nursing 101w, 102w, 103w, 201x, 202x, 203b, 204b, 301, 302
Corequisite(s): Nursing 400w, 402w
8 lecture/seminar hours for 13 weeks.
1.0 course.
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Nursing 402w, Professional Practice IV: Focused Clinical Nursing
Description: This clinical experience provides learners with opportunities to become more proficient in clinical interactions and skills associated with client care in a selected area of practice. Through critical reflection and group discussion, learners are expected to relate their clinical learning to that presented in theory courses.
Prerequisite(s): Nursing 101w, 102w, 103w, 201x, 202x, 203b, 204b, 301, 302
Corequisite(s): Nursing 400w, 401w
200 clinical/lab hours.
1.0 course.
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Nursing 403a, Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis I
Description: Concepts and frameworks integral to advanced health assessment and diagnosis in nursing practice are introduced Comprehensive and focused health assessment, incuding history taking, physical assessment and diagnostic reasoning as well as laboratory and diagnostic test selection andinterpretation for the adult client are emphasized, laying the foundation for clinical decison-making from data collection to diagnostic plan of care.
3 theory hours and 3 practice hours, term one, 0.5 course.
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Nursing 404b, Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis II
Description: This course builds on applies the skills and frameworks, concepts and methods of helath assessmkent and clinical decision-making studied in AHAD I to specific populatons across the lifespan, to families and to the community. Advanced practice skill pertaining to diagnostic test assessment is examined.
Prerequisite(s): Nursing 403a
Corequisite(s): Nursing 406b
3 theory hours and 3 practice hours, term two, 0.5 course.
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Nursing 405a, Therapeutics in Primary Health Care I
Description: Concepts integral to pharmacoltherapy, advanced counseling and complimentary therapies related predominantly to common episodic conditions of clients across the lifespan are introduced. Emphasis is on the therapeutic care plan approach which focuses on drug-related problems, goals of therapies, analysis of different therapeutic approaches, need for referral, monitoring parameters, acceptability to the client, and follow-up.
Corequisite(s): Nursing 403a
3 theory hours and 3 practice hours, term one, 0.5 course.
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Nursing 406b, Therapeutics in Primary Health Care II
Description: This course builds on the knowlege acquired in AHAD I and Therapeutics I and applies the frameworks and concepts of pharmacotherapy, advanced counselling, and complimentary therapies predominantly to clients with chronic conditions and special populations.
Prerequisite(s): Nursing 403a, Nursing 405a
Corequisite(s): Nursing 404b
3 theory hours and 3 practice hours, term two, 0.5 course.
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Nursing 410x, Synthesizing Concepts and Practice in Nursing
Description: In a selected area of practice, learners will focus on gaining proficiency, developing leadership skills and independence by working with a preceptor in a mentored relationship wherein they develop professional responsibility and an individual philosophy of practice. On completion, the learner is ready to enter the profession as a novice.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all courses required for the program.
450 clinical/laboratory/seminar hours.
1.0 course.
To be introduced January 2007.
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Nursing 412, Professional Development III: Nurses Influencing Change
Description: This course focuses on learners' growth as ethical leaders, change agents and professionals. Factors influencing nurses' ability to affect change, such as nursing's image, organizational culture, gender, race, and class will be explored. Leadership and change theories as a basis for effecting social, political, personal, and professional change will be examined.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of Year 1, 2 and 3 of the Basic Nursing Program.
Corequisite(s): Registration in all courses required in Year 4 of the Basic Nursing Program.
Distance Studies for students registered in the BScN program for Registered Nurses.
Terms 1 - 4 classroom hours, 1.0 course.
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Nursing 420, Focused Clinical Concepts
Description: Learners have opportunities to learn advanced concepts related to caring for children, adults and their families who are experiencing complex health challenges. Emphasis is on critical thinking, pattern recognition, decision-making and on exploration and integration of concepts through discussions, simulations and paradigm cases.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of Year 1, 2 and 3 of the Basic Nursing Program.
Corequisite(s): Registration in all courses required in Year 4 of the Basic Nursing Program.
Terms 1 - 4 classroom/seminar hours, 1.0 course.
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Nursing 421, Focused Clinical Practice
Description: This clinical experience provides learners with the opportunity to acquire a proficiency in client care in a selected clinical focus areas, one of which will take place with ill children. Participants will critically reflect on their clinical experiences and relate these to the theories and concepts learned in the Focused Clinical Concepts course.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of Year 1, 2 and 3 of the Basic Nursing Program.
Corequisite(s): Registration in all courses required in Year 4 of the Basic Nursing Program.
Terms 1 - 16 clinical/laboratory/seminar hours, 1.0 course.
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Nursing 490y, Pathophysiology for the Nurse Practitioner
Description: A systems approach is used to examine concepts in pathophysiology as a basis for advanced nursing practice. A case study approach provides a comprehensive overview of the etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations of diseases in adults and children. Builds upon knowledge of normal anatomy and physiology across the lifespan.
3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Nursing 491y, Nurse Practitioner Roles and Responsibilities
Description: Examination of the roles and responsibilities of the primary care nurse practitioner, historical development, relationships with clients and other health providers, legal and ethical issues, scope of practice and functioning in interdisciplinary teams, primary health policy formulation and political strategies are addressed.
3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Nursing 497, Integrative Practicum
Description: The final course in the program, builds upon knowledge and experience gained in previous courses and integrates theory with practice. Consists of concurrent seminars and practica, evaluated separately. Seminars use problem-based and case study methods. Practica in urban and rural health care settings are based upon student learning needs.
Prerequisite(s): Nursing 490a/b, Nursing 491a/b, the former 492, the former 493.
6 hours seminar, 29 hours practice, 1.0 course.
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Nursing 498, Preceptorship: Independent Practice in Nursing - A Synthesis
Description: The focus of this final clinical experience is on developing proficiency, leadership, and independence in the practice of nursing. Learners will select a clinical area of practice, function as an active member of a multidisciplinary health team, consolidate their nursing skills, and their sense of professional responsibility and identity.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all courses required for the Basic Nursing Program.
Term 2 - minimum 450 hours, 1.0 course.
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Nursing 499, Integrative Practicum for Registered Nurses
Description: This course requires the application and testing of nursing knowledge and the related disciplines in a setting geared to the student's learning needs and previous professional experience. An approved learning plan, selection of a preceptor/mentor, and guidance by a faculty member are required.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all course required for the BScN Program for Registered Nurses.
Term 2 - minimum of 200 hours, depending on previous clinical experience and learning goals, 1.5 course.
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