Academic Calendar - 2023

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2023

Courses


Course Numbering

0001-0999* Pre-University level introductory courses
1000-1999 Year 1 courses
2000-4999 Senior-level undergraduate courses
5000-5999 Professional Degree courses in Dentistry, Education, Law, Medicine and Theology (MTS, MDiv)
6000-6999 Courses offered by Continuing Studies
9000-9999 Graduate Studies courses

* These courses are equivalent to pre-university introductory courses and may be counted for credit in the student's record, unless these courses were taken in a preliminary year. They may not be counted toward essay or breadth requirements, or used to meet modular admission requirements unless it is explicitly stated in the Senate-approved outline of the module.


Suffixes

no suffix 1.0 course not designated as an essay course
A 0.5 course offered in first term
B 0.5 course offered in second term
A/B 0.5 course offered in first and/or second term
E 1.0 essay course
F 0.5 essay course offered in first term
G 0.5 essay course offered in second term
F/G 0.5 essay course offered in first and/or second term
H 1.0 accelerated course (8 weeks)
J 1.0 accelerated course (6 weeks)
K 0.75 course
L 0.5 graduate course offered in summer term (May - August)
Q/R/S/T 0.25 course offered within a regular session
U 0.25 course offered in other than a regular session
W/X 1.0 accelerated course (full course offered in one term)
Y 0.5 course offered in other than a regular session
Z 0.5 essay course offered in other than a regular session

Glossary


Prerequisite

A course that must be successfully completed prior to registration for credit in the desired course.


Corequisite

A course that must be taken concurrently with (or prior to registration in) the desired course.


Antirequisite

Courses that overlap sufficiently in course content that both cannot be taken for credit.


Essay Courses

Many courses at Western have a significant writing component. To recognize student achievement, a number of such courses have been designated as essay courses and will be identified on the student's record (E essay full course; F/G/Z essay half-course).


Principal Courses

A first year course that is listed by a department offering a module as a requirement for admission to the module. For admission to an Honours Specialization module or Double Major modules in an Honours Bachelor degree, at least 3.0 courses will be considered principal courses.



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Nursing


Students critically examine the historical development of nursing and the framework for Registered Nursing practice, including the philosophical, theoretical, and ethical tenets of the role. Using a variety of theories and conceptual frameworks, students acquire an understanding of how individual values, beliefs, perceptions, and experiences influence perspectives and nursing practice.

Antirequisite(s): Nursing 1060A/B and Nursing 1070A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Year 1 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Students will acquire strategies to transition into the university and the BScN program which will help them acquire the foundational skills necessary to succeed both academically and in professional nursing practice.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Year 1 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course provides an introduction to the philosophical, theoretical and ethical tenets of the nursing profession. The historical development of the profession, image of nursing, roles of nurses in the interprofessional team, and the framework for Registered Nursing practice in Ontario are explored.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Year 1 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This interactive course enables the student to develop an understanding of caring and relational practice as the basis for health promotion in nursing. Nurses' responsibility for health promotion of self, colleagues, and clients is addressed in a variety of contexts.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Year 1 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Development of communication skills including therapeutic communication and health history acquisition is addressed in this course. Students engage in learning opportunities to enhance capabilities in therapeutic communication, interviewing, and relational practices with clients across the lifespan. Students document client care in accordance with legal standards of practice.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Year 1 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours and Laboratory Practice.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Students critically examine models of care and sources of knowledge in community nursing practice including public health, community home health and primary healthcare. Applying principles of primary healthcare, social justice, and equity, students critique how policy, practice, culture and societal norms impact health of the individual, family, community and population.

Antirequisite(s): Nursing 2220A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Year 1 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program or the Compressed Time Frame BScN Program

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Building on part I, this course enables students to begin to develop the thinking processes and clinical judgement required for professional nursing practice from a strengths-based perspective. Students will begin to develop their personal philosophy of nursing practice.

Prerequisite(s): Nursing 1060A/B, with a grade of 65% or greater

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This interactive course building upon Health Promotion and Caring for Self, Colleagues and Clients I, enables the student to continue to further develop an understanding of caring and relational practice as the basis for health promotion in nursing. Using a variety of theories, concepts and conceptual frameworks, the student will acquire an enhanced perspective of how individual values, beliefs, perceptions and experiences impact relationships with our selves, colleagues and clients.

Prerequisite(s): Nursing 1070A/B, with a grade of 65% or greater

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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In this course, application of clinical judgement models provide students a framework to convey information from health assessments as a foundational part of nursing practice. Conducting a focused examination of clients using a system based approach enables students to utilize theoretical components of health assessment in the laboratory environment.

Prerequisite(s): Nursing 1080A/B, with a grade of 65% or greater

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours and Laboratory Practice.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Introduction to social determinants of health, social justice and health equity are foundational components in this course. Impacts of policy, politics, power, and privilege are investigated to understand how historic healthcare system inequities continue to disadvantage and marginalize specific populations. The impact of colonizing practices is threaded throughout the course.

Antirequisite(s): Nursing 1070A/B and Nursing 1170A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Year 1 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The philosophical, theoretical and ethical tenets of the nursing profession are essential components to understanding the professional nursing role. In this course students are introduced to the history, image and framework of nursing practice, self-regulation, nursing organizations, self-awareness and emotional intelligence, interprofessional collaboration, the nurse-client relationship, and professional communication.

Antirequisite(s): The former Nursing 1200W/X.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Compressed Time Frame BScN program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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In this course students are introduced to holistic health assessment across the life span, social determinants of health, and health promotion and caring for clients. Students will learn about therapeutic relationships, interviewing techniques, and physical assessments.

Antirequisite(s): The former Nursing 1220W/X.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Compressed Time Frame BScN program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Students will apply theories and learn to establish therapeutic relationships, develop interviewing techniques, and perform physical assessments.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Compressed Time Frame BScN program.

Extra Information: 4 laboratory hours.

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A gross anatomical description of the systemic structure and function of the human body. Emphasis will be placed on clinical nursing applications.


Prerequisite(s): Registration in Year 1 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program.

Extra Information: 3 theory hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Selected topics in Nursing. Topic and course description available in the Undergraduate Programs Office.

Antirequisite(s): Antirequisites and/or additional prerequisites to be determined based on the topic offered.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program or Compressed Time Frame BScN Program.

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This course provides students with opportunity to deepen their understanding of health, empowering health promotion, and caring in the context of family, community and populations across the lifespan. Normal growth and development, family health, and community health are addressed.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Year 2 Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course will provide students opportunity to apply and integrate theory related to family and community health into nursing practice.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Year 2 Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program.

Extra Information: 4 clinical hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course addresses health promotion and caring with clients experiencing barriers to health and requiring support to maintain and improve health.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Year 2 Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Using laboratory and simulated practice, students utilize nursing knowledge and skill in client safety and evidence-informed practice to support health. Issues of care delivery focusing on unique and diverse individual responses, beliefs and building capacity for restoration of health are components of the course.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Year 2 Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program.

Extra Information: Laboratory and Simulated Practice, Pass/Fail.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course will extend students' knowledge and skills related to information literacy and knowledge acquisition skills necessary for professional nursing practice. From a health equity lens, students will recognize how current trends in technology interface with clients’ access to health in a digital space.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Year 1 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program or the Compressed Time Frame BScN Program

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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In this course students will become knowledgeable consumers and users of research. Through a consideration of ways of knowing and questioning related to nursing research, students will explore basic strategies for identifying knowledge gaps through critical appraisal of research. Research roles and methods pertinent to nursing will be emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Year 2 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program, or the Compressed Time Frame BScN program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Aging is a major factor impacting healthcare delivery in the 21st century, and older adults are the core consumers of health care. In this course, students apply clinical decision-making by correlating physiologic, psychological and environmental interactions with older adults while focusing on cultural, social, ethical, and legal concepts of care.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Year 2 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program. Corequisite(s): Nursing 2271A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Students are introduced to the fundamentals of nursing practice by employing physical and communication skills in the care delivery for older adults in laboratory and practice settings. A focus on building relationships, the nursing role, and system transformation will be examined.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Year 2 Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program.

Extra Information: Laboratory and Clinical Practice, PASS/FAIL

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course provides a philosophical and theoretical foundation for understanding family and community health issues. Primary health care, health promotion, social determinants of health and population health are critically examined as they relate to family and community health nursing practice.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Compressed Time Frame BScN program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. All 1000-level courses in the program must be completed successfully before enrolling in 2000-level courses.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course focuses on safe, effective and ethical administration of medications.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Compressed Time Frame BScN program.

Extra Information: Laboratory Practice, 6 weeks. Pass/Fail.

Course Weight: 0.25
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Students are introduced to the nursing role in providing mental health care emphasizing awareness, prevalence and stigma associated with mental health challenges across the lifespan from a strength-based perspective.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Compressed Time Frame BScN program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The complexity of health issues requires students to utilize multiple sources of information to understand how these conditions impact the individual, family, and society. Using clinical reasoning, focusing on integration of assessment, students develop knowledge and skill in client-centred care planning for optimal health outcomes.

Antirequisite(s): The former Nursing 3600W/X.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Year 2 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program, or the Compressed Time Frame BScN program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Students will apply their knowledge and skills with clients experiencing mental health challenges. Practice will take place in a simulated environment.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Compressed Time Frame BScN program.

Extra Information: Simulated Practice, Pass/Fail.

Course Weight: 0.25
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Selected topics in Nursing. Topic and course description available in the Undergraduate Programs Office.

Antirequisite(s): Antirequisites and/or additional prerequisites to be determined based on the topic offered.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program or Compressed Time Frame BScN Program.

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Understanding how contextual factors impact health in countries or regions with limited resources is important for understanding the nurse’s role in advancing health policy in a local and global perspective. Through examining current events analyze issues of social justice in health and health care.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Year 3 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program, or the Compressed Time Frame BScN program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A supervised practicum in which students will provide culturally-appropriate care. Health promotion, caring, mutual goal-setting, social justice, and advocacy will be addressed in situations of limited resources. Preparatory and follow-up activities are required.

Antirequisite(s): Health Sciences 3251F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Nursing 3310A/B, permission of the Program Office, School of Nursing.

Extra Information: 4 weeks, 40 hours/week, Summer term.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course provides a philosophical and theoretical foundation for understanding community health issues. Primary health care, health promotion, social determinants of health and population health are critically examined as they relate to community health nursing practice in Nursing 3325W/X.

Antirequisite(s): Nursing 3331 with a minimum average of 65%.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Compressed Time Frame BScN program. Corequisite(s): Nursing 3325W/X

Extra Information: 3 theory hours.

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This course provides students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in health promoting nursing practice within communities. Students will engage in learning experiences in community agencies and neighbourhoods, working through a process of community health assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.

Antirequisite(s): Nursing 3332 with a passing grade.

Corequisite(s): Nursing 3324A/B.

Extra Information: 16 clinical hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Students are introduced to basic concepts and techniques used to analyze both qualitative and quantitative data. This will include descriptive and inferential statistics and common methods for qualitative analysis and interpretation.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Year 2 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program, or the Compressed Time Frame BScN program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Theory, practice, research and issues related to nursing in rural and remote settings will be examined. The health status of various rural populations, related public policy and the factors influencing health of rural residents will be explored.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of Year 2 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program, or special permission.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course covers foundational concepts of mental health and nursing care in the context of mental illness, including addictions. Key course principles include health promotion, a recovery orientation, trauma and violence-informed care, stigma reduction, and the continuum of mental health. Learning includes participatory engagement in mental health assessment and therapeutic communication.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in year 3 or 4 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program or permission of the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course examines concepts associated with caring for the geriatric population through a holistic, strengths-based lens. Students will focus on common health syndromes, social factors influencing health, and family considerations, to provide the context for addressing the unique care needs of the aging adult.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in year 3 or 4 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program or permission of the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course has been designed to explore foundational knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for the practice of public health nursing. The focus will be on the Public health nursing competencies including public health sciences, assessment and analysis, policy development, program planning, implementation and intervention, partnership, advocacy, diversity, therapeutic communication, leadership, and professionalism in independent practice.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in year 3 or 4 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program or permission of the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The promotion of perinatal health is an integral component of professional nursing practice. This course provides a philosophical and theoretical foundation for understanding individual, newborn and family health issues throughout the childbearing continuum from preconception, pregnancy, labor, birth, neonatal transition to six weeks postpartum and for developing nursing interventions to promote perinatal and newborn health.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in year 3 or 4 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program or permission of the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course will provide opportunities to develop an understanding of the cancer care continuum for clients and families. Students will focus on key concepts related to prevention, screening, diagnosis, management, palliation and survivorship within oncology care.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in year 3 or 4 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program or permission of the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course will explore the roles that nurses perform in home care nursing practice. Exploration will be guided through two mid-range theories and the application of the Canadian Home Care Nursing Practice Competencies. Learners will gain an understanding of both similarities and differences between nursing roles in hospitals and home care nursing practice.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in year 3 or 4 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program or permission of the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course will provide an interprofessional learning environment with opportunities for students to critically examine and reflect on Indigenous health and health care practices. Health policy concepts will be embedded within historical, social, cultural and political realities.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Faculty of Health Sciences or permission of the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course will explore the realities of providing care within the setting in which patients and their caregivers live and work. Learners will explore levels of risk and safety for patients, family members and the nurse through learning activities designed as composites of situational experiences commonly faced by home care nurses.

Prerequisite(s): Nursing 3450A/B, or permission of the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course provides simulated learning in the application of common nursing practice skills within a variety of home based situations. Students will learn how to make autonomous decisions and how to adapt to unique situations that normally are not experienced in hospital-based practice. Simulated practice provides a “safe” learning environment to practice skills and learn from peer evaluation.

Prerequisite(s): Nursing 3450A/B and Nursing 3460A/B, or permission of the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Pediatric nursing is dedicated to the health and care of young people, ranging from babies to teenagers. Children, as patients, have unique healthcare needs that require specialized knowledge and expertise in their growth, illness, and injury.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in year 3 or 4 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program or permission of the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Changing health needs of clients across the life span requires critical thinking, application of individualized care, integration of health assessment, evidence-informed practices and diverse client support from an interprofessional team. Client safety and client-centred practices using nursing approach form the basis of this course.

Antirequisite(s): The former Nursing 3600W/X.

Prerequisite(s): Nursing 2630A/B; Registration in Year 3 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program or the Compressed Time Frame BScN program. Corequisite(s): Nursing 3900A/B or 3911A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Students will apply theory and integrate concepts related to health promotion and caring with clients experiencing health challenges. The focus of this course is the acquisition of nursing skills, utilizations of technological interventions, and application of evidence informed practice.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Compressed Time Frame BScN program.

Extra Information: 4 laboratory hours. Pass/Fail. All 2000-level courses in the program must be completed successfully before enrolling in 3000-level courses.

Course Weight: 0.25
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In this course students will have the opportunity to learn about the nursing role in complex health challenges, from a health promotion perspective, in a simulated hospital setting.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Compressed Time Frame BScN program.

Extra Information: Simulated Practice, Pass/Fail.

Course Weight: 0.25
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The host immune response to microorganisms, the biology of microorganisms with disease-causing potential and clinical aspects of infectious diseases will be covered. The role and professional attitude of the nurse in prevention, detection and control of infections will be emphasized.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours. Enrolment is limited to students in the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program and the Compressed Time Frame BScN Program.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Students will apply and integrate theory while providing nursing care to clients experiencing episodic health challenges in a hospital setting.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Compressed Time Frame BScN program. Corequisite(s): Nursing 3630A/B.

Extra Information: Clinical Practice, Pass/Fail.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course provides students with opportunity to extend their understanding of health promotion to the care of adults and children experiencing acute and chronic health challenges.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in year 3 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program. Corequisite(s): Nursing 3911A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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Utilizing therapeutic communication and nursing knowledge and skills, students apply patient-centred practices for clients with acute health challenges in hospital settings. Through provision of care and health promotion activities students work with the interprofessional healthcare team to integrate applicable theoretical perspectives into nursing care for these clients.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in year 3 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program. Corequisite(s): Nursing 3630A/B.

Extra Information: Clinical Practice, Pass/Fail.

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Using a recovery model approach, students implement techniques to assist in the care and management of individuals living with mental illness. Students learn to navigate the complexities of intersectoral, intergovernmental structures and policies that limit access to mental health services using cultural safety knowledge and trauma and violence-informed approaches.

Prerequisite(s): Nursing 3910A/B or Nursing 3630A/B with a grade of 65% or higher and a PASS in Nursing 3911A/B. Corequisite(s): Nursing 3921A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours and Simulated Practice.

Course Weight: 0.50
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In a variety of healthcare settings, students will apply and integrate theory related to the care of clients with a range of complex and concurrent health challenges. Additionally, students will gain insights into a variety of nursing roles and clients’ and families’ experiences and the nature of illness.

Prerequisite(s): Nursing 3910A/B or Nursing 3630A/B with a grade of 65% or higher and a PASS in Nursing 3911A/B. Corequisite(s): Nursing 3920A/B.

Extra Information: Clinical Practice, Pass/Fail.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Selected topics in Nursing. Topic and course description available in the Undergraduate Programs Office.

Antirequisite(s): Antirequisites and/or additional prerequisites to be determined based on the topic offered.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program or Compressed Time Frame BScN Program.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Selected topics in Nursing. Topic and course description available in the Undergraduate Programs Office.

Antirequisite(s): Antirequisites and/or additional prerequisites to be determined based on the topic offered.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program or Compressed Time Frame BScN Program.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Students critically examine the professional, ethical, and legal accountabilities in nursing to practice safely, competently, compassionately, and ethically. A deep exploration of professional practice standards, nursing legislation, codes of ethics and ethical theories will enable students to apply these core principles to their nursing practice.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Year 3 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program, or the Compressed Time Frame BScN program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course will assist students to integrate multiple sources of knowledge gained in the program to engage in in-depth exploration of health/illness issues.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Year 4 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN or Compressed Time Frame BScN program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. All 3000-level courses in the program must be completed successfully before enrolling in 4000-level courses.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Students integrate multiple sources of knowledge and practice application to engage in management of complex health conditions. Recognition of urgent and rapidly changing client scenarios is practiced through use of critical thinking to implement interventions that improve client outcomes.

Antirequisite(s): Nursing 4400A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Year 4 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program or Compressed Time Frame BScN program.

Extra Information: 6 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Concepts and frameworks integral to advanced health assessment and diagnosis in nursing practice are introduced Comprehensive and focused health assessment, including history taking, physical assessment and diagnostic reasoning as well as laboratory and diagnostic test selection and interpretation for the adult client are emphasized, laying the foundation for clinical decision-making from data collection to diagnostic plan of care.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program.

Extra Information: 3 theory hours and 3 practice hours, term one.

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This course builds on applies the skills and frameworks, concepts and methods of health assessment and clinical decision-making studied in AHAD I to specific populations across the lifespan, to families and to the community. Advanced practice skill pertaining to diagnostic test assessment is examined.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program.

Extra Information: 3 theory hours and 3 practice hours, term two.

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Concepts integral to pharmacoltherapy, advanced counselling 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.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program.

Extra Information: 3 theory hours and 3 practice hours, term one.

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This course builds on the knowledge 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): Registration in the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program.

Extra Information: 3 theory hours and 3 practice hours, term two.

Course Weight: 0.50
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With a deeper understanding of the healthcare system and integrating principles of health equity, students will engage with clients and families experiencing health/illness challenges. Students will apply concepts learned through the program at an advanced level to work with clients and families as members within the interprofessional team.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Year 4 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN or Compressed Time Frame BScN program. Corequisite: Nursing 4401W/X.

Extra Information: Clinical Practice, Pass/Fail.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Students analyze the role of nursing in shaping and influencing transformation across the healthcare system by focusing on contemporary issues in nursing, healthcare and health policy. The essential role of leadership in current and future nursing practice and healthcare change is explored.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Year 4 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program or Compressed Time Frame BScN program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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In this course students work with a preceptor to synthesize knowledge and experience gained throughout the program. Students will focus on gaining proficiency in evidence-informed practice, developing leadership skills and independence, and creating an individual philosophy of practice.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Year 4 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program or Compressed Time Frame BScN program.

Extra Information: Clinical Practice, Pass/Fail.

Course Weight: 2.00
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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.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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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.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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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): Registration in the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program.

Extra Information: 6 hours seminar, 29 hours practice.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Explore the fundamental principles and practices of perioperative nursing. Students will learn to scrub, gown, glove, and mask using strict aseptic technique. Lab practice will include draping and skin preparation. Students will be introduced to the selection and use of surgical instruments, supplies, and equipment used in the surgical suite.

Antirequisite(s): Nursing 4140W/X from 2013-14 to 2015-16.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Year 4 of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program.

Course Weight: 1.00
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