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  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Science - Nursing
  • Course description
    The four year Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree is offered in collaboration with Loyalist College. Students at the Loyalist College site will complete their first and second years there, moving to Brock University for the third and fourth years of the program. The program must be completed within 6 years. Students at the Brock site will remain at Brock University for the four years of the program. Graduates will be eligible to write the provincial registration examinations.

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program


    Years 1 and 2 at Loyalist College

    Year 1
    -     NURS 1000 Nursing Lab 1
    -     NURS 1001 Nursing: The Canadian Context
    -     NURS 1002 Nursing and Health Promotion
    -     NURS 1003 Health Assessment
    -     NURS 1004 Experiencing Illness and Hospitalization
    -     NURS 1005 Nursing Practice: Experiencing Illness and Hospitalization
    -     NURS 1006 Pathophysiology
    -     ANAT 1001 Human Anatomy and Physiology
    -     COMM 1014 Self and Others
    -     NUTR 1000 Nutrition
    -     PHAR 1001 Pharmacology
    -     PSYC 1008 Lifespan Development

    Year 2
    -     NURS 2000 Self Perception and Interaction
    -     NURS 2001 Nursing Care of the Young Family
    -     NURS 2002 Nursing Practice: Nursing Care of the Young Family
    -     NURS 2003 Understanding Nursing Research
    -     NURS 2004 Care of the Acutely Ill Client
    -     NURS 2005 Nursing Practice: Care of the Acutely Ill Client
    -     PSYC 2004 Psychology
    -     SOCI 2003 Sociology

    Year 3
    -     NUSC 3P08, 3P12, 3P14, 3P20, 3P50, 3P90, 3P92, 3P94 and 4P75
    -     one Humanities context credit

    Year 4
    -     NUSC 4F96, 4F98, 4P20, 4P40, 4P50, 4P60 and 4P92

    Years 1 and 2 at Brock University

    Year 1
    -     NUSC 1P10, 1P12, 1P14 and 1P16
    -     BIOL 1F90
    -     PEKN 1P90 and 2P09
    -     PSYC 1F90

    Year 2
    -     NUSC 2P10, 2P12, 2P14, 2P16, 2P94 and 3P70
    -     CHSC 2P91, 3P19 and 3P97
    -     SOCI 1P80 or WISE 2P00

    Year 3
    -     NUSC 3P08, 3P12, 3P14, 3P20, 3P50, 3P90, 3P92, 3P94 and 4P75
    -     one Humanities context credit

    Year 4
    -     NUSC 4F96, 4F98, 4P20, 4P40, 4P50, 4P60 and 4P92

    Course Descriptions

    NUSC 1P10

    Self and Others

    Concepts, principles and the practice of professional communication. Factors influencing the perception and interpretation of communication, including the use of self.

    Lectures, seminar, selected laboratory sessions, 4 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors.

    Co-requisite: NUSC 1P12.

    NUSC 1P12

    Nursing and Health Promotion: The Canadian Context


    Philosophical and theoretical concepts of health and nursing, including determinants of health, primary health care, standards of nursing practice, and the Canadian health care system.

    Lectures, seminar, selected laboratory sessions, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors.

    Co-requisite: NUSC 1P10.

    NUSC 1P14

    Nursing Theory: Experiencing Illness and Hospitalization

    Concepts in health, wellness, illness and nursing practice related to caring for clients experiencing illness and hospitalization.

    Lectures, seminar, selected laboratory sessions, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors.

    Prerequisite: NUSC 1P10 and 1P12.

    Co-requisite: NUSC 1P16.

    NUSC 1P16

    Nursing Practice: Experiencing Illness and Hospitalization

    Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in relation to clients experiencing illness and hospitalization.

    15 hours per week, selected laboratory sessions.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors.

    Prerequisite: NUSC 1P10 and 1P12.

    Co-requisite: NUSC 1P14.

    Note: proof of immunization and CPR required. All clinical course requirements are due 2 weeks prior to the first day of classes. Failure to comply with due date will result in a late fee and/or deregistration. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility.

    NUSC 2P10

    Nursing Theory: Nursing Care of the Young Family

    Nursing models and interdisciplinary theories, principles and concepts related to caring for children and the childbearing and childrearing family.

    Lectures, seminar, selected laboratory sessions, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors.

    Co-requisite: NUSC 2P12.

    NUSC 2P12

    Nursing Practice: Nursing Care of the Young Family

    Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in relation to caring for children and the childbearing and childrearing family.

    15 hours per week, selected laboratory sessions.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors.

    Co-requisite: NUSC 2P10.

    Note: proof of immunization and CPR required. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. All clinical course requirements are due 2 weeks prior to the first day of classes. Failure to comply with due date will result in a late fee and/or deregistration.

    NUSC 2P14

    Nursing Theory: Care of the Acutely Ill Client


    Nursing models and interdisciplinary theories, principles and concepts related to caring for the acutely ill client and their families.

    Lectures, seminar, selected laboratory sessions, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors.

    Co-requisite: NUSC 2P16.

    NUSC 2P16

    Nursing Practice: Care of the Acutely Ill Client

    Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in relation to caring for the acutely ill client and their families.

    15 hours per week, selected laboratory sessions.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors.

    Co-requisite: NUSC 2P14.

    Note: proof of immunization and CPR required. All clinical course requirements are due 2 weeks prior to the first day of classes. Failure to comply with due date will result in a late fee and/or deregistration. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility.

    NUSC 2P94

    Nursing Practicum: Intersession

    Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in hospital settings. Emphasis on health assessment.

    30 hours per week for four weeks, selected laboratory sessions.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors.

    Prerequisites: NUSC 2P12 and 2P16.

    Note: proof of immunization and CPR required. All clinical course requirements are due 2 weeks prior to the first day of classes. Failure to comply with due date will result in a late fee and/or deregistration. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility.

    NUSC 3P08

    Quantitative Analysis

    Quantitative means of understanding and interpreting data in nursing research.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors.

    NUSC 3P12

    Experiencing Chronicity

    Nursing models and selected interdisciplinary theories, underlying foundations, principles and concepts related to chronicity and selected chronic conditions.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors.

    Prerequisite: NUSC 2P94.

    Co-requisite: NUSC 3P90.

    Note: students enrolled in the Degree Completion program or who have taken the first two years at Loyalist College are permitted to register without the prerequisite.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in NUSC 3P10.

    NUSC 3P14

    Promoting Mental Health

    Nursing models and selected interdisciplinary theories, underlying foundations, principles and concepts related to adults, older adults, and families experiencing mental health challenges.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors.

    Prerequisite: NUSC 2P94.

    Co-requisite: NUSC 3P92.

    Note: students enrolled in the Degree Completion program or who have taken the first two years at Loyalist College are permitted to register without the prerequisite.

    NUSC 3P20

    Nursing Ethics

    Ethical and legal principles, models and theories. Application to professional practice.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors.

    Prerequisite: NUSC 2P94.

    NUSC 3P25

    Pathophysiology

    Physiologic mechanisms and functions altered by disease processes. General concepts of disease, selected systems, etiologies, pathogenesis and related interventions from a primary health care perspective.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors.

    NUSC 3P32

    Directed Readings

    Variable subject matter designed in consultation with faculty member directing the course.

    Restriction: permission of the Chair.

    NUSC 3P40

    Professional and Therapeutic Communications

    Communication theories, processes, skills and research in a variety of practice settings and roles with individuals and groups. Transcultural communication models and tools. Power and gender issues. Media and political activism.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors.

    NUSC 3P50

    Health Education

    Principles of teaching and learning and their impact on knowledge, awareness, attitudes, skills and behaviour. Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation processes in development of a variety of health teaching strategies.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors and permission of the Department.

    Prerequisite: NUSC 2P94.

    NUSC 3P70

    Nursing Research

    Critical appraisal of quantitative and qualitative nursing research to determine the evidence base for practice.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in NUSC 4P70.

    NUSC 3P90

    Nursing Practicum: Experiencing Chronicity

    Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in relation to individuals and families experiencing chronic conditions.

    15 hours per week, selected laboratory sessions.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors.

    Prerequisite: NUSC 2P94.

    Co-requisite: NUSC 3P12.

    Note: proof of immunization and CPR required. All clinical course requirements are due 2 weeks prior to the first day of classes. Failure to comply with due date will result in a late fee and/or deregistration. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility.

    NUSC 3P92

    Nursing Practicum: Promoting Mental Health

    Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in relation to adults, older adults, and families experiencing mental health challenges.

    15 hours per week, selected laboratory sessions.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors.

    Prerequisite: NUSC 2P94.

    Co-requisite: NUSC 3P14.

    Note: proof of immunization and CPR required. All clinical course requirements are due 2 weeks prior to the first day of classes. Failure to comply with due date will result in a late fee and/or deregistration. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility.

    NUSC 3P94

    Nursing Practicum: Intersession

    Practice, application, and integration of skills and theory in a variety of health care settings.

    30 hours per week for four weeks, selected laboratory sessions.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors.

    Prerequisites: NUSC 3P90 and 3P92.

    Note: proof of immunization and CPR required. All clinical course requirements are due 2 weeks prior to the first day of classes. Failure to comply with due date will result in a late fee and/or deregistration. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility.

    NUSC 4F90

    Nursing Practicum

    Clinical placement providing the opportunity for the practice, application and integration of nursing skills and theory. Placement selected from a variety of health care settings.

    Minimum: 100 hours, maximum 16 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors and permission of the Department.

    Prerequisite: NUSC 3P12.

    Note: proof of immunization and CPR required. All clinical course requirements are due 2 weeks prior to the first day of classes. Failure to comply with due date will result in a late fee and/or deregistration. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility.

    NUSC 4F94

    Nursing Practicum: Specialized

    Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in a variety of health care settings.

    15 hours per week, selected laboratory sessions.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors and permission of the Department.

    Prerequisite: NUSC 3P12.

    Note: proof of immunization and CPR required. All clinical course requirements are due 2 weeks prior to the first day of classes. Failure to comply with due date will result in a late fee and/or deregistration. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility.

    NUSC 4F96

    Nursing Practicum: Pre-graduation I

    Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in a variety of health care settings.

    32 hours per week for six weeks.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors with a minimum of 18.0 credits.

    Prerequisite: NUSC 4P92.

    Note: proof of immunization and CPR required. All clinical course requirements are due 2 weeks prior to the first day of classes. Failure to comply with due date will result in a late fee and/or deregistration. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility.

    NUSC 4F98

    Nursing Practicum: Pre-graduation II

    Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in a variety of health care settings.

    32 hours per week for six weeks.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors.

    Prerequisite: NUSC 4F96.

    Note: proof of immunization and CPR. All clinical course requirements are due 2 weeks prior to the first day of classes. Failure to comply with due date will result in a late fee and/or deregistration. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility.

    NUSC 4P20

    Leadership in Nursing and Management

    Current issues, opportunities and challenges for nursing leadership in different nursing, community and organizational venues.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors and permission of the Department.

    Prerequisite: NUSC 2P94.

    NUSC 4P30

    Health Assessment

    Basic principles and techniques of a comprehensive, holistic health assessment within a framework of primary health care and nursing theoretical perspectives, focusing on the well adult with normal aging modifications.

    Lectures, seminar, selected laboratory sessions, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors.

    NUSC 4P32

    Advanced Directed Readings

    Variable subject matter designed in consultation with faculty member directing the course.

    Restriction: permission of the Chair.

    NUSC 4P40

    Community Health Nursing

    Community as client emphasizing primary health care principles, assessment and health promotion with individuals, children and families, and population groups.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors and permission of the Department.

    Prerequisites: NUSC 3P12 and 3P14.

    Co-requisite: NUSC 4P92.

    NUSC 4P50

    Applied Nursing Research

    Application of principles of research design, data collection, data analysis, and dissemination through research projects.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors.

    Prerequisite: NUSC 2P94 and 3P70.

    NUSC 4P60

    Trends and Issues in Professional Nursing

    Historical to current overviews of significant trends and issues impacting the profession of nursing. Image, burnout, environment, roles, culture, politics and economics affecting client and nursing care.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors and permission of the Department.

    Prerequisite: NUSC 3P12 and 3P14.

    NUSC 4P75

    Diversity and Nursing

    Transcultural and interdisciplinary conceptual theories and models for providing culturally competent nursing care in diverse societal and health care settings with diverse clients. Examination of knowledge, issues, beliefs and behaviours related to culture, ethnicity, and health.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors and permission of the Department.

    Prerequisite: NUSC 2P94.

    NUSC 4P92

    Nursing Practicum: Community Health Nursing

    Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in community settings.

    15 hours per week, selected laboratory sessions.

    Restriction: open to NUSC majors and permission of the Department.

    Prerequisites: NUSC 3P94 and 4P40.

    Note: proof of immunization, CPR and criminal reference check required. Brock/Loyalist students must take NUSC 4P40 concurrently. All clinical course requirements are due 2 weeks prior to the first day of classes. Failure to comply with due date will result in a late fee and/or deregistration. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. Clinical assessment fee required.

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