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  • Objectives
    The four-year baccalaureate Nursing program (B.Sc.N.), offered in collaboration with Laurentian University, provides students with a variety of academic and changing needs of the nursing profession.
  • Practical experience
    Throughout the program, students will have a rotation of clinical placements in hospitals, nursing homes, homes for the aged, and community agencies. Students must be prepared to cover any costs incurred with clinical placements in-town and out-of-town. Agency placements may occur on all shifts especially during preceptorship rotations in semesters 7 and 8.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Science - Nursing
  • Course description
          Semester 1
        * BIO2107   -   006   -   Human Anatomy and Physiology I

          This course describes human anatomy and physiology at the cellular, tissue, organ, and system levels of organization. It concentrates on the clinical applications of anatomy and physiology.

        * BSN1004   -   004   -   Self and Family Health

          Sorry - no current subject description

        * BSN1056   -   003   -   Introduction to Professional Growth

          This course provides an introduction to the profession of nursing. The philosophy and constructs of the nursing program will be examined. The role of nursing and its evolution in society will also be explore, as well as the relationship between theory, practice, and research. Participants will be introduced to the process of critical reflection and reflective larning. Opportunities will be provided for participants to examine professional practice (nurses work) in a variety of settings.

        * BSN1206   -   003   -   Self & Others I: Personal Discovery

          This course focuses on the learner's personal discovery of self and self in relation to others. Through interaction and reflection, emphasis will be placed on understanding how personal beliefs, values, and perceptions relate to and impact on our personal and professional experiences with self and others.

          ANY 1
        * PSY1115   -   006   -   Introductory Psychology

          Introductory Psychology provides students with a broad overview of the field of Psychology. Areas of study include psychology's history and research methods, biology and behaviour, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning and memory, thinking and intelligence, personality theories and assessment, motivation and emotion, health psychology, and social psychology.

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        * BSN1100   -   003   -   Elective I

          Sorry - no current subject description

          Semester 2
        * BIO2107   -   006   -   Human Anatomy and Physiology I

          This course describes human anatomy and physiology at the cellular, tissue, organ, and system levels of organization. It concentrates on the clinical applications of anatomy and physiology.

        * BSN1007   -   003   -   Family Exper/Chronic Health Challen

          This course focuses on health promotion and the determinants of health within the context of a family's experience of chronic health challenges. Utilizing specific frameworks, learners participate in independent and supervised health assessments of individuals and families. These assessment provide the opportunity to explore the meanings of health for individuals and their family members by chronic health challenges.

        * BSN1194   -   004   -   Introduction to Nursing Practice

          This nursing practice experience will provide the opportunity to develop professional caring practices with individuals and families at various stages of the lifecycle with an emphasis on health assessment. The experience takes place in health care settings and focuses on chronic health challenges. Lerning experiences are designed to promote the integration and consolidation of new and prior learning.

        * BSN1207   -   003   -   Self/Others II:Interpers Relat/Awar

          This course is designed to enhance caring interpersonal communication. The major emphasis for the learner will be on the acquisition of interpersonal skills. These communications skills will be considered from the perspectives of contextual awareness, decision-making, confidence and performance.

          ANY 1

        * PSY1115   -   006   -   Introductory Psychology

          Introductory Psychology provides students with a broad overview of the field of Psychology. Areas of study include psychology's history and research methods, biology and behaviour, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning and memory, thinking and intelligence, personality theories and assessment, motivation and emotion, health psychology, and social psychology.

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        * BSN1200   -   003   -   Elective II

          Sorry - no current subject description

          Semester 3
        * BIO2115   -   003   -   Principles of Microbiology

          This is an introduction to microbiology (offered to students of Nursing). The topics covered include morphology and structure, classification, microbiology techniques, microbial nutrition, growth, environmental effects on microbes, mutation and genetic recombination, sterilization and disinfection, and antimicrobial chemotherapeutic agents.

        * BSN2006   -   003   -   Healing I: Episodic Health Challeng

          The focus of this course is on people's experience with healing, with particular reference to health restoration within episodic health challenges. Learners will integrate concepts of healing as they relate to health restoration and will develop a repertoire of skills to promote healing.

        * BSN2184   -   004   -   Nursing Practice II

          This nursing practice experience will provide the opportunity to develop caring practices with people experiencing episodic health challenges with an emphasis in the use of the nursing process integrated with pharmacological knowledge. Experiences will include nursing individuals and families in a variety of care contexts.

        * CHM2222   -   006   -   Clinical Chemistry I

          This course is designed for nursing students to develop an appreciation, largely on the basis of case studies, for the relationship between various common diseases, the underlying biochemistry, and the clinical tests used in their diagnosis.

          ANY 1

        * PSY1950   -   003   -   Developmental Psychology

          This course is designed to provide students with information concerning the growth, development, and behavioural changes individuals experience from birth through old age. As such, students will be prepared to work effectively with people of all age groups. The main emphasis will be placed on the life-span approach, dealing with psychological and developmental aspects of people from infancy to late adulthood.

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        * BSN2300   -   003   -   Elective III

          Sorry - no current subject description

          Semester 4
        * BSN2057   -   003   -   Professional Growth II:Nursing Prof

          This course will build on the philosophy and concepts examined in Professional Growth I, as well as examine and explore the professional practice of nursing. Particular emphasis will be placed on standards for practice, as well as responsibility and accountability of professional nurses.

        * BSN2107   -   003   -   Nursing Pathophysiology

          The focus of this course is on the pathophysiology of episodic and chronic health challenges. Emphasis will be placed on the nurse's role in health restoration. Using a conceptual approach, learners will explore a variety of episodic and chronic health challenges from individual, family, and community perspectives.

        * BSN2144   -   007   -   Nursing Practice III

          This course focuses on peoples' (individual and family) experience with healing. Specifically related to a variety of complex health challenges. Using a concept approach and the nursing process, learners will continue to develop their repertoire of cognitive practice skills, interpersonal and organizational skills to promote healing. Pattern recognition, critical decision-making and increased self-directedness will be emphasized. Through clinical experience in both the community and a health care agency, students will refine their clinical judgment by exploring and utilizing the expertise of a variety of health team members.

        * CHM2222   -   006   -   Clinical Chemistry I

          This course is designed for nursing students to develop an appreciation, largely on the basis of case studies, for the relationship between various common diseases, the underlying biochemistry, and the clinical tests used in their diagnosis.

          Semester 5
        * BSN3006   -   003   -   Health III: Primary Health Care

          The major focus of this course is health protection in relation to individuals and families within the context of communities, not with community as client. With health protection as a focus, learners will build on Health I, Health II, and other related learning.

        * BSN3056   -   003   -   Prof Growth III:Teac/Learn Pro Nurs

          In this course, learners will examine assumptions underlying a variety of teaching and learning perspectives and methodologies. Through reflection, learners will explore personal beliefs and values in relation to these assumptions. Through praxis and building on concepts in Professional Growth I and II, learners will experience teaching/learning opportunities with a focus on health protection.

        * BSN3084   -   004   -   Nursing Practice IV

          This nursing course provides a focus on health protection. The concept of health protection and its complexities in relation to healthcare delivery in hospitals and communities is emphasized. Learners have opportunities to develop leadership skills and acquire proficiency in client care. Clinical hours in both an acute care agency and a community agency are required.

        * BSN3206   -   003   -   Self & Others III:Helping Relations

          This course provides an opportunity for learners to develop a conceptual and experiential understanding of effective interpersonal relationships. Opportunities will be provided for learners to become aware of their interpersonal style as it impacts on their relationships with clients and colleagues. Through integration of the principles of effective communication, learners will participate in initiating, maintaining, and bringing to closure caring interpersonal relationships.

        * BSN3406   -   003   -   Nursing Inquiry

          In this course, various modes of nursing will be addressed. Some of these include scientific, philosophical, and historical modes. Relationships between practice, theory, and research will be explored. Past and present contributions to nursing knowledge will be discussed.

          Semester 6
        * BSN3007   -   003   -   Health IV: Health Promotion

          In this course, learners will integrate people's experience with health and healing focusing on community as client. Societal responsibility for health will be examined from a health promotion perspective. National and international issues related to the role of nursing in health promotion will be explored.

        * BSN3066   -   003   -   Professional Growth IV: Empowerment

          This course will focus on empowerment/enabling. Utilizing concepts from Professional Growth I, II, and III, learners will explore ways of empowering self, clients, families, and communities.

        * BSN3094   -   004   -   Nursing Practice V

          The focus of this nursing practice experience is on health promotion and protection with an emphasis on community and multidisciplinary teamwork. Learning experiences will take place in hospital and community settings with an emphasis on the nurse as a leader and proficient provider of client care.

        * BSN3416   -   003   -   Nursing Research

          In this theory-based course, learners will discover ways to transform personal inquisitiveness into a process of posing, exploring, and answering researchable questions. Using both quantitative and qualitative analysis, learners will experience ways to critically examine the research process.

          ANY 1
        * PSY2000   -   003   -   Abnormal Psychology

          Prerequisite: PSY 1050 Abnormal Psychology is the scientific study of abnormal behaviour and mental disorders. This course examines the causes,characteristics, and treatment approaches for a number of disorders and abnormal behaviours.

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        * BSN3500   -   003   -   Elective IV

          Sorry - no current subject description

          Semester 7
        * BSN4056   -   003   -   Prof Growth V:Nurses Influe Changes

          This course will explore the ways nurses can influence clients, the nursing profession, the health care system, and society generally in order to facilitate the creation of a healthy environment. Emphasis will be on strategies for enhancing nursing influence.

        * BSN4084   -   004   -   Nursing Practice VI

          This nursing practice experience focuses on the actualization of the nurse as a professional. By critically reflecting on clinical experiences, learners will experience the significance of their role as generators and disseminators of nursing knowledge in shaping and responding to the challenges of healthcare in our society.

        * BSN4206   -   003   -   Self & Others IV: Group Process

          This course focuses on the theories and concepts of group process from a multidisciplinary perspective. Learners will have the opportunity to experience and critically reflect on group process. The examination of self in relation to group process will be an essential component of this course.

        * BSN4416   -   003   -   Nursing Research II

          Building on skills acquired in Nursing Inquiry, Professional Growth I-V, and Nursing Research I, the emphasis of this course will be to enhance nurses' ability to work as scholars. Through praxis, learners will experience ways to critically examine relevant nursing knowledge and will explore ways to generate new nursing knowledge.

        * BSN4700   -   003   -   Elective V

          Sorry - no current subject description

          Semester 8
        * BSN4057   -   003   -   Professional Growth VI

          This course provides a forum for learners to reflect on and analyse the conceptual understandings of Nursing Practice VII. By sharing with peers, learning about self and others will be enhanced.

        * BSN4094   -   009   -   Nursing Practice VII

          In this nursing praxis experience, learners will choose an area of clinical focus. Learning experiences will build upon and balance previous learning.

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