Bachelor of Science in Nursing (for Registered Nurses)

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  • Objectives
    The Bachelor of Science (Nursing) graduate will: 1. Demonstrate application of nursing science through critical inquiry, commitment to life-long learning and evidence-based practice. 2. Practice competently by applying the principles of primary health care with diverse *clients in a variety of health care contexts and by responding to emerging trends, technology and concepts in health. 3. Communicate, collaborate and partner with *clients, and other members of the health care team to increase capacity and enhance health of populations. 4. Demonstrate ethical, legal and professional accountability in the practice of nursing and remain committed to professional competence through life-long learning. 5. Influence nursing and health care through a social and political analysis of current health care issues and application of leadership skills. *(individuals, family, groups, community and/or populations)
  • Entry requirements
    Registered Nurses
  • Academic title
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (for Registered Nurses)
  • Course description
    Course of Study

    With the help of an academic advisor, an individual course of study is determined. Course of study may be affected by the actual classes offered in an academic year. Certain classes may have prerequisites as noted in the class descriptions. Part-time students are encouraged to complete most of the required non-nursing classes before starting nursing classes. The course of study varies considerably when the student applies transfer credits toward the degree. Transfer credit regulations are outlined under the Academic Regulations section of the University Calendar.

    Required Classes
    •     STAT 1060.03
    •     NURS 2250.03
    •     NURS 3030.03
    •     NURS 4030.03
    •     NURS 4250.03
    •     NURS 4260.03
    •     Nursing Electives (6 credit hours)
    •     The six credit hours of electives may be chosen from Nursing and Interdisciplinary classes. Class selections vary by year. Please consult the current years timetable for class offerings.

    Optional classes (9 credit hours must be selected)
    •     NURS 2080.03
    •     NURS 2240.03
    •     NURS 3270.03
    •     NURS 4050.03

    Eighteen credit hours must be chosen from at least two of the following non-nursing subjects areas: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Philosophy, Physiology, Psychology and Sociology

    Six credit hours of general electives must be taken from any class NOT listed as a nursing elective; however, the class must be at the 2000 level or above expect in the case of a language (not English) which can be taken at the 1000 level. An open elective (either nursing or general) is also required.

    • ANAT 1010.03: Basic Human Anatomy.
    • BIOC 1420.03: Introductory Biochemistry for Nursing Students.
    • MICI 1100.03 Health Science Microbiology.
    • NURS 1000.03: Introduction to the Foundations of Nursing.
    • NURS 1030.03: Human Development and Health I: Adults and Healthy Aging.
    • NURS 1060.03: Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing Practice.
    • NURS 1240.03: Introduction to Nursing Practice.
    • NURS 2000.03: Teaching and Learning and the Communication Process.
    • NURS 2050.03: Pharmacology and Nursing.
    • NURS 2080.03: Social and Cultural Determinants of Health.
    • NURS 2090.03: Pathophysiology and Nursing.
    • NURS 2200.03: Knowledge and Process in Nursing Practice I.
    • NURS 2220.06: Nursing Practice II.
    • NURS 2240.03: Knowledge and Process in Nursing Practice II.
    • NURS 2250.03: Theoretical Perspectives for Contemporary Nursing Practice.
    • NURS 2280.03: Care of Adults I.
    • NURS 2350.03: Fundamentals of Oncology Nursing.
    • NURS 2360.03: The Phenomenon of Pain: Assessment and Management.
    • NURS 3030.03: Nursing Research.
    • NURS 3040.03: Human Development and Health II: Children and Youth.
    • NURS 3080.03: Culture Caring and Health.
    • NURS 3260.03: Nursing Practice: Mothers, Infants and Childbearing Families.
    • NURS 3270.03: Nursing Practice: Caring for Families.
    • NURS 3280.03: Care of Adults II.
    • NURS 3290.06: Nursing Practice III.
    • NURS 3310.03: Health Informatics.
    • NURS 3320.03: Acute Care Specialty Nursing.
    • NURS 3350.03: Family Centered Supportive Care for Those Who are Living with Cancer.
    • NURS 4030.03: Collaborative Leadership for Nursing Practice.
    • NURS 4050.03: Advanced Communication and Counselling.
    • NURS 4060.03: Palliative Care Nursing.
    • NURS 4091.03: Breast Feeding for Family and Community Health.
    • NURS 4210.03: Nursing Practice: Children and Families.
    • NURS 4220.03: Mental Health Nursing Practice.
    • NURS 4240.06: Nursing Practice IV Internship.
    • NURS 4250.03: Community Health Assessment.
    • NURS 4260.03: Community Development and Advocacy.
    • NURS 4330.03: Self-Directed Learning.
    • NURS 4351.03: Specialty Practice of Oncology Nursing.
    • NURS 4360.03: Management - The Process in Health Care Agencies.
    • NURS 4370.03: Women and Aging.
    • NURS 4371.03: Addictions Nursing Practice.
    • NURS 4390.03: Intermediate Pathophysiology and Nursing.
    • NURS 4800.03: Interdisciplinary Class in Human Nutrition.
    • PHYL 1010XY.06: Human Physiology.
    • STAT 1060.03: Introductory Statistics for Science and Health Sciences.

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