In this consolidated practice experience, opportunities are provided to develop caring relationships with individuals and families experiencing increasingly complex episodic health challenges. Participants have opportunities to consolidate learning from first and second year of the program in a variety of settings.

The consolidated practice experience is designed to assist students to move forward with the health focus of year one towards the focus on health challenges in year two. Hence this practice experience consists of two parts.

  • One day in the classroom setting to practice skills that are foundational to providing personal care.
  • 5 weeks in a practice setting where students will have the opportunity to practice personal care while furthering the development of their assessment skills and their understanding of health and health promotion.

Welcome to the moodle site for Nur 370/ Nur 470 - spring 2015. This site will provide you with a number of excellent resources, templates and a means of group communication and information sharing during these classes. We are all looking forward to a great summer full of new opportunities to link theory to practice. Enjoy!

Building on previous Relational Practice and Professional Practice courses, Nursing 222 focuses on the growing body of knowledge related to nursing ethics. Beginning with an understanding of bio-medical ethics that have dominated nursing ethics in the past and moving to an understanding of developing ethical theory related to nursing and nursing issues, participants will have opportunities to explore nursing ethics in the context of their nursing practice.

The major emphasis of this introductory pathophysiology course is on the study of how homeodynamics is altered by physical, biochemical, microbial, genetic, nutritional or immunologic factors. This course will examine the presentation and pathogenesis of disease, the impact of disease on homeodynamics, diagnostics, and the pharmacological management of selected health challenges. Where appropriate, nutrition, genetics, and environmental impacts on health will be integrated with major concepts of this course. Topics will be closely coordinated with the nursing practice and health and healing courses.

This web site is a supplement to the face to face classes. AHSC 228 is a continuation of AHSC 218. The major emphasis is on the study of how homeodynamics is altered by physical, biochemical, microbial, genetic, nutritional or immunologic factors. This course will examine the presentation and pathogenesis of disease, the impact of disease on homeodynamics, diagnostics, and the pharmacological management of selected health challenges. Where appropriate nutrition, genetics, and environmental impacts on health will be drawn through the major concepts of this course. Topics will be closely coordinated with the practice and the health and healing courses.

Nursing Practice II: Coming to Know the Client

The nursing practice experience provides opportunities to develop caring relationships with groups, families and individuals across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on health assessment and coming to know how clients understand and promote their health, and the role of the nurse in partnering with the client. Participants work with groups, families, and individuals in the home and community, in agencies, and in care facilities to incorporate concepts and learning from all courses in the semester.

This site will be dedicated to Nursing Practice II activities, assignments and schedules along with providing a discussion forum available for students to talk about practice experiences.

This course is an introduction to the profession of nursing. Participants examine the foundational concepts of the curriculum and how the concepts relate to nursing practice. Participants also explore the history of nursing and have the opportunity to explore and critically reflect upon the political and socioeconomic forces that have shaped the status of women in society and the evolution of the nursing profession. Standards of nursing practice and responsibility for safe and ethical nursing practice are explored.

Participants in this course continue to develop an understanding of people's experiences with healing related to a variety of increasingly complex chronic and episodic health challenges within a variety of practice contexts. This course is complementary to Health Sciences IV and provides opportunities for learners to integrate pathophysiology with their understanding of health and healing and the nursing approaches that accompany this understanding.

Participants in this course continue to develop an understanding of people's experience with healing related to a variety of increasingly complex chronic and episodic health challenges within a variety of practice contexts. This course provides opportunities for hands on skills learning in the skills centre after the theory and science has been completed in NURS 226 theory and AHSC 228. Every attempt has been made to correlate the topics between the theory course and AHSC 228

This nursing practice experience continues to provide opportunities for learners to develop caring relationships with individuals and families for the purpose of health promotion while coming to understand their health and healing processes when experiencing more complex health challenges, both episodic and chronic. Participants will have opportunities to practice nursing approaches that accompany this understanding. Participants work with families and individuals in the home and community, in agencies, and in care facilities to incorporate concepts and learning from all the courses in this semester into their nursing practice. The community and society are considered as contextual influences on the promotion of health for the individual and the family.

This site will be used as a supplement to the face to face courses:

  • Nursing 475 Consolidated Practice Experience V and
  • Nursing 491 - Nursing Practice VIII.