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.

This course is an introduction to the meaning of health - personal, family, community and societal health. Participants will examine frameworks for health promotion, primary health care, prevention and Determinants of Health. There will be opportunity to identify personal resources and/or challenges that impact health and to recognize the diversity of beliefs, values and perceptions of health held by others. The nursing labs will focus on the development of assessment skills.

The premise underlying this course is that nursing is an experience lived between people. Participants explore the multiple factors that influence their own capacity to be in caring relation to others. They learn to question personal perspectives of experience; to uncover attitudes, beliefs and values; and to share and acknowledge differences. Emphasis is placed on a phenomenological attitude to view the structure and experiences that make up their own and other people's lives.

This course provides an introduction to nursing practices with opportunities to engage with healthy families in the community and with nurses in practice to explore the breadth of nursing practice. Participants integrate their learning from other semester one courses with their beginning understanding of nursing practice.

Welcome to N216 skills.  This is where you will consolidate all the learning from year one, with all the  learning from year two.  Each new skill and simulated patient scenario will be approached using the decision making (DM) framework as a guide.This will aid you in becoming more familiar and confident with using DM  in the health care setting. Within the safe and supportive environment of the skills centre you will have opportunities to practice all your new skills through simulated patient scenarios to attain a level of proficiency ( safe, accurate, timely)  before you approach a real client in the health care setting.

 In this course participants move beyond personal discovery to a focus on relational caring.  The major emphasis of the course is relational practice with individuals, families, and groups from diverse backgrounds of age, culture, and experience.  This is an experiential course designed to deepen the participants’ understanding of caring and how the connection between caring and relationship provides the context for health and healing.  Participants explore theories and processes of caring, relational identity development of self as nurse, and relational practice as enacted across a range of settings and contexts.


This nursing practice experience provides the opportunity to develop caring relationships with people experiencing episodic and chronic health challenges. Experiences include nurses' work in the care of individuals and families in the acute care medical setting as well as in the transition from hospital to home.

This course builds on Health and Healing I and II and Health Sciences III and IV and provides opportunities for participants to build on their nursing knowledge and understanding of health and healing in relation to complex episodic and chronic health challenges. This advanced course will focus on current topics and emerging knowledge related to a variety of health care contexts.

NURS 317:  Relational Practice III:  Connecting Across Differences builds on the concepts introduced in Relational Practice I and II and other previous courses, Relational Practice III provides a synthesis of knowledge that is the basis of critical relational analysis. This course focuses on enhancing participants’ everyday relational practice with individuals, families, and groups. The emphasis is on engaging with the complexities of difference in everyday nursing practice and the challenges these complexities might pose for being in-relation with clients.

This nursing practice experience continues to provide opportunities for learners to develop caring relationships with individuals and families while coming to understand their health and healing processes. 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 intent of Nur 360 Professional Growth IV: Research is to enhance your nursing practice through the use of research; specifically, the ability to comprehend, critique, and utilize nursing research. You will also gain skills to enable you to reflect critically on various research methodologies, examine your practice in relation to nursing reserach, and pose researchable questions to inform evidence-based pratice. This class is delivered face-to-face and this moodle site will act as a resource and communicaton tool.

This course explores ways nurses can provide leadership, influence, create and manage change for the promotion of health for individuals, families, groups and communities within the context of society and the world. Emphasis is place on leadership roles of the nurse within practice contexts. The role of the nurse within the current and evolving Canadian health care system is explored including consideration of the impact of global trends and issues. Issues facing nurses in the current work environment will be discussed. Colllaborative and ethical approaches for working within institutional philosophies and frameworks will be explored.

This site compliments the face to face classes. This nursing practice experience provides opportunities for participants to engage in influencing change for the promotion of societal health within the Canadian health care system. The nursing practice experience focuses on participant's growth in their practice as professional nurses. They have opportunities to collaborate with interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral groups.