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Nursing (NURS)

NURS BLK(24) Block Transfer Credit to Bsn
24 Credits

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NURS 100 Block Transfer Credit to Bsn
18 Credits

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NURS 101 The Art and Science of Nursing
3 Credits

This course introduces the student to the dimensions of professional nursing practice. Through group and individual learning activities, students are introduced to professional nursing practice and concepts, issues and trends in both nursing and the Canadian health care system. Students are introduced to foundational nursing skills in the laboratory and are provided the opportunity to apply these skills in the clinical setting with adults.

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NURS 101RC Nursing Remedial Clinical
2 Credits

This clinical experience enables students to apply previously learned theory and skills in practice and acquire basic psychomotor skills needed to provide nursing care. The course includes laboratory instruction in psychomotor skills necessary to provide nursing care.

Prerequisites
Take NURS-101

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NURS 101RL Nursing Remedial Lab
1 Credit

This clinical experience enables students to apply previously learned theory and skills in practice and acquire basic psychomotor skills needed to provide nursing care. The course includes laboratory instruction in psychomotor skills necessary to provide nursing care.

Prerequisites
Take NURS-101

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NURS 102 Communication Theory and Practice
3 Credits

This course provides a foundation for therapeutic communication in nursing practice. Communication skills are fundamental in any relationship to facilitate the health and well-being of clients. Students have the opportunity to increase self-awareness and explore perceptions, attitudes, and values via a variety of communication methods applied to multicultural and multi-generational cohorts. Students are given the opportunity to practice foundational communication skills in the laboratory setting.

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NURS 201 Intro to Health Assessment
4 Credits

Introduction to Health Assessment provides the basis to gather a health history and to assess the functioning of individuals through the proper use of physical examination techniques. Psychological and cultural assessment is included. The emphasis is on recognition and identification of normal findings. Recognition and identification of common variations for generally healthy people and selected abnormal findings will be introduced. In the past twenty years, nurses have been required to utilize more advanced assessment skills in varied practice settings. As health care becomes increasingly complex, the ability to solve nursing problems, be it at an institution or in a clients home, is paramount to providing good care. The student will learn the principles and techniques of obtaining vital signs, using assessment equipment, and carrying out inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation in the context of body systems. The ability to perform physical examination techniques with competence will be acquired through the lab component of this course. The foundation of an assessment, the health history, and ways to assess an individual?s cultural perspective and psychological status will be addressed. The text serves as a foundation and reference book for learning about health assessment. The workbook helps students test their retention and help learners focus on key concepts. The workbook glossary assists students develop their understanding of vocabulary. The study guide and review questions assist students in identifying areas in which further study is needed. Clinical objectives, instructions, and guidelines for documenting assessment data assists students practice implementing assessment skills. Classroom and lab activities will be more valuable when students read (and re-read as needed) the textbook and complete the workbook.

Prerequisites
NURS 101/102 and BIOL 131/132

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NURS 203 Health Promotion in Families
3 Credits

Introduces theory related to families across the lifespan within the context of primary health care in the north. Emphasis is on family assessment skills and working in partnership with families in the development of health promotion and illness and injury prevention strategies. Holistic care for families during transitions such as normal childbearing, child rearing and caring for an elderly parent is included. Family Nursing is the umbrella under which all health nursing is practiced in all settings. Nurses frequently care for family clients in diverse practice settings, particularly in the community. Recent directions in the BC health care system point to a decrease in health care delivery in acute care and other institutional settings and an increase in community based health care, with a health promotion focus. Topics to be included during this course relate to family nursing: theories regarding family change structure, function, purpose, developmental stage, and the impact of change on the family. Emphasis will be on assessment of and health promotion within families during normative developmental and transitional phases with an introduction to the Calgary Family Assessment Model. Common modes of family nursing interventions will be introduced. In class discussion will exame affects of sociocultural influences on family health focusing on economics, family violence, mental health, substance abuse, actue/chronic illness, caregiver stress and grief and loss. Students are expected to integrate previous learning to course concepts, utilize critical thinking skills, work effectively in groups, and demonstrate self direction in learning.

Prerequisites
Take NURS-101, NURS-102, BIOL-131 and BIOL-132

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NURS 205 Intro to First Nations Health
3 Credits

This course provides an overview of First Nations health, factors influencing health status, and issues arising from Northern and remote living. Historical events and their impact on health are introduced. Current barriers to health are explored. Culturally sensitive nursing implications are explored.

Prerequisites
ANTH 102

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NURS 215 Care of the Adult
8 Credits

This course examines principles and practices of nursing adults with health problems. The focus is on the acquisition and application of knowledge in planning, implementing and evaluating the nursing care of clients requiring medical and surgical intervention. Holistic health care of individuals is highlighted. The course includes laboratory instruction in psychomotor skills. The clinical practicum enables the student to integrate theory and skills needed to provide nursing care.

Prerequisites
Take BIOL-220, BIOL-221, BIOL-222, NURS-201, NURS-203 and NURS-205

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NURS 215BL Practical Nursing Bridging Lab
1 Credit

This course enables Practical Nurses as Northern Baccalaureate Nursing Program students to apply previously learned theory and skills and acquire additional basic psychomotor skills needed to provide nursing care to meet the role and skill level expectations to proceed in the program. This course includes laboratory instruction in psychomotor skills necessary to provide nursing care to the adult with health problems requiring hospitatlization. The learning needs for Practical Nurses vary depending on where they did their initial training and where they have clincal experience in their Nursing practice. The typical lab skill learning requirements for Practical Nurses are: *Sterile Dressings and wound care *Catheterizations *IV Therapy *IV Medications Other lab skills may be assigned at the discretion of the Lab Instructor based on the level of knowledge and Nursing experience the Practical Nurse has.

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NURS 220 Extended Clinical Practicum I
5 Credits

Prerequisites
NURS 201, NURS 203, NURS 205, NURS 210, NURS 211, BIOL 220, BIOL 221 and BIOL 222 with a minimum GPA of 2.0

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