NURS 101 The Art and Science of Nursing
This course introduces the student to the dimensions of professional nursing practice. Through group and individual learning activities, students are introduced to professional nursing practices and concepts, issues and trends in both nursing and the Canadian health care system. Students are introduced to foundational nursing skills in the laboratory. Students are provided the opportunity to apply foundational nursing skills in the clinical setting with adults. This course consists of theory, lab and clinical components. The theory component will introduce concepts, issues and trends in nursing and healthcare including regulatory bodies, ethics and cultural safety for the nursing profession. Students will complete written assignments including a scholarly paper to explore and develop an understanding of the role of nursing in Canada. The students will use the nursing lab on campus to practice and demonstrate psychomotor skills that will be required in the clinical setting. Students will be required to successfully complete an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) to progress to clinical. Students will complete 20 hours of clinical under the guidance of a clinical instructor in small groups with clients in the healthcare setting.
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