Trinity Western University

Course Descriptions

Nursing

  • NURS 111 Health and Lifestyles (3 sem. hrs.)

    This course is intended to facilitate the assessment and development of healthful personal lifestyle behaviours, acknowledging the importance of nurses to be healthy role models. Definitions and determinants of health are examined in the contexts of life cycle stages, cultural diversity, and selected environmental and social considerations. Healthy behaviour development is promoted for biological, psychosocial, and spiritual well being, emphasizing health promotion for the whole person.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Nursing program. (3-3; 0-0)


  • NURS 116 Health Assessment and Nursing Care (5 sem. hrs.)

    This course presents the background and skills essential for the health assessment of individuals related to the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions of health, including cultural and developmental determinants. The course focuses on techniques for gathering health related data by taking a health history and performing a physical examination with the purpose of identifying patient care needs and formulating a plan of care. The clinical portion of the course provides experience with a gerontological population.

    Prerequisite(s): NURS 111, 121. (0-0; 3-8)


  • NURS 121 Nursing Concepts (3 sem. hrs.)

    Concepts foundational to nursing care including biological, psychological, sociological, cultural, and spiritual aspects are introduced with laboratory practice of beginning nursing skills.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Nursing program. (2-4; 0-0) )


  • NURS 124 Communication and Health Teaching (2 sem. hrs.)

    Concepts of communication used in developing intrapersonal skills and interpersonal relationships and individual and group teaching are presented using verbal and non-verbal behaviours that reflect Christian values.

    Prerequisite(s): NURS 111, 121. (0-0; 2-0)


  • NURS 222 Pharmacology (3 sem. hrs.)

    An examination of classifications, therapeutic actions, uses, interactions, and interrelationships of selected major drug groups used in nursing care. Drug education needs of patients are emphasized.

    Prerequisite(s): 100 level Nursing courses and other non-Nursing prerequisites designated on curriculum plan. (3-0; 0-0)


  • NURS 230 History of Nursing (3 sem. hrs)

    This course examines the development of Canadian nursing over the past four centuries, with an emphasis on the 20th century. Based on an understanding of nursing as rooted in a Christian ethos of caring for strangers, this course critically explores the ways in which religion, politics, gender, race, economics, technology, culture, war, and epidemics have influenced the development of nursing both nationally and globally.

    NB: This course is an elective.

    Cross-listed: HIST 231

    Prerequisite(s): None (3-0; 3-0)


  • NURS 245 Nursing Care of Older Adults (6 sem. hrs.)

    Concepts of nursing care are applied to the care of older adults experiencing acute, chronic, and palliative conditions. Human physiological, psychological, and social responses to illness and health are addressed with an explicit focus on discharge planning and support for older adults. Students apply the nursing process in planning and providing care in institutional settings.

    Prerequisite(s): 100 level Nursing courses and other non-Nursing prerequisites designated on curriculum plan. (3-12; 0-0)


  • NURS 252 Nursing Care of Childbearing Family (6 sem. hrs.)

    Concepts of nursing care are applied to the health care of women, newborns, children, and families during the childbearing years. Wellness and illness aspects are included in selected environments.

    Prerequisite(s): NURS 111, 116, 121, 124; 222, 245; and other non-Nursing prerequisites designated on curriculum plan. (0-0; 3-12)


  • NURS 321 Nutrition (3 sem. hrs.)

    Introduction to basic principles of nutrition for optimal health throughout the life-span. Dietary management of clients with selected illness conditions is emphasized. The focus is on analysis of dietary needs in light of presenting illness and/or prevention of potential illness.

    Prerequisite(s): 100 and 200 level Nursing courses and other non-Nursing prerequisites designated on curriculum plan. (3-0; 0-0)


  • NURS 332 Nursing Research (3 sem. hrs.)

    A study of research concepts and techniques that enables the student to analyze nursing studies and apply pertinent findings to nursing care.

    Prerequisite(s): Math 108; 100 and 200 level Nursing courses and other non-Nursing prerequisites designated on curriculum plan. (0-0; 3-0)

    Prerequisite(s): 100 and 200 level Nursing courses and other non-Nursing prerequisites designated on curriculum plan. (3-0; 0-0)


  • NURS 351 Nursing Care and Mental Health (6 sem. hrs.)

    Concepts of nursing care are related to mental health of individuals, groups and communities. The knowledge of pathology, the promotion of health, and the restoration of mental illness are the emphases of this course. This course includes clinical experiences in both acute and community contexts.

    Prerequisite(s): 100 and 200 level Nursing courses and other non-Nursing prerequisites designated on curriculum plan. (3-12; 0-0)


  • NURS 362 Nursing Care of Children and Families (6 sem. hrs.)

    Concepts of nursing care are related to families managing acute and chronic illnesses in home and hospital settings. Nursing process, family theory, child health, family health, and family-centred care principles are related to care to emphasize health promotion and health maintenance activities within families.

    Prerequisite(s): NURS 100 and 200 level courses, NURS 321, 351, and other non-Nursing prerequisites designated on curriculum plan. (0-0; 3-12)


  • NURS 400, 401 Directed Studies in Nursing (1-3 sem. hrs.)

    Admission to a directed studies course is at the sole discretion of the Department chair. These courses may be used for remediation or to develop a specific area of student interest.


  • NURS 402 Transcultural Health Care (3 sem. hrs .)

    Concepts of culture, cultural context, social justice, varying health care systems, health promotion and illness prevention are explored theoretically and practically in an international clinical setting.

    NB: Optional elective. Offered during Summer session only. Not offered every year.

    Prerequisite(s): NURS 100, 200 level courses and other non-Nursing prerequisites designated on curriculum plan. Permission to participate in this course may be granted on an individual basis for students from other health care disciplines or educational institutions.


  • NURS 437 Nursing Theories and Issues (3 sem. hrs.)

    Key elements of professional nursing practice are explored through readings and discussions and applied in the development of a personal professional practice model. These key elements include theoretical and philosophical foundations of nursing, application of relevant theory to practice, critical analysis of pertinent nursing issues, ethical thinking and decision making, therapeutic relational aspects of client care, and responsible communication with clients, colleagues, and the public.

    Prerequisite(s): NURS 100, 200, 300 level courses and other non-Nursing prerequisites designated on curriculum plan. (0-0; 3-0)


  • NURS 463 Nursing Care of Adults with Complex Illness (6 sem. hrs.)

    Concepts of nursing care are applied to complex illness, needs of patients and families. Previous nursing knowledge and experience is integrated into this course to provide a comprehensive basis for complex care. Clinical experience applies theory and practice in surgical units in tertiary level hospitals.

    Prerequisite(s): NURS 100, 200, 300 level courses and other non-Nursing prerequisites designated on curriculum plan. (3-12; 0-0)


  • NURS 465 Nursing Care of Adults in Community (3 sem. hrs.)

    Concepts of community as partner, sociocultural diversity, and social justice are applied to nursing care in communities. Health promotion and restoration of health are the focus of nursing care for communities and vulnerable populations. Ethical decisions and global health issues are discussed.

    Prerequisite(s): NURS 100, 200, 300 level courses and other non-Nursing prerequisites designated on curriculum plan. (2-4; 0-0)


  • NURS 482 Consolidation in Nursing Practice (6 sem. hrs.)

    Concepts of nursing care are applied to the provision of acute, rehabilitative, or palliative nursing care and health promotion in acute or community placements.

    NB: Pass/Fail course.

    Prerequisite(s): NURS 100, 200, 300 level courses, NURS 463, 465, and other non-Nursing prerequisites designated on curriculum plan. (0-0; 0-24)


  • NURS 484 Leadership in Nursing Care (3 sem. hrs.)

    Key concepts and processes of leadership are explored as they apply to nursing and health care. Students have opportunity to examine and develop leadership skills required in contemporary nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on understanding, recognizing and developing servant leadership skills from a Christian perspective.

    Prerequisite(s): 100, 200, 300 level Nursing courses, NURS 463, 465, and other non-Nursing prerequisites designated on curriculum plan. (0-0; 3-0)

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