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Year Course ID Course
2021-2022 NURS 113

Clinical Skills I

This course focuses on knowledge and laboratory practice of clinical skills related to the basic nurisng care of individuals.

Course Credits: 2
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the BSN program.
Co-requisite(s): NURS 114
NB: Pass/Fail course.
2021-2022 NURS 114

Introduction to the Profession of Nursing

Using TWU Harmonized Program Outcomes as a framework, introduces students to nursing as an evidence-informed profession with political, historical, ethical, legal, philosophical, cultural and global dimensions.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the BSN program.
Co-requisite(s): NURS 113
2021-2022 NURS 123

Clinical Skills II

This course builds on knowledge and laboratory practice of clinical skills related to the basic nursing care of individuals. It focuses on knowledge, clinical and health assessment skills, including biological, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions of health. It emphasizes techniques to gather health related data, including taking a health history and performing a physical examination, with the purpose of identifying patient care needs and formulating a plan of care.

Course Credits: 2
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of 1st semester of BSN program.
NB: Pass/Fail course.
2021-2022 NURS 124

Communication and Covenantal Caring

Concepts of communication are explored with an emphasis on the skills and competencies nurses require to build strong interpersonal relationships in the workplace. Nurse-patient relationships, inter-personal communication in the patient care settings, and communication skills with interprofessional patient care teams are examined, including how these relate to Christian values and beliefs. The focus of this course is safe patient communication.

Course Credits: 2
Prerequisite(s): NURS 113, 114, 117.
2021-2022 NURS 127

Health Promotion and Primary Health Care

This course introduces broad concepts of health promotion as a process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It introduces a range of social and environmental interventions used in promotion and protection of health, harm reduction, and prevention of disease. It introduces experiential learning and health teaching related to wellness and healthy living.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 100 level nursing courses and other non-nursing prerequisites designated on curricular pattern.
2021-2022 NURS 200

Nursing Therapeutics I

Introduction to nursing therapeutics as single or multiple interventions by the nurse in the care of well and ill clients and patients. Emphasis is on nutritional and pharmacological interventions and related education in the context of care of adults and older adults.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 100 level nursing courses and other non-nursing prerequisites designated on curricular pattern
2021-2022 NURS 212

Nursing Care of Older Adults

This course focuses on knowledge and skills essential for the care of older adults, including physiological, psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions of health and well-being. The class provides an overview of chronic disease challenges from a positive aging perspective and explores gerontological nursing in light of gender, socio-economic, cultural, and developmental determinants. Clinical reasoning is emphasized by analyzing health related subjective and objective data, identifying patient care needs and planning health promoting care for older adults. The clinical portion of the course provides experience with a gerontological population in residential care.

Course Credits: 3
2021-2022 NURS 213

Clinical Practice: Adult Health I

This course focuses on experiential learning of nursing care for older adults and takes place in older adult care agencies and in the nursing SIM laboratory. Emphasis is on the development of clinical reasoning through the delivery of safe, client-centered and evidence-informed healthcare. Using the nursing process framework (assessment, planning, implementing, evaluating), students will engage with older adult residents and the health care team, assess older adult patients' care, comfort, and personal needs, identify the appropriate nursing response, choose applicable tools and resources to provide collaborative care, assess and report outcomes. Students will have the opportunity to develop self-insight through reflection-on-practice as they experientially process the role of the gerontological nurse in direct care and consider equity concerns, such as ageism, within our healthcare system.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 100 level nursing courses and other non-nursing prerequisites designated on curricular pattern.
Co-requisite(s): NURS 212
NB: Pass/Fail course.
2021-2022 NURS 224

Evidence-Informed Practice

Introduction to concepts of evidence-informed nursing practice, including the use of research and research findings in nursing practice.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 100 level nursing courses and other non-nursing prerequisites designated on curricular pattern.
Co-requisite(s): Math 108
2021-2022 NURS 227

Global Health, Humanitarianism and Christian Missions

This course focuses on global health, humanitarianism and Christian missions. Emphasis is on broad determinants of health of diverse populations, comparative healthcare systems and the role of the health care provider in mission and resource-constrained environments. Concepts of cultural context, sensitivity, awareness, knowledge, competence, and safety are

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): NURS 100 level courses and other non-nursing prerequisites designated on curricular pattern. Permission to participate in this course may be granted on an individual basis for students from other disciplines or educational institutions
2021-2022 NURS 230

History of Nursing

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.

Course Credits: 3
NB: This course is an elective and is not offered every year.
Cross-listed: HIST 230
2021-2022 NURS 232

Nursing Care of Adults

Concepts of nursing care are applied to the care of adults experiencing acute, chronic, and palliative conditions. Human physiological, psychological, social, and spiritual responses to illness and health are emphasized together with concepts of adult health promotion. Students apply the nursing process in planning and providing care in acute care and community-based settings.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 100 level nursing courses and other non-Nursing prerequisites designated on curricular pattern.
Co-requisite(s): NURS 233
2021-2022 NURS 233

Clinical Practice: Adult Health II

This course focuses on experiential learning in the provision of nursing care for adults with common acute and chronic illnesses. Emphasis is on the delivery of safe, client-centered and evidence informed health care to adult clients in diverse settings. Clinical reasoning is emphasized in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care.

Course Credits: 4
Prerequisite(s): 100 level nursing courses and other non-nursing prerequisites designated on curricular pattern
Co-requisite(s): NURS 232
NB: Pass/Fail course.
2021-2022 NURS 312

Nursing Care and Mental Health

Concepts of nursing care as related to mental health throughout the life cycle. Physiological, psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual responses to mental illness and the promotion and restoration of mental health are the emphasis of this course. Students apply the nursing process in planning and providing care in institutional and community-based settings.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 100 and 200 level nursing courses and other non-nursing prerequisites designated on curricular pattern.
Co-requisite(s): NURS 313
2021-2022 NURS 313

Clinical Practice: Mental Health

This course focuses on experiential learning in the provision of nursing care for clients with common acute and chronic mental health conditions. Emphasis is on the delivery of safe, clientcentered and evidence-informed health care to clients in diverse settings. Clinical reasoning is emphasized in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 100 and 200 level nursing courses and other non-nursing prerequisites designated on curricular pattern.
Co-requisite(s): NURS 312
NB: Pass/Fail course.
2021-2022 NURS 317

Community Health

In response to Canada's diverse society, this course provides the student opportunities to explore how religious, spiritual, and theological perspectives shape experiences of health, illness, and human suffering, with applications to spiritual caregiving and self-care practices of the helping professional

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): NURS 100, 200 level courses and other non-nursing prerequisites designated on curricular pattern.
Co-requisite(s): NURS 318
2021-2022 NURS 318

Clinical Practice: Community Health

This course focuses on experiential learning in community. Emphasis is on collaborative assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of health care within diverse community settings.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): NURS 100, 200 level courses and other non-nursing prerequisites designated on curricular pattern
Co-requisite(s): NURS 317
NB: Pass/Fail course.
2021-2022 NURS 322

Nursing Care of Childbearing Families

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 100, 200 level courses and other non-nursing prerequisites designated on curricular pattern.
Co-requisite(s): NURS 323
2021-2022 NURS 323

Clinical Practice: Family Health I

This course focuses on experiential learning in the provision of nursing care for childbearing families. Emphasis is on the delivery of safe, clientcentered and evidence-informed healthcare to women, newborns, and their families during the childbearing years. Clinical reasoning is emphasized in assessment, planning and implementation and evaluation of nursing care.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 100, 200 level nursing courses; and other non-nursing prerequisites designated on curricular pattern
Co-requisite(s): NURS 322
2021-2022 NURS 342

Nursing Care of Children and Families

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

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 100, 200 level nursing courses; and other non-nursing prerequisites designated on curricular pattern
Co-requisite(s): NURS 343