ID Course Credits
NURS 510 NURS 510 - Foundations of Nursing Knowledge | 2022-2023

An exploration of the historical and current trends in nursing theory and philosophy. Students explore the role of models, meta-paradigms, concept analyses and middle range theories in relation to traditional and emerging views of science. Issues and controversies within nursing philosophy are introduced with emphasis on understanding the relevance of these debates for both the health care system and the discipline of nursing

3
NURS 520 NURS 520 - Knowledge Synthesis | 2022-2023

This course addresses the principles of knowledge synthesis as the basis for informing nursing theory and practice. Students broaden their understanding of different kinds of evidence while learning the skills of locating, coding, synthesizing, and applying evidence from research studies. Students learn to draw on Christian values and principles to critically reflect on the implications of evidence-based knowledge for theory and practice.

3
NURS 530 NURS 530 - Nursing Inquiry I | 2022-2023

An entry-level course in understanding the philosophical foundations of nursing inquiry and evidence with a focus on qualitative methods. Students explore the inquiry process in the context of the following methods: phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, critical inquiry, narrative analysis, historical and philosophic inquiry. The processes of data collection, analysis, and interpretation are examined. Attention is given to Christian values and principles in relation to research ethics and the applicability of research findings to the various contexts of nursing practice.

3
NURS 540 NURS 540 - Nursing Inquiry II | 2022-2023

This course addresses principles of nursing inquiry and evidence with a focus on quantitative design and statistical literacy. Students will broaden their understanding of quantitative research methods and enhance their ability to analyze quantitative data and interpret statistical results for answering research questions of relevance to nursing theory and practice.

4
NURS 550 NURS 550 - Health Care Policy | 2022-2023

A broad overview of the policy process and its application to health care. Reflecting on Canadian priorities, concerns, and obligations, health care issues are analyzed with a specific focus on policy, politics and influence. The roles of nursing and nurse leaders in health policy development, implementation, and advocacy for the health and social needs of the public are critically evaluated. A required on-site residency at the Laurentian Leadership Centre in Ottawa exposes students to the key people and process of health care policy at federal and international levels. International policy, through WHO and other agencies, is examined for its relationship to federal policy and for global perspectives on health and nursing.

3
NURS 607 NURS 607 - Nursing Topics | 2022-2023

This graduate course critically examines issues related to nursing knowledge and advanced professional practice. Topics may vary, depending on student interest and professor availability. Sample topics include: Issues in Nursing History and Issues in International Nursing.

3
NURS 611 NURS 611 - Perspectives on Nursing Education | 2022-2023

An overview to the history, theory, research, ethics, and issues shaping nursing leadership in Canada and international health communities. Utilizing thoughtful Christian perspectives, students critically explore the history of leadership in health care, and the sociopolitical context in which it operates, and the attributes of morally good leaders, analyze current and future issues affecting health care leadership, and apply the role of nursing leadership to that context.

3
NURS 612 NURS 612 - Learning/Teaching in Nurse Education | 2022-2023

A practical focus on the competencies required to facilitate learning in nursing education. Students explore pedagogical concepts and techniques in classroom and clinical contexts including constructing syllabi, lesson plans, clinical learning experiences and evaluative measures, with attention to Christian perspectives.

3
NURS 621 NURS 621 - Perspectives on Nursing Leadership | 2022-2023

An overview to the theory, research, and issues shaping nursing leadership in Canada and international health communities. Students will explore the history of leadership in health care, and the sociopolitical context in which it operates; analyze current and future issues affecting health care leadership, and apply the role of nursing leadership to that context. Nurses who bring disciplinary nursing knowledge about health promotion, patient responses to illness, interpersonal and inter-professional communication, population health, and the social contexts of health and illness together with emerging knowledge regarding health care organizations and leadership theory are in a unique position to provide highly effective leadership to today's changing, complex healthcare environments.

3
NURS 622 NURS 622 - The Skills of Nursing Leadership | 2022-2023

A practical focus on the competencies required for nursing leadership. Students have the opportunity to develop leadership skills necessary for today’s complex healthcare environments, which take into account Christian values and principles. Building on their existing practice expertise, students explore ways to innovatively incorporate emerging research, theory and practice concepts into a particular field of healthcare leadership practice, including (but not limited to) health care administration and operational management. Emphasis is placed on concepts such as values clarification, engagement and relationship building, patient advocacy, inter-professional communication and team building, quality improvement, and the ethics of leadership.

3
NURS 631 NURS 631 - ANP I: Perspectives on Advanced Practice | 2022-2023

An overview to the history, research, ethics, and issues affecting advanced nursing practice in Canada and internationally. Attention is paid to Christian values and principles as students explore the history of advanced nursing practice and the inter-professional and sociopolitical contexts in which it operates. The interrelated domains of advanced nursing practice (ANP) practice, consultation, education, research, and leadership are explored in the context of older adult care, as well as ANP practice roles such as clinical nurse specialist, clinician, and professional practice leader. Attention is given to the moral issues surrounding aging, including end-of-life issues.

3
NURS 632 NURS 632 - ANP II: Themes in Care (Gerontology) | 2022-2023

An advanced practice course with a specialty focus on older adult nursing care across the spectrum of health and illness. Students develop expertise about role of nurses in the contexts of primary care, home care, parish nursing, long-term care, and palliative-hospice care. Utilizing faith-based perspectives, fundamental concepts pertaining to primary health care, chronic disease management, and the supportive needs of older adults and their families are emphasized.

3
NURS 633 NURS 633 - Health Care Ethics and Decision Making | 2022-2023

This course provides students with a solid framework for addressing ethical issues and ethical decision making. Through a contextualized approach that draws on a variety of ethical theories, learners in this course critically analyze a range of issues facing leaders in healthcare settings, including micro or individual level decisions (e.g., treatment withdrawal) to meso or organizational level questions (e.g., resource allocation pertaining to organ donation or restructuring decisions), to macro or social level issues (e.g., public health policy that focuses on prevention rather than treatment, or the challenge of conflicting worldviews in a pluralistic society). Exploration of moral leadership and the processes of ethical decision-making includes Christian principles, personal values, and professional obligations. Resources such as the profession's code of ethics and moral policy-making statements are utilized in addition to ethical theories.

3
NURS 690 NURS 690 - MSN Thesis l | 2022-2023

The thesis provides an opportunity for the student to conduct independent nursing research in an area of interest. The process of research—from identification of problem for investigation, research design, data collection and analysis, to written report of findings—is the focus.

3
NURS 691 NURS 691 - Thesis II | 2022-2023

The thesis provides an opportunity for the student to conduct independent nursing research in an area of interest. The process of research—from identification of problem for investigation, research design, data collection and analysis, to written report of findings—is the focus.

3
NURS 692 NURS 692 - Knowledge Translation Project I | 2022-2023

A synthesis of research, theory, and practice within the student's stream, substantive area of focus, and particular practice setting. Students work alongside a mentor in practice (e.g., education, administration, or advanced practice with the older adult) to design, implement, and evaluate a knowledge translation project that will be of service to the healthcare community (either practice or education).

3
NURS 693 NURS 693 - Knowledge Translation Project II | 2022-2023

A synthesis of research, theory, and practice within the student's' stream, substantive area of focus, and particular practice setting. Students work alongside a mentor in practice (e.g. education, administration, or advanced practice with the older adult) to design, implement and evaluate a knowledge translation project that will be of service to the healthcare community (either practice or education).

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