ID Course Credits
NURS 510 NURS 510 - Foundations of Nursing Knowledge

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

3.00
NURS 520 NURS 520 - Knowledge Synthesis

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.

3.00
NURS 530 NURS 530 - Nursing Inquiry I

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.

3.00
NURS 540 NURS 540 - Nursing Inquiry II

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.

4.00
NURS 550 NURS 550 - Health Care Policy

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.

3.00
NURS 607 NURS 607 - Nursing Topics

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.

3.00
NURS 611 NURS 611 - Perspectives on Nursing Education

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.

3.00
NURS 612 NURS 612 - Learning/Teaching in Nurse Ed.

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.

3.00
NURS 621 NURS 621 - Perspectives on Nursing Leadership

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.

3.00
NURS 631 NURS 631 - ANP I: Perspectives on Advanced Nursing Practice (Gerontology)

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.

3.00
NURS 632 NURS 632 - ANP II: Themes in Care (Gerontology)

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.

3.00
NURS 633 NURS 633 - Health Care Ethics & Decision Mkg

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.

3.00
NURS 690 NURS 690 - Thesis I

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.

3.00
NURS 691 NURS 691 - Thesis II

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.

3.00
NURS 692 NURS 692 - Knowledge Translation Project

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).

3.00
NURS 693 NURS 693 - Knowledge Translation Project

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).

3.00