Code 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.Prerequisite(s): NURS 510, 520. (3-0; 0-0)

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.

Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate nursing research course (or equivalent); introductory course on statistics; first year M.S.N. courses as designated on curricular plan. (0-0; 3-0)

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.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 510. (0-0; 3-0)

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.

Prerequisite(s): First year M.S.N. courses as per curricular plan. (3-0; 0-0)

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.

Prerequisite(s): First year M.S.N. courses as per curricular plan; NURS 611. (3-0; 0-0)

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.

Prerequisite(s): First year M.S.N. courses as per curricular plan. (3-0; 0-0)

3.00
NURS 622 NURS 622 - The Skills of Nursing Leadership

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, interprofessional communication and team building, quality improvement, and the ethics of leadership.

Prerequisite(s): First year M.S.N. courses as per curricular plan; NURS 621. (3-0; 0-0)

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.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 510.Cross-listed: LDRS 633. (3-0; 0-0)

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.

Prerequisite(s): All first year M.S.N. courses as per curricular plan.

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.

Prerequisite(s): All first year M.S.N. courses as per curricular plan.

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).

Prerequisite(s): All first year MSN courses as per curricular plan.

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).

Prerequisite(s): All first year MSN courses as per curricular plan.

3.00

New courses to be added in Fall 2020.

CODE COURSE CREDITS STREAM
RELS 5XX (361) History of Christianity I 3 CT
RELS 5XX (362) History of Christianity II 3 CT
RELS 5XX (465) Influential Thinkers in the Christian Tradition 3 CT
RELS 5XX (466) The Church Fathers 3 CT
RELS 5XX (467) The Theology of Karl Barth 3 CT
RELS 5XX (475) Christianity and Culture 3 CT
RELS 5XX (476) Christian Worldviews in Historical and Cultural Context 3 CT
RELS 5XX (477) New Testament Canon: Development and Theology 3 NT, CT
RELS 5XX (381) Contemporary Christianity 3 CT
RELS 6XX History of Christian Doctrine 3 CT
RELS 6XX Early & Mediaveal Christian Thought 3 CT
RELS 6XX Reformation Thought 3 CT
RELS 6XX Modern Christian Thought 3 CT
RELS 6XX Method in Theology 3 NT, CT
RELS 6XX Theologies of Liberation 3 CT
RELS 6XX Special Topics in Christian Thought 3 CT
RELS 6XX Major Paper 5 OT, NT, CT, BRL, BB