2004-2005 Undergraduate Calendar

Nursing  
Chair Linda Ritchie Associate Professor Linda Ritchie Assistant Professors Marilyn Evans, Heather Lee Kilty, Melanie MacNeil, Lynn Rempel Lecturers Janet Matthews, Sandra Robinson Nursing Practicum Co-ordinator Sandra Micsinszki Nursing Learning Resource Centre Co-ordinator Elizabeth Horsley  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Sally Lewis 905-688-5550, extension 4660 Shaver Building Room 300 https://brocku.ca/nursing The Department of Nursing offers two Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) programs: the Brock University-Loyalist College Collaborative Nursing Baccalaureate Program, and the BScN Degree Completion Program. The Brock University-Loyalist College Collaborative Nursing Baccalaureate Program is a four-year, full-time, limited enrolment program. Upon successful completion of the first two years at Loyalist College, Belleville, students will continue their final two years of study at Brock University. Graduates are eligible to write the provincial registration examinations. The BScN Degree Completion Program is a limited enrolment program designed for registered nurses wanting to obtain a BScN degree. The program normally requires successful completion of a minimum of ten Brock credits involving a minimum of 15 months of full-time study and a maximum of six years part time.  
Admissions Go to top of document
1.  Admission to the BScN Degree Completion Program requires successful completion of a three-year diploma in nursing (or equivalent) with a minimum 70 percent overall average, registration to practice as a registered nurse from the College of Nurses of Ontario.
2.  In addition to the academic requirements, Brock University-Loyalist College Collaborative Nursing Baccalaureate Program students and BScN Degree Completion Program students must submit the following:
- Proof of Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Level C valid for the period of the clinical placements.
- Proof of Immunizations valid for the period of the clinical placements.
- Criminal Record Check may be required by some clinical placement agencies.
 
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  Failure to succeed after two attempts in a practicum course will result in dismissal from the program.  
2.  Students require CPR certification prior to commencing NUSC 3P94.  
3.  In all 20 credit degree programs at least 12 credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above, six of which must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above and of these, three must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above.  
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Go to top of document
Years 1 and 2 at Loyalist College Year 1
- 001-015B Self and Others
- 040-651B Lifespan Development
- 040-652B Health Assessment
- 040-654B Nursing Lab 1
- 040-656B Pharmacology
- 040-657B Nutrition
- 040-658B Experiencing Illness and Hospitalization
- 040-659B Nursing Practice: Experiencing Illness and Hospitalization
- 040-660B Pathophysiology
- 040-666B Human Anatomy and Physiology
- 040-667B Nursing: The Canadian Context
- 040-668B Nursing and Health Promotion
Year 2
- 001-021B Self Perception and Interaction
- 006-310B Psychology
- 007-517B Sociology
- 040-661B Nursing Care of the Young Family
- 040-662B Nursing Practice: Nursing Care of the Young Family
- 040-663B Understanding Nursing Research
- 040-664B Care of the Acutely Ill Client
- 040-665B Nursing Practice: Care of the Acutely Ill Client
- 040-669B Intersession Practicum 1
Year 3
- NUSC 3P12, 3P14, 3P20, 3P50, 3P90, 3P92, 3P94 and 4P20 (see program note 1)
- MATH 1P98
- one Humanities context credit
Year 4
- NUSC 4F96, 4F98, 4P40, 4P50, 4P60, 4P80 and 4P92 (see program note 1)
 
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Completion Program Go to top of document
- NUSC 3P10, 3P20, 3P25, 3P40, 3P50, 4F94, 4P20, 4P30, 4P40, 4P60, 4P70, 4P80 and 4P92 (see program note 1)
- CHSC 2P21
- one credit from CHSC 2P91, 3P19, 3P97
- MATH 1P98
- one elective credit (A Humanities context or Social Science context credit is recommended.)
 
Course Descriptions Go to top of document
Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable term timetable for details. # Indicates a cross listed course * Indicates primary offering of a cross listed course  
Prerequisites and Restrictions Go to top of document
Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met. NUSC 3P10 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Nursing models and selected interdisciplinary theories. Underlying foundations, principles, and concepts as frameworks for practice. Critical thinking and analysis of nursing models. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to NUSC majors. NUSC 3P12 Experiencing Chronicity Nursing models and selected interdisciplinary theories, underlying foundations, principles and concepts related to chronicity and selected chronic conditions. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to NUSC majors. NUSC 3P14 Promoting Mental Health Nursing models and selected interdisciplinary theories, underlying foundations, principles and concepts related to individuals and families with mental health challenges across the lifespan. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to NUSC majors. NUSC 3P20 Nursing Ethics Ethical and legal principles, models and theories. Application to professional practice. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to NUSC majors. NUSC 3P25 Pathophysiology Physiologic mechanisms and functions altered by disease processes. General concepts of disease, selected systems, etiologies, pathogenesis and related interventions from a primary health care perspective. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to NUSC majors. NUSC 3P32 Directed Readings Variable subject matter designed in consultation with faculty member directing the course. Restriction: permission of the Chair. NUSC 3P40 Professional and Therapeutic Communications Communication theories, process, skills and research in a variety of practice settings and roles with individuals and groups. Transcultural communication models and tools. Power and gender issues. Media and political activism. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to NUSC majors. NUSC 3P50 Health Education Principles of teaching and learning and their impact on knowledge, awareness, attitudes, skills and behaviour. Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation processes in development of a variety of health teaching strategies. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to NUSC majors. NUSC 3P90 Nursing Practicum: Experiencing Chronicity Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in relation to individuals and families experiencing chronic conditions. 15 hours per week, selected laboratory sessions. Restriction: open to NUSC majors. Note: may include 2 six-week rotations. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. NUSC 3P92 Nursing Practicum: Promoting Mental Health Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in relation to individuals and families experiencing mental health challenges across the lifespan. 15 hours per week, selected laboratory sessions. Restriction: open to NUSC majors. Note: may include 2 six-week rotations. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. NUSC 3P94 Nursing Practicum: Intercession Practice, application, and integration of skills and theory in a variety of health care settings. 30 hours per week for four weeks, selected laboratory sessions. Restriction: open to NUSC majors. Note: transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. Students require CPR certification prior to commencing NUSC 3P94. NUSC 4F90 Nursing Practicum Clinical placement providing the opportunity for the practice, application and integration of nursing skills and theory. Placement selected from a variety of health care settings. Minimum: 100 hours, maximum 16 hours per week. Restriction: open to NUSC majors and permission of the Department. Prerequisite: NUSC 3P10. Note: transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. Failure to succeed after two attempts will result in dismissal from the program. NUSC 4F94 Nursing Practicum: Specialized Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in a variety of health care settings. 15 hours per week, selected laboratory sessions. Restriction: open to NUSC majors and permission of the Department. Prerequisite: NUSC 3P10. Note: transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. NUSC 4F96 Nursing Practicum: Pre-graduation I Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in a variety of health care settings. 32 hours per week for six weeks. Restriction: open to NUSC majors. Note: transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. NUSC 4F98 Nursing Practicum: Pre-graduation II Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in a variety of health care settings. 32 hours per week for six weeks. Restriction: open to NUSC majors. Prerequisite: NUSC 4F96. Note: transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. NUSC 4P20 Leadership in Nursing and Management I Current issues, opportunities and challenges for nursing leadership in different nursing, community and organizational venues. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to NUSC majors. NUSC 4P30 Health Assessment Basic principles and techniques of a comprehensive, holistic health assessment within a framework of primary health care and nursing theoretical perspectives, focusing on the well adult with normal aging modifications. Lectures, seminar, selected laboratory sessions, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to NUSC majors. NUSC 4P32 Advanced Directed Readings Variable subject matter designed in consultation with faculty member directing the course. Restriction: permission of the Chair. NUSC 4P40 Community Health Nursing Community as client emphasizing primary health care principles, assessment and health promotion with individuals, children and families, and population groups. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to NUSC majors. NUSC 4P50 Applied Nursing Research Application of principles of research design, data collection, data analysis, and dissemination through research projects. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to NUSC majors. NUSC 4P60 Trends and Issues in Professional Nursing Historical to current overviews of significant trends and issues impacting the profession of nursing. Image, burnout, environment, roles, culture, politics and economics affecting client and nursing care. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to NUSC majors. NUSC 4P70 Nursing Research Critical appraisal of quantitative and qualitative nursing research to determine the evidence base for practice. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to NUSC majors. NUSC 4P80 Leadership in Nursing and Management II Current issues, concepts and approaches in nursing leadership and management in the context of changing health care management and delivery systems. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to NUSC majors. Prerequisite: NUSC 4P20. NUSC 4P92 Nursing Practicum: Community Health Nursing Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in community settings. 15 hours per week, selected laboratory sessions. Restriction: open to NUSC majors and permission of the Department. Prerequisite: NUSC 4P40. Note: Brock/Loyalist students may take NUSC 4P40 concurrently. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility.  
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