2020-2021 Undergraduate Calendar

Nursing  
Chair Zaida Rahaman Professors Lynn McCleary, Dawn Prentice Associate Professors Joanne Crawford, Jane Moore, Zaida Rahaman, Jenn Salfi, Karyn Taplay Assistant Professor Sheila O'Keefe-McCarthy Nursing Clinical Co-ordinator Sandra Micsinszki Nursing Learning Resource Centre Kerry Shoalts, Shelley Wills, Isobelle Blake Adjunct Professors Joyce Engel, David Free, Derek McNally Academic Advisor Tammy Woodhouse-Gilby  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Jennifer Ritchie 905-688-5550, extension 4660 East Academic 303 brocku.ca/nursing The four year Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree is offered in collaboration with Loyalist College. Students at the Brock site will remain at Brock University for the four years of the program. Students at the Loyalist College site will complete their first and second years there, moving to Brock University for the third and fourth years of the program. The program must be completed within 6 years. Graduates will be eligible to write the NCLEX-RN Examination and the College of Nurses of Ontario Jurisprudence Examination.  
Admissions Go to top of document
The BScN is a limited enrolment program. Admission is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements.  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  In order to proceed to year 2 as a Nursing major, a student must pass all year 1 courses and achieve a minimum 65 percent overall average in year 1 courses. This will be determined at the end of the Winter term.  
2.  Failure to succeed in any two practicum courses will result in dismissal from the program.  
3.  Clinical courses are graded Pass/Fail, however a pass with conditions (related to performance in the next clinical course) may be given. A student may only pass with conditions in one clinical course. A pass with conditions is not permitted in NUSC 3P94, NUSC 4F92, NUSC 4F96 and NUSC 4F98.  
4.  It is the responsibility of all nursing students to adhere to the Nursing Department's Ethical and Professional Code of Conduct which is in conjunction with Brock University's Code of Student Conduct.  
5.  Students require current CPR (BCLS or Level C) certification and annual re-certification as well as N-95 mask fit testing every two years. Both certificates must be valid throughout the clinical placement and submitted to Synergy Employment Services Inc. by June 1 each year. Failure to comply with due date will result in student not being permitted to register in clinical courses for the current academic year. New incoming students are exempt from this deadline.  
6.  Proof of Immunizations is due prior to registration for clinical courses and must be submitted to Synergy Employment Services Inc. by June 1 each year. Failure to comply with due date will result in student not being permitted to register in clinical courses for current academic year. New incoming students have a deadline of the first day of Fall term. Immunization screening required: Measles, Mumps, Rubella; Varicella (Chicken Pox); Hepatitis B; Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis; Tuberculosis. Annual TB Skin Testing is also required. Positive TB tests require chest Xrays every two years.  
7.  Police record check, with a vulnerable sector screening may be required by clinical agencies. It is the student's responsibility to ensure the process is complete - at their own expense. In some cases, the student may not be allowed to attend clinical if these requirements are not met.  
8.  Students have six years to complete degree requirements.  
9.  Students who have not registered for one nursing course in each calendar year will be removed from the program unless they have been granted a leave of absence by the Chair.  
10.  A student who has not successfully completed a clinical course for one year or longer will be required to pass a practical exam prior to registering for the next clinical course. The exam will be videotaped. The student will be charged a clinical skills exam fee. If the student fails the exam, the student must repeat a previous clinical course at the discretion of the Chair.  
11.  Students will not be permitted to register for clinical courses less than two weeks prior to the start of term.  
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In order to progress to NUSC 4F96 and NUSC 4F98 a student must have completed all other nursing program requirements.

In 20 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In some circumstances, in order to meet university degree and program requirements, more than 20 credits may be taken.

 
Honours Program Go to top of document
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Go to top of document
Year 1
- NUSC 1P10, 1P12, 1P14, 1P16 and 1P30
- BIOL 1P91 and 1P92
- KINE 1P99
- PSYC 1F90
Year 2
- NUSC 2P10, 2P12, 2P14, 2P16, 2P32 and 2P70
- HLSC 2P92 and 3P19
- KINE 2P09
- one-half elective credit
Year 3
- NUSC 3P08, 3P12, 3P14, 3P20, 3P50, 3P90, 3P92 and 3P94
- HLSC 3P97
- one Humanities context credit
Year 4
- NUSC 4F92 or 4F93
- NUSC 4F96, 4F98, 4P20, 4P50 and 4P60
 
Brock Loyalist Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Go to top of document
Year 1 taken at Loyalist College
- NURS 1000 Nursing Lab 1
- NURS 1001 Nursing: The Canadian Context
- NURS 1003 Health Assessment
- NURS 1004 Experiencing Illness and Hospitalization
- NURS 1005 Nursing Practice: Experiencing Illness and Hospitalization
- NURS 1006 Pathophysiology
- ANAT 1001 Human Anatomy and Physiology
- COMM 1014 Self and Others
- PHAR 1001 Pharmacology
- PSYC 2004 Psychology
Year 2 taken at Loyalist College
- NURS 1002 Nursing and Health Promotion
- NURS 2000 Self Perception and Interaction
- NURS 2001 Nursing Care of the Young Family
- NURS 2002 Nursing Practice: Nursing Care of the Young Family
- NURS 2003 Understanding Nursing Research
- NURS 2004 Care of the Acutely Ill Client
- NURS 2005 Nursing Practice: Care of the Acutely Ill Client
- NUTR 1000 Nutrition
- PSYC 1008 Lifespan Development
- SOCI 2003 Sociology
Year 3 taken at Brock University
- NUSC 3P08, 3P12, 3P14, 3P20, 3P50, 3P90, 3P92 and 3P94
- HLSC 3P97
- one Humanities context credit
Year 4 taken at Brock University
- NUSC 4F92 or 4F93
- NUSC 4F96, 4F98, 4P20, 4P50 and 4P60
 
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 1P10 Professional and Therapeutic Communication Concepts, principles and the practice of professional communication. Factors influencing the perception and interpretation of communication, including the use of self. Lectures, lab, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. NUSC 1P12 Nursing and Health Promotion: The Canadian Context Philosophical and theoretical concepts of nursing and health, nursing professional standards and practice, Canadian Health Care System, primary health care, health promotion, and social determinants of health. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. NUSC 1P14 Nursing Theory: Experiencing Illness and Hospitalization Concepts in health, wellness, illness and nursing practice related to caring for clients experiencing illness and hospitalization. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 1P10 and 1P12. Corequisite(s): NUSC 1P16. NUSC 1P16 Nursing Practice: Experiencing Illness and Hospitalization Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in relation to clients experiencing illness and hospitalization. 14 hours per week, weekly laboratory sessions. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 1P10 and 1P12. Corequisite(s): NUSC 1P14. Note: students require current CPR (BCLS or Level C) certification and annual re-certification, N-95 mask fit testing every two years, proof of Immunizations (Measles, Mumps, Rubella; Varicella; Hepatitis B; Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis; Tuberculosis) as well as annual TB Skin Testing. All requirements must be valid through the clinical placement and submitted to Synergy Employment Services Inc. by June 1. Failure to comply with the due date will result in student not being permitted to register in clinical courses for the current academic year. Clinical practicum may be scheduled in the evening and/or on weekends. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. A practicum fee will be applied. NUSC 1P30 Health Assessment Nursing theory and practice related to comprehensive and focused, holistic health assessments concentrated on the development of skills in history taking, physical examination, and health promotion techniques. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 1P10 and 1P12. Note: offered online with weekly lab sessions in the Nursing Simulation Lab. NUSC 2P10 Nursing Theory: Nursing Care of the Young Family Nursing models and interdisciplinary theories, principles and concepts related to caring for children and the childbearing and childrearing family. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 1P16. Corequisite(s): NUSC 2P12. NUSC 2P12 Nursing Practice: Nursing Care of the Young Family Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in relation to caring for children and the childbearing and childrearing family. 15 hours per week, selected laboratory sessions. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 2P16. Corequisite(s): NUSC 2P10. Note: Police record check with a vulnerable sector screening is required. Agency policy will determine submission deadline. Check with Department. Students require current CPR (BCLS or Level C) certification and annual re-certification, N-95 mask fit testing every two years, proof of Immunizations (Measles, Mumps, Rubella; Varicella; Hepatitis B; Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis; Tuberculosis) as well as annual TB Skin Testing. Immunization, CPR and mask fit requirements must be valid through the clinical placement and submitted to Synergy Employment Services Inc. by June 1. Failure to comply with the due date will result in student not being permitted to register in clinical courses for the current academic year. Clinical practicum may be scheduled in the evening and/or on weekends. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. A practicum fee will be applied. NUSC 2P14 Nursing Theory: Care of the Acutely Ill Client Nursing models and interdisciplinary theories, principles and concepts related to caring for the acutely ill client and their families. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 1P16. Corequisite(s): NUSC 2P16. NUSC 2P16 Nursing Practice: Care of the Acutely Ill Client Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in relation to caring for the acutely ill client and their families. 15 hours per week, selected laboratory sessions. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 1P16. Corequisite(s): NUSC 2P14. Note: Police record check with a vulnerable sector screening may be required. Agency policies will determine submission deadline. Check with Department. Students require current CPR (BCLS or Level C) certification and annual re-certification, N-95 mask fit testing every two years, proof of Immunizations (Measles, Mumps, Rubella; Varicella; Hepatitis B; Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis; Tuberculosis) as well as annual TB Skin Testing. All requirements must be valid through the clinical placement and submitted to Synergy Employment Services Inc. by June 1. Failure to comply with the due date will result in student not being permitted to register in clinical courses for the current academic year. Clinical practicum may be scheduled in the evening and/or on weekends. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. A practicum fee will be applied. NUSC 2P30 Health Assessment Nursing theory and practice related to comprehensive and focused holistic health assessments concentrated on history taking, physical examination, health promotion techniques, and clinical decision-making. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 1P16. Note: offered online with weekly lab sessions in the Nursing Simulation Lab. NUSC 2P32 Pathophysiology Application of pathophysiological concepts related to nursing practice. Relation to normal physiological processes as well as selected disease processes that impact on health. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week, Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 1P16. Note: may be offered online. NUSC 2P70 Nursing Research Critical appraisal of quantitative and qualitative nursing research to determine the evidence base for practice. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and obtained credit in NUSC 3P70. NUSC 3P08 Quantitative Analysis Quantitative means of understanding and interpreting data in nursing research. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. In Spring session, open to Nursing majors until date specified in Registration guide. After that date open to Nursing, KINE, BSc (Kin), RECL and SPMA majors. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in MATH 1P98. NUSC 3P12 Experiencing Chronicity Nursing models and selected interdisciplinary theories, underlying foundations, principles and concepts related to chronicity and selected chronic conditions. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 2P12 and 2P16. Corequisite(s): NUSC 3P90. NUSC 3P14 Promoting Mental Health Nursing models and selected interdisciplinary theories, underlying foundations, principles and concepts related to adults, older adults, and families experiencing mental health challenges. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 2P12 and 2P16. Corequisite(s): NUSC 3P92. NUSC 3P20 Nursing Ethics Ethical and legal principles, models and theories. Application to professional practice. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 2P12, 2P16 and 2P30 or permission of the Chair. 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 Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 2P12, 2P16 and 2P30 or permission of the Chair. 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 Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 2P12 and 2P16. Corequisite(s): NUSC 3P12. Note: Police record check with a vulnerable sector screening may be required. Agency policies will determine submission deadline. Check with Department. Students require current CPR (BCLS or Level C) certification and annual re-certification, N-95 mask fit testing every two years, proof of Immunizations (Measles, Mumps, Rubella; Varicella; Hepatitis B; Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis; Tuberculosis) as well as annual TB Skin Testing. All requirements must be valid through the clinical placement and submitted to Synergy Employment Services Inc. by June 1. Failure to comply with the due date will result in student not being permitted to register in clinical courses for the current academic year. Clinical practicum may be scheduled in the evening and/or on weekends. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. A practicum fee will be applied. NUSC 3P92 Nursing Practicum: Promoting Mental Health Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in relation to adults, older adults, and families experiencing mental health challenges. 15 hours per week, selected laboratory sessions. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 2P12 and 2P16. Corequisite(s): NUSC 3P14. Note: Police record check with a vulnerable sector screening is required for the first day of clinical and cannot be greater than six months old. Students require current CPR (BCLS or Level C) certification and annual re-certification, N-95 mask fit testing every two years, proof of Immunizations (Measles, Mumps, Rubella; Varicella; Hepatitis B; Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis; Tuberculosis) as well as annual TB Skin Testing. Immunization, CPR and mask fit requirements must be valid through the clinical placement and submitted to Synergy Employment Services Inc. by June 1. Failure to comply with the due date will result in student not being permitted to register in clinical courses for the current academic year. Clinical practicum may be scheduled in the evening and/or on weekends. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. A practicum fee will be applied. NUSC 3P94 Nursing Practicum: Intersession Practice, application, and integration of skills and theory in a variety of health care settings. 120 hours over four to five weeks, selected laboratory sessions. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 3P12, 3P14, 3P90 and 3P92. Note: students require current CPR (BCLS or Level C) certification and annual re-certification, N-95 mask fit testing every two years, proof of Immunizations (Measles, Mumps, Rubella; Varicella; Hepatitis B; Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis; Tuberculosis) as well as annual TB Skin Testing. All requirements must be valid through the clinical placement and submitted to Synergy Employment Services Inc. by June 1. Failure to comply with the due date will result in student not being permitted to register in clinical courses for the current academic year. Clinical practicum may be scheduled in the evening and/or on weekends. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. A practicum fee will be applied. A pass with conditions is not permitted in this course. NUSC 4F92 Community Health Nursing Theory and practice emphasizing primary health care principles, assessment and health promotion with individuals, families, aggregates and communities. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; community practicum 15 hours per week; selected laboratory sessions. Restriction: open to Nursing majors and permission of the Department. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 3P94. Note: Police record check with a vulnerable sector screening is required. Agency policies will determine submission deadline. Check with Department. Students require current CPR (BCLS or Level C) certification and annual re-certification, N-95 mask fit testing every two years, proof of Immunizations (Measles, Mumps, Rubella; Varicella; Hepatitis B; Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis; Tuberculosis) as well as annual TB Skin Testing. Immunization, CPR and mask fit requirements must be valid through the clinical placement and submitted to Synergy Employment Services Inc. by June 1. Failure to comply with the due date will result in student not being permitted to register in clinical courses for the current academic year. Clinical practicum may be scheduled in the evening and/or on weekends. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. A practicum fee will be applied. NUSC 4F93 Community Health Nursing (International) Theory and practice emphasizing primary health care principles, assessment and health promotion with individuals, families, aggregates and communities in an international setting. Lectures, 35 hours; practicum, 150 hours. Restriction: open to Nursing majors and permission of the Department. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 3P94. Note: proof of a valid passport; visa, immunization and CPR certification as required. Students will be required to submit an application to attend course. Students must be a minimum 18 years of age. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. A practicum fee will be applied. NUSC 4F96 Integrated Nursing Practicum I Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in a variety of health care settings. 35 hours per week for six weeks. Restriction: open to Nursing majors with a minimum of 18.0 overall credits, a minimum 70 percent major average and a minimum 60 percent non-major average. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 4F92 or 4F93. Note: on campus lab/class activities will be required. Police record check with a vulnerable sector screening may be required. Agency policies will determine submission deadline. Check with Department. Students require current CPR (BCLS or Level C) certification and annual re-certification, N-95 mask fit testing every two years, proof of Immunizations (Measles, Mumps, Rubella; Varicella; Hepatitis B; Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis; Tuberculosis) as well as annual TB Skin Testing. All requirements must be valid through the clinical placement and submitted to Synergy Employment Services Inc. by June 1. Failure to comply with the due date will result in student not being permitted to register in clinical courses for the current academic year. Clinical practicum may be scheduled in the evening and/or on weekends. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. A practicum fee will be applied. A student may not pass with conditions. NUSC 4F98 Integrated Nursing Practicum II Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in a variety of health care settings. 35 hours per week for six weeks. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 4F96. Note: on campus lab/class activities will be required. Police record check with a vulnerable sector screening may be required. Agency policies will determine submission deadline. Check with Department. Students require current CPR (BCLS or Level C) certification and annual re-certification, N-95 mask fit testing every two years, proof of Immunizations (Measles, Mumps, Rubella; Varicella; Hepatitis B; Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis; Tuberculosis) as well as annual TB Skin Testing. All requirements must be valid through the clinical placement and submitted to Synergy Employment Services Inc. by June 1. Failure to comply with the due date will result in student not being permitted to register in clinical courses for the current academic year. Clinical practicum may be scheduled in the evening and/or on weekends. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. A practicum fee will be applied. A student may not pass with conditions. NUSC 4P20 Leadership in Nursing and Management Current issues, opportunities and challenges for nursing leadership in different nursing, community and organizational venues. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 3P94 or permission of the Chair. NUSC 4P32 Advanced Directed Readings Variable subject matter designed in consultation with faculty member directing the course. Restriction: permission of the Chair. NUSC 4P50 Applied Nursing Research Application of principles of research design, data collection, data analysis and dissemination through research projects. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 2P70 or permission of the Chair. 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 Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 3P94. Note: may be offered online. *NUSC 4Q90 Foundations of Collaboration and Teamwork (also offered as HLSC 4Q90, KINE 4Q90, RECL 4Q90 and SPMA 4Q90) Core competencies for effective teamwork. Topics include collaborative leadership, team functioning, communication, role clarity, conflict management, and client-centred approach as it applies to a diversity of interprofessional settings. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to NUBR, NUSC, BKin, BMED, BPhEd, BPhEd (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), BPhEd (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate), BSc (Kin), CHLH, CMTY, MSCI, PHTH, RECL and SPMA majors with a minimum of 9.0 overall credits.  
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