NURSING

NURSING

Note: Nursing courses are offered by the School of Health Sciences.

NURSING 1020
Concepts of Health I

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An introduction to the concepts of health and wellness for individuals and families.

Prerequisite: Admission to the NESA B.N. program.

Corequisite: Nursing 1220 (Nursing 163 at LCC).

Note: This course is offered as Nursing 150 at Lethbridge Community College.

NURSING 1120
Concepts of Health II

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This course builds on Nursing 1020 and introduces concepts of community and population health.

Prerequisite: Nursing 1020 (Nursing 150 at LCC).

Corequisite: Nursing 1320 (Nursing 173 at LCC).

Note: This course is offered as Nursing 155 at Lethbridge Community College.

NURSING 1220
Nursing Practice I

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-9

This first nursing practice course provides the foundation for developing therapeutic and caring relationships with clients in the context of healthy individuals and families across the lifespan in different cultural contexts and settings, including introductory concepts of health assessment.

Prerequisite: Admission to the NESA B.N. program.

Corequisite: Nursing 1020 (Nursing 150 at LCC).

Note: This course is offered as Nursing 163 at Lethbridge Community College.

NURSING 1320
Nursing Practice II

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-9

The focus of this practice course is the assessment of healthy individuals, families and communities across the lifespan in different contexts and settings.

Prerequisite: Nursing 1220 (Nursing 163 at LCC).

Corequisite: Nursing 1120 (Nursing 155 at LCC).

Note: This course is offered as Nursing 173 at Lethbridge Community College.

NURSING 1999
Collaborative Registration Placeholder

This is a placeholder registration for students admitted to the NESA Bachelor of Nursing program who are studying at an associated college.

Note: No fees are assessed for this registration.

NURSING 2020
Health, Illness and Healing I

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An introduction to acute and chronic health problems across the lifespan, and to concepts of pathophysiology, epidemiology, health promotion, illness prevention and therapeutics.

Prerequisite: Completion of all Year One requirements in the NESA B.N. program.

Corequisite: Nursing 2150 (Nursing 263 at LCC).

Note: This course is offered as Nursing 250 at Lethbridge Community College.

NURSING 2125
Health, Illness and Healing II

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A continuation of Nursing 2020. Particular attention is paid to the introduction of issues related to Aboriginal, rural and gerontological health and illness.

Prerequisite: Nursing 2020 (Nursing 250 at LCC).

Corequisite: Nursing 2255 (Nursing 293 at LCC).

Note: This course is offered as Nursing 255 at Lethbridge Community College.

NURSING 2135
Professional Seminar I

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Exploration of professional practice concepts including clinical practice issues.

Prerequisite: Completion of all Year One requirements in the NESA B.N. program.

Corequisites: Nursing 2020 and 2150 (Nursing 250 and 263 at LCC).

Note: This course is offered as Nursing 279 at Lethbridge Community College.

NURSING 2150
Nursing Practice III

Credit hours: 5.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-15

An introduction to care of clients with acute and chronic health problems across the lifespan and across various cultural groups.

Prerequisite: Completion of all Year One requirements in the NESA B.N. program.

Corequisite: Nursing 2020 (Nursing 250 at LCC).

Note: This course is offered as Nursing 263 at Lethbridge Community College.

NURSING 2255
Nursing Practice IV

Credit hours: 5.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-15

A continuation of Nursing 2150 with a focus on increasingly complex health challenges in a variety of clinical settings.

Prerequisite: Nursing 2150 (Nursing 263 at LCC).

Corequisite: Nursing 2125 (Nursing 255 at LCC).

Note: This course is offered as Nursing 293 at Lethbridge Community College.

NURSING 2260
Applied Therapeutics

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An introduction to traditional, alternate and complementary therapies used in health care and the pathophysiologic basis for therapy.

Prerequisite: Completion of all Year One requirements in the NESA B.N. Program.

Note: This course is offered as Nursing 290 at Lethbridge Community College.

NURSING 2349
Theoretical Aspects of Rural Nursing

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 6.5-0-0

Theoretical aspects of health care delivery in rural settings.

Prerequisite: Completion of all required second-year courses in the SACNE B.N. program, except Nursing 2351 (Nursing 288 at LCC).

Corequisite: Nursing 2351 (Nursing 288 at LCC).

Note: This course is offered over six weeks in the summer session.

This course is offered as Nursing 287 at Lethbridge Community College.

Credit is not allowed for Nursing 2349 and 2351.

NURSING 2351
Rural Nursing

Credit hours: 2.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-30

This practicum allows the student to consolidate his/her clinical experiences to date. Placement will be primarily in institutional settings in rural areas.

Prerequisite: Completion of all required second-year courses in the SACNE B.N. program, except Nursing 2349 (Nursing 287 at LCC).

Corequisite: Nursing 2349 (Nursing 287 at LCC).

Grading: Pass/Fail.

Note: This course is offered over six weeks during Summer Session.

This course is offered as Nursing 288 at Lethbridge Community College.

Credit is not allowed for Nursing 2349 and 2351.

NURSING 2999
Collaborative Registration Placeholder

This is a placeholder registration for students admitted to the SACNE or NESA Bachelor of Nursing program who are studying at an associated college.

Note: No fees are assessed for this registration.

NURSING 3002
Health Education and Promotion

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An overview of the theory essential to health education including health promotion, models of health, health education and learning; ethical concerns in education and basic teaching methods and tools.

Prerequisite: Admissibility to any program in the School of Health Sciences.

Note: This course is offered as Nursing 275 at Lethbridge Community College and as Nursing 322 at Medicine Hat College.

NURSING 3008
Introduction to Baccalaureate Nursing

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Concepts of self-directed learning, problem based learning, group learning, scholarly writing and evidence-based practice.

Prerequisite: Application to the Post-Diploma B.N. program.

NURSING 3009
Post-Diploma Clinical Practice I

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-9

Students explore advanced concepts in acute and chronic health problems with clients in community and institutional settings.

Prerequisite: Application to the Post-Diploma B.N. program and proof of Registered Nurse licensure.

Corequisite: Nursing 3008.

NURSING 3011
Post-Diploma Clinical Practice II

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-9

A continuation of Nursing 3009 with a focus on advanced concepts in increasingly complex acute and chronic health problems of clients in community and institutional settings.

Prerequisite: Nursing 3009 or admission to the Post-Diploma B.N. for Registered Nurses with Specialty Certification program.

NURSING 3020
Health, Illness and Healing III

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A continuation of Nursing 2125 with a focus on increasingly complex acute and chronic health problems across the lifespan.

Prerequisite: Completion of all Year Two requirements in the NESA B.N. program or Nursing 3008 for Post-Diploma B.N. students.

Corequisite: Nursing 3255 (for NESA students).

NURSING 3125
Health, Illness and Healing IV

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A continuation of Nursing 3020.

Prerequisite: Nursing 3020.

Corequisite: Nursing 3600 (for NESA students).

NURSING 3135
Professional Seminar II

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Continued integration and development of leadership concepts and multidisciplinary health care team issues.

Prerequisite: Completion of all Year Two requirements in the NESA B.N program.

Corequisites: Nursing 3020 and 3255.

NURSING 3139
Community Nursing Theory

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Theoretical aspects of assisting individuals and groups to recognize and use health promoting, health maintaining and disease preventing behaviours. Principles and issues related to consultation and interdisciplinary team membership will be explored.

Prerequisite: Health Sciences 3003 (Nursing 3003)/Biology 3003 (Nursing 370 at LCC).

Corequisite: Nursing 3141 (Nursing 366 at LCC).

Note: This course is offered as Nursing 365 at Lethbridge Community College.

Credit is not allowed for Nursing 3140, and Nursing 3139 and 3141.

NURSING 3141
Community Nursing

Credit hours: 5.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-15

Clinical practice in a variety of community settings, with respect to health promotion, health maintenance and illness prevention with individuals and groups. Principles and issues related to consultation and interdisciplinary team membership will be explored.

Prerequisite: Health Sciences 3003 (Nursing 3003)/Biology 3003 (Nursing 370 at LCC).

Corequisite: Nursing 3139 (Nursing 365 at LCC).

Note: This course is offered as Nursing 366 at Lethbridge Community College.

Credit is not allowed for Nursing 3140, and Nursing 3139 and 3141.

NURSING 3220
Nursing Research

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Introduction to the philosophy, processes and applications of scientific nursing investigation; concepts and methods of qualitative and quantitative research will be examined.

Prerequisite: Health Sciences 3259, Sociology 2130 or Psychology 2030.

Note: This course is offered as Nursing 373 at Lethbridge Community College.

NURSING 3249
Theory of Disruptions and Deviations in Mental Health

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Theory related to the promotion of mental health, the prevention of mental health problems and the management of mental health disorders.

Prerequisites: Nursing 2349, 2351 and Psychology 3500 (Nursing 287, 288 and Psychology 260 at LCC).

Corequisite: Nursing 3251 (Nursing 368 at LCC).

Note: This course is offered as Nursing 367 at Lethbridge Community College.

Credit is not allowed for Nursing 3249 and 3251.

NURSING 3251
Practicum: Disruptions and Deviations in Mental Health

Credit hours: 5.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-15

Practicum in the promotion of mental health, the prevention of mental health problems and the management of mental health disorders. Practica will take place in hospitals and other mental health settings.

Prerequisites: Nursing 2349, 2351 and Psychology 3500 (Nursing 287, 288 and Psychology 260 at LCC).

Corequisite: Nursing 3249.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

Note: This course is offered as Nursing 368 at Lethbridge Community College.

Credit is not allowed for Nursing 3249 and 3251.

NURSING 3255
Nursing Practice V

Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-18

Presentation of advanced concepts in acute and chronic health problems with clients in community and institutional settings.

Prerequisite: Completion of all Year Two requirements in the NESA B.N. program.

Corequisite: Nursing 3020.

NURSING 3360
Research Methodology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This course is designed to enhance the student's abilities to comprehend, critique and use research in professional practice.

Prerequisite: Admissibility to the NESA B.N. program, third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours) or admission to the Post-Diploma B.N. program.

NURSING 3450
Community Mental Health Practicum

Credit hours: 2.0
Other hours: 0-0-20

An introduction to the theory and practice of community-based mental health nursing. Depending upon the students' pre-existing knowledge base and experience, the course will focus on various aspects of community mental health nursing issues and topics. A 20-hour practicum will be arranged to provide the practical experience necessary to provide the link between community mental health nursing, theory and research

Prerequisite: Completion of the diploma exit (Nursing 380) in the SACNE program at Lethbridge Community College within the last three years.

NURSING 3600
Nursing Practice VI

Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-18

A continuation of Nursing 3255 with a focus on advanced concepts in increasingly complex acute and chronic health problems of clients in community and institutional settings.

Prerequisite: Nursing 3255.

Corequisite: Nursing 3125.

NURSING 3999
Collaborative Registration Placeholder

This is a placeholder registration for students admitted to the SACNE Bachelor of Nursing program who are studying at an associated college.

Note: No fees are assessed for this registration.

NURSING 4004
Contemporary Issues in Nursing

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Analysis of selected social, economic, ethical and political issues that are of current interest or influence.

Prerequisites: Admissibility to the Post-Diploma B.N. program, SACNE B.N. or NESA B.N. program and completion of all required 3000-level courses.

NURSING 4005
Post-Diploma Clinical Practice III

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-9

A continuation of Nursing 3011 with a focus on advanced concepts in increasingly complex acute and chronic health problems of clients in community and institutional settings.

Prerequisite: Nursing 3011.

NURSING 4010
Nursing and Community Development

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The assessment of community-based needs and the identification of community development and social marketing strategies to effect change.

Prerequisite: Nursing 3141 (Nursing 366 at LCC).

NURSING 4020
Advanced Issues in Clinical Practice

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 26-0-120

This course builds on Nursing 3006 - Concepts and Practice in Clinical Nursing and allows students to explore a particular area of clinical practice in increased depth, with an emphasis on relevant clinical research.

Prerequisite: Nursing 3006.

NURSING 4125
Management in Nursing

Credit hours: 4.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-4

The environment of management within the health care system will be examined, including cultural assumptions, organizational change, communication, innovation and diffusion, leadership, decision-making processes; effective use of human and material resources; responsibility to family, corporation and society.

Prerequisite: Completion of all required third-year Nursing courses in the SACNE B.N. or NESA B.N. program.

Note: The student will be required to spend up to 52 hours (an average of four hours a week) in a clinical setting pursuing a project, the dimensions of which have been agreed to by the professor and a field supervisor.

NURSING 4135
Professional Seminar III

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Examination of social, economic, ethical and political issues influencing health and illness and the health care system, and strategies (political, marketing, management) used to address these issues and to promote change.

Prerequisite: Completion of all Year Three requirements in the NESA B.N. program or Nursing 3008 for Post-Diploma B.N. students

Corequisite: Nursing 4400 (for NESA students).

NURSING 4235
Professional Seminar IV

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A continuation of Nursing 4135 with a focus on the roles and responsibilities of beginning practitioners.

Prerequisite: Nursing 4135.

Corequisite: Nursing 4700 (for NESA students).

NURSING 4240
Senior Clinical Practice

Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-182

This course offers clinical practice in a selected clinical area and/or client population. The clinical instructor acts as a mentor to guide students through increasingly complex clinical situations in preparation for Nursing 4250, Senior Practicum.

Prerequisite: Completion of all required third-year Nursing courses in the SACNE B.N. program.

Corequisite: Nursing 4245.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

NURSING 4245
Senior Nursing Focus

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 39-0-0

Theory based nursing practice in a selected clinical area and/or client population is examined to support the Senior Clinical Practice course, Nursing 4240.

Prerequisite: Completion of all required 3000-level Nursing courses.

Corequisite: Nursing 4240 (for SACNE B.N. program students only).

NURSING 4250
Senior Practicum

Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-10
Other hours: 0-0-182

This is a capstone nursing practice course. The student may choose from a variety of clinical placements related to the focus of the Senior Clinical Practice.

Prerequisites: Nursing 4240 and 4245.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

NURSING 4400
Nursing Practice VII

Credit hours: 8.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-24

This senior-level practicum is designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate learning from previous semesters and to advance their professional nursing practice in a variety of settings, including the option of developing skills in the care of the elderly, Aboriginal populations and rural populations.

Prerequisite: Completion of all Year Three requirements in the NESA B.N. program.

Corequisite: Nursing 4135.

NURSING 4700
Nursing Practice VIII

Credit hours: 8.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-24

This final practicum course focuses on the transition from student to beginning practitioner. Students can select individualized practicum experiences from a wide range of clinical settings

Prerequisite: Nursing 4400.

Corequisite: Nursing 4235.

NURSING 4729
Nursing Issues in Specific Populations (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

In-depth study of the issues relevant to particular population groups, for example: Aboriginal peoples, multicultural groups, rural populations, elderly populations, women.

Prerequisite: Admissibility to the Post-Diploma B.N. program or completion of all required second-year Nursing courses in the SACNE B.N. or NESA B.N. program.

Note: Students with credit in Nursing 4805 cannot receive credit for the same offering in Nursing 4729.

NURSING 4739
Advanced Issues in Professional Nursing (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

In-depth study of the issues relevant to the profession of nursing and to health care, for example: history of nursing and health care, legal issues, labour relations, health economics.

Prerequisite: Admissibility to the Post-Diploma B.N. program or completion of all required second-year Nursing courses in the SACNE B.N. or NESA B.N. program.

Note: Students with credit in Nursing 4701, 4702 or 4801 cannot receive credit for the same offering in the Nursing 4739 series.

NURSING 4850
Selected Topics

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Recommended background and prerequisites will be specified for each topic area.

NURSING 4990
Independent Study

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Please contact the School of Health Sciences Academic Advisor for information regarding registration procedures for Independent Studies.

NURSING 9999
Collaborative Registration Placeholder

This is a placeholder registration for students admitted to the SACNE B.N. or NESA B.N. program who are studying at an associated college.

Note: No fees are assessed for this registration