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).

Grading: Pass/Fail.

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.

Prerequisites: Nursing 1220 (Nursing 163 at LCC), and Biology 170 (LCC)/Biology 1xxx.

Corequisite: Nursing 1120 (Nursing 155 at LCC).

Grading: Pass/Fail.

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

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).

Grading: Pass/Fail.

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).

Grading: Pass/Fail.

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 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.

Prerequisites: Proof of current registration with the Alberta Association of Registered Nurses and Nursing 3008.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

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.

Prerequisites: Nursing 3009, or Nursing 3008 and admission to the Post-Diploma B.N. for Registered Nurses with Specialty Certification program, and proof of current registration with the Alberta Association of Registered Nurses.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

NURSING 3015
Post-RN Clinical Practice I

Credit hours: 6.0
Other hours: 0-0-117

Students will explore a new avenue of clinical practice. Students will gain an advanced level nursing practice experience in the health-care field (Experience # 1).

Prerequisite: Proof of current registration with the Alberta Association of Registered Nurses.

Corequisite: Nursing 3008.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

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 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.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

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.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

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.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

NURSING 4015
Post-RN Clinical Practice II

Credit hours: 6.0
Other hours: 0-0-117

Students will explore a second new avenue of clinical practice. Students will gain an advanced level nursing practice experience in the health-care field (Experience # 2).

Prerequisites: Nursing 3015 or admission to the Post-Diploma B.N. for Registered Nurses with Specialty Certification program, and proof of current registration with the Alberta Association of Registered Nurses.

Corequisite: Nursing 3008.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

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 4136
Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 15-0-0

This course guides students in identifying and analyzing the best evidence from the literature regarding nursing practice that supports safe, competent, and ethical care in all settings.

Prerequisite: Completion of all Year Three and all Year Four, Fall requirements in the NESA B.N. program.

Corequisite: Nursing 4235.

NURSING 4235
Professional Seminar IV

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 15-0-0

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 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.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

NURSING 4700
Nursing Practice VIII

Credit hours: 9.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-40

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.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

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.

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.

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