Nursing (NSG)

NSG-1155  Concepts of Health: Individuals/Families  (3 Credits)  

This course provides an introduction to the concepts of community and population health, adult learning principles and strategies, the relationship of evidence to nursing practice, and strategies for individual contributions to effective group process. This course continues to explore concepts of health and wellness for individuals and families.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to NSG-155.

Requisite courses: Take NSG-1163 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1168 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1173 (Required, Concurrent).

NSG-1163  Introduction to Nursing Practice  (6 Credits)  

This first nursing practice course provides the foundation for developing therapeutic and caring relationships with clients and introduces concepts of health assessment and basic nursing skills. Practice occurs in the context of healthy or stable individuals across the lifespan in different cultural contexts and settings. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (6.0), Lab (3.0)

Equivalent to NSG-163.

Requisite courses: Take NSG-1163L (Required, Concurrent).

NSG-1168  Introduction to Nursing and Concepts of Health  (3 Credits)  

This course provides an introduction to the concepts of health and wellness for individuals and families, the role of the nurse, and the use of group process strategies to support self-directed learning. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to NSG-1150, NSG-150.

Requisite courses: Take NSG-1163 (Required, Concurrent).

NSG-1173  Health and Physical Assessment  (6 Credits)  

This course includes physical health assessment techniques and the practice of basic nursing skills. Practice occurs in the context of healthy or stable individuals and families across the lifespan in different cultural contexts and settings. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3.0), Lab (4.0)

Equivalent to NSG-173.

Requisite courses: Take NSG-1163 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1168 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1160 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1155 (Required, Concurrent). Take NSG-1173L (Required, Concurrent).

NSG-1181  Nursing Concepts: Individuals and Families  (6 Credits)  

This course focuses on the history of nursing, role of the nurse in various settings, and nursing as a profession. It includes an introduction to the dimensions of health and wellness of populations across the lifespan in different cultural contexts and settings. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (6)

Equivalent to NSG-181.

Requisite courses: Take NSG-1182 (Required, Concurrent).

NSG-1182  Introduction to Nursing: Assessment and Practice  (6 Credits)  

This course provides the foundation for developing therapeutic relationships and introduces the concepts of health assessment and basic nursing skills. The students will have learning opportunities, in the classroom, lab and practice environment. Practice occurs in the context of healthy or stable individuals and families across the lifespan in different cultural contexts and settings. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (12)

Equivalent to NSG-182.

Requisite courses: Take NSG-1181 (Required, Concurrent).

NSG-1400  Becoming a Nurse  (3 Credits)  

An exploration of the disciplinary knowledge base of nursing including an emphasis on multiple ways of knowing that inform the art and science of nursing. Includes an examination of the foundational concepts of nursing as a self-regulating profession, and an introduction to self as a member of the professional nursing community.

Instruction (3)

Requisite courses: Take NSG-1410 (Required, Concurrent). Take NSG-1420 (Required, Concurrent).

NSG-1410  Personal Health and Wholeness  (3 Credits)  

Critical exploration of concepts of health and wholeness from a personal perspective and as an emerging professional. Exploration of principles, practices and issues relating to health with a particular emphasis on building self awareness and resilience. Incorporates further knowledge development and integration in the lab environment with an emphasis on learning to provide safe, high quality nursing care.

Instruction (3.0), Lab (1.0)

Requisite courses: Take NSG-1400 (Required, Concurrent). Take NSG-1420 (Required, Concurrent). Take NSG-1410L (Required, Concurrent).

NSG-1420  Intersectionality and Health  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to socio-cultural perspectives on health, healing, and wholeness, founded upon an exploration of diverse identities, health beliefs, and practices. Focus is on intersectionality, cultural safety and humility, and a particular emphasis on Blackfoot ways of knowing and perspectives on health.

Instruction (3)

Requisite courses: Take NSG-1400 (Required, Concurrent). Take NSG-1410 (Required, Concurrent).

NSG-1500  Caring Communication  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to caring and effective communication to enhance relational practice with clients and families, and within the inter-professional team. Includes therapeutic use of self, and effective team functioning and decision making.

Instruction (3)

Requisite courses: Take NSG-1400 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1410 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1420 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1521 (Required, Concurrent). Take NSG-1522W (Required, Concurrent).

NSG-1521  Assessing Health  (3 Credits)  

Provides the theoretical foundations for assessing health and delivering basic nursing care to support health, healing and wholeness. Includes gathering and interpreting subjective and objective client information for the purposes of providing care to adults.

Instruction (3.0), Lab (2.0)

Requisite courses: Take NSG-1400 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1410 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1420 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1500 (Required, Concurrent). Take NSG-1522W (Required, Concurrent). Take NSG-1521L (Required, Concurrent).

NSG-1522  Introduction to Praxis  (3 Credits)  

Application of foundational nursing knowledge in praxis with adults in a variety of lab and practice settings, with an emphasis on providing safe, high quality nursing care. Includes focus on the integration of caring communication while practicing assessment and basic nursing skills. The Work Integrated Learning component consists of 48 hours (8 hours for 6 weeks).

Work Integrated Learning (3.0), Lab (1.0)

Equivalent to NSG-1522W.

Requisite courses: Take NSG-1400 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1410 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1420 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1500 (Required, Concurrent). Take NSG-1521 (Required, Concurrent). Take NSG-1522L (Required, Concurrent).

NSG-2254  Maternity and Pediatric Nursing  (3 Credits)  

This course focuses on the experiences of child-bearing and child-rearing families with varied cultural backgrounds in diverse geographical settings. It integrates concepts of health promotion, illness prevention, epidemiology, pathophysiology, and therapeutics. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to NSG-2255, NSG-255.

Requisite courses: Take BIO-1160 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1161; (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1162; (Required, Previous). Take ENG-1150; (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1155; (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1163; (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1168; (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1173; (Required, Previous). Take PSY-1160; (Required, Previous). Take SOC-1160; (Required, Previous). Take NSG-2293 (Required, Concurrent).

NSG-2263  Medical-Surgical Nursing Practice  (6 Credits)  

Explores increasingly complex nursing skills and provision of basic nursing care for adults with acute and chronic health challenges with varied cultural backgrounds. Students will have the opportunity to apply pharmacology, pathophysiology, critical thinking and clinical judgment to care of adults experiencing illness in acute care situations. Not available for supplemental. Grading: Pass/Fail.

Work Experience (6)

Equivalent to NSG-263.

Requisite courses: Take BIO-1160 NSG-1163, NSG-1168, NSG-1173, PSY-1160, SOC-1160 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1161 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1162 (Required, Previous). Take ENG-1150 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1155 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1163 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1168 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1173 (Required, Previous). Take PSY-1160 (Required, Previous). Take SOC-1160 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-2268 (Required, Concurrent).

NSG-2268  Disruptions in Health I  (3 Credits)  

This course provides an introduction to acute and chronic health care challenges for adults with varied cultural backgrounds in diverse geographical settings. It integrates concepts of gerontology, health promotion, illness prevention, epidemiology, pathophysiology, and therapeutics. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to NSG-2250, NSG-250.

Requisite courses: Take BIO-1160 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1161 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1162 (Required, Previous). Take ENG-1150 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1155 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1163 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1163 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1168 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1173 (Required, Previous). Take PSY-1160 (Required, Previous). Take SOC-1160 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-2263 (Required, Concurrent).

NSG-2269  Rural Nursing Practice  (6 Credits)  

Explores increasingly complex nursing skills and provision of basic nursing care for adults with acute and chronic health challenges with varied cultural backgrounds. Students will have the opportunity to apply pharmacology, pathophysiology, critical thinking and clinical judgment to care of adults experiencing illness in acute care situations. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment. Graded: Pass/Fail.

Work Integrated Learning (6)

Equivalent to NSG-2269W.

Requisite courses: Take NSG-1181 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1182 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-2268 (Required, Concurrent).

NSG-2279  Nursing Issues and Health Care in Canada  (3 Credits)  

This course is an exploration and examination of professional nursing practice concepts and issues. The focus will be on historical and contemporary roles as well as the ethical and legal responsibilities of the registered nurse within the context of the nursing profession and the health care system. Topics include the application of theory to practice, multidisciplinary health care team issues, professional association and union roles. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to NSG-279.

Requisite courses: Take NSG-2263 or NSG-2293 and NSG-2254 or NSG-2268 (Required, Previous).

NSG-2290  Pharmacology and Applied Therapeutics  (3 Credits)  

This course provides an introduction to integrative therapeutic modalities including: conventional (i.e., allopathic), alternative and complementary therapies used in health care and the pathophysiologic, psychologic, energetic, and spiritual basis for these therapies. The nurse's role in promoting quality of life through appropriate use of various treatment modalities and dealing with implications and effects is explored.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to NSG-290.

Requisite courses: Take BIO-1160 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1161 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1162; (Required, Previous). Take ENG-1150 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1155 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1163 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1168 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1173 (Required, Previous). Take PSY-1160 (Required, Previous). Take SOC-1160 (Required, Previous).

NSG-2293  Maternity and Pediatric Nursing Practice  (6 Credits)  

Explores increasingly complex nursing skills and provision of basic nursing care for women, children, and families from various cultural backgrounds. Students will have the opportunity to apply pharmacology, pathophysiology, critical thinking and clinical judgment to the care of women through the antenatal, labour, delivery, postpartum period and to children experiencing illness in an acute care setting. Not available for supplemental. Grading: Pass/Fail.

Work Experience (6)

Equivalent to NSG-293.

Requisite courses: Take BIO-1161 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1162 (Required, Previous). Take ENG-1150 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1155 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1163 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1168 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1173 (Required, Previous). Take PSY-1160 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1160 (Required, Previous). Take SOC-1160 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-2254 (Required, Concurrent).

NSG-2300  Evidence and Praxis  (3 Credits)  

An analysis of how multiple ways of knowing and sources of evidence inform nursing practice. Includes learning to access, assess, critique, and incorporate different forms of evidence, with an emphasis on research utilization in nursing practice and the meaningful incorporation of primary and filtered research evidence.

Instruction (3)

Requisite courses: Take NSG-1400 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1410 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1420 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1500 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1521 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1522 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1155 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1160 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1161 (Required, Previous). Take INS-1155 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-2322 (Required, Concurrent).

NSG-2321  Health of Persons  (6 Credits)  

An examination of chronic and acute health challenges experienced across the lifespan. Incorporates fundamental knowledge of anatomy, pathophysiology, pharmacology, microbiology and human development into nursing responses to the lived experiences of these challenges, with an emphasis on person centered care. Includes knowledge development and integration in the lab environment with an emphasis on learning to provide safe, high quality nursing care.

Instruction (3.0), Lab (2.0)

Requisite courses: Take NSG-1400 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1410 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1420 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1500 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1521 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1522 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1155 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1160 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1161 (Required, Previous). Take INS-1155 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-2322 (Required, Concurrent).

NSG-2322  Praxis With Persons  (6 Credits)  

Building upon a growing knowledge base in holistic health assessment, this praxis opportunity focuses on supporting health, healing and wholeness at all stages of life, through relational practice, with a focus on the person as the unit of care. Placement experiences in sub-acute and/or post-acute and rural settings will facilitate opportunities for students to expand their view beyond urban hospital practice and participate in person-centred care within a multidisciplinary team. Work Integrated Learning component consists of 192 hours (16 hours for 12 weeks).

Work Integrated Learning (12)

Equivalent to NSG-2322W.

Requisite courses: Take NSG-1400 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1410 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1420 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1500 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1521 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1522 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1155 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1160 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1161 (Required, Previous). Take INS-1155 (Required, Previous).

NSG-2421  Health of Families  (6 Credits)  

An examination of chronic and acute health challenges experienced across the lifespan. Incorporates fundamental knowledge of anatomy, pathophysiology, pharmacology, microbiology and human development into nursing responses to the lived experiences of these challenges, with an emphasis on family theory and contemporary models of care. Includes knowledge development and integration in the lab environment with an emphasis on learning to provide safe, high quality nursing care.

Instruction (2.0), Lab (2.0)

Requisite courses: Take NSG-1400 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1410 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1420; (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1500 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1521 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1522 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1155 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1160 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1161 (Required, Previous). Take INS-1155 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-2422W (Required, Concurrent). Take NSG-2421L (Required, Concurrent).

NSG-2422  Praxis With Families  (6 Credits)  

Building upon a growing knowledge base in holistic health assessment, this praxis opportunity focuses on supporting health, healing and wholeness at all stages of life, through relational practice, with a focus on family as the unit of care. A variety of placement experiences will facilitate opportunities for students to expand their view beyond hospital practice and participate in family-centred care within a multidisciplinary team. Work Integrated Learning component consists of 192 hours (16 hours for 12 weeks).

Work Integrated Learning (12)

Equivalent to NSG-2422W.

Requisite courses: Take NSG-1400 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1410 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1420 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1500 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1521 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-1522 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1155 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1160 (Required, Previous). Take BIO-1161 (Required, Previous). Take INS-1155 (Required, Previous). Take NSG-2421 (Required, Concurrent).