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NURS 110 The Profession of Nursing

Effective date: September 2017

Learners will be introduced to the profession of nursing, and review historical, political, and socioeconomic forces that have shaped nursing as a profession. Learners conceptualize registered nursing as a knowledge-based, scholarly practice, informed by a code of ethics. Learners will examine professional standards and accountability, and national and professional nursing organizations. Learners will examine client-centred service; and related health education, quality and safety, and interprofessional aspects of evidence-informed professional practice.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$218.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Nursing.

NURS 111 Discipline of Nursing & Nursing Knowledge

Effective date: September 2017

Learners explore the historical development of nursing knowledge and theory. Learners explore contemporary understandings of the discipline of nursing, including the body of knowledge that defines it. Learners explore relationships amongst inquiry, empirical research, a scholarly approach to nursing practice, and evidence-informed health care. Learners develop skill in accessing, reviewing, and appraising evidence which informs nursing practice.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$218.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

And one of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

Restricted course Open to students in Nursing.

NURS 132 Nursing and Health: Promoting Health and Wellbeing

Effective date: September 2017

Learners will be introduced to health promotion. They will explore how health is conceptualized and examine their own personal beliefs relating to health. They will evaluate the health of diverse Canadians using a variety of health information sources in order to understand the individual and macro level conditions that impact health. Learners will critically evaluate the Canadian health care system, its effect on health status, and factors that contribute to health inequity, including gender and exigencies that impact Indigenous health. Learners will be introduced to the concept of primary health care. Learners will explore the contributions of professional nursing to the health of individuals, families, and communities.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$218.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Nursing.

NURS 133 Promoting Health Across the Lifespan

Effective date: September 2017

Learners explore promoting the health and wellbeing of individuals and families across the lifespan. The key focus is on health promotion, teaching and learning, and human growth and development; and how these foci inform the registered nurse’s role in contemporary health care. Learners will integrate and apply various theoretical and conceptual frameworks in relation to developmental stages throughout the lifespan. Learners integrate the social determinants of health into strategies to promote health across the lifespan. Learners will expand knowledge of learning theory as it applies to individuals, families, and groups.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$218.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

And one of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Nursing.

NURS 142 Foundational Nursing Skills and Assessment

Effective Date: September 2017

Learners are introduced to evidence-informed health assessment across the lifespan. Through experiential learning, simulation, and demonstration of skills, participants will gain knowledge, skills, and abilities foundational to nursing practice. Content includes physical, mental, spiritual, nutritional, and social assessment skills, and technologies and nursing interventions for the promotion of health and healing. Learners will develop effective communication and documentation skills for an interprofessional team. Key course concepts and principles inform nursing decision making.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
4 lab hours per week
Tuition
$291.60 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Nursing.

NURS 143 Holistic Nursing Assessment and Skills

Effective date: September 2017

Learners continue to learn evidence-informed health assessment across the lifespan, with a focus on professional, holistic nursing practice. Through experiential learning, simulation, and demonstration of skills, participants will continue to gain knowledge, skills, and abilities foundational to nursing practice. Learners expand understanding of physical, mental, spiritual, and social assessment skills, technologies, and nursing interventions for the promotion of health and healing. Skills include medication administration, oxygen administration, and newborn assessment. Learners will develop effective communication and documentation of assessment and nursing interventions for an interprofessional team is expanded. Learners will apply course concepts, principles, and nursing decision making while performing psychomotor skills.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
4 lab hours per week
Tuition
$291.60 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

And one of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Nursing.

NURS 160 Nursing as a Caring Relational Practice

Effective date: September 2017

Learners will develop self-awareness, critical reflection, and therapeutic communication skills. Values, beliefs, and attitudes are examined and integrated to provide compassionate, culturally sensitive healthcare. Learners develop skills to prevent compassion fatigue. Learners develop effective therapeutic communication for patientcentered care, attending to the lived experience of the patient. Using a health promoting approach learners are introduced to the processes related to initiating, maintaining, and ending nurse-client therapeutic relationships. Loss and grief theory is applied to aspects of nursing, as preparation for practice placements.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$218.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Nursing.

NURS 180 Nurses Promoting Health in Practice

Effective date: September 2017

The purpose of this course is application of knowledge, skills and dispositions gained in nursing and service courses. Experiences of the Registered Nurses’ role are provided. Learners will engage in health prevention and promotion activities for individuals across the lifespan. Learners will engage with other professionals and service providers in health, human service or educational organizations.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
3 lecture hours per week for 6 weeks and 3 work experience hours per week for 8 weeks
Tuition
$233.28 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Nursing.

NURS 181 Health Promoting Practice Across the Lifespan

Effective date: September 2017

Learners will develop professional caring relationships with stable clients in diverse settings. Learners will integrate their knowledge of health promotion and holistic health assessment, for the delivery of safe, compassionate, evidence-informed health care. Learners will integrate foundational nursing skills in the practice setting.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
1 seminar hour and 5 work experience hours per week
Tuition
$437.40 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Nursing.

NURS 190 Consolidated Practice Experience 1

Effective date: September 2017

Learners will integrate, consolidate, and generate knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the nursing practice setting. Nursing practice opportunities will be focused on stable clients in diverse settings. Learners will apply principles of quality and safety, and an ethical, holistic nursing practice based on a disciplinary knowledge base. Learners will be introduced to health informatics in the clinical setting.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
22 work experience hours and 2 seminar hours per week for 6 weeks
Tuition
$816.48 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Nursing.

NURS 232 Nursing Care in Acute and Chronic Illness

Effective date: September 2017

Learners explore foundational concepts informing nursing practice to provide safe, competent, culturally appropriate care in the context of acute and chronic illness across the lifespan. Learners integrate nursing theory related to acute and chronic illness, skills in critical thinking, nursing decision making models, and learning theory. Learners develop expertise in patient-centred care plans for patients and families experiencing health challenges. Learners will integrate knowledge from pathophysiology, pharmacology, and nursing to assess, diagnose, intervene, and evaluate patients across the lifespan. Learners will develop competency caring for patients across the continuum of health, including health promotion, acute and chronic illness management, rehabilitation, and supportive care.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
4 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$291.60 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Nursing.

NURS 233 Surgical, Acute and Chronic Illness Nursing Care

Effective date: September 2017

Learners synthesize nursing and interdisciplinary knowledge into nursing care in the context of select acute and chronic illnesses, and the perioperative period, across the lifespan. Learners will integrate foundational knowledge and clinical reasoning skills in order to provide safe, patient-centred, evidence-based, and culturally competent care for persons across the continuum of health and across the lifespan. Learners will focus on some of Canada’s most prevalent illnesses, including mental illnesses. Learners examine nursing practice and health care environments using the concepts of patient vulnerability, ethics and informed consent, health promotion, and Indigenous ways of knowing.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
4 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$291.60 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Nursing.

NURS 242 Foundational Psychomotor Nursing Skills

Effective date: September 2017

Learners gain knowledge and skill for select nursing interventions related to nursing care in the context of acute and chronic illnesses. Through experiential learning, accessing evidence and best practice guidelines, simulation, and demonstration, participants will gain knowledge, skills, and abilities for nursing practice. Learners demonstrate select psychomotor skills with appropriate assessments, clinical judgement, prioritization, technologies, and documentation. Learners will apply course concepts, principles, and decision making while performing the psychomotor skills. Learners will engage with peers and instructors to seek and provide feedback.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
3 lab hours per week
Tuition
$218.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Corequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Nursing.

NURS 243 Intermediate Psychomotor Nursing Skills

Effective date: September 2017

Learners gain knowledge and skill for select nursing interventions, integrating related competence in nursing assessment and foundational skills. Through experiential learning, accessing evidence and best practice guidelines, simulation, and demonstration, participants will gain knowledge, skills, and abilities for nursing practice. Learners demonstrate select psychomotor skills with appropriate assessments, clinical judgement, prioritization, technologies, and documentation. Learners will apply course concepts, principles, and decision making while performing the psychomotor skills. Learners will engage with peers and instructors to seek and provide feedback.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
3 lab hours per week
Tuition
$218.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Nursing.

NURS 260 Relational Caring

Effective date: September 2017

Learners will focus on developing therapeutic relationships with diverse clients, families, and other health care professionals. Learners will explore the evolution of various conceptualizations of therapeutic nurse-patient relationships. Key concepts include therapeutic communication, cultural competence, relational ethics, and patient and family-centered care. Interprofessional relationships, working on teams and in groups, are a focus across modules. Relational ethics concepts and approaches are applied to everyday nursing practice situations. Moral responsibility and moral imagination are emphasized as necessary to professional nursing practice. These topics are examined from health promotion, evidence-informed, and phenomenological perspectives.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$218.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Nursing.

NURS 280 Nursing Practice: Acute & Chronic Illness

Effective date: September 2017

Learners will translate and develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions to provide safe, ethical nursing care in acute, sub-acute, and rehabilitative health care settings. Learners build on assessment skills, develop clinical judgement, and apply care planning, prioritization, and evaluation skills in collaboration with patients, family, and other health care professionals. Learners provide evidence-informed, holistic nursing care, including safe medication administration, health education, and therapeutic communication. Learners are expected to integrate nursing knowledge, pathophysiology, and pharmacology.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
4
Format
2 seminar hours and 10 work experience hours per week
Tuition
$874.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Nursing.

NURS 281 Nursing Practice: Medical, Surgical, Specialty

Effective date: September 2017

Learners will translate and develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions to provide safe, ethical, and culturally competent nursing care in acute medical, surgical, and specialty settings. Learners focus on assessment, clinical reasoning, patient-person-centered care planning, prioritization, and evaluation in collaboration with patients, family, and other health care professionals. Learners provide holistic nursing care, across the continuum of care, including safe medication administration, health education, psychomotor skills, and therapeutic communication. Learners integrate nursing knowledge, ethics, pathophysiology, and pharmacology and critique evidence for nursing practice. Attention is given to advocating for care of vulnerable patients and families utilizing family-centered care. Learners respect informed consent and informed choice.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
4
Format
2 seminar hours and 10 work experience hours per week
Tuition
$874.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Nursing.

NURS 290 Consolidated Practice Experience 2

Effective date: September 2017

Learners will integrate, consolidate, and generate knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the context of acute and chronic health challenges across human systems. Learners provide safe, ethical nursing care in acute and specialty health care settings. Learners focus on clinical reasoning, care planning, prioritization, and evaluation in collaboration with patients in the context of acute and chronic health challenges and co-morbidities, family, and other health care professionals. Learners apply knowledge of the role of registered nurses in informed consent, the Mental Health Act, legal, and regulatory requirements. Learners provide health care including medication administration, and nursing interventions in the context of an interprofessional team. Learners demonstrate clear, caring communication, and documentation for patients, families, and other health care providers.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
2 seminar hours and 22 work experience hours per week for 6 weeks
Tuition
$816.48 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Nursing.

NURS 312 High Intensity Nursing 1

Effective date: January 2013

High Intensity Nursing 1 will serve as a foundation upon which to build the additional knowledge and skills required for competent patient care in critical care clinical areas such as emergency, intensive care and post anaesthesia. Students will learn a priority focused approach to assessment of an unstable patient. This course will include the fundamentals of airway management and respiratory and circulatory support.

Note: NURS 312 will be offered as an elective in semester 5, and/or as a component of a post BSN advanced practice package for Registered Nurses.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
7.5 lab hours for 1 week plus 3 e-learning hours per week for 13 weeks
Tuition
$888.81 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

  • COM in NURS 270
  • Registered Nurses with current acute care practice may request permission of the Chair

Restricted course Open to students in Nursing.

NURS 314 High Intensity Nursing 2

Effective date: January 2013

High Intensity Nursing 2 will serve as a foundation upon which to build the additional knowledge and skills required for competent patient care in critical care clinical areas such as emergency, intensive care and post anaesthesia. Students will learn recognition and management of cardiac dysrhythmias and cardiopulmonary arrest.

Note: NURS 314 will be offered as an elective in semester 6, and/or as a component of a post BSN advanced practice package for Registered Nurses.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
7.5 lab hours for 1 week plus 3 e-learning hours per week for 13 weeks
Tuition
$888.81 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Nursing.

NURS 332 Person-centered Care in Crisis and Complexity

Effective date: September 2017

Learners will develop knowledge regarding complex health challenges in the area of maternal health, urgent and emergent situations, and complex medical and psychiatric conditions, across the lifespan. Learners will acquire skills in clinical reasoning; priority setting in unstable, urgent, and emergent situations; managing and leading care in complex patient presentations and situations; engaging in person-centered interprofessional contexts; and facilitating the preservation of personhood in the midst of crisis.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$218.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Nursing.

NURS 342 Advanced Nursing Skills

Effective date: September 2017

Learners will build on their existing and emerging nursing knowledge using evidence-informed practice guidelines and standardized procedures for conducting advanced psychomotor nursing skills. Through experiential learning, evidence and best practice guidelines, simulation, and demonstration, participants will integrate knowledge, skills, and abilities for independent nursing practice. Learners demonstrate personal accountability, applying vigilant assessment, monitoring, and documentation in preventing errors and minimizing the risk of harm to patients. Quality and safety principles are applied to advanced psychomotor nursing skills. Learners anticipate the dynamic changes that frequently occur within a patient’s situation. Learners will engage with peers and instructors to seek and provide feedback.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
3 lab hours per week
Tuition
$218.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Nursing.

NURS 360 Relational Practice in Crisis and Complexity

Effective date: September 2017

Learners will extend and develop their foundational knowledge, skills, and dispositions for effective nurse-client therapeutic relationships in situations that are difficult, contentious, or distressing. Learners explore the influence of power and oppression on individual and population health. Learners will examine historical patterns of racism, ethnocentricism, colonialism, and neocolonialism in relation to health and health care systems. Social justice, interprofessional collaboration, and relational ethics are used to promote a culturally safe and compassionate nursing practice. Learners will gain competences to provide care for critically ill and dying persons, encompassing physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs in a person and family-centered approach.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$218.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Nursing.

NURS 380 Nursing in Crisis and Complexity

Effective date: September 2017

Learners combine knowledge gained from previous and concurrent courses, and past clinical experiences to demonstrate clinical competence with minimal guidance from clinical instructors and supervising registered nurses, in preparation for senior Consolidated Practice Experiences (CPEs). Placements are in complex practice environments in the tertiary care setting, including medical and surgical cardiology, acute neurology, complex medicine and surgery, acute psychiatry, maternity, and pediatrics. Learners will practice under direct and indirect supervision. Learners are expected to complete weekly patient research assignments and critical reflections, incorporating theoretical knowledge, evidence-based or best practice, and personal clinical experience.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
4
Format
1 seminar hour and 12 work experience hours per week
Tuition
$947.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Nursing.

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