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Nursing 1050 Relational Nursing Theory I View Details
Develops a beginning knowledge base about the history and role of the nurse within the health care system and society. Will include an introduction to principles, concepts, and theories foundational to nursing practice. Particular emphasis is placed on the development of self, caring, and relational practice.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0

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Nursing 1051 Relational Nursing Theory II View Details
Examines the role of self within a broader social context, while the student develops an understanding of the concepts of nursing that promote health. Students will be introduced to the perspectives of health and health promotion, principles of primary health care, and social determinants of health.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 3-0

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Nursing 1080 Applied Anatomy and Physiology View Details
Examines the interrelationships of body organ systems, chemical and cellular aspects, and the normal organization, structure, and function of the human body. The concepts of metabolism, fundamental physiological needs, and homeostasis are introduced. All knowledge is applied to the clinical study of human body systems, including a systematic and holistic approach to body system assessments.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Offering: 3-3; 3-3

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Nursing 1092 Field Experience for Native Nursing Students View Details
This course is designed to provide the opportunity to apply the theory and practice the skills learned in Nursing 1110 and Nursing 1130. The student may choose an Aboriginal health related setting in their home community or in Thunder Bay.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Nursing 1110 and 1130
Notes: A two week non-credit required course. For Native Nursing students only.

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Nursing 1110 Communication for Native Students View Details
A practice-oriented course that examines selected aspects of communication theory related to professional nursing and cross- cultural communication. Students will be engaged in a variety of learning experiences including small group discussions, observation, role playing and simulation.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Notes: For Native Nursing students only

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Nursing 1120 Introduction to Human Biology for Native Nursing Students View Details
An introductory course that will examine the structure, function, and role of major body systems. The student will become familiar with biology terminology; apply scientific method for recording, observation, and reporting data; apply biological principles in relation to health disease - processes; and, be able to draw relationships between biology and the other health sciences.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Offering: 3-2; 3-2
Notes: For Native Nursing students only

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Nursing 1130 Professional Orientation for Native Nursing Students View Details
An introduction to the nursing profession including: history of nursing; history of Native nursing; Native health services and impact on health; roles and different levels of nurses. Guest speakers, including Native Elders and health professionals will present topics on: culture, values and cultural change; traditional approaches to health care; child rearing practices; and social and health problems arising from family disorientation.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Notes: For Native Nursing students only

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Nursing 1150 Study Skills/Logical Reasoning View Details
Formal instruction will cover such topics as time management; effective listening and note taking; how to research and write a term paper; memory learning; reading efficiently and summarizing textbooks; exam writing; giving seminars. Students will also complete a self-directed program on logical reasoning and reading comprehension that will improve problem-solving techniques.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 0-0
Notes: For Native Nursing students only

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Nursing 1351 Nursing Inquiry View Details
Promotes an understanding of professional knowledge in nursing by exploring what constitutes knowledge, information and evidence. A beginning appreciation of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies will be fostered including the development of critical reasoning skills in identifying, consuming, and applying appropriate forms of knowledge and information in nursing practice.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 3-0

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Nursing 1511 Relational Nursing Practice I View Details
Develops a knowledge base with an emphasis pertaining to the role of self within a professional therapeutic nurse-client relationship. Establishing and developing trust within the therapeutic nurse-client relationship through the use professional therapeutic communication skills will be emphasized within lecture, laboratory and clinical settings.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-3; 0-0

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Nursing 1512 Relational Nursing Practice 2 View Details
Building on previously learned concepts students will apply the concepts of functional health patterns in laboratory and clinical settings. Within clinical experiences students will apply the principles, concepts, and theories that promote the health and comfort of clients.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0-0; 1-2-4 (Lecture-Lab-Clinical)

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Nursing 2055 Adult Illness Concepts I View Details
Develops the student’s knowledge and understanding of the pathophysiological concepts of altered health states and application of the nursing process to the care of adults. The emphasis is on clinical manifestations of acute or chronic health alterations, physical assessment, diagnostics, and therapeutic nursing strategies to support clients as they move towards self-management of their health. A lab component offers students the opportunity to practise skills and interventions that promote the health and comfort of individuals.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0

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Nursing 2056 Adult Illness Concepts II View Details
Develops the student’s knowledge and understanding of the pathophysiological concepts of altered health states and application of the nursing process to the care of adults. This course is a continuation of Nursing 2055 - Adult Illness Concepts I.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 3-0

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Nursing 2110 Holistic Assessment View Details
Within a laboratory environment, the student will develop holistic assessement skills, including physical assessment, with a primary focus of promoting, protecting and supporting the health of individuals.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Biology 2030 and 2070
Offering: 0-3; 0-0
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Nursing 2139 Gerontology View Details
The student will be provided with an in-depth examination of the aging process. Relevant concerns of the aged will be discussed and the student will examine a major concern as it relates to the elderly of Thunder Bay. The focus is on the normal aspects of aging, although problem areas will be discussed as they relate to students' interests and needs.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Gerontology 2139
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Notes: This course is open to non-nursing students as well as nursing students.  Students who have previous credit in Nursing 3139/Gerontology 3139/Women's Studies 3139 may not take Nursing 2139/Gerontology 2139/Women's Studies 2139 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Nursing 2212 Health and Wellness Concepts I View Details
Develops the student’s understanding of biopsychosocial development across the lifespan and the nursing application of this knowledge across the continuum of care. Concepts of primary health care of the individual and family, diversity, health promotion, health protection and risk reduction, supportive and palliative care are integrated.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0

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Nursing 2213 Health and Wellness Concepts II View Details
Develops the student’s understanding of holistic nursing practice with an emphasis on providing ethical nursing care, which is responsive to diverse needs of patients and families. The focus is on integrating personal and professional values and beliefs in relation to the roles and responsibilities of a professional nurse and as a contributing member of the inter-professional team.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 3-0

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Nursing 2410 Health in Chronic and Terminal Conditions View Details
This course introduces concepts and theories which consider the maintenance and promotion of health and quality of life during fluctuating levels of client health and illness. Emphasis is placed on the caring of clients with chronic and terminal illnesses throughout the lifespan. Students will develop awareness of barriers to optimal health care, and the role of the nurse in a multidisciplinary health team.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Nursing 2511 Relational Nursing Practice 3 View Details
Laboratory and clinical practice provides the student with the opportunity to build on previously learned knowledge and skills in order to work collaboratively with the patient/client experiencing altered health states in providing supportive care.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-3-8; 0-0-0

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Nursing 2520 Relational Nursing Practice 4 View Details
Provides the student with the opportunity to apply the nursing process in working with adults with altered health states. Students are expected to provide nursing care that supports clients as they progress towards self-management of their health and wellness. In addition to weekly clinical practice, students will complete an integrated two-week clinical practicum.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Offering: 0-0-0; 0-3-16

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Nursing 2700 Integrated Nursing Sciences I View Details
Develops the student’s knowledge and understanding of selected principles and therapies in pharmacology, nutrition and microbiology that affect health and wellness. The focus is on the role and responsibilities of the nurse related to drug classifications, actions, and delivery of medications; healthy diet and nutritional supplements; microbial cell biology and host responses to pathogens; and general issues for patient populations with medical conditions. A lab component offers students the opportunity to practise therapeutic skills to promote or restore health and/or to prevent disease in individuals.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Offering: 3-0; 3-0

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Nursing 3031 Childbearing Family Theory View Details
Focuses on the normal physiological changes and nursing care throughout the childbearing continuum from pre-conception through to pregnancy, labor and birth, postpartum and the neonatal period. Additional topics will be covered relevant to childbearing families including reproductive issues, sexually transmitted infections and methods of family planning. High risk obstetric and neonatal conditions will also be covered.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Corequisite(s):

Nursing 3032 and 3511

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Nursing 3032 Child and Youth Theory View Details
Focuses on alterations in the health of children and youth within the context of the family. The student will gain an appreciation of the lived experience of children and develop an understanding of the principles, concepts, and challenges unique to their health. The rights of young persons are emphasized through exploration of the fundamental concepts of resilience, social positioning, epigenetics and social justice. Students will develop an understanding of advanced assessment skills and holistic nursing care to address children’s health promotion, restoration and rehabilitation needs.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Corequisite(s):

Nursing 3031 and 3511

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Nursing 3033 Family Theory View Details
Focuses on family health nursing within the context of diverse families and communities. Students will explore concepts and theories relevant to the health of individuals and families within the family context. The emphasis will be on the ways in which nurses can promote health and wellness, prevent illness risks, and plan for individualized nursing care tailored to the uniqueness of each family system.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0

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Nursing 3034 Mental Health/Illness Theory View Details
Develops the student’s knowledge and understanding of the principles, concepts, and therapies that affect health and wellness for clients with the lived experience of acute and/or chronic mental illness. The focus is on the role and responsibilities of the nurse related to recognizing and responding to clinical manifestations of mental illness, holistic assessment of client needs, diagnostics, psychopharmacology, and therapeutic nursing strategies to rehabilitate clients as they move towards optimal health and wellbeing.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Corequisite(s):

Nursing 3035, 3512 and 3513

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Nursing 3035 Complex Care of Older Adults View Details
Examines concepts and theories relevant to older-adult aging and to the holistic health and function of older persons. Included are the heterogeneity of older adults, normal aging changes, and health-related conditions and their causes. Also examined are environmental and socially constructed conditions that influence gerontological-nursing practice and ultimately older-adult wellbeing. The focus will be on broad approaches to risk identification and protection.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Corequisite(s):

Nursing 3034, 3512 and 3513

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Nursing 3036 Community and Population Nursing View Details
Expands on the student’s knowledge and understanding of primary health care concepts and their application to community health nursing and population health, and the nurse as part of a multidisciplinary/inter-professional team. The emphasis will be on the role of the nurse in the community using Canadian community health nursing standards and practice and the population health promotion framework. Concepts of healthy public policy, social justice, determinants of health, community assessment and development, program planning and evaluation, epidemiology, health education and empowerment are fundamental concepts.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 3-0

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Nursing 3250 Community Cancer Care View Details
An introductory exploration of current cancer care modalities and concepts, designed to meet the needs of students in health programs and professionals working in northern, rural and remote communities. Theories and principles underlying community cancer care focusing on epidemiology, research, health care policy, primary health care, and ethical challenges. The role of the health care professional will be discussed as it relates to providing community-based cancer care across the lifespan.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Nursing 3450 Introduction to Case Management View Details
See Gerontology Courses, Gerontology 3450, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Gerontology 3450/Social Work 3450
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Nursing 3511 Relational Nursing Practice 5 View Details
Students will complete clinical practice in either childbearing OR child/youth settings, focusing on holistic assessments to recognize normal variations and deviations in these populations, and strategies to promote/protect health.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Corequisite(s):

Nursing 3031 and 3032

Offering: 0-0-8; or 0-0-8

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Nursing 3512 Relational Nursing Practice 6 View Details
Provides opportunities to apply the nursing process to adults with acute and/or chronic mental illness conditions. The emphasis of this experience is the continued application of previously learned and newly acquired knowledge and skill in the lab and clinical environment. Students are expected to provide holistic nursing care that supports the rehabilitation of clients as they move towards self-management of their health.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Corequisite(s):

Nursing 3034, 3035 and 3513

Offering: 0-0-8; or 0-0-8

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Nursing 3513 Relational Nursing Practice 7 View Details
Allows students to examine health-affecting conditions in older-adults more specifically, including causative factors and broad approaches to preventing and intervening in harmful conditions and addressing them if they occur. In clinical experiences with older adults, students will employ knowledge as they respond to the comprehensive and holistic needs of older adults both as individuals and as a population.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Corequisite(s):

Nursing 3034, 3035 and 3512

Offering: 0-0-8; or 0-0-8

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Nursing 4050 Nursing Leadership View Details
Expands the student’s knowledge and understanding of professional autonomy, identity and leadership practices. The focus is on leadership theories, concepts and skills necessary to provide high-quality nursing care. Delegation, decision-making, budgeting and strategies to influence health care policy are addressed. Students will gain knowledge of tools and processes that enhance leadership ability and gain insight into their own leadership style and its impact on others. From a leadership perspective, students will explore a range of ethical values and issues in practice including social justice, health equity, and regulatory issues, recognizing and responding to moral and ethical problems and dilemmas.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Corequisite(s):

Nursing 4051 and 4111

Offering: 6-0; 0-0

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Nursing 4051 Nursing Research View Details
Focuses on knowledge acquisition of the research process, including appraisal of evidence, application of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, critical reasoning, and the key steps of the research process. The emphasis will be on evidence informed practice, research and organizational change, research ethics, and an introduction to project management.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Corequisite(s):

Nursing 4050 and 4111

Offering: 6-0; 0-0

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Nursing 4055 Interprofessional Education and Wellness View Details
See School of Kinesiology, Kinesiology Courses, Kinesiology 4055, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Kinesiology 4055/Gerontology 4055/Social Work 4055
Grade Scheme: Pass/Fail
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Nursing 4111 Advanced Topics in Nursing View Details
Provides students will the opportunity to participate in advanced topic seminars reflecting a range of complex care situations focusing on problem identification and resolution, ethical problem solving within organizational contexts, relational care with individuals, families and communities and within inter-professional teams. Student will have an opportunity to focus in a particular clinical setting to communicate effectively while learning to advocate in a variety of relational contexts. Application of evidence-informed practice will be integrated into classroom discussion, assignments and discourses.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Corequisite(s):

Nursing 4050 and 4051

Offering: 6-0; 0-0

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Nursing 4272 Occupational Health and Safety View Details
This course is designed to provide the students with knowledge and an understanding of occupational health and safety concepts in the industrial and institutional settings. This will include lectures/seminars on health and safety legislation, nature of settings (management, administrative and economic), industrial relations, occupational health services and practices. Reference will be made to occupational health diseases, toxicology and ergonomic problems which affect the worker.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Business 4298
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Notes: This course is open to non-nursing students and may be taken as an elective by nursing students in Years 2, 3, or 4 of the program.
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Nursing 4274 Advanced Topics in Nursing View Details
A topic of current interest in nursing will be studied in depth. This course may be taken twice providing the topics are different.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Nursing 4501 Relational Nursing Practice 8 View Details
Provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate integration and synthesis of previously-acquired and new nursing and related knowledge, attitudes and skills in carrying out safe and effective nursing practice in collaboration with the patient/client and the health care team.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Corequisite(s):

Nursing 4502 and 4503

Offering: 0-0-40; or 0-0-40

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Nursing 4502 Relational Nursing Practice 9 View Details
Affords students with the opportunity to demonstrate integration and synthesis of previously-acquired and new nursing and related knowledge, attitudes and skills in carrying out safe and effective nursing practice in collaboration with the patient/client and the health care team. Students’ practice will demonstrate integration of leadership and advocacy concepts.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Corequisite(s): Nursing 4501 and 4503
Offering: 0-0-40; or 0-0-40

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Nursing 4503 Relational Nursing Practice 10 View Details
Offers students the opportunity to demonstrate integration and synthesis of previously-acquired and new nursing and related knowledge, attitudes and skills in carrying out safe and effective nursing practice within the community health care team and collaboratively with individual patient/client.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Corequisite(s):

Nursing 4501 and 4502

Offering: 0-0-40; or 0-0-40

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