Courses and Programs

Nursing for Fall 2017

NURS6010
Research in Nursing I: Quantitative Methods


CRN: 63178
Instructor(s): Lukewich, Julia


Description
This course is designed to facilitate development of skills in the application of quantitative research methodologies to nursing problems and the interpretation of descriptive/inferential statistical tests. The student will be expected to demonstrate competence in critiquing research articles, developing research questions, completing a literature review on a nursing problem, selecting appropriate statistical tests for analyzing data and interpreting test results. PR: An undergraduate or graduate statistics course taken within 5 years of admission to the MN program. PR: N6250 Foundations for Nursing Practice. (3 credit hours)

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

NURS6011
Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing


CRN: 46232
Instructor(s): Small, Sandra P


Description
This course enables students to expand their understanding of philosophy as it pertains to the development of nursing knowledge and build on their knowledge of nursing theory. The emphasis is on analyzing philosophical and theoretical foundations that shape nursing as a discipline and a professional practice. The core topics addressed are philosophy of science; nursing science; ontology of the discipline; epistemology of the discipline; nursing theory; relationships among nursing theory, research, and practice; and knowledge utilization in nursing practice. PR: N6250 Foundations for Nursing Practice. (3 credit hours)

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

NURS6012
Stats for Adv Nursing Practice


CRN: 66657
Instructor(s): Lukewich, Julia


Description
This course enables students to expand their understanding of philosophy as it pertains to the development of nursing knowledge and build on their knowledge of nursing theory. The emphasis is on analyzing philosophical and theoretical foundations that shape nursing as a discipline and a professional practice. The core topics addressed are philosophy of science; nursing science; ontology of the discipline; epistemology of the discipline; nursing theory; relationships among nursing theory, research, and practice; and knowledge utilization in nursing practice. PR: N6250 Foundations for Nursing Practice. (3 credit hours)

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

NURS6031
Education in Nursing


CRN: 63182
Instructor(s): Snow, Nicole


Description
This course focuses on student-centered teaching and active learning within a constructivist framework. Learners will reflect on their views towards nursing education and compare this to current research. They will explore adult learning principles, active learning principles, and methods of encouraging the development of critical thinking. Discussion related to facilitating learning in online communities, classroom settings, and clinical areas occurs. The legal and ethical issues related to assessment of classroom, online and clinical learning are explored. The concept of a student-centered curriculum is discussed. Learners have an opportunity to apply active learning strategies in a facilitated learning situation. PR: N6250 Foundations for Nursing Practice. (3 credit hours)

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

NURS6240
Nursing Individuals and Families Through Life Transitions


CRN: 66659
Instructor(s): Small, Sandra P


Description
This course involves an examination of theoretical and research knowledge needed by advanced practice nurses for the provision of care to individuals and families experiencing life transitions. The core concepts addressed are life transitions (developmental, situational, and illness related) and stress, coping, and health outcomes. Evidence-based interventions that advanced practice nurses use to assist individuals and families who are experiencing life transitions are explored. PR: N6250 Foundations for Nursing Practice and N6011 Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing. (3 credit hours)

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

NURS6250
Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice


CRN: 61600
Instructor(s): Stevens, L. Kathleen


Description
This course will help students develop professional and academic skills required for success in graduate studies and for evidence-informed decision making in advanced nursing practice. One area of emphasis will be on developing writing competencies for scholarly work. Topics will include mechanics of writing, building and defending arguments, locating information, critical reading, evaluating various forms of knowledge, writing integrative literature reviews, and presenting the results of these in different formats. The second area of emphasis will be on in-depth exploration of the different competencies associated with, and their application to, advanced nursing practice. (3 credit hours). Note: This course is pre-requisite to all other courses for practicum option students, although students may take this course as a co-requisite with others in the first term of the program.

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

NURS6251
Writing Skills for Nurse Practitioners


CRN: 61606
Instructor(s): Moralejo, Donna


Description
This course will help students develop academic skills required for success in graduate studies. The area of emphasis will be on developing writing competencies for scholarly work. Topics will include mechanics of writing, building and defending arguments, locating information, critical reading, evaluating various forms of knowledge, writing integrative literature reviews and presenting the results of these in different written formats. (1 credit hour). PR: Admission to the NP program. Note: This course is pre-requisite to all other courses for MN-NP option students, although students may take this course as a co-requisite with others in the first term of the program. Students who have transferred from the practicum option and have credit for N6250 Foundations for Nursing Practice will have this course waived.

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

NURS6660
MN Practicum I


CRN: 61608
Instructor(s): Moralejo, Donna


Description
In the first practicum course, students propose a practicum project that will provide them with the opportunity for integration and synthesis of philosophical perspectives, theories, research and skills that have been acquired in the previous course work. The project also provides students with the opportunity for application of skills and material learned in previous course work and for development of further knowledge in a selected area of interest, as well as for demonstration of advanced nursing practice competencies. Practicum projects will vary from student to student and are negotiated with the course professor. In the first practicum course, students develop a written proposal for the project and conduct a comprehensive review of the literature. Depending on their project, they may consult with colleagues or assess available resources if they are developing educational materials or policies. If their project involves implementation of existing educational materials or policies, they may develop an implementation or evaluation plan. An interim practicum report is expected at the end of the first practicum course which includes an outline of activities for the second course and a reflection of progress to date in terms of advanced nursing practice competencies. Students are expected to revise all documents (e.g., proposal, literature review, reports) during the term based on feedback. Work that is unsatisfactory after a maximum of 3 drafts will constitute a failure and inability to progress to the next practicum. Activities cannot be carried out until plans are approved by the course professor. PR: all required courses. (3 credit hours)

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

NURS6703
Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Practicum I


CRN: 59855
Instructor(s): Duke, Valda


Description
This course focuses on the role of the advanced practice nurse in performing comprehensive health assessments on clients across the lifespan. Analyses and critique of various frameworks essential to advanced health assessment will be discussed. Emphasis will be on comprehensive health assessments including history taking, physical examination, synthesis, critical analysis and interpretation of health data. For their clinical component, students will preceptor in a healthcare setting by either a nurse practitioner or physician (39 hours lecture, 104 hours clinical and 24-36 hours residency) (4 credit hours)

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

NURS6802
Family/All Ages Clinical Decision Making III


CRN: 61744
Instructor(s): Emberley-Burke, Wanda Jocelyn


Description
The course will focus on the advanced practice nurse's role in the diagnosis and clinical management of health problems in individuals and families across the lifespan. Emphasis will be on the development of diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making skills within the scope of practice of a primary care nurse practitioner. A systematic approach to patient assessment and management of health problems will be discussed. The course integrates knowledge acquired in previous courses. Content will also revolve around discussion and promotion of healthy lifestyle practices and coping strategies. Dialogue will occur around establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with the client and healthcare professionals in practice. Students will preceptor in a healthcare setting by a physician for the clinical component. (39 hours lecture, 104 hours clinical) (4 credit hours)

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

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