Courses and Programs

Nursing for Spring 2019

NURS6012
Statistics for Advanced Practice Nursing


Offered during Spring Session
CRN: 91919
Instructor(s): Lukewich, Julia


Description
(3 credit hours) This course provides Master of Nursing (MN) students with an understanding of foundational concepts in statistics and advanced statistical analysis methods commonly used in quantitative healthcare research. Students will learn how to critically appraise statistical methods utilized in published research/reports, and to identify issues with planning and conducting analysis in research. Links between research design and appropriateness of statistical analyses will be emphasized. In addition, students will utilize IBM SPSS Statistics to conduct and interpret statistical tests.

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.

NURS6100
Research in Nursing 2: Qualitative Methods


Offered during Spring Session
CRN: 91921
Instructor(s): Small, Sandra P


Description
(3 credit hours) This course will focus on developing the ability to critique and conduct qualitative research through an understanding of the philosophical and theoretical basis of qualitative methodologies, the methods used, and the problems confronted in attempting to use these methods in developing nursing knowledge. Qualitative methodologies, such as phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and action research will be explored in some depth. (prerequisite or co-requisite: N6011)

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.

NURS6221
Population Based Nursing


Offered during Spring Session
CRN: 89959
Instructor(s): Maddigan, W. Joy


Description
(3 credit hours) This course involves an examination of theoretical and research knowledge related to the key domains of the population health framework: influencing personal health practices, creating supportive environments and building community capacity, reorienting health services, and healthy public policy. Core concepts explored include risk, generating and interpreting rates from population health data to identify priority problems, and determinants of health. Emphasis is placed on the critical appraisal of population-based interventions, including screening programs, for selected high-priority population health problems, assessing their strengths, limitations, applicability to different problems, and effectiveness. The roles of nurses, advanced nursing practice and nursing leadership in population health will be explored.

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
Individuals and Families Through Life Transitions


Offered during Spring Session
CRN: 92291
Instructor(s): Small, Sandra P


Description
(3 credit hours) 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.

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 1


Offered during Spring Session
CRN: 92494
Instructor(s): Moralejo, Donna ; Meadus, Robert ; Snow, Nicole ; Maddigan, W. Joy; Bruneau, Jill E. E.


Description
(3 credit hours) 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. Activities cannot be carried out until plans are approved by the course professor. (prerequisite: All required courses including N6020 or N6031)

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.

NURS6661
MN Practicum 2


Offered during Spring Session
CRN: 90642
Instructor(s): Moralejo, Donna


Description
(3 credit hours) In the second practicum course, students continue to implement their project, following the original proposal and the plans outlined in the interim report at the end of the first practicum course. For example, students will develop educational materials or policies based on their literature review and consultations with colleagues, or they will implement existing educational materials or policies based on their implementation and evaluation plan. They will share what they have done and accomplished in presentations to their colleagues and they will write a final practicum report that includes all materials generated during the two courses, e.g., literature review, reports of consultations or evaluation, developed educational materials or policies. The 8 | P a g e final report includes a summary of advanced nursing practice competencies demonstrated by the student, illustrated with examples. (prerequisite: N6660)

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.

NURS6705
Pharmacotherapy and Therapeutics


Offered during Spring Session
CRN: 88855
Instructor(s): Bruneau, Jill E. E.


Description
(3 credit hours) In this course students will critically appraise and interpret concepts integral to pharmacotherapy across the lifespan. Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of selected classes of medications will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the application of knowledge required to prescribe and monitor medication use within the scope of practice for nurse practitioners. Integration of knowledge from pharmacology will be used in teaching and counseling patients in nutrition and complementary therapies for common disease conditions. (39 hours lecture). (prerequisite: N6704)

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.

NURS6706
Nurse Practitioner Roles and Practice Issues


Offered during Spring Session
CRN: 92293
Instructor(s): Power-Kean, Kelly Marie


Description
(3 credit hours) The focus of this course is on the role of the advanced practice nurse in the context of current and future health care realities. The examination and critique of various advanced nursing practice models, and their implementation will be discussed. Models and methods for program development and evaluation will be explored. (prerequisite: N6703 and N6704)

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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