Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Nursing (Non-Thesis): Clinical Nurse Specialist (48 credits)

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Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing     Degree: Master of Science Applied

Program Requirements

This program is currently not offered.

This concentration is a two-year program. Part-time studies over three to five years are also an option for students. The core content of the CNS concentration prepares students for advanced practice nursing roles in diverse settings and with diverse populations. Content is organized based on the McGill Model of Nursing and focuses on such areas as family intervention, collaborative practice, and working with family strengths and resources. Through clinical courses, students engage in advanced clinical assessments and interventions and develop greater capacities to reflect purposefully and in-depth on their nursing practice. Students also develop knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods, engage in a systematic study of a clinically based nursing problem, and disseminate knowledge relevant to clinical practice.

Required Courses (42 credits)

  • NUR2 515 Applied Statistics for Nursing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : Principles of data analysis and statistical inference with an emphasis on the utilization and interpretation of analysis of variance and regression procedures in nursing research. An additional emphasis will be on critiquing data analysis in current nursing research articles.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Céline Gélinas (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): PSYC 204 or Undergraduate Introductory-Level Statistics Course

  • NUR2 612 Research Methods in Nursing 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Basic knowledge and skills needed to conduct research. The philosophy and principles of scientific inquiry, research design, sampling, techniques of data collection, ethics, and incorporating research into practice are discussed with emphasis for nursing.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Lisa Alison Merry (Fall)

  • NUR2 624 Clinical Laboratory in Nursing 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Field experience in nursing, incorporating extensive assessment, experimentation and evaluation of differing nursing approaches.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Susan E Drouin (Winter)

  • NUR2 626 Professional Issues in Nursing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : An examination of theories of learning and organizational behaviour as related to the preparation of nurses for the delivery of health care services. Implications of these theories for the assessment, development, and evaluation of nursing programs will be investigated.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Susan E Drouin (Winter)

  • NUR2 630 Clinical Project 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Identification of a clinical problem and development of a project to test or implement best-practice approaches.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Margaret A Purden, Lisa Alison Merry, Sandra Pelaez, Sonia Elizabeth Semenic (Winter)

  • NUR2 631 Clinical Project 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Implementation of a project plan related to best practice approaches in health care delivery.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Lisa Alison Merry, Margaret A Purden, Ariella Lang (Fall)

  • NUR2 632 Clinical Project 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Writing study findings from course NUR2 631 in the form of a paper for publication that should include: abstract, literature review, study purpose, methods, results and discussion. Oral presentation of the study findings to the McGill nursing community would take place at the School toward the end of the course.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Lisa Alison Merry, Margaret A Purden, Ariella Lang (Winter)

  • NUR2 640 Clinical Reasoning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Advanced pathophysiology of diseases across the lifespan, decision-making, and interventions for advanced practice related to illness management in a multiple-problem context, including independent clinical reasoning in the management of health and illness concerns.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Annie Chevrier, Jodi Louise Tuck (Fall)

  • NUR2 641 Clinical Reasoning 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Advanced pathophysiology and advanced practice interventions in selected illness situations and in a multiple-problem context, including independent clinical reasoning in the management of health and illness concerns.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken NUR2 641.

  • NUR2 642 Ethics in Advanced Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Analysis of common as well as complex ethical issues in advanced nursing practice. General ethical standards for professional practice are reviewed as well as selected controversies.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Franco Carnevale, Marianna Sofronas (Winter)

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

Any 500-level course or higher in consultation with the Adviser for this concentration.

Ingram School of Nursing—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 26, 2016) (disclaimer)