Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Nursing (Non-Thesis): Direct Entry Nursing (58 credits)

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

Program Requirements

The Master of Science, Applied; Nursing (Non-Thesis) - Direct Entry Nursing Concentration, established in 1974, remains the only one of its kind in Canada. This three-year program is tailored to the university graduate with a general degree and no previous preparation in nursing or other health care professions. Candidates complete entry-to-practice preparation in nursing while also completing graduate-level studies in nursing. Students must first successfully complete a 10-month, 41-credit Qualifying year (QY) of study before applying to the M.Sc.A. in Nursing; Non-Thesis - Direct-Entry Year I (29 credits) and Year II (26 credits). By the end of M.Sc.A. Year I, students are eligible to practice as nursing externs during the summer break, in accordance with the regulations of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) (i.e., the Quebec Order of Nurses – the provincial licensing board). Upon completion of M.Sc.A. Year II, graduates are eligible to write the OIIQ exams.

Required Courses

  • IPEA 502 Patient-Centred Care in Action

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    IPEA : A half day activity, including preparatory work, introducing students to a simulated patient/family centred care scenario in which they will be working in interprofessional teams to develop a plan of care.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • 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 2017

    Instructors: Céline Gélinas (Fall)

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

  • NUR2 516 Perspectives on Global Health (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Nursing : An overview of the main issues in global health studies, approaches by which to understand these issues, and the importance of making reasoned links between the key global health studies concepts.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jodi Louise Tuck (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to students registered in the M.Sc. (Applied) in Nursing (Global Health area of study) and to Direct-Entry Qualifying year students or with permission from the instructor

  • NUR2 607 Childhood Nursing (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : This course aims to understand the biological, psychological, and sociocultural perspectives of children 0-18 years and their families using a strength-based nursing framework. This course will go beyond the traditional developmental approach to nursing children and will explore new ways of thinking about their care.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Argerie Tsimicalis, Jodi Louise Tuck (Fall)

  • NUR2 609 Nursing Care of Children and their Families (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Clinical experience working with selected children/adolescents and their families in an acute hospital setting. The focus will be on learning to nurse children/adolescents experiencing illness during an admission to an acute health care facility.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Amanda Cervantes, Stephanie Welsh (Fall)

  • NUR2 610 Ambulatory/Community Care (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Clinical experience in the community/ambulatory settings integrating concepts related to acute and chronic health concerns within a family-centered framework.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Francoise Filion (Winter)

  • NUR2 611 Seminar in Nursing 2 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Students continue to gain advanced knowledge of the processes, mechanisms, and principles that promote health and support healing during normative change, illness, and other unexpected events or crises. Through the study of theory, examination of empirical evidence, and discussion of clinical experiences, students develop a philosophical orientation and a value driven approach to nursing to guide their nursing practice with individuals and families.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Heather Dawn Hart, Vasiliki Bitzas (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken NUR2 611D1/D2

  • 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 2017

    Instructors: John Pringle (Fall)

  • NUR2 616 Advanced Clinical Skills (4 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Supervised clinical experiences in health care agencies are aimed at developing competence in technical and family nursing skills at an advanced level. Experience is determined on an individual basis according to learning needs and the student's area of interest.

    Terms: Summer 2018

    Instructors: Josée Bonneau (Summer)

  • NUR2 623 Clinical Assessment and Therapeutics (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Development of skills in the medical-nursing assessment and management of patients and families dealing with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Includes instruction in history-taking and physical assessment.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Madeleine Buck, Vanessa Wrzesien (Fall)

  • 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 2018

    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 2018

    Instructors: Sonia Elizabeth Semenic, Andraea Van Hulst (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 2017

    Instructors: Susan E Drouin (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 2018

    Instructors: Susan E Drouin, Anita J Gagnon (Winter)

  • NUR2 634 Clinical Assessment and Therapeutics 2 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : This course focuses on building upon the knowledge and competence acquired in medical, surgical and nursing management of major illnesses affecting Canadians. Emphasis will be placed on developing the ability to analyze and critique varied pathological challenges as well as particular responses to specific pathologies using best practice guidelines. Symptom management, drug and dietary management and patient education will be assessed to better understand the impact this has on the health outcomes of individuals and populations.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Madeleine Buck, Vanessa Wrzesien (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): NUR2 623

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken NUR1 324.

  • NUR2 637 Clinical Nursing Specialization (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : This course provides students with the opportunity to focus on a specialty clinical area of their choice. This specialty could include any age group in acute care, specialty care setting or community/public health setting. This will allow an opportunity to care for a specific population of patients with unique health challenges related to their illness and the resulting impact on their family and support networks and resources, complex, unpredictable, and/or intense health needs; expansion or acquisition of new knowledge and skills and role autonomy extending beyond traditional scopes of nursing practice.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Heather Dawn Hart (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): NUR2 609, NUR2 610, NUR2 616

    • Restriction(s): Only open to students in the MSc(A) Nursing - Direct Entry Nursing concentration. Not open to students who have taken NUR2 625.

  • NUR2 638 Clinical Nursing Consolidation (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : This course will provide students with the opportunity to consolidate acquired clinical skills, nursing theory and previous clinical courses in an acute care setting.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Elaine M Doucette, Mélanie Gauthier (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 2017

    Instructors: Annie Chevrier, Catherine-Anne Miller (Fall)

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Franco Carnevale, Marianna Sofronas (Winter)

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