Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Nursing (Non-Thesis): Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (45 credits)

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

Program Requirements

**NEW PROGRAM**

This program trains graduate-level nurses to take on an advanced practice role. Mental Health Nurse Practitioners assume responsibility for tasks related to physical assessment, clinical impressions, and treatment within legally sanctioned, pre-determined conditions that have traditionally been exclusive to medical practice

Required Courses (45 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 2017

    Instructors: Céline Gélinas (Fall)

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

  • NUR2 608 Seminar in Nursing 1 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Students 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. The orientation to practice is Strengths-Based Nursing.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Heather Dawn Hart, Vasiliki Bitzas, Linda McHarg (Fall)

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

  • 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 617 Clinical in Family Systems Nursing 1 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : This course develops the knowledge and skills required to enhance the health of families. Family health has to do with ways of learning, developing, relating,behaving, and thinking which promote physical and psychological well-being. It involves coping with adversity by developing or drawing on family and individual strengths, as well as external resources. From the foundational perspective of Strengths-Based Nursing, students will learn approaches to family engagement and assessment using theoretically and empirically grounded strategies for working with families.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Heather Dawn Hart, Gillian Taylor (Fall)

  • NUR2 618 Clinical in Family Systems Nursing 2 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Splitting the course will ensure that students are evaluated at the end of each term and promotion, or not, to the Winter term can be justified accordingly. Also, students who need to go on a leave at the end of the Fall term are at a disadvantage because at present they need to repeat the whole year, whereas splitting the course will ensure that they only need to repeat the term they have missed.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Heather Dawn Hart, Gillian Taylor (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 2018

    Instructors: Susan E Drouin (Winter)

  • 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)

  • NUR2 647 Pharmacology for Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Advanced concepts in pharmacology for mental health nurse practitioners, including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics. Students will learn decision-making skills and problem-solving in the domain of clinical pharmacology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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

  • NUR2 690 Reasoning in Mental Health 1 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Advanced nursing concepts in preventive mental health care of individuals across the lifespan. Students will learn advanced concepts in psychopathology, how to conduct a thorough mental state evaluation (MSE) and assessment of psychological disorders using an integrative/multidimensional approach that is biopsychosocial, person and familycentered, and culturally sensitive.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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

  • NUR2 691 Reasoning in Mental Health 2 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Advanced nursing management of disorders in the realm of feeding and eating, sleep and sleep-wake cycles, sexuality, identity and gender dysphoria using an integrative/multidimensional approach that is biopsychosocial, person and family-centered, and culturally sensitive. Pathophysiology, decision making and problem solving skills as well as interventions will be explored at length for each disorder.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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

  • NUR2 692 Reasoning in Mental Health 3 (4 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Advanced nursing concepts in mood disorders, suicidal risk and generalized anxiety disorders. Students will learn the pathophysiology, investigation and management of mood disorders, suicidal risk and anxiety disorders using an integrative/multidimensional approach that is biopsychosocial, person and family-centered, and culturally sensitive. Pathophysiology, decision making and problem solving skills as well as interventions will be explored at length for each disorder.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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

  • NUR2 693 Reasoning in Mental Health 4 (4 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Advanced nursing concepts in cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic disorders. Students will learn the pathophysiology, investigation and management of cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic disorders using an integrative/multidimensional approach that is biopsychosocial, person and family-centered, and culturally sensitive. Pathophysiology, decision making and problem solving skills as well as interventions will be explored at length for each disorder.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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

  • NUR2 694 Reasoning in Mental Health 5 (4 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Advanced nursing concepts in personality disorders, substance use and addictive disorders, impulse-control disorders, and notions of self or otherdirected violence. Students will learn the pathophysiology, investigation and management of disorders related to personality, substance use and addiction, impulse-control and dangerosity using an integrative/multidimensional approach that is biopsychosocial, person and family-centered, and culturally sensitive. Pathophysiology, decision making and problem solving skills as well as interventions will be explored at length for each disorder.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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

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