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

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

Program Requirements

This concentration prepares a student for the multifaceted role of nurse practitioner in intermediate, acute, and critical care in neonatology. The nurse practitioner will acquire the necessary knowledge/understanding required to practice in a collaborative manner in providing services designed to deal with the health care needs and problems of neonates and their families in a variety of settings. The main focus is for the student to remember, understand, and apply critical thinking in all aspects of practice. The nurse practitioner is expected to function at various levels in educating families/co-workers, consultation, liaison, and managerial skills. These areas are addressed within the curriculum.

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 644 Pharmacology for Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Health and illness management issues for nurse practitioners in neonatology.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Linda Morneault (Winter)

  • NUR2 660 Reasoning in Neonatology 1 (6 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Advanced nursing management of illnesses of the newborn. Pathophysiology, decision making, and interventions for advanced nursing practice. Some topics include pregnancy, labour and delivery, as well as fluid management, respiratory problems and surgical emergencies.

    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.

    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in the M.Sc.(A.) in Nursing [neonatal nurse practitioner specialization] or the Graduate Diploma in Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.

  • NUR2 661 Reasoning in Neonatology 2 (6 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Advanced nursing management of illnesses of the newborn. Pathophysiology, decision making, and interventions for advanced nursing practice. Some topics include genetic evaluation, as well as cardiovascular, renal and neurological problems.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Linda Morneault (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in the M.Sc.(A.) in Nursing [neonatal nurse practitioner specialization] or the Graduate Diploma in Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.

  • NUR2 662 Reasoning in Neonatology 3 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : In depth examination of nursing management of illnesses of the newborn.

    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.

    • Prerequisites: NUR2 660 and NUR2 661

    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in the M.Sc.(A.) in Nursing [neonatal nurse practitioner specialization] or the Graduate Diploma in Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.

  • NUR2 664 Neonatal Health Assessment (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : This course is intended to develop advanced skills in health assessment and physical exam of clients in a focus population of the neonate and their families. Content in history and interviewing processes, physical examination diagnostic tests and interventions, documentation of findings and appropriate follow-up processes is provided.

    Terms: Summer 2018

    Instructors: Linda Morneault (Summer)

    • Restrictions: Open only to students in the Nurse Practitioner stream of the MSc(A) in Nursing; Non-Thesis program.

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