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

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

Program Requirements

This concentration was developed in order to train graduate-level nurses to take on this advanced practice role. Primary Care Nurse Practitioners assume responsibility for tasks related to physical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment within legally sanctioned, pre-determined conditions that have traditionally been exclusive to medical practice. The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner concentration focuses on a wide range of acute and chronic health concerns across the life span.

Required Courses

  • 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 646 Pharmacology for Primary Care Nurse Practitioners (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Through case presentations, discussions and readings students achieve familiarity with basic concepts of pharmacology including special considerations for various patient populations.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Yannick Mélançon Laître (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in the M.Sc.(A.) in Nursing; Non-Thesis - Primary Care Nurse Practitioner or the Graduate Certificate in Theory in Primary Care.

  • NUR2 670 Reasoning in Primary Care 1 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : In this course students will learn decision making/problem solving in the acute presentation of illness as well as the follow up of chronic stable disease of the male and female reproductive system, their role in prenatal care and family planning.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Yannick Mélançon Laître (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in the M.Sc.(A.) in Nursing (primary care nurse practitioner specialization) or the Graduate Certificate in Theory in Primary Care

  • NUR2 671 Reasoning in Primary Care 2 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Decision making/problem solving in the acute presentation of illness as well as the follow-up of chronic stable disease in paediatric populations.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Yannick Mélançon Laître (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: NUR2 670

    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in the M.Sc.(A.) in Nursing (primary care nurse practitioner specialization) or the Graduate Certificate Theory in Primary Care.

  • NUR2 672 Reasoning in Primary Care 3 (4 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Decision making/problem solving in the follow-up of both chronic stable medical conditions in the following body systems: neurological, muscular, rheumatologic, and peripheral vascular. Familiarity is achieived and competence in recognizing conditions in these same bodily systems that present acutely in undifferentiated patients.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Yannick Mélançon Laître (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: NUR2 670 and NUR2 671

    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in the M.Sc.(A.) in Nursing (primary care nurse practitioner specialization) or the Graduate Certificate in Theory in Primary Care.

  • NUR2 673 Reasoning in Primary Care 4 (4 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Decision making/problem solving in the follow up of both chronic stable medical conditions in the following body systems: cardiac, respiratory, and gastrointestinal. Familiarity and competence is achieved in recognizing conditions in these same bodily systems that present acutely in undifferentiated patients and knowing their appropriate disposition.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Yannick Mélançon Laître, Patrick Casey, Grzegorz Sobieraj, Lisa Pichovich, Caroline Normand (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: NUR2 672

    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in the M.Sc.(A.) in Nursing (primary care nurse practitioner specialization) or the Graduate Certificate Theory in Primary Care

  • NUR2 674 Reasoning in Primary Care 5 (4 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Decision making/problem solving in the acute presentation of illness as well as the follow up of chronic stable disease in the renal and endocrine systems. Students also will learn about mental illness and the promotion of health behaviours.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Yannick Mélançon Laître (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: NUR2 673

    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in the M.Sc.(A.) in Nursing (primary care nurse practitioner specialization) or the Graduate Certificate Theory in Primary Care.

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