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Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Prince Edward Island was the first province in Canada to adopt Baccalaureate education as the exclusive entry to nursing practice. This decision placed us at the forefront in the initiative across Canada to locate Nursing education at the university level.

We're extremely proud of the School of Nursing at UPEI!

 

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First Name:
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Careers:
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Medical Writer
The School of Nursing is located in the Health Science Building.
(902) 628-4353

To be eligible for the Accelerated BScN Program, applicants must have:

  • successfully completed Grade 12 or equivalent courses in English, Math, Chemistry, and Biology;
  • completed an undergraduate degree with a minimum average of 75% (GPA 3.0 or B) in the last 20 courses of the degree and normally registered as a full-time student;
  • students who have completed courses after being granted a degree must have a minimum 75% average based on the best 20 course of the last 22 courses taken;
  • completed courses for credit in Human Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Developmental Psychology, Statistics, an introductory Nutrition course, two introductory Psychology courses, and two English courses.

Note: Required courses in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology can be taken during the Accelerated Program.

Enrolment is limited to 16 students per year. Application for admission is February 15. Applicants receive conditional acceptance into the Accelerated Program based on completion of the required prerequisites.

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First Name:
Last Name:
E-mail:
Careers:
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Medical Writer
The School of Nursing is located in the Health Science Building.
(902) 628-4353

For course listings, see the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program page.

January – April

  • NURS 103 - Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
  • NURS 245 - Health Assessment
  • NURS 232 - Introductory Pharmacology
  • VBS 212 - Pathophysiology for Nursing Students

Mid-April – August

  • NURS 213 - Nursing of Young Families
  • NURS 223 - Adult Nursing:  Transitions in Health

Students in the accelerated BScN Program merge with the year three BScN student cohort in N323 and remain with this group until NURS 402X.

September - December

  • NURS 323 - Partnerships with Clients and Families Living with Chronic Illness
  • NURS 303 - Issues in Nursing and Health Care OR
  • NURS 304 - Nursing Research Methods
  • NURS 305 - Health Teaching

Second Year Required:

January – April

  • NURS 313 - Developing Partnerships with Clients in the Community
  • NURS 403 - Leadership for Health Professionals in a Primary Health Care Context
  • NURS 303 - Issues in Nursing and Health Care OR
  • NURS 304 - Nursing Research Methods
  • NURS 306 - Nursing of the Childbearing Family

May - June

  • NURS 310 - Integrated Clinical Experience 

July - August

  • NURS 402 - Advanced Nursing Focus

* Upon completion of NURS 402, students in the accelerated Program merge with year four students in NURS 401 and remain with this group until completion of their program in December.

September - December

  • NURS 401 - Nursing and Population Health
  • NURS 404 - Conceptual Models and Nursing Theories
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First Name:
Last Name:
E-mail:
Careers:
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Medical Writer
The School of Nursing is located in the Health Science Building.
(902) 628-4353

Consult the full faculty list on the UPEI School of Nursing website.

Overview

Prince Edward Island was the first province in Canada to adopt Baccalaureate education as the exclusive entry to nursing practice. This decision placed us at the forefront in the initiative across Canada to locate Nursing education at the university level.

We're extremely proud of the School of Nursing at UPEI!

 

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the Accelerated BScN Program, applicants must have:

  • successfully completed Grade 12 or equivalent courses in English, Math, Chemistry, and Biology;
  • completed an undergraduate degree with a minimum average of 75% (GPA 3.0 or B) in the last 20 courses of the degree and normally registered as a full-time student;
  • students who have completed courses after being granted a degree must have a minimum 75% average based on the best 20 course of the last 22 courses taken;
  • completed courses for credit in Human Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Developmental Psychology, Statistics, an introductory Nutrition course, two introductory Psychology courses, and two English courses.

Note: Required courses in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology can be taken during the Accelerated Program.

Enrolment is limited to 16 students per year. Application for admission is February 15. Applicants receive conditional acceptance into the Accelerated Program based on completion of the required prerequisites.

Program Requirements

For course listings, see the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program page.

January – April

  • NURS 103 - Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
  • NURS 245 - Health Assessment
  • NURS 232 - Introductory Pharmacology
  • VBS 212 - Pathophysiology for Nursing Students

Mid-April – August

  • NURS 213 - Nursing of Young Families
  • NURS 223 - Adult Nursing:  Transitions in Health

Students in the accelerated BScN Program merge with the year three BScN student cohort in N323 and remain with this group until NURS 402X.

September - December

  • NURS 323 - Partnerships with Clients and Families Living with Chronic Illness
  • NURS 303 - Issues in Nursing and Health Care OR
  • NURS 304 - Nursing Research Methods
  • NURS 305 - Health Teaching

Second Year Required:

January – April

  • NURS 313 - Developing Partnerships with Clients in the Community
  • NURS 403 - Leadership for Health Professionals in a Primary Health Care Context
  • NURS 303 - Issues in Nursing and Health Care OR
  • NURS 304 - Nursing Research Methods
  • NURS 306 - Nursing of the Childbearing Family

May - June

  • NURS 310 - Integrated Clinical Experience 

July - August

  • NURS 402 - Advanced Nursing Focus

* Upon completion of NURS 402, students in the accelerated Program merge with year four students in NURS 401 and remain with this group until completion of their program in December.

September - December

  • NURS 401 - Nursing and Population Health
  • NURS 404 - Conceptual Models and Nursing Theories
Faculty

Consult the full faculty list on the UPEI School of Nursing website.

Overview

Prince Edward Island was the first province in Canada to adopt Baccalaureate education as the exclusive entry to nursing practice. This decision placed us at the forefront in the initiative across Canada to locate Nursing education at the university level.

We're extremely proud of the School of Nursing at UPEI!

 

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the Accelerated BScN Program, applicants must have:

  • successfully completed Grade 12 or equivalent courses in English, Math, Chemistry, and Biology;
  • completed an undergraduate degree with a minimum average of 75% (GPA 3.0 or B) in the last 20 courses of the degree and normally registered as a full-time student;
  • students who have completed courses after being granted a degree must have a minimum 75% average based on the best 20 course of the last 22 courses taken;
  • completed courses for credit in Human Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Developmental Psychology, Statistics, an introductory Nutrition course, two introductory Psychology courses, and two English courses.

Note: Required courses in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology can be taken during the Accelerated Program.

Enrolment is limited to 16 students per year. Application for admission is February 15. Applicants receive conditional acceptance into the Accelerated Program based on completion of the required prerequisites.

Program Requirements

For course listings, see the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program page.

January – April

  • NURS 103 - Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
  • NURS 245 - Health Assessment
  • NURS 232 - Introductory Pharmacology
  • VBS 212 - Pathophysiology for Nursing Students

Mid-April – August

  • NURS 213 - Nursing of Young Families
  • NURS 223 - Adult Nursing:  Transitions in Health

Students in the accelerated BScN Program merge with the year three BScN student cohort in N323 and remain with this group until NURS 402X.

September - December

  • NURS 323 - Partnerships with Clients and Families Living with Chronic Illness
  • NURS 303 - Issues in Nursing and Health Care OR
  • NURS 304 - Nursing Research Methods
  • NURS 305 - Health Teaching

Second Year Required:

January – April

  • NURS 313 - Developing Partnerships with Clients in the Community
  • NURS 403 - Leadership for Health Professionals in a Primary Health Care Context
  • NURS 303 - Issues in Nursing and Health Care OR
  • NURS 304 - Nursing Research Methods
  • NURS 306 - Nursing of the Childbearing Family

May - June

  • NURS 310 - Integrated Clinical Experience 

July - August

  • NURS 402 - Advanced Nursing Focus

* Upon completion of NURS 402, students in the accelerated Program merge with year four students in NURS 401 and remain with this group until completion of their program in December.

September - December

  • NURS 401 - Nursing and Population Health
  • NURS 404 - Conceptual Models and Nursing Theories

Faculty

Consult the full faculty list on the UPEI School of Nursing website.

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Award-winning Faculty: 
5
Careers: 
Licensed Practical Nurse
Registered Nurse
Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Medical Writer
Course Level: 
100 Level
Courses: 

NURS 101 THE NATURE OF NURSING 
This course is an introduction to the discipline of nursing. Students are introduced to the philosophy of primary health care and the framework for nursing at UPEI. Clinical experiences occur in community settings with well elderly clients. Students learn beginning skills in communication, assessment and psychomotor techniques through active involvement in classroom discussions, labs, tutorials and clinical practice.
PREREQUISITE(S): For Accelerated Nursing Students - Admission to the Accelerated Program
Semester hours of credit: 3
Hours per week: Lecture: 3 Lab: 2 Other - Clinical Practice: 30 hours total (includes weekly Tutorial)

NURS 102 NURSING IN HEALTH CARE 
Students are introduced to the theoretical concept of caring for clients within a primary health care context. Using primary health care as a framework, nursing concepts are explored and strategies for nursing care considered. Students begin to develop a conceptual framework to guide their nursing practice while working with clients in long term care settings. 
PREREQUISITE(S): (Four Year Program - Nursing 101, Biology 121); (Accelerated Nursing Students - Admission to Accelerated Program and Nursing 101)
Semester hours of credit: 6 
Hours per week: Lecture: 3 Lab: 2 Other - Clinical Practice: 55 hours total

Course Level: 
200 Level
Courses: 

NURS 203 HEALTH ASSESSMENT 
This course provides the student with knowledge and skills for holistic assessment of individuals. Students learn data collection techniques (interviewing skills, critical thinking skills, and the physical examination techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation). The focus is on the well individual. 
PREREQUISITE(S): Nursing 102, Biology 121 and Biology 122.
Semester hours of credit: 3
Hours per week: Lecture: 3 Lab: 3

NURS 213 NURSING OF YOUNG FAMILIES 
The focus of this course is on caring for healthy children and families in a variety of settings. Students are introduced to the concepts of family-centred care and empowerment and examine structure, function, and tasks of families at various stages of their development. Determinants of health are used as the framework for exploring factors which influence the health of children and families. Common childhood illnesses are also discussed. 
PREREQUISITES: (Four Year Program - Nursing 102, Biology 121, Biology 122,  VPM 101 and Psychology 201 can be taken concurrently); (Accelerated Program - Admission to Accelerated Program, Nursing 101 and 102)
Semester hours of credit: 6
Hours per week: Lecture: 3 Lab/Seminar: 3 Other - Clinical Practice: 120 hours total   

NURS 223 NURSING OF INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN WELLNESS AND ILLNESS 
In this course the student focuses on the experience of illness and the impact of illness and hospitalization on the patient. The primary focus is the individual patient; however, the individual is considered within the context of the family. Each student has clinical rotations working with children in a community or hospital setting and adults in a hospital setting experiencing an acute episode of illness. Students learn to apply the principles of primary health care to nursing practice in the acute care setting. 
PREREQUISITES: (Four Year Program - Nursing 203, Nursing 213); (Accelerated Program - Nursing 213, 245, and admission to the Accelerated Program)
Semester hours of credit: 6
Hours per week: Lecture: 3 Lab/Seminar: 3 Other - Clinical Practice: 144 hours total

NURS 232  INTRODUCTORY PHARMACOLOGY
This course is an introduction to the discipline of pharmacology and the response of the human body to pharmacological agents used to manage disease and promote wellness. The principal objective is to provide an introduction to the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of each major class of drugs used in nursing practise. As well, clinical case studies are included so the student gains knowledge of nursing assessments of drug efficacy, side effects and drug interactions, special considerations for geriatric and pediatric patients, drugs used in public health, emergencies and over-the-counter medications, and non-pharmacological ways to manage or prevent disease. 
PREREQUISITES: Biology 122, Nursing 203 and 213, exceptions are made with permission of the Dean.
Hours per week: Lecture: 3

NURS 242W  HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR PRACTICING NURSES
Health Assessment is a three credit, 13 week course which emphasizes the knowledge and skills required for comprehensive health assessment. Specifically, the content focuses on helping learners’ develop health history interviewing skills, physical examination techniques, and nutritional assessment techniques for clinical practice and to identify the wide range of "normal" health states for adults. Emphasis will be placed on analysing assessment findings to identify health concerns as a basis for planning care. 
PREREQUISITE:  Available for any practising nurse
Web-based course

NURS 245W HEALTH ASSESSMENT
This course provides the student with knowledge and skills for holistic assessment of individuals. Students learn data collection techniques (interviewing skills, critical thinking skills, and the physical examination techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation). The focus is on the well individual. 
PREREQUISITE: (Four Year Program - Biology 121 and Biology 122); (Accelerated Program - Admission to the accelerated program)
Semester hours of credit: 3
Hours per week: Web-based learning  Lecture: 2 Lab: 3

NURS 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
Creation of a course code for Special Topics offered by Nursing at the 200 level.

Course Level: 
300 Level
Courses: 

NURS 303 ISSUES IN NURSING AND HEALTH CARE 
In this course, students examine ethical, legal, political, and economic issues in a changing health care system and issues related to the profession and to patient care. Students apply principles of organizational theory and ethical decision making models in analysing issues in nursing and health care. This course offers a study of the professional practice of nursing and the values upon which to analyse current issues in Canadian nursing. Strategies for resolving issues in nursing will be emphasized. 
PREREQUISITE: Permission of the instructor if not currently enroled in the third year of the program.
Semester hours of credit: 3
Hours per week: Lecture: 3

NURS 304 NURSING RESEARCH METHODS 
This course is an introduction to quantitative and qualitative nursing research.  It provides students with a solid foundation for the continued study of research and nursing scholarship.  Students will develop an understanding of and appreciation for all phases of the research process, with an emphasis on the novice professional’s role as an informed consumer of research.  Students will develop skills in critiquing published studies and in making judgements about the usefulness of research for nursing practice.
PREREQUISITE: A course in statistics and permission of the instructor if not currently enrolled in the third year of the program.
Semester hours of credit: 3
Hours per week: Lecture: 3 Lab/Seminar: 3 Other - Clinical Practice: 120 hours total

NURS 305 HEALTH TEACHING 
In this course, students are introduced to theories and principles of teaching and learning within a primary health care context. The course focuses on the nurse’s role as health educator and change agent in promoting healthier lifestyles and enhancing wellness through the use of an empowering approach. Students have an opportunity to apply theory and to develop teaching skills through participation in a variety of community-based teaching activities throughout the semester. 
PREREQUISITE: Nursing 101 and permission of instructor if not currently enroled in the third year of the program. 
Semester hours of credit: 3 
Hours per week: Lecture/Teaching practice: 3

NURS 306 NURSING OF THE CHILDBEARING FAMILY 
This course focuses on theories, issues, and trends related to the care of the childbearing family. Pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum are viewed as normal life processes with family members as partners in care.  The roles of the nurse are considered in relation to family-centred care and primary health care with an emphasis on the determinants of health and premature, preventive, and curative services.  Students apply theory from this course to their clinical practice in Nursing 313 and Nursing 310.
PREREQUISITE: (Four Year Program - Nursing 323); (Accelerated Program - Nursing 223 and admission to the Accelerated Program)
Semester hour of credit: 3
Hours per week: (Four Year Program -  1.5 hours tutorial/seminar, Clinical Practice: 184 hours in total between N 313 and 306); (Accelerated Program - Lecture: 3 Tutorial: 1.5 hours; Other - Clinical Practice: 184 hours in total)

NURS 310 INTEGRATED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 
This course provides a consolidated clinical experience in which students can integrate theory and practice on a daily basis. Clinical experiences prepare students for the final year of study. Placements are arranged in a variety of settings with clients across the life span. 
PREREQUISITE(S): Nursing 306, 313, 323 
Semester hours of credit: 6 
Hours per week: Other: Clinical Practice: 288 hours in total

NURS 313 DEVELOPING PARTNERSHIPS WITH CLIENTS IN THE COMMUNITY 
This course focuses on promoting and maintaining health and providing support and assistance to individuals, families, and groups in the home and community. Students work in situations of increasing complexity, assessing health, providing and evaluating interventions, and building partnerships and supportive relationships. Students become more aware of community agencies and resources and begin to participate actively in the referral process. The course involves extensive travel throughout the province. 
PREREQUISITE: Nursing 323 
Semester hours of credit: 6 
Hours per week: Lecture: Other: Clinical Practice: 184 hours in total between N313 and N306

NURS 323 PARTNERSHIPS WITH CLIENTS AND FAMILIES LIVING WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS 
This course encourages students to develop partnerships with clients and families to enhance the quality of life of those experiencing increasingly complex chronic illnesses. The principles of primary health care pertaining to accessibility, intersectoral collaboration and public participation for clients and their families with chronic illness will be examined in depth. Application of these principles to the population of adults experiencing increasingly complex illnesses in acute medical/surgical and mental health settings will be emphasized. 
PREREQUISITE: Nursing 223, 232, and VBS 212 
Semester hours of credit: 6 
Hours per week: Lecture/Seminar:3  Lab: 2 Other: Clinical Practice: 192 hours in total

NURS 324 MENTAL HEALTH NURSING OF OLDER PEOPLE
This speciality course focuses on theories, issues, and trends related to the care of older persons who have, or who are at risk of developing, mental health needs. Emphasis is on a person-centered holistic approach to care, which focuses on older persons within the context of their lives, experiences, and relationships. The roles of the nurse as advocate, care provider, and educator are considered in relation to the services of primary health care. Concepts such as collaboration, prevention, promotion of mental health, as well as the treatment, care, and rehabilitation of mental health disorders in later life are reviewed.
PREREQUISITE:  Available for any practising nurse or nursing student
Semester hours of credit:  3

NURS 342W CULTURE IN NURSING
This course focuses on multi-cultural awareness and recognition of specific health care beliefs and values, exploring the role of the nurse within each country’s health care system, and participating in a cultural immersion experience. Opportunities are provided to allow students to achieve a better understanding of cultural similarities and differences in a selected setting.
PREREQUISITE:  Available for any practising nurse or nursing student
Web based course

 

NURS 391 SPECIAL TOPICS
Creation of a course code for Special Topics offered by Nursing at the 300 level.

Course Level: 
400 Level
Courses: 

NURS 401 NURSING AND POPULATION HEALTH 
This course provides theoretical and clinical opportunities to examine and apply concepts and skills related to population health. Emphasis is placed on the determinants of health, populations at risk for both physical and psychosocial disruptions in health, strategies to promote the health of populations and the role of the nurse in an interdisciplinary and intersectoral approach to health promotion. A unit on epidemiology is included. Students work with community members in the development of a program to promote the health of the community. Students are assigned to work with a preceptor and gain experience in one or two of a wide variety of settings in rural and urban communities. 
PREREQUISITE: Nursing 310
Semester hours of credit: 9
Hours per week: Lecture: 3 Tutorial: 1.5 Other: Clinical Practice:  290 hours in total.

NURS 402 ADVANCED NURSING FOCUS 
This course provides a final opportunity for students to synthesize their knowledge, skills, and professional values in a selected nursing practice setting. Emphasis is on the complexity of comprehensive nursing care and the significance of health promotion measures. Students select an area of focus in consultation with a faculty member and a clinical preceptor. Placement is dependent on the availability of appropriate clinical experience. Students work with selected clients (individuals, families, and/or aggregates) to enhance their current level of health and maximize their active participation within various facets of health care. 
PREREQUISITE: Nursing 401
ACCELERATED PROGRAM PREREQUISITE:  Nursing 310 and admission to the Accelerated Program.
Semester hours of credit: 6 
Hours per week: Lecture/Seminar: 2 
Other: (Four Year Program - Hours per week: Lecture/Seminar: 2 Other:  Clinical Practice: 320 hours in total); (Accelerated Program - Lecture/Seminar: 2 Other - Clinical Practice: 329 hours in total).  

 

NURS 403 NURSING LEADERSHIP AND PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
This course extends the student’s ability to examine theoretical and practice concepts in nursing leadership/management and primary health care. Students discuss concepts in health care organization(s) and management and the implications of those concepts when analysing leadership styles in a clinical setting. Students explore leadership roles assumed by nurses and examine challenges confronting nursing leaders in an era of change. Emphasis is placed on strategies to enhance nursing influence on the evolving Canadian health care system. Models of partnership, decision making, collaboration and communication and the importance of team work are stressed. 
PREREQUISITE: Nursing 310 or permission of the instructor if not currently enroled in the fourth year of the program.
Semester hours of credit: 3
Hours per week: Lecture: 3

NURS 404 CONCEPTUAL MODELS AND NURSING THEORIES
In this course, students are introduced to the works of selected nurse theorists. Students develop skills in critical analysis and application of conceptual models and theories to practice.  
PREREQUISITE: Nursing 310
Semester hours of credit: 3 
Hours per week: Lecture: 3

NURS 405 LEADERSHIP FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN A PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CONTEXT
This web-based course will include blended learning techniques that examine theoretical and practice concepts in health care leadership/management within the context of Primary Health Care.  Students will critically analyze concepts in health care  organization(s) and management and the implications of those concepts using a variety of leadership styles in a clinical setting.  Students explore leadership roles assumed by health care professionals and examine challenges confronting these leaders.  Emphasis is placed on strategic methods that enhance leadership to influence the evolving Canadian health care system.  Models of partnership, decision making, collaboration and communication and the importance of team work are stressed.  
PREREQUISITE FOR ACCELERATED PROGRAM:  Admission to the Accelerated Program
Semester hours of credit: 3
Hours per week: Lecture: 3

Calendar Courses

NURS 101 THE NATURE OF NURSING 
This course is an introduction to the discipline of nursing. Students are introduced to the philosophy of primary health care and the framework for nursing at UPEI. Clinical experiences occur in community settings with well elderly clients. Students learn beginning skills in communication, assessment and psychomotor techniques through active involvement in classroom discussions, labs, tutorials and clinical practice.
PREREQUISITE(S): For Accelerated Nursing Students - Admission to the Accelerated Program
Semester hours of credit: 3
Hours per week: Lecture: 3 Lab: 2 Other - Clinical Practice: 30 hours total (includes weekly Tutorial)

NURS 102 NURSING IN HEALTH CARE 
Students are introduced to the theoretical concept of caring for clients within a primary health care context. Using primary health care as a framework, nursing concepts are explored and strategies for nursing care considered. Students begin to develop a conceptual framework to guide their nursing practice while working with clients in long term care settings. 
PREREQUISITE(S): (Four Year Program - Nursing 101, Biology 121); (Accelerated Nursing Students - Admission to Accelerated Program and Nursing 101)
Semester hours of credit: 6 
Hours per week: Lecture: 3 Lab: 2 Other - Clinical Practice: 55 hours total

NURS 203 HEALTH ASSESSMENT 
This course provides the student with knowledge and skills for holistic assessment of individuals. Students learn data collection techniques (interviewing skills, critical thinking skills, and the physical examination techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation). The focus is on the well individual. 
PREREQUISITE(S): Nursing 102, Biology 121 and Biology 122.
Semester hours of credit: 3
Hours per week: Lecture: 3 Lab: 3

NURS 213 NURSING OF YOUNG FAMILIES 
The focus of this course is on caring for healthy children and families in a variety of settings. Students are introduced to the concepts of family-centred care and empowerment and examine structure, function, and tasks of families at various stages of their development. Determinants of health are used as the framework for exploring factors which influence the health of children and families. Common childhood illnesses are also discussed. 
PREREQUISITES: (Four Year Program - Nursing 102, Biology 121, Biology 122,  VPM 101 and Psychology 201 can be taken concurrently); (Accelerated Program - Admission to Accelerated Program, Nursing 101 and 102)
Semester hours of credit: 6
Hours per week: Lecture: 3 Lab/Seminar: 3 Other - Clinical Practice: 120 hours total   

NURS 223 NURSING OF INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN WELLNESS AND ILLNESS 
In this course the student focuses on the experience of illness and the impact of illness and hospitalization on the patient. The primary focus is the individual patient; however, the individual is considered within the context of the family. Each student has clinical rotations working with children in a community or hospital setting and adults in a hospital setting experiencing an acute episode of illness. Students learn to apply the principles of primary health care to nursing practice in the acute care setting. 
PREREQUISITES: (Four Year Program - Nursing 203, Nursing 213); (Accelerated Program - Nursing 213, 245, and admission to the Accelerated Program)
Semester hours of credit: 6
Hours per week: Lecture: 3 Lab/Seminar: 3 Other - Clinical Practice: 144 hours total

NURS 232  INTRODUCTORY PHARMACOLOGY
This course is an introduction to the discipline of pharmacology and the response of the human body to pharmacological agents used to manage disease and promote wellness. The principal objective is to provide an introduction to the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of each major class of drugs used in nursing practise. As well, clinical case studies are included so the student gains knowledge of nursing assessments of drug efficacy, side effects and drug interactions, special considerations for geriatric and pediatric patients, drugs used in public health, emergencies and over-the-counter medications, and non-pharmacological ways to manage or prevent disease. 
PREREQUISITES: Biology 122, Nursing 203 and 213, exceptions are made with permission of the Dean.
Hours per week: Lecture: 3

NURS 242W  HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR PRACTICING NURSES
Health Assessment is a three credit, 13 week course which emphasizes the knowledge and skills required for comprehensive health assessment. Specifically, the content focuses on helping learners’ develop health history interviewing skills, physical examination techniques, and nutritional assessment techniques for clinical practice and to identify the wide range of "normal" health states for adults. Emphasis will be placed on analysing assessment findings to identify health concerns as a basis for planning care. 
PREREQUISITE:  Available for any practising nurse
Web-based course

NURS 245W HEALTH ASSESSMENT
This course provides the student with knowledge and skills for holistic assessment of individuals. Students learn data collection techniques (interviewing skills, critical thinking skills, and the physical examination techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation). The focus is on the well individual. 
PREREQUISITE: (Four Year Program - Biology 121 and Biology 122); (Accelerated Program - Admission to the accelerated program)
Semester hours of credit: 3
Hours per week: Web-based learning  Lecture: 2 Lab: 3

NURS 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
Creation of a course code for Special Topics offered by Nursing at the 200 level.

NURS 303 ISSUES IN NURSING AND HEALTH CARE 
In this course, students examine ethical, legal, political, and economic issues in a changing health care system and issues related to the profession and to patient care. Students apply principles of organizational theory and ethical decision making models in analysing issues in nursing and health care. This course offers a study of the professional practice of nursing and the values upon which to analyse current issues in Canadian nursing. Strategies for resolving issues in nursing will be emphasized. 
PREREQUISITE: Permission of the instructor if not currently enroled in the third year of the program.
Semester hours of credit: 3
Hours per week: Lecture: 3

NURS 304 NURSING RESEARCH METHODS 
This course is an introduction to quantitative and qualitative nursing research.  It provides students with a solid foundation for the continued study of research and nursing scholarship.  Students will develop an understanding of and appreciation for all phases of the research process, with an emphasis on the novice professional’s role as an informed consumer of research.  Students will develop skills in critiquing published studies and in making judgements about the usefulness of research for nursing practice.
PREREQUISITE: A course in statistics and permission of the instructor if not currently enrolled in the third year of the program.
Semester hours of credit: 3
Hours per week: Lecture: 3 Lab/Seminar: 3 Other - Clinical Practice: 120 hours total

NURS 305 HEALTH TEACHING 
In this course, students are introduced to theories and principles of teaching and learning within a primary health care context. The course focuses on the nurse’s role as health educator and change agent in promoting healthier lifestyles and enhancing wellness through the use of an empowering approach. Students have an opportunity to apply theory and to develop teaching skills through participation in a variety of community-based teaching activities throughout the semester. 
PREREQUISITE: Nursing 101 and permission of instructor if not currently enroled in the third year of the program. 
Semester hours of credit: 3 
Hours per week: Lecture/Teaching practice: 3

NURS 306 NURSING OF THE CHILDBEARING FAMILY 
This course focuses on theories, issues, and trends related to the care of the childbearing family. Pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum are viewed as normal life processes with family members as partners in care.  The roles of the nurse are considered in relation to family-centred care and primary health care with an emphasis on the determinants of health and premature, preventive, and curative services.  Students apply theory from this course to their clinical practice in Nursing 313 and Nursing 310.
PREREQUISITE: (Four Year Program - Nursing 323); (Accelerated Program - Nursing 223 and admission to the Accelerated Program)
Semester hour of credit: 3
Hours per week: (Four Year Program -  1.5 hours tutorial/seminar, Clinical Practice: 184 hours in total between N 313 and 306); (Accelerated Program - Lecture: 3 Tutorial: 1.5 hours; Other - Clinical Practice: 184 hours in total)

NURS 310 INTEGRATED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 
This course provides a consolidated clinical experience in which students can integrate theory and practice on a daily basis. Clinical experiences prepare students for the final year of study. Placements are arranged in a variety of settings with clients across the life span. 
PREREQUISITE(S): Nursing 306, 313, 323 
Semester hours of credit: 6 
Hours per week: Other: Clinical Practice: 288 hours in total

NURS 313 DEVELOPING PARTNERSHIPS WITH CLIENTS IN THE COMMUNITY 
This course focuses on promoting and maintaining health and providing support and assistance to individuals, families, and groups in the home and community. Students work in situations of increasing complexity, assessing health, providing and evaluating interventions, and building partnerships and supportive relationships. Students become more aware of community agencies and resources and begin to participate actively in the referral process. The course involves extensive travel throughout the province. 
PREREQUISITE: Nursing 323 
Semester hours of credit: 6 
Hours per week: Lecture: Other: Clinical Practice: 184 hours in total between N313 and N306

NURS 323 PARTNERSHIPS WITH CLIENTS AND FAMILIES LIVING WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS 
This course encourages students to develop partnerships with clients and families to enhance the quality of life of those experiencing increasingly complex chronic illnesses. The principles of primary health care pertaining to accessibility, intersectoral collaboration and public participation for clients and their families with chronic illness will be examined in depth. Application of these principles to the population of adults experiencing increasingly complex illnesses in acute medical/surgical and mental health settings will be emphasized. 
PREREQUISITE: Nursing 223, 232, and VBS 212 
Semester hours of credit: 6 
Hours per week: Lecture/Seminar:3  Lab: 2 Other: Clinical Practice: 192 hours in total

NURS 324 MENTAL HEALTH NURSING OF OLDER PEOPLE
This speciality course focuses on theories, issues, and trends related to the care of older persons who have, or who are at risk of developing, mental health needs. Emphasis is on a person-centered holistic approach to care, which focuses on older persons within the context of their lives, experiences, and relationships. The roles of the nurse as advocate, care provider, and educator are considered in relation to the services of primary health care. Concepts such as collaboration, prevention, promotion of mental health, as well as the treatment, care, and rehabilitation of mental health disorders in later life are reviewed.
PREREQUISITE:  Available for any practising nurse or nursing student
Semester hours of credit:  3

NURS 342W CULTURE IN NURSING
This course focuses on multi-cultural awareness and recognition of specific health care beliefs and values, exploring the role of the nurse within each country’s health care system, and participating in a cultural immersion experience. Opportunities are provided to allow students to achieve a better understanding of cultural similarities and differences in a selected setting.
PREREQUISITE:  Available for any practising nurse or nursing student
Web based course

 

NURS 391 SPECIAL TOPICS
Creation of a course code for Special Topics offered by Nursing at the 300 level.

NURS 401 NURSING AND POPULATION HEALTH 
This course provides theoretical and clinical opportunities to examine and apply concepts and skills related to population health. Emphasis is placed on the determinants of health, populations at risk for both physical and psychosocial disruptions in health, strategies to promote the health of populations and the role of the nurse in an interdisciplinary and intersectoral approach to health promotion. A unit on epidemiology is included. Students work with community members in the development of a program to promote the health of the community. Students are assigned to work with a preceptor and gain experience in one or two of a wide variety of settings in rural and urban communities. 
PREREQUISITE: Nursing 310
Semester hours of credit: 9
Hours per week: Lecture: 3 Tutorial: 1.5 Other: Clinical Practice:  290 hours in total.

NURS 402 ADVANCED NURSING FOCUS 
This course provides a final opportunity for students to synthesize their knowledge, skills, and professional values in a selected nursing practice setting. Emphasis is on the complexity of comprehensive nursing care and the significance of health promotion measures. Students select an area of focus in consultation with a faculty member and a clinical preceptor. Placement is dependent on the availability of appropriate clinical experience. Students work with selected clients (individuals, families, and/or aggregates) to enhance their current level of health and maximize their active participation within various facets of health care. 
PREREQUISITE: Nursing 401
ACCELERATED PROGRAM PREREQUISITE:  Nursing 310 and admission to the Accelerated Program.
Semester hours of credit: 6 
Hours per week: Lecture/Seminar: 2 
Other: (Four Year Program - Hours per week: Lecture/Seminar: 2 Other:  Clinical Practice: 320 hours in total); (Accelerated Program - Lecture/Seminar: 2 Other - Clinical Practice: 329 hours in total).  

 

NURS 403 NURSING LEADERSHIP AND PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
This course extends the student’s ability to examine theoretical and practice concepts in nursing leadership/management and primary health care. Students discuss concepts in health care organization(s) and management and the implications of those concepts when analysing leadership styles in a clinical setting. Students explore leadership roles assumed by nurses and examine challenges confronting nursing leaders in an era of change. Emphasis is placed on strategies to enhance nursing influence on the evolving Canadian health care system. Models of partnership, decision making, collaboration and communication and the importance of team work are stressed. 
PREREQUISITE: Nursing 310 or permission of the instructor if not currently enroled in the fourth year of the program.
Semester hours of credit: 3
Hours per week: Lecture: 3

NURS 404 CONCEPTUAL MODELS AND NURSING THEORIES
In this course, students are introduced to the works of selected nurse theorists. Students develop skills in critical analysis and application of conceptual models and theories to practice.  
PREREQUISITE: Nursing 310
Semester hours of credit: 3 
Hours per week: Lecture: 3

NURS 405 LEADERSHIP FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN A PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CONTEXT
This web-based course will include blended learning techniques that examine theoretical and practice concepts in health care leadership/management within the context of Primary Health Care.  Students will critically analyze concepts in health care  organization(s) and management and the implications of those concepts using a variety of leadership styles in a clinical setting.  Students explore leadership roles assumed by health care professionals and examine challenges confronting these leaders.  Emphasis is placed on strategic methods that enhance leadership to influence the evolving Canadian health care system.  Models of partnership, decision making, collaboration and communication and the importance of team work are stressed.  
PREREQUISITE FOR ACCELERATED PROGRAM:  Admission to the Accelerated Program
Semester hours of credit: 3
Hours per week: Lecture: 3

Calendar Courses

100 Level

NURS 101 THE NATURE OF NURSING 
This course is an introduction to the discipline of nursing. Students are introduced to the philosophy of primary health care and the framework for nursing at UPEI. Clinical experiences occur in community settings with well elderly clients. Students learn beginning skills in communication, assessment and psychomotor techniques through active involvement in classroom discussions, labs, tutorials and clinical practice.
PREREQUISITE(S): For Accelerated Nursing Students - Admission to the Accelerated Program
Semester hours of credit: 3
Hours per week: Lecture: 3 Lab: 2 Other - Clinical Practice: 30 hours total (includes weekly Tutorial)

NURS 102 NURSING IN HEALTH CARE 
Students are introduced to the theoretical concept of caring for clients within a primary health care context. Using primary health care as a framework, nursing concepts are explored and strategies for nursing care considered. Students begin to develop a conceptual framework to guide their nursing practice while working with clients in long term care settings. 
PREREQUISITE(S): (Four Year Program - Nursing 101, Biology 121); (Accelerated Nursing Students - Admission to Accelerated Program and Nursing 101)
Semester hours of credit: 6 
Hours per week: Lecture: 3 Lab: 2 Other - Clinical Practice: 55 hours total

200 Level

NURS 203 HEALTH ASSESSMENT 
This course provides the student with knowledge and skills for holistic assessment of individuals. Students learn data collection techniques (interviewing skills, critical thinking skills, and the physical examination techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation). The focus is on the well individual. 
PREREQUISITE(S): Nursing 102, Biology 121 and Biology 122.
Semester hours of credit: 3
Hours per week: Lecture: 3 Lab: 3

NURS 213 NURSING OF YOUNG FAMILIES 
The focus of this course is on caring for healthy children and families in a variety of settings. Students are introduced to the concepts of family-centred care and empowerment and examine structure, function, and tasks of families at various stages of their development. Determinants of health are used as the framework for exploring factors which influence the health of children and families. Common childhood illnesses are also discussed. 
PREREQUISITES: (Four Year Program - Nursing 102, Biology 121, Biology 122,  VPM 101 and Psychology 201 can be taken concurrently); (Accelerated Program - Admission to Accelerated Program, Nursing 101 and 102)
Semester hours of credit: 6
Hours per week: Lecture: 3 Lab/Seminar: 3 Other - Clinical Practice: 120 hours total   

NURS 223 NURSING OF INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN WELLNESS AND ILLNESS 
In this course the student focuses on the experience of illness and the impact of illness and hospitalization on the patient. The primary focus is the individual patient; however, the individual is considered within the context of the family. Each student has clinical rotations working with children in a community or hospital setting and adults in a hospital setting experiencing an acute episode of illness. Students learn to apply the principles of primary health care to nursing practice in the acute care setting. 
PREREQUISITES: (Four Year Program - Nursing 203, Nursing 213); (Accelerated Program - Nursing 213, 245, and admission to the Accelerated Program)
Semester hours of credit: 6
Hours per week: Lecture: 3 Lab/Seminar: 3 Other - Clinical Practice: 144 hours total

NURS 232  INTRODUCTORY PHARMACOLOGY
This course is an introduction to the discipline of pharmacology and the response of the human body to pharmacological agents used to manage disease and promote wellness. The principal objective is to provide an introduction to the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of each major class of drugs used in nursing practise. As well, clinical case studies are included so the student gains knowledge of nursing assessments of drug efficacy, side effects and drug interactions, special considerations for geriatric and pediatric patients, drugs used in public health, emergencies and over-the-counter medications, and non-pharmacological ways to manage or prevent disease. 
PREREQUISITES: Biology 122, Nursing 203 and 213, exceptions are made with permission of the Dean.
Hours per week: Lecture: 3

NURS 242W  HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR PRACTICING NURSES
Health Assessment is a three credit, 13 week course which emphasizes the knowledge and skills required for comprehensive health assessment. Specifically, the content focuses on helping learners’ develop health history interviewing skills, physical examination techniques, and nutritional assessment techniques for clinical practice and to identify the wide range of "normal" health states for adults. Emphasis will be placed on analysing assessment findings to identify health concerns as a basis for planning care. 
PREREQUISITE:  Available for any practising nurse
Web-based course

NURS 245W HEALTH ASSESSMENT
This course provides the student with knowledge and skills for holistic assessment of individuals. Students learn data collection techniques (interviewing skills, critical thinking skills, and the physical examination techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation). The focus is on the well individual. 
PREREQUISITE: (Four Year Program - Biology 121 and Biology 122); (Accelerated Program - Admission to the accelerated program)
Semester hours of credit: 3
Hours per week: Web-based learning  Lecture: 2 Lab: 3

NURS 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
Creation of a course code for Special Topics offered by Nursing at the 200 level.

300 Level

NURS 303 ISSUES IN NURSING AND HEALTH CARE 
In this course, students examine ethical, legal, political, and economic issues in a changing health care system and issues related to the profession and to patient care. Students apply principles of organizational theory and ethical decision making models in analysing issues in nursing and health care. This course offers a study of the professional practice of nursing and the values upon which to analyse current issues in Canadian nursing. Strategies for resolving issues in nursing will be emphasized. 
PREREQUISITE: Permission of the instructor if not currently enroled in the third year of the program.
Semester hours of credit: 3
Hours per week: Lecture: 3

NURS 304 NURSING RESEARCH METHODS 
This course is an introduction to quantitative and qualitative nursing research.  It provides students with a solid foundation for the continued study of research and nursing scholarship.  Students will develop an understanding of and appreciation for all phases of the research process, with an emphasis on the novice professional’s role as an informed consumer of research.  Students will develop skills in critiquing published studies and in making judgements about the usefulness of research for nursing practice.
PREREQUISITE: A course in statistics and permission of the instructor if not currently enrolled in the third year of the program.
Semester hours of credit: 3
Hours per week: Lecture: 3 Lab/Seminar: 3 Other - Clinical Practice: 120 hours total

NURS 305 HEALTH TEACHING 
In this course, students are introduced to theories and principles of teaching and learning within a primary health care context. The course focuses on the nurse’s role as health educator and change agent in promoting healthier lifestyles and enhancing wellness through the use of an empowering approach. Students have an opportunity to apply theory and to develop teaching skills through participation in a variety of community-based teaching activities throughout the semester. 
PREREQUISITE: Nursing 101 and permission of instructor if not currently enroled in the third year of the program. 
Semester hours of credit: 3 
Hours per week: Lecture/Teaching practice: 3

NURS 306 NURSING OF THE CHILDBEARING FAMILY 
This course focuses on theories, issues, and trends related to the care of the childbearing family. Pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum are viewed as normal life processes with family members as partners in care.  The roles of the nurse are considered in relation to family-centred care and primary health care with an emphasis on the determinants of health and premature, preventive, and curative services.  Students apply theory from this course to their clinical practice in Nursing 313 and Nursing 310.
PREREQUISITE: (Four Year Program - Nursing 323); (Accelerated Program - Nursing 223 and admission to the Accelerated Program)
Semester hour of credit: 3
Hours per week: (Four Year Program -  1.5 hours tutorial/seminar, Clinical Practice: 184 hours in total between N 313 and 306); (Accelerated Program - Lecture: 3 Tutorial: 1.5 hours; Other - Clinical Practice: 184 hours in total)

NURS 310 INTEGRATED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 
This course provides a consolidated clinical experience in which students can integrate theory and practice on a daily basis. Clinical experiences prepare students for the final year of study. Placements are arranged in a variety of settings with clients across the life span. 
PREREQUISITE(S): Nursing 306, 313, 323 
Semester hours of credit: 6 
Hours per week: Other: Clinical Practice: 288 hours in total

NURS 313 DEVELOPING PARTNERSHIPS WITH CLIENTS IN THE COMMUNITY 
This course focuses on promoting and maintaining health and providing support and assistance to individuals, families, and groups in the home and community. Students work in situations of increasing complexity, assessing health, providing and evaluating interventions, and building partnerships and supportive relationships. Students become more aware of community agencies and resources and begin to participate actively in the referral process. The course involves extensive travel throughout the province. 
PREREQUISITE: Nursing 323 
Semester hours of credit: 6 
Hours per week: Lecture: Other: Clinical Practice: 184 hours in total between N313 and N306

NURS 323 PARTNERSHIPS WITH CLIENTS AND FAMILIES LIVING WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS 
This course encourages students to develop partnerships with clients and families to enhance the quality of life of those experiencing increasingly complex chronic illnesses. The principles of primary health care pertaining to accessibility, intersectoral collaboration and public participation for clients and their families with chronic illness will be examined in depth. Application of these principles to the population of adults experiencing increasingly complex illnesses in acute medical/surgical and mental health settings will be emphasized. 
PREREQUISITE: Nursing 223, 232, and VBS 212 
Semester hours of credit: 6 
Hours per week: Lecture/Seminar:3  Lab: 2 Other: Clinical Practice: 192 hours in total

NURS 324 MENTAL HEALTH NURSING OF OLDER PEOPLE
This speciality course focuses on theories, issues, and trends related to the care of older persons who have, or who are at risk of developing, mental health needs. Emphasis is on a person-centered holistic approach to care, which focuses on older persons within the context of their lives, experiences, and relationships. The roles of the nurse as advocate, care provider, and educator are considered in relation to the services of primary health care. Concepts such as collaboration, prevention, promotion of mental health, as well as the treatment, care, and rehabilitation of mental health disorders in later life are reviewed.
PREREQUISITE:  Available for any practising nurse or nursing student
Semester hours of credit:  3

NURS 342W CULTURE IN NURSING
This course focuses on multi-cultural awareness and recognition of specific health care beliefs and values, exploring the role of the nurse within each country’s health care system, and participating in a cultural immersion experience. Opportunities are provided to allow students to achieve a better understanding of cultural similarities and differences in a selected setting.
PREREQUISITE:  Available for any practising nurse or nursing student
Web based course

 

NURS 391 SPECIAL TOPICS
Creation of a course code for Special Topics offered by Nursing at the 300 level.

400 Level

NURS 401 NURSING AND POPULATION HEALTH 
This course provides theoretical and clinical opportunities to examine and apply concepts and skills related to population health. Emphasis is placed on the determinants of health, populations at risk for both physical and psychosocial disruptions in health, strategies to promote the health of populations and the role of the nurse in an interdisciplinary and intersectoral approach to health promotion. A unit on epidemiology is included. Students work with community members in the development of a program to promote the health of the community. Students are assigned to work with a preceptor and gain experience in one or two of a wide variety of settings in rural and urban communities. 
PREREQUISITE: Nursing 310
Semester hours of credit: 9
Hours per week: Lecture: 3 Tutorial: 1.5 Other: Clinical Practice:  290 hours in total.

NURS 402 ADVANCED NURSING FOCUS 
This course provides a final opportunity for students to synthesize their knowledge, skills, and professional values in a selected nursing practice setting. Emphasis is on the complexity of comprehensive nursing care and the significance of health promotion measures. Students select an area of focus in consultation with a faculty member and a clinical preceptor. Placement is dependent on the availability of appropriate clinical experience. Students work with selected clients (individuals, families, and/or aggregates) to enhance their current level of health and maximize their active participation within various facets of health care. 
PREREQUISITE: Nursing 401
ACCELERATED PROGRAM PREREQUISITE:  Nursing 310 and admission to the Accelerated Program.
Semester hours of credit: 6 
Hours per week: Lecture/Seminar: 2 
Other: (Four Year Program - Hours per week: Lecture/Seminar: 2 Other:  Clinical Practice: 320 hours in total); (Accelerated Program - Lecture/Seminar: 2 Other - Clinical Practice: 329 hours in total).  

 

NURS 403 NURSING LEADERSHIP AND PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
This course extends the student’s ability to examine theoretical and practice concepts in nursing leadership/management and primary health care. Students discuss concepts in health care organization(s) and management and the implications of those concepts when analysing leadership styles in a clinical setting. Students explore leadership roles assumed by nurses and examine challenges confronting nursing leaders in an era of change. Emphasis is placed on strategies to enhance nursing influence on the evolving Canadian health care system. Models of partnership, decision making, collaboration and communication and the importance of team work are stressed. 
PREREQUISITE: Nursing 310 or permission of the instructor if not currently enroled in the fourth year of the program.
Semester hours of credit: 3
Hours per week: Lecture: 3

NURS 404 CONCEPTUAL MODELS AND NURSING THEORIES
In this course, students are introduced to the works of selected nurse theorists. Students develop skills in critical analysis and application of conceptual models and theories to practice.  
PREREQUISITE: Nursing 310
Semester hours of credit: 3 
Hours per week: Lecture: 3

NURS 405 LEADERSHIP FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN A PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CONTEXT
This web-based course will include blended learning techniques that examine theoretical and practice concepts in health care leadership/management within the context of Primary Health Care.  Students will critically analyze concepts in health care  organization(s) and management and the implications of those concepts using a variety of leadership styles in a clinical setting.  Students explore leadership roles assumed by health care professionals and examine challenges confronting these leaders.  Emphasis is placed on strategic methods that enhance leadership to influence the evolving Canadian health care system.  Models of partnership, decision making, collaboration and communication and the importance of team work are stressed.  
PREREQUISITE FOR ACCELERATED PROGRAM:  Admission to the Accelerated Program
Semester hours of credit: 3
Hours per week: Lecture: 3