BPRN Curriculum

Course #

Course Title

Cr Hrs

 

CORE COURSES (minimum 26 credit hours)

 

NURS 3430

Seminar in Professional Nursing Foundations1

2

NURS 3220

Community Health Nursing 1, 2 and 5

4

STAT 1000

Basic Statistical Analysis

3

NURS 3210

Nursing Research Methods

3

NURS 4310

Nursing Leadership: Issues and Practices

4

NURS 4200 

The Teaching-Learning Process in Nursing Practice

3

NURS 4210

Independent Study in Nursing Practice

4

NURS 4220

Law and Ethics in Nursing Practice

3

 

STREAM/FOCUS AREA (minimum 19 credit hours)
Nursing and non-nursing electives allow a student to customize the program, either to focus on a particular area of nursing practice or to expand on a number of different areas of nursing.

  

NURS 3200


NURS 3230

NURS 3390

NURS 4160

Nursing Clinical Course - Choose one (1) from the following courses:
Nursing of Individuals and Families with Long-Term Illness and Disability
OR
Perspectives on Mental Health Nursing
OR
Nursing in Rural Environments
OR
Community Health Nursing II2

4

 

Nursing Electives - Choose two (2) from the following courses:

6

NURS 2110

Health Assessment of Individuals

3

NURS 2200

Topics in Aging

3

NURS 26103

Health & Physical Aspects of Aging

3

SWRK 26504

The Social Aspects of Aging

3

NURS 3330

Women and Health

3

NURS 3340

Providing Care in a Culturally Diverse Society

3

NURS 3350

Counselling Skills for Nurses

3

NURS 3400

Men’s Health: Concerns, Issues and Myths

3

NURS 4250

Palliative Nursing Care (only when offered specifically for BPRN students, usually in intersession, off-campus)

3

 

Non-Nursing Electives

9

 

A total of 9 credit hours of non-nursing electives may be chosen from Arts, Science, or professional faculties and can be used to build on a particular area of expertise or to broaden a student’s knowledge. Students may use no more than 6 credit hours at the 1000-level (introductory level) in this category.

1 It is recommended that NURS 3430 be taken within the first 12 credit hours of the program.

2 Students may receive advance standing for NURS 3220 if they have successfully completed NURS 3360 or NURS 4300 (no longer offered) within five years prior to admission to the BPRN.

3 This course may also be numbered KIN 2610 and is part of the Inter-Faculty Option in Aging.

4 This course may also be numbered IDES 2650 or HMEC 2650 or REC 2650 and is part of the Inter-Faculty Option in Aging.

5 Graduates of the RRC DNA program are required to substitute this course with another 4 credit hour Nursing clinical course.