Masters program: Course descriptions

Administration, Clinical and Education Streams

NURS 7210  Qualitative Research Methods in Nursing (3)  Students will develop knowledge in qualitative research in nursing and health care, including the philosophical assumptions, theories, ethical issues, designs, methodologies, and knowledge translation strategies that are integral elements of qualitative research.

NURS 7220  Quantitative Research Methods in Nursing (3)  Students will apply the steps of the quantitative research process to address problems identified in nursing practice, education, and/or administration. Students will also analyze the contributions that quantitative research has made to knowledge development in nursing
   
NURS 7320  Philosophy of Nursing Science (3)  Students will analyze nursing's theoretical and specific evolution, and assess issues related to the role that theory and research play in a practice discipline. Emphasis will be placed upon the evaluation of conceptual and theoretical perspectives applicable to the student's chosen area of focus. May not be held with NURS 7090.

NURS 7340  Evidence Informed Practice (3)  Students will evaluate evidence-informed practice and its relationship to health care delivery and policy. Basic epidemiological statistics, literature searching, systematic reviews, critical appraisal, implementation science, and health intervention evaluation are integral elements of the course.

NURS 7352  Leadership in Advanced Practice Nursing (3)  Students will develop their knowledge of leadership in advanced nursing practice. Leadership theory, change management, policy development, ethical leadership, models of practice, and professional development are key elements of the course. These will be evaluated within the context of contemporary health care systems, and the legislative and fiscal environments within leadership in advanced nursing practice takes place. May not be held with NURS 7350.

NURS 7360  Integrative Focus (6)  Students will integrate previous coursework within their substantive area: clinical practice, education or administration. Students develop self-directed learning goals and the faculty advisor facilities goal development and provides guidance. Practice in their substantive area is required.


Nurse Practitioner Stream

NURS 7330 Clinical Consolidation
Provides an opportunity to consolidate clinical skills, apply theoretical knowledge and research, and synthesize theory and practice in the final year of the Nurse Practitioner stream (10 weeks of 400 clinical hours). Preparation of a final paper that illustrates scholarly endeavour suitable for publication is required.

NURS 7340 Evidence Informed Practice (3)
Students will evaluate evidence-informed practice and its relationship to health care delivery and policy. Basic epidemiological statistics, literature searching, systematic reviews, critical appraisal, implementation science, and health intervention evaluation are integral elements of the course.

NURS 7352  Leadership in Advanced Practice Nursing (3)  Students will develop their knowledge of leadership in advanced nursing practice. Leadership theory, change management, policy development, ethical leadership, models of practice, and professional development are key elements of the course. These will be evaluated within the context of contemporary health care systems, and the legislative and fiscal environments within leadership in advanced nursing practice takes place. May not be held with NURS 7350.

NURS 7402 Advanced Pathophysiology and Therapeutics in Nurse Practitioner Practice  (2)
The student will apply advanced knowledge in the pathophysiology and therapeutics underlying nursing concepts common to primary care conditions, and will integrate this knowledge to provide safe and effective clinical reasoning and prescribing practices with the scope of NP practice.

NURS 7412 Advanced Health Assessment  (3)
The student will perform advanced health assessments to create differential diagnoses for well clients of all ages in the context of primary care. Emphasis is on diagnostic reasoning and clinical judgment within the Nurse Practitioner scope of practice. Pre or Co-requisite: NURS 7402. Not to be held with NURS 7410 and NURS 7420.

NURS 7430 Nurse Practitioner 1  (6)
Within the Nurse Practitioner scope of practice, the student will develop advanced knowledge and skills as a primary care provider to address health issues affecting clients of all ages related to the HEENT (head, ears, eyes, nose, & throat), respiratory, and cardiovascular systems.  Pre-requisite: NURS 7412.

NURS 7442 Clinical Practice 1 (3)
This course provides the student with the opportunity to demonstrate the acquisition and integration of the knowledge, skills and altitudes commensurate with the Nurse Practitioner scope of practice in the clinical selling al the beginner level. Pre or Co-requisite: NURS 7430. Not to be held with NURS 7440. This course is evaluated on a pass/fail basis.

NURS 7450 Nurse Practitioner 2  (5)
Within the Nurse Practitioner scope of practice, the student will develop advanced knowledge and skills as a primary care provider to address health issues affecting clients of all ages related to the reproductive, hematological, and genitourinary/renal system systems.  Pre-requisite: NURS 7430.

NURS 7462 Advanced Practice Nursing in Primary Care Settings  (2)
The student will examine advanced nursing care in primary care settings, including population health needs, the determinants of health, ethical practice, cultural safety and social justice. Emphasis will be on the development and evaluation of evidence-informed interventions to meet the health needs of Manitobans. Not to be held with NURS 7400 and NURS 7460.

NURS 7470 Nurse Practitioner 3 (5)
Within the Nurse Practitioner scope of practice, the student will develop advanced knowledge and skills as a primary care provider to address health issues affecting clients of all ages related to the neurological, metabolic and gastro-intestinal systems.  Pre-requisite: NURS 7450.

NURS 7482 Clinical Practice 2  (4)
This course provides the student with the opportunity to demonstrate (the acquisition and integration of the knowledge, skills and altitudes commensurate with the Nurse Practitioner scope of practice in the clinical setting at the intermediate level. Pre-requisite: NURS 7442, pre or co-requisite: NURS 7470. Not to be held with NURS 7480. This course is evaluated on a pass/fail basis.

NURS 7490 Nurse Practitioner 4  (5)
Within the Nurse Practitioner scope of practice, the student will develop advanced knowledge and skills as a primary care provider to address health issues affecting clients of all ages related to mental health, and the musculoskeletal, dermatological systems.  Pre-requisite: NURS 7470.

NURS 7502 Clinical Practice 3  (4)
This course provides the student with the opportunity to demonstrate the acquisition and integration of the knowledge, skills and attitudes commensurate with the Nurse Practitioner scope of practice in the clinical setting at the proficient level. Prerequisite: NURS 7482. Pre or co-requisite: NURS 7490. Not to be held with NURS 7500. This course is evaluated on a pass/fail basis