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HDP301 - Hdp301 Processes of Human Diseased I
Processes of Human Diseases IThis course will be an introduction to human disease and will focus on the fundamental principles of homeostatic mechanisms. The student will explore how alterations in homeostatic mechanisms will disrupt the human body. Overall mechanisms of disease will be studied by systems and have been categorized into concepts. These concepts will be examined for the effect that they produce on the structure and function of the body. Common diseases will be used to illustrate each concept.
NUR301 - Nur301 Ccc: Common Health Challenges
CCC: Common Health ChallengesClassroom discussion focuses on the health and healing of clients experiencing common health challenges. Students systematically and holistically study common alterations in body systems and explore appropriate nursing care using knowledge from nursing and other disciplines. The practicum experience facilitates students' integration of theoretical and practical knowledge and develops students' clinical decision making and practice skills. The practicum experience will occur in either medical or surgical areas. The nursing theorist grounding classroom discussion and guiding clinical practice will be Patterson & Zderad.
NUR304 - Nur 304 - Pharmacology/math
Examines pharmacological concepts and nursing practices required to safely care for clients in need of pharmacological treatments. General principles of pharmacology, drugs actions at the physiological level, common drug classifications, pharmacotherapeutics, principles of medication preparation and administration including drug calculations, and related CNO national competencies are studied. This course provides the student with the opportunity to develop calculation skills necessary for the safe administration of medications. Emphasis is on caring for clients on drug therapy, interactions of drugs, psycho/social aspects of drug use, legal control over drugs and health teaching. This course builds on knowledge from previous courses, such as anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology to develop understanding of the therapeutic and adverse effects of drugs on the body. Knowledge from clinical practice and medication administration practice in the nursing resource centre will be concurrent with this course. This course prepares the student for self directed learning in relation to the individual medications prescribed for their clients and the implications for nursing practice.
NUR310 - Nur 310 Nursing Skill II
Complex Nursing Skills and Health Assessment IIExpands on nursing skills and health assessment skills developed in Year 1. The classroom and lab components will provide students with an opportunity to integrate theory and practice complex nursing skills and health assessment skills necessary to provide holistic, culturally and developmentally appropriate care. Students will develop focused assessment skills related to the physical, psychosocial and spiritual aspects of the individual. Students will pracitce complex health assessment skills and their related application to nursing using relevant technology. Laboratory opportunities are provided to learn and practice complex nursing skills, such as medication administration, wound care, catheterization, enteral tube insertion and feeding.
NUR320 - Nur320 Ccc: Common Health Challenges Practicum
The NUR 320 Practicum experience consists of 12 hours a week x 12 weeks. Nursing students will be assigned to one medical or surgical area with a clinical instructor for the entire Semester. Students must provide their own transportation to practice placements.