Get up-to-date on nursing theory and practice. The nursing refresher program is designed for those individuals who do not meet currency of practice requirements as a registered nurse, which means they have worked fewer than 1125 hours in the past five practice years.
Students review the basic concepts of nursing practice through examination of nursing theories, nursing models, and the nursing process. A particular emphasis is placed on understanding and applying the McGill Nursing Model. Health promotion is explored and applied to populations and the nursing process. Concepts of importance to community health nursing are discussed and related to specific age groups and populations.
Tuition: $300 plus $12 material fee
Students examine concepts and skills related to health assessment, medication calculations, medication administration, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Students explore nursing care across the lifespan and the significance of therapeutic communications in meeting the health needs of clients. Professional responsibilities of the registered nurse and current issues that impact client care are also addressed.
Prerequisites: NURS 331
Tuition: $750 plus $50 material fee
Students build on the knowledge and skills attained in previous nursing fundamental courses by focusing on the nursing care of clients across the lifespan with acute and chronic alterations in mental and physical health. Principles of interprofessional care, health promotion and disease prevention are presented within the scope of nursing and following the McGill Nursing Model where appropriate. Critical thinking, problem solving, and ethical reasoning are further developed using the McGill Nursing Model, which is incorporated into specific health status alterations to provide safe and competent nursing care. Students integrate health science fundamentals with nursing considerations of various body systems. Assessments, priority setting, and evaluation skills are reinforced using case studies and collaborative cares.
Prerequisites: NURS 333
Tuition: $750 plus $102 material fee
In the skills lab setting, students review and practice basic nursing assessment and nursing procedures that are required in a medical/surgical clinical environment. Aspects of health promotion and prevention, and the principle of effective client education are incorporated into all clinical nursing skills.
Prerequisites: NURS 332
Tuition: $300 plus $77 material fee
In this practicum-focused course, students provide safe, client-focused nursing care of the hospitalized adult client. Students in the clinical setting are preceptored by a Registered Nurse from an assigned medical or surgical unit.
Prerequisites: NURS 334
This course examines the role of the nurse in the home care setting. Students apply the nursing process to both individuals and families in the home care setting. Specialized home care services, case management and ethical issues in home health are discussed.
Tuition: $150 plus $44 material fee
In the course of a lifetime, most people experience feelings of isolation, loneliness, sadness, emotional distress, or disconnection from things. These feelings are often short-term, normal reactions to difficult situations, such as the death of a loved one, loss of a job, or sudden change of circumstances. Most people learn to cope with these difficult feelings and situations. However, mental illness is quite different. It has a serious impact on a person's ability to function effectively over a long period of time. Students are introduced to the challenges of mental health nursing with a focus on therapeutic communication techniques, basic mental health promotion, and rehabilitation. Psychiatric disorders, such as mood disorders, cognitive disorders, schizophrenia, and other psychotic disorders are examined.
Tuition: $150 plus $17 material fee
In this course, the student explores the nurse's role interdisciplinary collaboration in meeting the obstetrical care needs of the family. Maternity health care trends and issues, including the areas of antepartum, pregnancy, labour and delivery, and postpartum are addressed.
Tuition: $150 plus $18 material fee
The student explores a family oriented approach to eh care of children. Emphasis upon the growth and development, and common and complex pediatric disorders. The McGill Nursing Model is applied to the nursing management of children living and dying with various pediatric health conditions.
Tuition: $150 plus $25 material fee
The older adult population is increasing more rapidly than any other age group. This increase in numbers of older adults has important implications for nursing. Students are provided with a foundation to meet the future challenges of gerontologic nursing practices. They will examine the aging process, theories of aging, and the factors that can interfere with or promote health aging. Social, economical and political issues related to older clients are explored.
Tuition: $150 plus $18 material fee
Over the past few decades, significant improvements have been made in the care of clients with traumatic injuries in the prehospital and emergency department settings. Students are introduced to the role of nursing in the critical care settings and the complex care clients with multiple injuries require. Emphasis is placed on the assessment and management of clients with traumatic injuries. Specific trauma injuries and complications, shock and multiple organ syndrome, and burn injuries are also discussed.
Tuition: $150 plus $14 material fee