The following courses are not necessarily offered every year.
NSG5130 Development of knowledge and theory in nursing as a discipline (3 units)
Prevailing nursing conceptualizations and their links to practice, research and education. Historical development
and structure of contemporary nursing knowledge. Critique of middle-range theories appropriate to the study of nursing phenomena.
NSG5140 Research methods in nursing (3 units)
Critical appraisal of research in nursing. Methodological issues related to research problem conceptualization;
design selection; sampling; instrument
development; data management and analysis. Creation of a nursing research proposal. Prerequisite: NSG 5130.
NSG5192 Statistical analysis in nursing (3 units)
Introduction to the planning, analysis and interpretation of quantitative research in nursing including: analysis of inferential statistics; analysis of variance and covariance; and linear regression.
NSG5210 Advanced nursing practice in primary health care (6 units)
Nurses’ role in advanced nursing practice. Theoretical foundations, concepts and strategies in primary health care. Clinical practicum as consultant, educator, researcher, leader and clinician in primary health care. Prerequisite or corequisite: NSG 5130.
NSG5220 Advanced nursing practice in tertiary health care (6 units)
Nurses’ role in advanced nursing practice. Theoretical foundations, concepts and strategies associated with caring for patients and their families in complex care situations.
Clinical practicum as consultant, educator, researcher, leader and clinician in tertiary health care
settings. Prerequisite or corequisite: NSG 5130.
NSG5350 Pathophysiology for the nurse practitioner (3 units)
Examine theoretical and practice related concepts in pathophysiology as a basis for advanced nursing practice. Explore alterations in physiological function with an emphasis on age-related, acute, episodic, and chronic conditions found in primary health care practice. Seminar: 3 hours/week. Course for PHCNP students only.
NSG5360 Roles and responsibilities of the nurse practitioner (3 units)
Compare and contrast advanced practice nursing and related frameworks to develop, integrate, sustain, and evaluate the role of the nurse practitioner within primary health care. Critically analyze and develop strategies to implement advanced practice nursing competencies with a focus on the community. Seminar: 3 hours/week
Course for PHCNP students only.
NSG5370 Advanced health assessment and diagnosis I (3 units)
Analyze and critique concepts and frameworks essential to advanced health assessment and diagnosis using clinical reasoning skills. Apply clinical, theoretical and research knowledge in comprehensive and focused health assessment for the individual client’s diagnostic plan of care. Course for PHCNP students only. Prerequisite or co-requisite: NSG5350.
NSG5375 Advanced health assessment and diagnosis II (3 units)
Integrate knowledge and apply conceptual frameworks integral to advanced health assessment and diagnosis in advanced nursing practice. Demonstrate initiative, responsibility, and accountability in complex decision making for individuals, groups, and/or families within the nurse practitioner scope of practice based on current research findings. Seminar: 3 hours per week. Clinical: 6 hours per week. Course for PHCNP students only. Prerequisite: NSG5370.
NSG5380 Therapeutics in primary health care I (3 units)
Critically appraise and interpret concepts and frameworks integral to pharmacotherapy, advanced counseling, and complementary therapies for common conditions across the lifespan. Develop, initiate, manage, and evaluate therapeutic plans of care that incorporate client values and acceptability, goals of therapy, analysis of different approaches, pharmacotherapeutic principles. Course for PHCNP students only. Prerequisite or co-requisite: NSG5370.
NSG5385 Therapeutics in primary health care II (3 units)
Integrate conceptual frameworks and evidence underlying the study of pharmacotherapy, advanced counseling, and complementary therapies for complex client situations. Demonstrate substantive initiative, responsibility, and accountability in complex decision making. Course for PHCNP students only. Prerequisite: NSG5380. Co-requisite: NSG5375.
NSG5401 Integrative practicum (12 units)
Synthesize the competencies essential to advanced nursing practice to provide primary health care for clients across the life span. Demonstrate autonomy, decision-making, and critical analysis of organizational and system issues that influence scope of practice, professional accountability, and outcomes. Course for PHCNP students only. Prerequisites: NSG 5350, NSG 5360, NSG 5370, NSG 5375, NSG 5380 and NSG 5385.
NSG6115 Design of multiple interventions in community health (3 units)
Theoretical basis for the design and evaluation of multistrategy and multi-level community health programs. Key design issues including synergies among interventions, intervention adaptation for contextual environment and implementation barriers. Integrated theories, planning
tools and evaluation strategies to be discussed, using multiple intervention case studies. Prerequisites: NSG 5130; NSG 5210 (or NSG 5220); NSG 5140; or equivalents. Prerequisites: NSG5130; NSG5210 (or 5220); NSG5140; or equivalents
NSG6133 DECISION MAKING IN CLINICAL PRACTICE (3 units)
Examination of decision models as they relate to decision making at the patient, practitioner, and policy
maker levels. Study of the patient decision making process. Exploration of decision support strategies and
evaluation of practitioner’s decision support skills.
NSG6134 Educator's role in advanced nursing practice (3 units)
Issues in clinical education in nursing and other practice disciplines. Teaching/learning theories, educational models and strategies for clinical education. Essential elements in identification of learning needs assessment, development of teaching plans for nurses, clients, families, and other health professionals. Formative and summative evaluation principles and methods.
NSG6135 Palliative/end of life care: an interprofessional approach (3 units)
Philosophy and practice of palliative/end of life care across the lifespan and in diverse health settings. Critical examination of theory, research, practice and policy issues related to care of individuals and families facing life threatening illness. Exploration of concepts of death, dying, bereavement within health care systems, culture, and society using an interprofessional approach. Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director.
NSG6140 Qualitative Research in Nursing and Health Sciences (3 units)
Advanced qualitative research approaches including data analysis methods used in Nursing and other health disciplines.
Pre-requisite: NSG5140 Research Methods in Nursing (or equivalent).
NSG6150 Historical context in nursing practice (3 units)
Historical context for selected nursing practice topics and leadership styles. Nursing and health care from the 19th to the late 20th century from a feminist and social history stand point. Perspectives and patterns of explanation for past nursing practices. Appraisal of primary
and secondary sources, methods and theoretical approaches.
NSG6160 POLICY, POLITICAL ACTION AND CHANGE IN HEALTH CARE (3 units)
Policy analysis, political action, organization and change theories. Acquisition of advanced nursing practice skills in policy and organizational analysis, application
of change theory, lobbying, negotiating and strategizing.
NSG6170 SOCIOCULTURAL HISTORY OF THE BODY (3 units)
This graduate seminar examines the body in terms of object of history as understood by the health professionals. Topics such as hygiene and the social image of the body, as well as the history of illness and death are covered.
NSG6401 CLINICAL PROJECT IN ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE (6 units)
Utilization of theory and evidence based practices relevant to a clinical field. Clinical practicum structured around the design, implementation, and evaluation of a clinical project.
Prerequisites: NSG5210 or NSG5220, or NSG5360 (for PHCNP students only) and NSG5140.
NSG6998 Thèmes en sciences infirmières / Special topics in nursing (3 units)
La recherche et l'expertise dans certains secteurs de spécialisation des soins infirmiers. Peut comporter un practicum. Thèmes à approuver au préalable par la Direction du programme. / Research and advanced practice in a specialized area of nursing. May include a clinical practicum. Program approval required for topic selection.
NSG6999 Études dirigées / Directed study (3 units)
Approfondissement des connaissances dans un domaine d'intérêt particulier, avec l'approbation du programme. / Study of an area of particular interest in greater depth.
Program approval is required.
NSG7100 Theoretical and philosophical perspectives in nursing (3 units)
Critical analysis of nursing knowledge development and the influence on nursing research and practice.
Comparison and contrast of theories and philosophies in nursing with an emphasis on substantive areas of
nursing that are of interest to the student. (Course is reserved for PhD students.)
NSG7103 DECISION MAKING IN NURSING (3 units)
Analysis and synthesis of decision and change models at client, practitioner and policy maker levels. In-depth
exploration of selected conceptual, methodological, and design challenges to improve decision-making capacities
of populations or to promote uptake of evidence-based nursing practices. (Course is reserved for PhD students.)
NSG7104 EVALUATING COMPLEX NURSING INTERVENTIONS (3 units)
Discussion of design issues associated with complex interventions. Exploration of strategies for developing, implementing, and evaluating programs targeted to
changing multiple levels of health care. Analysis of models,
evidence, and policies appropriate to intervention design and examination of barriers to effective change. (Course is reserved for PhD students.)
NSG7105 Research seminar I (3 units)
In-depth coverage and critical analysis of diverse research problems. Development of the research project through peer discussions, and presentations by experts. (Course reserved for PhD students.)
NSG7106 Research seminar II (3 units)
In-depth coverage and critical analysis of diverse research design methods. Development of the thesis proposal through peer discussions, and presentations by experts. (Course reserved for PhD students.) Prerequiste: NSG7105
NSG7110 Doctoral seminar (3 units)
Drafting and finalizing the thesis proposal, which is presented and defended orally. Graded S/NS. Prerequisites: NSG7100, NSG7105, NSG7106 and EDU7193 or EDU8190 or equivalent.
NSG7999 Thèse de maîtrise / Master's thesis
Préalables : NSG 5530, NSG 5540, NSG 5610 ou NSG 5620 (pour étudiantes MSc seulement) et NSG 5592./
Prerequisites: NSG 5130, NSG 5140, NSG 5210 or NSG 5220 (reserved for MSc students) and NSG 5192.
NSG9998 Examen de synthèse / Comprehensive examination
L'examen de synthèse est un élément obligatoire du programme de doctorat et doit être complété avec succès avant de s'inscrire à la thèse. Il comporte une épreuve écrite et une épreuve orale portant sur un ou des thèmes reliés au champ de recherche de l'étudiant et l'étudiante.
Préalable ou concomitant: NSG 7110. / The comprehensive exam is mandatory in the doctoral program and must be successfully completed before registration to the thesis. The exam has a written and an oral component focusing on one or several topics related to the student's research field.
Prerequisite or co-requisite: NSG 7110.
NSG9999 Thèse de doctorat / PhD thesis
Préalable : NSG 9998. / Prerequisite: NSG 9998.
* Course with a clinical component