Program Curriculum

Program Curriculum

Purpose & Program Outcomes

The purpose of the BSN program is to provide graduates with a broad base of knowledge, attitudes, skills, and abilities. This will prepare them to provide professional nursing services to clients who have a full range of complex health challenges and also to work effectively in rapidly changing and diverse practice environments. The Langara College BSN program is designed to educate nurses to work with individuals, families, and communities from a caring and health-promotion perspective.

Upon successful completion of all the program requirements, leading to a BSN degree, graduates are eligible to write the registration exam to become a Registered Nurse in Canada.

The BSN program has two intakes of students per year (fall [September] and spring [January]) and consists of nine semesters. All semesters are consecutive; there is, therefore, no time off during the program. However, there are college breaks of approximately two weeks duration between semesters as well as time off for Statutory Holidays.

The language of education in the School of Nursing is English. A high level of understanding and functionality is essential for safe client care in all areas where health care professionals work in British Columbia. Good writing ability is a requirement for these programs. In addition, a foundational understanding of mathematics including decimals, fractions, and metric conversions is also essential.

Classes are generally held Monday through Fridays beginning as early as 8:30 am and ending as late as 6:30 pm. Many courses are delivered using a mixed-mode method.

Practice experiences can be held on weekdays or weekends and range in hours from 6:30 am to 9:30 pm. Preceptorship experiences include working night shifts from 7:30 pm to 7:30 am.

Flexibility to adjust to early morning, evening, or night shifts, in a variety of clinical settings, and locations within the lower mainland is essential. Most locations are accessible with the use of public transit. However, some placements in the community may require a vehicle.

Course names that end in "Practice" or "Practice Experience" are clinical placement experiences that occur off-campus in a variety of health care facilities and settings.

As the Langara College nursing programs continue to evolve, the information presented on the College website and in the College Calendar is subject to change.

CURRICULUM

Total Credits: 135

Term One

Courses Credits
All of
NURS 1109 Health I: Health & Wellness
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course provides an introduction to the concepts of health, family, and community within the context of wellness. Students also examine significant theoretical and conceptual frameworks of health, including growth and development, determinants of health, Aboriginal health, population health, and primary health care, in relation to self. By reflecting on personal experiences, participants not only have opportunity to identify personal resources and challenges that impact health, family, groups, and community, but also to recognize the complexity of the change process as related to health-promoting behaviour. A feature of this course is to participate in a community health promoting activity. Delivered in a mixed mode format.Corequisite(s): NURS 1121, 1130, 1160, and 1163.

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NURS 1121 Professional Growth I: Foundations of Nursing
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course introduces participants to the profession of nursing. Various modes of nursing inquiry and the development of nursing knowledge are explored from a philosophical and conceptual perspective. Knowledge translation and the evidence-informed practice approach are also introduced. The focus will be on an overview of the health care system and of the historical and contemporary roles of the Registered Nurse within the context of the nursing profession and in the health care system. Participants will also learn about the local, national, and international professional nursing organizations, the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) principles and roles of practice based on competencies, and scope of practice and begin to develop a culture of scholarship and leadership.Corequisite(s): NURS 1109, 1130, 1160, and 1163.

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NURS 1130 Self and Others I: Awareness
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This experiential course focuses on participants' personal discovery of self and self in relation to others. Through interaction and personal reflection, emphasis is placed on understanding how culture, personal beliefs, values, experiences, and perceptions have shaped the self over time. Foundational and professional communication theories and processes of caring, within the context of the nurse-other relationship are explored. Documentation as it relates to communication is introduced.Corequisite(s): NURS 1109, 1121, 1160, and 1163.

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NURS 1160 Nursing Skills I: Health Assessment I
2

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course is the first of a series of five that address the promotion of health, healing and client safety. Participants explore and develop the essential knowledge, competencies, and critical components of foundational nursing skills from an evidence-informed perspective. Participants will have the opportunity to practice and demonstrate completion of ethical, competent, and safe nursing skills at the expected Term One level.Students will receive credit for only one of NURS 1100 or 1160/1163.Corequisite(s): NURS 1109, 1121, 1130, and 1163.

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NURS 1163 Nursing Practice I: Individual as Client
3

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 5.0 | Lab: 0.0

This guided group-based practice course provides opportunities for students to learn and to begin developing their nursing practice and leadership skills. Students will have opportunities to work with individuals and families, in the promotion of health and wellness, within the context of varying health care settings.The course focuses on the core concepts of critical thinking, evidenced-informed decision making, health promotion, and relational practice. Emphasis will also be placed on the student's ability to use the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) principles, roles, and competencies at the Term One level. Graded S/U.Do not register for any courses on practice days.Students will only receive credit for one of NURS 1100 and 1160/1163.Corequisite(s): NURS 1109, 1121, 1130, and 1160.Note: Students are not eligible for an aegrotat or deferred standing in this course. See Policy E2007 Course Credit: Special Consideration.

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14 Credits

Term Two

Courses Credits
All of
BIOL 2192 Health Science III: Pathophysiology I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course is the first of a series of three on human disease. Participants will have an opportunity to develop a knowledge base in pathophysiology. It focuses on general principles and mechanisms which are then applied to a system by system survey of disease conditions. This course begins with an examination of the cellular basis of disease manifestations. It also considers epidemiological patterns and the basis of therapeutic approaches.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in BIOL 1191; and an "S" grade in NURS 1163.

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NURS 1209 Health II: Health & Chronicity
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Building on Health 1, this course provides students with opportunities to continue to explore the concepts of health, family, groups, and community within wellness. Students examine significant theoretical and conceptual frameworks of health, including the determinants of health, Aboriginal health, population health, and primary health care, in relation to the lived experience of chronicity and disability. By reflecting on the definitions of chronicity and disability, students will begin to appreciate the experience of life with a chronic health challenge and or a disability and its impact on health, family, and community within the context of wellness. Community resources will also be explored. A feature of this course is to participate in a community health promoting activity. Delivered in a mixed mode format.Students will receive credit for only one of NURS 1111 or 1209.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: NURS 1109, 1121, 1130, and 1160; and a "S" grade in NURS 1163.Corequisite(s): NURS 1260, 1261, and 1263.

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NURS 1260 Nursing Skills II: Health Assessment II
2

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course is the second of a series of five that address the promotion of health, healing and client safety. Participants explore and develop the essential knowledge, competencies, and critical components of foundational nursing skills from an evidence-informed perspective. Participants will have the opportunity to practice and demonstrate completion of ethical, competent, and safe nursing skills at the expected Term Two level.Students will receive credit for only one of NURS 1141 or 1260.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: NURS 1109, 1121, 1130, and 1160; and a "S" grade in NURS 1163.Corequisite(s): NURS 1209, 1261, and 1263.

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NURS 1261 Nursing Knowledge I: Nursing Care of Older Adults
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course involves an examination of concepts related to the common alterations in health and the essential nursing care of a particular client population namely, the older adult. The emphasis is on the integration of new and specialized knowledge through the use of a decision-making framework (DMF) in understanding older adults' and families' experiences with chronic health challenges. Growth and development, disease prevention, health promotion, and health and healing initiatives, including pharmacology are integrated throughout the course. Delivered in a mixed mode format.Students will receive credit for only one of NURS 1141 or 1261.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: NURS 1109, 1121, 1130, and 1160; and a "S" grade in NURS 1163.Corequisite(s): NURS 1209, 1260, and 1263.

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NURS 1263 Nursing Practice II: Older Adult as Client
5

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 10.0 | Lab: 0.0

This guided group-based practice course provides opportunities for students to learn and to begin developing their nursing practice and leadership skills. Students will have opportunities to work with old adults and families living with chronic health challenges in the promotion of health and wellness, within the context of residential, extended, and complex care settings.The course focuses on the core concepts of critical thinking, evidenced-informed decision making, health promotion, and relational practice. Emphasis will also be placed on the student's ability to use the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) principles, roles, and competencies at the Term Two level. Graded S/U.Do not register for any courses on practice days.Students will receive credit for only one of NURS 1141 or 1263.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: NURS 1109, 1121, 1130, and 1160; and a "S" grade in NURS 1163.Corequisite(s): NURS 1209, 1260, and 1261.Note: Students are not eligible for an aegrotat or deferred standing in this course. See Policy E2007 Course Credit: Special Consideration.

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16 Credits

Term Three

Courses Credits
All of
BIOL 2292 Health Science IV: Pathophysiology II
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

Formerly BIOL 2291This course is the second of a series of three on human disease. Participants will have an opportunity to develop a knowledge base in pathophysiology. It focuses on general principles and mechanisms which are then applied to a system by system survey of disease conditions. This course begins with an examination of the cellular basis of disease manifestations. It also considers epidemiological patterns and the basis of therapeutic approaches.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in BIOL 2192; and an "S" grade in NURS 1263.

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NURS 2109 Healing I: Adult Health and Healing
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course provides a continued exploration of concepts of health, family, and community within the context of wellness. Students also examine significant theoretical and conceptual frameworks of health, including the determinants of health, Aboriginal health, population health, and primary health care, in relation to lived experience of health and healing. By reflecting on the definitions of health and healing, students will begin to appreciate the experience of life with an episodic health challenge and its impact on health, family, and community within the context of wellness. Community resources will also be explored. A feature of this course is to participate in a community health promoting activity. Delivered in a mixed mode format.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: BIOL 2192, NURS 1209, 1260, 1261; and an "S" grade in NURS 1263.Corequisite(s): NURS 2160, 2161, and 2163.

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NURS 2160 Nursing Skills III: Healing Assessment I
2

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course is the third in a series of five that address the promotion of health, healing and client safety. Participants explore and develop the essential knowledge, competencies, and critical components of foundational nursing skills from an evidence-informed perspective. Participants will have the opportunity to practice and demonstrate completion of ethical, competent, and safe nursing skills at the expected Term Three level.Students will receive credit for only one of NURS 2160 or 2250.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: BIOL 2192, NURS 1209, 1260, and 1261; and an "S" grade in NURS 1263.Corequisite(s): NURS 2109, 2161, and 2163.

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NURS 2161 Nursing Knowledge II: Nursing Care of Adults
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Formerly NURS 2140Building on Nursing Knowledge I, this course involves an examination of concepts related to the common alterations in health and the essential nursing care of a particular client population namely, the adult. The emphasis is on the integration of new and specialized knowledge through the use of a decision-making framework (DMF) in understanding adults' and families' experiences with health challenges. Growth and development, disease prevention, health promotion, and health and healing initiatives including pharmacology are integrated throughout the course. Delivered in a mixed mode format. Registration in this courses is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: BIOL 2192, NURS 1209, 1260, and 1261; and an "S" grade in NURS 1263.Corequisite(s): NURS 2109, 2160, and 2163.

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NURS 2163 Nursing Practice III: Adult as Client I
5

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 15.0 | Lab: 0.0

Formerly NURS 2140This guided group-based practice course provides opportunities for students to learn and to begin developing their nursing practice and leadership skills. Students will have opportunities to work with individuals and families, experiencing health challenges in the promotion of health and healing, within the context of medical and home health care settings.The course focuses on the core concepts of critical thinking, evidenced-informed decision making, health promotion, and relational practice. Emphasis will also be placed on the participant's ability to use the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) principles, roles, and competencies at the Term Three level. Graded S/U.Do not register for any courses on practice days. Registration in this courses is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: BIOL 2192, NURS 1209, 1260, and 1261; and an "S" grade in NURS 1263.Corequisite(s): NURS 2109, 2160, and 2161.Note: Students are not eligible for an aegrotat or deferred standing in this course. See Policy E2007 Course Credit: Special Consideration.

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16 Credits

Term Four

Courses Credits
All of
BIOL 3192 Health Science V: Pathophysiology III
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course is the third of a series of three on human disease. Participants will have an opportunity to develop a knowledge base in pathophysiology. It focuses on general principles and mechanisms which are then applied to a system by system survey of disease conditions. This course begins with an examination of the cellular basis of disease manifestations. It also considers epidemiological patterns and the basis of therapeutic approaches.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in BIOL 2292; and an "S" grade in NURS 1104 or 2163.

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NURS 2209 Healing II: Adult Health and Healing II
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Building on Healing I, this course provides a continued exploration of concepts of health, family, and community within the context of wellness. Students also examine significant theoretical and conceptual frameworks of health, including the determinants of health, Aboriginal health, population health, and primary health care, in relation to lived experience of health and healing. By reflecting on the definitions of health and healing, students will begin to appreciate the experience of life with an episodic health challenge and its impact on health, family, and community within the context of wellness. Community resources will also be explored. A feature of this course is to participate in a community health promoting activity. Delivered in a mixed mode format.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in BIOL 2292, NURS 2109, 2160, and 2161; and an "S" grade in NURS 2163.Corequisites: NURS 2260, 2261, 2263.

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NURS 2260 Nursing Skills IV: Healing Assessment II
2

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Formerly NURS 2251This course is the fourth in a series of five that address the promotion of health, healing and client safety. Participants explore and develop the essential knowledge, competencies, and critical components of foundational nursing skills from an evidence-informed perspective. Participants will have the opportunity to practice and demonstrate completion of ethical, competent, and safe nursing skills at the expected Term Four level.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: BIOL 2292, NURS 2109, 2160, and 2161; and an "S" grade in NURS 2163.Corequisite(s): NURS 2209, 2261, and 2263.

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NURS 2261 Nursing Knowledge III: Nursing Care of Adults
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Formerly NURS 2141Building on Nursing Knowledge II, this course involves an examination of concepts related to the common alterations in health and the essential nursing care of a particular client population namely, the adult. The emphasis is on the integration of new and specialized knowledge through the use of a decision-making framework (DMF) in understanding adults' and families' experiences with health challenges. Growth and development, disease prevention, health promotion, and health and healing initiatives, including pharmacology are integrated throughout the course. Delivered in a mixed mode format.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: BIOL 2292, NURS 2109, 2160, and 2161; and an "S" grade in NURS 2163.Corequisite(s): NURS 2209, 2260, and 2263.

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NURS 2263 Nursing Practice IV: Adult as Client II
5

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 15.0 | Lab: 0.0

Formerly NURS 2141This guided group-based practice course provides opportunities for participants to learn and to begin developing their nursing practice and leadership skills. Participants will have opportunities to work with individuals and families, experiencing health challenges in the promotion of health and healing, within the context of surgical and home health care settings.The course focuses on the core concepts of critical thinking, evidenced-informed decision making, health promotion, and relational practice. Emphasis will also be on the participant's ability to use the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) principles, roles, and competencies at the Term Four level. Graded S/U.Do not register for any courses on practice days.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: BIOL 2292, NURS 2109, 2160, and 2161; and an "S" grade in NURS 2163.Corequisite(s): NURS 2209, 2260, and 2261.Note: Students are not eligible for an aegrotat or deferred standing in this course. See Policy E2007 Course Credit: Special Consideration.

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16 Credits

Term Five

Courses Credits
All of
NURS 2221 Professional Growth II: Nurses as Advocates and Educators
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course continues to introduce participants to the profession of nursing. The focus will be on building on the concepts of Professional Growth I and Philosophy 1105, including a critical examination, within the context of Registered Nurses' scope of practice as defined by the BCCNM, of the ethical, legal, economic, political issues and trends that impact nursing and the current health care delivery systems. Knowledge translation and the evidence-informed practice approach continues to be explored. Theoretical concepts of teaching and learning to promote health and healing with individuals, families, and groups will also be explored. Further development of a culture of scholarship and leadership is emphasized.Students will receive credit for only one of NURS 2121, 2220, or 2221.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: BIOL 3192, NURS 2209, 2260, and 2261; and an "S" grade in NURS 2263.Corequisite(s): NURS 3130, 3160, 3161, 3164, and 3165.

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NURS 3130 Self and Others II: Relational Practice
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This experiential course focuses on participants' continued personal discovery of self and self in relations to other. Participants explore theories and processes of caring, identity development of self as nurse, and relational practice as enacted across a range of settings and contexts. Through interaction and personal reflection, this course is designed to deepen participants understanding of the nurse-other relationship. Documentation as it relates to communication is emphasized. Foundational and professional communication knowledge and skills, within the context of health and healing in the medical-surgical, mental health and home health settings are explored.Students will receive credit for only one of NURS 1131 or 3130.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: BIOL 3192, NURS 2209, 2260, and 2261; and an "S" grade in NURS 2263.Corequisite(s): NURS 2221, 3160, 3161, 3164, and 3165.

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NURS 3160 Nursing Skills V: Healing Assessment III
2

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course is the final in a series of five that address the promotion of health, healing and client safety. Participants explore and develop the essential knowledge, competencies, and critical components of foundational nursing skills from an evidence-informed perspective. Participants will have the opportunity to practice and demonstrate completion of ethical, competent, and safe nursing skills at the expected Term Five level.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: BIOL 3192, NURS 2209, 2260, and 2261; and an "S" grade in NURS 2263.Corequisite(s): NURS 2221, 3130, 3161, 3164, and 3165.

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NURS 3161 Nursing Knowledge IV: Nursing Care of Adults
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Building on Nursing Knowledge III, this course involves an examination of concepts related to the common alterations in health and the essential nursing care of a particular client population namely, the adult. The emphasis is on the integration of new and specialized knowledge through the use of a decision-making framework (DMF) in understanding adults' and families' experiences with mental health challenges. Growth and development, disease prevention, health promotion, and health and healing initiatives, including pharmacology are integrated throughout the course. Delivered in a mixed mode format.Students will receive credit for only one of NURS 3161 or 3246.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: BIOL 3192, NURS 2209, 2260, and 2261; and an "S" grade in NURS 2263.Corequisite(s): NURS 2221, 3130, 3160, 3164, and 3165.

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NURS 3164 Nursing Practice V: Adult as Client III (A): Medical-Surgical
2.5

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 15.0 | Lab: 0.0

This guided group-based course provides opportunities for students to learn and to begin developing their nursing practice and leadership skills. Students will have opportunities to work with individuals, families, and groups, experiencing health challenges in the promotion of health and healing, within the context of medical-surgical and home health care settings.The course focuses on the core concepts of critical thinking, evidence-informed decision making, health promotion, and relational practice. Emphasis will also be placed on the student's ability to use the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) principles, roles, and competencies at the Term Five level. Graded S/U.Please do not register for any courses on practice days as Nursing Practice may be scheduled during the evening hours.Registration in this course is restricted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: BIOL 3192, NURS 2209, 2260, and 2261; and an "S" grade in NURS 2263.Corequisite(s): NURS 2221, 3130, 3160, 3161, and 3165.Students are not eligible for an aegrotat or deferred standing in this course. See Policies E2007 and E2011.

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NURS 3165 Nursing Practice V: Adult as Client III (B): Mental Health
2.5

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 15.0 | Lab: 0.0

This guided group-based course provides opportunities for students to learn and to begin developing their nursing practice and leadership skills. Students will have opportunities to work with individuals, families, and groups, experiencing health challenges in the promotion of health and healing, within the context of mental health and home health care settings.The course focuses on the core concepts of critical thinking, evidence-informed decision making, health promotion, and relational practice. Emphasis will also be placed on the student's ability to use the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) principles, roles, and competencies at the Term Five level. Graded S/U.Please do not register for any courses on practice days as Nursing Practice may be scheduled during the evening hours.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: BIOL 3192, NURS 2209, 2260, and 2261; and an "S" grade in NURS 2263.Corequisite(s): NURS 2221, 3130, 3160, 3161, and 3164.Students are not eligible for an aegrotat or deferred standing in this course. See Policies E2007 and E2011.

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16 Credits

Term Six

Courses Credits
All of
NURS 3209 Health III: Family and Population Health
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Formerly NURS 3111Building upon Health I and II, this course provides students with opportunities to explore health, Aboriginal health, population health, primary health care, and the determinants of health within the context of family, groups, and community. The emphasis of the course is behavioral health promotion and involves family and population assessment, measuring families, groups, and populations, health status, and the role of the community health nurse in relation to health teaching families, groups, and populations in which the students explore previous learned principles of teaching and learning, but focus on transformative learning. The principles of epidemiology, harm reduction, environmental health safety, disease and injury prevention, and health protection will also be integrated. A feature of this course is for students to plan, organize, deliver, and evaluate a teaching session with a group in the community. Delivered in mixed mode format.Students will receive credit for only one of NURS 3111 or 3209.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: NURS 2221, 3130, 3160, and 3161; and an "S" grade in NURS 3163, or NURS 3164 and 3165.Corequisite(s): NURS 3261, 3262, 3264, and 3265.

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NURS 3261 Nursing Knowledge V: Nursing Care of Infants, Children, Young Adults
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Formerly NURS 3116This course involves an examination of concepts related to the common alterations in health and the essential nursing care of a particular client population, namely infants, children, and young adults. The emphasis is on the integration of new and specialized knowledge through the use of a decision-making framework (DMF) in understanding infants', childrens', young adults', and families' experiences with health and chronic challenges. Growth and development, disease prevention, health promotion, and health and healing initiatives, including pharmacology, are integrated throughout the course. Delivered in a mixed mode format.Students will receive credit for only one of NURS 3116 or 3261.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: NURS 2221, 3130, 3160, and 3161; and an "S" grade in NURS 3163, or NURS 3164 and 3165.Corequisite(s): NURS 3209, 3262, 3264, and 3265.

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NURS 3262 Nursing Knowledge VI: Nursing Care of Family and Newborn
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Formerly NURS 3115This course involves an examination of concepts related to the common alterations in health and the essential nursing care of a particular client population, namely child-bearing women, their partners, and newborns. The emphasis is on the integration of new and specialized knowledge through the use of a decision-making framework (DMF) in understanding women's, newborns', and families' experiences from conception through the post-partum period. Growth and development, disease prevention, health promotion, and health and healing initiatives, including pharmacology are integrated throughout the course. Delivered in a mixed mode format.Students will receive credit for only one of NURS 3115 or 3262.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: NURS 2221, 3130, 3160, and 3161; and an "S" grade in NURS 3163, or NURS 3164 and 3165.Corequisite(s): NURS 3209, 3261, 3264, and 3265.

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NURS 3264 Nursing Practice VI (A): Family and Newborn as Client
2.5

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 15.0 | Lab: 0.0

Formerly NURS 3263This guided group-based course provides opportunities for students to learn and to begin developing their nursing practice and leadership skills. Students will have opportunities to work with individuals, families, and groups, experiencing health challenges in the promotion of health and healing, within the context of maternal-child, community, and home health care settings.The course focuses on the core concepts of critical thinking, evidence-informed decision making, health promotion, and relational practice. Emphasis will also be placed on the student's ability to use the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) principles, roles, and competencies at the Term Six level. Graded S/U.Please do not register for any courses on practice days as nursing practice may be scheduled during the evening hours.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: NURS 2221, 3130, 3160, and 3161; and an "S" grade in NURS 3163, or NURS 3164 and 3165.Corequisite(s): NURS 3209, 3261, 3262, and 3265.Students are not eligible for an aegrotat or deferred standing in this course. See Policies E2007 and E2011.

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NURS 3265 Nursing Practice VI (B): Infant, Child, Youth, and Family as Client
2.5

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 15.0 | Lab: 0.0

Formerly NURS 3263This guided group-based course provides opportunities for students to learn and to begin developing their nursing practice and leadership skills. Students will have opportunities to work with individuals, families, and groups, experiencing health challenges in the promotion of health and healing, within the context of pediatric, community, and home health care settings.The course focuses on the core concepts of critical thinking, evidence-informed decision making, health promotion, and relational practice. Emphasis will also be placed on the student's ability to use the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) principles, roles, and competencies at the Term Six level. Graded S/U.Please do not register for any courses on practice days as nursing practice may be scheduled during the evening hours.Registration in this course is restricted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: NURS 2221, 3130, 3160, and 3161; and an "S" grade in NURS 3163, or NURS 3164 and 3165.Corequisite(s): NURS 3209, 3261, 3262, and 3264.Students are not eligible for an aegrotat or deferred standing in this course. See Policies E2007 and E2011.

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PHIL 1105 Biomedical Ethics
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

A consideration of selected moral problems arising in the health professions: experimentation on humans and animals, euthanasia, death, confidentiality, truth telling, abortion, and the allocation of scarce medical resources. The aim of the course is to put ourselves in a position to frame rational and informed opinions on these important matters. Classes will be organized to allow for ample discussion; readings will be drawn from medical, legal, and philosophical sources. No background in law, medicine, or philosophy is presupposed.

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17 Credits

Term Seven

Courses Credits
All of
NURS 3309 Health IV: Community Health
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Building upon Health I, II, and III this course provides students with the opportunity to further explore public health from a socio-ecological perspective through the application of primary health care and the determinants of health within the context of community development and empowerment. Students continue to develop their understanding population and community health by exploring community participation, collaboration, and capacity building, from a social justice perspective, with an emphasis on the underlying principles of community based and community developed programming. Promoting and protecting the health of all is stressed. A key feature of this course is community assessment and promoting the health of marginalized communities, including but not limited to Aboriginal people, women, older adults, children, working homeless and immigrant populations. Delivered in a mixed mode format.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: NURS 3209, 3261, 3262, and PHIL 1105; and an "S" in NURS 3263 or NURS 3264 and 3265.Corequisite(s): NURS 3321, 3362, and 3363.

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NURS 3321 Professional Growth III: Nurse as Leader
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Formerly NURS 3361Students enhance their leadership capacity to influence change for the promotion of health. Using a decision making framework, students implement strategies for continuous quality improvement. Students examine and critique healthcare policy and explore ways to advocate for change at personal, professional, community, and societal levels. They explore and apply leadership and change theory with a focus on enhancing interprofessional practice. Students critically examine the effectiveness of informatics tools and processes.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Students will receive credit for only one of NURS 3321, 3361, or 4121.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: NURS 3209, 3261, 3262, and PHIL 1105; and an "S" grade in NURS 3264 and 3265.Corequisite(s): NURS 3309, 3362, and 3363.

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NURS 3362 Nursing Knowledge VII: Nursing Care of Adult/Older Adult Community Clients
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Formerly NURS 3330Students examine concepts related to common alterations in health and the essential nursing care of clients, families, groups, and populations within community settings. Assessment, reflective practice, nursing skills, and relational practice are explored within the context of community care for clients, groups, and the inter-professional team. Students apply principles of chronic disease management, senior's care, and palliative care to diverse populations.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Students will receive credit for only one of NURS 3330 or 3362.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: NURS 3209, 3261, 3262, and PHIL 1105; and an "S" grade in NURS 3264 and 3265.Corequisite(s): NURS 3309, 3321, and 3363.

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NURS 3363 Nursing Practice VII: Populations as Client
5

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 15.0 | Lab: 0.0

Formerly NURS 3246This guided group-based practice course provides opportunities for students to learn and to begin developing their nursing practice and leadership skills. Students will have opportunities to work with populations, in the promotion of health and healing, within the context of community settings.The course focuses on the core concepts of critical thinking, evidenced-informed decision making, health promotion, and relational practice. Emphasis will also be placed on the student's ability to use the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) principles, roles, and competencies at the Term Seven level. Graded S/U.Do not register for any courses on practice days.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in all of the following: NURS 3209, 3261, 3262, and PHIL 1105; and an "S" grade in NURS 3263 or NURS 3264 and 3265.Corequisite(s): NURS 3309, 3321, and 3362.Note: Students are not eligible for an aegrotat or deferred standing in this course. See Policy E2007 Course Credit: Special Consideration.

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14 Credits

Term Eight

Courses Credits
All of
NURS 4109 Health V: Global Health for Nursing Practice
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

An exploration of health is incomplete without an understanding of health within the global context. This course provides students with opportunities to consolidate their knowledge of health, family, and community by reflecting on emerging health issues and trends faced by populations around the world. This course will also examine a select number of political, environmental, and ethical factors that give rise to the unequal distribution of health resources. The role of nurses in global health, sustainable development, the burden of disease and various international health initiatives will also be the focus of the course. Delivered in a mixed mode format.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in NURS 3309, 3321, and 3362; and an "S" grade in NURS 3363.Corequisite(s): NURS 4122, 4161, and 4163.

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NURS 4122 Professional Growth IV: Research for Evidenced Based Practice
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Formerly NURS 4125Nurses base their practice on evidence, including both empirically-based evidence and clinical expertise to establish and maintain a foundation of nursing knowledge. The focus of this course is to provide an overview of research process in health care, in order to enhance participants' abilities to read, comprehend, and critically appraise evidence. Participants will engage in the steps of evidence based practice. Participants will have the opportunity to critically reflect on their developing roles as scholar and leader.Students will receive credit for only one of NURS 4122 or 4125.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in NURS 3309, 3321, and 3362; and an "S" grade in NURS 3363.Corequisite(s): NURS 4109, 4161, and 4163.

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NURS 4161 Nursing Knowledge VIII: Advanced Healing Modalities for Complex Care
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Formerly NURS 4121Students examine concepts related to complex alterations in health and essential nursing care of adults in complex health care settings. Students learn to integrate knowledge through the use of a decision-making framework (DMF) in understanding clients' and families' experiences with complex health challenges. Students also explore nursing theory, humantities, and health sciences for advanced physical assessment for pharmacological and diagnositic investigation. There is a focus on inter-professional practice and continuity of care as well as teaching of clients, families, and groups.Students will receive credit for only one of NURS 4121 or 4161.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Nursing.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in NURS 3309, 3321, and 3362; and an "S" grade in NURS 3363.Corequisite(s): NURS 4109, 4122, and 4163.

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NURS 4163 Nursing Practice VIII: Complex Client Care
5

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 15.0 | Lab: 0.0

Formerly NURS 3365Students develop and apply their nursing practice and leadership skills within inter-professional teams in complex care practice settings. Topics include critical thinking, evidence-informed decision-making, health promotion, and relational practice within complex care settings. Students have opportunities to work with individuals, families, groups, and organizations to promote health and wellness, within the context of local, national, and international settings.The course focuses on the core concepts of critical thinking, evidence-informed decision-making, health promotion, and relational practice. Emphasis will also be placed on the student's ability to use the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) principles, roles, and competencies at the Term Eight level. Graded S/U.Do not register for any courses on practice days. Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in NURS 3309, 3321, and 3362; and an "S" grade in NURS 3363.Corequisite(s): NURS 4109, 4122, and 4161.Note: Students are not eligible for an aegrotat or deferred standing in this course. See Policy E2007 Course Credit: Special Consideration.

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14 Credits

Term Nine

Courses Credits
NURS 4265 Nursing Practice IX: Transition to Professional Nursing Practice
12

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Formerly NURS 4261 and 4263This final practice course is preceptor-based and provides opportunities for participants to consolidate their learning, their development of nursing practice and leadership skills, and to critically reflect on the program's goals while experiencing the transition to professional nursing as a BSN graduate.The course focuses on the core concepts of critical thinking, evidenced-informed decision making, health promotion, and relational practice. Emphasis will also be on the participant's ability to use the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) principles, roles, and competencies at the Term Nine level. An academic online component of this course provides opportunities for students to interact with peers and instructor in a meaningful way on the lived experience of transition to entry-level practice. A focus on workplace issues, population health, risk management, continuity of care, leadership, and preparation for the National Licensing Exam (NCLEX) is included in the academic component of the course. Reflection on the evolution of personal learning within the program, as well as philosophy of nursing and scholarship are emphasized. Graded S/U.Please do not register for any courses on practice days as Nursing Practice lX may be scheduled during evenings, nights, weekends and Statutory holidays. Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in NURS 4109, 4122, and 4161; and an "S" grade in NURS 4163.Students are not eligible for an aegrotat or deferred standing in this course. See Policy E2007 Course Credit: Special Consideration.

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12 Credits

Program Option Notes:

Student Maintenance of Standing Requirements

Students are responsible for their maintenance of standing while enrolled in the Langara College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Students enrolled in the BSN are advised that progression in the program requires that all students maintain a 2.33 cumulative GPA with no grade lower than "C+" for all program courses.

Students enrolled in the BSN may not register for any program course more than twice.

All students when enrolled in their first year of the BSN Program receive a copy of the Langara College School of Nursing Handbook which outlines specific policies and procedures, including attendance, conduct, dress, evaluation, and progression guidelines.