Thompson Rivers University

School of Nursing

School of Nursing at Thompson Rivers University

Year 3 Nursing Courses

HLSC 3590-3
Healing/Health Science: Advanced Health Challenges (3,0,0)
This course provides opportunities for students to build on their nursing knowledge and understanding of health and natural sciences in relation to complex episodic and chronic health challenges. This advanced course will focus on current topics and emerging knowledge related to a variety of health care contexts. This course will build on the material presented in HLSC 2590/2690 in relation to the pathogenesis of disease and the impact of disease on homeostasis.
Prerequisite: HLSC 2690 or an RN Diploma

NURS 3170-3
Self and Others 3: Reflection on Caring Practice (0,3,0)
Building upon theories and concepts from Self and Others 1 and 2, this course focuses on enhancing participants' everyday relational practice with individuals, families and groups.
Prerequisite: NURS 2380

NURS 3180-5
Nursing Practice 5 (0,4,12P)
The focus of this clinical experience is prevention, with participants having opportunities to examine the interaction of prevention and hospital-based care. In addition, participants will have opportunities to experience the nurse's leadership role in client care.
Prerequisite: NURS 2380
Corequisite: NURS 3150, 3160

NURS 3190-3
Health 3: Teaching and Learning for Prevention (0,4,0)
The major emphasis of this course is on health teaching for prevention. Participants examine a variety of teaching/learning theories, perspectives, and strategies that underlie meaningful interactions with individuals, families, and groups. They explore and critique primary, secondary and tertiary prevention programs and basic concepts of epidemiology. They examine the nurse’ role in prevention and the significance of interdisciplinary collaboration with a variety of contexts.
Prerequisite: NURS 2260 and 2290
Corequisite: NURS 3180

NURS 3380-4
Consolidated Practice Experience: Focus on Hospital-Based Nursing Practice (0,3,33P)(6 weeks)
This consolidated practice experience is designed to provide opportunities for participants to integrate learning from previous semesters, and to advance their clinical decision-making in episodic or chronic care facilities.
Prerequisite: NURS 3500/3510

NURS 3390
Consolidated Practice Experience: Focus on International Nursing (0,3,33P)
This consolidated practice experience is designed to provide opportunities for participants to integrate learning from previous semesters and to advance their clinical decision making in an international nursing context. Participants will travel to a selected international site to practice nursing in a variety of settings which may include acute care, community and primary care settings. This course may be taken in lieu of NURS 3380 CPE 3.
Prerequisite: NURS 3500/3510

NURS 3410-3
Professional Growth: Nursing Inquiry (0,3,0)
In this course various modes of nursing inquiry will be addressed. Some of these include scientific, philosophical and historical modes. Relationships between practice, theory, and research will be explored. Past and present contributions to nursing knowledge will be discussed.
Prerequisite: NURS 3180 or 3200

NURS 3500-3
Health 4: Health Promotion and Community Development (0,3,0)
This course focuses on community as client from a health promotion perspective. The underlying principles of health promotion, including the social determinants of health, participation, capacity, and empowerment, are emphasized. Community development as a pattern of community health promotion practice is explored.
Prerequisite: NURS 3180 or 3310

NURS 3510-4
Nursing Practice 6 (0,3,6P)
The focus of this clinical experience is on health promotion with an emphasis on community and multidisciplinary team work. Participants will have an opportunity to identify a health issue and implement a plan of action.
Prerequisite: NURS 3180 or 3310
Corequisites: NURS 3500

NURS 3600-3
Professional Growth: Nursing Research (0,3,0)
The emphasis of this course is to enhance nurses’s abilities to participate in the research process through critically reflecting on various research methodologies. The intent of this course is to enhance participants’ abilities to comprehend, critique, and utilize nursing research. Participants experience ways to transform personal inquisitiveness into a process of posing, exploring, and answering researchable nursing questions. Participants experience ways to critically examine their practice in relation to nursing research.
Corequisites: NURS 3410

PHIL 2310-3
Health Care Ethics (3,0,0)
This course examines the ethical role of the health care provider within the Canadian health care system. This course will critically assess a selection of ethically problematic situations with which the health care provider must routinely deal. Some of the issues considered include the relationship among health care providers, care of the elderly, genetic counselling, resource allocation, care of those diagnosed mentally ill, and the ethics of transplantation. These issues will be taken up in light of our exploration of moral theory, common ethical principles, and methodologies arising from interdisciplinary bioethics.
Prerequisite: None