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Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Nursing (Non-Thesis) (58 credits)

Offered by: Nursing     Degree: Master of Science Applied

Program Requirements

(45-58 credits)

This program has six streams: the Nurse Bachelor Entry (Adjunct) program comprising 50 credits; the Nurse Bachelor Entry (Clinical) program comprising 49 credits; the Direct-Entry (Clinical) program comprising 55 credits; the Direct-Entry (Global Health Studies) program comprising 58 credits; the Nurse Bachelor Entry (Global Health Studies) program comprising 51 credits; and the Nurse Bachelor Entry (Nurse Practitioner) comprising 45 credits.

Note: For further information about the required courses in the Qualifying year of the Direct-Entry programs, please see the Nursing website at www.mcgill.ca/nursing/program-information/msca-direct-entry/courses.

Required Courses - All Streams (18 credits)

  • NUR2 515 Applied Statistics for Nursing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : Principles of data analysis and statistical inference with an emphasis on the utilization and interpretation of analysis of variance and regression procedures in nursing research. An additional emphasis will be on critiquing data analysis in current nursing research articles.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Brett David Thombs (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): PSYC 204 or Undergraduate Introductory-Level Statistics Course
  • NUR2 611D1 Seminar in Nursing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : A critical study of selected concepts in nursing and health related to individuals and families. An introduction to the study of concepts and theories relevant to nursing.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Laurie Gottlieb, Margaret L Eades (Fall)

    • Students must register for both NUR2 611D1 and NUR2 611D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both NUR2 611D1 and NUR2 611D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • NUR2 611D2 Seminar in Nursing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : See NUR2 611D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Laurie Gottlieb, Margaret L Eades (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: NUR2 611D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both NUR2 611D1 and NUR2 611D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • NUR2 612 Research Methods in Nursing 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Basic knowledge and skills needed to conduct research. The philosophy and principles of scientific inquiry, research design, sampling, techniques of data collection, ethics, and incorporating research into practice are discussed with emphasis for nursing.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Nancy Frasure-Smith (Fall)

  • NUR2 626 Professional Issues in Nursing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : An examination of theories of learning and organizational behaviour as related to the preparation of nurses for the delivery of health care services. Implications of these theories for the assessment, development, and evaluation of nursing programs will be investigated.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Susan E Drouin (Fall) Susan E Drouin (Winter)

  • NUR2 642 Ethics in Advanced Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Analysis of common as well as complex ethical issues in advanced nursing practice. General ethical standards for professional practice are reviewed as well as selected controversies.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: J E Chambers-Evans (Winter)

Complementary Courses (40 credits)

(27-40 credits)

37 credits - Direct-Entry students (Clinical)
31 credits - Nurse-Bachelor Entry students (Clinical)
27 credits - Nurse-Bachelor Entry students (Nurse Practitioner)
32 credits - Nurse-Bachelor Entry students (Adjunct)
40 credits - Direct Entry students (Global Health Studies)
33 credits - Nurse-Bachelor Entry students (Global Health Studies)

Students should consult with the Program Adviser regarding the recommended courses for each stream of study. Students take the appropriate number of credits from the following list of courses:

Note: Students may take NUR2 644 or NUR2 645 or NUR2 646 or NUR2 647.

  • NUR2 516 Perspectives on Global Health (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Nursing : An overview of the main issues in global health studies, approaches by which to understand these issues, and the importance of making reasoned links between the key global health studies concepts.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jodi Louise Tuck (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to students registered in the M.Sc. (Applied) in Nursing (Global Health area of study) and to Direct-Entry Qualifying year students or with permission from the instructor
  • NUR2 613D1 Clinical Practicum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Clinical experience in the hospital setting and the community integrating concepts related to acute and chronic health concerns within a family-centered framework.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Linda McHarg (Fall)

    • Students must register for both NUR2 613D1 and NUR2 613D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both NUR2 613D1 and NUR2 613D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.
  • NUR2 613D2 Clinical Practicum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : See NUR2 613D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Linda McHarg (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: NUR2 613D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both NUR2 613D1 and NUR2 613D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.
  • NUR2 614D1 Clinical Laboratory - Nursing 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Field experience in nursing to test and develop concepts critical to the health of individuals and families. The examination of theories relevant to nursing practice in the clinical field.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Heather Dawn Hart (Fall)

    • Students must register for both NUR2 614D1 and NUR2 614D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both NUR2 614D1 and NUR2 614D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • NUR2 614D2 Clinical Laboratory - Nursing 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : See NUR2 614D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Heather Dawn Hart (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: NUR2 614D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both NUR2 614D1 and NUR2 614D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • NUR2 615 Health Care Evaluation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : An evaluation of educational and health care systems with particular reference to the nursing input in problems of health, health care and health care delivery. Evaluative research includes qualitative and quantitative approaches to assessing health status and quality of care.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • NUR2 616 Advanced Clinical Skills (4 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Supervised clinical experiences in health care agencies are aimed at developing competence in technical and family nursing skills at an advanced level. Experience is determined on an individual basis according to learning needs and the student's area of interest.

    Terms: Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Linda Ward-Adam, Melanie Lavoie-Tremblay (Winter) Linda McHarg (Summer)

  • NUR2 623 Clinical Assessment and Therapeutics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Development of skills in the medical-nursing assessment and management of patients and families dealing with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Includes instruction in history-taking and physical assessment.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Madeleine Buck (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: PATH 300; PHGY 201, PHGY 202 or equivalent.
  • NUR2 624 Clinical Laboratory in Nursing 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Field experience in nursing, incorporating extensive assessment, experimentation and evaluation of differing nursing approaches.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Linda Morneault (Fall) Alain Biron, Melanie Lavoie-Tremblay, Linda Ann Ward (Winter)

  • NUR2 625 Clinical Laboratory in Nursing 3 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Field experience in nursing, incorporating extensive assessment, experimentation and evaluation of differing nursing approaches.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jodi Louise Tuck (Fall) Linda McHarg (Winter)

  • NUR2 627 Nursing Practicum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Research, administrative or teaching projects in nursing are defined by interested faculty and developed with students. The goal is to promote and enhance scholarly activity and productivity. At completion, there should be some final product such as a manuscript, a data collection system set-up, or the synthesis of pilot data.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • NUR2 628 Advanced Assessment (4 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Development of advanced skills in health assessment and physical examination of clients across the life span, including diagnostic tests and interventions, documentation and follow-up.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Céline Gélinas, Linda Morneault (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: NUR1 235 or permission of instructor.
  • NUR2 630 Clinical Project 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Identification of a clinical problem and development of a project to test or implement best-practice approaches.

    Terms: Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Anita J Gagnon, Antonia Arnaert, Margaret A Purden (Winter) Linda Morneault (Summer)

  • NUR2 631 Clinical Project 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Implementation of a project plan related to best practice approaches in health care delivery.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Anita J Gagnon, Margaret A Purden, Christine Maheu (Fall) Margaret A Purden (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: NUR2 630.
  • NUR2 632 Clinical Project 3 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Writing study findings from course NUR2 631 in the form of a paper for publication that should include: abstract, literature review, study purpose, methods, results and discussion. Oral presentation of the study findings to the McGill nursing community would take place at the School toward the end of the course.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Anita J Gagnon, Margaret A Purden, Christine Maheu (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: NUR2 631
  • NUR2 640 Clinical Reasoning 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Advanced pathophysiology of diseases across the lifespan, decision-making, and interventions for advanced practice related to illness management.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Franco Carnevale, Irene Marie Sarasua (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: PHGY 209, PHGY 210; PATH 300; PHAR 300; or permission of instructor.
  • NUR2 641 Clinical Reasoning 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Advanced pathophysiology and advanced practice interventions in selected illness situations and in a multiple-problem context, including independent clinical reasoning in the management of health and illness concerns.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: NUR2 640.
  • NUR2 643 Role Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Development of advanced practice roles, including professional and legal accountability, interdisciplinary practice, planning change, conflict resolution, referral, and consultation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • NUR2 644 Special Topics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Health and illness management issues for nurse practitioners in neonatology.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Linda Morneault (Winter)

  • NUR2 645 Special Topics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Health and illness management issues for nurse practitioners in primary care.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • NUR2 646 Special Topics 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Health and illness management issues for nurse practitioners in primary care.

    Terms: Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Yannick Mélançon Laître, Norma Ponzoni (Winter) Norma Ponzoni, Yannick Mélançon Laître (Summer)

    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in the M.Sc.(A.) in Nursing (primary care nurse practitioner specialization) or the Graduate Diploma in Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.
  • NUR2 647 Special Topics 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Health and illness management issues for nurse practitioners in nephrology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • NUR2 660 Reasoning in Neonatology 1 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Advanced nursing management of illnesses of the newborn. Pathophysiology, decision making, and interventions for advanced nursing practice. Some topics include pregnancy, labour and delivery, as well as fluid management, respiratory problems and surgical emergencies.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Linda Morneault (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in the M.Sc.(A.) in Nursing [neonatal nurse practitioner specialization] or the Graduate Diploma in Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.
  • NUR2 661 Reasoning in Neonatology 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Advanced nursing management of illnesses of the newborn. Pathophysiology, decision making, and interventions for advanced nursing practice. Some topics include genetic evaluation, as well as cardiovascular, renal and neurological problems.

    Terms: Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Linda Morneault (Winter) Linda Morneault (Summer)

    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in the M.Sc.(A.) in Nursing [neonatal nurse practitioner specialization] or the Graduate Diploma in Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.
  • NUR2 662 Reasoning in Neonatology 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : In depth examination of nursing management of illnesses of the newborn.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: NUR2 660 and NUR2 661
    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in the M.Sc.(A.) in Nursing [neonatal nurse practitioner specialization] or the Graduate Diploma in Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.
  • NUR2 670 Reasoning in Primary Care 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : In this course students will learn decision making/problem solving in the acute presentation of illness as well as the follow up of chronic stable disease of the male and female reproductive system, their role in prenatal care and family planning.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Norma Ponzoni (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in the M.Sc.(A.) in Nursing (primary care nurse practitioner specialization) or the Graduate Certificate in Theory in Primary Care
  • NUR2 671 Reasoning in Primary Care 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Decision making/problem solving in the acute presentation of illness as well as the follow-up of chronic stable disease in paediatric populations.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Norma Ponzoni (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in the M.Sc.(A.) in Nursing (primary care nurse practitioner specialization) or the Graduate Certificate Theory in Primary Care.
  • NUR2 672 Reasoning in Primary Care 3 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Decision making/problem solving in the follow-up of both chronic stable medical conditions in the following body systems: neurological, muscular, rheumatologic, and peripheral vascular. Familiarity is achieived and competence in recognizing conditions in these same bodily systems that present acutely in undifferentiated patients.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Norma Ponzoni (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: NUR2 670 and NUR2 671
    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in the M.Sc.(A.) in Nursing (primary care nurse practitioner specialization) or the Graduate Certificate in Theory in Primary Care.
  • NUR2 673 Reasoning in Primary Care 4 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Decision making/problem solving in the follow up of both chronic stable medical conditions in the following body systems: cardiac, respiratory, and gastrointestinal. Familiarity and competence is achieved in recognizing conditions in these same bodily systems that present acutely in undifferentiated patients and knowing their appropriate disposition.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Norma Ponzoni (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in the M.Sc.(A.) in Nursing (primary care nurse practitioner specialization) or the Graduate Certificate Theory in Primary Care
  • NUR2 674 Reasoning in Primary Care 5 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Decision making/problem solving in the acute presentation of illness as well as the follow up of chronic stable disease in the renal and endocrine systems. Students also will learn about mental illness and the promotion of health behaviours.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Norma Ponzoni (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in the M.Sc.(A.) in Nursing (primary care nurse practitioner specialization) or the Graduate Certificate Theory in Primary Care

or any other graduate-level courses in consultation with the Faculty Adviser.

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