Bachelor of Science (Nursing) (B.Sc.(N.)) (106 credits)

Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing     Degree: BSCNUR

Program Requirements

The courses outlined below have been developed and sequenced to ensure that students meet the overall program objectives. The following courses must be completed in sequence unless discussed with an adviser.

First Year (U1) - Required Courses (37 credits)

Fall Term

  • NUR1 220 Therapeutic Relationships (3 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : The course introduces the principles, theories, and basic skills of a collaborative relationship with individuals and families. Students will learn about the phases of the relationship (i.e., engagement, working, and termination) and the clinical skills involved in establishing, maintaining, and terminating a relationship in promoting health.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Dewitte, Magali; Kerr, Andrew; Gros, Catherine P (Fall)

    • Prerequisite or Corequisite: NUR1 222.

  • NUR1 222 McGill Model of Nursing (1 credit)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : This introductory course provides an overview of the history and the philosophical and theoretical tenets underlying the core concepts of the Model. Students are introduced to McGill's perspective on health, family, learning, and collaborative nursing through a study of selected theoretical and research papers.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Di Feo, Maria (Fall)

  • NUR1 223 Development over the Lifespan (3 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : Study of biological, psychological, and social perspectives of human development from infancy through old age within an ecological framework. Developmental processes of learning, coping, and social relationships will be linked to biological development and be discussed as major determinants of health.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Sanzone, Rosalia (Fall)

  • NUR1 422 Research in Nursing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : Quantitative and qualitative approaches to nursing research and guidance to effectively critique research and apply the results to clinical practice, including: formulating a research question, research design issues, strategies for data collection and analysis, appraisal and utilization of nursing research.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Arnaert, Antonia; Ponzoni, Norma (Fall)

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  • PHGY 209 Mammalian Physiology 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physiology : Physiology of body fluids, blood, body defense mechanisms, muscle, peripheral, central, and autonomic nervous systems.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Vollrath, Melissa; Gold, Phil; Wechsler, Ann (Fall)

  • PSYC 215 Social Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : The course offers students an overview of the major topics in social psychology. Three levels of analysis are explored beginning with individual processes (e.g., attitudes, attribution), then interpersonal processes (e.g., attraction, communication, love) and finally social influence processes (e.g., conformity, norms, roles, reference groups).

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Baldwin, Mark W (Fall) Human, Jacqueline; Caouette, Julie (Winter)

Winter Term

  • NUR1 200 Biology for Illness & Therapy (4 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : A biological base for pharmacology and pathology. Topics include: cell types, structure and function. Movement across cell membranes, cell movement, transportation, and intercellular communication. Cell life-cycle, normal, abnormal cell growth, repair, and death. Cell metabolism, energy production, storage, release, vitamins, enzymes, DNA structure, nucleic acid replication, transcription and translation.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Nestel, Frederick P (Winter)

  • NUR1 221 Families and Health Behaviour (3 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : This course introduces theoretical perspectives of family-centered strengths-based nursing of the family in health and illness. Characteristics of family functioning and health behaviours, influences on health behaviours and family resilience factors are examined. Students will be introduced to family assessment tools and nursing research.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Marchionni, Caroline (Winter)

  • NUR1 234 Nursing Elderly Families (3 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : A clinical course providing basic knowledge and skills in promoting and maintaining biological, psychological, and social processes of health in the aged. Students will acquire skill in gerontological nursing assessment and intervention with the elderly living in the community.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Sanzone, Rosalia; Ponzoni, Norma (Winter)

  • NUR1 235 Health and Physical Assessment (4 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : This course will develop basic knowledge and skills required to do a health history and to carry out basic physical assessment in infants, children, and adults.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Larouche, Sandie; Antonacci, Rosetta (Winter)

  • PHGY 210 Mammalian Physiology 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physiology : Physiology of cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine and renal systems.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: White, John H; Takano, Tomoko; Guevara, Michael R (Winter)

Summer Term (Registration takes place during Winter term – in March – www.mcgill.ca/summer)

  • NUR1 233 Promoting Young Family Development (4 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : This clinical course focuses on identifying indicators of healthy development in individuals and families during two phases of development, the birth of a baby and the young preschooler. Students will develop skill in the assessment of these individuals and families and explore nursing approaches that promote their health.

    Terms: Summer 2016

    Instructors: Semenic, Sonia Elizabeth; Armistead, Cheryl (Summer)

Second Year (U2) - Required Courses (35 credits)

Fall Term

  • NUR1 311 Infection Prevention and Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : Principles of microbiology and their application to clinical practice in acute and community care settings. Laboratory diagnostics, infectious diseases, and infection prevention and control principles and activities are covered.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Rodrigues, Ramona (Fall)

  • NUR1 321 Acute Stressors and Coping (2 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : Physiological, psychological, and social perspectives are used to examine stress associated with illness, injury, and developmental events. Theories of stress and coping are examined; research findings highlighting the links between stressors, coping responses and health outcomes in individuals and families are reviewed.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Marchionni, Caroline (Fall)

  • NUR1 323 Illness Management 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : The focus of this course is the medical, surgical and nursing management of the major illnesses in adults and children. Topics will include diagnostic tests, drug therapies, dietary management, exercise, relaxation techniques, pain management approaches, patient education, and strategies for maintaining physical and emotional well-being.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Buck, Madeleine; Wrzesien, Vanessa (Fall)

  • NUR1 331 Nursing in Illness 1 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : This clinical course integrates knowledge of normal physiological and psychological processes, disease and illness management in the assessment and care of the acutely ill. Students will develop interventions that conserve patient energy, alleviate physical and emotional pain, promote healing, and help families cope and deal with the health care system.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Doucette, Elaine M (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: NUR1 235; Pre-/co-requisite: NUR1 321, NUR1 323 or permission of the instructor.

    • A nominal fee of $34.11 is charged to all nursing students who register in courses where clinical skills are taught to students in the Nursing Learning Laboratory. The fee is for clinical skills kits that students will use during their training in the Nursing Learning Laboratory. The kits also contain additional materials for students to take with them after the training to allow them to practice the skills they learn on their own.

  • PHAR 300 Drug Action (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Principles of pharmacology and toxicology. Frequently encountered drugs will be used as a focus to illustrate sites and mechanisms of action, distribution, metabolism, elimination and adverse side effects.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Zorychta, Edith; Hales, Barbara F (Fall)

Winter Term

  • NUR1 322 Chronic Illness and Palliative Care (3 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : The biological, psychological and social factors which influence living with chronic illness are examined. Empirical findings linking different chronic stressors to coping responses and to health outcomes are reviewed. Issues in palliative care, the care of the dying, and the nature of bereavement are reviewed.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Hart, Heather Dawn; Kerr, Andrew (Winter)

  • NUR1 324 Illness Management 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : Medical, surgical, and nursing management of the major illnesses in adults and children. Topics will include diagnostic tests, drug therapies, dietary management, symptom management, patient education, and strategies for maintaining physical and emotional well-being.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Buck, Madeleine; Wrzesien, Vanessa (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: NUR1 323

    • Not open to students who have taken NUR1 320. Only open to students in the BSc(N) program.

    • Note: Continuation of NUR1 323.

  • NUR1 332 Nursing in Illness 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : This clinical course integrates knowledge related to individuals and families coping with acute, chronic and terminal illnesses, and illness management in nursing practice. Assessment skills will focus on changes in physiological functioning, emotions, behavior, and family processes.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Doucette, Elaine M; Gauthier, Mélanie (Winter)

    • Pre-/co-requisite: NUR1 235, NUR1 322, NUR1 331 or permission of the instructor.

    • A nominal fee of $18.38 is charged to all nursing students who register in courses where clinical skills are taught to students in the Nursing Learning Laboratory. The fee is for clinical skills kits that students will use during their training in the Nursing Learning Laboratory. The kits also contain additional materials for students to take with them after the training to allow them to practice the skills they learn on their own.

  • PATH 300 Human Disease (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pathology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Pathology : Provides a fundamental understanding of the diseases prevalent in North America, for upper level students in the biological sciences. Includes: general responses of cells and organ systems to injury; assessment of individual diseases by relating the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention to the primary biological abnormalities in each disorder.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Zorychta, Edith (Winter)

  • PHAR 301 Drugs and Disease (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : This course further explores the basic principles of pharmacology as illustrated by drugs used in the treatment of disease. Emphasis is placed on drugs used for diseases prevalent in North America.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Hales, Barbara F (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: PHAR 300 or permission of instructor.

Summer Term (Registration takes place during Winter term – in March – www.mcgill.ca/summer)

  • NUR1 333 Nursing in Illness 3 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : Focus is on the integration of knowledge and skills acquired over the first two years of the program. Students and faculty will conjointly determine the student's clinical placement on the basis of the student's learning needs and their previous clinical experiences.

    Terms: Summer 2016

    Instructors: Marchionni, Caroline; Ponzoni, Norma (Summer)

Third Year (U3) - Required Courses (28 credits)

Fall Term

  • NUR1 420 Primary Health Care (3 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : Principles of accessibility, public participation, intersectoral and interdisciplinary collaboration, appropriate technology, and health promotion and illness prevention are discussed in relation to the planning and delivery of local, regional, and international health delivery systems. Topics include the infrastructure that supports health, and socio-economic, political and cultural contexts of health.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Filion, Francoise; Tazian, Anna (Fall)

  • NUR1 424 Legal and Ethical Issues: Nursing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : This course covers ethical and legal aspects related to caring for patients and their families, and principles in ethical decision-making. Issues of professional accountability, liability, and advocacy are addressed in such contexts as withholding treatment, organ harvesting, abortion, involuntary commitment, etc.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Bonneau, Josée; Chlala, Lynne Violette (Fall)

  • NUR1 428 Learning and Health Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : This course examines how cognitive, behaviorist, and social learning theories may be used to enhance individual and family health behaviors, coping and development. Topics include: learning theories; principles of teaching and learning, support groups, issues around clients' use of information technology for health information.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Lambert, Sylvie (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: NUR1 331.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken NUR1 328.

Winter Term

  • NUR1 421 Resources: Special Populations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : The concept of social support is explored and links between social networks and health are examined. Groups at health risk including the homeless, poor, and new immigrants are identified. Types and functions of community groups available as social resources for these groups will be discussed.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Filion, Francoise; Tazian, Anna (Winter)

  • PSYC 204 Introduction to Psychological Statistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : The statistical analysis of research data; frequency distributions; graphic representation; measures of central tendency and variability; elementary sampling theory and tests of significance.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: Amsel, Rhonda N (Fall) Gu, Fei (Winter) Darainy, Mohammad (Summer)

    • Fall and Winter

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have passed a CEGEP statistics course(s) with a minimum grade of 75%: Mathematics 201-307 or 201-337 or equivalent or the combination of Quantitative Methods 300 with Mathematics 300

    • This course is a prerequisite for PSYC 305, PSYC 406, PSYC 310, PSYC 336

    • You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.

Students must also register for one of the following courses in the Fall Term and the alternate one in the Winter Term:

  • NUR1 431 Community Health Nursing Practicum (4 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : In this clinical course, students will apply the guiding principles and values of primary health care through the application of the community health nursing process using capacity building and strength based approach in partnership with individuals, families and groups within the health care system leading to enhanced competencies in prevention, health protection, maintenance, restoration and palliation.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Bonneau, Josée (Fall) Bonneau, Josée (Winter)

  • NUR1 432 Community Health Nursing Project (4 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : In this clinical course, students will apply the guiding principles and values of primary health care through the application of the community health nursing process using capacity building and strength based approach in partnership with populations and communities outside the health care system leading to a health promotion project.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Filion, Francoise; Rozintseva, Kristina; Gausden, Diana (Fall) Filion, Francoise; Rozintseva, Kristina; Gausden, Diana (Winter)

Summer Term (Registration takes place during Winter term – in March – www.mcgill.ca/summer)

  • NUR1 530 Clinical Internship (5 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : This clinical nursing experience offers students an opportunity to consolidate their knowledge and assessment skills in either community nursing or critical care.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Summer 2016

    Instructors: Buck, Madeleine (Fall) Buck, Madeleine; Antonacci, Rosetta; Gausden, Diana (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: NUR1 432.

    • Restriction: Only B.Sc.(N) Program

Elective Courses (6 credits)

6 credits with 3 credits at the 300 level or above.
(Full-time students normally take these courses in the third year.)

Interprofessional Education Activities

These required non-credit activities address the competencies for interprofessional practice across the health professions such as professional roles, communication, collaboration in patient-centered care, and conflict resolution. Students will be advised at the beginning of each term which activities they should register for.

U0 Required Courses (27 credits)

The first year (U0) of the 139- or 140-credit four-year program consists of the following courses:
Fall Term

  • CHEM 110 General Chemistry 1 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : A study of the fundamental principles of atomic structure, radiation and nuclear chemistry, valence theory, coordination chemistry, and the periodic table.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Gauthier, Jean-Marc; Sewall, Samuel Lewis; Huot, Mitchell; Barrett, Christopher; Friscic, Tomislav; Pavelka, Laura (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisites/corequisites: College level mathematics and physics or permission of instructor; CHEM 120 is not a prerequisite

    • Each lab section is limited enrolment

  • PHYS 101 Introductory Physics - Mechanics (4 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : An introductory course in physics without calculus, covering mechanics (kinematics, dynamics, energy, and rotational motion), oscillations and waves, sound, light, and geometrical optics.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Ragan, Kenneth J (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lectures; 2 hours laboratory; tutorial sessions

    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or having taken PHYS 131, CEGEP objective 00UR or equivalent

    • Laboratory sections have limited enrolment

Winter Term

  • BIOL 112 Cell and Molecular Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : The cell: ultrastructure, division, chemical constituents and reactions. Bioenergetics: photosynthesis and respiration. Principles of genetics, the molecular basis of inheritance and biotechnology.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Dent, Joseph Alan; Schöck, Frieder (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 2 hours lecture and 3.5 hours laboratory/seminar

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CEGEP objective 00XU or equivalent; or BIOL 115; or AEBI 122

    • Attendance at first lab is mandatory to confirm registration in the course.

  • CHEM 120 General Chemistry 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : A study of the fundamental principles of physical chemistry.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Pavelka, Laura; Butler, Ian Sydney; Siwick, Bradley; Gauthier, Jean-Marc; Huot, Mitchell (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisites/corequisites: College level mathematics and physics, or permission of instructor: CHEM 110 is not a prerequisite

    • Each lab section is limited enrolment

  • MATH 141 Calculus 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : The definite integral. Techniques of integration. Applications. Introduction to sequences and series.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: Pang, Chung Yin Amy (Fall) Shokoohi, Farhad; Hundemer, Axel W; Barsheshat, Yariv (Winter) Al Balushi, Ibrahim; McGillivray, Annaliza (Summer)

    • Prerequisites: MATH 139 or MATH 140 or MATH 150.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 121 or CEGEP objective 00UP or equivalent

    • Restriction Note B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

    • Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited

  • PHYS 102 Introductory Physics - Electromagnetism (4 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : Electric field and potential. D.C. circuits and measurements. Capacitance. Magnetic field and induction. A.C. circuits Semiconductor devices and their application. Electromagnetic waves.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Provatas, Nikolaos (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lectures; 2 hours laboratory; tutorial sessions

    • Prerequisite: PHYS 101.

    • Corequisite: MATH 139 or higher level calculus course.

    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or having taken PHYS 142, CEGEP objective 00UR or equivalent

    • Laboratory sections have limited enrolment

U0 Complementary Courses

(6 or 7 credits)

One of the following Calculus courses (to be taken in Fall term):

  • MATH 139 Calculus 1 with Precalculus (4 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Review of trigonometry and other Precalculus topics. Limits, continuity, derivative. Differentiation of elementary functions. Antidifferentiation. Applications.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Chen, Linan (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 4 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial

    • Prerequisite: a course in functions

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CEGEP objective 00UN or equivalent.

    • Restriction Note B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

    • Students continue in MATH 141

    • Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited

  • MATH 140 Calculus 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Review of functions and graphs. Limits, continuity, derivative. Differentiation of elementary functions. Antidifferentiation. Applications.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: Hundemer, Axel W; Hu, Ying; Wallace, Michael (Fall) Vonk, Jan (Winter) Jakobson, Dmitry (Summer)

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial

    • Prerequisite: High School Calculus

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 120, MATH 139 or CEGEP objective 00UN or equivalent

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

    • Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited

and either:

  • NUR1 223 Development over the Lifespan (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Nursing : Study of biological, psychological, and social perspectives of human development from infancy through old age within an ecological framework. Developmental processes of learning, coping, and social relationships will be linked to biological development and be discussed as major determinants of health.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Sanzone, Rosalia (Fall)

OR
3-credit elective

** Students who take NUR1 223 in U0 will take a 3-credit elective in U1; students who take a 3-credit elective in U0 will take NUR1 223 in U1. It is generally recommended that U0 students take NUR1 223 in U0, so that they meet other nursing students.

Following successful completion of the U0 courses, students enter First Year (U1).

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