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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Courses Graduate Courses (Masters and PhD) Nursing Graduate Courses
Nursing Graduate Courses

COURSES

Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.

Nursing 5610      Pathophysiology for the Nurse Practitioner
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Theoretical and practice related concepts of pathophysiology are examined as a basis for advanced nursing practice. The course content will also explore alterations in physiological function with an emphasis on age-related, acute, episodic, and chronic conditions found in primary health care practice.
Cross-List(s): Public Health 5610
Offering: 1.5-0; 1.5-0
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Nursing 5615      Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Pre- or co-requisite NURS 5635
Description: Students will differentiate concepts and frameworks essential to advanced health assessment, clinical reasoning, and diagnosis in advanced nursing practice. They will also apply clinical, theoretical, scientific knowledge in comprehensive and focused health assessment, including history taking, physical examination, diagnostic reasoning, and interpretation for the individual's diagnostic plan of care.
Cross-List(s): Public Health 5615
Offering: 3-0-6; 0-0-0
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Nursing 5616      Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Nursing 5615 and 5635 and pre- or co-requisite: NURS 5636
Description: Students will learn to integrate conceptual frameworks integral to advanced health assessment, clinical reasoning and diagnosis in advanced nursing practice. They will also demonstrate substantive initiative, responsibility, and accountability in complex decision making for individual clients, groups, and/or communities within the nurse practitioner scope of practice.
Cross-List(s): Public Health 5616
Offering: 0-0-0; 3-0-6
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Nursing 5630      Nurse Practitioner Roles and Responsibilities
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Students will compare and contrast advanced practice nursing and related frameworks to develop, integrate, sustain, and evaluate the role of the nurse practitioner within primary health care. Critically analyze and develop strategies to implement advanced practice nursing competencies (research, leadership, collaboration, and health and social policy).
Cross-List(s): Public Health 5630
Offering: 1.5-0; 1.5-0
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Nursing 5635      Therapeutics I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Pre- or co-requisite: NURS 5615
Description: Students will learn to critically appraise and interpret concepts and frameworks integral to pharmacotherapy, advanced counseling, and complementary therapies for common conditions across the lifespan. They will also learn to develop, initiate, manage, and evaluate therapeutic plans for care that incorporate client values and acceptability, goals of therapy, analysis of different approaches, pharmacotherapeutic principles.
Cross-List(s): Public Health 5635
Offering: 3-0-6; 0-0-0
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Nursing 5636      Therapeutics II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Nrsing 5615 and 5635 and pre- or co-requisite: NURS 5616
Description: Students will learn to integrate conceptual frameworks and evidence underlying the study of pharmacotherapy, advanced counseling, and complementary therapies for complex client situtations. They will also demonstrate substantive initiative, responsibility, and accountability in complex decision making.
Cross-List(s): Public Health 5636
Offering: 0-0-0; 3-0-6
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Nursing 5840      Nurse Practitioner Integrative Practicum
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Nursing 5610, 5615, 5616, 5630, 5636, 5636
Description: The Integrative Practicum synthesizes the competencies essential to advanced nursing practice to provide primary health care for clients across the life span. Students will demonstrate autonomy, decision-making, and critical analysis of organizational and system issues that influence scope of practice, professional accountability, and outcomes. The practicum is normally taken from May to August. Students may not being their practicum until all other courses of the Nurse Practitioner certificate program have been successfully completed.
Cross-List(s): Public Health 5840
Offering: Seminar: 3 hours per week; Clinical practice: 7 hours per day for 13 weeks (455 hours)
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