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College of Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Course Organization

Following the pre-professional year, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum is delivered over three terms in the second and third year and two terms in the final year.

Year Two
Total Credit Units: 36

Term 1 (Sept-Dec)
Total Credit Units: 15

  • PHAR 250.3 Pharmacology for Nursing* ***
  • PHSI 208.6   Human Body Systems (1/2)
  • NURS 200.3 Nursing Foundations: Perspectives and Influences
  • NURS 202.3 Assessment and Components of Care I
  • NURS 204.3 Communication and Professional Relationships

Term 2 (Jan-Apr)
Total Credit Units: 15

  • MCIM 223.3 Principles of Microbiology and Immunology for Nursing** ***
  • PHSI 208.6   Human Body Systems (2/2)
  • NURS 201.3 Perspectives on Health, Wellness and Diversity in a Global Context
  • NURS 203.3 Assessment and Components of Care II
  • NURS 205.3 Research for Evidence Informed Practice

Term 3 (May-June)
Total Credit Units: 6

  • NURS 220.3 Concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care
  • NURS 221.3 Patient and Family Centered Care in Clinical Practice

* Pre-existing PHAR 250 equivalencies must be obtained within the past five years. PHPY 304 and PHPY 305 (U of S) are equivalent to PHAR 250 when a student has obtained an average of 60% in the combined courses and if the courses are taken within the five years prior to admission.
** Pre-existing MCIM 223 equivalencies must have been obtained within the past 10 years. MICM 224 or BMSC 210 (U of S) can be used in place of MCIM 223 if the grade is 60% of higher.
***In the 2015 - 2016 academic year, MCIM 223 will be offered in Term 1 and PHAR 250 will be offered in Term 2.


Year Three
Total Credit Units: 36
Term 1 (Sept-Dec)
Total Credit Units: 15

  • NURS 304.3 Family Nursing
  • NURS 311.3 Core Competencies for the Management of Complex Patient Care I
  • NURS 321.3 Therapeutic Intervention for Individuals and Groups
  • NURS 307.3 Integrating Mental Health into Nursing
  • NURS 308.3 Integrating Mental Health Nursing within Practice
    or
    NURS 330.3 Maternal Child and Adolescent Family Centered Nursing
  • NURS 331.3 Maternal Child and Adolescent Family Centered Nursing Practice
    or
    NURS 332.3 Exploring Complexity and Acuity*
  • NURS 333.3 Complex Nursing Care Practice*

Term 2 (Jan-Apr)
Total Credit Units: 15

  • NURS 306.3 Exploring Chronicity and Aging
  • NURS 312.3 Core Competencies for the Management of Complex Patient Care II
  • NURS 322.3 Leadership in Education and Care
  • NURS 307.3 Integrating Mental Health into Nursing
  • NURS 308.3 Integrating Mental Health Nursing within Practice
    or
    NURS 330.3 Maternal Child and Adolescent Family Centered Nursing
  • NURS 331.3 Maternal Child and Adolescent Family Centered Nursing Practice
    or
    NURS 332.3 Exploring Complexity and Acuity*
  • NURS 333.3 Complex Nursing Care Practice*

Term 3 (May-June)
Total Credit Units: 6

  • NURS 307.3 Integrating Mental Health into Nursing
  • NURS 308.3 Integrating Mental Health Nursing within Practice
    or
    NURS 330.3 Maternal Child and Adolescent Family Centered Nursing
  • NURS 331.3 Maternal Child and Adolescent Family Centered Nursing Practice

* NURS 332/333 must be completed in Term 1 or Term 2 at all sites.


Year Four

Total Credit Units: 30 (over two terms)

  • NURS 440.3 Interprofessional Perspectives: Health Systems and Policy Development within a Global Context
  • NURS 441.3 Transitioning to Professional Practice
  • NURS 450.9 Practice Integration
  • NURS 422.3 Issues in Leadership and Management: Transformative Practice in Health Care Organizations
  • NURS 430.3 Community Health Nursing: Building Partnerships
  • NURS 431.6 Community Nursing Practice
  • NURS Elective