Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

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NURS-406 Preparing for Professional Role

Students critically examine local and global contemporary issues in nursing, nursing education, and delivery of health care. Students also critique theories that guide nursing practice, knowledge development approaches in nursing, and health information and communication technologies. Particular emphasis is on transitioning from student to beginning practitioner role and on professional career development that includes values clarification, professional image, professional socialization, nursing licensure and regulation, and inter-professional practice. 


NURS-408 Advanced Population & Public Health

Students critically examine population and public health issues, focusing on select local and global communicable diseases, chronic diseases, injuries, population emergencies and disasters, and millennium development goals.

Understanding how nurses work inter-disciplinarily and inter-sectorally to prevent and address complex and current local and global population health issues is a focus.

Emphasis is also on various roles of the interdisciplinary team to influence determinants of health and systems of change.

NURS-409 Exploratory Nursing Practice

In this integrated practice experience, students select a focused area of nursing from a variety of practice, policy, or research settings in order to integrate, refine, and apply competencies in professional and ethical practice., theoretical and critical thinking, leadership and interprofessional collaboration, application of evidence-informed practice, and psychomotor skills.

Efforts are made to place students in practice settings related to their concentrated area of study in nursing.



NURS-415 Nursing of Adults II

This is a theoretical and practice-based course exploring chronic health issues related to diseases of the nervous, endocrine, and sensory systems, among others. In a primary, secondary, or tertiary setting, students will deliver comprehensive medical or surgical nursing care to adults at risk for or experiencing a complex health problem. Leadership practice component.


NURS-425 Comprehensive Health Assessment

This theory and practice course focuses on a systematic assessment of the well adult. Students will incorporate health history and physical examination of body systems in identifying self-care requisites for a diverse population.


NURS-440 Transition to Nursing Practice: Consolidation

During this final practice experience, students consolidate nursing knowledge and entry-to-practice competencies. The focus is the transition from the student to baccalaureate graduate registered nurse role through a mentored experience. Students assume responsibility for learning and increasingly complex assignments as they near the end of their baccalaureate education. Application of relevant evidence and best practice guidelines is required.

Includes 440 hours of clinical practice experience.



NURS-494 Leadership and Management in Nursing

This course is an examination of nursing leadership theories and management models and their relationship to client care. The course explores the changing roles and expectations for registered nurses as leaders in the health care system.

Project Management Applications

Are you a part-time or accidental project manager? Part-time project managers have projects assigned to them in addition to their daily responsibilities. Accidental project managers find themselves leading projects without formal training in the discipline. Some people choose project management as a career, and many others find project management just another part of your area of responsibilities. For you, project management is a skill set, not a career.

If you have been assigned projects and need a quick jump start to get going, then this is the course for you. You will learn the 10 essential skills you need to survive and thrive. Topics include understanding the business need and the related project outcomes, setting project boundaries so you know what's included and what's not, getting to know your project stakeholders and their needs so you can set and meet their expectations, and how to plan projects and create a schedule.

It's not enough to just manage a project, you also have to control it, so things don't get out of hand. Eventually, the project will come to an end, so you will need to know what project closing looks like. You will want to turn the project over to your customer, so you can close down the project and move on to your next big adventure.

Throughout the course, you will find examples of real projects and how each of these essential skills applies in the real world. Project management skills are essential life skills with many practical applications and all industries. Project management and leadership are consistently the top two skill sets current and future employers look for, so this is also essential for your professional development.

Project Management Fundamentals

Organizations initiate projects to create new computer applications, erect bridges and buildings, improve processes, develop new products, and reorganize company operations. Unfortunately, most organizations do not manage projects well, creating an unprecedented demand for project management practitioners.

If you're organized, perceptive, detail-oriented, and an excellent communicator, you just might have what it takes to succeed in the fast-growing field of project management.

In this course, an experienced Project Management Professional will help you master the essentials of project management. You will become an indispensable member of your project team by discovering and mastering the critical concepts you need to plan, implement, control and close any type of project.

You will learn about project politics and ethics, project measurements, and project closure. You will be able to develop all sections of a project plan, you will become comfortable with the project management body of knowledge, and you will develop a variety of powerful techniques to generate project ideas.

If you're new to project management, this course will provide you with the essential information you will need to prepare for and complete your first project. If you're an experienced project manager, this course will make you more valuable to your employer by increasing your skills and competencies.

This course and its follow-up (Project Management Applications) also include essential information that will help you prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® and the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) exams offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Certification Magazine recently identified PMP certification as ""the highest-paying certification"" of the year.

PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Professional (PMP), PMBOK, PgMP, PMI-RMP, CAPM, PMI-SP, PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) and the PMI REP Logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute.

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