Subject: Nursing
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 1 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Nursing
Department: Nursing (Dean's Office)


This course will focus on therapeutic nursing assessment and interventions with families across the lifespan. We will explore an array of evidence informed concepts, theories, and interventions related to family nursing in a variety of clinical settings, within the context of community and society. Ethically-competent and culturally-safe care will be explored through various nursing roles including counseling, advocating, teaching, leading, and supporting. Specifically, students will be introduced to basic concepts relevant to the promotion and understanding of the family, family assessment/interventions, and family health. Students will also be exposed to a variety of theoretical perspectives that are related to family nursing and the assessment of families. Specific issues and health challenges that families encounter across the lifespan will also be discussed. Throughout the course students will be encouraged to assess how families are impacted by various health processes, apply theory to their current clinical practice settings, and will be given the opportunity to develop interventions and skills associated with family nursing.

Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the College of Nursing who are registered in the B.S.N. program or the Post-Degree B.S.N. Option.
Prerequisite(s): NURS 204.3
Note: Post-Degree B.S.N. classes are offered in an open learning format with the same number of hours, but in alternate time frames

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