Course DescriptionIn this course, the student will explore the philosophical evolution of nursing knowledge as an art and a science. Using a transformation theory base, the student will analyze a variety of nursing theories, concepts, and models, and the root of her/his own perspective of nursing practice. Major emphasis will be placed on the use of a theoretical framework to direct the processes of assessment, clinical judgment, care planning and evaluation. The interrelationship of systems theory and nursing theories, and their application to practice is examined.
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In order to take this course, you must have a current nursing registration/licensure with a College of Nurses or nursing regulatory body in a Canadian province or territory. You must also be formally admitted to the post diploma BScN degree through the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing prior to enrolment in this course.
The scheduling reflects the classroom-based instruction. In addition, students are required to participate in a mandatory weekly Internet component.
Students enrolled in Internet sections of this course are required to write the course test and/or exams online at preassigned dates and times. The end dates for these sections have been adjusted to accommodate this requirement. Details will be provided at the start of each course.
See the Nursing website, www.ryerson.ca/ce/nursing, for further information.