Course Descriptions NURS 6000   Healthcare Leadership in the 21st Century
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course focuses upon the changing role and expectations for healthcare managers and leaders within the Canadian healthcare system. Class topics include leadership/organizational theories, values based leadership, leadership theories, and evidenced based practice. Strategies for addressing common leadership/management challenges are covered through a variety of course activities including extensive readings, case studies, student presentations, and papers.
CROSS-LISTING: HESA 6000.03

NURS 6050   Contemporary Views of Nursing Science: Philosophy, Research, and Practice
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course explores the philosophy underlying the ontological, epistemological, and ethical approaches to nursing and its practices. Both learner and educator will critically analyze, reflect, and dialogue in a relational, scholarly, and intersubjective learning space. An in-depth understanding of the diverse research traditions that exist within the discipline of nursing and the unique body of knowledge that evolves within each tradition will be illuminated.
FORMAT: Seminar

NURS 6130   Measurement in Nursing Phenomena
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course is designed to prepare learners to develop and share nursing knowledge in methodological and measurement issues as an evolving field in today's research environment. The preparedness of nursing science to embrace critical multiplism from the perspective of methodology, measurement, and evaluation will be interrogated.

NURS 6200   Nursing Sensitive Health Outcomes
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Conceptual, philosophical, theoretical, epistemological, methodological, and feasibility issues central to health outcomes research are examined. The concept of health outcomes and related health and social policies from the perspective of nursing practices are analyzed and critiqued. The impacts of nursing practices on health outcomes at individual, family, community, and population levels will be discussed, analyzed and critiqued.

NURS 6210   Women's Health Outcomes
CREDIT HOURS: 3
The course provides a forum to analyze, discuss, and critique philosophical, conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and feasibility issues central to women's health outcomes research and nursing practice from a gender-based and diversity analysis perspective and the relationship to health and social policies. The short and long term impacts of nursing practices on women's health outcomes and nursing practice at the individual, family, community, and population levels will be analyzed.

NURS 6300   Doctoral Seminar
CREDIT HOURS: 3
The goal of the doctoral seminar is for students and faculty to share the findings from their research, engage in scholarly debate, and foster scholarship. The seminar will facilitate proposed and ongoing research between and among doctoral students, faculty members, and other keystakeholders. Focus is on the critical examination of the research process in nursing, health service delivery, and policy decision-making with an emphasis on maintaining the links between the research problem, theory, and research methods. Consideration is given to both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, designs, and data collection and analysis. Knowledge translation as a core component of research design will be discussed. Strategies for critically analyzing research studies and for utilizing findings are examined.
NOTES: Students taking this course must register in NURS 6300 in both the Fall and Winter term; Successful completion of fall components will result in a grade of IP, with a final grade assigned for the course in the Winter.

NURS 6800   Directed Doctoral Study
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course offers doctoral students the opportunity to undertake further study in a specific topic of interest that is not covered by regular course offerings. The student will be supervised by a faculty member who is competent in the area of interest. Regular meetings between the student and the supervising faculty member will be held. The method of evaluation will be contracted by the student and supervising faculty member.
FORMAT COMMENTS: Independent Study

NURS 6820   Doctoral Reading Course
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course offers doctoral students the opportunity to undertake further study in a specific topic of interest that is not covered by regular course offerings. The student will be supervised by a faculty member who is competent in the area of interest. Regular meetings between the student and the supervising faculty member will be held. The method of evaluation will be contracted by the student and supervising faculty member.
FORMAT COMMENTS: Independent Study

NURS 8000   Health Policy Practicum
CREDIT HOURS: 0
This practicum provides students with an opportunity to build knowledge and skills regarding health policy development, its application and/or evaluation. The practicum will focus on one particular policy relevant to the student's discipline/field of practice and will be tailored to individual student needs. The focus of the practicum can be generated from student work completed in other courses, or as a new topic of interest. The practicum is offered to any Master of Nursing student who elects the Policy option. Graduate students from other health-related disciplines are also eligible for this practicum subject to the availability of faculty expertise and resources.
NOTES: Credit can only be given for this course if X and Y are completed in consecutive terms and partial credit cannot be given for a single term.

NURS 8893   Clinical Plc - Arctic Nurs III
CREDIT HOURS: 0


NURS 9000   Masters Thesis
CREDIT HOURS: 0

NOTES: Credit can only be given for this course if X and Y are completed in consecutive terms and partial credit cannot be given for a single term.

NURS 9530   Doctoral Thesis
CREDIT HOURS: 0