First Year

year 1

Students begin to gain an understanding of the philosophical, theoretical and ethical foundations of the nursing profession and nursing practice. Health promotion, relational practice, social determinants of health, social justice, and person-centered collaborative care are emphasized. Thinking like a nurse through concepts related to strength-based nursing care and care planning progresses to understanding how to act like a nurse, through concepts such as reflection, patient safety and interprofessional care.

First-year students spend time in laboratory settings learning and applying introductory communication and health assessment techniques necessary to begin the process of developing clinical judgment as a nurse.

Courses

Term 1

Theory-Based Courses

  • Nursing 1060A - Foundational Concepts of Professional Nursing I
  • Nursing 1070A - Health Promotion and Caring for Self, Colleagues and Clients I
  • Physiology 1020 - Human Physiology (full course, runs over two terms)
  • Writing 1030F - Writing for Professional Success in Nursing

Theory/Lab-Based Courses

Term 2

Theory-Based Courses

  • Nursing 1160B - Foundational Concepts of Professional Nursing II
  • Nursing 1170B - Health Promotion and Caring for Self, Colleagues and Clients II
  • Nursing 1330B - Human Anatomy for Nursing Students
  • Physiology 1020 - Human Physiology (continued from Term 1)

Theory/Lab-Based Courses