Fourth Year

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Students begin to consolidate their knowledge in classes that explore ethical theories and the legal aspects of nurses’ role, nursing regulation and practice standards, social justice, leadership and advocacy. Students examine the role of the nurse in shaping and influencing future directions in health and health care related to economics, technology innovation, power, and policy.

Advanced clinical concepts are explored with a deeper understanding and application of clinical judgment in theoretical courses, as well as in professional practice placements. Students finish their fourth year ready to apply knowledge in their integrative practicum experiences where they spend 456 hours working alongside a nurse preceptor preparing them to enter the profession as a novice registered nurse.

All professional practice placements will be located within the Southwest geographic area.

Term 1

Theory-Based Courses

  • Nursing 4320A - Professional, Ethical and Legal Obligations: A Critical Appraisal
  • Nursing 4400A - Advanced Concepts for Professional Practice
  • Nursing 4440A - Future Directions for Nursing and Health Care
  • Electives (2 x 0.5)
    • Course Syllabus

Professional Practice Courses

  • Nursing 4410A - Professional Practice: Clients with Complex Health Challenges
    • Students to integrate and apply concepts learned through program at an advanced level to clients and families
    • Placements will be within the Southwest geographic area.

Term 2

Professional Practice Courses (456 clinical hours, preceptored practicum)

Preceptors are qualified nurse practitioners within a clinical field site who are responsible for guiding students' practicum experiences.

  • Nursing 4461W/X - Professional Practice: Integrative Practicum