NURS 201: Microbiology for Nursing

Class Program

This course provides nursing students with an understanding of the role of microorganisms in human disease. 
Specific topics include:
    Introduction to Microbiology
       Microbial diversity
    Control of microbial growth
    Environmental Microbiology
    Introduction to Epidemiology
    Principles of nosocomial infection and control
    Diagnosis of infectious disease
    Pathology of microbial disease
    Principles of human immunology
    Organ-based infectious disease

This course is designed to provide a solid foundation in microbiology specifically relevant to the Nursing profession. The fundamental principals of microbiology, host-parasite interactions, organ based diagnostic microbiology, environmental microbiology and control of infectious diseases will be taught. The course will provide the nursing students with an understanding of the importance of microbiology in their profession.

NURS 210: Pathophysiology

Class Program

This course focuses on the physical and chemical process within the human body that can lead to disease, injury or death of an individual. Emphasis is on the adolescent through elderly lifespan.  The student will focus on the human response to altered levels of function related to diseases, formulation of nursing diagnosis ad therapeutic intervention.

NURS 214: Practicum II Adult Hlth w/ Lab

Class Program

This course is designed to develop the student’s knowledge and clinical skill in the nursing care of adult Peri-operative clients, clients with neurological; Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, Endocrine, Lymphatic/Immune, Integumentary, Hematologic, Renal problems and fluid & electrolyte disturbances and medication administration.

NURS 215: Pharmacology

Class Program

This course is designed to provide learners with an understanding of the principles of pharmacology including pharmacokinetics and pharmco-dynamics and their relation to medicine and nursing.

NURS 216: Nursing Practicum I

Class Program

Students will be introduced to the role of the professional nurse.  The nursing process will be used as a problem-solving tool for formulating care in the clinical area.  Learning experiences are provided in the hospital setting.

NURS 217: Nursing Practicum II

Class Program

This course is designed to offer opportunities to students to consolidate experiences in the clinical areas.  This course focuses on the clinical aspects of care and the domains of nursing practice.  The student will complete the rotation through various areas including specialties such as ophthalmology and outpatient clinics as well as generalized medical or surgical areas.

NURS 220: Mental Hlth Nursing With Pract

Class Program

This course introduces students to the knowledge and skills for planning and implementing basic nursing care for persons (individuals, families and communities) experiencing psychiatric-mental health problems and for those with the potential for enhancement of their mental health. The students will focus on the nursing care of the patient who presents with self care deficits related to psychological and emotional issues. Students are exposed to a variety of disorders and behavioral responses of individuals along the health-illness continuum. Students will establish therapeutic nurse-client relationships, and learn to apply the nursing process to individuals exhibiting a range of behaviors in these settings. The students will also focus on the latest research in neurobiology, physiology, and psychopharmacotherapeutics as they pertain to psychiatric-mental health nursing. Emphasis is on shifts toward care of clients in the community setting and with their families. Examples of evidence-based practice will be utilized throughout the rotation.

NURS 300: Adult Health Nursing I

Class Program

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to care for adult clients and their families along the health and illness continuum.  The course will be presented using mainly a system-based approach with the focus on respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine and urinary systems.

NURS 305: Nursing Childbearing Family with Lab

Class Program
Credits 4

Days and Times: 

Lecture: Tuesday – Thursday 9:30 -10:45 am 

Labs: Mondays 8-10am and 4pm -6pm  


Previous Nursing courses    

Co-requisite(s) NURS 314 & NURS 323


NURS 323: Practicum III Pediatrics

Class Program
Credits 4

Days and Times: Wednesdays (7:00am – 2:30pm

Classroom Location:  General Hospital, Grand Anse Health Centre and St. George’s Health Centre

Pre-requisite(s): All previous Nursing Courses Co-requisite(s): NURS 314 & NURS 305

NURS 325: Practicum V - L/ship & Mgmt

Class Program

This course prepares the student nurse for the supervisory and professional responsibilities in the practical setting.  Learners are exposed to a number of varied environments including those in policy making needing advocates and change agents for patient care and the profession of nursing.  A quality improvement assignment related to practice will be completed during this practicum.

NURS 326: Collab & Comm in Healthcare

Class Program

This course will introduce the student to the concept of inter professional collaborative practice and the evidence base that supports its effectiveness.  The student will learn how to communicate and work within a team and how to positively influence team working.  

NURS 330: Mental Hlth Nursing w/ Pract

Class Program

This course focuses on the basic psychopathology of mental disorders and the theories and principles underlying nursing care of patients with alterations in mental health status. An historical perspective on the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, including a discussion of the predominant theoretical frameworks for treatment will be presented. The major psychiatric diagnoses will be defined, described, and discussed in terms of their etiology, clinical manifestations, and approaches to treatment. Psychiatric nursing as a specialty area of practice and the application of psychiatric principles across clinical populations will be emphasized. Health promotion, crisis intervention, and family and community concepts related to mental illness will be addressed. Contemporary concerns will be presented related to the impact of mental illness on family stress and burden, substance abuse, and family violence. Personal, family, societal, political, legal, and ethical considerations pertaining to mental illness will be explored. Examples of evidence-based practice will be utilized throughout. The practicum will allow students the opportunity to observe and under supervision experience the work of the psychiatric nurse within the hospital and community.

NURS 400: Global Nursing & Hlth Care Iss

Class Program

This course examines major global health challenges, Programs and policies.  Students will be introduced to the world's vast diversity of determinants of health and diseases.  Students will analyze current and emerging global health priorities, including emerging infectious diseases, poverty, conflicts and emergencies, health inequality, health systems reforms, and major global initiatives for disease prevention and health promotion.  Using a case study approach, students will study the global and regional politics and local social contexts in which global health problems occur and will learn to analyze the successes and shortcomings of global health interventions.