Term 3

Core Skills/Community Health

Focus on population health across the lifespan and in a variety of communities

  • Learn about the profession of a registered nurse
  • Learn how to assess, protect and promote the health of groups and communities while building your skills in personal and team communication
  • Practice within the faculty and in a variety of placements including schools, community agencies and workplaces

Core Nursing courses commence in Term 3 of the program. Students in all three entry routes of the Bachelor of Nursing program – Direct Entry, Transfer and Degree Holders – are required to complete terms 3 through 8. 

CASN Accrediation UCalgary Medicine Hat

Topics you'll study

  • Professional scope of registered nursing practice
  • Social determinants of health  
  • Population health status and epidemiology
  • Strategies to assess, protect and promote health of groups and communities
  • Identification of health risk from population health data
  • Introduction to evidence-based practice
  • Collaborative practice and team communication
  • Nursing practice includes on and off campus practice experiences 

Course Listing for Term 3

Nursing 285: The Discipline and Profession of Nursing I: Foundational Professional Concepts (3 units)

Nursing 287: The Science of Health I: Communities and Populations (3 units)

Nursing 288: Supporting Health I: Communities and Populations (3 units)

Nursing 289: Integrating Nursing Roles and Practices I: Learning, Praxis and Scholarship in the Practicum Setting (6 units)

Location of clinical placements

  • Schools
  • Daycares
  • Community influenza clinics
  • Well senior centers
  • Workplaces
  • Primary care networks