Term 4

Family Nursing

Focus is on developing your knowledge and skills with individuals and families across the lifespan in a variety of community settings

  • Study risks and challenges to family health; common health issues confronting families; the impact of mental illness
  • Be introduced to nursing research projects
  • Practice within the faculty and also in a variety of placements including public health clinics, outpatient children’s clinics, mental health residential services and residential care settings
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Topics you'll study

  • Family systems assessment of risks and challenges to family health
  • Family interviewing and communication skills
  • Family nursing interventions to manage and prevent common health risks and challenges
  • Collaborating with family members as partners in shared decision-making
  • Inter-professional practice for collaborative care
  • Common population health issues confronting families over a lifespan
    • early family life, parenting and childhood health
    • impact of mental illness
    • coping with seniors’ health and aging parents
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Introduction to nursing research and conceptual models of nursing that guides practice with families
  • Nursing practice includes on and off campus practice experiences

Course Listing for Term 4

  • Nursing 385: The Discipline and Profession of Nursing II: Inter-Professional Practice and Professional Accountability (3 units)
  • Nursing 387: The Science of Health II: Families in Transition (3 units)
  • Nursing 388: Supporting Health II: Families in Transition (3 units)
  • Nursing 389: Integrating Nursing Roles and Practices II: Learning, Praxis and Scholarship in the Practicum Setting (6 units)

Location of clinical placements

  • Community clinics and care centres
    • public health clinics
    • outpatient clinics for children
    • primary care networks
    • mental health residential services
    • older adult programs and services