Course

Nursing Practice: Community Health & Mental Health

Faculty
Health Sciences
Department
Nursing
Course Code
NURS 3413
Credits
5.00
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
8
Method(s) Of Instruction
Clinical
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
In this nursing practice experience, students have opportunities to provide safe, competent, compassionate, and evidence-informed nursing care to vulnerable individuals, families, groups and communities. The focus of this course is persons with mental health challenges and/or substance use disorders. In addition, the nursing care of persons in a variety of community settings is emphasized.
Course Content

In this experiential course, a population health approach to providing nursing care for vulnerable individuals, families, groups, and communities is emphasized. Building on previous learning, nursing practice experiences reflect the concepts and essential content from all courses in the semester and the core curriculum concepts.  Nursing Practice experiences occur in a variety of mental health and community settings.

Nursing Process

  • Assessment
  • Diagnosis
  • Planning
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation

Professional Standards

  • Responsibility and accountability
  • Knowledge-based practice
  • Client-focused provision of service
  • Ethical practice

Role of the Nurse

  • Evidence-informed practice
  • Holistic health assessment
  • Collaboration with clients
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Nursing practice decision-making
  • Care planning
  • Ensuring client safety
  • Reflective practice
  • Scope of practice
  • Practice standards
Learning Activities

It is the intent of faculty to facilitate student learning, and promote critical inquiry, reflection and analytical reasoning through a variety of learning processes such as decision-making analysis, group discussion and reflection on practice.  

Means of Assessment

The course evaluation is consistent with Douglas College Evaluation Policy.  A course evaluation schedule and other course evaluation information are provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline which is available to students at the beginning of each semester.  A nursing practice assessment form is used to guide nursing practice course evaluation.  This form includes indicators of successful nursing practice at the end of the semester.  Nursing practice congruent with these indicators is an essential component of successful completion of this course.  This is a mastery course. 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Using a relational practice perspective and a population health approach, provide safe, competent, compassionate, evidence-informed nursing care to persons experiencing mental health challenges and/or substance use disorders.
  • Using a relational practice perspective and a population health approach, provide safe, competent, compassionate, and evidence-informed nursing care to persons in variety of community settings.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of others as unique beings who affect, and are affected by, their context in decision-making and planning care for vulnerable individuals, families, groups and communities.
  • Use knowledge from a variety of sources to critically reflect on issues and trends in population health, mental health promotion, and substance use and consider implications for nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities including the ability to advocate for vulnerable clients.
  • With assistance, participate in interprofessional and intersectoral collaboration. 
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:

A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline which is available to students at the beginning of each semester. 

Requisites

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for NURS 3413
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2024

CRN
35089
section details
CRN Days Instructor Status More details
CRN
35089
Instructor Last Name
Stephany
Instructor First Name
Kathleen
Course Status
Open
Maximum Seats
8
Currently Enrolled
7
Remaining Seats:
1
On Waitlist
0
Building
Off Campus Location
Room
None
Times:
-
Section Notes

NURS 3413 080 - Thursday/Friday AND/OR Saturday/Sunday Clinical Off Campus Sept 5-Nov 29, 2024.

CRN
35090
section details
CRN Days Instructor Status More details
CRN
35090
Instructor Last Name
Dhaliwal
Instructor First Name
Sharon
Course Status
Open
Maximum Seats
8
Currently Enrolled
5
Remaining Seats:
3
On Waitlist
0
Building
Off Campus Location
Room
None
Times:
-
Section Notes

NURS 3413 081 - Thursday/Friday AND/OR Saturday/Sunday Clinical Off Campus Sept 5-Nov 29, 2024.

CRN
35091
section details
CRN Days Instructor Status More details
CRN
35091
Instructor Last Name
Piddocke
Instructor First Name
Pamela
Course Status
Open
Maximum Seats
8
Currently Enrolled
7
Remaining Seats:
1
On Waitlist
0
Building
Off Campus Location
Room
None
Times:
-
Section Notes

NURS 3413 082 - Thursday/Friday AND/OR Saturday/Sunday Clinical Off Campus Sept 5-Nov 29, 2024.

CRN
35092
section details
CRN Days Instructor Status More details
CRN
35092
Instructor Last Name
Kane
Instructor First Name
Jennifer
Course Status
Open
Maximum Seats
8
Currently Enrolled
7
Remaining Seats:
1
On Waitlist
0
Building
Off Campus Location
Room
None
Times:
-
Section Notes

NURS 3413 083 - Thursday/Friday AND/OR Saturday/Sunday Clinical Off Campus Sept 5-Nov 29, 2024.

CRN
35093
section details
CRN Days Instructor Status More details
CRN
35093
Instructor Last Name
Boyd
Instructor First Name
Melissa
Course Status
Open
Maximum Seats
8
Currently Enrolled
4
Remaining Seats:
4
On Waitlist
0
Building
Off Campus Location
Room
None
Times:
-
Section Notes

NURS 3413 084 - Thursday/Friday AND/OR Saturday/Sunday Clinical Off Campus Sept 5-Nov 29, 2024.

CRN
35094
section details
CRN Days Instructor Status More details
CRN
35094
Instructor Last Name
Bhopal
Instructor First Name
Balbeer
Course Status
Open
Maximum Seats
8
Currently Enrolled
7
Remaining Seats:
1
On Waitlist
0
Building
Off Campus Location
Room
None
Times:
-
Section Notes

NURS 3413 085 - Thursday/Friday AND/OR Saturday/Sunday Clinical Off Campus Sept 5-Nov 29, 2024.

CRN
35095
section details
CRN Days Instructor Status More details
CRN
35095
Instructor Last Name
Sahota
Instructor First Name
Gurpreet
Course Status
Open
Maximum Seats
8
Currently Enrolled
7
Remaining Seats:
1
On Waitlist
0
Building
Off Campus Location
Room
None
Times:
-
Section Notes

NURS 3413 086 - Thursday/Friday AND/OR Saturday/Sunday Clinical Off Campus Sept 5-Nov 29, 2024.

CRN
35096
section details
CRN Days Instructor Status More details
CRN
35096
Instructor Last Name
Kang
Instructor First Name
Manshinder
Course Status
Open
Maximum Seats
8
Currently Enrolled
6
Remaining Seats:
2
On Waitlist
0
Building
Off Campus Location
Room
None
Times:
-
Section Notes

NURS 3413 087 - Thursday/Friday AND/OR Saturday/Sunday Clinical Off Campus Sept 5-Nov 29, 2024.