Academic Calendar 2024-2025

Nursing Electives

The following courses are not offered each year. Please email the School of Nursing at for further information on when they will be offered.

NURS 304  Nursing Practicum: Hospice Palliative Care Nursing  Units: 3.00  
This theory and clinical course is about hospice palliative care of persons with cancer and non-cancer end-stage diseases. Students will examine the history, philosophies, and role of nursing in hospice palliative care, as well as pain and symptom management; advance care planning; and caring for self. This course includes clinical placements in settings where palliative care is provided. 2 hour lecture per week and 64 clinical hours.
Requirements: Prereq NURS 206 and NURS 207 and in BNSc  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences  
NURS 347  Fundamentals of Healthcare Quality, Risk, and Safety  Units: 3.00  
This course will introduce the principles of quality, risk, and safety (QRS) in healthcare. The historical, current, and future states of QRS in various healthcare settings will be explored with the goal of creating a system that advances health and protects patients from harm, while enhancing the quality of healthcare delivered. The principles of healthcare improvement will be actively discovered by applying healthcare quality frameworks and approaches to real world situations. Concepts will be evaluated that highlight quality improvement theory, methodology and tools, economic considerations, risk and risk management, safety, organizational culture, leadership, systems thinking, person-centered care, communication and interprofessional teamwork, human factors and technology advancement.
Further, exploration of implementing a change to practice will be examined through change management, ethics, policy, and law. 3 hour lecture per week. Completion of year 2 university or permission of the instructor.
Requirements: BNSC and >= 3rd year  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences  
NURS 425  Managing for Success  Units: 3.00  
This course focuses on three key skills that a successful manager possesses; an understanding of financial management, negotiation and influence. In the three components of the course learners will examine, among other things, basic ideas of finance and accounting and how health care is funded in various jurisdictions; styles of negotiation and bargaining for an agreement; how people are influenced and how to exert influence to achieve personal and organizational goals. 3 hour lecture per week.
Requirements: BNSC and >= 4th year  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences  
NURS 490  Independent Studies In Nursing  Units: 3.00  
The purpose of this nursing theory course is the enrichment of a student's overall program of study. Designed by the interested student or group of students and agreed upon by faculty involved and approved by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. A similar course must not be offered elsewhere at Queen's or have a remedial intent. There is a limit of one independent studies course for credit. Workload is commensurated with a half-credit course.
Requirements: BNSC students only  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences