This course will assist the student to develop skills necessary in the assessment of individuals throughout the life span. Students will develop knowledge and skills related to communication and assessing the physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs of the healthy individual. Opportunities to practice data collection with the healthy client through interviewing and physical examination will be provided. Particular emphasis will be placed on student-directed practice.
Year One Joint Statement
Year one of the program focuses on "knowledge of self in the context of health" (see collaborative handbook for more information). Your core nursing courses include NSE 11, NSE 12, NSE 13 and NSE 112.These courses, in addition to psychology, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, and your liberal studies course, will increase your awareness of self. In addition, these courses will emphasize the importance of wellness, and the relationship of health promotion in supporting and maintaining wellness, and an appreciation of diversity. In your core nursing courses, concepts from each individual course will build on each other. Throughout the year, you will begin to integrate and apply the knowledge obtained in all first year courses to inform your practice as a first year nursing student.
Professionalism in our Learning Community
Students and faculty within the school of nursing are colleagues in nursing. All members of our learning community are expected to act with professionalism and academic integrity. Honesty is the basic hallmark of academic integrity http://www.ryerson.ca/academicintegrity/ Community members are expected to credit others’ ideas in written work, make a fair contribution to group work, and behave with integrity during tests and exams. Trust, respect and fairness are values that underpin effective collaboration and life-long learning (The Center for Academic Integrity, 2008). The Ryerson, Centennial, George Brown Collaborative Nursing Degree Program expects students to listen to one another’s viewpoints and to be respectful in communication. Students are required to attend all classes and labs, to be prepared, to be on time and to give adequate notice if circumstances prevent them from attending. Positive collegial professional relationships between students and faculty members contribute to excellence in both nursing education and nursing practice. “The Recipient of Health Care is Considered the End Goal of Nursing Education” (Storch, Wagner, & Berry, 2004, p. 13).
Storch, J.L., Wagner, S., & Berry, L. (2004). Final Candidacy Report of the Review Team of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing for the Ryerson, Centennial, George Brown Collaborative Nursing Degree Program. Toronto: Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing.
The Center for Academic Integrity (2008). The fundamental values of academic integrity: honesty, trust, respect, fairness, responsibility [PDF file]. Retrieved from http://www.academicintegrit.org/fundamental_values_project/index.php