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Independent Study in Specialty Nursing NSSC 8120

Nursing Specialty Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

Provides the opportunity to pursue a particular area of interest in specialty nursing. You and course tutor determine the learning intentions, activities and evaluation strategies for the course. For further details, contact the program head in your chosen specialty. Requires program head approval to register.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



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Learning Outcomes

As a healthcare practitioner, you are expected to follow professional standards of practice throughout all SN programs and courses. In this course, you will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership, professionalism, and clinical decision-making. Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Establishe a specific area for study related to your area of practice.
  • Determine realistic and tangible course goals.
  • Collaboratively engage with the course instructor to develop a learning contract which includes appropriate learning strategies.
  • Determine suitable evaluation strategies in collaboration with the course instructor.
  • Complete all aspects of the learning contract including the evaluation strategies.
  • Demonstrate critical reflective thinking, professionalism, and scholarly writing in course activities.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2023

Related Programs

Independent Study in Specialty Nursing (NSSC 8120) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Pediatric Nursing Specialty (Standard Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Specialty Nursing (Nephrology)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time
  3. Specialty Nursing (Pediatric - Standard Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time
  4. Specialty Nursing (Perinatal - Perioperative Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time
  5. Specialty Nursing (Perinatal - Standard Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time
  6. Specialty Nursing (Perioperative)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time


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