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NSNN 7410 - Nephrology Theory 2: Part A

Nursing Specialty Nephrology Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

Modified from NSNN 7400, for nurses enrolled in a Compressed Time Frame program and VIHA program. Nephrology Nursing Certificate requires completion of NSNN 7420 Part B as well. The focus of NSNN 7410 course is to introduce principles of Hemodialysis. It is required to complete successfully in order to enroll into NSNN 7500 Hemodialysis clinical course. The application of the concepts of chronicity and transition to the context and theory of hemodialysis dialysis, comprehensive assessments of clients on dialysis will be explored. The basic theoretical concepts introduced in this course will be further applied in subsequent clinical courses that follow NSNN 7400.


NSNN 7200



Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 86605

Mon Jan 07 - Fri Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 29 Online



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This reregistration course section is for students who require a course extension to complete their course from the previous term. This course is delivered in an online format. On the first day of class, log in to to access your course. Re-registration is a one-time option only. Please call the Program Head at 604-451-7104 for approval.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Reflect on various approaches to health care in a dialysis setting and the building of patient-nurse relationships using the principles of transition theory.
  • Utilize critical thinking and systematic inquiry skills to create a comprehensive assessment tool for a renal client experiencing common health challenges.
  • Describe the principles of hemodialysis and the underlying physiological impacts.
  • Explain the efficacy of dialysis using clinical data.
  • Interpret clinical data to recognize complications of dialysis.
  • Apply knowledge of dialysis to develop care plans for renal patients.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017


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