Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Academic Resources

Below are links and resources that, as a current student, you will useful in your studies at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Learning & Writing
Mentorship
Plagiarism
Web Services
Sim Lab
RN (Extended Class)
  • Learning & Writing Resources

    APA Writing Guidelines

    Download: APA Guidelines for Nursing Students (PDF)

    Nursing eResources – Gerstein Science Information Centre

    The Gerstein Science Information Centre is the largest science and health science academic library in Canada. It has a print collection of over 1 million volumes of journals and books. The library also provides access to over 100,000 online journals and books.  The Nursing e-Resources Guide consists of selected resources that are licensed by the University of Toronto Libraries or are freely available on the web. Its aim is to provide easy access to resources that complement the nursing curriculum.

    English Language Writing Support

    Housed in 63 St. George Street, within the School of Graduate Studies, English Language Writing Support (ELWS) provides graduate students with advanced training in academic writing and speaking. As you prepare to attend your first conference, to write your first proposal, or to publish your first paper, you will need stronger communication skills than those needed in undergraduate work. By emphasizing professional development rather than remediation, ELWS can help you cultivate the ability to diagnose and address the weaknesses in your oral and written work.

    Health Sciences Writing Centre

    The Health Sciences Writing Centre is a tutoring facility open to all nursing students. They offer free, 45-minute sessions (longer sessions available for grad students) with experienced writing instructors. You may bring in writing assignments at any stage, and they will help you develop your capacity to plan, research, organize, write and revise your papers. They also offer workshops on a wide variety of academic skills of specific interest to nursing students and work with students whose first language is not English.

    Writing at the University of Toronto

    The University of Toronto expects its students to write well, and it provides a number of resources to help them. To find what you need, start with our page of frequently asked questions, investigate writing centres and writing courses, consider attending one of the workshops in our Writing Plus series, look at our advice pages, and read the latest news about writing support programs. Books pages describe self-instruction resources for learning academic writing.

  • Mentorship Resources

    Academic Success Centre

    The Academic Success Centre is comprised of dedicated professionals, from diverse academic backgrounds, who work to help you develop the skills, strategies and competencies that you need to succeed.

    Student Life Leadership Programs

    Visit the Student Life Leadership Programs website for details on how to access their services.

  • Plagiarism Resources

    How Not to Plagiarize

    You’ve already heard the warnings about plagiarism. Obviously it’s against the rules to buy essays or copy chunks from your friend’s homework, and it’s also plagiarism to borrow passages from books or articles or websites without identifying them. You know that the purpose of any paper is to show your own thinking, not create a patchwork of borrowed ideas. But you may still be wondering how you’re supposed to give proper references to all the reading you’ve done and all the ideas you’ve encountered. Download: “How Not to Plagiarize” (PDF)

    Role of Turnitin to Support Academic Integrity

    Turnitin is the leading academic plagiarism detector, utilized by teachers and students to avoid plagiarism and ensure academic integrity. This Internet-based, plagiarism-prevention service checks for potential unoriginal content by comparing submitted papers to several databases using a proprietary algorithm.

  • Web Services Resources

    ROSI

    ROSI provides online access to student and alumni academic information. Notes on security, hours of operation, and browser issues are also dealt with. Visit the ROSI website for more info.

  • Nursing Simulation Lab Resources

    Photos, Floor plan and Overview available here.

    The Sim Lab – Nursing Simulation Lab – is a state-of-the-art teaching facility, designed to provide flexibility in a variety of teaching and learning contexts.

    The Sim Lab incorporates the following simulated environments for health care delivery practice:

    • an inpatient ward with eleven beds and a large nursing station
    • a critical care unit with four patient beds
    • the Bluma Appel Isolation Room,  an isolation room with an ante- and exit room
    • a full operating room
    • a one-bed post-anaesthesia care unit
    • a home care setting living space, that also works as an interview or ambulatory clinic room.

    The Sim Lab provides a learning connection to real life situations and clinical dilemmas through a variety of activities and simulation exercises in a supportive setting.

    The Sim Lab offers several simulation modalities including:

    • computerized adult and infant high-fidelity patient simulators
    • medium-fidelity adult, paediatric and infant patient simulators
    • various bench-top anatomical models and task trainers.

    The adult and infant high fidelity simulators are capable of verbal responses, realistic vital signs, breath and heart sounds, and other physiological responses that allow students to learn and make mistakes in a safe environment, without any risk to patients.

    Through integration of advanced technology, informatics and active learning principles, students have the opportunity to practice hands-on high quality and safe nursing care individually and in groups.

    The lab is fitted with pan-tilt-zoom cameras and hanging microphones throughout. Students and teachers can view simulations in any part of the lab from the control room, the two debriefing areas or from the one-way windows in the operating room and the isolation room.

    From the Sim Lab control room, educators can easily videotape students in as many as six beds simultaneously. These videos are automatically and almost immediately uploaded to a secure server in our building and made available to the students through a secure website. Recent innovations include the ability for students to share videos with each other, upload external videos, comment on a peer’s video for a peer assessment assignment and also submit a paper assignment under an individual video – all through a secure server.

    The Sim Lab is used for training, performance evaluation, remediation, program evaluation, research projects, and health-care equipment trials and demonstrations.

    The facilities are utilized by a variety of educational programs and agencies within and outside the university community, on a regular booked basis (weekly and/or monthly) or for intermittent and one-time events.  Activities have included skills development, physical assessment testing, mock codes, mandatory required simulation exercises, hospital orientations, critical care education courses, implementation of research protocols, development and testing of instructional DVDs or films, and media photo shoots.  Participants taking part in these activities are nursing students (undergraduate and graduate programs), health professionals involved in professional development programs, researchers conducting studies at the lab (used as a simulated hospital) and industry professionals who need a simulated space to refresh their clinical skills.

     


    Contact

    Sim Lab – Nursing Simulation Lab
    Administrator:  Luciana Boic
    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    University of Toronto
    155 College Street, Suite 172
    Toronto, ON, Canada, M5T 1P8
    Phone:                 416-978-7703
    Email:                    lab.nursing@utoronto.ca

    Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

  • Nurse Practitioner Extended Class Registration Information – 2013

    Dear NP Students and Alumni,
    For Current Students

    If you are currently enrolled and graduating from our NP program, information has been sent to the College of Nurses of Ontario for your registration in the extended class. You can obtain more information about the process through this CNO website. If you have not received your package from CNO by early March, you should contact Customer Service at 416-928-0900. In order to be eligible to write the RN(EC) exam CNO must receive verification of course completion.
    All the A forms and the exam application (ANCC –E1 form) are due to CNO on March 15, 2013 (for Adult & Paediatric) and March 29th, 2013 (for Primary Health Care – Global Health).

     

    The deadline to submit the B-3E for you is May 10th, 2013. Please complete the B-3E form and forward it to the NP assistant, Terry Yuen, by April 1st, 2013.  We will then complete the form, attach your transcript*, and forward it to CNO on your behalf. Students practicing outside Ontario should contact regulators in your respective provinces regarding the specific process for extended class registration.

    For Alumni

    As many of you know, the CNO has approved most of our historical programs as equivalent to current NP education programs, but the Fast Track program did not receive approval. There is an alternate pathway for candidates who apply from an education program that is not deemed equivalent. This information is available on the CNO website at (www.cno.org). You must visit the website to register for your extended class package. After completing forms B3E, you must mail or drop off the signed, original forms to the NP Program Assistant, Terry Yuen. The Faculty will then forward the documents and your transcript*, which we will obtain, to the CNO on your behalf.

    Attn: Terry Yuen
    Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    Suite 130, 155 College St
    Toronto, ON M5T 1P8

    * Please note that you DO NOT need an official transcript as stated on the CNO form. Sending your completed forms to the NP Assistant will automatically complete your request for a transcript.

    Please note that an administration fee of $7 applies for form completion; please follow the step found here and forward your proof of payment to the NP Assistant.

    Please continue to be in touch with us if we can provide any further clarification or support of you in this process.

    Sincerest regards,

    Monica Parry, RN(EC), PhD, CCN(C)
    Assistant Professor and Director, Nurse Practitioner Programs
    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing University of Toronto
    &
    National Research Director, Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses, and
    Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Surgery, Kingston General Hospital
    155 College Street, Suite 130
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    M5T 1P8
    Phone: 416.946.3561
    Fax: 416.978.8222
    Email: monica.parry@utoronto.ca

     


    Certification from the Peditric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)

    In order to be eligible to sit this exam graduates must have completed at least 500 direct care clinical practice hours in primary care. Earning PNCB certification is not the same as earning Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) licensure in the United States. Earning PNP certification is one step in the process of obtaining APN licensure in all states except New York and California. Each state board will review your education and certification to determine your eligibility for APN licensure. The steps in completing the application process are:

    • Complete a primary care CPNP exam application.
    • Request that the University of Toronto mail a final official transcript directly to PNCB documenting completion of all of the requirements of the PNP program. Transcripts issued to students will not be accepted. The transcript must also contain the degree awarded and the date of degree conferral. Please note there is a nominal fee associated with obtaining an official University of Toronto transcript.
    • PNCB will contact the University of Toronto to obtain additional required paperwork to confirm that your coursework included advanced physiology/pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology and advanced physical assessment. In addition, we will ask the program to document that you completed at least 500 direct care clinical practice hours in primary care. Please note there is a nominal fee for preparation of the documents at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, to confirm completed course work and clinical practice hours.
    • PNCB will review all documents to determine eligibility. If you are determined eligible to sit for the exam you will receive an email and postcard from PNCB announcing your 90-day testing window. This detailed email includes the information necessary to register with Prometric for an exam appointment. The email also includes links to the Primary Care CPNP Exam Content Outline, the Primary Care CPNP Exam Reference List, sample questions, exam tips and additional practice testing tools. If you are not determined to be eligible for the exam we will notify you immediately and provide a full refund for all exam fees paid.

    Extended Class (EC) Exam Preparatory Courses
    The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing is offering a two-day NP-Adult exam prep course and a two-day NP-Paediatrics exam prep course.

    Both courses will run on April 12 & 13, 2013 in Toronto. http://bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/pd/exam-preparation

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