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<span id="_ctl16__ctl0_head_title">Ryerson: The Chang School: Course: CVNU 317</span>

CVNU 317 Health and Social Policy


Certificate and Degree Credit
Community Services Program Area


Duration: 39 Hours
Fee: $629.03* (Payment in full is required at time of enrolment.)
Available through Distance Education


This course explores the definition of policy, and its contexts, development, and effects at the community, professional, corporate and government levels. It introduces concepts related to policy content, process, outcome, and analysis and it investigates the nurse's role in policy development. The relationship between health and social policy to people, their environments, their health, and nursing is addressed through critical analysis, discussion, small group process, expert guest presentation, and independent study. Case studies relating to current health and social policies will also be reviewed in the classroom setting. Equivalent to Nursing Elective: Special Topics in the BScN program.

Note: In order to take this course, you must be a Regulated Registered Nurse (RN) and have a registration/licensure with a College of Nurses in a Canadian province or territory.

Students enrolled in Internet sections of this course are required to write the course test and/or exams online at preassigned dates and times that may vary or extend past the scheduled course end date. Details will be provided at the start of each course.

See the Nursing website, www.ryerson.ca/ce/nursing, for further information.

Sample Classroom Course Outline

Fall 2017
Enrolment for Fall 2017 is currently open; see Important Dates for specific enrolment periods. See Enrolment for instructions on enrolling online, by mail, or in person. Undergraduate Students: Please enrol using RAMSS for courses applicable to your degree program.
There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Fall 2017
Winter 2018
Enrolment for Winter 2018 is currently open; see Important Dates for specific enrolment periods. See Enrolment for instructions on enrolling online, by mail, or in person. Undergraduate Students: Please enrol using RAMSS for courses applicable to your degree program.
There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Winter 2018
Spring/Summer 2018
This term is not yet open for enrolment via the Shopping Cart. Priority enrolment for certificate students for this term begins on February 12, 2018. Regular enrolment begins on February 26, 2018.
Distance Delivery Option
Distance: Internet 07 May 2018-28 Jul 2018

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