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NURS 275 Nutrition and the Role of the Professional Nurse

This course introduces the student to the role of the nurse in promoting and supporting nutritional health. Emphasis is on the role nutrition plays in health promotion/prevention of illness, recovery from acute illness and/or management of chronic illness. Students learn to access evidence to support healthy nutritional choices that reduce risk factors for disease and/or illness across the lifespan. Students explore how culture, ethnicity, socio-economic status, nutritional trends and controversies, and integrative therapies influence the nutritional health of the client.

Special information

Prerequisite: Admitted to the MANE-BSN program. Co-requisites: NURS 270 OR NURS 272.
2 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 17, 2014 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Apply theories and concepts from the arts and sciences to provide prevention-based nutritional care of clients.
  • Incorporate evidence, clinical judgment and client preferences in planning nutritional care of the client.
  • Identify the impact of socio cultural, economic, legal and political factors influencing nutritional health.
  • Discuss the unique nursing perspective in inter-professional teams to optimize client nutritional health.
  • Assess protective and predictive factors, including genetics, which influence the nutritional health of individuals, families and communities.
  • Assume accountability, through reflection, for personal nutritional self-care behaviors.
  • Identify integrative modalities and their role in nutritional health.