NURS Elective Courses

The principles for long-lasting satisfaction like social connectedness, expression of gratitude, living in the present, daily workout, and sufficient sleep, are essential for building an emotionally rich and balanced life. These nursing electives offer additional tools for creating balance in the life of all students at UBC.

All courses are open for registration at appropriate points in the academic year, have no prerequisite courses or year level requirements, and unpublished wait-lists exist to accommodate additional students if required. We encourage all students to participate where a good fit exists between these courses and your academic success at UBC.

NURS 180 Stress and Strategies to Promote Wellbeing


Introduction to foundational knowledge related to stress, stressors, resilience, social support, and strategies to foster physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Open to all students interested in learning about managing and navigating the stressors of student life.

NURS 270 Diverse Perspectives on Aging


This course examines the aging experience from interdisciplinary, equity, diversity, inclusion and Indigeneity (EDI-I) (race, sex, gender, disability) and health systems perspectives. Topics include older adult health and wellness, age friendly communities, ageism and stigma, and end of life issues.

NURS 280 Human Sexual Health


Beliefs, behaviours, and expressions of human sexuality and the link to health for students from any program. How sexuality is discussed and practiced from various perspectives, and strategies to promote healthy sexual expression and sexual health.

NURS 290 Health Impacts of Climate Change


Human health impacts of the current and projected environmental crisis; study of key concepts and ideas to prepare for the future to promote wellbeing of individuals, communities, and populations.


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