This program is primarily mandated to provide RNs with the knowledge, skill, and leadership ability to work in a wide variety of emergency settings, ranging from rural to urban centres. The program melds a comprehensive curriculum of both Emergency nursing theory and clinical practice. The core courses provide the necessary pathophysiology, assessment frameworks, and nursing theory to enable nurses to serve a multicultural client base presenting with a diverse range of illness and injury and from a wide age spectrum.
The program offers post RNs either an Advanced Specialty Certificate in Emergency Nursing or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Specialty Nursing. Nurses may bridge out after 27 credits to obtain an Advanced Specialty Certificate in Emergency Nursing, or continue and complete 33 more credits for a total of 60 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Specialty Nursing.
For nurses with a shared interest in both Emergency and Critical Care Nursing, BCIT offers combined programs.
Combined Emergency/Critical Care Option - designed for nurses who work in a community or rural hospital and spend the majority of their time working in the emergency department with some responsibilities in the intensive care unit.
Combined Critical Care/Emergency Option - designed for nurses who work in a community hospital and spend the majority of their time is working in the intensive care unit with some responsibilities in the emergency department.
Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.
The following web sites provide up-to-date information on openings for Emergency Nursing positions:
|www.healthecareers.com||South Fraser Regional District, Delta, Peace Arch, Langley, Surrey
|www.providencehealthcare.com||St. Paul's Hospital, Mount Saint Joseph, St. Vincent's
|www.fraserhealth.ca||Fraser North, Fraser South, Fraser East
|www.vch.ca||North Shore/Coast Garibaldi, Vancouver, Richmond, Sunshine Coast
|www.interiorhealth.ca||Thompson/Cariboo, Okanagan, Kootenay
|www.northernhealth.ca||Northwest, Northeast, Northern Interior|
|www.phsa.ca||Provincial Health Services Authority
Toll-free: 800-663-6542 x 0821
Toll-free: 800-663-6542 x 7094
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