The combined Emergency and Critical Care nursing certificate is 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. 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 a diverse range of illness and injury and from a wide age spectrum. The Critical Care courses focus on expanding knowledge related to strategies employed to optimize a patient's oxygen supply using advanced hemodynamic monitoring and mechanical ventilation. You will also explore foundational knowledge of relational family practice, evidence based practice and ethical practice within the context of critical care nursing.
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 30 credits to obtain an Advanced Specialty Certificate in Emergency Nursing, or continue and complete 30 more credits for a total of 60 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Specialty Nursing.
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 websites 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|
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