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Advanced Medical/Surgical NSHA 7120

Nursing Specialty High Acuity Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course is designed to consolidate the theory learned in NSHA 7100 by providing the opportunity to apply concepts to cases in a clinical setting. The course will prepare students to assess patients in a comprehensive and focused manner and to use the oxygen supply and demand framework to make informed clinical decisions for patient care. Specifically, the course will assist students in applying and integrating nursing knowledge to provide nursing care for acutely ill patients experiencing selected health problems. Students will have the opportunity to further develop their comprehensive assessment abilities, monitoring skills and clinical decision-making, and their ability to work collaboratively to provide safe, competent and ethical nursing care.


  • NSHA 7100 (75% in each evaluation component is required)



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Learning Outcomes

As a healthcare practitioner, you are expected to follow professional standards of practice throughout all SN programs and courses. In this course, you will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership, professionalism, and clinical decision-making. Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to complete the comprehensive assessment documentation systematically and evaluate the data.
  • Apply comprehensive assessment data to the Oxygen Supply and Demand framework to formulate conclusions.
  • Integrate comprehensive assessment data for the selected acute illness condition to support Oxygen Supply and Demand framework determinant conclusions.
  • Discuss the interrelationships between the various Oxygen Supply and Demand determinants.
  • Apply Gillespie-Paterson’s Situated Clinical Decision-Making framework to make appropriate clinical interventions for the provision of care of a patient for selected acute illness conditions.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to facilitate optimal care and patient outcome for the selected acute illness condition.
  • Demonstrate how the group collectively met the Key Areas of Practice clinical indicators.
  • Utilize self-reflection on their practice to promote professional growth.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2023

Related Programs

Advanced Medical/Surgical (NSHA 7120) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. High Acuity Nursing Specialty
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Nursing
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Full-time
  3. Specialty Nursing (High Acuity)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time


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