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Critical Care Nursing Theory 1 NSCC 7120

Nursing Specialty Critical Care 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

​Learners are introduced to critical care nursing practice and the nature of critical illness, including patients' experience of critical illness, the role of the critical care nurse and the context of critical care nursing practice. Theoretical concepts that are foundational to critical care nursing practice are examined, including: oxygen supply and demand as a basis for cellular oxygenation and physiological function, comprehensive assessment and analysis of arterial blood gas analysis, hemodynamic monitoring and assessment, and clinical decision-making. Simulation sessions support application of theoretical aspects to nursing practice, laying the foundation for clinical practice experience. Please note: You must achieve 75% or greater to register in NSCC 7220.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

4.0

Domestic fees

$383.61 - $1,226.67 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below are three offerings of NSCC 7120 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 83109

Duration

Wed Jan 03 - Fri Mar 22 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 83109
  • Domestic fees $624.49
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 03 - Mar 22 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Sarah Crowe

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$624.49

Important information
  1. Available for exam challenge only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  5. This is a challenge section designed for learners who have previous ICU or Critical Care Nursing experience and wish to challenge the course by writing the challenge exam. Contact Program Assistant at jenna_coroliuc@bcit.ca for approval to register.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 83110

Duration

Wed Jan 03 - Fri Mar 22 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 83110
  • Domestic fees $1226.67
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 03 - Mar 22 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Sarah Crowe

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$1226.67

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. Students must purchase the additional e-textbook through the BCIT Bookstore.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 83112

Duration

Wed Jan 03 - Fri Mar 22 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 83112
  • Domestic fees $383.61
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 03 - Mar 22 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Sarah Crowe

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$383.61

Important information
  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  5. Re-registration is for students who require a course extension to complete their course from the previous term. Re-registration is a one-time option only. Contact Program Assistant at jenna_coroliuc@bcit.ca for approval to register.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Spring/Summer 2024

Below are three offerings of NSCC 7120 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 64004

Duration

Tue Apr 02 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 64004
  • Domestic fees $624.49
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 02 - Jun 21 N/A N/A Distance
Instructor

Sarah Crowe

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$624.49

Important information
  1. Available for exam challenge only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  5. This is a challenge section designed for learners who have previous ICU or Critical Care Nursing experience and wish to challenge the course by writing the challenge exam. Contact Program Assistant at jenna_coroliuc@bcit.ca for approval to register.
Status

CRN 64005

Duration

Tue Apr 02 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 64005
  • Domestic fees $1226.67
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 02 - Jun 21 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Sarah Crowe

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$1226.67

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. Students must purchase the additional e-textbook through the BCIT Bookstore.
Status

CRN 64007

Duration

Tue Apr 02 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 64007
  • Domestic fees $383.61
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 02 - Jun 21 N/A N/A Distance
Instructor

Sarah Crowe

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$383.61

Important information
  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  5. Re-registration is for students who require a course extension to complete their course from the previous term. Re-registration is a one-time option only. Contact Program Assistant at jenna_coroliuc@bcit.ca for approval to register.
Status

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:

  • Differentiate critical care nursing practice from your current nursing practice with respect to the role of the nurse, context of practice, nature of illness, and experience of the patient.
  • Apply the Oxygen Supply and Demand framework to reach conclusions about cellular oxygenation and end organ perfusion.
  • Describe all the components of a systematic comprehensive assessment.
  • Analyze the oxygen supply and demand balance for a critically ill patient using findings from the comprehensive assessment and the Oxygen Supply and Demand framework.
  • Analyze and interpret arterial blood gases.
  • Integrate arterial blood gas analysis into comprehensive assessment of critically ill patients.
  • Describe the principles and management of invasive hemodynamic monitoring.
  • Integrate hemodynamic assessment data into comprehensive assessment of critically ill patients.
  • Examine clinical decision-making in the context of critical care nursing practice, using the Situated Clinical Decision-Making framework.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2023

Related Programs

Critical Care Nursing Theory 1 (NSCC 7120) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Critical Care Nursing Specialty (Combined Critical Care/Emergency Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Critical Care Nursing Specialty
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  3. Nursing
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Full-time
  4. Specialty Nursing (Critical Care - Combined Critical Care/Emergency Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time
  5. Specialty Nursing (Critical Care - Standard Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time

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