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Critical Care Nursing Theory 1 NSCC 7120

Nursing Specialty Critical Care Course

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

Cost

$363.53 - $1,190.05 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are three offerings of NSCC 7120 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 83109

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Fri Mar 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 83109
  • $599.68
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 24 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Sarah Crowe

Course outline

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Cost

$599.68

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. 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 83110

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Fri Mar 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 83110
  • $1190.05
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 24 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Sarah Crowe

Course outline

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Cost

$1190.05

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. Students must purchase the additional e-textbook through the BCIT Bookstore.
Status

CRN 83112

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Fri Mar 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 83112
  • $363.53
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 24 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Sarah Crowe

Course outline

View

Cost

$363.53

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. 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 licensed health care practitioners, all learners will practice in accordance with professional standards of practice throughout the course. In this course, learners will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, creative leadership, and professionalism 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 Fall 2020

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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