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High Acuity Specialty Nursing Theory 1 NSHA 7100

Nursing Specialty High Acuity Part-time Studies Course

Course details

The purpose of this course is to introduce participants to the high acuity nursing specialty and the role of the high acuity nurse. The participants will focus on expanding their ability to think critically and engage in participatory relationships; examine the concept of health and explore their understanding of health in order to promote health for high acuity patients and families. The participants will explore the lived experience of an acute illness (e.g. COPD and respiratory insufficiency) while applying the theory of oxygen supply and demand, comprehensive assessments, and ethical clinical decision-making within the high acuity nursing practice environment.

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

Fall 2022

Below are two offerings of NSHA 7100 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 34077

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Fri Nov 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 34077
  • $1190.05
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 25 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Stephanie Yoon

Course outline

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Cost

$1190.05

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  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 course section is an internet-based learning section. This section is intended for post RNs only. All others must have approval to register - email swood@bcit.ca. Students need to contact the Bookstore in order to obtain course materials for this section. Nurses interested in the High Acuity program should have a minimum of six months (preferably one year) of recent experience on an acute care unit. For interested nurses from international practice, residential or other areas of care, a refresher course in acute care may be required. Online delivery format. On the first day of class, log in to www.bcit.ca/learn to access your course.
Status

CRN 35417

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Fri Nov 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 35417
  • $363.53
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 25 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Jean Dehaan

Course outline

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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. This course section is for students who require a course extension to complete their course from the previous term. Re-registration is a one-time option only. Please contact the Program Assistant at 604-454-2230.
Status

Learning Outcomes

As licensed health care practitioners, you 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, leadership and professionalism. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Differentiate high acuity nursing practice from current practice with respect to the role of the nurse, context of practice, nature of illness and experience of the patient.
  • Formulate conclusions about cellular oxygenation and end-organ perfusion using the oxygen supply and demand framework.
  • Complete a comprehensive assessment to determine appropriate care for a high acuity patient.
  • Recognize cues to form judgments about potential and actual problems for high acuity patients.
  • Prioritize interventions for complex high acuity patients informed by the situated clinical decision-making framework.
  • Advocate for appropriate interventions by integrating multiple sources of nursing knowledge.
  • Interpret arterial blood gases within the context of the high acuity patient.
  • Form accurate conclusions about oxygen supply and demand in relation to respiratory insufficiency and disease.

Effective as of Fall 2022

Related Programs

High Acuity Specialty Nursing Theory 1 (NSHA 7100) 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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