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High Acuity Specialty Nursing Theory 1 NSHA 7100

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

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

Domestic fees

$376.54 - $1,226.67 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of NSHA 7100 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 72004

Duration

Wed Jan 03 - Fri Mar 22 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 72004
  • 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

Teresa Gnoato

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$1226.67

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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  5. This is an internet-based NET course section except for two exams which will be held on campus and one optional workshop. Please contact the Program Assistant for approval and for further details. 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 on in acute care may be required. This course is delivered in an asynchronous online format. On the first day of class, log in to www.bcit.ca/learn/ to access your course.
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 two offerings of NSHA 7100 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 56055

Duration

Tue Apr 02 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 56055
  • Domestic fees $1203.06
    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

Teresa Gnoato

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$1203.06

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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  5. This is a NET online learning section. This section is intended for post RNs only. For approval to take this course, please contact the Program Assistant at swood@bcit.ca. 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. This course is delivered in an online format and all materials are included online. On the first day of class, log in to www.bcit.ca/learn/ to access your course.
Status

CRN 57032

Duration

Tue Apr 02 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 57032
  • Domestic fees $376.54
    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

Jean Dehaan

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$376.54

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. 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 for approval to register. This course is delivered in an online format. On the first day of class, log in to www.bcit.ca/learn/ to access your course.
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 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 Spring/Summer 2023

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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