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Specialty Nursing (High Acuity)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time/Distance & Online Learning

Overview

Delivery Mode: ONLINE

  • This program will be delivered online during COVID-19.
  • Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.

BCIT offers the only high acuity certification program in Canada to meet the needs of this growing nursing specialty. Our committed and experienced faculty ensure that you have the skills to offer the best health care possible to patients.

High acuity applies the foundational medical-surgical nursing skills you learn as a registered nurse (RN) to an acute care setting. A niche area of patient care, high acuity nurses work in inpatient units supporting acutely ill adults with multiple health challenges. No two patients are the same and each one requires individualized care. We prepare you to succeed in this challenging nursing specialty.

About the program

The BCIT Nursing Specialty Bachelor of Science (BSN) is a combination of our advanced certificate program and our specific academic BSN courses. Choose to complete both concurrently or study in the order that works best for you.

Visit Nursing Specialty BSN for information about the required academic courses.

Visit High Acuity Nursing Advanced Certificate for information about the required specialty courses and clinicals.

Entrance Requirements

Costs & Supplies

Face respirator fit testing – approx $25 per year; annual re-fitting required.

Courses

Graduating & Jobs

Health Match BC

Health Match BC is a new service that helps recent specialty nursing graduates find work within BC. Funded by the provincial government, Health Match BC prioritizes the hiring of BC nursing graduates. For more information, download the Health Match BC [PDF].

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Jean Dehaan
Program Head
Jean_Dehaan@bcit.ca
604-432-8911
Toll-free: 800-663-6542 x 8911

Stephanie Wood
Program Assistant
Stephanie_Wood@bcit.ca
604-454-2230
Toll-free: 800-663-6542 x 2230

Contact Us

Stephanie Wood
Program Assistant
Stephanie_Wood@bcit.ca
604-454-2230
Toll-free: 800-663-6542 x 2230

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