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NSCC 7120 - Critical Care Nursing Theory 1

Nursing Specialty Critical Care Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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.

Credits

4.0

Cost

$587.85 - $1,166.65 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2021

Below are three offerings of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 41394

Tue Sep 07 - Fri Nov 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Nov 26 Online

Instructor

Sarah Crowe

Course Outline

Cost

$1,166.65

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. The Critical Care Nursing program requires students to have an iPad capable of downloading iOS 11 or newer with at least 16 GB of space in order to download course content through iTunesU and iBooks. The iTunesU enroll code for this course will be posted in the BCIT Learning Hub at the start of the term. Students must also purchase the required e-textbook through the BCIT Bookstore. PLEASE NOTE: in 2022, the Critical Care Program content will begin transferring to BCIT’s online learning platform, the Learning Hub, and will no longer require an IPad.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

In Progress

CRN 42177

Tue Sep 07 - Fri Nov 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Nov 26 Online

Instructor

Sarah Crowe

Course Outline

Cost

$587.85

Notes

  1. Available for exam challenge only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 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.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

In Progress

CRN 42179

Tue Sep 07 - Fri Nov 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Nov 26 Online

Instructor

Sarah Crowe

Course Outline

Cost

$356.33

Notes

  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 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.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

In Progress

Winter 2022

Below are three offerings of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 83109

Tue Jan 04 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 25 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$587.85

Notes

  1. Available for exam challenge only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 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.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 83110

Tue Jan 04 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 25 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$1,166.65

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Students must purchase the additional e-textbook through the BCIT Bookstore. PLEASE NOTE: As of January 2022, the Critical Care Nursing Program no longer requires students to have an iPad for the program.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 83112

Tue Jan 04 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 25 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$356.33

Notes

  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 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.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

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

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