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NSCC 7120 - Critical Care Nursing Theory 1

Nursing Specialty Critical Care Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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, invasive 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. Course materials for this course, along with all other theory courses in the Nursing Specialty Critical Care curriculum are offered in the iPad/IBook format. Students must have access to an iPad to participate in this course. Please note: You must achieve 75% or greater to register in NSCC 7220.

Credits

4.0

Cost

$553.96 - $1,099.38 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2018

Below are three offerings of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 41394

Tue Sep 04 - Fri Nov 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Nov 23 Online

Instructor

El Ladha

Course Outline

Cost

$1,099.38

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This course requires an IPad. (2nd generation or higher). Purchase E-text code through BCIT Bookstore.
  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 04 - Fri Nov 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Nov 23 Online

Instructor

Sarah Crowe

Course Outline

Cost

$553.96

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 04 - Fri Nov 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Nov 23 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$335.79

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 2019

Below are three offerings of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 83109

Mon Jan 07 - Fri Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 29 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$553.96

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

Mon Jan 07 - Fri Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 29 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$1,099.38

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This course requires an IPad. (2nd generation or higher). Purchase E-text code through BCIT Bookstore.
  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

Mon Jan 07 - Fri Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 29 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$335.79

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

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 invasive 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.
  • Appreciate the implications of clinical decision-making in critical care nursing for your future nursing practice.

Effective as of Fall 2017

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

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