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NSCC 7220 - Critical Care Nursing Theory 2

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 expand their understanding of critical care nursing practice by exploring family-centered care and interdisciplinary collaborative practice in critical care settings. Two narrative cases of patients and families experiencing critical illness (acute coronary syndrome and first-line management of myocardial infarction; acute respiratory insufficiency) build relevant critical care nursing knowledge and integrate theoretical concepts presented in other modules and in previous courses. Over the last four weeks of the course, learners complete 25 hours of simulation and supervised clinical practice experience: Concept-focused clinical learning experiences include comprehensive assessment, hemodynamic and cardiac monitoring management, dysrhythmia recognition and management, application of oxygen supply and demand theory, beginning exploration of family centered care and interdisciplinary collaboration in critical care, and care of patients experiencing ACS (first line management) and respiratory insufficiency. Please note, learners must be Registered Nurses to take this course. Please note: You must achieve 75% or greater to register in the next Critical Care Nursing course, NSCC 7320.

Prerequisite(s)

75% in NSCC 7120 and 75% in NSCC 7150

Credits

3.0

Cost

$443.15 - $877.25 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2021

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

CRN 42181

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

$443.15

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 42183

Tue Sep 07 - Fri Nov 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Nov 26 Online

Instructor

Andrea Ford

Course Outline

Cost

$877.25

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 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 42185

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

$269.52

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 83114

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

$877.25

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. NSCC 7220 will be a completely distance theory course via distance/online learning this term; an extra paper will be required in lieu of the 25 hour clinical placement. 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 83115

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

$269.52

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.

CRN 85410

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

$443.15

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.

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, leadership, and professionalism. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Theory

  • Describe family-centered care in the context of critical care nursing practice.
  • Discuss interdisciplinary collaborative practice in critical care units.
  • Explain the relationship between comprehensive assessment findings and pathophysiology of acute coronary syndrome.
  • Analyse patient data, form and prioritize conclusions, and plan nursing care to optimize myocardial oxygen supply and demand for a patient experiencing acute coronary syndrome.
  • Explain the relationship between comprehensive assessment findings and pathophysiology of acute respiratory insufficiency.
  • Analyze patient data, form and prioritize conclusions, and plan nursing care to optimize myocardial oxygen supply and demand for a patient experiencing acute respiratory insufficiency.

Clinical

  • Demonstrate a systematic approach to complete a comprehensive assessment of a critically ill patient at a beginner level*.
  • Demonstrate nursing management of cardiac and invasive hemodynamic monitoring (arterial and CVP), including but not limited to: equipment safety checks, setting alarm parameters, ensuring accuracy of monitored parameters, obtaining and interpreting measurements.
  • Recognize common issues with ECG, arterial and CVP monitoring and seek assistance with troubleshooting.
  • Recognize common dysrhythmias and describe relevant interventions.
  • Apply theoretical concepts related to oxygen supply and demand to form conclusions and explain relevant interventions for patients experiencing ACS and acute respiratory insufficiency.
  • Reflect on nurse-family interactions in the context of critical care nursing practice.
  • Reflect on the nursing role within the interdisciplinary health care team in the context of critical care practice.
  • Recognize the influence of the critical care environment on patients’ and families’ experience and critical care nursing practice.
  • Describe a vision of self as a critical care nurse.

* defined in NSCC 7220, Module 4, Clinical Course module

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

NSCC 7220 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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