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NSCC 7220 - Critical Care Nursing Theory 2

Nursing Specialty Critical Care Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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. 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 the next Critical Care Nursing course, NSCC 7320.

Prerequisite(s)

75% in NSCC 7120 and 75% in NSCC 7150

Credits

3.0

Cost

$409.41 - $826.50 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2018

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

CRN 83114

Mon Jan 08 - Fri Mar 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 30 Online

Instructor

Sarah Crowe

Course Outline

Cost

$810.46

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This course requires an IPad. (IPad Mini 16GB 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 83115

Mon Jan 08 - Fri Mar 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 30 Online

Instructor

Sarah Crowe

Course Outline

Cost

$249.00

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

CRN 85410

Mon Jan 08 - Fri Mar 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 30 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$409.41

Notes

  1. Available for exam challenge only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This is a challenge section. 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

Spring/Summer 2018

Below are three offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 64008

Mon Apr 09 - Fri Jun 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - Jun 29 Distance

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$417.44

Notes

  1. Available for exam challenge only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This is a challenge section. 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 section is only available for registration starting Wed, Feb 21 at 9:00 am (PST)

Sneak Preview

CRN 64010

Mon Apr 09 - Fri Jun 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - Jun 29 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$826.50

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 section is only available for registration starting Wed, Feb 21 at 9:00 am (PST)

Sneak Preview

CRN 64012

Mon Apr 09 - Fri Jun 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - Jun 29 Distance

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$253.81

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 section is only available for registration starting Wed, Feb 21 at 9:00 am (PST)

Sneak Preview

Learning Outcomes

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 2017

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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