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NSER 7800 - Emergency Nursing and Mental Health

Nursing Specialty Emergency Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

This practice-based course has been developed for nurses caring for patients experiencing mental health challenges or patients experiencing physical illness/injury with a concomitant mental health component. This course is suitable for all nurses working in rural, community, or tertiary hospital emergency departments as well as community settings. The following information provides a brief description of our course.





Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 44118

Mon Jan 07 - Fri Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 29 Distance


Joanne Macaluso

Course Outline




  1. Guided learning format.
  2. This is an elective course whithin the ER curriculum that may be suitable for some students and can also be taken on its own as continuing ed.
  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 back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Participants will utilize a mental health framework for the assessment of patients experiencing mental health challenges.
  • Participants will demonstrate safe care for patients with a variety of mental health challenges.
  • Participants will describe the effects of anti-psychotic, anti-depressant, and anti-manic medications.
  • Participants will critically analyze the impact of mental health challenges on patients and their families.
  • Participants will describe the ways in which mental health discourse impacts patients and the health care they receive.
  • Participants will describe current theories explaining mental health challenges.
  • Participants will reflect in writing about current practices in the care of people experiencing mental health challenges.

Effective as of Winter 2012

Related Programs

NSER 7800 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

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


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Registration is currently open for the Winter 2019 term.

The sneak preview for the Spring/Summer 2019 term starts Fri, Feb 15 at 8:30 am (PST).

Students may register for Spring/Summer 2019 term courses online, by phone, mail or in-person starting Wed, Feb 20 at 9:00 am (PST).

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