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NSHA 7100 - High Acuity Specialty Nursing Theory 1

Nursing Specialty High Acuity Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

The purpose of this course is to introduce participants to the high acuity nursing specialty and the role of the high acuity nurse. The participants will focus on expanding their ability to think critically and engage in participatory relationships; examine the concept of health and explore their understanding of health in order to promote health for high acuity patients and families. The participants will explore the lived experience of an acute illness (e.g. COPD and respiratory insufficiency) while applying the theory of oxygen supply and demand, comprehensive assessments, and ethical clinical decision-making within the high acuity nursing practice environment.

Credits

4.0

Cost

$1,077.82 - $1,099.21 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2018

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

CRN 72004

Mon Jan 08 - Fri Mar 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 30 Distance

Instructor

Deborah Yates

Course Outline

Cost

$1,077.82

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This course section is a Guided Learning section. Please contact the Program Head at 604-453-4075 for approval to take this course. Students need to contact the Bookstore in order to obtain course materials for this course/section. Nurses interested in the High Acuity program should have a minimum of six months (preferably one year) of recent experience on an acute care unit. For interested nurses from international practice, residential or other areas of care, a refresher course on in acute care may be required. This course is delivered in an online format. On the first day of class, log in to www.bcit.ca/learn/ to access your course.
  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 72924

Mon Jan 08 - Fri Mar 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 30 Distance

Instructor

Deborah Yates

Course Outline

Cost

$329.20

Notes

  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This course section is for students who require a course extension to complete their course from the previous term. Re-registration is a one-time option only. Please contact the Program Assistant at 604-454-2230 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 two offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 56055

Mon Apr 09 - Fri Jun 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - Jun 29 Online

Instructor

Deborah Yates

Course Outline

Cost

$1,099.21

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This is a NET online learning section. This section is intended for post RNs only. All others must have Program Head approval to register. Students need to contact the Bookstore in order to obtain course materials. Nurses interested in the High Acuity program should have a minumum of six months (preferably one year) of recent experience on an acute care unit. For interested nurses from international practice, residential or other areas of care, a refresher course in acute care may be required. This course is delivered in an online format. On the first day of class, log in to www.bcit.ca/learn/ to access your course. Contact the Program Assistant at 604-454-2230 for more information.
  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 57032

Mon Apr 09 - Fri Jun 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - Jun 29 Online

Instructor

Deborah Yates

Course Outline

Cost

$335.62

Notes

  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This course section is for students who require a course extension to complete their course from the previous term. Re-registration is a one-time option only. Please contact the Program Assistant at 604-454-2230 for approval to register. This course is delivered in an online format. On the first day of class, log in to www.bcit.ca/learn/ to access your course.
  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, leadership and professionalism. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Differentiate high acuity nursing practice from current practice with respect to the role of the nurse, context of practice, nature of illness and experience of the patient.
  • Analyze the oxygen supply and demand framework to formulate conclusions about cellular oxygenation and end organ perfusion.
  • Build on existing comprehensive assessment abilities to care for high acuity patients.
  • Identify potential and actual problems for high acuity patients using comprehensive assessment.
  • Identify and advocate for appropriate interventions by integrating multiple sources of nursing knowledge.
  • Prioritize interventions for complex high acuity patients informed by clinical and ethical decision-making frameworks.
  • Analyze and interpret arterial blood gases to identify problems with ventilation and oxygenation.
  • Apply the oxygen supply and demand theory using various patient scenarios including respiratory insufficiency, pneumonia and COPD.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017

Related Programs

NSHA 7100 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. High Acuity Nursing Specialty
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate
  2. Nursing
    Full-time   Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  3. Specialty Nursing (High Acuity)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Winter 2018

Books for Winter 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore

If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

Critical Thinking, Clinical Reasoning, and Clinical Judgment: A Practical Approach
Author Rosalinda Alfaro-LeFevre RN MSN ANEF
Publisher Elsevier Canada
Copyright 2017
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-32335-890-3
Price $84.95
Required

Spring/Summer 2018

Books for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore

If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

Critical Thinking, Clinical Reasoning, and Clinical Judgment: A Practical Approach
Author Rosalinda Alfaro-LeFevre RN MSN ANEF
Publisher Elsevier Canada
Copyright 2017
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-32335-890-3
Price $84.95
Required

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