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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

$1,121.44

Fall 2019

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 34077

Tue Sep 03 - Fri Nov 22 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 03 - Nov 22 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$1,121.44

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This course section is an internet-based learning section. This section is intended for post RNs only. All others must have Program Head approval to register - call 604-453-4075. Students need to contact the Bookstore in order to obtain course materials for this 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 in acute care may be required. Online delivery 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 35417

Tue Sep 03 - Fri Nov 22 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 03 - Nov 22 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$342.58

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.
  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 2020

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 72004

Mon Jan 06 - Fri Mar 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Mar 27 Distance

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$1,121.44

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This is an internet-based NET course 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.

CRN 72924

Mon Jan 06 - Fri Mar 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Mar 27 Distance

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$342.58

Notes

  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This RE-REGISTRATION 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.

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 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.

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