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NSHA 7100 - High Acuity Specialty Nursing Theory 1

Nursing Specialty High Acuity Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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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

$1,143.88

Fall 2020

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

CRN 34077

Tue Sep 08 - Fri Nov 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Nov 27 Online Online Delivery

Instructor

Jean Dehaan

Course Outline

Cost

$1,143.88

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 approval to register - email swood@bcit.ca. 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 back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 35417

Tue Sep 08 - Fri Nov 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Nov 27 Online Online Delivery

Instructor

Jean Dehaan

Course Outline

Cost

$349.45

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 back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

Learning Outcomes

Course learning outcomes:

  • 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.
  • Formulate conclusions about cellular oxygenation and end-organ perfusion using the oxygen supply and demand framework.
  • Complete a comprehensive assessment to determine appropriate care for a high acuity patient.
  • Recognize cues to form judgments about potential and actual problems for high acuity patients.
  • Prioritize interventions for complex high acuity patients informed by the situated clinical decision-making framework.
  • Interpret arterial blood gases within the context of the high acuity patient.
  • Form accurate conclusions about oxygen supply and demand theory in relation to respiratory disorders (pneumonia and COPD).

Effective as of Fall 2020

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.

Fall 2020

Books for Fall 2020 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.

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Cei Digital : Critical Thinking, Critical Reasoning
Author Alfaro-Lefevre
Copyright 2020
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-0-32359-473-8
Price $62.99
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Critical Thinking Clinical Reasoning & Clinical Judgement
Author Alfaro-Lefevre
Copyright 2020
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-32358-125-7
Price $81.95
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