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NSHA 7300 - High Acuity Specialty Nursing Clinical 1

Nursing Specialty High Acuity Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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Course Details

The purpose of this 125-hour clinical course is to provide students with opportunities to develop proficiency at a beginner’s level in caring for high acuity patients in a variety of settings. Through application of previous high acuity theory course content (e.g., oxygen supply and demand), students are engaged in critical thinking while performing comprehensive assessments and determining appropriate clinical/ethical decisions. Students learn to further their ability to develop and maintain engaged relationships with patients and families in crisis. Students must have recent acute care experience to enroll in this course.

Prerequisite(s)

NSHA 7201 (75% in each evaluation component is required).

Credits

5.0

Cost

$1,438.84

Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 34024

Tue Nov 03 - Sun Nov 29 4 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 03 - Nov 29 Other Online Delivery

Instructor

Jean Dehaan

Course Outline

Cost

$1,438.84

Notes

  1. Clinical lab format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This is a clinical section. Please contact the Program Head at 604-453-4075 for further 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.

Learning Outcomes

Course learning outcomes:

  • Use clinical decision-making knowledge to make appropriate clinical–ethical decisions in the provision of care for the high acuity patient.
  • Perform comprehensive assessments on high acuity patients and clearly articulate and document assessment findings in a systematic manner.
  • Apply theoretical concepts related to oxygen supply and demand to form conclusions and explain relevant interventions for high acuity patients.
  • Collaborate with the healthcare team to provide patient and family-centred care to optimize patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge to provide safe, competent, and ethical nursing care for patients experiencing alterations in oxygen supply and demand due to acute illnesses.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and novice ability in providing nursing care for a rapidly deteriorating patient.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and novice ability in specialized high acuity skills (for example, dysrhythmia interpretation, arterial blood gas analysis, invasive hemodynamic monitoring and non-invasive pressure ventilation).
  • Advocate for safe, competent, and ethical care for high acuity patients.

Effective as of Fall 2020

Related Programs

NSHA 7300 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. Specialty Nursing (High Acuity)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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