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NSHA 7400 - High Acuity Specialty Nursing Independent Study

Nursing Specialty High Acuity Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

This course is designed to give students an opportunity to pursue a particular area of interest within the High Acuity Nursing Specialty. This course is intended to build on the theory and clinical experience from the first 4 courses in the High Acuity program (NSHA 7100, NSCC 7150, NSHA 7201, and NSHA 7300). The learning outcomes provided are supplemented by the student-specific learning goals. These learning goals are developed in collaboration and support with the High Acuity faculty.


NSHA 7300





Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 34571

Tue Sep 07 - Fri Nov 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Nov 26 Online


Jean Dehaan

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This is a Guided Learning section. Please contact the Program Head at 604-453-4075 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 back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Learning Outcomes

As licensed health care practitioners, all learners will adhere to the professional standards of practice throughout the course. NSHA 7400 provides the opportunity for learners 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:

  • Consistently demonstrate clinical decision-making to manage factors that negatively affect Oxygen Supply and Demand balance.
  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to prioritize appropriate care, and advocate for the high acuity patient.
  • Apply knowledge of High Acuity nursing practice to evaluate and plan advanced interventions for high acuity patients.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2021

Related Programs

NSHA 7400 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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