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Specialty Nursing - High Acuity, B.Sc.

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Online
British Columbia Institute of Technology offers the only Specialty Nursing - High Acuity certification program in Canada to meet the needs of this growing nursing specialty. Our committed and experienced faculty ensure that you have the skills to offer the best health care possible to patients.
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Overview

Specialty Nursing - High Acuity applies the foundational medical-surgical nursing skills you learn as a registered nurse (RN) to an acute care setting. A niche area of patient care, high acuity nurses work in inpatient units supporting acutely ill adults with multiple health challenges. No two patients are the same and each one requires individualized care. We prepare you to succeed in this challenging nursing specialty.

The British Columbia Institute of Technology Nursing Specialty Bachelor of Science (BSN) is a combination of our advanced certificate program and our specific academic BSN courses. Choose to complete both concurrently or study in the order that works best for you.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Application processing - Ongoing throughout the year.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • High Acuity Specialty Nursing Theory 
  • Dysrhythmia Interpretation and Management
  • Management Skills and Applications

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • English: Two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following: English 12 (73%) or, ENGL 1177 - Academic Writing (73%) or, 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (73%) from a recognized institution
  • Applicants to Specialty Nursing Certificate courses should have a minimum of 6 months to 1 year of relevant work experience in an acute care setting. Exceptions may be granted for undergraduate students taking entry level theory courses
  • All students participating in clinical courses must have current Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Level C or Level Health Care Provider (HCP)

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Funding

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