British Columbia Institute of Technology

Label Label Label

Specialty Nursing (High Acuity)

Save Compare

Program Information

School:British Columbia Institute of Technology
Faculty:School of Health Sciences
Degree:Bachelor; Online; Distance
Field of Study:Nursing, Other
Description:BCIT offers the only 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.

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.
URL:Specialty Nursing (High Acuity) at British Columbia Institute of Technology

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants must have: 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.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Work Experience
Post-secondary education: diploma in nursing Current practicing registration with one of the following: BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) or Canadian provincial equivalent or Registered Nurse (RN) license number (if practicing outside Canada) Work Experience: minimum six months work experience in an acute care setting Submit a resume of work experience with your application.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 23, 2021