The certificate shows that the student has undertaken a comprehensive range of classes related to care of the patient. Upon completion graduates will develop the specialized skills and knowledge to become critical care nurse, and be prepared to recognize and support the unique characteristics of the critical care patient population. Requirements for the certification include six classes in the adult critical care series listed in the course outline.
Critical Care course is intended for the nurse entering the critical care or as a review for those already working in critical care department. The course emphases a body system approach incorporating case studies, pathophysiology of body system as well as a complete section on ventilators and hemodynamic monitoring will be included.
*Class content may be altered as needed to ensure completion of content discussion. Content may be accelerated or carried over to another class. Depending on course set-up chapters may be moved to different days.