This two-day course provides the critical care nurse with a review of AACN’s core curriculum. The agenda combines central knowledge-based lectures for nurses working in the ICU with an essential review of nursing care and interventions according to the AACN exam blueprint for the critical care provider. This review is not an introduction to the ICU, but a comprehensive update for the professional at the bedside and preparing for the certification examination.
For attendees preparing to take the CCRN® Exam:
This review course content follows AACN’s updated 2015 CCRN Exam blueprint. Professional Caring and Ethical Practice (20% of exam) issues are addressed when appropriate throughout the seminar.
MSN, RN, CCRN-CMC, PCCN, APN-C
Her entrepreneurial lectures on various evidence-based subject matters focus on a variety of topics, but mostly on the current guidelines and evidence for bedside nurses. She has been published three times on evidence-based improvement projects and was the lead writer for her unit’s Beacon Award, received four times from AACN. Kristen has spoken at the national level on targeted temperature management and on analyzing the laboratory data on infection.
Kristen’s professional experience includes working as a RN for nearly 25 years in the pediatrics, medical-surgical, telemetry, intensive and coronary care areas. She has served as a nurse educator for her entire career, currently works as a full-time cardiac nurse practitioner and has also been a collegiate adjunct professor. Kristen is currently triple certified with critical care clinical certifications, along with her nurse practitioner license, and prides herself in working with critical care and progressive care nurses at the bedside and sitting for those certification exams every 3 years.