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Adult CCRN/PCCN Certification Review Intensive CE Series (Dec. 2013)

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Monday, December 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM - Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EST)

Adult CCRN/PCCN Certification Review Intensive CE...

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The Intensive CE Series is a blended learning model that combines weekly online CE course readings, weekly live webinar presentations, and an online forum for information exchange and networking with peers. Each series lasts 4 – 7 weeks, and is structured around live, interactive webinars with nationally known clinical experts on specific topic areas from the comfort of your home or office.

92% of participants agreed the overall teaching method/format was effective in their learning experience.

90% of participants agreed that the information delivered added to their knowledge and will cause them to change their professional practice.

The Intensive CE Series provides a "virtual classroom" environment for in-depth study of key topics.

Ready for your adult critical care or progressive care certification? New to critical or progressive care and would like to have a stronger grasp of the specialty? The Adult CCRN/ PCCN Review CE Series is a comprehensive learning experience that provides an extensive review of the adult CCRN and PCCN board certification exam. Learn key critical care concepts and practical application of those concepts from certified experts in the critical care field.

This seven-week self-paced program combines online education with live webinars to provide you with a study choice that will fit your schedule and is aligned with the core elements of the exam. Participate in live interactivity with the presenters during the webinar. Complete the online examination and earn 23.5 contact hours and a certificate of completion.


1.   Essentials of Cardiovascular

2.   Exam Introduction and Synergy

3.   Essentials of Pulmonary Care

4.   Essentials of Neurological and Behavioral Health

5.   Essentials of Hematology

6.   Essentials of Endocrinology and Renal Care

7.   Multisystem Organ Failure and Essentials of Gastroenterology

8.   Gastrointestinal

                            SAMPLE READINGS

CCRN Reading Sample


  • Cardiovascular This topic is split into two webinars (Part 1 and Part II) and will review the anatomy, physiology of the CV system as well as the pathophysiology, characteristics and nursing management for cardiovascular disorders covered on the exam.
  • Certification Strategies How many times have you said to yourself "I know this material, I just have anxiety taking tests." This webinar will help curb test anxiety by reviewing strategies specific to nursing certification exams and how you can use your expertise to navigate through the exam with ease.
  • Professional Caring and Ethical Practice This webinar will review the professional ethics and the AACN synergy model covered on the exam.
  • Pulmonary This webinar will review the anatomy, physiology of the pulmonary system as well as the pathophysiology, characteristics and nursing management for pulmonary disorders covered on the exam.
  • Neurology and Behavioral This webinar will review the anatomy, physiology of the neurological system as well as the pathophysiology, characteristics and nursing management for neurological and behavioral disorders covered on the exam.
  • Hematology/Immunology  This webinar will review the anatomy, physiology of the hematology and immune systems as well as the pathophysiology, characteristics and nursing management for hematological and immune disorders covered on the exam.
  • Endocrine and Renal This webinar will review the anatomy, physiology of the endocrine and renal systems as well as the pathophysiology, characteristics and nursing management for endocrine and renal disorders covered on the exam.
  • Multisystem This webinar will review the pathophysiology, characteristics and nursing management for multisystem disorders (sepsis, shock states, etc) covered on the exam.
  • Gastrointestinal This webinar will review the anatomy, physiology of the GI system as well as the pathophysiology, characteristics and nursing management for gastrointestinal disorders covered on the exam.

                                    WEBINAR PRESENTATION SAMPLES

Access to Archived Webinar Recordings:

Access to online webinar recordings will be available to view at your convenience until January 30, 2014.


    • Increase your knowledge of adult critical and progressive care.
    • Strengthen your chances of passing the CCRN or PCCN certification exam.
    • Attend live, interactive discussions with board certified experts.
    • Receive unlimited access to more than 900 contact hours of review materials in over 70 different certification examinations in addition to a 587 contact hour nursing digital textbook. The nursing textbook topics compliments our specialty certification review courses by offering additional, more detailed, information on 587 disorders, diseases, or conditions.  Access to these certification reviews will be available until June 2, 2014.
  • Network with your peers and form your own study group within the online classroom.

Lore Sample


WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Nurses interested in obtaining CCRN or PCCN certification and nurses new to critical or progressive care who would like to increase their knowledge.


Goal and Objectives for the CCRN/PCCN Certification Review:

The goal of the CCRN/PCCN Certification Review Intensive CE Series is to provide nurses with the knowledge about critical care and progressive care nursing and provide a review for those sitting for the national CCRN or PCCN exam. Upon completion of this series, attendees will be able to do the following:

·       Name common issues within critical care/progressive care and nursing implications.

·       Discuss anatomy physiology and critical care/progressive care abnormalities within each body system.

·       Discuss ethical principles of critical care and progressive care nursing. 

·       Compare and contrast the etiology, pathophysiology and clinical presentation and treatment for common critical care/progressive care conditions.

·       List study tips that increase exam preparedness.

Cost of the 6-week program:
(discounted group rate of 3 or more: $194)

Early Bird Rate: $199 (available until November 11, 2013)


Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Phone cancellations must be confirmed in writing. Cancellations received four weeks prior to the start date of the series will receive a full refund of the registration fee. Cancellations received after four weeks and up to seven days prior to the start of the series will be assessed a $50 processing fee. Cancellations received seven days prior or “no shows” will not receive a refund. In the event that the program is cancelled, a full refund will be issued.

If you missed any webinars, you will have a chance to view the recording until January 30, 2014.  


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Abby Butts, RN, MS, CCNS, CCRN: Originally from Oakton, Virginia, Abby received her BSN from the University of Virginia in 1999. Her experience came within the intensive care unit (MICU) at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.  In 2005, Abby received her MSN from the Acute and Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist program at Georgetown University.  For five years she held the position of Sepsis Coordinator and most recently became the Clinical Educator for the MICU at Georgetown. Additional roles Abby has held include part-time faculty position at Georgetown University in the role of a clinical instructor for undergraduate nursing students. Abby holds active memberships in AACN and Sigma Theta Tau.


Jennifer Chaikin, RN-BC, MSN, MHA, CCRN joined Gannett Healthcare Group as executive director of educational initiatives in 2011. Jennifer is certified by the AACN in pediatric critical care, and by the ANCC in nursing professional development. Currently, she is president of the Mid-Atlantic Nursing Staff Development Organization, an affiliate of the National Nursing Staff Development Organization. Jennifer is an accomplished nursing author and editor, and is an item writer for the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board Exam as well as the PICU Basic Knolweldge Assessment Test. Jennifer has frequently presented on topics related to her expertise at local, regional and national conferences. She holds a dual masters in nursing and in healthcare administration, with a concentration in nursing education.


Donna Elmore, RN-BC, CCRN, CMSRN, CNRN, BSN, MSHRM has over 35 years of nursing clinical experience coupled with significant experience in nursing education. She has been certified in or and has been an instructor in the following nursing certification and specialty areas: Medical-Surgical, Critical Care, Trauma, Neuroscience, Staff Development, ACLS, PALS, 12 Lead ECG and Rhythm Strip Interpretation, Cardiovascular, Pain Management, Orthopedics, and IV therapy. Donna also has extensive live lecture teaching experience.

Patti Esmail, RN, MSN/ED, CCRN is serving as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Jack Stephens Heart Institute at St Vincent in Little Rock, Arkansas. Patti received her BSN from University of Phoenix in 2007 and completed her MSN/ED in February 2012. She graduated from Burge School of Nursing, Springfield, MO in 1978. Patti has over 34 years experience as an RN. She is certified as a Critical Care Registered Nurse and has been since 1991. Patti has been at St Vincent since May 1988 and has been in an educator since 2008. Her background is Critical Care, primarily Cardiovascular Surgery. She serves as coordinator for Little Rock Critical Care (LRCCP) and teaches in the Basic Critical Care Course, CV Module, PCCN Review course, and CCRN Review course. She teaches the Basic Dysrhythmia Course (BDC) and the Rhythm Response class. Patti is the American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center Coordinator for SVHS and is also the ACLS Course Coordinator and Lead Instructor as well as being a BLS Instructor.

Tracey Long, RN, BSN, MS, CDE grew up in sunny California and later braved the cold in Provo, Utah where she earned two degrees at Brigham Young University in nursing and Spanish. In college, she traveled with the speech and debate team, studied abroad in Europe, and then toured the Orient with the National Ballroom Dance Champion Team. Tracey served one and one-half years as a health welfare missionary to Colombia. She developed Spanish programs in health education and diabetes for local hospitals in Las Vegas, Nevada where she now resides. She earned her masters degree in public health education at the California College of Health Sciences and is currently a PhD Student at UNLV in nursing/health education. She currently teaches as an adjunct faculty at UNLV in medical Spanish and nursing at CCSN. To keep her sense of humor she has taught home preschool for 13 years.


Reba McVay, RN, MSN, CNS-BC, CCRN is an accomplished Administrator, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nursing Educator with wide-ranging experience in specialty care. She has greater than 35 years as a nurse, presently serving in a service line development role for the improvement of cardiovascular care to the southern Maryland population. Reba serves as subject matter expert (SME) on numerous nursing topics and assisted in development of training curricula. She provided clinical consultation to organizational committees influencing nursing policy and practice. Reba has presented at numerous national and local events. She is published and versed in editorial review of publications. 


Steve Risch RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS has been a critical care nurse for 15 years and is currently the Clinical Nurse Educator for the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C. He is Adult Critical Care Nurse and Board certified Acute and Critical Care clinical nurse specialist. Steve has lectured for CCRN review courses and management of stroke patients around the Washington D.C. Area. Also, Steve is an invited speaker to the 2012 National Teaching Institute in Orlando. His special interests include neuro-critical and surgical critical care.




Contact Holly Daymude at (703) 854-7330 or hdaymude@gannetthg.com


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Online Module:
The series of online modules have been specifically chosen to align with the current CCRN/PCCN certification. – Starting December 2, 2013.


LECTURE TITLE                                           DATE PRESENTERS

Program Orientation

Monday, December 2, 2013
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET

Holly Daymude

Cardiovascular Part I

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET

Patti Esmail, RN, MSN/ED, CCRN

Cardiovascular Part II

Thursday, December 5 2013
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET

Patti Esmail, RN, MSN/ED, CCRN

Certification Strategies

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET

Jennifer Chaikin, RN-BC, MSN, MHA, CCRN

Professional Caring and Ethical Practice

Thursday, December 12, 2013                  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jennifer Chaikin, RN-BC, MSN, MHA, CCRN


Wednesday, December 18, 2013
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM ET

Abby Butts, RN, MS, CCNS, CCRN

Neurology and Behavioral

Monday, December 23, 2013
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET

Steve Risch, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS


Monday, January 2, 2014                      7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET


Endocrine and Renal

Wednesday, January 8, 2014   
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM ET

Tracey Long, RN, BSN, MS, CDE


Wednesday, January 15, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET 



Thursday, January 16, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET 

Reba McVay, RN, MSN, CNS-BC, CCRN 

Continuing Education (CE)

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