WHAT IS AN INTENSIVE CE SERIES?
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.
NEUROSCIENCE NURSING CERTIFICATION REVIEW
Have the knowledge and experience and are now ready for your certification in Neuroscience Nursing? Or are you new to the specialty and would like to have a stronger grasp of what it is all about?
The Neuroscience Nursing Review Intensive CE Series is an AANN-endorsed comprehensive learning experience that provides an extensive review of the board certification exam for neuroscience nursing. Learn about neurological assessment, anatomy and physiology, and the clinical aspects and treatment of such disorders including trauma brain injury, CV/stroke, and seizures from certified neuroscience nursing experts. 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. Complete the online examination and earn 21.5 contact hours and a certificate of completion.
AANN is proud to endorse this CNRN preparation program, developed and hosted by Nurse.com.
AANN Special Membership Rate: $340 per attendee (To obtain your special rate, click here. Sign-in to the AANN membership area and click on the link for the Nurse.com Neuroscience Nurse Intensive CE Series. Not an AANN member? Join today to be eligible to register at the member price!)
"Even though I work in Neurology ambulatory and am very comfortable with adult Neuro, this CNRN Intensive CE Course
was extremely helpful. I took the CNRN exam and passed!
"Melanie C., RN, CNRN
"I found the Neuroscience Intensive Series very helpful. It was like attending a live review course for 1 hour a week over 7-8 weeks, with the ability to refer back to the lecture, presentation and readings if I was not able to attend or needed to spend more time on the material. I passed the CNRN exam!
I have recommended to other nurses on my unit to consider taking this review course. Thank you for offering this beneficial educational tool."
Janette T., MSN, RN, CNS-BC, CMSRN, CNRN
Neuroscience Nursing Certification Review Online Print Courses: This series of modules have been specifically created to align with the current neuroscience nursing certification test. The content within each module will help you prepare for your certification exam.
Program Orientation: The orientation will clarify expectations and provide step-by-step instructions on how to navigate this program from online readings, weekly webinars, Lore, our online platform which is the centralized location of course materials and links, as well as an online meeting place for attendees. We'll Also go through an overview of how to access CE Direct, which will be utilized to obtain online readings and complete all post-test questions. CE Direct will be a centralized location for documenting completion of course requirements, and awarding/storage of CE contact hour certificates.
Neurological Anatomy, Physiology, and Assessment Review: Understanding the basics of any system and assessment allows nurses the ability to better understand illnesses and disorders and how to provide better care for patients. Secure your knowledge in this review of the neuro basics: anatomy, physiology and clinical assessment.
Traumatic Brain Injury and Related Concepts: What exactly is TBI? ICP? GCS? Are they connected? This webinar will discuss these acronyms, as well as the prevention, etiology and nursing interventions of other trauma-related issues.
Current Assessment and Management of the Stroke Patient: Is my patient having a TIA? A stroke? What are my next steps? Review how to perform stroke assessment and the ABCs of managing these life-threatening attacks.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Tumors: What is the clinical presentation of a person with a migraine? What about a brain tumor? What classifications are there? This webinar will review and discuss current management and outcomes related to patients with brain tumors.
Immune and Infectious Disorders of the Neurological System: This webinar will discuss the role of the immune system and various immune and infectious disorders that affect the neurological system.
The Basics of Seizure Management: Review the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of various types of seizure disorders.
Development and Degenerative Disorders: Developmental and degenerative disorders are oftentimes accompanied by other sequelae and are also oftentimes misunderstood. Learn more about these neuro disorders and how to best care for those suffering from them.
Certification Exam 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.
WEBINAR PRESENTATION SAMPLES
Access to online webinar recordings will be available to view at your convenience until November 7, 2013.
KEY COURSE BENEFITS:
- Increase your knowledge of Neuroscience Nursing.
- Strengthen your chances of passing the Neuroscience Nursing certification exam.
- Attend live interactive discussions with board certified experts in Neuroscience Nursing.
- 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 compliment our specialty certification review courses by offering additional, more detailed, information on 587 disorders, diseases, or conditions. Access to these certification review exams will be accessible until March 9, 2014.
- Network with your peers and form your own study group within the online classroom.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Nurses interested in obtaining neuroscience nursing certification and nurses practicing in neuroscience who would like to increase their knowledge.
Goals and Objectives for the Neuroscience Nursing Certification Review
The goal of the Neuroscience Nursing Certification Review is to provide an extensive review of the board certification exam for neuroscience nursing. Upon completion of this series, attendees will be able to do the following:
·Discuss proper neurological assessment
·Review neuro anatomy and physiology
·List the clinical aspects and treatment(s) of disorders including trauma brain injury, CV/stroke, and seizures.
·List study tips that increase exam preparedness.
Cost of the 7-week program:
Early Bird Rate: $375 (availabe until August 19, 2013)
Registration Rate: $399 per attendee (discounted group rate of 3 or more: $370)
AANN Special Membership Rate: $340 per attendee To obtain your special rate, click here. Sign-in to the AANN membership area and click on the link for the Nurse.com Neuroscience Nurse Intensive CE Series. Not an AANN member? Join today to be eligible to register at the member price!)
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: September 2, 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 November 7, 2013.
Brian Richlik, RN, BSN, CCRN, CNRN, is a Certified Critical Care Nurse and a Certified Neuroscience Nurse. He currently serves as a Level IV charge nurse in the neurosurgical intensive care unit at University of Colorado Hospital, a certified primary stroke center in Aurora, Colorado. Brian is a member of the code and MET team. He provides unit and hospital wide education on the care of the neuroscience patient population with a focus on stroke. He has served on an American Board of Neuroscience Nurses (ABNN) task force to assist in determining the feasibility of a stroke certification. Brian has worked as a nurse for over 13 years in the critical care area in numerous university settings across the United States. His nursing career includes experience in neurosciences, surgical, medical, trauma, burn and cardiac critical care settings.
Anna Ver Hage RN, BSN, CCRN, CNRN is a Certified Critical Care Nurse and a Certified Neuroscience Nurse. She currently serves as a clinical nurse in the neurosurgical intensive care unit at University of Colorado Hospital, a certified primary stroke center in Aurora, Colorado. She has been involved in numerous quality improvement projects to improve the care of the stroke patient. She has authored and co-authored numerous articles on care of the neuroscience patient population with a focus on stroke. She was a primary investigator for an IRB approved research study assessing the accuracy of the dosing weight used when administering thrombolytics in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. She has co-authored national guidelines regarding the care of the neuroscience patient. Anna has worked as a nurse for over 13 years in the critical care area in numerous university settings across the United States. Her nursing career includes experience in neurosciences, surgical, medical, trauma, burn and cardiac critical care settings. Anna also is an instructor for the NCLEX examination test preparation course through Kaplan University. Anna is committed to the nursing profession and feels certification in ones specialty is an important way to improve patient care. She enjoys not only educating other nurses but furthering her own education as well. She is currently finishing her Masters Degree in an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at St. Louis University. Anna is an active member of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) and a student member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Megan McHugh, RN, MSN/ED, CCRN, CNRN has been continuously employed in neuroscience since 1983, predominantly in large teaching institutions. While employed as a neurodiagnostic technologist, she performed nerve conductions studies, EEG, polysomnography, and evoked potential studies both clinically and in the operating room. After pursuing a career transition into nursing, she has worked in neurosurgery stepdown and neurosurgical critical care units. For the past five years, she has worked as the Stroke Program Coordinator at Georgetown University Hospital. She teaches part of the neuro ICU orientation class, stroke nurse responder classes, and brings stroke awareness everywhere she goes.
Tracey Anderson, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, MSN, CNRN, is a nurse practitioner working in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit with Robert Neumann, MD, PhD. She has worked in the department since 2005 specializing in stroke and Neurocritical care. She is a frequent lecturer at programs across the state of Colorado, as well as nationally and internationally. Her publications include work on stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage as well as procedural guidelines for advanced practice nurses. Her specialty interests include Stroke and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. She is the director of the NP Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program and Director of Neurocritical Care Clinical Program Development.
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.
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"Finally! A certification review course that meets the needs of all types of learners! No need to take days off of work to learn key concepts of neuroscience nursing to prepare. Be confident in this self-paced course that combines chapter readings with live webinars and provides you the advantage in passing the neuroscience nursing certification exam." - Jennifer Chaikin, RN-BC, MSN/MHA, CCRN
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