American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
GPC AACN Critical Care Consortium





Program Description:  

A 6-day basic critical care program designed to meet the beginning educational content needs of nurses providing care for early adolescents to elderly populations.  The content will be presented through lectures, handouts, and case studies by regional nursing and other clinical experts.


Program Objectives:    

  1.  Introduction of core critical care concepts to nurses entering critical care practice.
  2. Provide a theoretical base for clinical decisions made in critical care units.

Target  Audience:  Nurses beginning clinical practice in critical care.


Registration Fee:   Free to Consortium sponsored participants.  Registration questions call Donna or Monica Hunter  (503) 590-5788,



Students:  Students must have concurrent critical care clinical rotation to register.  Include with registration school name, faculty name, and clinical site.


Refund Policy:  No refunds for cancellation received less than 7 days prior to the course.  We reserve the right to cancel the course if less than 20 people are registered.  Full refund will be granted if the Consortium cancels the program.

Contact Hours: Coming soon

Program Topics:  For complete course schedule with speaker list, contact us at:


Course Objectives: see complete list

  • Cardiovascular and Hemodynamic      
  • Pulmonary Concepts & Mechanical Ventiltion                    
  • Neurological, Analgesia, and Anesthesia Issues         
  • Cardiovascular Surgery and Vasoactive Drugs         
  • Renal, Shock, Coagulopathies, Fluid Resuscitation, and GI Issues
  • Pacing, Nutrition, Endocrine, Drug Overdose             


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