The Pearls for Adult Critical Care Nursing Certification

Online Edition

CNE Credits: 13.5 Hours

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Two full days of instruction provide the core knowledge needed to pass the adult CCRN exam and excel at the care provided to critically ill patients. 

As a result of completing this seminar, the nurse will be able to answer test questions correctly and be successful on the CCRN exam due to knowledge gained during a comprehensive review of critical care conditions, assessment, diagnostics, pharmacology and other treatment modalities.

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A review of the following is incorporated into this interactive seminar:

  • Pain assessment
  • Nutritional considerations
  • Integumentary and lymphatic systems
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Pulmonary system
  • Abdominal assessment
  • Gastrointestinal system
  • Genitourinary system
  • Neurological system


A comprehensive review of pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, pharmacology is presented for each system. Procedures such as hemodynamic monitoring, 12-lead ECG interpretation and ventilatory management are reviewed with clinical case studies to reinforce understanding. Principles behind evidenced protocols for conditions such as sepsis and diabetic ketoacidosis are reviewed to enhance knowledge.

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Your Instructor

Cynthia (Cindy) Liette, MS, APRN-CNS, CCRN-K has been a nurse for more than 40 years. Her career focus has been the delivery of quality care by nurses who are knowledgeable and strive to be the best they can be.

She has always been directly involved in patient care even when serving in an administrative position. Cindy has spent her career making a difference through mentoring and being an inspiration to others. 

Diploma in nursing
Bachelor’s degree in nursing
Master’s degree in the Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist tract 

Career Roles
Bedside nurse
Clinical Nurse Specialist/APRN
VP Patient Care Services/CNO
Educator and consultant

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Recent seminar participants had this to say about
“The Pearls for Adult Critical Care Nursing Certification”

"This was one of the best programs I have ever attended!  The instructor was very knowledgeable about the content and explained concepts in a way I could easily understand and retain.  She conveyed a sense of ‘excellence’ in care that I will incorporate into my practice.” 

“Great program that was well organized and easy to comprehend!   I loved all the pictures of the various conditions and the easy ways given to remember content to pass the exam and help in the care of patients.” 

“It will not only help with the CCRN exam, but also my practice as a nurse.  It helped widen my knowledge base to look deeper in areas of study.” 

“I have been an ICU nurse for many years.  This course not only prepared me for the exam, but it enhanced my knowledge on many conditions and aspects of assessment and pharmacology.  Thank you for not only preparing me for the exam but for enhancing the care I will be able to give my patients.”

“This course has given me all the major material to study in one resource that is easy to reference.  The outline format makes the information easy to study and remember.  In my position, certification is vitally important, and this has given me the tools I need to pass!”

“Wonderful instructor!  I always enjoy your classes and am excited about all the knowledge I have gained in these two days!  It will help me prepare for the CCRN exam with confidence and impact the care I give.”

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This course is currently only available at in-person seminars. 

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