The Pearls for Cardiac Vascular Nursing Certification

Online Edition

CNE Credits: 13.5 Hours

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The incidence of cardiac and vascular disorders continues to increase despite much research and advances in the care of these patients.  A complete understanding of all aspects of disease, assessment and appropriate treatment options is essential in caring for this growing population.

Becoming a certified Cardiac Vascular Nurse validates your competency in caring for patients with a wide variety of disorders. The process of certification can be a frightening experience for the most proficient of nurses. You are probably a “rock star” at the bedside but the thought of taking an exam (especially if you have been out of school for a while) can be daunting. Taking a review course will make you more confident and strengthen your chances of passing.

This comprehensive course will review the core knowledge you need to pass the exam. The complex content is broken down to enhance retention of knowledge and direct application at the bedside. It is presented in outline format with “bolding” of drugs, labs, assessments and important concepts for the exam. In addition, “Advanced Pearls” are presented throughout to elevate your knowledge further and improve the care you provide.

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

  • Test taking strategies
  • Professional, legal and ethical issues
  • Effective communication techniques
  • Risk factor identification
  • Evidence-based treatment guidelines
  • Diagnostics and procedures
  • Pharmacology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Assessment parameters
  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Disorders of the cardiac muscle
  • Pericardial disorders
  • Types of shock
  • Cardiac emergencies
  • Pulmonary considerations
  • Neurological assessment
  • Cerebrovascular disorders

Desired state (CNE): As a result of completing this course, the nurse will be able to apply advanced knowledge to successfully pass the Cardiac Vascular Nursing Certification exam. Nursing practice and care provided to patients will be enhanced as a result of the review of assessment, diagnostics, pathophysiology, pharmacology and clinical correlation

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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 Cardiac Vascular Nursing Certification”

"Great review book to help with certification exam. This covered aspects for the exam and then additional material to provide an all-inclusive program in the care of cardiac patients.”

“Good review of many aspects of cardiac nursing. I feel like my assessment skills and interdisciplinary communication skills are greatly improved.”

“Great content and I really appreciate the sample test questions. As a practicing nurse, sometimes the idea of taking the test questions is the scariest. It helped so much going through all the knowledge and how to take the questions.”

“Instructor is very knowledgeable in the nursing field. Gave great clinical examples to apply principles to practice and reinforce retention of information.”

“This was a very comprehensive review. It improved my critical thinking and assessment skills in everyday practice and provides a motivation to study for the test.”

“I have a much better understanding of cardiac issues with notes to study from in preparing for the exam and in the care I give patients."

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