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Registrations accepted until October 15, 2022

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Critical Care review courses are geared to nurses currently working in critical care. Course content will build upon the core competencies for the national certification examination (adult Certified Nurse in Critical Care Nursing [Canada]). Some basic ECG interpretation and experience with hemodynamic monitoring and invasive mechanical ventilation is recommended, however, nurses without this experience are welcome to participate.

This review courses is suitable for nurses who are seeking a personal review, reviewing or expanding their critical care nursing knowledge, or preparing to write the national ceritifcation examination. For nurses who are already certified in critical care nursing, Continuing Learning activity hours will be provided that can be applied towards recertification.

The timeline for this course supports preparation for the Spring 2023 national examination writing date. If you are seeking a review in time for the November 2022 examination, please email Brenda Morgan ( to discuss possible options.

The Critical Care Review course beginning September 1, 2022 will include:

  • Course topics organized into 9 Modules (one module per month).
  • Course material is self-directed and self-paced, however, a study plan that aligns with the recommended time-frames for module completion is encouraged.
  • Course material for Module 1 will be available September 1, 2022. Modules will be posted 2 months in advance.
  • All instruction and course material will be developed and provided by Brenda Morgan.
  • Course material is accessed through a password protected website, and includes video presentations, handouts, self-assessment quizzes and links to additional references and resources.
  • All other videos and course materials will be accessible to participants until July 31, 2023.
  • Participants will have access to the instructor by email and can arrange for individual telephone or ZOOM support if needed.
  • Continuing Learning activity hours will be provided at the end of the course.
  • Payment is by eTransfer (preferred) or cheque only. Contact if cheque payment is desired.

Content for this course has been divided into 9 self-directed modules. Several topics are covered in each module and are self-directed access. Course material includes:

  1. Video presentations: Presentations cover the various topics within each module. Some, but not all of these presentations will include a note-taking guide.
  2. Handouts: Handouts are discussion papers/overviews that review content also included in the videos. These are available to complement or reinforce information presented in the videos.
  3. Self-assessment tools: These are short practice quizzes/questions that participants can use to assess their own knowledge of content covered in each module (before or after using the video). Answers are provided.
  4. Practice Guidelines/Links: Guidelines specific to topics covered are included for added reading if interested.
  5. Additional Links: Links to relevant sites are provided for additional learning if desired.
  6. Optional Live Class: At the end of each module, two live classes will be offered by ZOOM. Clinical scenarios and cases will be used to examine and apply content from the previous module. Each class will include different content and will be presented only once. A recording of these optional classes will be posted one week after the live class, and will be available for 14 days. All ofther course material will be available to participants until July 31, 2023.


A discounted rate is available for new and existing members of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses (CACCN).  Membership provides access to CACCN’s online examination study guide, subscription to the Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing (CJCCN), educational opportunities, networking and a national voice. To qualify for the discount, you must login to the CACCN membership only section to obtain the discount code. Join CACCN.  

Non CACCN Member Fee $282.50 ($250.00 plus $32.50 HST)

CACCN Member Fee:  $259.90 ($230.00 plus $29.90 HST)

Cancellation policy
There is a 20% cancellation fee if email notification is provided before registration material has been sent. There is no refund after this date. Courses are non-transferable. All course material and access to the live presentation is restricted to registered participants only.

All live ZOOM classes are scheduled in Eastern Standard Time (Toronto/New York) and will begin at either 1200 or 1500 hrs (to facilitate access for participants across all Canadian time-zones).

Registration Deadline
Registration by September 1, 2022 is recommended to align participation with the end-of-module review class (ZOOM). Registrations will be accepted up to October 15, 2022.

**For individuals wishing to complete the course in time for the November 2022 CNCC(C) examination, please contact to discuss options for a faster timeline.

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Courses for Nurses without Critical Care Experience or Future Courses (Not currently Scheduled)
Cardiorespiratory Review (Nursing Review Part 1) Introduction to ECG

This course includes 18 hours of review of cardiorespiratory anatomy and pathophysiology. Common cardiovasulcar and respiratory disorders and the acute management of cardiorespiratory emergencies are covered. Basic ECG interpretation is an asset but is not a prerequisite to this course. This course is geared to nurses working in acute or community settings who are seeking a general system review. This course can be taken before or after the Nursing Review Part 2 course.

This course is not currently available. Contact if you there is interest for this course in your area.

This course is offered over 2 - full day classes and provides and introduction to basic rhythm interpretation and recognition of common arrhythmias.

This course is not currently available. Contact if you there is interest for this course in your area.

Nursing Review Part 2 Critical Care Review Part 2

This course includes 18 hours of review of the neurological assessment, sepsis and the renal, GI and endocrine systems. This course is geared to nurses working in acute and community settings who are seeking a general review. This course covers additional topis not covered during the Cardiorespiratory Review. The Cardiorespiratory Review and Nursing Review Part 2 can be taken in any sequence.

Coming in 2022 or 2023


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