Adult Critical Care (CCRN) & Progressive Care (PCCN) Nursing Certification Review Course

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*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.

Target Audience

Critical Care staff nurses and/or Progress Critical Care nurses preparing to take the Adult CCRN or PCCN Certification Exam


This course is jointly provided by Charlotte AHEC, Southeast AHEC and Southern Regional AHEC.

This two-day course provides adult critical care nurses (CCRN) and adult progressive care nurses (PCCN) a review of AACN’s core content. The course combines central knowledge-based lectures on all testable content according to the AACN exam blueprint for CCRN and PCCN certification exams, plus a substantial amount of CCRN Exam-style multiple choice questions as well. This review is not an introduction to the environment of the ICU or PCU, but a comprehensive update for the professional already in practice at the bedside and preparing for either or both of the certification examinations.

The goal of this program is to provide nurses and other interested healthcare professionals with the based knowledge and tools to assist them in providing high quality and comprehensive care related to Critical Care management.

Click here to view the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (ACCN) website for exam eligibility

About the Speaker


Lisa brings over 27 years of critical care experience to her lectures. She has earned her BA from Western Michigan University, her BSN from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and her MSN from Duke University School of Nursing as an Adult Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist. She is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine where she a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Her experience includes Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and over 24 years of Cardio-Thoracic Critical Care.

She currently works as a Senior Clinical Support Specialist with Fresenius Medical Care, Heart & Lung Therapies providing training and education regarding ECMO therapy across the country. She also lectures on various topics related to critical care, including several certification review courses. Lisa also provides legal services as an expert witness and legal nurse consultant for both nursing and advanced practice nursing cases.

CE Information
16.0 Nursing Contact Hours
Southern Regional Area Health Education Center is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Learning Outcome:
Participants will self-assess a gain in knowledge and confidence through taking this course to assist with studying for the CCRN and/or PCCN certification exam.

Registration Fee:
$250.00 before 5/19/23
$280.00 after 5/19/23
$225.00 before 5/19/23 - Group discount for 3 or more Please contact May Cheung at for group registration code.
$250.00 after 5/19/23 - Group discount for 3 or more. Please contact May Cheung at for group registration code.

Live Webinar Information
This Live Webinar will be broadcast with Zoom. Instructions to join the Live Webinar will be emailed prior to the event. You can test your computer by going to the Zoom Test Page

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  • Describe the blueprint for the Critical Care Nursing Certification (CCRN) Exam and the Progressive Care Nursing Certification (PCCN).
  • Verbalize the role of the CCRN certified RN in utilizing the Synergy model into nursing practice.
  • Describe the role preload, afterload, and contractility play in determining cardiac stroke volume.
  • Discuss the management of acute coronary syndrome and its complications.
  • List two ways the white blood cell count differential signals bone marrow response to infection.
  • Describe the three etiologies of acute kidney injury and management of each.
  • Verbalize the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.
  • Describe management of various types of integumentary disorders and wounds.
  • Discuss management of the patient with a closed head injury and increased intracranial pressures.
  • Describe the management of a patient experiencing and ischemic stroke.
  • List 3 contributing factors to the development of delirium during hospitalization.
  • List 3 common causes and complications associated with Abdominal Compartment Syndrome.
  • Describe the 3 causes of respiratory failure and treatment for each.
  • List four causes of acid/base disorders and treatment options to correct.
  • Describe the pathological changes seen in septic shock.


Yuen Cheung DNP, RN, NPD-BC, 704-512-6523


Lisa Soltis MSN, APRN, RN-BC, PC
Jun 1 - 2, 2023
Check-In Time
7:45 AM
16.00 - Contact Hours
16.00 - Nursing Contact Hours
Live Webinar
Jun 1 - 2, 2023
Live Webinar
Registration Fee
Registration. Group discount for 3 or more after 5/19. Please contact May Cheung at for group registration code.
Contact Hours
Nursing Contact Hours