The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza offers a 48-hour didactic course in critical care nursing.

The course is conducted by doctors and clinical experts, and focuses on all major systems that receive critical care management.

Course Curriculum

  • Computer system training
  • Death and ethical issues
  • Nutritional support
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Pacemakers
  • Trauma care

Mentoring at the bedside by a Clinical Nurse Specialist will integrate all course components.

Upon completion of the course, the RN will be able to:

  • Correlate pathophysiology and pharmacology with anticipated medical and nursing interventions for the critically ill patient
  • Prioritize nursing care for the complex critically ill patient using assessment and critical thinking skills
  • Perform essential nursing care skills with competence
  • Plan and communicate effectively with doctors, patients and families

For more information, contact the Human Resources Department.