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Critical Care Nursing Course

Help save lives by developing key nursing skills to care for patients in high-pressure critical care settings

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with Corey Hardin, BSN, RN, CCRN-CMC, CV-BC, and Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

In critical care nursing, you manage life-threatening conditions and support patients during their most vulnerable moments. What could be more rewarding than helping save someone’s life? However, the thought of having to make quick decisions and knowing what to do in high-stakes emergency situations can be daunting.

This course covers the nursing care of the most important conditions encountered in critical care, including acute coronary syndrome, ARDS, brain injuries, and shock. You will learn essential skills such as chest tube management, ABG interpretation, and mechanical ventilation, and specifically discuss PNS drugs. Corey Hardin, an seasoned critical care nurse, and Rhonda Lawes, a renowned nursing educator, combine clear explanations with practical insights from their hands-on experience to prepare you for real-world critical care scenarios.

An adaptive learning algorithm, downloadable Cheat Sheets, and a NCLEX-style Qbank are part of the learning platform, boosting retention and understanding. By the end of this course, you will not only be ready to pass your exams, but also feel more confident in your ability to handle emergent situations and to provide high-quality care in critical moments.

171 Video Lessons

high-yield and engaging

NCLEX-style Qbank questions

with supporting AI-tutor

Spaced-Repetition quizzes

with 350++ questions

Concise study pages

breaking down complex Critical Care topics

Diversify and optimize your learning strategy

Close your knowledge gaps and solidify your understanding of the topic with a wide array of learning tools

Comprehensive Video Library
Master core concepts with concise, easy-to-follow Video Lessons and a smart spaced review algorithm.
Downloadable Cheat Sheets
Study efficiently with key nursing concepts in a printable “at-a-glance” format.
Powerful NCLEX Qbank
Optimize your exam preparation with AI-supported, question-based learning.
"I absolutely love Professor Lawes' teaching style. I was so lost before I joined Lecturio. What a revolution this has been! I am in the 3rd semester and I see a light at the end of the tunnel thanks to you."
Antonieta
Nursing Student, Vermont Technical College

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FAQs

What is critical care nursing?

Critical care involves caring for those with complex medical needs in high acuity situations.

What is a critical care nurse?

Critical care nurses care for clients with life-threatening injuries and illnesses. Critical care nurses may provide care for a specific population, such as neonates, or specific body systems, such as clients experiencing severe cardiac concerns.

How to become a critical care nurse

On top of passing the NCLEX® and becoming an RN, to become a critical care nurse, you will have to earn a Master of Science degree in nursing and get certified by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) as a critical care nurse.

How does Lecturio's Critical Care course help me?

Lecturio’s Critical Care Nursing course walks you through all important topics in critical care and prepares you for your exams with high-yield learning videos, exam-style quiz questions and concise cheat sheets. The course highlights advanced skills like ECG readings and arterial blood gas interpretation, and connects them to basics of anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology. Answering the NCLEX®-style practice questions prepares you to ace your exams from the start.

Can I try content for free?

Yes! You can register your Lecturio account for free, no obligations, no credit card required. Your free account gives you access to around 20% of the full content – no time limit. If you like, you can upgrade to a paid account with full access anytime.

Can I download videos and materials?

Yes, you can! All Video Lessons come with downloadable study materials. Get our free iOS or Android app to download videos for offline viewing.

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