Below are different online courses and other resources to help support other areas of nursing growth you may be interested in! Please note, all of these courses are provided directly by nurses, for nurses. They are not created by major corporations, rather actual practicing nurses.
Some courses are affiliate links. Meaning, if you decide to purchase the course, I will receive a small commission. It does not change the final cost for you. This is a way that nurse educators can support one another. I’ve personally viewed, written, or taken all of these courses, know the authors, and cannot recommend them enough.
Diving Deeper into Neuro
Neuro Wise: A Neuro Nurse Crash Course from Kati Kleber & FreshRN® – An online course walking through inpatient nursing care of the neurologically compromised patient. A total of 10.0 contact hours and lifetime access are provided with enrollment.
Stroke Review Boot Camp: Case Studies in Optimizing Care from Nicole Kupchik- An online course with a focus on using case studies to integrate and apply anatomy, physiology, assessment, and intervention to the complex care of individuals after an ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. A total of 8.0 contact hours provided and 6-month access is provided with enrollment.
Diving Deeper into Med-Surg
The Med-Surg Mindset Crash Course from Kati Kleber & FreshRN® – An online course designed for the brand new medical-surgical nurse. Learn all of the unspoken and must-know information to become a safe, confident, and successful medical-surgical nurse. A total of 10.0 contact hours and lifetime access are provided with enrollment.
Diving Deeper into Ortho
The Ortho STRONG Nurse Crash Course from Kati Kleber & FreshRN® – An online course designed for the brand new ortho nurse. Content applies to the Ortho department. A total of 4.0 contact hours and lifetime access are provided with enrollment.
Diving Deeper into Cardiac
The Cardiac Nurse Crash Course from Kati Kleber & FreshRN® – An online course designed for the brand new acute care cardiac nurse. Content applies to the emergency department, cardiac floor, and cardiovascular intensive care unit. A total of 8.0 contact hours and lifetime access are provided with enrollment.
Atrial Fibrillation Management Made Easy from Skills on Point– An online course about all things related to atrial fibrillation. (Please note, this course is designed with the nurse practitioner in mind.) A total of 2.0 contact hours and lifetime access are provided with enrollment.
Hemodynamic Monitoring Boot Camp: Invasive and Non-Invasive Strategies from Nicole Kupchic- An online course with a focus on cardiac physiology, hemodynamic concepts via invasive & non-invasive monitoring. A review of the Pulmonary Artery Catheter (PAC), arterial lines, SvO2 monitoring & non-invasive monitoring will be made with the application through case studies. A total of 9.0 contact hours and 6-month access is provided with enrollment.
Cardiac Boot Camp 2.0 from Nicole Kupchik – An online course with a focus on cardiac physiology, CV meds, heart failure management, ACS, valvular dysfunction, and updates in cardiac arrest. A total of 12.0 contact hours and 6-month access is provided with enrollment.
Diving Deeper into Diagnostics
Lab Values & ABG Interpretation from Skills on Point– This online course discusses your typical labs in-depth and provides 3.5 contact hours with lifetime access.
Chest and Abdominal X-Ray Interpretation from Skills on Point– This online course goes through the basics of interpretation, common concerning findings, as well as other diagnostics like CT, MRI/MRA, and PET scans. A total of 3.0 contact hours and lifetime access comes with enrollment.
Online 12-Lead EKG Interpretation from Skills on Point – Take the opportunity to learn how to confidently interpret EKGs from nurse practitioners who do this skill daily! With 3.0 contact hours, this course covers all basic interpretation as well as a fair amount of the more complex diagnostic capabilities of the 12 Lead EKG. You need no experience with 12 lead EKGs to attend, but competence in the interpretation of cardiac rhythms is a recommended pre-requisite.
Diving Deeper into Higher Acuity
Breakthrough ICU – A Crash Course for New ICU Nurses from Kati Kleber & FreshRN® – This 6-week online course is designed for nurses new to intensive care. A total of 12.0 contact hours are provided with a lifetime enrollment.
Unveiling the Mysteries of Mechanical Ventilation from Nicole Kupchik – The course starts with a review of arterial blood gas (ABG) interpretation as well as uses of Capnography. The basic fundamentals of mechanical ventilation with a build-up to managing complex ARDS patients will be discussed. A total of 6.0 contact hours are provided with 6-month access.
The Online ICU Skills Conference from FreshRN® and Skill on Point – This course is the recordings and handouts from the 2018 conference hosted by Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CCRN, RNFA from Skills On Point, LLC and Kati Kleber, RN, MSN, CCRN-K from FreshRN®. The content topics include fluid resuscitation and vasopressors, basic 12-lead EKGs, chest and abdominal x-rays, navigating emotional pain, and finally patient and family-centered communication in intensive care. This course includes 8.0 contact hours and lifetime access.
Fluid Resuscitation and Vasopressors from Skills on Point – This course is designed to aid the healthcare provider or bedside nurse with the foundational concepts used in decision making regarding initiation of fluid resuscitation and initiation of vasoactive medications for the critically ill patient. Multiple vasopressors are discussed in pharmacologic detail. Clinical scenarios are used to help depict best practices using role-play and interactive demonstration. This course comes with 2.0 contact hours and lifetime access.
Diving Deeper into Nursing Skills
IV Video Course from the IV Guy – This course covers how to insert peripheral IV Catheters for nurses, nursing students, and anyone licensed to start IVs. This course contains many high-definition videos walking you through how to select the vein, proper positioning, starting the IV, special patient population considerations (elderly, diabetic/ESRD, combative), troubleshooting, and more. This course is outstanding, especially if you would like to become a rock star at starting IVs! This course comes with 2.0 contact hours and lifetime access.
Phlebotomy for Nurses from the IV Guy – This course is for nurses who have to draw their own labs (rather than a phlebotomy technician drawing labs for you). This discusses the equipment, vein selection, prep and positioning, capillary sampling, venous sampling, central line draw, challenging patient populations, and even includes 17 different demo videos. This course comes with 2.0 contact hours and lifetime access. This course comes with 2.0 contact hours and lifetime access.
When you need help landing the job
Nursing Resumes & Interviews: How to Land Your First Nursing Job from Kati Kleber & FreshRN® – This course outlines what to look for in an employer, how to craft your resume, what an awesome/mediocre/terrible interview really looks and sounds like (hint: it’s much more subtle than you’d think!), a resume template, phone and virtual interview considerations, and much more. This self-paced online course comes with a lifetime enrollment.
Winning Nurse Resume Templates: New Grad Nurse Edition from Sarah Wells, MSN RN CEN CNL – This online resource contains 3 downloadable resume templates that are fill-in-the-blanks with the content geared specifically for the newly licensed nurse. They are very easy to use, look amazing, and are written and formatted to be chosen by both Applicant Tracking System (ATS) software & nurse leaders at your dream hospital.
Winning Nurse Resume Templates: Experienced Nurse Edition from Sarah Wells, MSN RN CEN CNL – This online resource contains 3 downloadable resume templates that are fill-in-the-blanks with the content geared specifically for the experienced nurse.
Winning Nurse Cover Letter Templates: New Grad Nurse Edition from Sarah Wells, MSN RN CEN CNL – This online resource contains 2 downloadable cover letter templates, one geared towards the new grad and one for the experienced nurse. They are fill-in-the-blanks with suggested words and phrasing for a user-friendly editing process.