Indiana University School of Nursing
Critical Care Programs

Link to IUSON websiteThe nation’s nursing shortage has forced healthcare organizations to look for new ways to educate nurses. In the past, critical care education was limited to 10-12 week sessions offered at fixed intervals in the year. With Indiana University School of Nursing’s (IUSON) Critical Care Programs, facilities now have the ability to offer education at any time with online courses designed to prepare registered nurses to work in the critical care areas of an organization.

IUSON’s Critical Care Program includes:

IUSON’s Critical Care Program provides flexible, learner-centered education with advanced, in-depth and comprehensive content. Each course has a didactic component with comprehensive course content, a clinical practicum with information about selected clinical skills and sample skills check lists, and a Virtual Center of Best Practice, a learning resource center with best practice guidelines and research abstracts.

IUSON’s critical care courses provide nurses with educational mobility, career advancement, tailored learning, and a flexible, accessible career path. Help reduce the costs associated with staffing your critical care units by contacting HealthStream today for more details on this innovative solution to your orientation needs.

Neonatal Critical Care
The Neonatal Intensive Care course is designed to prepare nurses and other healthcare professionals to assume the role of a neonatal intensive care nurse in any healthcare setting that has a Level 2 or 3 nursery. The content includes an introduction to neonatal intensive care nursing with common health and physical assessment skills, diagnostic tests, pharmacological interventions and nutritional measures integrated throughout the content areas. Content areas are developed around the body systems: cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, skin, neurological, gastrointestinal and hematological systems. The course is comprised of a core didactic component and a clinical practicum based on the preceptor model with access to a Virtual Center of Best Practices (VCBP).

Pediatric Intensive Care
The Pediatric Intensive Care course is designed to prepare nurses and other healthcare professionals to assume the role of a critical care nurse in any pediatric healthcare setting. The content includes an introduction to critical care nursing with common health and physical assessment skills, diagnostic tests, pharmacological interventions and nutritional measures integrated throughout the content areas. Content areas are developed around body systems and other areas of concern to pediatric providers including respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, renal, endocrine, gastrointestinal, immunology and hematological systems along with pain, sedation, and neuromuscular blockade, multisystem issues, and psychosocial needs. The course is comprised of a core didactic component and a clinical practicum based on the preceptor model with access to a Virtual Center of Best Practices (VCBP).

Adult Critical Care
The Adult Critical Care course is designed to prepare nurses and other healthcare professionals to assume the role of a critical care nurse in any healthcare setting. The content includes an introduction to critical care nursing with common health and physical assessment skills, diagnostic tests, pharmacological interventions and nutritional measures integrated throughout the content areas. Content areas are developed around the body systems: cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, endocrine, neurological, gastrointestinal and hematological systems. The course is comprised of a core didactic component and a clinical practicum based on the preceptor model with access to a Virtual Center of Best Practices (VCBP).

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