Which Schools Offer an Online Emergency Nursing Course?

If you're looking for an online, continuing education course in emergency nursing, you'll find many such courses offered by professional associations such as the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the Emergency Nurses Association. Though few schools offer online emergency nursing courses, the aforementioned nursing organizations offer them on topics ranging from triage to emergency pediatric care. Continue reading for further details. Schools offering Nursing degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Overview of Emergency Nursing Courses Online

An emergency nurse cares for patients who are in the critical or emergency phases of illnesses or injuries. Emergency nurses are specially trained to work with patients who do not yet know the cause of their medical problems or the ways in which they will be treated.

If you're interested in taking an online course in emergency nursing for continuing education credits, the organization offering the course should be certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation. ANCC-certified programs that offer emergency nursing courses include the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Nursing Spectrum and the Emergency Nurses Association.

Important Facts About This Program

Specializations Neonatal, oncology, men's/women's health, hospice, home health
Online Availability Most training options are available fully or partially online
Prerequisites Current CA or RN license, CPR certification
Continuing Education Additional licensure or certification may be required

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

This professional association offers a popular e-learning program for emergency nurses. Their Essentials of Critical Care Orientation courses are used in more than 700 hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. Completion of the entire program is good for 69 credits, and its objectives are as follows:

  • Displaying an understanding of the conditions experienced by patients who are acutely ill
  • Creating treatment plans for critically-ill patients
  • Demonstrating knowledge of hemodynamic monitoring concepts

Courses for individuals include:

  • Basic ECG Interpretation
  • Critical Care Pharmacology
  • Best Practices for Elder Care

Nursing Spectrum

Nursing Spectrum offers courses in multiple formats, including web-based formats, downloadable MP3s and print media. Nursing Spectrum's courses range from 1-10 credit hours, and the organization offers online classes that teach students to treat illnesses like these:

  • Shock
  • Right versus left ventricular infarctions
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms

Other topics focus on:

  • Strokes
  • Pain management
  • Ambulatory care

Emergency Nurses Association

The Emergency Nurses Association is a professional association that offers an emergency nursing online program that focuses on triage. The program is equivalent to 18 contact hours and includes lessons that explore issues such as the following:

  • Shock and hematological emergencies
  • Toxicology and the environment
  • Cardiovascular emergencies

To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:

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