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In-Person Seminar

Cardiac-Vascular Nursing Exam Review

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Alex Klacman, PhD, RN. CV-BC, CCRN
Course Levels:
Intermediate to Advanced
2-Day Event
Not Applicable
Allina Health – MacMillan Center, Minneapolis - Minneapolis, Minnesota



Target Audience


Course Description

This course is designed to prepare the participant for the ANCC Cardiac-Vascular Nursing Exam. This concentrated review will focus on the key aspects of caring for patients with cardiac and vascular disease across the spectrum of care. Included is a review of cardiac anatomy and physiology, risk factors and risk reduction strategies and professional aspects of caring for this patient population. Participants will also complete review questions to prepare them for the types of questions that will be on the exam, as well as test-taking strategies.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Demonstrate the requisite knowledge required in order to be successful on the ANCC Cardiac-Vascular Nursing Exam.

Tuition Breakdown

Tuition Details

Please refer to the table below to determine your registration category.

Regisration Categories Description
General Registrant If your hospital is not listed below please select this category.
Host Registrant Allina Health Employees

Contact Hours

ANCC Approved

ANCC Accredited Provider


Contact Hours: 13 


MED-ED, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


MED-ED, Inc. is an approved provider by the following State Boards of Nursing: Florida/FBN 50-1286 and California #CEP10453.

Course Materials


Alex Klacman, PhD,  RN. CV-BC, CCRN's Profile

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Dr. Klacman currently resides in Dallas-Ft. Worth. She is an assistant tenure-track professor at Texas Woman’s University-Dallas in the Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell College of Nursing, where she teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. She is the former system education specialist of critical care for Texas Health Resources, a large healthcare system across DFW. She is an experienced critical care nurse and practiced at the bedside for eight years prior to moving into education. She was the first person globally to implement the Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI)™ Program at an organization during her time as the American Heart Coordinator/Life Support educator. Her interests include best practices in resuscitation education, care of critically ill cardiac patients and basic/advanced ECG interpretation.

Dr. Klacman has been with MED-ED since 2016 and teaches a variety of cardiac and critical care courses. She has been a presenter at multiple local, state, national and international conferences. She has been a reviewer for AACN’s Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (ECCO) modules related to pulmonary and cardiac disorders. Alex obtained her research doctorate in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), where she studied outcomes from the RQI Program. Her research interest focuses on CPR quality in morbidly obese patients. She currently works PRN in the CVICU at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital-Dallas and is an acute care nurse practitioner student at UTA. She has been honored as a Great 100 Nurse of DFW and as a winner of the D Magazine Excellence in Nursing Award.


Tuition Details

Please refer to the table below to determine your registration category.

Regisration Categories Description
General Registrant If your hospital is not listed below please select this category.
Host Registrant Allina Health Employees

General Information

Tuition Includes

Program Handout, Electronic PowerPoint Slides and CE Certificate.

The Day Of

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. The day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Location (2 Ways to Attend)

In-Person Option 1
Allina Health – MacMillan Center, Minneapolis
2837 Chicago Avenue - Macmillan Community and Education Center
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Max capacity 110

At Home Viewing Option 2
Via Microsoft Teams


Attendees may park in the Purple Ramp 2837 Chicago Ave S., Minneapolis, MN, 55407. Access the Skyway level of the ramp (Level 3) and turn right to head to MacMillan Center.

Hosting Hospital

Hosting Hospital

Abbott Northwestern Hospital – Allina Health

 Abbott Northwestern Hospital – Allina Health

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Location Map

Allina Health – MacMillan Center, Minneapolis

2837 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407, United States


Day 1
Date/Time: Thu, Jun 06, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 04:30 PM (CDT)

Contact Hours: 7

Topics Covered

  • Welcome and Overview
  • Introduction to the Exam
    Registration | Scope and Content Domains | Overview of Test-Taking Strategies
  • Review of Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology
  • The Cardiac Conduction System and ECG Complex
    SA, AV Nodes | Bundle of His and Bundle Branches | Purkinje Fibers | P Wave and PR Interval | QRS Complex | ST Segment and T Wave | Normal, Abnormal QT Interval | Causes, Treatment of Prolonged QT Interval
  • The Cardiac-Vascular Patient Assessment
    Patient History/Subjective Data Collection | Patient Assessment/Objective Data Collection | Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement | Ankle-Brachial Index Measurement | Q&A
  • Cardiac-Vascular Disease Risk Factors
    Nonmodifiable, Modifiable | Strategies for Reduction | Dyslipidemia, Hypertension Diagnosis and Management | Q&A
  • Acute Arrhythmias
    Heart Blocks | Atrial Fibrillation | Supraventricular Tachycardia | Q&A
  • Professional Aspects of Cardiac-Vascular Patient Care
    Ethical and Legal Aspects | Research and Evidence-Based Practice Principles | Patient Education/Health Literacy | Scope and Standards of Practice | Q&A

Day 2
Date/Time: Fri, Jun 07, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 03:30 PM (CDT)

Contact Hours: 6

Topics Covered

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
    Atherosclerosis | Myocardial Ischemia | Myocardial Infarction | Q&A
  • Heart Failure
    Pathophysiology | Classification and Staging | Diagnosis | Management of the Patient | Discharge Planning | Q&A
  • Valvular Heart Disease
    Normal, Abnormal Heart Sounds | Murmurs and Murmur Grading | Aortic Valve Disease | Mitral Valve Disease | Q&A
  • Diseases of the Aorta
    Anatomy | Aortic Aneurysm and Rupture | Aortic Dissection | Q&A
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
    Intermittent Claudication | Critical Limb Ischemia | Acute Limb Ischemia | Medical-Surgical Management | Management of Complications | Chronic Venous Insufficiency | Deep Vein Thrombosis | Treatment: Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets | Q&A