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RN, CNS, NP
Critical care nurses are seeing patients with more severe and complex healthcare needs, which requires nurses to be more proficient and clinically competent. Nursing certification is considered the standard by which regulatory agencies and the public recognize quality nursing care.
The purpose of this review is to assist the participant in preparing for the Pediatric CCRN Exam. This course preparation will use a systems approach to review the essential aspects of nursing care in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Teaching methods to be utilized during this review include lecture, case studies, discussion and practice questions. The information provided will benefit the critical care nurse through the enhancement of knowledge concerning the continuum of care for the pediatric critical care patient.
This program prepares the learner to:
Contact Hours: 7
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Robert graduated from the University of Rochester School of Nursing in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree. After graduation, he began working as a pediatric nurse at Strong Memorial Hospital, and transferred to the pediatric ICU in 1995. In 1998, he relocated to Maryland to pursue a career as a pediatric transport nurse at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Returning to Rochester in 2004, Robert came back to the PICU, where he also assisted in leading the pediatric transport team and was instrumental in creating a free-standing pediatric transport team at Golisano Children’s Hospital.
In 2013, he became a full-time faculty member at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, where he is currently a senior teaching associate, teaching pediatric clinical and fundamental skills in the Accelerated Bachelor’s Program for Non-Nurses (ABPNN). In May 2015, Robert received his clinical nurse leader master’s degree, and in May 2017, he received his Doctor of Nursing Practice, both from the University of Rochester School of Nursing. He currently serves as the pediatric trauma program manager at Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In addition to teaching, Robert maintains clinical practice with the pediatric transport team, PICU and Pediatric Emergency Department at Golisano Children’s Hospital, as well as serving as a flight nurse with Mercy Flight Central. Robert has spoken locally, regionally and internationally on pediatric critical care and pediatric transport nursing. He has been recognized by his students as an excellent, personable instructor who makes things easy to understand.
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