This advanced certificate is designed for the registered nurse who has had no previous experience in critical care. At the completion of this course, it is expected that the nurse will be able to practice independently at the beginning level in a high acuity setting. Course content includes knowledge and skills required to provide nursing care to patients with multi-system disorders. This Advanced Technical Certificate is usually offered one time a year. One semester is didactic content and simulated clinical experiences. The second semester is a critical care preceptorship in a local hospital. Scheduling is flexible. Enrollment requires: current, unencumbered Florida licensure as a Registered Nurse, two years current clinical experience in the acute care setting; application to the College; application to Health-Related Program.
*If applicable, any documents related to this program of study can be found listed under the Documents section on this web page.
*We strongly encourage you to contact the Pensacola State Nursing Department for assistance in planning your program of study.