Introduction to the Critical Care Nursing Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) Program

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 multisystem disorders.

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.

Occupations

Medical and Health Services Manager

Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

Nurse Practitioner

Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.

Nurse Midwife

Diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birthing process, either independently or as part of a healthcare team. May provide well-woman gynecological care. Must have specialized, graduate nursing education.

Nurse Anesthetist

Administer anesthesia, monitor patient’s vital signs, and oversee patient recovery from anesthesia. May assist anesthesiologists, surgeons, other physicians, or dentists. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Plan, direct, or coordinate the daily patient care activities in a clinical practice. Ensure adherence to established clinical policies, protocols, regulations, and standards.

Other Occupations

  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse
  • Acute Care Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Nursing Instructor and Teacher, Postsecondary
  • Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurse


Employment Trends

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Escambia/Santa Rosa Counties
Occupation
Registered Nurses
2015 Cur. Openings
4223
2023 Prj. Openings
4768
Est. Annual Openings
147.5
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$54,896.05
Okaloosa / Walton Counties
Occupation
Registered Nurses
2015 Cur. Openings
1474
2023 Prj. Openings
1669
Est. Annual Openings
52
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$57,524.05
All Florida Counties
Occupation
Registered Nurses
2015 Cur. Openings
168885
2023 Prj. Openings
196503
Est. Annual Openings
6624.1
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$62,342.05


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