Cardiovascular Nursing Certificate

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Course Overview

PCNA’s Cardiovascular Nursing Certificate recognizes your commitment to cardiovascular nursing excellence. While not a replacement for ANCC’s Cardiovascular Nursing Certification, the certificate offers an educational experience for nurses that strengthens your professional knowledge, competence, and confidence relative to cardiovascular nursing.

Our Cardiovascular Nursing Certificate is designed for advanced beginners, and this first-in-class global certificate program combines clinically rigorous training in a user-friendly format with practical activities that make learning easier and compelling and sustains the retention of knowledge over time.

The online certificate includes modules on the following topics:

  • Global Burden of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Strategies for Population Health
  • Pathophysiology of Atherosclerotic CVD
  • Cardiovascular Assessment
  • Cardiometabolic Risk Management
  • Atherosclerotic CVD Prevention and Management
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Heart Failure
  • Cardiovascular Pharmacology
  • Communication and Person-centered Care for Patients with CVD
  • Lifestyle/Behavior Change Counseling
  • Putting Research into Practice
  • Leadership and Advocacy

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Member Cost: $99Non-member Cost: $125
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Learning Objectives

Global Burden of CVD and Strategies for Population Health

  1. Explain the role of the nurse in reducing the global burden of cardiovascular disease
  2. Identify the risk factors of cardiovascular disease, modifiable and non-modifiable
  3. Summarize the guidelines for prevention for individuals, community and populations.

Pathophysiology of Atherosclerotic CVD

  1. Identify the concepts related to pathophysiology of ischemic cardiovascular disease
  2. Recognize signs and symptoms of ischemic cardiovascular disease
  3. Describe the mechanism of pathophysiology related to patient populations

Cardiovascular Assessment

  1. Describe a focused patient and family history for patients at risk for CVD
  2. List the components of a physical exam for a patient at risk for CVD
  3. Recognize and understand implications of symptoms or abnormalities of CVD observed in a clinical setting
  4. Analyze laboratory and/or test results to guide nursing care for patients with CVD
  5. Compose a plan of emotional/spiritual care after evaluating a patient and spiritual history.

Cardiometabolic Risk Management

  1. Identify appropriate assessments for patients with obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes
  2. Appraise guidelines for patients related to patients with cardiometabolic risk
  3. Outline the role of lifestyle (diet, physical activity, smoking cessation) in the reduction of cardiometabolic risk
  4. Integrate current evidence-based pharmacotherapeutics for the reduction of cardiometabolic risk for a patient.

Atherosclerotic CVD Prevention and Management

  1. Identify nursing outcomes for patients with acute and chronic ASCVD
  2. Appraise guidelines for patients with acute and chronic ASCVD
  3. Outline appropriate education of patient and family for ASCVD and self-care and smoking cessation.
  4. Select appropriate care coordination of a patient and community for ASCVD prevention and management

Prevention and Management of Atrial Fibrillation

  1. Identify nursing outcomes for patients with atrial fibrillation
  2. Appraise guideline application for patients with atrial fibrillation
  3. Recognize risk factors, screening and assessments for patients with atrial fibrillation
  4. Outline appropriate education of patient and family for atrial fibrillation
  5. Select appropriate care coordination of a patient with atrial fibrillation

Prevention and Management of Heart Failure

  1. Identify nursing outcomes for patients with heart failure
  2. Assess guideline applications for patients with heart failure
  3. Explain strategies for primary prevention of heart failure
  4. Specify care for a patient with heart failure during the transition in healthcare facilities
  5. Outline appropriate education of patients with heart failure 
  6. Describe the care in advanced heart failure related to the quality of life and/or palliative care

Cardiovascular Pharmacology

  1. Describe available pharmacotherapeutics including mechanism, metabolism, side effects, and population-specific differences for use in the prevention and management of cardiometabolic risk
  2. Apply current guidelines for therapy for CV health-related outcome
  3. Identify polypharmacy and the appropriate management for patients with cardiometabolic risk

Communication and Person-centered Care for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease

  1. Categorize forms of professional communication skills
  2. Recognize adult learning principles adapting for individual differences (gender, race, and/or ethnicity)
  3. Classify recommendations to assist patients in adhering to lifestyle recommendations
  4. Identify methods to improve interprofessional coordination

Lifestyle/Behavior Change Counseling

  1. Recognize patients' readiness for lifestyle changes
  2. Assess cultural competence and strategies to enhance the quality of care and patient health outcomes
  3. Create SMART goals for healthy living for patients with cardiometabolic disorders
  4. Design a plan of care that encourages patient self-management.

Putting Research into Practice

  1. Define translational research and implementation into clinical practice
  2. Apply practice-based improvement program to clinical practice for patients with cardiometabolic risks
  3. Design plan for presenting and/or publishing research

Leadership and Advocacy

  1. Analyzed methods of leadership for clinical practice, interprofessional teams, and community-based opportunities
  2. Identify opportunities and guidance for advocacy including political, organizational, and patient-level
  3. Discuss legal and ethical accountability as a cardiovascular nurse

 

Faculty

  • Laura Hayman, PhD, RN, FPCNA, FAAN
  • Lynne Braun PhD, CNP, FPCNA, FAHA, FAANP, FNLA, FAAN
  • Jane Linderbaum, MS, ARNP, FACC
  • Cindy Lamendola, MSN, NP, FAHA, FPCNA
  • Susan Halli Demeter, DNP, CNP, NP
  • Eileen Handberg, PhD, ARNP, BC, FAHA, FACC
  • Kim Newlin, RN, CNS, ANP-C
  • Lola Coke PhD, ACNS-BC, RN-BC, FAHA, FPCNA
  • Nancy Houston Miller, RN, BSN, FAHA, FPCNA
  • Kathy Berra, MSN, ANP, FAHA, FPCNA, FAAN
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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) through the joint providership of PCNA. PCNA is accredited by AANP as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030602.