CMC/CSC Certification Review Course

Columbia Edgewater Country Club
2220 Northeast Marine Drive
Portland, OR 97211

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 7:30am PT - 4:30pm PT
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2220 Northeast Marine Drive, Portland, OR 97211



Nursing practice and patient care topics to support successful CMC/CSC Certification!


Nicole Kupchik MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN-CMC

Credits Offered

This event offers 7.75 contact hours to attendees.
Accredited by AACN.


Additional Information

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Register Today for the CMC/CSC Review Course!

*** Early Bird Pricing in effect until August 10th, 2019***

Program Description

This fast paced 1-day course prepares nurses to take the CMC® or CSC® examination administered by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. The class is structured according to the AACN Examination Blueprint. The CMC certification is geared toward nurses working in cardiac critical care areas. The CSC certification is offered to nurses working in cardiac surgery critical care units.

Topics Covered in this CMC/CSC

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome

  • 12 Lead ECG

  • Heart Failure & Cardiomyopathies

  • Hemodynamic Monitoring

  • Cardiac Medications

  • Valvular Dysfunction

  • Surgical Valve Repair

  • Emergent Pacing

  • Hypertensive Emergencies

  • Aneurysms

  • Post Cardiac Surgery Care

  • Cardiac Arrest

  • Bleeding Emergencies

During this course you will be offered the opportunity to participate in a group registration for certification exam &/or membership with AACN.

Group Registration offers the following benefits:

  • Discounted exam fees

  • Discounted AACN Membership fees


Printed Course Material!!

We are looking to improve our environmental impact and minimize waste. The registration fees, will automatically include an electronic version of the learning materials. If you would like a printed booklet of the learning materials for the class - be sure to select the “Printed Packet” for $10 ticket when you register!


About Nicole:


This course will be presented by:

Nicole Kupchik RN, MN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN

Seattle, Washington.

Nicole Kupchik has been a Critical Care RN for over 20 years. In 2002, she was part of a team that was one of the first hospitals in the U.S. to implement Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest. Nicole wrote protocols and published numerous papers on the success of this therapy. Nicole finds her passion as a nurse educator and arms them with tools to create safe work and practice environments. Her casual style sets a tone for a relaxed, fun, & interactive learning environment. She believes every critical care & progressive care nurse should be certified in their specialty area.

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Registration Refund and Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests received on or prior to August 15th - Full refund less $30 service fee.  
Cancellation requests received after August 15th - 50% refund.  
Cancellation requests received day of the Review – Refund eligibility determined on a case by case basis.

If you have any questions or needs, please email us through the website!


Contact Hours: This program has been approved 9-25-2017 through 9-24-2019 for 7.75 Contact Hours by AACN.

Event Agenda

CMC/CSC Certification Review Course

Event Agenda

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 7:30am PT - 4:30pm PT

All times listed in Pacific Time (US & Canada).
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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

  • 7:30am - 8:00am


  • 8:00am - 9:30am

    Test Plan, Anatomy, & Valvular Disease

    Nicole Kupchik MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN-CMC

  • 9:30am - 9:45am


  • 9:45am - 11:00am

    Heart Failure & ACS

    Nicole Kupchik MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN-CMC

  • 11:00am - 11:15am


  • 11:15am - 12:15pm

    ACS & Hemodynamics

    Nicole Kupchik MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN-CMC

  • 12:15pm - 1:15pm


  • 1:15pm - 2:45pm

    Hemodynamics, Rhythm issues, and Tamponade

    Nicole Kupchik MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN-CMC

  • 2:45pm - 3:00pm


  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Hypertensive Crisis, Cardiac Arrest, Surgical Considerations

    Nicole Kupchik MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN-CMC

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