I'd like to teach a CCRN review course...

  1. Does anyone know if you need any special permission, credentialling or anything to do this? Several of my co-workers have shown a big interest in this and I've heard that I should teach a class a million times. I've been in a weird place in my career and almost chucked nursing altogether last year, but I digress. I'd like to stay in ICU and have been kicking around the idea of starting to teach CCRN review classes, IABP classes, and/or ACLS. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   zambezi
    At the hospital that I work at, IABP classes are taught both by the rep and by our clinical educator. ACLS is taught by our education department, but I think that they do hire other to help out...
    As for CCRN, our review class was put on by the local AACN chapter but used local CCRN RNs (and one that does not have her CCRN but is a really good teacher) for the eduation part. I am not sure if one has to be approved to teach/put on a class or not. You could probably email AACN to find out.

    http://www.certcorp.org/certcorp/cer...n?opendocument
  4. by   stbernardclub
    When I had CCRN course, A nurse eduator for the hospital taught is at a local college. I know she has a masters in nursing.
  5. by   SarasotaRN2b
    I guess it would depend on the climate that you wish to teach it. Do you want to teach in a formal setting, getting paid by an intermediate (i.e. a school, agency, etc.) or would you want to do it in an entrepreneurship and possibly tutoring one or two people at a time? I would figure that in a more formal setting, you would probably need credentials such as a master's degree or something in that order. But I also feel that if you have extensive experience in the field itself and you are looking to help students pass the creditation exam, you can be your own boss and set your own rates.

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