Review course by Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio

  1. I am a new nurse finishing up my orientation for ICU. I'm a bit say the least. There used to be a class offered; Critical care essentials, for those new to the specialty. I can only find the class in other states. I found out that Laura Gasparis Vonfolio is coming to the area to do a CCRN review course. I heard she's great. I just need to know if anyone has went to this review course and think it may be useful for a new nurse trying to learn more about ICU nursing.

    Just to be clear... I'm not interested in taking CCRN, I am a new nurse. I just want a good review, to be better educated. Does anyone think this would be a good review for that? Or do you think it may be over my head? Or is it focused on test taking strategies for CCRN.

    Last edit by Joe V on Jan 22, '14 : Reason: spacing
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  3. by   amp9k
    You will learn a SO much from her course. She makes things fun and teaches you ways to remember the material. Also, you will laugh a great deal. I highly recommend the course, I took it years ago.
  4. by   lmccrn62
    I took her course about 15 yrs ago for my CCRN prep and it was a great course. She is hysterical and gives you fun ways to learn things.
  5. by   Almost retired
    I too took the CCRN review and highly recommend Laura as an instructor.
  6. by   CiscoNurse
    I would take the course if I was you. It will be a great nostalgic reminder years from now when you will be able to reminisce about when there was actual health care in the USA.
  7. by   eCCU
    She is awesome! Like someone says you will remember her teaching years from now....10yrs and counting #enoughsaid#
  8. by   Maritimer
    I listened to cassettes (no really!) of her lectures as a new ICU nurse; she is great. I'm with the others--I still remember the stuff she talked about 13+ years later. Actually, I used some of the info while doing some patient teaching just the other day.
  9. by   nurseprnRN
    Laura is awesome. You will learn more than critical care concepts -- and those will be engaging and, better, memorable. She was one of the first to really popularize nursing education as a way to advance the profession and earn, no, demand respect as colleagues. And she did it all with humor and generosity.

    I learned a lot about teaching from her when I was a new critical care nurse. Go for it.
  10. by   Bossy Boss
    I also listened to the tapes that were offered from her CCRN review coarse over 11 years ago. Do it you won't regret it. She has a great style of teaching.
  11. by   jackpp
    I agree with everyone else. I bought her DVD's to study for my CCRN. She is great!! Go for it!!
  12. by   gigi_rn
    Just finished LGV's CCRN Review...she is amazing! She is so easy to listen to, and has such presence.
    For a new nurse, she also has DVD's and CD's about 12-lead interpretation and hemodynamics.