Welcome to the New Brunswick Critical Care Nursing Program (NBCCNP). This program was developed by the New Brunswick Horizon Health Network and the College of Extended Learning (CEL) to educate registered nurses for practice in critical care and emergency care settings. This website contains the theory portion of the program. Your course syllabus and program schedule indicate the online modules you must complete before participating in scheduled video conferences, virtual conferencing sessions, tutorials and clinical labs.

NBCCNP COURSE INDEX: Management of the Critically Ill Patient & Their Family

Course 1:

Course 2:
Cardiovascular Alterations

Course 3:
Pulmonary Alterations

Introduction: Critical Care Nursing

Stress & Coping


Cultural, Ethical, & Legal Issues

Sleep & Pain

End of Life Issues

General Assessment

General Cardiovascular Assessment

General Neurological Assessment

General Respiratory Assessment

General Gastrointestinal Assessment

General Renal Assessment

General Pediatric Assessment

General Geriatric Assessment

Physical Assessment of Bariatric Patient

Cardiac Anatomy & Physiology

12 & 15 Lead ECG

Triage - Emergency Care

Cardiac Assessment

Coronary Artery Disease

Heart Failure

Valvular Disease

Aortic Aneurysms


Interventional Procedures

Transcutaneous (External) Pacing (TCP)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Pacemakers & Other Devices

Therapeutic Hypothermia Post Cardiac Arrest (PDF)


Inflammatory Disease

Pulmonary Anatomy & Physiology

Arterial Blood Gases

Airway Management

Pulmonary Disorders:

Acute Respiratory Failure

Mechanical Ventilation

Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies

Pediatric Presentation
- Emergency Care

Prone Ventilation (PDF)




Course 4:
Endocrine, Gastrointestinal, Hematological / Immunological
& Renal Alterations

Course 5:
Neurological Alterations

Course 6:
Multisystem Alterations

Fluids & Electrolytes

Renal Failure

Renal-Urological Emergencies

Hematological & Immunological

Infectious Diseases


GI History & Physical Assessment

GI Diagnostic Tests


Hepatic Failure

GI Bleed

GI Alterations

Acute Abdomen

Neuro Assessment

Head Trauma

Treatment of Severe Head Injuries

Cerebrovascular Diseases

Spinal Cord Injuries

Neurological Alterations

Organ and Tissue Donation

Epilepsy / Seizure Disorders


Oncologic Emergencies



Trauma Profile

Emergent Burn Trauma

Musculoskeletal Emergencies

Obstetrical Emergencies

Emergency Delivery

Ectopic Pregnancy

Obstetrical Trauma

Toxicology & Overdoses

Emergency Mental Health

Sexual Assault

Procedural Sedation

CONTINUING EDUCATION: The topics below are available for continuing
nursing education but not required for the NBCCNP certificate

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Renal Failure Treatment

PA Catheters

Epicardial Pacemakers

Burn Trauma

Peri Anesthesia Care

Renal Anatomy & Physiology


Neuro Anatomy & Physiology

GI Anatomy & Physiology

NOTE: The Useful Web-links provided on some pages will open new windows
as they are independent sites not developed by or for the NBCCNP.
© 2019 Province of New Brunswick Regional Hospital Authorities