The Acute Care Nursing (ACN) series consists of a series of classes & skills labs focused primarily in the Critical Care or Emergency Department environment.

This two-week intensive lecture and skills lab series provides review and introductory info on the five most common emergencies that happen to our hospitalized patients.

The ACN series is designed for the third or fourth semester nursing student who is seeking clinical internship and subsequent employment in a high-acuity patient environment, but has also been found to be an excellent addition of knowledge for the new graduate nurse.

Not only will this series supply you with on the job preparation but it will also help teach you how to secure your future position.  Professional career prep lectures and exercises prepare the student for their first nursing employment search process with resume assistance, mock interviews, and tips on marketing themselves for the currently competitive job market.

Course Details
ACN 1-Year Membership

The ACN Series covers these topics

  • Pediatric Emergencies
  • Cardiac Emergencies
  • Neurologic Emergencies
  • Pulmonary Emergencies
  • Renal and GI Emergencies
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Critical Lab Value and EKG Interpretation
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • Resume Make-Over
  • Mock Interview.
  • ABG Lab
  • I.V. Insertion and Lines Lab
  • Advanced Airway Management Lab
  • Mock Codes Lab
  • EKG Strip Interpretation Lab
  • ACLS Pharmacology
  • Rapid Assessment Lab
  • Calling Report and Calling Physicians Lab


Aki Williams: RN, has over 25 years of experience in the Acute Care and pre-hospital environment. A former critical care, emergency department and flight nurse, she brings humor and common sense to the classroom.

Suggested text and learning

The cost of the ACN-based reading materials is included in your ACN registration fee. All ACN course reading materials will be distributed during the series. There is no required pre-reading or study, all materials will be reviewed in class..

Erin D.

I took the AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) training at Defib This previously and came back to renew my ACLS. The instructors and instructors in training were awesome with both teaching in an understandable way and sharing relevant stories to help with learning. I highly recommend Defib This for your BLS and ACLS certifications. They even provide coffee and snacks!

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Alan S.

The service was great, the facility looked clean and the instructors were great giving the class. Keep up the great work!

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J H.

I’ve been using Defibthis , for a few years now , since moving to the area , it’s my
“go to”, for my ACLS/PALS.. the schedule is very accommodating, with plenty of options for either online , or in person classes . The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and very personable .

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Andrea L.

Recently got certified for a newer skill. The instructor, Kim, was amazing. She took the time to explain, made the class interesting and kept it real in the sense that she gave realistic examples and scenarios. The facility was easy to find too. I always freak out about parking and the email sent prior to class helped alleviate that because it gave clear instructions on my options of where to park. I appreciate the facility for being organized, clean and having a restroom/water/coffee available. I’ll definitely be back in the future for any renewals. Thank you!

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