From Kati Kleber MSN RN, nurse educator and American Nurses Association published author

Let's face it: Hearts are scary.

There's nothing in nursing school that can prepare you for the crippling fear you face in dealing with something as complicated and nuanced as the cardiac system.

Here you are, about to care for your first CABG and you don't want to accidentally kill anyone.

You wonder how everyone else seems to have it all figured out.

Did I miss a lecture?

Was there a secret meeting where everyone got a crash course on cardiac care and I didn't get invited?

Am I going to hurt someone?



Nursing school just doesn't prepare you for cardiac patients.


Being new to a specialty can feel painful.


Everyone told you that it was ok to hop into cardiac without experience, but now you're not so sure.

There are so many things you don't know and hearts are pretty vital to sustaining life.

You have so many questions.

Is it EKG or ECG?

What's the correct sodium level? Why does sodium even matter?

What should I say to a patient's family after a patient codes?

What do I do in a code?

When will I stop feeling so incompetent?

You can be a great, confident cardiac nurse.

You already have the baseline skills needed to care for cardiac patients. You just need a little shaping up around the edges and the tips and tricks to make your shifts go from scary to manageable.

You need guides and tools to help you feel more confident.

You need someone to help you stop feeling overwhelmed and start feeling safe and competent.

With Cardiac Confidence, here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A cardiac anatomy and physiology brush-up crafted specifically for the new acute care cardiac nurse [Cardiac A&P module]
  • What actually happens down in the cath lab, how to talk to your patients about it, and what to watch out for when they get back [Cardiac Catheterization module]
  • A run down of the most common patient equipment you'll be responsible for managing, like arterial lines, chest tubes, tracheostomies, and more [Equipment section]
  • How to respond to a patient who flips into atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response with confidence and ease [Atrial Fibrillation module]
  • What they actually do during various cardiac surgeries like CABG, MVR/AVR, CEA, AAA, and many more, your responsibilities as the bedside nurse and how to educate the patient [respective modules]
  • All of the important cardiac interventions like thoracentesis, paracentesis, pacemaker placement, and pleurodesis - what’s actually going on, how to prep patients, and possible complications and their management [Diagnostics & Interventions section]
  • What the heck a pericardial effusion, empyema, pleurisy, decordication, and a thoracotomy is - explained in simplified terms [respective modules

And so, so much more.

The course includes:

  • 11.0 contact hours
  • Audio files of all modules - you can listen to the course like a podcast!
  • A 180-page PDF download of the entire course
  • 30 videos - including transcripts of skills videos
  • 10 mini quizzes to check your knowledge
  • Multiple additional PDF downloads
  • Written by experienced nurses who care about your success

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

While we mention heart rhythms, we do not go over ECGs in-depth. ECGs are an extensive topic, and we wanted to focus more on learning the physical care for a plethora of cardiac patients, so we decided to separate the cardiac nursing care from the ECG lessons.

If you are interested in purchasing both an ECG review in addition to this cardiac patient care prep course, you will be given that option at checkout.

CLICK BELOW TO ENROLL

Cardiac Confidence Curriculum

Click on the CABG module for a free preview!

  Course Introduction
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Cardiac Intro
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Coronary Artery Disease and Treatment
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Valvular Heart Disease and Treatment
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Additional Cardiac Conditions
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Cardiovascular Conditions and Treatment
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Lung Disease and Treatment
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Diagnostics and Interventions
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Pre and Post Procedure General Considerations
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Equipment
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Medications
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Cardiac Codes
Available in days
days after you enroll
  SUPPLEMENTAL BONUS CONTENT
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Conclusion
Available in days
days after you enroll

CLICK BELOW TO ENROLL

Hear what previous students have said when asked what they would tell someone considering purchasing Cardiac Confidence:


"Make the purchase. Just do it. Kati Kleber and her team will enhance your confidence whether you’re a new nurse or not. As they say, not a day goes by without a lesson learned. Whether it’s her neuro course or the comprehensive new nurse master class and every course in between, you will finish strong with a sense of tranquility. You’ve got this! Don’t study alone."

Inga Schwartz, MSN RN CNL NEREMT & Critical Care


"Kati is a great educator - I would endorse anything that she has made."

Robin Moxon, RN in critical care


"It’s definitely worth every penny. It gave me more confidence, and knowledge which led me to becoming very proficient and now I am thriving!"

Gina Thornton, RN Medical Intensive Care Unit


"Do it! Course is great for new staff but also for staff who are wanting a refresher!"

Chantelle White, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Anesthetics


"It is a must get if you are in your first year on the floor. "

Sarah Laughon - RN, telemetry



"Worth the purchase, you'll feel more comfortable when you start on the floor and have a jump start on learning"

Joseph Nyback, BSN RN


"Increased my confidence as a preceptor and helped reinforce my knowledge."

Katie Kelly, BSN RN cardiac telemetry


"This course helped me transition from med-surg to progressive care and when I moved onto cath lab I referred back to some of the content."

Veronica Ratkovich, RN Cath Lab


"Amazing!!!! Taught me so many important things I missed getting precepted in a busy environment as a new grad!"

Faith Goddard, RN CVICU


"Shortly after taking the course, I had a patient go into 3rd degree heart block. I was more confident and prepared when the cardiologist placed a temporary pacemaker at the bedside and the patient stabilized."

Amanda Brandt, BSN RN critical care


"This course has given me more confidence when I'm at work, especially as a new grad RN. I only wish I found this earlier!"

Naomi Unabia, RN telemetry


"As a new orientee, I can say this crash course has been my saving grace at a pocket glance!"

Mary Acosta, RN


"Go for it"

Tracy Baca, MSN RN CCRN-K, Clinical Nursing Education


"You won't regret it. The information is presented in a fun way."

Paloma Navarrete, RN Trauma Surgical ICU


"The Cardiac Nurse Crash Course is fun and FULL of information!"

Rachel Uhlenkott BSN RN PCCN


"The entire FreshRN brand is an amazing help!"

Lisa Frisby, BSN RN


"It's worth the money and taught in simple terms and made interesting."

Eva Carrager, Progressive Care


"Just do it! I feel much more competent about the care I'm giving my patients and what to expect when things don't go as expected."

Sarah Ryder, RN cardiology


"I've been able to apply the course in managing care as well as doing better patient education for my patients. Do it! Don't hesitate and just purchase the course! It's pretty awesome!"

Carmela RN, med-surg

Meet Your Instructors

Course FAQ's


What if I don’t like it? No worries, I wouldn’t want you to be unhappy. As long as you request your refund within 30 days (please allow 1-2 business days for processing) and have completed less than 50% of the course (and have not downloaded the entire course PDF), we will issue you a full refund. No questions asked!

How long do I have access? Once purchased, you have lifetime access to this course. You can watch the videos as many times as you want, and there are unlimited logins.

When does it start? Whenever you want!

Do I have to be a registered nurse to enroll? While this course was created with the new cardiac nurse in mind, anyone can purchase. There are no requirements to enroll.

Does this course come with contact hours? This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91) for 11.0 contact hours.

Do you cover ECGs? While we mention heart rhythms, we do not go over ECGs in-depth. ECGs are an extensive topic, and we wanted to focus more on learning the physical care for a plethora of cardiac patients, so we decided to separate the cardiac nursing care from the ECG lessons.

CLICK BELOW TO ENROLL


Considering the FreshRN® New Nurse Master Class as well?


Bundle and Save!