This Membership Community is designed to serve Critical Care Nurses! Whether you are working in an ICU or Progressive Care Unit, you will receive monthly accredited continuing education, clinical resources to download, live chat and Q & A sessions with Kay, and a private Facebook group where like-minded nurses can collaborate and support each other. The monthly content will serve the needs of both the entry-level nurse as well as veteran nurses!
This Membership Community is for you if:
  • You are new to critical care nursing
  • You work in an ICU or Progressive Care setting and would like to advance your knowledge and critical thinking skills
  • You are CCRN or PCCN Certified and are in need on Continuing Education Hours to renew
  • You are a 'Veteran' Critical Care/Progressive Care Nurse who wants to prepare for national certification
  • You would benefit by the support offered by other nurses in the critical care community

Your Membership Includes....

  •  Accredited Continuing Education Courses (1-2 each month) complete with notetaking guides, worksheets, and quizzes
  • Live Chat sessions with Kay that focus on a new critical care case study each month!
  • Live Q & A sessions with Kay each month
  • Early access to audio podcasts and YouTube videos
  • Downloadable resources that can be used at the bedside for clinical decision-making
  • Private Facebook group for like-minded members to collaborate, network, share ideas and support one another
  • Drastic discounts on the CCRN and PCCN online programs

Meet Your Presenter!

Kay Hoppe MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN, PCCN has been a Critical Care Nurse, CNS, and Educational Consultant for 40 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. As a staff nurse, she worked in various ICU, CCU, Burn, and Trauma settings. She has been a national speaker in critical care for over thirty years. Kay has been teaching in the university setting for the past two years.

When she is not teaching, Kay loves to spend time with her daughters, Jenna and Olivia, as well as spending time outside in her flower gardens.

Here's What Nurses Are Saying About Kay...

"Kay presented great content, applicable to my everyday practice as well as the CCRN Exam. She broke down difficult concepts into the easy to understand pieces. Lecture methods were interesting and certainly drew my attention."

"I ACED the CCRN using her review course! I love that I will have lifelong access to the content. I precept new-grads and appreciate having a resource that allows me to brush up on these topics. Thank you!!!"

"Overall EXCELLENT course! The brief reviews of anatomy before certain sections really helped me pull back some of that knowledge from wayyyyy back in nursing school so I could better apply content later on in the course!"

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Get a Refund If I'm Unhappy With My Purchase?

While we don't give refunds, you can cancel your membership at any time and there would be no further charges. If you are a yearly subscriber, you would continue to have access until the end of your renewal period.

How Many Continuing Education Hours are Available Each Month?

There will be 1-2 continuing education courses each month. Each one will be approximately ONE CE Hour.

Tell Me More About the Live Chat

Once a month I will schedule a live chat (lasting an hour) where we will take a 'deep dive' into a critical care case study.....critical thinking at its best!!

What is the Live Q & A Session with Kay About?

This is time dedicated to any questions you have. We can spend time on questions from the course quizzes and worksheets and/or CCRN/PCCN type questions. We can also talk about clinical questions that you have as well!

What Can You Tell Me About the Private Facebook Group?

This group is designed as a way for like minded nurses to support one another. Here, we can collaborate, share ideas, answer questions, support one another and celebrate the successes of others.

What are the Courses Included in this Membership?

Scroll Down To See the Courses Coming Your Way!


(1 CE Hour)

  • Mechanism of Action - How Vasopressors Differ
  • Norepinephrine (Levophed)
  • Vasopressin
  • Epinephrine
  • Dopamine
  • Phenylephrine (Neosynephrine)
  • Combined Therapy with Inotropes & Antidysrhythmics


(1 CE Hour)

  • Classification of Inotropes ... Why is One Chosen Over the Other?
  • Beta1 Agonists: Dobutamine (Dobutrex)
  • Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors: Milrinone (Primacor)



  • Nitrates
  • Nitroprusside
  • Beta Blockers
  • Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Combined Infusions


(1 CE Hour)

  • Class Ia: Procainamide
  • Class 1b: Lidocaine
  • Class 1c: Flecainide & Sotalol
  • Class II: Beta Blockers
  • Class III: Amiodarone, Ibutilide (Corvert), Dofetilide (Tykisin)
  • Class IV: Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Others: Digoxin & Adenosine


(1 CE Hour)

  • Intubation Criteria
  • Required Equipment
  • Drugs Used in Intubation
  • Monitoring Considerations
  • Ongoing Endotracheal Tube Care
  • Documentation

Oxygen Transport and Acid/Base Balance ... The Basics & Beyond

(1 CE Hour)

  • Oxygen Transport & the Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve: Why do Nurses Need to know this?
  • Acid/Base Emergencies: When Is My Patient in Trouble?

Mechanical Ventilation Part One

(1 CE Hour)

  • Ventilator Modes
  • Settings
  • Troubleshooting
  • Complications