Creating a Blended-Learning Experience with ECCO (Essentials of Critical Care Orientation)

Author(s): Shaouni Casey D

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP B 1.25

Expires Feb 01, 2025

Topics: Education, Leadership

Level: Proficient

Population: Adult

Role: Educator, Staff, Manager

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Activity Summary

This session takes you on a journey of assessment, planning, implementation and re-assessment for creating a blended-learning progressive and critical care orientation. Creating a blended-learning experience can be difficult due to the abbreviated time frame available to orient novice progressive and critical care nurses. Novice nurses are also overwhelmed by the amount of information they need to master. AACN has developed a comprehensive online education product recommended to be combined with other learning modalities. This session illustrates the incorporation of e-learning with hands-on skills workshops, interactive concept review activities and simulations to create successful blended-learning experiences.


  • Analyze facilitation methods to address the various learning styles.
  • Explain specific critical thinking skills developed through experiential learning.
  • Describe the components of blended-learning for nurses who are new to progressive and critical care.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


This activity has been reviewed by the Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias. No conflicts of interest have been identified for any individual with the ability to influence the content of this activity. Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN or ANCC approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012. AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing (CBRN), California Provider number CEP 1036. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

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