Critical Care Fellowship: A Comprehensive and Efficient Redesign of Orientation

Author(s): Knippa Sara M

Contact Hours 1.15

CERP B 1.15

Expires Dec 31, 2025

Topics: Beacon, Collaboration, Education

Role: Educator

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

This session discusses a collaborative process used to align critical care orientation across a health system. It shares the successes and challenges of a newly created Critical Care Fellowship (CCF). The presenters use case studies to illustrate nurses’ progression through the CCF and demonstrate efficiencies to enable clinical educators to support increased numbers of staff hires. Participants come away with ideas to train critical care nurses efficiently and effectively.


  • Summarize the alignment of a redesigned CCF across a large healthcare system.
  • Evaluate the benefits of a four-phased orientation with learning blocks to build upon a multisystem approach to clinical practice.
  • Design efficient and creative methods to achieve orientee knowledge verification.

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 1.15 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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