New to ICU: RN Education Using a Statewide, Chapter-Led Critical Care Consortium Model

Author(s): Jennifer Milesky, Catherine Miller, Kary Atkinson

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP B 1.00

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: AACN Local Engagement, Education

Role: Staff, Educator

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Orienting nurses to practice safely and efficiently in the critical care environment is a shared challenge undertaken while navigating increased medical complexity of patients, increased demand on the healthcare system and limited educational and operational resources. One regional AACN chapter developed a collaborative consortium model which consolidates shared resources of program management, clinical expertise and venue to offer critical care education every other month to the Baltimore metro region.


  • Explain the critical care consortium program.
  • Describe the success of the critical care consortium program.
  • Identify strengths and opportunities of the critical care consortium program.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

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


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content will be identified by the Nurse Planner within the activity. Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content has been mitigated.

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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