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Nursing: Nurse Training Course



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£19 inc VAT (was £99)
Offer ends 24 June 2021
Study method
Online, self-paced
20 hours
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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*New Year Sale: Our lowest ever price, this month only* This nurse training course is a comprehensive guide on how to become a nurse and what to expect once you have achieved your dream job. It will provide you with the best tips for establishing a career in nursing and empower you with the ideas, techniques and inspirational tools to achieve your goals.

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Course Highlights

  • 96 lectures, containing 10 hours of video content plus supporting PDFs
  • Numerous NCLEX style quizzes preparing you for nursing school exams
  • Tips for aspiring nurses on how to achieve your dream job and what to expect when you qualify
  • In depth teachings of the diseases and illnesses that nurses deal with most frequently

Course Overview

Enrol on this course and gain the best tips for your career in nursing, learn how to pass nursing exams and be fully prepared and know what to expect when you become a nurse.

Instructor Bio

Caroline Porter Thomas has helped thousands of students achieve nursing school success and develop into fully qualified, skilled nurses. Her mission is to make sure that you do the same! Caroline will introduce you to some of the most frequent diseases and illnesses that nurses deal with such as, ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, Renal Failure, Diabetes, Heart Failure, Tuberculosis, Sepsis and much more!

Course Curriculum

Why and How to Become a Nurse

  • How to become a nurse
  • Do I HAVE to get my Bachelor's in nursing?
  • Am I too Old to become a nurse
  • Tips for High School Students that want to become nurses
  • Which job will help you as a nurse


  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - ALS
  • Handout - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Lupus
  • Handout - Systemic Lupus Erythematosus


  • Congestive Heart Failure Overview
  • Congestive Heart Failure Systolic Heart Dysfunction
  • Handout - CHF Overview
  • Handout - CHF Systolic
  • Hypertension
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Handout - Aortic Aneurysm
  • How to examine EKG


  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Handout - Diabetes
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Handout - Thyroid Disorders

Fluid and Electrolytes

  • Handout - Fluid Electrolyte Imbalances
  • Introduction
  • Hypervolemia
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Chloride
  • Phosphate


  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Handout - Acute Renal Failure
  • Chronic Renal Failure
  • Handout - Chronic Renal Failure


  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Bells Palsy
  • Handout - Bells Palsy
  • Increased Intracranial Pressure
  • Handout - IntraCranial Pressure
  • Schizophrenia
  • Handout - Schizophrenia
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Handout - Myasthenia Gravis

Nursing Maths

  • Do not let the Maths Scare You!
  • Cardizem Drips
  • Heparin
  • Heparin Drip and Heparin Titration

Nursing Pharmacology

  • ACE Inhibitors
  • Handout - ACE Inhibitor
  • Aldactone
  • Handout - Spironolactone Aldactone
  • Angiotensin Receptors Blockers
  • Handout - Angiotensin Receptor Blocker
  • Beta Blockers
  • Handout - Beta Blockers
  • Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Handout - Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Coumadin
  • Handout - Coumadin Warfarin
  • Dilantin
  • Handout - Dilantin Phenytoin
  • Lasix
  • Handout - Lasix
  • Bipolar Medication - Lithium
  • Handout - Lithium
  • Ticlid
  • Handout - Ticlid

Nursing Skills

  • Blood Glucose Checks
  • Central Line Dressing Change
  • Removal of Central Line
  • Accessing a Port a Cath
  • Deaccessing a Port a Cath
  • How to Remove Surgical Staples
  • How to Remove Surgical Sutures
  • How to use an IV Pump
  • Nasogastric Tube Insertion
  • Needle Sizes and Gauges
  • PPD - Purified Protein Derivative

Respiratory Systems

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Handout - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Handout - Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Handout - Pulmonary Embolism
  • Tuberculosis
  • Handout - Tuberculosis


  • Catching Sepsis
  • Handout - Catching Sepsis
  • Septic Shock
  • Handout - Septic Shock

Nursing Miscellaneous

  • Nursing Medical Abbreviations
  • Tools to help with Major Lab Values

Bonus Materials

  • Ten Tips for Loving Your Nursing Job


  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4
  • Part 5
  • Part 6
  • Part 7
  • Part 8
  • Part 9
  • Part 10

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- Students enjoy 24/7 access to their courses

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- Students get lifetime access to their courses so they can work at their own pace

- On completion, students receive a course certificate from a recognised educational institution

- Become a part of a global learning community where you can talk with teachers and students about the course

Who is this course for?

  • Nursing students seeking advice for exam preparation and their career path after nursing school
  • Anyone interested in pursuing a career in nursing
  • Nurses that want detailed explanations of diseases and illnesses and how best to treat them


This course has no prerequisites

Career path

Become a Nurse


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