Specialty Nursing Training

Feel confident in a critical care or telemetry role.

Employers need highly skilled RNs and LPNs like you to help meet the continued demands of the pandemic, and we're here to help you quickly get the skills you need to feel comfortable in any specialty nursing role! With online and flexible in-person lab components, our classes are designed to work around your busy schedule!

Who should enroll?

This program may be a fit for you if you fit into one of these categories:

  • You’re a recent grad that missed out on some clinicals due to the pandemic and you’d like to get more comfortable with your skills
  • You’ve landed a job in critical care or telemetry, but you have limited experience in those areas and are feeling a little overwhelmed
  • You work in another area of nursing, but want to make a switch over to critical care or telemetry
  • You just want to learn something new!

These courses are open to licensed RNs and LPNs with at least one year of experience. New grads or less experienced nurses are welcome to enroll in the Telemetry and Critical Care courses as long as you complete the EKG course.

EKG Course Details

The EKG course is for new graduates or less experienced nurses who would like to take the Critical Care and/or Telemetry course. The course includes EKG interpretation and is in an online format.

  • Upcoming cohort dates:
    • November 07, 2022 – November 18, 2022
      Gateway Community College
  • Cost: $100 (includes $15 registration fee) for Maricopa County residents

Critical Care Course Details

The Critical Care Nursing course is for licensed nurses who are interested in entering the critical care environment or nurses who seek to increase their expertise in critical care. The course includes basic anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology, as well as disease management for the following systems: cardiac, respiratory, neuroscience, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine and hematology, hemodynamics, and ventilator management.

  • Upcoming cohort dates:
    • August 22, 2022 – October 21, 2022
      Gateway Community College | Online
  • Cost: $410 (includes $15 registration fee, $55 course fee, and reference book) for Maricopa County residents

Telemetry Course Details

The Telemetry Nursing course is for licensed nurses who are interested in increasing their knowledge or entering a telemetry environment. The course includes an overview of cardiac anatomy and physiology, and the conduction system. 

  • Upcoming cohort dates:
    • October 17, 2022 – December 9, 2022
      Paradise Valley Community College | Hybrid

  • Cost: $410 (includes $15 registration fee, $55 course fee, and reference book) for Maricopa County residents

Distinguish yourself from your peers.

Reach out today to get started.


Registration is now open!

Have questions and/or need support?

Cheryk Manning

Contact Cheryk Manning at 480.731.8660 or NursingTraining@domail.maricopa.edu. 


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