Neuroscience Nurse Review
Preparing for Certification

Friday and Saturday, August 28-29 2009
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Burtness Auditorium 

Presented by Integra Clinical Education Institute Inc.
and Cottage Health System Stroke Education Committee

Register online at
or use the registration form to mail in your payment.

This two-day course is designed to present a comprehensive review in the care of the neurological/neurosurgical adult patient.  The core curriculum is used as both an outline and a guide for course materials.  All nurse and allied health professionals involved in the care of neurological patients and who intend to sit for the CNRN exam will benefit from this course.

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • describe the anatomy and physiology of the neurologic system
  • list key components of the clinical assessment
  • discuss diagnosis, select treatment, and nursing processes for pathologic conditions such as seizures, infections, and tumors of the CNS
  • discuss spinal cord anatomy, assessment, and injury syndromes
  • describe diseases of the cerebrovascular system and patient management
  • list the causes of ICP and brain injury
  • discuss the management and prevention of secondary brain injury
  • develop appropriate test-taking strategies for the CNRN exam
  • demonstrate a rehabilitation understanding


Faculty / Speakers
Linda Littlejohns, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNRN
Vice President of Clinical Development
Integra Clinical Education Institute Inc.
Rosemarie Girardeau, RN, CCRN, CNRN, CEN
Clinical Educator
Integra Clinical Education Institute Inc.




Course Agenda

Friday, August 28
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • ICP Monitoring
  • Seizures
  • Standardized test-taking strategies
  • CNS functional anatomy and physiology
  • Neurological assessment
  • Neurological trauma

Saturday, August 29
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Hemorrahagic stroke (aneurysm/AVM)
  • CNS infections
  • Degenerative disorders
  • Neuro-endocrine system
  • Acute ischemic stroke
  • Brain tumors
  • Spinal cord injury


Register online at or use the registration form to mail in your payment.



$150 for one participant

$285 for 3 participants

$70 for Cottage Health System Employees

Limited to 75 participants. Course is approved for 14 contact hours. Students must be in attendance for both days to receive full CEs.