Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN)

Progressive Care nurses deserve to be certified! PCCN certification is for nurses who work in high acuity areas such as ICU stepdown units, DOU, telemetry, PACU, and urgent care. Patient acuity reflects more complex diagnoses and problematical discharge planning. Nursing is evolving and today’s Progressive Care nurse is expected to have a broad knowledge base, superior clinical and critical thinking skills, as well as expertise in leadership, communication, and interpersonal relationships.

Progressive Care certified nurses are in high demand by employers. A nurse may seek certification for personal achievement, a challenge, professional credibility, financial gain, or other reasons. An employer knows a Progressive Care certified nurse is motivated and has validated their knowledge and skills. Healthcare is incredibly competitive and there already exists a shortage of nurses. Hospitals must make themselves more appealing to potential consumers by having the ability to advertise they have a nursing staff that has achieved specialty certification.

Our PCCN review course

Pro Ed offers a Progressive Care (PCCN) review course to support nurses seeking to obtain the PCCN credential. Our two day course is constantly updated to reflect content on the current Test Plan (blueprint) from AACN and evidence- based practice. This course has a greater than 95% pass rate for first time test takers and we provide test-taking strategies to enhance your learning.


About the Speaker

Ann J. Brorsen, RN, BSN, CCRN, CEN
Ann is an international speaker and has helped thousands of nurses prepare for the PCCN and CCRN certifications. This course is constantly updated to reflect current exam content and best practice research. Ann has co-authored the new 3rd edition PCCN Examination Review book scheduled to be released December 2016. Utilizing her vast experience as a staff nurse, department manager, administrator, and educator, Ann understands the challenges facing nursing and the impact that certification has on patient outcomes. She employs humor to create a dynamic and highly motivational program. Please join us in Las Vegas, Nevada June 5 & 6, 2017 on your journey towards PCCN Certification! 

Course Objectives

  • Participants will demonstrate critical thinking skills necessary to take and successfully complete the PCCN Exam
  • Participants will be able to integrate knowledge, skills and abilities to enhance the practice in the progressive care environment
  • Participants will be able to state appropriate nursing interventions for common clinical problems encountered in progressive care


Day 1
0800 - 1600
Test-Taking Strategies

Day 2
0800 - 1600



 This program has been approved by the CA BRN for 14 CEUs. 

Have a Large Group and Cannot Attend? Schedule a PCCN Review Course for Your Group or Hospital

Call Pro Ed at 951.285.5699 or contact us via email. Pro Ed staff will assist you with scheduling the speaker. Once a date(s) is arranged, we will prepare a contract. Pro Ed staff  will supply copy you may use for your brochure or online advertising. Our staff is available to guide you every step of the way. We are here to help nurses attain certification!