Class Schedule







This is the full (3 hour) BLS course

The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR for victims of all ages, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.


Note: NorthCrest Medical Center employees are required to complete the Heartcode BLS online course and attend the Heartcode BLS Skills Session to obtain/update certification. 
This is NOT an ACLS Provider certification class.
This is a 2 day class to prepare for the ACLS Provider Course.

The target audience is HealthCare Providers that do not frequently interpret cardiac rhythms, student's that have never had ACLS, and/or students who rarely use ACLS material.

Topics will include:

  • Cardiac focused anatomy and physiology
  • Basic arrhythmia interpretation
  • ACLS pharmacology

The PALS Renewal (1-day) course is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

The PEARS Provider Course prepares helathcare providers caring for pediatric patients with foundational skills to assess, recognize, and participate in the initial management of respirtatory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest.  Active case-based instruction will be used to teach students to provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes after response until the child is transferred to an advanced life support provider. This course is currently available to NorthCrest Medical Center staff only.

This course is for NorthCrest Employees ONLY. De-escalation Part II is the hands-on portion of the De-escalation course. This course teaches safe techniques for handling physical confrontation. Students are required to complete De-escalation Part I in HealthStream prior to attending.

Maternal and neonatal emergency simulations are hosted by Vanderbilt University Medical Center. This is not an NRP check off and is for NorthCrest employees only. To check off your NRP skills at this simulation, you will need prior approval from Judy Gant. Please contact Judy at 615-382-6016 or If this course is required for your employment at NCMC, please remember that attendance counts per day not per simulation










NorthCrest Employees ONLY. This course teaches best practice for guiding new staff through the orientation process including:

  • Preceptor roles and responsibilites
  • Sucessful precepting
  • Critical thinking
  • Tools for Precepting