Provider Practice Essentials registered nurse continuing education

Frequently Asked Questions

Live and Online Skills and Procedure Workshops 


How do I sign up for a course?

  • You can register for any live course HERE.

My employer has to register for me.  How can I do this?

  • Your employer can register for you through our website HERE. 

I don’t have a credit card, can I pay by check?

  • No problem!  Please contact us directly.  We will need to receive your check and deposit funds prior to completing your registration.

My employer needs to review the course material before they approve my funds.  Can you send me a Program Description?

  • We’ve got you covered.  Click HERE for information about our 2-day Clinical Skills and Procedure Workshop
  • Click HERE for information about our Ultrasound Program
  • Click HERE for information about out Advanced and Difficult Airway Course
  • Click HERE for information about our Emergency Medicine Board Review Series
  • Click HERE for information about or Acute Care or Hospitalist Medicine Board Review Series

What is the course price?

  • Each live program ranges from $849 to $1999.00 and includes either a 1-day course, 2-day Clinical Skills and Procedure Workshop, or a 3-day combination of both programs.
  • All of live programs include a hands on procedure lab, 1 year online access to our website and clinical content, additional CME credits, optional online certification, and a letter of reference.
  • The 2-day clinical skills and procedure course also includes a practice suture kit, tote bag, and optional course companion and reference textbook.

Do you offer course discounts?

  • Yes – we offer a 10% early bird discount if booked by the advertised date for the course you are interested in joining.
  • Group discounts are offered for groups of 3 or more who book at the same time, and range from 15-25% based on the size of the group

Are hotel and travel costs included in the course price?

  • No, but discounted hotel rates are available and can be booked directly through our website at the time of registration.
  • You may stay anywhere you choose for our program.
  • You will be responsible for coordinating your own travel arrangements.

What is the course companion?

  • The course companion is a printed booklet with a collection of reference normal findings (EKG and radiographs) that you can use during the program to compare abnormal findings shown to the normal studies that you need to compare.  It can also be used during your clinical practice!
  • A full-size comprehensive course book is only available for purchase at the live 2-day program, and includes all program slides in high quality color, and space for taking notes.
  • The standard package for all programs contains the same material online, but will require a laptop or tablet to view during the course.


Should I take this course?

  • This activity gives a wide exposure to a number of  clinical topics and is well suited to any provider in any practice setting.

What will I gain from this course?

  • Participants in this course will have a clear understanding of how to identify common emergencies, perform primary care procedures, perform emergency procedures and life-saving interventions, and apply these in ANY PRACTICE SETTING.

Do I earn Continuing Education Credits for this course?

  • Yes – all of our programs – live and online – are accredited for CME credits that are interchangeable with every nursing and physician assistant certifying organization.
  • Additional CME opportunities are available on our website
  • CME content is added on a regular basis.

Will Continuing Education from the AANP or AAPA count for me?

  • AANP and AAPA are interchangeable and accept each other’s category 1 credits.  ANCC and NCCPA also accept AANP and AAPA credits interchangeably.  You are encouraged to check with your individual certifying body to ensure credits will count for you.

What do we do in a 1 day course?

Our one-day focused programs in Advanced Airway Management and Ultrasound will train you to become highly competent in airway management and diagnostic and procedural ultraosound.

What do we do in 2 days?

  • In short, we offer a high-intensity course filled with a TON of practice-related education
  • EKG Interpretation
    • We have a thorough EKG course including basics of conduction, patterns of injury, STEMI, Arrhythmias, Electrolyte disorders, common artifacts, and treatments.  Identification of lethal conduction disturbances, and treatment of acute coronary syndrome.
  • Pulmonary Management
    • Identification and treatment of common airway emergencies including COPD, Asthma, Pneumothorax, and pulmonary embolism
  • Radiology, Radiology, and Radiology!
    • We cover normal plain film interpretation and common abnormalities of the entire human body, including chest, abdomen, spine, upper, and lower extremities.
      • Presentation and explanation of the various types of radiology studies, including radiographs, CT, MRI, and Ultrasound
      • Quality metrics and ordering guidelines
  • Identification of emergent skin conditions, lethal skin diseases, and treatment guidelines
    • Afternoon sessions are dedicated to procedures that correlate to the lectures given in the first half of each day.
    • Procedures include Needle Decompression, chest tube insertion, knee aspiration/injection, Shoulder injection, Central Line insertion, Lumbar Puncture, IUD insertion and removal, Fish hook removal, Nail trephination, punch biopsy, Abscess incision and drainage, and common joint reductions.
      • We have a focused suture workshop that includes knot tying, and several types of suture patterns.  We staff to a very low student to teacher ratio to maximize individual learning!
      • Get your hands wet and learn how to apply all types of splints using actual splinting materials!

What do we do in 3 days?

In three days you will combine either our ultrasound or airway course with our 2-day clinical skills and procedure workshop!

Who teaches this course?

  • Our courses are taught by experienced, seasoned, and board-certified physicians and advanced practice providers with diverse clinical and academic backgrounds.
  • All of our faculty members are actively practicing in their fields and up to date with current management and guidelines.
  • Online lectures and additional content are created by and narrated by faculty members who are experts in their subject matter.

Why should I choose this course over others?

  • There is truly nothing out there that does what we do, the way we do, in the amount of time that we do it, and provides the resources we provide.
  • A team of physicians and Advanced Practice Providers for each course ensures you will receive balanced education.
  • Our online clinical resources are direct, focused, and not full of fluff seen on other online sites
  • Additional CME opportunities will ensure regular annual CME requirements are met every year


Does signing up for a membership get me into the two-day live program?

  • No.  Membership will get you access to our PPE Clinical Toolkit, billing, coding, decision-making, and guideline content, but will not give you access to the live program or videos from the live program.  Registering for the course is a separate registration.

What does membership include?

  • Membership includes 1 year of renewable access to all of the clinical resources on our website, discounts to textbooks, clinical gift certificates, and other resources.
  • This subscription automatically renews for $49.99 annually
  • You may opt out at any time through our website
  • If you register for our Live procedure course, 1 year of membership in included in your purchase, and you have unlimited access to our simulators at all future programs while your membership remains active.

Can I purchase a membership without going to a course?

  • Yes, but you will not receive access to our course materials, videos, other program-related content, or simulator access.

Will a membership give me a discount on course registration?

  • Yes – members have discounts to all course registrations, which will be credited back to you.

How much does membership cost?

  • The initial membership fee is $99.00, and then recurs annually for $49.99.
  • You may opt out of future renewals through our website

Where can I become a member?


Where is the program held?

  • Our live programs are held at the Doubletree Resort at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida, the Aloft Dallas Downtown hotel in Dallas, Texas, or the Crystal City Marriott in Washington, DC.
  • Additional locations may appear throughout the year.

Can I book a room through your website?

  • Yes, you have the option to book a room at the hotel for the course.

What time does the program start?

  • The program begins at 8am and ends when the procedures are complete – typically around 4-5pm. 
  • Students are encouraged to arrive at 7:30am on Friday to allow time to pick up course materials prior to the course beginning

What should I wear to the program?

  • We are a very informal group and encourage to dress comfortably for your best learning environment.

What should I bring to the program?

  • Bring whatever you need to learn.  You will receive a notepad, pen, suture kit, suture materials, tools, and either an online or a printed course companion.
  • All of the live material presented in your course is recorded and available online for you to review any time.  There is no pressure to take notes or be concerned about missing content – its all available online for you to review at your leisure!

How do I get access to the website?

  • If you registered for our live program, your account access and membership will be activated immediately upon registration and will be active for one year.
  • Website access renews annually for $49.99


I took the course.  How do I get my certificate?

  • The AANP and the AAPA require a post-course survey be completed.  Our survey is online, and helps us ensure that our quality standards are being met.  Once you complete this survey, you will automatically receive a certificate.
  • We are unable to report your completion or award a certificate until you have completed a post-course survey.

How do I take the Certification Test and earn a letter of recommendation?

  • The Certification test is located in the Clinical Toolkit, and you will have access to the test when you log in.


Once you complete our program, you will need to complete an online survey which will automatically generate your certificate.

If you are a nurse practitioner:

Per the AANP:  “Learners must complete evaluations and post test to obtain credit within the timeframe designated by the hosting organization.  This time may be no greater than 6 months after the end of the activity.  If the learner has not completed the evaluation and post test in the allotted time, credit cannot be awarded to that learner.”

Provider Practice Essentials does not award or permit completion of surveys after the date of the assigned program.  You MUST complete the survey at the end of your program to be awarded credit.


How do I contact you for more questions?

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