About Critical Care Academy

Critical Care Academy is the most engaging and comprehensive CCRN review course in existence. While our goal is to help nurses achieve certification, our purpose is simple: to save lives.

As a business made up of healthcare professionals, Critical Care Academy is out to change and save lives. We’re equipping nurses and other healthcare professionals with the necessary skills to deliver exceptional care.

We’re in the business of saving lives, and we take our mission seriously. That’s why Critical Care Academy’s CCRN review course is built by nurses, for nurses. Our engaging, video-based course is the most comprehensive CCRN review course you’ll find anywhere.

Critical Care Academy is a California Board of Registered Nursing approved provider (#CEP17001). We’ve also been reviewed by Nurse Planner and we’re pending accreditation by The American Nurses Credentialing Center and the ANA.

We believe so strongly in our methods that we offer a 100% Money-Back Guarantee. Rely on Critical Care Academy to arm you with the right tools to conquer the CCRN and save more lives.

Meet the instructor

Nicholas McGowan, MSN, RN, CCRN

Nicholas is a critical care nurse with 12 years of experience in cardiovascular, surgical intensive care, and neurological trauma nursing. But Nicholas doesn’t just want to work with patients: he puts his background in education, leadership, and public speaking to work so he can help other nurses.

Nicholas holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education, and he knows that nurses need modern, engaging, mobile-friendly CCRN review courses. He is fueled by his passion for innovative approaches, adult learning theories, and evidence-based practices based on technology.

Nicholas is a lifelong learner who builds on his foundation of critical care nursing, which he uses directly at the bedside, where he still practices.

Nicholas is a leader in his field, where he’s served as President of the AACN Inland Empire Chapter. He led over 500 members in the Southern California region. Nicholas also piloted the Rapid Response program for one of the largest healthcare organizations in the nation. He consults with regional healthcare organizations on critical care education, CCRN review, and Rapid Response programs.

Nicholas enjoys competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as well as Spartan Races and Ironman Triathlons. He’s a devoted father of two young boys. When he’s not teaching nursing courses or caring for critically-ill patients, you can find him coaching Little League baseball and fighting off “pirate-ninjas” lurking under the bed.

Join Critical Care Academy

You’ve got everything to gain. Enroll now in Critical Care Academy to pass the CCRN.