CPC as Easy as 1,2,3. Learning Strategies for the Old Dog Who Needs to Take A New Test (1 Class A CE)

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Class A Credits: 1.00

Format: Video

Course Launch Date: 9/10/20

Course Expires: 9/11/23

With the first comprehensive CPC exam approaching, this session will help the practicing anesthetist to understand testing and studying theory. Both theoretical and practical methods will be offered. In this presentation, a successful program director who regularly helps students achieve 100% passing on their certification exam will help the clinical practitioner to formulate an efficient, effective study plan to successfully achieve the performance standard on the CPC exam.


Post-Test Attempt Notice
A minimum passing score of 80% is required to pass this course. You have TWO opportunities to achieve a passing score. If you fail to achieve a passing score of 80%, you will not receive CE credit for this course.

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  • Understand the effectiveness of various learning techniques.
  • Identify a study strategy to achieve mastery of new knowledge.
  • Identify a personal study plan to prepare to take the CPC exam.

Michael Rieker, DNP, CRNA, FAAN

Director, Academic Nursing, Wake Forest Baptist Health/Wake Forest School of Medicine Nurse Anesthesia Program

Michael Rieker is a professor in the department of Anesthesiology and Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Wake Forest School of Medicine. His 25 years’ experience as a CRNA include extensive clinical practice from university hospitals to solo practice and office settings across the country. As director of one of the country’s top nurse anesthesia programs, Dr. Rieker is a renown educator, who has been a featured speaker in over 125 state, national, and international venues.

Dr. Rieker is active in state and national advocacy activities, including currently serving on the editorial board of the International Student Journal of Nurse Anesthesia. As a former board member of the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetist, he has served on numerous committees and task forces. His leadership in nursing and education led to his being inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Due to his successful contributions to nurse anesthesia education, he was named the 2016 AANA Program Director of the Year. 

Dr. Rieker brings his expertise as an educator to discuss state of the science learning theory and practical techniques for retention learning which CRNAs can use as they prepare for written examinations.


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