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 Get your American Heart Association card the day you complete your class. No waiting.  We NEVER cancel classes!!!

California classes in Sacramento, San Francisco, Vacaville, Walnut Creek, San Jose,  Culver City,  Loma Linda/Colton,  Pasadena,  Los Angeles,  Torrance,     West Los Angeles, South Bay, Riverside, San Bernardino,  booked regularly or call us to book a private class at your location. 

aha awardNational Institute for Healthcare Education Honored by American Heart Association!

December, 2013: NIHE was named as being in the TOP 1% of all AHA Training Centers!!

 New!! New!! ACLS & PALS Prep Courses: We have 2 new video based prep courses for ACLS & PALS.  These are the best courses we have ever seen.

Underlying Causes of Cardiac Arrest H's & T's ACLS & PALS Course Prep Course #1 covers the10 most common underlying causes of cardiac arrtest and how to treat them. It integrates the Guidelines 2010 algorithms with the most recent science and treatment protocols. If you need a refresher before taking either ACLS or PALS this online video is the best course we have found. This course offers 3 hours CE. CA BRN Provider #13886

NOTE: Our online courses are currently under revision. However, you can purchase the "Underlying Causes" DVD video course from NIHE by calling 800-773-8895

 ECG for Everyone ACLS & PALS Prep Course #2    

   This course teaches how an ECG pattern is generated, normal sinus rhythms, and identifying characteristics of the most common arrythmias taught in ACLS and PALS & integrates this knowledge with the Guidelines 2010 algorithms. This is the best video based course we have found for teaching how to read ECG's and the basic ALS algorithms. It works well as a stand alone prep for ACLS & PALS or partners well with "Underlying Causes of Cardiac Arrest" to give a complete prep for ACLS or PALS. This course offers 4 hours CE. CA BRN Provider #13886

NOTE: Our online courses are currently under revision. However, you can purchase the "ECG for Everyone" DVD video course from NIHE by calling 800-773-8895

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 "Truly "No Stress" continuing education classes designed for nurses, physicians, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers.  American Heart Association ACLS, PALS, BLS, & NRP taught by one of the largest and fastest growing AHA Training Centers.  We will teach you why as well as what to do.  All of our instructors know that you were smart enough to earn your license, and you are smart enough to successfully complete any  of our classes.  Our job is to facilitate that process, not see how hard we can make it.  Our program  director, Linnea Stonebraker R.N., Ph.D. has been teaching for over twenty years and she knows how to make our classes fun as well as informative.  You will learn and not even know you were doing it.  We promise.  All of our classes come with a guarantee:  you pass, or you can retake it free till you do.   

We offer ACLS, ACLS-EP, PALS, NRP, & BLS. You can come to us at one of our regularly scheduled locations throughout California (Loma Linda/Colton, Riverside, San Francisco, Sacramento, Walnut Creek, Milpitas/Fremont, Vacaville, Marina Del Rey, Torrance, Pasadena, Sherman Oaks, Bay area, Los Angeles county, Orange County, San Bernardino county, Riverside county, San Francisco, and Sacramento), Oregon, or Washington or if you put a group together we will come to you anywhere in the United States.  We have classes up and down the West Coast (California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, & Arizona) on a regular basis & occasional classes throughout the rest of the United States.  Just go the Register Now pages listed on the left side of this page and you can register online or call us at 800-773-8895 to register over the phone.

You will receive your American Heart Association* card when you complete the class. No waiting.  You will receive your CE (California BRN Provider #13886) (California Dental Provider #4094) (CA CE Paramedic #48-0053 National Registry #48002) or CA CME certificate when you finish the class.


Do your ACLS, PALS, or BLS Online anywhere, anytime!  Come to us for your skill practice and check and get your AHA card the same day!  This is the only real AHA online training available.  If your card is not current,  you have not ever taken ACLS or PALS, or you feel like you need a review but don't have time to sit in class all day, do your ACLS or PALS on your computer and come to us for your 2 hour skill practice & check and get your American Heart Association ACLS or PALS card the same day.  This class is open to ALL New, Expired, & Recert students. (Need it FAST!! Private skill check available, call for details.) To register for AHA ACLS Online go to:  Register Now ACLS Online  To register for AHA PALS Onine go to:  Register Now PALS Online  To register fo rthe AHA BLS Online go to Register Now BLS Online. 

ACLS Prep Course:  Adult ECG

This new Online Course is for healthcare providers needing basic rhythm recognition skills, including those preparing for ACLS. This courseteaches: basic rhythm understanding, he relationship between the ECG strip and heart impulses, common arrhythmias, identifying and distinguishing various arrhythmias.  CME/CE/CEH credits offered for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and EMTs/paramedics. Go to:  ACLS Prep: How to Read Adult ECG  to register for this course.

 PALS Prep Course:   Pediatric ECG

For healthcare providers needing basic pediatric rhythm recognition skills, including those preparing for PALS or PEARS training.  This course teaches basic pediatric rhythm understanding, the relationship between the ECG and the heart impulses, common pediatric arrhythmias, and identifying and distinguishing various pediatric arrhythmias. Continuing education credits available for nurses and emergency medical services. go to PALS Prep: Pediatric ECG to register for this course.                                      

Challenge ACLS Renewal 

If your AHA ACLS card is current and you feel that you know the material and don't need a review, effective 12/12/08 AHA says you can challenge the ACLS Renewal course by taking the written test and coming in and doing the megacodes. You will receive your American Heart Association ACLS card the same day. Please note that this option is only open to students with current AHA ACLS cards and if you do not pass either the megacodes or the written examination on the first try there is no remediation.  You will then have to register for the full ACLS Recert course and pay the applicable fees (there will be no credit issued for failed course).


ACLS or PALS ONLINE done on your computer anytime & anywhere, the only real AHA ACLS or PALS ONLINE 

 If your card is not current,  you have not ever taken ACLS or PALS, or you feel like you need a review but don't have time to sit in class all day, do your ACLS or PALS on your computer and come to us for your 2 hour skill check and get your American Heart Association ACLS PALS card the same day.  This class is open to ALL New, Expired, & Recert students. (Need it FAST!! Private skill check available, call for details.)

Register NOW for ACLS ONLINE!!

Register Now for PALS ONLINE!!

New Nursing Continuing Education Value Courses

Check out our new Nursing Online Continuing Education page for our Value Courses.  These courses are designed to be fast and very cost effective! New Value Courses are being added each month on a wide variety of topics.  CA BRN Provider #13886.

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New AHA 2010 Guidelines are now available--go to synopsis of the AHA 2010 Guidelines changes for a summary of all the changes!!!  

Earn Extra Money in Your Spare Time--Become an AHA Instructor

Earn extra money in your spare time--Become an American Heart Association Instructor--Nurses, Paramedics, physicians, EMTs, Respiratory Therapists, and all healthcare professionals.  Become an AHA Instructor quickly and easily and teach for us in your spare time or start your own business as an AHA training site affiliated with us.  We will mentor you and help you to be successful.  Go to Become an AHA instructor today to learn more and get started fast.

New!! ACLS In Depth & PALS In Depth Homestudy CE classes available.  If you want to know the why as well as the what to do of ACLS or PALS these are the courses for you!! Check out our New Homestudy CE page.  These courses are great Prep Courses for ACLS and PALS.   

Stroke Online Courses.  Now Available. Take the Online AHA Stroke course that is targeted toward your skill level and needs online at your convenience.  Check out AHA Online Stroke Courses 

BLS ONLINE now available.  Go to our Register NOW BLS ONLINE page and do the coursework and written test online.  Then come to one of our many regularly schedule BLS classes for the skill check off  (you must preregister to do this) or schedule a PRIVATE EMERGENCY SKILL CHECK OFF by phone: 800-773-8895 and get your card fast!!

TextbooksNew AHA Textbooks now available & required for Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), & Pediatric Evaluation, Assessment, Recognition, and Stabalization (PEARS). Every student must have the current AHA Textbook at the class per AHA Guidelines. If you don't have a book you can purchase one on this website at Purchase Books Now or if you are registering at the last minute you can buy one at the class. 

Cancellation Policy:  When registering for al our classes please be aware that you must give us a 30-day notice in writing sent to:  NIHE, 1498 E. Main St. 103-202, Cottage Grove, OR 97424 to receive a FULL refund minus a $50 cancellation fee.  If you need to reschedule a booked class, please call 800-773-8895 to reschedule your class.  There will be a $50 rescheduling fee.  We book our instructors based on the number of registrations, therefore we have to pay them whether the students attend the class or not.       F     FFor this  For    F

For this reason there will be NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY!!!



*The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge & proficiency in BLS, ACLS, & PALS & has developed instructional materials for this purpose.  Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association.  Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association. 

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