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CPR/BLS Courses

CPR/BLS Courses

The BLS Healthcare Provider Courses are designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages.

Skills Include:
Ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, and oxygen;
Use of an automated external defibrillator (AED);
Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO).

It is intended for participants who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings, including in-hospital and out-of-hospital; and for certified or non-certified, licensed or non-licensed health care professionals. Non-healthcare professionals interested in learning CPR are encouraged to register for Family and Friends CPR courses.

CPR/Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals

This course is for healthcare providers, first responders, allied health professionals and healthcare professionals. The American Heart Association has eliminated options for initial and renewal classes. There is only one BLS class now available.

Before Your Class

Required Student Text: BLS for Healthcare Providers, 2015 Edition (©2016)

Any student can borrow a copy of the BLS book at the Clark building front desk. You do not need to contact us prior to picking up, for front desk hours please call 402-354-7000. **ALL borrowed texts MUST be returned to the front desk the day of class.

The AHA now allows the book to be used during the written exam. Books will be available in the classroom for that purpose, so borrowed books must be returned to the front desk prior to class.

WOMEN’S HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES: Please call 402-815-1895 to arrange a book pickup.

JENNIE ED EMPLOYEES: Please contact Lisa Joy to arrange a book pick up at 712-396-6035.

NMHS Employees, NMC Students and external participants have the option to purchase a text for $17.25 (includes S&H). Purchased books will be mailed to the address provided during registration.


American Heart Association BLS Course Information


BLS Skills Check for Healthcare Professionals

Skills checks are for those individuals who have completed the American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers eLearning course Part 1 and requires skills practice and testing for certification.

This course is designed to prepare instructors to teach Basic Life Support for healthcare providers. In order to take this class, instructor candidates MUST hold a non-expired American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Card.

Heartsaver Skills Check

AHA’s Heartsaver courses are designed to prepare students to provide first aid, CPR, and use an AED in a safe, timely, and effective manner.

Additional Course Details

Course Cancellations

We reserve the right to cancel class due to insufficient registrations. If you have questions regarding class cancellations due to weather, please call (402) 354-7222.

Participant Cancellations

If you need to reschedule or cancel your class, please do so at least five days prior to the class. This will allow other students the opportunity to attend the class. Please note: any cancellation made within 24 hours or less prior to the start of the class will not be refunded. No call, no show will be required to pay for a rescheduled course.


If you are using this course toward your licensure, please keep a copy of your card/certification in your personal file. Nebraska Methodist College does not award continuing education units for AHA courses. In order to determine the amount of credit offered/accepted, you will need to contact your state licensing board.

Health Problems

If you experience any of the following, please call (402) 354-7100 to make arrangements:
• Dermatologic lesions on hands or in oral circumoral spaces
• Hepatitis B Surface antigen seropositive
• Positive state of Human Immunodeficiency Virus- AIDS
• Upper respiratory infection
• Any active state of infection

*The manikins are latex and could cause an allergic reaction. Please inform the instructor if accommodations need to be made.

Additional Questions

Please contact the NMC Division of Professional Development at (402) 354-7100 or e-mail

Course Location

All Nebraska Methodist College courses are taught on campus:
Nebraska Methodist College
The Josie Harper Campus Clark Building
720 N. 87 St. Omaha, NE 68114
Classroom B241, Lower Level

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During the school year, our parking lots are occasionally full around the main campus. Please take advantage of our lower south parking lot.


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