Compliance Certification

Nursing Students

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing offers quality American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR, First Aid, and Nurse, Patient Safety to UT Austin employees & students, community healthcare professionals, and those who require certification for employment. The UT Austin Learning Enhancement and Academic Progress (LEAP) Center is an AHA approved training site aligned with St. David’s Institute for Learning Training Center. View the list of compliance certification courses for additional information. 

Courses Offered

BLS CPR, First Aid, and Nurse/Patient Safety

Compliance Package for New Students

This includes AHA BLS Provider CPR, AHA Heartsaver First Aid, and Nurse/Patient Safety courses. These courses consist of lectures, discussions, video demonstrations, safety education, and practical work as suggested by OSHA, National Safety Council, and the AHA. These courses are mandatory for all students enrolled in the nursing program at the UT Austin School of Nursing.

BLS (CPR)

AHA BLS (CPR) Certification

This is a video based course that teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics. 100% classroom training means students are with an AHA instructor for their entire learning experience.

First-Aid

AHA Heartsaver First-Aid Certification

This is a video based and instructor-led course that teaches nursing students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrive. Skills covered in this course include first aid skills, infection control, assessing emergencies, using epinephrine pens and inhalers. This course will aid you in promptly recognizing and managing life-threatening emergencies.​

Nurse & Patient Safety

Nurse & Patient Safety Certification

This consists of learning the five danger areas that are most common in the healthcare industry: musculoskeletal conditions; needle safety; workplace violence; preventing blood-borne pathogens; and other drug resistant organisms. This course will educate you about these risks, while teaching you how to navigate and manage them to keep the environment safe for everyone.

First-AidFirst-Aid & AHA - BLS (CPR)

AHA Heartsaver First-Aid & AHA - BLS (CPR) Certification

This is an instructor-led and video-based course that teaches nursing students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency or until emergency medical services arrive. Skills covered in this course include the use of an AED for adult, child and infant; choking relief in adults and infants; and to promptly recognize a life-threatening emergency. The course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.

First Aid CPR AED

AHA Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Certification

This is an instructor-led and video-based course that teaches individuals in the community to provide first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillator (AED) use in a safe, timely, and effective manner. The course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.