Nicole Kupchik

Author, Independent Clinical Nurse Specialist & Educator

Critical Care Consulting | Quality Improvement/Program Development | Critical Care Education | Certification Reviews

About Nicole Kupchik

MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN-CMC and Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist

Nicole KupchikNicole Kupchik has been a Critical Care RN for over 25 years. She graduated in 1993 from Purdue University with an Associate Degree in Nursing. In 2002 she received a Baccalaureate degree from the University of Washington, Bothell. In 2008 she received a Master’s Degree in Nursing specializing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of Washington Seattle.

Nicole started her career at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart, IN. From there, she traveled the U.S., working in large academic facilities such as State University of New York (SUNY) and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). She also worked in Albuquerque, NM, Phoenix, AZ, San Francisco, CA and Palm Springs, CA before finally landing in Seattle at the University of Washington, where she worked in the Cardiothoracic ICU for 5 years.

In 2001, she switched gears and accepted a position at Harborview Medical Center in the Neuro-Surgical ICU and Cardiac ICU. In 2002, she was part of a team that was one of the first hospitals in the US to implement Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest. Nicole wrote protocols and published numerous papers on the success of the therapy. For this she was honored with the Washington State March of Dimes, Nurse of the Year Award in Research & Innovation.

In 2007, she became a Critical Care Educator at Harborview Medical Center. The following year she accepted the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist for Cardiology, Critical Care and founded the Sepsis Program. Nicole made huge strides to implement programs and improve outcomes. Her innovative work with Harborview Medical Center’s Sepsis Program was honored with 2 Washington State Qualis Awards for Patient Safety & Clinical Leadership.

Nicole finds her passion as a popular lecturer and arms nurses with tools to create safe work and practice environments. Her casual style sets the tone for a relaxed, fun & interactive learning environment. She especially enjoys teaching Cardiology & Critical Care topics. She believes every Critical Care & Progressive Care nurse should be certified in their specialty area.

Seattle, WA is home for Nicole. She lives there with her husband Carl and little dog Bailey. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, biking, traveling, spending time with her mom & friends and being an active volunteer with the Junior League of Seattle.

Upcoming Events

  1. 16th Annual Beat Goes On – Chapel Hill, NC

    February 26 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  2. CCRN & PCCN Certification Review Course – Portland, OR

    February 28 & 1 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  3. CCRN & PCCN Certification Review Course – Newport Beach, CA

    March 5 & 6 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  4. Surviving Sepsis: Every Second Counts – Indianapolis, IN

    March 8 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  5. Acute and Critical-Care Symposium – Spokane, WA

    March 11 & 12 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

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"Attended her CCRN review course. Her lecture and her book were just perfect to take CCRN test. She makes it simple, easy to understand, easy to remember, and fun to learn! I was ready for the test after taking her class and studying for the test using her book. The best part is it sticks to your head so you actually use the knowledge in your work!"

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Welcome! I look forward to bringing you short educational videos on various cutting edge critical care topics, updates, and innovations in the field of nursing!

Nicole Kupchik, Resus10 Podcast


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