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Heartsaver CPR AED Course:

Nova Southeastern University's Heartsaver CPR AED course teaches basic CPR, AED, and choking relief skills for non-healthcare providers.  Heartsaver CPR AED is a video-based, instructor led course performed in a classroom setting.  Using the American Heart Association (AHA)'s research proven Practice-While-Watching technique, participants demonstrate skills such as hands-on CPR along with AHA video scenarios.  All participants are monitored by NSU instructors and given feedback during skill sessions. 

Upon successful completion of the Heartsaver CPR AED course, participants will be issued an AHA CPR AED course completion card valid for 2 years from the course completion date. 

Who is Eligible for the Course?:

Anyone is eligible for our Heartsaver CPR AED course; no medical training is required.  This course is designed for participants who need a CPR AED course completion card to meet their career, education, or other regulatory requirements. Previous participants have included high school students, hospitality workers, personal trainers, daycare workers, and babysitters. 

If you are a healthcare provider in need or CPR training please see our Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare providers course.  

Don’t think you need the course?  More than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside the hospital each year with less than half of them receiving the immediate help they need before professional help arrives.  Read about how two CPR trained employees saved the life of one of their own in the Sun-Sentinel

Course Concepts: 

NSU's Heartsaver CPR AED course covers:

  • Adult CPR and AED use
  • Child CPR and AED use
  • Infant CPR and AED use
  • How to relieve a choking individual: infant, child, and adult

All participants will receive experience with our AEDs and adult and infant manikins. 

Healthcare providers in need of CPR certification most likely will be required to complete the AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare providers course.  The BLS course includes high quality CPR training along with additional training in rescue breathing and bag-mask techniques in in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.  Previous participants of this course have included:

  • Dental Professionals 
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Optometrists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Medical Sonographer 
  • Many more...

For more information on BLS please review our Basic Life Support (BLS) page

Are you in need of first aid or pediatric first aid with your CPR AED certification?  Please contact NSU's EMS department at or (954) 262-4367 for more information on how to set up a Heartsaver CPR AED first aid or pediatric first aid course for your needs.

If you need CPR AED certification ASAP or if you just don't have enough time to attend a full class our AHA blended course format may be the best option for you.  

In the blended course format, participants learn the concepts of Heartsaver CPR AED in an online eLearning format to be completed at their own pace.  Upon successful completion of the eLearning section, participants can then schedule an appointment with NSU's Division of EMS Education & Training to demonstrate their knowledge and skills on our practice manikins with a NSU instructor.

Participants who successfully complete both the online and in-person skill sessions will receive the same AHA course completion card as our in-class offerings. 

Heartsaver CPR AED Class

Date Time

Course Price: $50.00 includes required American Heart Association student workbook. 

Blended CPR AED Skill Evaluation Session

*Skill evaluation sessions typically last from 30 minutes to 1 hour depending upon the participant's skill level. All participants will be evaluated by a NSU instructor. 

Date Time
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Skill Evaluation Price: $25.00

To schedule your training please contact NSU's Division of EMS Education & Training at or (954) 262-4367.

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