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.

CPR/Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals

Courses are offered year round. Click the blue arrow below for more information. 

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.
Cost for CPR/Basic Life Support
Methodist, Jennie Ed employees and NMC students can verify their employee or student status at checkout for course discount.

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 offered year round. Click the blue arrow below for more information. 

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.
Cost for CPR Skills Check

Family and Friends CPR Courses

  • Spanish classes - the entire class and materials are in Spanish, and is focused on infant/child BLS.

  • Adult Family and Friends CPR (limited course offering) - this class focuses on adult hands-only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, adult AED use, and mild and severe airway block for adults. 

  • Family and Friends CPR - this class is ideal for new families and caregivers, and focuses on CPR, AED, and airway block for infants and children.

Family and Friends CPR Courses offer no completion card and are offered at various times of the year. Click the blue arrow below for more information.

This course is designed for friends, family, and community members interested in a CPR training class who do not need a course completion card.

At the time of single registration, there will be an opportunity to register/pay for multiple student registrations at the end of checkout, as long as there is open seat availability for multiple students.


Family and Friends is offered in Spanish once a month at Jennie Edmundson Hospital. This class is ideal for new parents and caregivers with the focus of the class being on CPR for children and infants. The class also covers what to do when a child or infant is choking. The lecture, videos and take home book are all in Spanish. (Esta clase sera ensenada completamente en Espanol. )


Cost for Family and Friends CPR

BLS Instructor

Courses are offered at various times of the year. Click the blue arrow below for more information. 

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

Skills checks are offered year round.

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. 
Cost for Heartsaver Skills Check

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.