Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor Course

This one-day program prepares BLS American Heart Association Instructor candidates to learn how to disseminate the science, skills and philosophy of resuscitation programs and gain the knowledge necessary to teach CPR/First Aid.

Saint Francis Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Missouri Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

8 contact hours provided

Target Audience

Those who are strongly motivated to teach with a high level of enthusiasm and have excellent BLS performance skills.


The completion of the AHA “Core Instructor Course” which will be included in the precourse packet. This course requires some computer skills and internet. On average this course can take 6-8 hours to complete, depending on your internet and computer speed. Participants must be a current provider in the discipline they will be teaching and have a current healthcare provider CPR card.

All AHA instructors must have a current Instructor Manual in the discipline they are teaching. The BLS instructor candidate will receive a BLS Instructor Manual that is included in the course fee.


BLS Instructor: $250 – includes both required Instructor Manuals
No charge for Saint Francis Employees if additional instructors are needed for the Medical Center

2018 Dates (all classes 8 am-6 pm)

  • December 14

To register, contact Lisa Mileur at or 573-331-5324.

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