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Nicole M. Cole otherwise known as “Dr. CoCo” has been in healthcare for over 25 years. From ‘bedpans to board rooms’ Dr. CoCo  has covered all areas of healthcare. Dr. CoCo started out her career as a CNA working in nursing homes and hospitals. From there, she gained a respect for the healthcare profession and the power of education. She went on to obtain her LPN, ASN, BSN, MSN and, ultimately attained, a Doctor of  Nursing Practice. Through her years of experience and education, Dr. CoCo has been able to serve in various nursing director roles, including: Critical Care, Dialysis and Progressive Care.

Dr. CoCo is a certified critical care nurse, and has been an instructor/trainer for several certification programs: Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Burn Life Support, End of Life Nursing Consortium, and Society of Critical Care Medicine Critical Care Support. Dr. CoCo has also taught review events for the American Association of Critical Care Nurses’ certifications in critical care and progressive care nursing. 

Most importantly, Dr. CoCo has the teaching experience to provide seamless and compassionate instruction. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at South University, teaching courses like: Nursing Theory, Nursing Research, and Primary Adult and Geriatric Care. In addition, Dr. CoCo works as a clinical adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University, assisting Nurse Practitioner students in the field. 

My Areas of Expertise





My Courses

CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)

Looking for an opportunity to jump start your healthcare career? Learn everything you need to know to pass the Florida State Certified Nursing Assistant Challenge Exam in as little as TWO days!

ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)

This course is for healthcare professionals that want to build on the foundations of Basic Life Support. Learn how to manage cardiopulmonary resuscitation as well as other cardiac emergencies.

Basic Life Support

Learn the foundations of saving lives through early detection of  life-threatening conditions, activation of the emergency response system and confident delivery of high quality CPR. 

Heart Saver

Do you have Little to no medical training? Would you like to meet the minimum requirements as required by some regulations or your job? Heartsaver courses are for you.

CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)

Learn the essentials and importance of CPR and how to execute it best



PALS (Pediatric Advance Life Support)

PALS will teach you the systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, and much more!!


IV Therapy

The Intravenous Therapy course consists of discussions of concepts in intravenous therapy and demonstrations of skills in access-related situations.

First Aid

This course teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrive. Learn how

CCRN Review

This dynamic and comprehensive review course is designed to educate and prepare registered nurses for the CCRN Certification Exam.

My Endorsements

I would like to recommend Nicole Cole, DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN, PCRN, for her outstanding public speaking skills and her performance as an educator on so many levels. I have known Nicole for at least 20 years and have seen her grow in her teaching skills over the years. She brings her wide range of clinical skills to her lectures with the ability to share many stories that help her students better understand what she is trying to teach them by making her experience come alive.

Nicole has a strong work ethic and a thirst for knowledge as seen by her progression from CAN to DNP along with other various roles she has worked and mastered in healthcare. All of these experiences add to her accumulated knowledge that enhances all of her educational efforts.

Cyndi Cramer, MSN, RN, OCN, PCRN

Learn the Practical Way

Hands-On Learning Can Shape and Develop Tomorrow’s Healthcare Workforce

It has been a privilege and honor to be a recipient of Dr. Cole’s attributes, knowledge and skills. She is an impeccable coach, mentor and nurse leader. As a timid staff nurse to the confident nurse manager I am today, Dr. Cole is credited for my professional growth, development, and success. She nurtured and promoted the confidence in me that I originally did not believe I had. Dr. Cole remains instrumental in shaping me through her positivity, can do attitude, and transformational leadership style. To date Dr. Cole remains invested in my professional development, goals, and routinely provides feedback for tough situations and decisions. She is an expert and teacher of continuous process improvement strategies, quality, and excellence. Dr. Cole is an invaluable asset to the nursing profession and continues to promote professional development, growth, and success for all who are privileged to know her. I highly recommend Dr. Cole as a coach, mentor and teacher!

Marjorie Lopez

Nurse Manager


“By far, THE BEST instructor for ACLS that I have ever witnessed! Cannot say enough about Dr. CoCo. I worked with her and had many opportunities to get see her run many codes, with the same demeanor that she has having a conversation with you. She is a teacher and mentor and she inspires you to truly learn. I recommend, without any doubt to get your BLS CNA and ALCS recertification at Bannic.”

Tonika Bruce

The Network Nurse

I had the pleasure to work under Dr. Cole. I am pleased to say that she is very knowledgeable and takes pride in her job. Not only will you gain information that will allow you to thrive in the healthcare field, you will also have her stand beside you to coach you along the way. What I admire about her is the dedication she possess and the love for the field. I would highly recommend taking an education class from her. -TL

Tiasha Lovett