About Us

Jane Carsrud Director Maternal Child Program ies Nurses Educational OpportunitiesNurses Educational Opportunities was created by a Nurse for a Nurse and the Community! We offer enjoyable, customization learning to healthcare professionals from all specialties and modalities – Nurses, Paramedics, and Transport, Respiratory Therapists, Physicians, Physical Therapists, Administrative Staff, Students, Children and Adults from the Community.

Our goal is to make Learning Enjoyable! our instructors are certified by the American Heart Association. Classes are offered every week in two locations: Costa Mesa, and San Diego. Nurses Educational Opportunities (NEO(tm)) offers renewal and certification for:

Our courses include: 

In addition, we have successfully implemented a Maternal Child Program for New Graduates and Re-Entry Nurses to include

Our Career Building Workshop is a Winner! You can revamp your Resume, walk out with a brand new Cover Letter! Walk through the hospital job application process with our Interview Coaching, Job Search and Networking Guidance!

We are in the process of adding PHTLS (Prehospital Trauma Life Support) to our curriculum.

To further assist our healthcare providers with learning, we have Home Study Courses to accommodate your schedule.

We are always looking to extend our curriculum and provide more learning opportunities!

Go Forth! Save Lives!


Jane Carsrud, RN 

Director and Owner, Nurses Educational Opportunities 


The AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, AND PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of thse materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.

Learning Can Be Enjoyable! 

  • FREE Contact Hours (CE)
  • Same Day Card
  • FREE Study Guide

FREE Education 

  • FREE Study Guides 
  • FREE Prep-Courses for ACLS and PALS
  • FREE Heartcode Assistan

….FREE Laughs in Class! 

We Try Harder, So You Learn Easier!

Nurses Educational Opportunities (NEO) is an approved American Heart Association Training Site for BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, and CPR. In addition, we offer AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring, the STABLE Program, ECG Program, Maternal and Critical Care Programs, and home courses. We provide quality, stress-free education to healthcare providers and the community.

Classes are offered every day, Monday through Saturday, in Costa Mesa, and San Diego. After 18 years of business in Southern California, we are proud to serve you!

Go Forth! Save Lives! 


3303 Harbor Blvd, G3 Costa Mesa CA 92626

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12650 Sabre Springs Pkwy Suite 205, San Diego CA 92128

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American Heart Association Classes

NEO is an approved provider for American Heart Association Classes, the “Gold Standard” for CPR, and advanced life support. You may need AHA certification if you work in the hospital, an outpatient medical center, a school, or industrial setting.



Basic Life Support

Be a First Responder!

Learn how to start CPR for adult, child and infant, and use the AED. Recommended for: all healthcare professionals, students, and new grads, teachers, and hospital staff.



Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

Be an Advanced Responder!

Learn how to lead a code with confidence!



Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Be a Pal!

Learn how to early recognize and treat critically-ill children and infants - ECGs, pharmacology, pediatric assessment, and code management.



Neonatal Resuscitation Program

Be a BabySaver!

Learn how to start CPR for newborns. Advanced life-saving interventions, and code management.

Be a PAL with the PALS Study Guide!

Heart From Others

FREE Study Guides

Enjoy learning with NEO’s FREE Study Guides! These little booklets will travel with your through many ACLS, PALS and NRP classes. They’ve stood the test of time – and many handbags!


The most important snippets of information from each class packaged as a handy note that you can clip on your badge! Sturdy nylon holder included. FREE with every class at NEO!

NEO Notes

Build Your Resume

Carefully selected classes to give you the leading edge when transferring to a new department, or applying for your first position in a new specialty. Perfect for Nursing Students approaching their clinical rotations, and New Grads preparing for interviews.

Fast-Track to Maternal Child Care

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Pathways to Labor & Delivery, NICU, and Postpartum

Classes Every Week

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Fast-Track to Critical Care & Transport

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Pathways to ICU, ER, and Trauma. Nurses, Pramedics, and New Grads.

Classes Every Week

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5-Day RN Refresher on Weekends

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Focus on Med-Surg with a Primer on Maternal Child Care

April 29 – May 20, 2017

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Fetal Heart Monitoring Program

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Basic, AWHONN Advanced, and AWHONN Intermediate.

Classes Every Month (Excludes IFM)
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FREE Corner

FREE Prep-Course
Pass the pre-test! Review rhythms, and drugs for ACLS and PALS
Assistance with the Online Exam for ACLS and PALS Heartcode at the office
Renew your RN license with FREE CE! CA BRN Approved.