I am a foreign nurse, I recently passed the CGFNS and I will sit for the NCLEX in 9 days.
I know I should focus on that right now but I can't help to think about the next step.
I was an ICU/CCU RN in France and I would like to work in adult ICU here in the USA.
I also have experience in NICU, ER, EMT and as a flight nurse.
I want to know what certification would help me the most to get a job. Plus I need to "refresh" and update my education since I haven't work as a RN for several years.
I am a mamber of AACN and I know they offer the CCRN. But I also know there is the ACLS and the PALS (and probably some more).
I am not sure what the differences are between all of them, is one harder to get than another, is one more recognized than another? Is there one that you can not go around etc.
Any help would be highly appreciated. Thank you.