I am interested in taking the ACLS Course, and would like to know the following. How long is the course? What is the average cost? Who should take the course? Do I need this course if I want to apply for a job in emergency nursing? If I apply for a position, and I do not have the course, what is the likelihood that my employer will arrange for the course????
Thanks for your insight and help.......
Apr 12, '00
For new takers, the course is 2 days can cost anywhere from $150.00 to $200.00 (depends on who's teaching it) The first day is all lecture, the second day covers Mega code , skill stations, written test. The AHA has changed the way the course is taught, before if you didn't do everything right, you failed. Recently, it has become more of a "lets teach ya until you understand it and pass" mentality. It's a requirement to work in most ER I know, however, by the same token, if it's required then your employer is responsible for sending you to a course or paying for you to take one.