Advice for certs to move into the ED?

  1. Hi, I'm a recent grad who's about to come off orientation on a tele med-surg floor at a busy downtown Boston hospital. I'm very interested in the emergency dept. and I'm trying to strategize the best way to get there after my first year in MS. What would you suggest as must-take certs, courses, etc... for the ED. Thanks in advance!

  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   bill4745
    You need ACLS and PALS. You might try for CEN, although most people wait until they are in the ED for a while. You should get some ED books and start reading.
  4. by   GFocker
    I started on a stepdown unit and was lucky to have ECCO, for my critical care taken care of before I applied, they were really interested in my education beofer I came down, ACLS would really help make you more marketable.
  5. by   JBudd

    TNCC really helps focus a fast and accurate head to toe assessment, good for ER staff.