Quote from mbarnbsn
think again. a plumber will not be able to use the cert because he/she will not be hired by a facility to be in a position to run a code. however this does not mean that a plumber is unable to obtain an acls certificate. fyi, lawyers, who are not nurses or emts or docs or rts etc., obtain acls certs. it helps them to have enough knowledge to add to a law suit against a health care provider who is acls certified.
nice eyeroll, very helpful. you are beyond ridiculous. to say just anyone can come off the street and take (and pass) acls in order to down play it is making light of something extremely important to healthcare. i dont know what you do, but i teach acls and at my hospital you must be an rn or paramedic etc with advanced knowledge of rhythms to take to class and even then some new nurses have a very hard time. this is not just a card you keep in your wallet, it is a method used to save lives. so you can roll your eyes and give shallow empty advice to new nurses that suggests they dont need to educate themselves as best as possible to get jobs, but thats not helpful to anyone at all. my guess is you dont care to be helpful anyway...that is what we should be rolling our eyes at
so, for all you new nurses out there, get your acls, get your iv cert, take tncc, whatever class you take to make that resume stand out above the rest will always be helpful and keep up your skills while job searching.
do not listen to those bitter people out there who say "move" and roll thier eyes, that kind of ignorance will never be helpful to anyone. good luck out there. with all your efforts you will get a job eventually, i only hope you dont run into people rolling there eyes with empty suggestions.