What certifications do you have?

  1. Hey All-

    I was wondering what are some of the certifications you all hold as established nurses? Please if you put an acronym can you expand on it and tell me which area you work in?

    Thanks so much!
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  2. 37 Comments

  3. by   Morganalefey
    Currently, just ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support. IE How to run a code).
    There is some rumor they are going to make us get PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) but I don't see why they would do that. I work on a cardiac/neuro IMCU (adults only).
  4. by   emtb2rn
    Homework question?
  5. by   confusedstudent_88
    Nope just a general question. Thanks for the input morganalafey!
  6. by   llg
    I am certified by ANCC (American Nurses Credentialling Center) in my practice specialty -- which is Nursing Professional Development.

    llg, PhD, RN-BC (The BC stands for "Board Certified")
  7. by   FancypantsRN
    I work ER and am studying for my CEN (certified emergency nurse)
    I maintain ACLS, BLS, ENPC, PALS and TNCC
  8. by   nrsang97
    I am ACLS and BLS certified. I will be taking TCAR (trauma care after recussatation) in Feb. I work as a rapid response nurse. I have also worked med-surg and Neuro ICU.
  9. by   confusedstudent_88
    Quote from FancypantsRN
    I work ER and am studying for my CEN (certified emergency nurse)I maintain ACLS, BLS, ENPC, PALS and TNCC
    Hi fancypantsrn can you please elaborate on the acronyms?
  10. by   akulahawkRN
    I can:
    ACLS- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    BLS - Basic Life Support
    ENPC -Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course
    PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support
    TNCC - Trauma Nurse Core Course

    I personally have taken in the past:
    BLS
    ACLS
    BTLS - Basic Trauma Life Support (Now known as "ITLS" for International Trauma Life Support)
    PHTLS - Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support
  11. by   Meriwhen
    I'm ANCC certified in psychiatric-mental health nursing (RN-BC). I also hold certifications in BLS, ACLS, PALS, and CPI (Nonviolent Crisis Intervention).
  12. by   FancypantsRN
    Sure

    ACLS- advanced cardiovascular life support
    BLS - basic life support (CPR)
    PALS - pediatric life support
    ENPC- pediatric trauma
    TNCC - adult trauma
    CEN- ER specific certification exam

    Hope this helps!
  13. by   traumaRUs
    Ugh:

    BLS instructor
    ACLS instructor
    ENPC instructor
    PEPP instructor - pediatric education for pre-hospital personnel
    TNS - trauma nurse specialist - actually an IL license
    CEN

    Then, educationally, I have an MSN, adult health CNS and pediatric CNS.
  14. by   Tzs1981rn
    I maintain the following:CMSRN (certified med surg rn)ACLS (advanced cardio life support)PALS (peds advanced life support)BLS (basic life support)I will be adding CCRN (critical care rn) for peds in the next 6 months

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