What is PALS and NPR

  1. I am a pre-nursing student and was reading in vacancies at a particular hospital PALS or NPR is required. What are these? How do you go about getting these?
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  3. by   BinkieRN
    Quote from Adams_Mommy_07
    I am a pre-nursing student and was reading in vacancies at a particular hospital PALS or NPR is required. What are these? How do you go about getting these?
    PALS = Pediatric Advanced Life Support

    NPR = National Public Radio, but of course that has nothing to do with nursing so I'm stumped on this one.
  4. by   Kojak
    I don't know what NPR stands for but PALS is Pediatric Advanced Life Support. You can most likely find courses through americanheart.org.
  5. by   NightshiftRN69
    PALS is pediactric advance life support. Not sure my I believe NPR is neonatal resuscitation
  6. by   Jolie
    NRP = Neonatal Resuscitation Program, and advanced life support program intended for professionals involved in the delivery room management of newborns.

    Both of these programs are aimed at nurses, respiratory therapists, physicians and emergency responders.

    I'm not aware of any positions where a CNA or PCT would require this training.
  7. by   Adams_Mommy_07
    I'm not a CNA, I am in school applying for an alternate entry MSN program next fall.
  8. by   moongirl
    PALS and NRP are not obtainable by the general public, or by auxillary staff. A CNA would never be called on to do either, nor would a student.

    As a student nurse you will learn BLS, when you earn your degree you will have the option to do ACLS, PALS or NRP depending on where you are working

    NRP and ACLS are a requirment of my job. I work L&D and postpartum.
  9. by   Adams_Mommy_07
    Thanks for your responses. Funny thing is the job vacancies say NPR when I see now it should be NRP. I guess they think that applicants would just figure it out but being new to this it wasn't so obvious to me.
  10. by   Dolce
    Quote from BinkieRN

    NPR = National Public Radio
  11. by   kmoonshine
    NRP = Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  12. by   brissygal
    Dolce - I thought your comment was priceless.
  13. by   Cambria1023
    Ha ha...yeah, NRP: Neonatal Resuscitation Program.
    I just started in a NICU...not a requirement to start but they want us to have this done about 6 months after starting.

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