What is PALS and NPR

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    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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    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.
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    I don't know what NPR stands for but PALS is Pediatric Advanced Life Support. You can most likely find courses through americanheart.org.
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    PALS is pediactric advance life support. Not sure my I believe NPR is neonatal resuscitation
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    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.
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    I'm not a CNA, I am in school applying for an alternate entry MSN program next fall.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote from BinkieRN

    NPR = National Public Radio
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    NRP = Neonatal Resuscitation Program


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