ACLS Certification - page 2

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Hi, I am a senior nursing student and was curious if it was better to get ACLS certified through an online website or a hospital? Can you become ACLS certified as a nursing student? I would like to have this completed and on my... Read More


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    Quote from ruby vee
    as an acls instructor, i'd advise against attempting to certify for the first time on-line. there is so much valuable interaction -- and networking, team building, etc. -- that can go on at those classes! if you don't think to ask a particular question, someone else will, and you'll think to yourself "now why didn't i think to ask that?"

    i'm not sure that an acls certificate on the resume of a new grad is going to mean anything. (except maybe that you have a couple hundred dollars to burn). it takes a certain amount of experience before you're able to consolidate what you've learned in class. bls is valuable, but i can't see how acls is going to influence any hiring decisions -- unless, of course, you met the hiring manager in the acls class.
    ruby,

    thank you for your input. i understand what you are saying but i think my sitation is a little different. i graduated rn school almost 3 years ago and have only officially become an rn 1 month ago due to personal family issues. i have no experience as an rn and only have my bls certification. i am at a huge disadvantage when it comes to trying to find work as an rn and thought that getting my acls might help my chances a litte. any thoughts?
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    Quote from yvette2946
    ruby,

    thank you for your input. i understand what you are saying but i think my sitation is a little different. i graduated rn school almost 3 years ago and have only officially become an rn 1 month ago due to personal family issues. i have no experience as an rn and only have my bls certification. i am at a huge disadvantage when it comes to trying to find work as an rn and thought that getting my acls might help my chances a litte. any thoughts?
    again, i think your time and money would be better spent elsewhere than on acls. unless you're hoping to meet a hiring manager in acls class -- which isn't likely.
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    Quote from ruby vee
    again, i think your time and money would be better spent elsewhere than on acls. unless you're hoping to meet a hiring manager in acls class -- which isn't likely.
    yes i agree also but was just wondering because many hospital and other rn postings i have seen have been saying "acls required" or acls preferred" so i wasn't sure if it would hurt me not having it.

    thank you.
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