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.
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?