CPR Class

  1. I was wondering if any of your schools give the cpr course during class time in the program. My school doesn't and requires us to take it in our own time before clinicals start.
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  3. by   Jen2
    My school offered it over the summer, but wanted $50.00 to do so. I work in a hospital and was able to take it for free through the education dept. Check into your local hospitals they usually have low prices even if you are not employed there. Call the hospital where you will be doing your clinicals and they may let you take it there for free. Just tell them you are a nursing student and you will be doing your clinical time at their facility. Another option is for you to try your local Red Cross, and Fire Depts. Hope this helps.
  4. by   shyne
    I checked out the Red Cross and the class is for 3 days straight. So I decided to take it at our school's continuing ed department which only lasts for a couple of hours for $35. Thanks!
  5. by   Monica RN,BSN
    I teach CPR for the red cross and it is a 4 hour class. I guess it just depends on where you go or maybe where you live. The hospitals are your best bet for lower cost usually. Or independent insstructors are usually pretty cost effective.
    Good Luck to you all.
  6. by   bedpan
    Yes, the LPN Program I am in includes the CPR Class in the program.
  7. by   camkib
    CPR isn't included in my program, but it is taught at the school for $35 plus $13 for a required book. I'm scheduled for next Saturday.
  8. by   essarge
    Just a side note. You might want to make sure which CPR class your school requires. We have to be certified in CPR for healthcare workers.
  9. by   twarlik
    Originally posted by essarge
    Just a side note. You might want to make sure which CPR class your school requires. We have to be certified in CPR for healthcare workers.
    Yes, good point. My school only accepts the American Red Cross, BLS for Healthcare Providers course. Make sure you know what your school wants before taking a class. If the class is only four hours, then it is probably not the course for healthcare providers. My class was about 6 hours and cost $55.
  10. by   sagelola
    I had to take my CPR training at a local hospital...it is not a part of our program. The school did give us several names of places we could take it, and the hospital was the cheapest at $41. My class was 8 hours over 2 nights. The renewal will be a 4 hour class. Let me tell you, I am glad it's over!
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I got my CPR with defib from a volunteer fire dept. and it was 2 days 4 hours a day for only $20. Our school required the healthcare worker CPR training.
  12. by   twarlik
    Originally posted by LPN2Be2004
    I got my CPR with defib from a volunteer fire dept. and it was 2 days 4 hours a day for only $20. Our school required the healthcare worker CPR training.
    Wow, what a bargain!

    The American Heart Association course is now being taught through a video tape format. You watch the tape and at various places, you stop and practice what you've seen. Anyone else had their class in this format? I kind of liked it, but was a little irritated because I paid $55 to be taught by a video tape.
    Last edit by twarlik on Aug 12, '03
  13. by   Ortho_RN
    Mine was taught by video tape also.... I liked it, cause they didn't make every single person practice it.. the lady walked around and watched us in our lil groups, then we went on.. IT was nice..
  14. by   Mariannsi
    My school also requires that you take CPR either with their affiliated Hospital or on your own. I just took an 8h course for $65.00 (Book included) via the American Heart Association and the certification is good for two years.

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