I work in PACU PHASE I. I have my certification as a CPAN and am ACLS certified. I obtained both at my own expense and my hospital does not recognize either with any additional remuneration at all either. It also does not seem to make any additional difference on performance evaluations either as others seem to obtain the same percentage of increase also. It does give me personal satisfaction to have acquired each and I believe it increases my credibility in this particular field to patients and colleagues. Sorry, this should actually be posted as a reply to the message under mine----the words to post a reply are so blurry on my screen that I chose the wrong one.
[This message has been edited by JUDY RN CPAN (edited 12-10-98).]