most jobs will pay for you to get your iv certification or train you on the job.
when it comes down to it, everybody wants a nurse with experience, which cuts down their costs of training a new nurse. why spend money training a new nurse when there are a plethora of nurses out there already trained in xxxxx, and already desperate for a job because the job market is horrible.
in the past i considered getting my acls, pals, etc, thinking that it would increase my chances of getting a job. bottom line is that they want an experienced nurse. or you have to know someone.