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Certification Suggestions?

  1. 0 As a new RN grad what certifications would you suggest to make me more desirable for hire?
  2. Visit  slegarreta profile page

    About slegarreta

    Joined Feb '13; Posts: 6.

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  3. Visit  brithoover profile page
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    What specialty do you want to work in?
  4. Visit  slegarreta profile page
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    I am interested in ER but I also find myself drawn to pediatrics
    Quote from slegarreta
    As a new RN grad what certifications would you suggest to make me more desirable for hire?
  5. Visit  RN12PTL profile page
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    Things like the NIHSS are free to get and show the employer you are willing to continue your education. ACLS, PALS, NRP and TNCC are all things I've seen the employers asking for in ER postings; however, they can get expensive. Most hospitals are willing to pay for you to get them when you are hired.
    turnforthenurseRN likes this.
  6. Visit  brithoover profile page
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    EKG course
    SC_RNDude and turnforthenurseRN like this.
  7. Visit  JoMeRN profile page
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    I was just about to post this same question, I graduated with my BSN in December 2012 and passed my state boards a couple of weeks ago. I was wondering if getting certifications prior to landing a position will help you, I am considering PALS, ACLS and a course on IVs; since my school did not teach us anything in regards to starting an IV. Will these be helpful on my resume and give me an advantage or is it a waste of money? I personally would love to land a job in critical care although I find it very difficult to as a new graduate. Thanks for any input and sorry slegarreta for jumping in on your post, I didn't want to start another one on the same exact topic.
  8. Visit  brithoover profile page
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    Depends what you can afford. PALS and ACLS are big eye catchers but if you are able to land a job without them most employers will pay for these.
  9. Visit  slegarreta profile page
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    Thanks everyone for your suggestion. Now I will have to figure out what they all mean. I don't mind sharing my posts we are all in this together. Thanks again.
  10. Visit  brithoover profile page
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    ACLS: advanced cardiac life support

    PALS: pediatric advanced life support
  11. Visit  mikhy profile page
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    Is there anyone know how to get the 30 hours continue education on line to renew the lisence in California ?
    Thanks!
  12. Visit  GMG RN profile page
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    Quote from mikhy
    Is there anyone know how to get the 30 hours continue education on line to renew the lisence in California ?
    Thanks!
    Try CEU fast.com


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