Do you put your BLS/CPR certification on your resume?

  1. 0 Hi All,

    Do you bother putting your BLS certifcation with expiration date on your new grad resume? Is it considered a "given" and requirement in order to have graduated?

    Thoughts?
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  3. Visit  ro2878 profile page

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  4. Visit  BuckyBadgerRN profile page
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    Quote from ro2878
    Hi All,

    Do you bother putting your BLS certifcation with expiration date on your new grad resume? Is it considered a "given" and requirement in order to have graduated?

    Thoughts?
    I would say no. As you said, its a condition for you to have completed nursing school and will be required to be current with CPR for your nursing license, so any prospective employer will KNOW that you have it.
  5. Visit  nrsmela profile page
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    Yes, I would put it on there. It is a basic requirement and almost everyone has it but do you really want them to have to 'look' for your info or discard your resume because its not on there.

    Good Luck
  6. Visit  Ashley, PICU RN profile page
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    Yes, it should go on your resume. It's a legitimate certification and almost always a requirement of employment. Putting it on your resume allows the person reviewing it to be sure that your certification is current.
  7. Visit  classicdame profile page
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    I would not put it with my name but have a section titled Certificiates
  8. Visit  One1 profile page
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    Quote from classicdame
    I would not put it with my name but have a section titled Certificiates
    Same here. You can add a section called "certifications" or something similar where you put your BLS, ACLS, PALS, EMT, CNA, or whatever else you might have.
  9. Visit  RNsRWe profile page
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    Quote from One1
    Same here. You can add a section called "certifications" or something similar where you put your BLS, ACLS, PALS, EMT, CNA, or whatever else you might have.
    Agreed, and in addition if you have any certifications that aren't necessarily nursing but might add some special interest in you, the applicant, put them there as well.
  10. Visit  phillycpnp-pc profile page
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    Quote from One1
    Same here. You can add a section called "certifications" or something similar where you put your BLS, ACLS, PALS, EMT, CNA, or whatever else you might have.
    same here i have it under the licenses/certifications section on my resume
  11. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    No. However, I do put ACLS, PALS, and IV certification. BLS is required for everyone and a given.


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