CNOR cert; ACLS/PALS cert - page 2

I'm interested in getting CNOR (I keep accidentally writing "SNOR":lol2:) certified eventually. I think I found a field I love, so it seems like a natural step. :D I was told I am eligible to certify... Read More

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    Quote from GadgetRN71
    Sadly some NM are threatened by staff that want to further themselves or actually think.
    How right you are. The longer I am at this facility, the more and more I am seeing that. =(
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    Quote from ChristineAdrianaRN
    I guess I should also generally ask:

    Did your workplace pay for AORN membership? CNOR certification? ACLS/PALS?

    My workplace doesn't pay for any of it, but I was curious whether this was standard.
    My workplace does not pay for AORN membership but does encourage membership. They do offer reimbursement for the CNOR certification exam and pay in full for ACLS/PALS courses in addition to paying us our base wage for class time. I have met a mixed audience in my pursuit of continued education - "why would you want to do that, we don't need it here..." but like many others have posted, keeping your skills fresh, your brain sharp, and your skill base diverse never hurts, especially when the job hunt begins!
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    Most places will not pay for CNOR nor ACLS or PALS but you can always file those expenses when doing your taxes. Where there is a will there is always a way to advance yourself. Don't let anyone tell you something is unnecessary when it will better your career.
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    My employer requires BLS, PALS and ACLS. They pay for for the course and your time to take it also. I'm not sure if they pay for CNOR but I know as of now they don't pay extra if you have it.
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    I found this same attitude with a previous employer but decided to trust my gut and get my ACLS and CNOR anyway. Several years later it added to the qualifications I could offer when applying for a job 1500 miles away. What does this kind of initiative show to a potential employer? What kind of person do you want on your OR team? Someone constantly open to improvement and learning or only doing just enough to get by? I was flown cross country and hired for an open heart surgery position despite having many years lapse since my last exposure to this specialty. I also received relocation reimbursement and live and work in the beautiful pacific NW. I'm sure my 21 years of OR experience was key but my certifications didn't hurt. I do not have a BSN however this is next on the list. I agree with everyone who's said that everything you do to improve yourself and your marketability is valuable. For me the personal satisfaction is also extremely important.

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