To try and help improve my chances of getting hired, I've decided to get a number of certifications. PHTLS, ACLS, PALS and possibly Trauma Nurse Core Course. I have a number of options for the first 3 but not for TNCC. The ENA website shows that TNCC is only offered in 2 locations in PA, Erie and Harrisburg. Erie is a 7 hour drive and while H'burg is closer, it ain't right around the corner either. Worse, the courses offered in H'burg are all marked as "closed" which I believe means that they are not open to the general RN population.
Does anyone know of alternatives for TNCC? Can I take the course in a neighboring state like NJ or DE?
Quote from hiddencatRN
The thing about joining the ENA is that managers and department heads attend those chapter meetings, so when I say it's a great way to network, I mean it is a GREAT way. Like, this is how I personally got my job great, without having any certifications. Membership is also cheaper than those classes.
Hmm - you seem to be trying to tell me something . . .
Seriously, thanks for the tip.
Last edit by chuckster on Jul 26, '11