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- by NeoRNtobe Apr 18, '06If I want to get my PALS certification, do I have to be an actual RN or can I do this as a GN. I graduate from nursing school May 1, 2006 and I want to be able to place this on my resume. Anyone know?
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- Apr 18, '06 by EricJRNAt my hospital, our nurse interns (some RN and some GN) go through the various 'alphabet soup' classes. I took PALS before I started the nurse internship or even had GN authorization, but I was a medic. You should probably just find a course and ask the course coordinator whether they would allow you to take it.
I noticed your nickname. If you're interested in neo nursing, you might also look at Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP).
- Apr 19, '06 by jenpicuRNDuring my orientation to my hospital we took our PALS course. I work for a Children's Hospital. You may want to inquire about PALS during orientation. I don't believe you have to be an RN to take PALS.
- Apr 19, '06 by jillyk*rnhi there,
i've been taking pals for years, but i don't know the answer to that question. if you are planning to work peds, although it is great on a resume, it is a bit costly to take (about$200). usually the hospital you work for will pay for the class and pay you for the time that you are there.
just a thought. good luck!!
- Apr 19, '06 by sirIQuote from NeoRNtobeHello, NeoRNtobe,If I want to get my PALS certification, do I have to be an actual RN or can I do this as a GN. I graduate from nursing school May 1, 2006 and I want to be able to place this on my resume. Anyone know?
Yes, you can take PALS as a GN. RNs, LPNs, Rad techs, Respiratory Therapists, etc. can take the course.
But, like someone said, it can be expensive. Your employer (hospital) normally pays for this. But, if you desire to do it on your own, go for it.