ACLS and PALS at same time?


  • Specializes in PCICU, NICU, Aesthetics. Has 6 years experience.

I am a relatively newer nurse and am trying to make my resume stand out. I previously worked in a PCICU and was never required to get my ACLS or PALS certifications. Is it better to study for and get these certifications at the same time? Or should I take ACLS first and then PALS? Probably just overthinking this LOL. Thank you ?

Specializes in Oncology/Haematology/Stem Cell Transplant, Med/Sur. Has 25 years experience.

Hi Oliveoil15,

I think that is a fair and just question to ask.

ACLS definitely. I would think doing your PALS would be a good idea too. You have all that experience in PCICU and you don't want to disadvantage yourself.

Go For IT!