ACLS class

  1. Hi, I will be graduating this semester with my BSN and I was wondering if I am able to take an ACLS class to get certified. Do you think this will help me get a job as a new grad? Also does anyone know of the potential costs? I saw one for about $100 plus $50 book deposit. Thanks
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  3. by   lunchboxPM
    Where are you located? There are lots around, and it will help you resume. Just another thing to make you stand out.
  4. by   lunchboxPM

    These guys have tons of classes, and they are super affordable. They are located in Mesa.
  5. by   Hope32
    Quote from lunchboxPM

    These guys have tons of classes, and they are super affordable. They are located in Mesa.
    Hi, I clicked the link, it seems they are all refresher only classes. I go back and forth from Mesa to Phoenix. As long as it's in the Phx metro area I don't mind driving. Thanks for your help
  6. by   lunchboxPM
    They said they can put on an ACLS class if you can get a few more people to come. They dont have any initial certification courses scheduled, but if a few other of the students in your BSN program want to take it, they will put one on for you guys. Just give them a call.
  7. by   RN_Kishawn
    I would like to take an ACL class as well. Please keep me inform. Thanks
  8. by   Hope32
    I know at least one other person a BSN new grad nurse that would like to take and ACLS class too. Do you know how much the cost is? Thanks
  9. by   lunchboxPM
    My advice would be to get all the people you can find who want to, then call them and say we got this many nurses who want initial ACLS cert. The classes they have are very reasonable as it is, so I would imagine if you came to then with students, they will be more than fair. Good luck and let us know what you find out.
  10. by   Hope32
    Thank you so much Lunchbox
  11. by   MassagetoRN
    I'm an old new grad, and I just took my initial ACLS through and they were AWESOME!!! You don't need the book, just attend the 2 day class. They have handouts for you, and even teach you the basics of reading rhythms (which really scared me going into it). The 2 day class is $198, and the instuctors are really great, you WILL learn alot!! They have classes all over the valley. I took mine at my hospital in Tempe.
  12. by   lunchboxPM
    Quote from Hope32
    Thank you so much Lunchbox
    Youre welcome. They are great guys over there, they really care about the field. I use them for all my recerts and am always happy with everything.
  13. by   Hoozdo
    I am not advertising, but I like PAR Education Systems. The classes are low stress and they have multiple classroom locations throughout the city. Here is the link for initial ACLS.

    I always do my recert with this company because they have a night time class. There is nothing suckier than being on night shift and having to go to a day shift class!
  14. by   ChuckeRN
    CPR Solutions 623-640-3591.

    They have classes all over the valley and the ACLS class includes getting re-certified in BLS.

    Also, you do not need to buy a book.