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Just out of curiosity, is it mandatory for nurses (Ohio), to maintain their BLS certification? Or is it for employment and it depends on your employer? I have mine and it's to date, but I am just curious!:rolleyes::nurse:

opensesame

Specializes in acute/critical care. Has 11 years experience.

I haven't met any employer yet in any setting or any specialty that doesn't want you to have BLS. Most nursing assistants have BLS.

I don't think it's required for licensure anywhere (I can't vouch for the BON of all 50 states, however) but if you want to work, you pretty much need it.

AgentBeast, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiology and ER Nursing. Has 7 years experience.

You don't have to be certified in BLS to hold an RN license, however, good luck getting/holding a job without it.

GaGal777

Specializes in Pshych; LTC.

Just out of curiosity, is it mandatory for nurses (Ohio), to maintain their BLS certification? Or is it for employment and it depends on your employer? I have mine and it's to date, but I am just curious!:rolleyes::nurse:

What is a BLS?

madwife2002, BSN, RN

Specializes in RN, BSN, CHDN. Has 26 years experience.

Yes you have to have your BLS (Basic Life Support) for GaGal777, in Ohio