Jump to content

ICU New Grad, Paying For Classes Before Orientation

Nurses   (262 Views | 3 Replies)
by rnbella39 rnbella39 (New) New Nurse Student

20 Profile Views; 1 Post

Hello everyone!

I just recently accepted an offer as a new grad in an ICU in a large teaching hospital. I was informed that before starting, I will have to get my ACLS certification and take an arrhythmia course out of my own pocket. I am over the moon about this opportunity and can't wait to start, but I was under the impression that most hospitals pay for ACLS during orientation and that it was not typically a requirement for new grads. Just wondering if this was actually the case or if it was a misconception I had for some reason.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

4 Followers; 37,678 Posts; 103,022 Profile Views

Most hospitals do pay for new hires to obtain ACLS certification, but not all. Don't let that stop you from moving forward. Just consider it the same as if you had been proactive about getting the class and had done it on your own to help your chances of being hired.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

mmc51264 has 8 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes.

2,831 Posts; 39,590 Profile Views

I have not ever had to pay for BLS or ACLS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

brownbook has 35 years experience.

1 Follower; 3,413 Posts; 46,571 Profile Views

Maybe your facility doesn't have a union? Or it depends on what state you live in?

Every hospital I've worked in if a training or certification or class is required for you to continue to work there, the hospital has to pay. Even non union facilities.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
×

This site uses cookies. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Read our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies to learn more.