I am a newly graduated and soon to be licensed LVN. I am working in a hospital on the acute spinal cord injury unit. Right now I want to expand my range of knowledge with as many certifications as i can, and my ultimate goal is to work in an Emergency Room type setting. I am thinking of getting my ACLS and PALS certification. Should I bother with these? Will it get me a pay raise as well? Even if it doesnt get me a pay raise I am still going to take these because I want skills
I do know of a few hospitals (including the one i am working at right now) that employ LVNs in their ER department. Maybe if I get myself certified in ACLS and PALS and apply to the ER my chances of getting hired will be much better when I do apply there in the future.
Oh and yes.. I know I should get my RN (and I will!), but in the meantime if there are certifications available to me that will increase my worth on the market and broaden my skills, I want to take advantage of them
That and heck.. if i can make it into the ER, the sooner the better
any thoughts? I am a new grad so I dont know!