I just passed my NCLEX and I have a new job as an RN in long-term care. My long-term goals are to move from the LTC side of my new facility to the skilled nursing side, and once I feel comfortable with the skills required of me there, hopefully find a new job in telemetry in a hospital. Then eventually I want to work in ICU and become a CCRN. I may be jumping the gun here, but I'd like to start adding to my skills over the next couple of years to make me a good candidate for a tele job when the time comes. I'm going on for my BSN in the fall but I'm wondering what else I can/should do? Obviously a lot of advanced certifications require experience in a particular field which I don't have, but are there any that would be appropriate for me to pursue in the next year or so? ACLS maybe? I know there may be others, but I don't know what they are and would love some advice from some more seasoned nurses (or new grads with a better understanding of this!). And if I'm getting ahead of myself, let me know. I tend to do that sometimes! Thank you!