Hello, I am currently a nursing student in Nebraska and work as a tech on a cardiac progressive care unit. Unfortunately, I got kind of screwed and didn't get CVICU for preceptorship but I am on a Heart & Vascular Unit that is considered med/surg tele, but also takes pt with LVAD's, heart and lung transplants, art lines, drips, temp pacemakers, chest tubes, fresh CABG's from CVICU, etc. I'm apply to different places in California that I hear are very competitive. What can I do to become more competitive? I think I'll get my ACLS in November, but what other certifications can I get as a nursing student? Anything specific on resume? Organizations (currently a member of Sigma Theta Tau)? Any feedback really appreciated!