Types of certifications



I was wondering if someone could tell me what types of certifications are out there for new RNs. I would like to look more appealing to future employees.

I know of acls, pals, wound.... What else is out there for nurses?

Thank you!!

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

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Specializes in OR, Nursing Professional Development. Has 18 years experience.

Many certifications require experience- as well they should as certification in a specialty indicates a level of expertise. Truly, as a new grad, BLS should be all that's required- anything like ACLS should be provided by the employer if it's required but may be seen as a bonus if applying to a position that would normally require it (critical care, ER, procedural areas). Anything else, including any specialty certification, may not be taken into consideration as a new grad as there isn't nursing experience to back it up and may even cause a few raised eyebrows.