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Will getting the ACLS certification benefit me before being hired?

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by celeste_vaz celeste_vaz (New Member) New Member

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Hello Everyone!

I'm currently going into my last semester of nursing school, graduating in December. A lot of my fellow classmates are getting ACLS certified this summer and wanted to read opinions on whether it's beneficial or not as a new grad?

I've been told that once you are hired on by a hospital they usually give you an opportunity to become certified and even pay for the certification, sometimes.

Overall my question is: Would you suggest getting ACLS certified before graduating?

P.S. I'm hoping to be a DOU/ Tele nurse

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No. I wouldn't. It's expensive and may not be necessary for whatever job you land out of the gate.

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ACLS looks good on a resume. In some cases, ACLS certification may be required for different units, depending on what you are applying for. For a candidate that has ACLS vs one that does not, is shows you have the training required (if required) plus the employer would not have to pay to put you through that training. I know when I've applied for the current position that I am now in on a Cardiac Progressive unit... the ACLS was one of the things that showed my experience and qualifications to be placed on this unit. Hope this helps.

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I got the certification to benefit my resume but I can't say it got me a job. I think it might be a benefit if you are interviewing for a job that requires it. Shows you are proactive about that particular job.

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