The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is (see below table) contact hours.
|Program Name||Credit Hours|
|ACLS Certification||8 contact hours|
|ACLS Recertification||4 contact hours|
|BLS Certification||4 contact hours|
|BLS Recertification||2 contact hours|
|PALS Certification||8 contact hours|
|PALS Recertification||4 contact hours|
|Neonatal Resuscitation Certification||8 contact hours|
|Neonatal Resuscitation Recertification||4 contact hours|
Nursing Accreditation for ACLS, BLS, Neonatal Resuscitation, and PALS
Accreditation is critical for a safe, prepared, and effective health practice. Nursing accreditation is no exception, especially for current life support best practices. Nurses in private practices, hospitals, or clinics that receive accreditation in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), Neonatal Resuscitation,or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) can benefit in the following ways:
- Nurse practitioners, LPNs, RNs, and APRNs are trained, competent, up-to-date, and prepared for medical situations that may arise at work
- Care providers are more trusted, reputable, and successful
- Patients are safer and more at ease
ACLS.com offers the following courses for nurses looking to certify or recertify in critical areas of life support:
- Nursing ACLS certification
- Nursing ACLS recertification
- Nursing BLS certification
- Nursing BLS recertification
- Nursing PALS certification
- Nursing PALS recertification
- Continuing education courses
BLS, or Basic Life Support, is CPR training required for all registered nurses and others employed at different medical clinics across the country. ACLS, or Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, builds on BLS learning and emphasizes the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR during emergencies. Neonatal Resuscitation and PALS, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, are specialty certifications focusing on life-saving care for infants and children.
Why Continuing Education for Nurses Should Include ACLS, BLS, Neonatal Resuscitation, or PALS
As a nurse, you never stop learning; best practice in your area of medicine continually evolves, and it’s important you evolve with it. You bring the best possible care to your patients by learning new techniques and being open to new approaches.
A key part of continuing education for nurses is basic life support certifications. Methods and research constantly bring new insight into basic life support techniques and it’s important you stay up-to-date on what experts suggest for the latest techniques on CPR, chest compressions, and more. It will help you be prepared for life-threatening situations at work as well as situations in your life outside of the hospital or clinic.
These courses will help you understand what signs may signal a life-threatening emergency, what to do, how to keep the scene safe for you, the victim, and others, and what vitals to monitor until help arrives. No matter where you practice nursing, your understanding of ACLS, BLS, PALS and/or Neonatal Resuscitation will help you feel more confident and prepared for emergency situations.
Which nurses should seek certification?
All nurses should seek certification, no matter what type of nursing they perform or where they work. Nurses often required to have up-to-date certifications include:
- Nurse practitioners
- Home care nurses
- Clinical nurse supervisors
Certification for ACLS, BLS, Neonatal Resuscitation, and PALS lasts two years, at which point nurses need to recertify.
Why ACLS.com is the Best Choice for ACLS Nursing Accreditation
Our 100% online program makes it easy for nursing professionals to stay up-to-date on the latest and best techniques for emergency situations. With no set class times, no in-person appointments, and no set schedule, you can finish the course on your own time and at your own pace. All you need is the willingness to learn and internet access. The best part of all is that our online format is just a quarter of the cost of in-person classes.
If you’re ready to gain certification or recertification in ACLS, BLS, Neonatal Resuscitation, or PALS, ACLS.com is the best place to start. Start your course today.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and ACLS.com Certification. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.