In addition to the immunizations and background checks, all students must be certified in BLS CPR by one of the following agencies in order to enter the clinical setting.
American Heart Association (preferred) OR
Students are responsible for finding acceptable CPR courses. Regular courses are offered at Drexel and Temple and you can refer to their websites for more information. Or you can check the websites of the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.
Some programs require additional levels of certification:
- Peds Acute and Neonatal: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification
- Adult Gero Acute: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
- Nurse Anesthesia: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
- Neonatal: Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification