Registration Information for Graduate Students

All certifications MUST be current for an entire semester. Students are not permitted to renew after the semester starts.

Graduate students have two options for ACLS and PALS Renewals, full-day renewal courses or blended learning renewals. Full-day renewal courses for graduate students are offered by the School of Nursing during the months of January, May, and July. Blended learning renewals consist of completing an online course offered by the American Heart Association and attending a checkoff session offered by the School of Nursing.
Instructions for Full-Day ACLS & PALS Renewal:

  • Confirm that space is available in the requested course by emailing nsgconted@lsuhsc.edu. A confirmation reply will be sent by email. Submit payment once you have received confirmation that there is space available in your requested course. We cannot hold your spot until payment is received.
  • Bring a current ACLS and/or PALS Provider Manual to class; you will not be permitted to attend without a manual. Manuals can be purchased from the LSU Health New Orleans Bookstore or we have some to lend.

    **A BLS skills checkoff may be completed during the full-day ACLS or PALS Renewal course. Complete the BLS online portion as instructed below.

    Instructions for BLS Renewal:

    • Step 1. Complete the HeartCode™ BLS course at http://www.onlineaha.org.
    • Step 2. Print the completion certificate. Note: You MUST bring the completion certificate to the class.
    • Step 3. Students will practice and test CPR skills using manikins and case-based scenarios. BLS ecards are emailed within 24 hours of successful completion of required skills.

ACLS Full-Day Renewal Classes:
Wednesday, April 11th  
Monday May 21st
Monday, July 23rd
8:30 am – 5:00 pm (BLS skills checkoff offered during class, if needed)

PALS Full-Day Renewal Classes:
Thursday, April 12th
Tuesday May 22nd
Wednesday, July 25th
8:30 am – 5:00 pm (BLS skills checkoff offered during class, if needed)

COST:
ACLS or PALS Full-Day Renewal: $150
ACLS or PALS Full-Day Renewal with BLS Skills Checkoff: $175
ACLS and PALS Full-Day Renewals with BLS Skills Checkoff (all 3): $325

Instructions for Blended Learning Renewals:

  • Step 1. Confirm that space is available in the requested checkoff session by emailing nsgconted@lsuhsc.edu. A confirmation reply will be sent by email. Submit payment once you have received confirmation that there is space available in your requested checkoff session. We cannot hold your spot until payment is received.
  • Step 2. Complete the online portion of the respective course, HeartCode ACLS or HeartCode PALS, at http://www.onlineaha.org/courses   
  • Step 3. Print the completion certificate to bring to the checkoff. The skills checkoff is not allowed without the printed completion certificate.
  • Step 4. In the checkoff, you will test your skills using manikins and case-based scenarios. ACLS and/or PALS ecards are issued by email within 24 hours of successful completion of the required skills.

ACLS or PALS Checkoff Sessions:

Tuesday May 15th
Wednesday May 16th
Friday May 25th

COST:
ACLS or PALS Skills Checkoff: $55.00

To Register for a BLS Skills Checkoff Only:
Email nsgconted@lsuhsc.edu to schedule the skills checkoff. Skills checkoffs will be completed by appointment at a time convenient for both the BLS Instructor and the student.


Course fees are payable by check or money order (payable to the LSUHNO School of Nursing) and by credit card. Cash payment is not accepted. See Course Cost and Payment page for more information.

Fees for ACLS and PALS courses are due at the time of registration.

If you have questions, please contact nsgconted@lsuhsc.edu.