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Registration Information for Undergraduate Students

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

BLS should be renewed in June, July, November, or December ONLY

The SON offers BLS Healthcare Provider courses for undergraduate students during the months of:

  • June and July
  • November and December

All students must complete the BLS for Healthcare Provider course. Completion of other courses (eg, Heartsaver or courses offered by the American Red Cross) will not be accepted.

Please follow the instructions below. Complete the HeartCode™ BLS online component, and register for the skills practice/test for the American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider. Completion of an online component and registration for skills practice/testing are required.

  • Step 1. Access the AHA online course: Complete the HeartCode™ BLS course.
  • Step 2. Print the completion certificate. Note: You MUST bring the completion certificate to the scheduled class. Skills check-offs will not be done without the printed completion certificate.
  • Step 3. Email to request the date and time of the class you would like to attend (see schedule below). The average class time is 2 hours and 15 minutes.
  • Step 4. In class, students will practice and test BLS skills using manikins and case-based scenarios. CPR cards are issued upon successful completion of required skills.


Cost of BLS Skills Checkoff is $25. Fees are paid to LSUHNO School of Nursing.

  • The LSUHNO School of Nursing accepts payment by check or money order (payable to LSUHNO School of Nursing) and by credit card. Cash payment is not accepted.
  • If paying by credit card, click this link: (with service fee total is $30.19)
  • Payment in full is due at the beginning of the skills checkoff class.

TO REGISTER: Choose ONE (1) of the dates and times below, and email with the preferred date and time to attend. You will receive an email confirmation with the date, time, and location of the course.

BLS Skills Checkoff Course Dates for Undergraduate Students (each class lasts approximately 2 hours):

Thursday, July 13 – 8 am, 12 pm, 4 pm
Tuesday, July 18 – 8 am, 12 pm, 4 pm
Wednesday, July 19 – 8 am, 12 pm, 4 pm
Thursday, July 27 – 8 am, 12 pm, 4 pm
Thursday, November 2 - 8 am, 12 pm, 3 pm
Tuesday, November 7 - 8 am, 12 pm, 3 pm
Wednesday, November 8 - 8 am, 12 pm, 3 pm
Thursday, November 9 - 8 am, 12 pm, 3 pm
Tuesday, December 5 - 8 am, 12 pm, 3 pm
Wednesday, December 6 - 8 am, 12 pm, 3 pm
Tuesday, December 19 - 8 am, 12 pm, 3 pm
Wednesday, December 20 - 8 am, 12 pm, 3 pm
Thursday, December 21 - 8 am, 12 pm, 3 pm

Please note that each class can hold between 6 and 12 students so courses fill quickly.

Email with any questions.