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, one-day renewal courses or blended learning renewals. One-day renewal courses for graduate students are offered by the School of Nursing during the months of December, 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 One-Day ACLS & PALS Renewal:

  • Must have a current BLS Provider and ACLS or PALS Provider card to attend the one-day renewal courses.
  • 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. Email nsgconted@lsuhsc.edu to schedule a time to pick up a loaner manual.
  • Complete and bring the results of the respective (ACLS and/or PALS) pre-course self-assessment to class. The pre-course self-assessment is completed on the AHA Student Website. Information on accessing the website is located on page ii of the ACLS and PALS Manuals.

    **A BLS skills checkoff may be completed during the one-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 https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartcode-bls.html. You will pay the AHA directly for this portion of the course. Complete this portion before the day of your renewal class as it will take a couple of hours to complete.
    • 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 One-Day Renewal Classes:
Tuesday, December 17th
8:30 am – 4:30 pm (BLS skills checkoff offered during class, if needed)

PALS One-Day Renewal Classes:
Wednesday, December 18th
8:30 am – 4:30 pm (BLS skills checkoff offered during class, if needed)

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

Instructions for Blended Learning Renewals:

  • Step 1. Email nsgconted@lsuhsc.edu to request a skills checkoff date and time.
  • Step 2. Complete the online portion of the respective course, HeartCode ACLS or HeartCode PALS, at https://shopcpr.heart.org/courses. You will pay the AHA directly for this portion of the course. Complete this portion before the day of your checkoff as it will take a couple of hours to complete.
  • 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.
  • Payment in full is due at the beginning of the skills checkoff class.

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 One-Day ACLS and PALS courses are due at the time of registration.

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