Incoming House Officers

This page is for new House Staff beginning work in 2017

All incoming residents and fellows must obtain a current AHA BLS card. Current cards for one or more of the advanced AHA courses (ACLS, PALS, or NRP) may also be required, depending upon your specialty. These requirements must be completed PRIOR to your orientation and must be current through at least July 2017 or you will not be granted clinical privileges.

PLEASE NOTE: Current and Active BLS is required for all house staff (even if you already hold a current ACLS, PALS, or NRP card).  

Click here to see which courses are required for your specialty.

ALL Incoming house staff must complete the form at the link below indicating which of the below options you will utilize to obtain the required cards: 

All Incoming House Staff Must Click Here and Complete the Form 

Options for completing these courses:

You are strongly encouraged to complete these courses prior to your arrival at the Medical Center. You must still complete the registration form above even if you do not plan on attending our courses.

While completing these requirements be very cautious of online courses. There are several courses on the web that are not valid. Only courses purchased directly from the American Heart Association are accepted. Call Kathy Nelson (336-716-2005) with HeartCode course questions.

If you are unable to complete your required courses before arrival, Life Support Education will provide some limited options for completing courses at your expense. Options include:

1. HeartCode E-Learning: Life Support Education will offer e-learning options for BLS, ACLS, and PALS. You will complete the e-learning portion at your convenience during the 60 days prior to orientation. You will schedule yourself to complete the skills evaluation just prior to orientation and you can even complete the skills for all three of these courses on the same day!

2. Traditional Courses: You may register for one or more of the courses to be taught in a traditional two-day format here at the Medical Center. We will offer traditional options for ACLS and PALS in June.

3. NRP: Participants must complete the NRP exam online prior to coming to class. Upon payment for the course, participants will be directed to a website to take this exam. Prior to taking the exam, participants should read the comprehensive instructional textbook and complete the reviews at the end of each lesson.

   *The online test is challenging, and preparation (reading the book) is important if you want to be successful.
  *For any technical issues that come up while completing the NRP online test, please contact HealthStream Customer Support at: 1-800-521-0574 (selection #3), or email:

4. Fees:

    BLS (E-Learning) - $25
    ACLS (E-Learning) - $130
    PALS or ACLS (Classroom Style) - $150
    PALS (E-Learning) - $130
    NRP - $100

Class sizes are limited to 32 students, so register early!

Quick Reference

Life Support Education
Mikell White

Phone 336-716-2800
Fax 336-716-5927

Contact Mikell

Rebecca Gregory

Phone 336-716-2888
Fax 336-716-5927

Contact Rebecca


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