Certifications Required certifications will vary by program. Please check your Program Specific Requirements for more information. CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) CPR Certifications must be the Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification from the American Heart Association. Please upload a copy of your Certificate OR signed copy of the front and back of your CPR card to your CastleBranch profile. ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) Required for Acute Care NP, Nurse Anesthesia, and PA students only. PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) Required for Pediatric NP and Nurse Anesthesia students only. RN Licensure All students who currently hold a nursing license must have and maintain a current RN license. Licenses will be verified via CastleBranch. All graduate and RN‐BSN students must also obtain an RN license for any state in which they plan to complete clinical hours.