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Certifications

CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)

CPR Certifications must be the Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association. For your convenience, CNHP is an authorized training center and you can search upcoming training events on its AHA Training website.

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 and Nurse Anesthesia.

For your convenience, CNHP is an authorized training center and you can search upcoming training events on its AHA Training website.

PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)

Required for Pediatric NP and Nurse Anesthesia students only.

For your convenience, CNHP is an authorized training center and you can search upcoming training events on its AHA Training website.

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.

Nurse Practitioner Licensure Requirements

All Nurse Practitioner students are required to have a current, unrestricted state of Pennsylvania Registered Nursing (RN) license. In addition, all Clinical Nurse Practitioner students must also hold unrestricted RN licensure in the state they plan to attend clinical rotation. If a student plans to attend clinical rotation within the state of Pennsylvania, dual licensure must be acquired from a secondary state. All students must hold at least two active unrestricted RN licenses.