Schools in Las Vegas with CPR Classes
Individuals looking for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes in the Las Vegas area have a few options. This article discusses two schools that offer these classes, all of which are less than 20 minutes from the downtown area. Included in the article is a table comparing school statistics, such as course fees, enrollment numbers and more. There is also a short paragraph highlighting another possible school option at the end of the article.
- The University of Nevada - Las Vegas can be found 2.4 miles from downtown Las Vegas. The school offers a CPR class for adults and children, a CPR/first aid class for adults and children and a CPR/first aid for pets class.
- Located 6.4 miles from downtown, the College of Southern Nevada offers a basic life support class for healthcare providers, as well as a heartsaver course, a CPR for friends and family course, a pediatric advanced life support (PALS) course, an advanced cardiac life support course and a CPR/life support course for instructors.
Comparison of Schools
The following table, which contains important school information, can make it easier to choose the right school.
|University of Nevada - Las Vegas||College of Southern Nevada|
|School Type||4-year; public||4-year, primarily associate's; public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||30,471*||33,914*|
|Campus Setting||Midsize city||Large city|
|Cost Per Course||$125 (2018)**||$69-$300 (2018)***|
Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **University of Nevada - Las Vegas, ***College of Southern Nevada.
University of Nevada - Las Vegas
The Campus Recreational Services department offers CPR and first aid training. Students can earn their certifications through these classes.
CPR/AED and First Aid Adult Course
Students in this course not only learn CPR skills, they also learn about bleeding injuries, bites and stings, illnesses and musculoskeletal injuries. Upon completing this course, students earn an American Heart Association (AHA) certification. This certification is good for two years and accepted by many medical and teaching institutions.
College of Southern Nevada
The AHA is heavily involved with the CPR classes at this school. Not only does the AHA offer continuing education classes through the college, but the organization also works within the community by training employees at medical organizations. With the exception of the advanced life support classes, all of the CPR classes at CSN are available a couple of times a month.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider Course
Students who are interested in healthcare typically pursue this class. In addition to the CPR portion of this course, students are also educated on how to respond to incidents involving choking. Additionally, students learn how to use tools like the automated external defibrillator (AED).
Individuals who aren't going to be using CPR regularly, but need a CPR credential can enroll in this course. Professionals such as lifeguards, fitness trainers, teachers and other non-healthcare professions are ideal students. Along with the AED and CPR training, students can voluntarily complete first aid training.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Course
Held on a monthly basis, this course is for healthcare providers who stabilize pediatric patients being transported to and from a hospital in emergencies. This course grants recertification and initial PALS certification for a 2-year period.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course
This class is offered once a month. The initial and recertification earned from the course is good for two years. In this course, students learn how to help adult patients suffering from cardiac arrest while travelling in and out of a hospital. Other topics address stroke, bradycardias, ventricular fibrillation and respiratory management. Enrollees need an EKG certificate and current AHA BLS for the Healthcare Provider certification or equivalent work experience.
AHA BLS/CPR Instructor Course
This is a class for a student who already has CPR certification. Students who want to instruct others how to perform CPR take this course. Prior to earning this certification, students have to log some student teaching experience, secure a sponsor and possess a letter of reference.