AHA “Stress Free” ACLS Initial Course


This Initial Provider course is designed to teach the knowledge and skills required to implement the American Heart Association’s ACLS treatment guidelines in the learner’s practice setting and improve the outcomes for adult patients with cardiac arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies.


Target Audience

The participant in this course is a currently active healthcare provider based in a practice setting that requires ACLS knowledge and skills as a condition of employment. The class is targeted to first time providers and providers who do not routinely use ACLS in their practice setting as a part of their job duties.


Providers enrolling in the ACLS provider course must be proficient in the following:

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECGs
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey

Providers that have taken ACLS before may register for the ACLS Update Course instead.  The participants will be required to self assess their level of knowledge and skills by logging onto the American Heart Association web site (www.heart.org/eccstudent using the password “compression”) prior to registration.


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:

  • Recognize and initiate early management of periarrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
  • Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Recognize and manage respiratory arrest
  • Recognize and Manage cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post-cardiac arrest care
  • Recognize and initiate early management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS), including appropriate disposition
  • Recognize and initiate early management of stroke, including appropriate disposition
  •  Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance

The course fee is $230 for 12 Contact Hours and includes the Nursing Unlimited Homestudy guide. Please remember to include $5 for shipping and handling. The AHA requires students to have access to the provider manual prior, during and after class. If you do not have a manual, you may purchase the book from us for $38

If your BLS card has expired or is about to expire and you wish to renew, we offer BLS renewal within the ACLS course for a discounted price of $30.

Please call the office to purchase the book.

Register for the AHA ACLS Full Class

Miami Gardens
Nursing Unlimited Headquarters
18405 NW 2nd Ave
Miami Gardens, FL 33169

Register for the AHA ACLS Full Class



The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the association.