PALS Course :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

PALS Course

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.


Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills:

  • Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
  • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency

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Contact Information
PALS Training Center Coordinator
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: (614) 355-0574

*All PALS Course Times & Locations are:
8:30am – 4:00pm
255 East Main St
Columbus, OH 43215
(*unless noted otherwise)

Directions to 255 E. Main St.
PALS is held in Skills Lab Room MA-256
Take Elevators to 2nd floor, & Exit turning Right.
Turn Right again through Metal Double Doors.
Follow Hall to the Skills Lab MA-256

Course Information

Intended Audience

The course is intended for healthcare providers. For example, medical, nursing, paramedical, respiratory therapists, dentists, pharmacists, or allied health professionals whose daily occupation demands proficiency in the knowledge and skills of pediatric life support.

Registration Fees

The registration fee is $175.00 per person.

Class Size

The Renewal class size is limited to 18 and registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration deadline for all courses is 4 weeks prior to course start date.


Regional Pediatric Advanced Life Support Faculty and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructors.


Although a current BLS (Healthcare Provider) card is no longer required, all participants must demonstrate proficiency in these skills.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Cancellations received after the registration deadline (4 weeks prior to class) will be subject to a 30% cancellation fee.
  • No refunds will be made within ten (10) days of course start date.
  • Confirmed registrants who do not attend the course are liable for the entire fee.
  • Online PALS - If you start the online course you are responsible for the fee - non-transferable.
Parking & Shuttle
  • NCH staff MUST park in their assigned lot and ride the shuttle to 255 East Main St. Employees not assigned to the 255 East Main lot may be towed.
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000