Refresher Course: RN

The College of Nursing developed this self-study Registered Nurse refresher course to help inactive RNs review and update their nursing knowledge and skills, providing an opportunity to move with confidence into a nurse orientation program and return to practice. Please view our program overview for further details on the course.

This course is split into two components: 120 hours of theory and a minimum of 80 hours of supervised clinical (or hours as required by your state board of nursing). The theory portion of the course can be completed entirely online, and the clinical component can be completed in your home community. You can work on the coursework at your own pace, but the entire course (theory and clinical) must be completed within 12 months.

The cost of the course is $900, which includes:

  • Supervision and coordination of the course
  • Consultation with course participants
  • Correction of exams
  • Record keeping
  • Postage and handling
  • Certificate of completion

If you're ready to return to nursing practice again, download and fill out the application, and mail it or fax it to the Office of Continuing Nursing Education. This program is ongoing, so you can begin anytime.