At the OU College of Nursing learning never ends. We offer a variety of continuing education opportunities for those who wish to broaden their educational journey.
The Nurse Refresher course is provided specifically for LPNs or RNs in need of an update in the world of professional nursing. The University of Oklahoma College of Nursing and participating technology centers in Oklahoma's CareerTech system are currently accepting enrollments for this course.
This course offers three components:
This course is recommended for the following persons:
PNs must show proof of completion of an IV Therapy Course. PNs who are not currently certified in IV therapy or who did not obtain IV therapy training in their practical nursing curriculum must complete an IV Therapy Course (offered through the Participating Technology Centers) prior to enrollment in the Nurse Refresher lab and clinical courses.
In addition to current CPR and TB skin test certification, each student must provide evidence of immunity against the following diseases: Evidence of two (2) varicella immunizations received at least 4 weeks apart Documentation of immunity by:
Evidence of three (3) childhood Diphtheria-Pertussis Tetanus (DPT) immunizations and evidence of one adult Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td) immunization OR Evidence of two (2) adult Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td) immunizations received at least 4 weeks apart with at least one of these received in the last 10 years. OR Evidence of at least one adult Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td) and a completed DPT waiver.
Students who suspect that they may be pregnant must consult a physician regarding the advisability of immunization against rubella, rubeola, varicella, and Hepatitis B. Pregnant students must submit rubella and rubeola titers and sign a waiver declining Hepatitis B vaccine if not previously immunized against Hepatitis B.
Total course cost is $2599.00 which includes 6 months access to the online course, and lab and clinical components. For those who wish to take only the online didactic portion of the course, the cost is $600 for 6 months access to the course.
Students who require a longer period of access to the online theory component must pay an additional fee for continued access. If the student has completed at least six modules with a grade average of 75% or higher, the student may choose to pay $75 per month for up to six months to complete the remaining modules. If the student has completed less than six modules, the student must pay $450 for an additional six months of access. No more than an additional six months of access will be granted. If the student does not complete the theory component within that timeframe, the student must re-enroll for the online theory component, pay the $600 fee, and start the course over. Please plan to proceed at a pace of approximately two modules per month in order to ensure that you complete the theory component of the Nurse Refresher course within six months.
The following companies offer student loans for Continuing Education
Alternative Student Loan
Chase Continuing Education
Sallie Mae Student Loans
For further information please contact the company directly and not the University of Oklahoma or Financial Aid Office. Listing these sources does not mean that the University of Oklahoma endorses these financial aid programs but rather we offer them as a resource for students.
Oklahoma Workforce Development can also assist students with tuition for the Nurse Refresher Program if the student qualifies based upon family size and income. To find out if you qualify for their program you will need to attend an orientation session at your local Workforce Development Office. Orientations are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. You can locate your local workforce at the following web site:http://www.ok.gov/oesc_web/Services/Workforce_Services/index.html
The Nurse Refresher Program is considered a part-time program and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is a TERI approved school. You can find other sources of financial aid by searching on the Internet using the search terms "Continuing Education Student Loans".
For more information contact the OU College of Nursing Office of Continuing Education at (405) 271-2062.