Clinical Skills Instruction

 

Nurse Refresher Course

Course Overview


The Nurse Refresher course is provided specifically for LPNs or RNs in need of an update in nursing knowledge and skills. The University of Oklahoma Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing and participating technology centers in Oklahoma's CareerTech system are currently accepting enrollments for this course.

This course offers three components:

  • a self-paced, on-line nursing theoretical course
  • a nursing skills lab 
  • a clinical rotation module

This course is recommended for the following persons:

  • Applicants for registered nurse or practical nurse licensure by endorsement, reinstatement, or return to active status who need to complete a Nurse Refresher Course to meet Board of Nursing requirements.
  • Graduates of nursing programs who have not taken and/or passed the NCLEX within two years of completion of their nursing education program
  • Nurses who hold a current license but who have been before the Board for disciplinary action. (Must present a copy of Board of Nursing order)
  • Currently licensed Oklahoma nurses who would like an update of nursing knowledge are welcome to take this course. (These students have the option of taking only the didactic portion of the course.)

Course Requirements


  • Completed application submitted to participating technology center. 
  • Verification of practical nurse or registered nurse licensure status in the state of Oklahoma or in another state in which you are currently / recently licensed. 
  • Provide proof of completion of a practical or registered nursing education program approved by the Board Nursing in the state in which it was located if not licensed. 
  • Current CPR Certification. Applicants must successfully complete the American Heart Association Basic Life Support Course C for healthcare providers. 
  • Completed record of immunizations
  • A criminal background check is required in order to meet requirements of clinical agencies prior to beginning the clinical rotation.

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 rotaions. 

Cost


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 one additional six months of access will be granted. The theory portion of the course must be completed within one year from the start date.  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.

Financial Aid

The following companies offer student loans for Continuing Education

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".

Enrollment

For more information contact the OU College of Nursing Office of Continuing Education at (405) 271-2062.

Nurse Refresher FAQ

  • Am I required to take this course?

This course is recommended for the following persons:

Applicants for registered nurse or practical nurse licensure by endorsement, reinstatement, or return to active status who need to complete a Nurse Refresher Course to meet Board of Nursing requirements.

Graduates of nursing programs who have not taken and/or passed the NCLEX within two years of completion of their nursing education program

Foreign-educated nurses who are seeking licensure in Oklahoma but who have never been licensed in the United States.

Nurses who hold a current license but who have been before the Board for disciplinary action. (Must present a copy of their Board order)

Currently licensed Oklahoma nurses who would like an update of nursing knowledge are welcomed to take this course. These students have the option of taking only the didactic portion of the course.

Please check with the Board of Nursing to determine if you are required to take the Nurse Refresher course. 

  • How long does the course take?

Students have 6 months access to the didactic portion of the course and 6 months to complete the clinical and lab portion of the course.

  • What is the cost of the Nurse Refresher course?

The total cost of the Nurse Refresher course is $2599.00

The cost of the online didactic portion of the course is $600.00

(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.) 

  • Do I pay OU or the Technology center?

Payment for the complete course is paid to the Technology Center.  Payment for the didactic portion only is paid directly to OU.

  • Is Financial Aid available for this course?

The University of Oklahoma does not offer financial aid for the Nurse Refresher course.  Student loans are available through some Financial Institutions. 

  • Where do I complete the clinical and lab component of the course?

The clinical and lab components are completed through the Technology Center. 

  • What are the enrollment dates?

The Nurse Refresher course is an open-enrollment course.

  • What do I receive after I complete the course?

You will receive a noncredit certificate after completion of the course.


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