RN Refresher - How it Works

First Day of Class

Please plan to provide prior to the first day of class or bring with you on that day:

  • Proof of RN license, whether current, lapsed or inactive.
  • Proof of personal health insurance coverage.
  • Copy of current CPR certification.
  • Copy of current Professional Liability Insurance.
  • Health form completed and notarized.

Classroom Portion

  • Class size is limited.
  • Participants meet two days a week for nine weeks.
  • Each week focuses on a different body system. Prior to each class, participants study independently with materials related to that week's subject.
  • After a time of review, students participate in patient care scenarios in our state-of-the-art Healthcare Simulation Center.
  • Participants will review key psychomotor skills, and practice with equipment and supplies currently used in the clinical setting.
  • During the course, participants are expected to pass, with a score of 100%, both a drug and IV calculations exam and a pharmacology exam.

Clinical Portion

  • All course participants are required to complete a set number of days in the clinical setting providing patient care alongside RN Refresher Academy course faculty.
  • Nurses who have a license that is lapsed or inactive may be required by the Kansas State Board of Nursing to complete 180 hours in a clinical setting.