Nurse Reactivation and Nurse Refresher

Purpose

These programs are designed for Registered Nurses who hold either an active or inactive/lapsed Pennsylvania Registered Nurse license and wish to refresh their med-surg nursing knowledge and skills. Program completion assists in obtaining reinstatement of an inactive/lapsed Registered Nurse license by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Program Description

The Nurse Refresher program is designed for Registered Nurses who have an active Pennsylvania RN license and who wish to refresh their skills. The program consists of two required program components: 60 hours of theory and 40 hours of on-campus clinical laboratory experience. Participants can also opt to complete an 80 hour hands-on, acute-care clinical experience in an acute care med-surg unit under the guidance of a clinical mentor.

The Nurse Reactivation Program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing for nurses who have an inactive/lapsed Pennsylvania Registered Nurse license. This program consists of three required components: 60 hours of theory, 40 hours of on-campus clinical laboratory experience and 80 hours of hands-on, acute-care clinical experience in a med-surg unit under the guidance of a clinical mentor.

Program Goals

Reinstatement or renewal of Pennsylvania Registered Nurse license.

Consideration for Industry Certification

Nurse Reactivation Program: Upon satisfactorily completing the standardized comprehensive achievement test, individuals can apply to the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing for reinstatement or renewal of their Pennsylvania Registered Nurse license.

Curriculum

Nurse Refresher, 2 components: BICEC 2500
Nurse Refresher, 3 components: BICEC 2501
Nurse Reactivation: BICEC 2502

Prerequisite

Nurse Refresher: Active Pennsylvania Registered Nurse license in good standing.

Nurse Reactivation Program: Nurse with an inactive or lapsed Pennsylvania Registered Nurse license seeking reinstatement or renewal.

 

**All licenses will be verified as inactive or lapsed through the State Board of Nursing prior to the student being permitted to attend any portion of the program. If a license cannot be verified, the student will be unable to attend the program.

 

Recognition of Completion

Nurse Refresher Program: Individuals will receive the required 30 CEUs to fulfill the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing continuing education requirement. A certificate of program completion will also be awarded by the College.

Nurse Reactivation Program: At program completion, the nurse satisfactorily completes a standardized and comprehensive achievement test and results are submitted for reactivation or renewal of the Registered Nurse license to the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. Individuals will receive the required 30 CEUs to fulfill the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing continuing education requirement. A certificate of program completion will also be awarded by the College.

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