Registered nurses who have been out of the field for a while and want to update their skills can do so this spring by taking the RN Refresher program at County College of Morris (CCM).
This is an intensive program for RNs returning to the nursing workforce or those needing to update their clinical skills and nursing theory. It also is a good course for current RNs in non-clinical roles wanting to revive their clinical skills.
The course runs May 12 through June 12. Those interested must attend a mandatory Information Session – the last one will be held Monday, March 31, at 6:30 pm in Cohen Hall, Room 257, on CCM’s Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road.
The program consists of 24 lecture hours at CCM and 77 clinical hours at a local hospital, totaling 101 contact hours. The clinical experience is mandatory. Topics covered include physical assessment, skills review, pharmacology update, legal and ethical issues, fluid and electrolyte imbalances, infection control and assessment, and nursing management of major clinical problems.
The lecture series of the program takes place Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon, May 12-22. The clinical sessions take place Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., May 27 through June 12. The cost for the program is $1,695.
Required documentation for the course will be reviewed at the mandatory Information Session and includes malpractice insurance, a current CPR BLS for Health Care Providers (American Heart Association, not Red Cross). Original RN license and malpractice insurance must be presented at the first class. Health clearance requirements include completion of the CCM health form and physical exam, a criminal history background check and urine drug testing.
For more information, call 973-328-5182 or email firstname.lastname@example.org