The New Jersey Board of Nursing (NJ BON) approved ‘RN Refresher Program’ is held every other spring.  Join us in 2021.  Course will not be offered again until 2023. Interested candidates must attend the mandatory information session on February 3, 2021.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
6:30-8:30 p.m. – Virtual Meeting

This is a mandatory session to identify whether the RN Refresher program is for you.  This mandatory session will review class schedule, admission requirements for health and physical exams, criminal background checks and go over expectations for licensing requirements. There is no fee to attend the Mandatory Information session. Registration is required in order to receive a ZOOM link.  NRS-428.


Course Code#: 28502

1 Session:  2 hours

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wed, Feb 3, 2021

Following this information session, any prospective student interested in moving forward in the RN Refresher course must register and pay for the following Program Screening in order to be reviewed and accepted.


Please register and pay the $99 NON-REFUNDABLE processing fee, which covers expenses incurred by the college to admit you into the program.  You must register for your screening clearance no later than April 11.  NRS-424.

Course Code #: 28500

Applicant Information Sessions will be scheduled following registration.

RN Refresher non-refundable processing fee: $99

Applicant Information Sessions will be scheduled following registration.


This is an intensive program for RN’s who want to return to the nursing workforce and need to update their skills and nursing theory, or for current RN’s in non-clinical roles wanting to revive their clinical skills. In this program, you will acquire the nursing knowledge and skills to assist with re-entry or initial entry to the acute care and long-term care setting. The program consists of 24 lecture hours, 8 nursing lab hours and 64 clinical hours arranged at an area hospital. The clinical experience is mandatory. Topics 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.  Objectives include and are not limited to: 1) Employing the nursing process utilizing critical thinking and clinical judgment in the acute and long-term care settings 2) Reviewing and increasing knowledge related to care of patients with common medical-surgical conditions, including use of technology and psychomotor skills. NRS-429. Limited to 5 students.

INSTRUCTOR:  CCM Nursing Faculty

Course Code #: 28501

Total of 18 Sessions, 100 hours, May 17-June 17, 2021

Lectures will be hybrid. Lab will be in the CCM Nursing Laboratory.

Clinical Sessions are upon assignment to local hospitals.

Cost (lecture and clinical): $1,800


Lecture Series: 8 Sessions, 24 hours

Hybrid; online with scheduled virtual meetings

Mon, Tues, Thurs, May 17, 18, 20, 24, 25, 27

Tues, Wed, June 1, 2


Lab Session: 1 session, 8 hours

Thurs June 3, 8 a.m-4:30 p.m.

Cohen Hall 163-165


Final exam: in-person: 1 session, 4 hours

Fri June 4, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Room TBD


Clinical Sessions: 8 Sessions, 64 hours

Location: TBD (assignments to a local hospital)