Already an RN? Has it been more than 4 years since you've practiced? Do you need to upgrade your skills before moving to a more acute setting?
The RN Refresher course is designed to meet the requirements of both the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services and the Licensing Board of Nursing for Registered Nurses. Three components are required; theory, skills and a clinical practicum.
Madison College does not currently offer the theory portion, however the course is available at Mid-State Technical College and Waukesha Technical College. You must provide documentation of completion of the theory course, prior to enrollment in Madison College's RN Refresher course.
Madison College's Refresher course includes skills and clinical practicum:
The skills portion is self-paced and involves a variety of skills, culminating in a physical examination check-off. This component is approximately 40 hours and is designed to guide you through the review of key skills and physical assessment.
The clinical practicum is the final portion of the Refresher Course, consisting of 13 eight-hour shifts, in which you are paired with a Registered Nurse at a health care facility. This component provides the opportunity to gain clinical experience while working one-on-one with an experienced Registered Nurse or Preceptor.
If you are interested in the RN Refresher course, please contact Sue Suchomel, Nursing Program Director, at (608)243-4371, firstname.lastname@example.org OR Kay Grotelueschen, Associate Dean of Nursing, at (608)246-6556, email@example.com.
The next offering of the RN Refresher course will be Spring 2015.