Printed on 5/19/2022

Nursing, Registered Nurse Refresher

20-510-4 Certificate (C) 7 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Are you a registered nurse who’s been out of the nursing workforce for five years? This certificate will allow you to practice current nursing skills and give you the clinical experience you need to return to caring for patients. Your training will examine the nursing process, infection control, medication update, recent trends and more. You’ll also complete a precepted clinical as part of your training. Online applications are not accepted for this program. Please contact Enrollment Services at 920-735-5645 or [admissions@fvtc.edu](mailto:admissions@fvtc.edu) to apply.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • RN Refresher-Skills & Theory Review
    47-543-404
    4Credit
    N/A

    Provides the RN refresher student time to practice and refresh on basic nursing skills utilized. An independent theory review will include the nursing process, infection control, medication update, recent trends, the aging population, communication, documentation and reporting, and scope of practice. A valid Wisconsin RN license or temporary permit for educational purposes; current CPR for licensed professional which must remain current until completion of the course; health requirement must be met and a copy of caregiver background check required.

  • RN Refresher-Precepted Clinical
    47-543-405
    3Credit
    N/A

    RN refresher students will complete 108 hours of precepted clinical experience. Students must complete 47-543-404 prior to starting this course. A valid Wisconsin RN license or temporary permit for educational purposes; current CPR for licensed professional which must remain current until completion of the course; health requirement must be met and a copy of caregiver background check required.

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