RN Refresher Program
Middlesex Community College's RN Refresher Program (non-credit) is designed to prepare Massachusetts registered nurses who have been away from nursing practice for an extended period of time with an update of nursing concepts and skills needed to re-enter the nursing workforce in acute care, and/or long term care. The goal of our program is to provide students a supportive learning environment necessary to refine skills and develop a sound knowledge base needed to practice in today's complex health care environment. This program consists of 72 hours of theory and of hands-on practice in MCC's nursing skills lab. There is no clinical component. Partial credit is not awarded. A certificate and 7.2 CEUs awarded upon successful completion. Lead Instructor: Carolyn Walsh. firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-Req: Students must have a current, valid Massachusetts RN license in good standing. Students must attend/complete all classes to be awarded a certificate of completion and 7.2 CEUs
Next Session: June 2 - June 19, 2014
Monday - Friday. 8am - 3:30pm
Tuition: $1900. Required texts are a separate fee.
Location: Middlesex Community College, 44 and 88 Middle Street, Lowell, MA.
Enrollment Period: March 20 - May 9, 2014 by calling 1800-818-3434
Course # HLT 714-80. Please provide a valid phone number and e-mail address.
Two Required Texts: Berman, A., Snyder, S., Kozier, B., & Erb, G. (2010). Fundamentals of Nursing (9th
ed.) Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education/Prentice Hall. ISBN 9780138024611
and Purnell, L. & Paulanka, B. (2008). Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care,
(2nd. ed.) Philadelphia: F.A.Davis ISBN: 9780803620643. Texts are available at the
MCC bookstore 88 Middle Street, Lowell, MA. For bookstore hours call 978-322-8323.
Theory: Nursing Process/Critical Thinking/Evidenced Based Practice; JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals; Ethical and Legal Issues; Math/Dosage Calculation; Organization and Prioritization of Care; Surgical and Medical Asepsis; Antibiotic and Infection Control; Head to Toe Assessment; Documentation/Notes; Cultural Differences; Adult/Geriatric nursing update: Neurology, Cardiovascular, Respiratory; Diabetes; Gastrointestinal; Pain Management.
Nursing Skills Lab: Care Plan; Universal Precautions; Lab Values; Lung, Heart and Bowel Sounds; Chest
Tubes/Trach Care and Suctioning; Neuro Assessments; Surgical Aseptic Technique/Wound
Care; Health Assessment; Specimen Testing; IV Infusion; Medical Administration/Math
Calculation; Oxygen/Chest Therapy; Gastrointestinal Tubes; Foley Catheter Insertion.
Until May 12, 2014 - 100 % refund
May 13 - May 20, 2014 - 50 % refund
May 21, 2014 or later 0
Transfers are not accepted
Questions: Call Sheila Morin at 781-280-3608 or email@example.com
Please note: Uniforms are not required. Students may wear street clothes or scrubs to class.
No open-toed shoes allowed.
For directions, please visit www.middlesex.mass.edu