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. walshc@middlesex.mass.edu

Pre-Req: Students must have a current, valid RN license in good standing.  Students must attend/complete all classes to be awarded a certificate of completion and 7.2 CEUs.  Please email or fax copy of RN license to 781-280-3812 or medinat@middlesex.mass.edu

Next Session: June 2016 - Dates TBA January 2016
Tuition: $1900.  Required texts are a separate fee.
Location: Middlesex Community College, 44 and 88 Middle Street, Lowell, MA. Room: TBA
Enrollment Period:  TBA. Course # HLT 714-80. Call 1800-818-3434 to enroll. 
Please provide a valid phone number, e-mail and mailing address.

Two Required Texts:
1. 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.
2. Larry D. Purnell Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care 3E (3rd Edition, 2014) ISBN: 9780803639621.  Texts will be available at the MCC bookstore at 88 Middle Street, Lowell, MA.  Students may purchase texts at their preferred book vendor or by calling the MCC Lowell Bookstore at 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.

MCC 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.

Refund Policy
TBA

Questions: Call Sheila Morin at 781-280-3608 or morins@middlesex.mass.edu

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

Last Modified: 5/22/15