WellStar College of Health and Human Services
Continuing Education Division

KSU Mountains

WCHHS Continuing Education Division

Hours:
8-4 Monday - Friday

Phone:
678-797-2087
770-423-6064

Location:
Health Sciences
Building #41

Mailing Address:
WellStar College of Health and Human Services
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road #4101
Kennesaw, GA 30144


Nurse Refresher Program

 

This course is open to registered nurses who are presently eligible for endorsement or reinstatement of licensure in Georgia because they have been inactive in nursing practice for four or more years. The Georgia Board's rule for endorsement states out-of-state applicants must be currently licensed (active) for licensure approval by Georgia Board. Registered nurses from other states should contact their respective Boards of Nursing to determine if this course meets their requirements for an RN refresher course. An RN refresher course may not be the only requirement for relicensure. Contact your local Board of Nursing for possible additional requirements.

Participant requirements for admission into program:

  • Participants must be a previously or currently U.S. Licensed registered nurse (RN). A copy of the current or expired license must be provided to the WCHHS Division of Continuing Education within 2 weeks of registration.
  • RN Refresher participants must have had U.S. hospital experience within their nursing program and/or a minimum of 6 months previous practice as a registered nurse (RN) in the U.S. Participants will be asked to provide the name and contact information for their latest hospital/acute care employer.
  • Cost and Requirements - click here

Contact Hours = 64

 

Location

Classes are held at the Prillaman Hall Building, #41. Parking is available at the Lutheran Church. Click here for maps.

 

Description / Registration / Schedule

 

Click on tabs below (Oncampus / Online) for more information and for links to registration, when available.

Health requirements are due two weeks prior to the start date of class (not required at time of course registration)

  • Program Description
  • Oncampus Course
  • Online Course

Click on the tabs above for information about the specific courses (scheduling information, cost, etc).

The program is designed for Registered Nurses (RN) who have been out of nursing for more than four years and desire a successful transition back into nursing. Or, RNs who want to reinstate a permanent license. The Refresher course is offered four times during the year.  The program consists of 40 hours of didactic study and 160 hours of precepted clinical hours in one clinical area. The Registered Nurse Refresher Program has been approved by the Georgia State Board of Nursing.

A current or temporary Georgia Nursing License is required prior to beginning the Refresher Program.  The Georgia Board of Nursing requires an application for reinstatement if your Georgia Nursing License has expired. If you have an out-of-state nursing license that has not expired, you need to apply for endorsement and verification of licensure with the Georgia Board of Nursing.  This Endorsement process should be completed prior to your registration for this course. An out-of-state nursing license that has expired must be reinstated by the issuing state before applying for endorsement.  All forms and applications can be down loaded from the Georgia Board of Nursing Web Site at http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/45.

 

The oncampus version of the program provides the same content of review of the nursing care concepts as the online program. This program consists of a 40 hour theoretical component presented in 8 days, extending over a 3-week timeframe. Each day involves six hours of class and two hours of independent self-directed learning in the computer lab at the Kennesaw State University campus.

Total Cost of the On Campus Program: $1,395.00

Registration: Initially, you register for the class by filling out an application form and paying a deposit of $250 by credit or debit card. If you are accepted into the program, this $250 will be applied to the total cost of the program. If for some reason, you are not eligible for this course, the deposit will be refunded, otherwise the deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. For those accepted into the program, the remaining balance ($1,145.00) and all required documents will be due two weeks prior to the start date of the class. The remaining balance is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Courses Offered May December
Registration Opens March 5 October 8
Registration Deadline May 2* November 20*
Class Dates May 7 - 9, 12 - 16, 19 December 4, 5, 8 - 12,15,16
Clinical Follows June January

* If past registration deadline, please call office for possible opening.


The online program consists of 8 modules.  Each module contains participant objective, reading assignments, web sites, quizzes, lecture, case studies, and discussion questions that serve as guides       to facilitate critical thinking and learning.  The learners complete one module (equal to one day in the campus based course per week).

The virtual classroom is a place to review assigned material and discuss related information and thoughts.  Multiple methods of teaching and learning will be used, lecture, case studies, internet assignments, and individual conferences.  The course is designed to enhance student learning, but the student is ultimately responsible to ensure that the learning takes place.  Discussion questions and weekly quizzes will be based on textbook reading assignments, lecture notes that are posted, case studies, web research, and journal article readings.  The quizzes are open book.  The discussion questions that you post will provide a springboard for others comments. You are expected to log on to the virtual classroom at least 4 of 7 days each week. Students are expected to be available for required quizzes at the end of each week and final exam at end of course.

The Orientation listed for each course below is mandatory.

 

Total Cost of the Online Program: $1,695.00

Registration: Initially, you register for the class by filling out an application form and paying a deposit of $250 by credit or debit card. If you are accepted into the program, this $250 will be applied to the total cost of the program. If for some reason, you are not eligible for this course, the deposit will be refunded, otherwise the deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. For those accepted into the program, the remaining balance ($1,445.00) and all required documents will be due two weeks prior to the start date of the class. The remaining balance is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Courses Offered March September
Registration Opens January 15 July 9
Registration Deadline February 20* August 21*
Orientation (on campus) Mandatory March 6, 8:00a - 4:30p September 11, 8:00a - 4:30p
Class Dates March 9 - May 4 September 14 - November 17
Clinical Follows June November

* If past registration deadline, please call office for possible opening.

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