Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program. This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid. Massachusetts Nurse of the Future Core Competencies are integrated into the student learning outcomes/program competencies. Course Fee Information: Please see class schedule for information regarding course fees.
The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Nursing Refresher program provides registered nurses with a review and update of nursing theory and practice. The goal of the program is to update and refine theoretical and practical nursing knowledge and facilitate the nurse's transition back into professional practice. The Nursing Refresher program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. Successful program completion satisfies the Arizona State Board of Nursing RN license renewal requirement for applicants who do not meet the practice mandate as stated in The Nurse Practice Act, R4-19312 (B).
Health Declaration: It is essential that Nursing Refresher students be able to perform a number of physical activities in the clinical portion of the program. At a minimum, students will be required to lift patients, stand for several hours at a time and perform bending activities. The clinical nursing experience also places students under considerable mental and emotional stress as they undertake responsibilities and duties impacting patients' lives. Students must be able to demonstrate rational and appropriate behavior under stressful conditions. Individuals should give careful consideration to the mental and physical demands of the program prior to making application.
Formal application and admission to the program is required.
All applicants must have an active or inactive Registered Nurse (RN) license that is eligible for renewal per Regulatory Board requirements or has successfully passed the RN licensing examination, but has never worked as a registered nurse.
All applicants must be eligible for issuance of an active or temporary registered nurse license.
All applicants must be in good standing with the Regulatory Board. RN's with restricted licenses are not eligible for the program. Once enrolled, students receiving any disciplinary actions against their license must notify the Nursing Program Chair within five (5) school days. The Nursing Program Chair reserves the right to restrict the student's participation in clinical experiences and involvement in patient care until the license is valid and unrestricted.
Health and Safety Requirements for the Nursing Refresher Program:
1. Students must submit a Health and Safety Documentation verifying completion of all requirements and maintain current status throughout the program.
2. Students must submit the Health Declaration Form signed by a licensed health care provider.
3. Students must test negative on a timed urine drug screen.
4. Students must provide a copy of their current and valid Level One Finger Print Clearance Card upon application.
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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.
View MCCCD's program website for the Certificate of Completion in Nursing Refresher (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/acres.woa/wa/freeForm?id=67483).
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