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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Nursing Refresher
Major: 5739
First Term: 2011 Summer I    Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 10
CIPS Code: 51.3801
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: Shared by: GW, MC
Occupational Area: Health Science
Instructional Council: Nursing Program (42)
GPA: 2.0

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Nurse Refresher program provides registered nurses with a review and update of nursing theory and practice. The Nurse 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 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.

Program Notes:
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
The Nursing Program's Core Values of Caring, Holism, Nursing Role Development, Critical Thinking, Safe Practice, and Information Management and Technology are integrated into the student learning outcomes/program competencies.

Admission Criteria:
Formal application and admission to the program is required.
All applicants must have an active RN license or an inactive RN license that is eligible for renewal per Regulatory Board requirements.
A minimum of 1 year work experience as a registered nurse following licensure is required.
Applicants must have practiced nursing no longer than 15 years ago.
Participation in a specialty track clinical experience requires at least 1 year prior RN work experience in the identified nursing specialty.
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 & Safety Requirements for the Nursing Program:
1. Students must submit a Health and Safety Documentation Checklist 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 Finger Print Clearance Card upon application.

Required Courses
 Credits: 10
 NUR228Registered Nurse Refresher6
+NUR229Registered Nurse Preceptorship4

Program Competencies
1.Understand and implement the nursing process that provides safe client care to patients with selected medical conditions. (NUR228)
2.Applies scientific principles and clinical reasoning to safely provide evidence-based clinically competent care within the current healthcare environment. (NUR229)

All information 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.