Are you an inactive registered nurse or an active registered nurse, but you feel out of practice with today's fast-paced health care environment? If so, then the new RN Refresher Course can bring you up to date with today's technology and standards. The RN Refresher course is an innovative course designed and developed by Beth-El faculty. Holly Bradshaw, RN, MSN is the current coordinator and lead faculty. Because of the need to maintain standards in a rapidly changing technological world, this course was developed to keep registered nurses knowledgeable about current nursing techniques and practices. The RN Refresher Course will cover many objectives. In this course you will:
The RN Refresher course will help out-of-practice nurses feel current and technologically up-to-date. Past RN Refresher students repeatedly express the feelings of security and self-assurance that they received from taking this course.
If you want to reenter the health care profession as an RN, or if you feel intimidated by recent changes in technology, join our RN Refresher course and gain the skills to become an effective registered nurse.
January 1/31/2014 - May 5/9/2014 (Fridays) 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
MANDATORY CLINICAL LABS: Saturdays, February 8, 22 & March 1
Dates: September 9/5/2014 - December 12/20/2014
(Fridays) 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuition & Fees: $2400.00
Class Number: 36468
LOCATION: Classes will be held in University Hall (3955 Regents Circle, Colorado Springs)
LUNCH: The lunch break will be 30 minutes. It is recommended that you bring your own lunch.
WEATHER/CLASS CANCELLATIONS: Class cancellations will be the same as that of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
This course provides 240 contact hours required by Colorado DORA for reinstatement, reactivation, or licensure by endorsement.
Kathryn Woods MSN, RN, RN-BC
Coordinator RN Refresher Program
Kathryn Woods has over 15 years experience as a registered nurse with extensive practice in emergency and trauma services and critical care nursing. Kathryn has practiced primarily as an emergency department nurse in a variety of trauma centers and emergency departments, but she has also practiced as a Licensed Paramedic, volunteer firefighter, school nurse, and college clinic nurse.
Kathryn is board certified in nursing professional development. She has experience in Nursing education, EMS education, and hospital staff development. Her accomplishments include integration of a clinical coordinator position for an EMS program, implementing preceptor development programs in a variety of settings, and integrating problem based learning and technology into staff education programs.
Kathryn's professional affiliations include:
Kathryn is currently the Instructor and Coordinator of the RN Refresher Program at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS:
The above (*) items will be submitted directly to the course instructor on the first day of class.
FIRST DAY OF CLASS: On the first day of class, students will need to bring the following items:
The above items will be submitted directly to the course instructor on the first day of class.
The 120 hour clinical component will be arranged for students in the program. This component has been designed to be a one-on-one clinical experience with a preceptor who will provide instruction, guidance, and support. Clinical rotations are primarily in the adult med/surgical units of the local hospitals.
Students are NOT to contact a clinical agency to negotiate a clinical placement. In addition, there are NO guarantees that students will be placed in the clinical agency of their choice. The time-frame to obtain a clinical placement can vary and NO guarantee of time-frame shall be otherwise construed. NO presumption of time-frame, placement, hours, shifts, employment, etc should be assumed by the student. The University works with a variety of affiliates and agencies in this program. The University maintains NO authority over the affiliates and/or agencies that the University collaborates with for the program. Therefore, the University can make NO guarantee as to the policy, procedure(s), protocol, personnel, time-frame, etc of the clinical affiliates or of the State Board of Nursing (DORA.)
Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Last Updated: July 7, 2014