LPN Refresher

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Course Description

Dates:July 31, 2017 - March 31, 2018   Check for other Dates
Meets:M from 12 M to 12:00 AM , 30 session(s)
Hours:240.00
CEUs:24.00
Location:BMC 269
Fee: $1,549.00

Welcome to the Nurse Refresher course. The course delivery has recently been updated to better optimize your learning and time commitment.

There is a three (3) day mandatory orientation starting July 31, 2017 at 10:00 am with Lab Days on August 1, 201 and August 2, 2017. You will need to dress appropriately. Attendance is mandatory. There will be no exceptions.

A book bundle will be available at the Greenville Technical College's Bookstore ISBN 978 0323494472 approvimate cost: $ 274.91. This includes the Foundation and Adult Health text, Elsevier SC Video access code and Saunder's Drug Guide, 2017. Electronic Medical Record software is required and can be purchased at the Greenville Technical College book store - Customer Service Desk.


For Orientation:

Review all required course and clinical forms for the student file.
Introduction into the course software application

First Lab Day: (lab manual will be provided)

Required Text available at Greenville Technical College bookstore:
Required Text available at Greenville Technical College bookstore:
RN and LPN books will be bundled together and available to purchase at the bookstore. Time will be allowed during Orientation for the purchase of the books.
Medication Math, Physical Assessment and Documentation
Bring a calculator and your sethescope
*Dress for lab - scrubs suggested, closed toe, rubber soled shoes, minimal jewelry, and appropriate finger nail length

All lab days are from 8am-5pm and are located at the Buck Mickel Center, Room 197. You will sign up for your lab section on the first day of class. Review the lab section dates.

All course work is completed by Thursday April 27, 2017.
Lab Session I : Monday - Friday May 1 - 5, 2017 BMC 197 and 193 8:00am - 5:00pm
Lab Session II: Monday - Friday May 8 - 12, 2017 BMC 197 and 193 8:00am - 5:00pm
The Nurse Refresher Program is for nurses who have successfully passed the NCLEX examination and have, at some time, been licensed in one of the fifty states. It consists of a Theory Course-Medical-Surgical Nursing Review which includes an in-person skill lab at Greenville Technical College and a Clinical Practicum in your home area.

The Nurse Refresher Program focuses on the fundamentals of adult nursing care. Depending on your needs, you may take both parts of the program or you may choose to take only the Theory Course. The theory portion is the RN Update Course.

The Theory Course is approved for 184 contact hours and Clinical Practicum provides an additional 84 clinical hours.

This course is offered every February and August.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Detailed information on Module Information Sheets Online and a Lab Manual to be distributed during Orientation will expand the outcomes below.

1. Didactic: In a self-paced online study in conjunction with reading the textbooks, the nurse will prove competence and renewed self-confidence through successful testing using NCLEX-worthy Pre and Post Tests on the major body systems including assessment, disease processes, and pharmaceutical interventions.
2. Skills Laboratory: During 64 hours of hands-on skills lab, the nurse will demonstrate competency in the practical skills of nursing (e.g., head-to-toe assessment, documentation, medication math, medication delivery, IV placement and IV administration, oral and tracheostomy suctioning, oxygen delivery, tracheostomy care, urinary catheterization, and more).
3. Acute Care Clinical: Under the supervision of a nurse preceptor, the nurse will demonstrate satisfactory integration of the nursing process (theoretical knowledge with nursing skills) in compliance with the regulations of the SC State Board of Nursing and the ANA Code of Nurses.


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