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Nurse Refresher Program and Nurse Remediation courses available in class available in Texas and online
A nurse remediator has to fulfil a judgement given to them from the BON. The decision will include completing one or more of the following courses: Medication Administration, Nursing Jurisprudence, Documentation, Physical Assessment and Ethics. The judgment may or may not include clinical haours. In most situations, the nurse has one year to fulfil the requirements of the judgement.
A nurse refresher can be an RN or LVN who has not practised clinical nursing for a length of time (check with your state board on the time period), a person who has allowed their license to become inactive, a person coming from another state/country, or a transitioning nurse from another practice area.
Here are other courses available that your instructor may recommend depending on your experience and plans. The refresher program is designed to update knowledge, current nursing theory and clinical practice, consisting of a didactic and clinical component to ensure entry-level competencies into professional practice. These courses are not accepted for CEU’s credit.
Customized courses are designed to meet the customer’s specific needs. PHES travels to your facility to give the course of your choice. Our customer base includes: Hospitals, Nursing homes, Doctor offices, Childcare centres, Churches and moreYou can request a complimentary interview with one of PHES’ consultants to discuss your specific needs. PHES can give the customized material as a one-hour service or a four seminar. PHES charges by the hour, not by the person. This is an incredible saving for the customer. In addition, PHES will provide all records for you.
Various facilities require that the staff demonstrate specific tasks to show competency. Examples: Nursing home staff demonstrate competency in medication administration, Daycare staff demonstrate competency in CPR. First Aid Hospital staff demonstrate competency in moderate sedation. In addition, a home health aide who demonstrates competency in reinforcing wound dressing records will be provided for you
Registration can be done online, by fax, mail, or by phone. Registration must be completed using the methods mentioned above and submitted to PHES offices ONE week before the course start date.
Yes. Payments are due ONE week prior to class online or by mail with a check or money order and all major credit cards. Prices are also accepted the day of class by check, cash or money order. Although payment is received the day your course begins, you must have your registration form to PHES one week PRIOR to course commencement.
Requests for rescheduling must be received by PHES 12 hours before the course date. If not, a $50 cancellation/rescheduling fee will be added to the total payment due.
Texas is now using the language Contact Hours instead of CE or CEU, and many of the classes will count for Contact hours for your license. Some of the core didactic does not meet the BON rules. If you do the complete refresher program, including clinical, you will receive your Verification of Course Completion and 20 Contact Hours.
You can only do clinical after the didactic material is completed. We have over 15 clinical affiliation agreements throughout Texas. You may also perform clinical at a site near you if the facility allows and approved by the PHES Director of Education. We are also working on affiliations in our newer approved states, California and North Carolina.
We have locations in Southwest Houston and North Houston. Call PHES to find out where we will teach a particular course that month.
No, PHES is not a nursing school or a nurse’s aide school. Instead, PHES is a continuing education company specializing in healthcare courses.
Most nurses find that completing the program takes about two to four months (six months is the maximum time allowed without prior permission).
Please call for cost and be prepared to answer specific questions about your status. These answers help us determine your specific course and clinical needs, and we can then give you a cost. For example, there are different requirements for a nurse endorsing from another state, coming from another country, delinquent in Texas, in-active in Texas, or active but not practising in Texas. The cost does not include all course material, background checks, liability insurance, and clinical fees. In addition, this does not include the cost of scrubs, stethoscopes, TB skin tests or CXR, vaccines required by specific clinical sites, or CPR. A deposit of $100 is due on registration, and payment is due at the beginning of the program. Cash, check, money order or credit cards are accepted, and we do payment plans for those nurses that are not active. Please ask for more information regarding the payment plan if needed.
Each nurse refresher that desires to do clinical must have a current license/temporary permit to practice nursing in the state of Texas (if you are utilizing a temporary permit, do not send for it until you have been accepted in a program).
- Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR
- TB skin test or CXR
- Hepatitis B vaccine, titer showing immunity, or sign a declination waiver obtained from us
- There may be additional vaccine requirements, depending on the clinical setting criteria, like Influenza, Tdap, MMR, or Varicella. We will discuss this in phone/in-person intake interviews on the registration request.
- The school provides liability Insurance (included in tuition cost).
- Background Check (done by the school and included in tuition cost).
- Drug Screen (done by school and subject to random).
- The student provided clean, neat scrubs.
- Stethoscope provided by the student.
- Upon successful completion of the didactic learning, We will instruct the nurse to apply for his/her temporary permit for clinical.
- Passing score on all module quizzes
- The participant must show the ability to meet the nurse refresher behaviour expectations.
- Upon receipt of all the above. The nurse may request the sites and areas of practice of their choice. The Director of Education will schedule all clinicians with the clinical site, receive confirmation, and then confirm with each nurse where they are to report. Any specific orientation requirements and the clinical schedule, and be precepted by an experienced staff nurse at the facility. The clinical goal is to allow the nurse to gain hands-on experience and become confident and competent. The facility RN will supervise the participant, provide direction, and assist with learning skills for the nurse to successfully transition back into nursing practice.