About Course

The program is based on the nursing textbooks: Lippincott's Review of Medical Surgical Nursing for Certification and use both Lippincott and the Illustrated Medical Surgical Study Guide which uses colorful drawings and mnemonic cartoons to cover the nursing concepts and content. These textbooks will be available electronically only and open until you finish the nurse refresher program.You will also be given assignments and have access to simulated clinicals and learning through our Learning Management System (LMS) that provides a safe opportunity to practice nursing assessment skills, prepare medications, review system concepts and provide safe, effective care across the lifespan in virtual clinical environment. You will learn how to access and evaluate information resources that are essential for high quality patient care. The virtual hospital has realistic patient rooms with video of patient to perform assessments, nurse's station with charts where you will receive report and a Medication Room.These presentation methods make learning easy and effective. This bridges the gap between classroom and practice.After completion of these programs the nurse will be eligible for clinicals with an active or temporary nursing license, CPR for Healthcare Providers, TB skin test or C-XR, Hepatitis B, and other site specific requirements. The nurse may schedule clinicals at one of our affiliated sites. Clinicals are scheduled 7 days a week.The In-Class Refresher Program is offered in Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio (see calendar or call for schedules).The Refresher Program was developed originally for nurses with an in-active license, to return to active practice safely. The program has been extended to nurses with active licenses, foreign educated nurses that have or have not passed the NCLEX-RN as of yet, as well as nurses that have encumbered licenses and/or BON stipulations to take the Nurse Refresher Program.In-person or phone Interview required with Director of Educator for all those desiring to perform clinicals in a preceptored/supervised clinical setting with various patient care experiences.Curriculum is routinely updated.Certification for 20 Contact Hours plus verification of successful refresher program certificate or BON forms after clinical portion performed.Preceptorships all include coursework and clinicals Preceptorships are available to currently active RNs in Texas Applications being taken now


An interview with an educator and assessment test are required to see if you meet the criteria for the computer based learning program.

Yes, you need to know the basics of computer use: how to open and close a program, how to scroll down and, how to use a mouse.

The didactic time including in class and online is 80 hrs. The length of time varies by student from 1-3 months for the coursework depending on time spent on the assignments and is followed by an 80 hour minimum clinical for in-active nurses. Active nurses may consult with the education department when deciding how many clinical hours they need.

Course Assistance will be provided by the Learning Management System providers and the course educators during and after your course for up to 3 hours. This assistance is included in the total cost of the course.