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RN Refresher Certificate Program

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FALL 2023

August 24 – December 14

Thinking about returning to the workforce? Have you kept your license active but have not practiced in over a year? Meet your professional development goals and customize a program that works for you. Villanova has developed a program consisting of didactic discussions offered as synchronous VIRTUAL sessions and a two-day optional hands-on immersion experience to ease your reentry into nursing or just recharge your nursing practice. 

Participants receive a comprehensive Systems Update and Review of all body systems. You will also refresh your knowledge of medications and metabolic pathways with a Pharmacology Review and Update. Unique to this Villanova Review Course is a certification in Mental Health First Aid USA® which will introduce you to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems and appropriate supports. Continue your certificate with an optional two-day immersion experience and practice technical skills review, and peripheral IV insertion and management in a State-of-the Art Simulation Center.

Upon completion of this review course, you will receive an RN Refresher Certificate. By taking the entire program, you can earn enough contact hours to meet your PA mandatory relicensure continuing education requirements for a 2-year period. If you have an INACTIVE license, this program WILL NOT MEET the requirements to reactivate your license. If your Professional License is from a state other than Pennsylvania, please contact your State Board of Nursing to confirm that this course will meet your needs.

Location: all classes are virtual Thursday evening 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

            * Oct 12 & Nov 23 NO CLASS 
            * Nov 16
 Mental Health First Aid (3 pm – 9 pm
            * Dec 8 and 9 Skills Immersion: On Campus (9 am – 4 pm)


Fee: $1,549 for certificate RN Refresher
Total contact hours = 49

Fee: $400 for RN Refresher Skills Immersion
Total contact hours = 11

Participants MUST attend 80% of each day, complete and submit an evaluation to receive a certificate of completion.

SPRING 2023 

A few seats remain for Skills Immersion 

ON-CAMPUS HANDS-ON Gain clinical experiences in a state-of-the-art simulation environment - without the anxiety and stress of providing patient care. Obtain hands-on experience with the latest equipment and techniques. Practice IV insertion and managment, and expand your physical assessment knowledge and skills by focusing on a holistic assessment of the patient.

Register for Skills Immersion ONLY

Location: ON-CAMPUS/SIM Lab

Contact Hours: 5.5 per day

Date: May 5 AND 6 

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET

Faculty: Jennetta (Jennie) Walter, MSN, RN, Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing

Sponsored in part by:

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Lafayette Hill, PA 19444


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