Free Nurse "Refresher" Course Online?

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    Hi. I have been out of nursing for about 7 years now but because my license has not lapsed for more than 5 years, I am not required to take a refresher course to have it reinstated. However, I would like to brush up on my own. Are there any free refresher type programs or sites available online or maybe a book? I have an NCLEX LPN study guide book and it helped to go through the questions and read the answers and explanations, but I still feel like I need more.

    Thanks in advance,
    Jackie
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    Greetings Jackie,
    I am also in the same boat. I have only been away 3 years, but I need some refreshers too. I have been searching the internet for help, but it's a jungle out there. Have you had any luck finding anything?
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    I don't know of any refresher courses that are free. Maybe you could get with some student nurses and study with them on skills. Do you know any nurses that could refresh you on skills? I don't know, I'm just thinking out loud. Good luck to you both!
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    Quote from ~MIA~
    I don't know of any refresher courses that are free. Maybe you could get with some student nurses and study with them on skills. Do you know any nurses that could refresh you on skills? I don't know, I'm just thinking out loud. Good luck to you both!
    Thank you Mia, that is a great idea.
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    You're welcome! Keep us posted on how it goes.
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    I don't think there is any free online course. I would take as many CEUS as needed.
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    I let my lic. esxpire 5 years ago. I cannot seem to find what refresher courses I need or where to get them. Any help? I am in Texas. Thanks
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    from Kathleen G
    I am also looking for a nurse refresher course which could be online or in the class room in Arizona. I do not need it for licensure but I think it might be a good idea and employers have requested the refresher. I have been out of the hospital for 8 years but have practiced office nursing. Does anyone have any ideas?
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    These are not free but some are not too bad, you can take the online component only or if your in the area do both:

    http://www.phesonline.com/

    http://www.nurserefresher.org/

    http://nurserefresher.austincc.edu/

    http://www.centralcoahec.org/professional.htm

    http://lpn.advanceweb.com/editorial/...spx?ctiid=1520

    http://www3.sdstate.edu/Academics/Co.../LPN/Index.cfm

    I bought the books for the Colorado one and I'm doing it on my own, just following along their sylibus.


    Let me know if anyone does find a freebie one!
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    Although not free the program I work with is approved for DARS (disabled nurses can apply there for funds) and for funding if you are unemployed or underemployed through the Texas Worksource for those residing in our state. We also do payment plans. The other thing I wanted to mention is that the clinical portion is the biggest issue. Most employers will not call you if you do not do a refresher that has clinical. This is one of the reasons for the cost, there is so much money involved in doing clinicals (insurance, background checks,etc).


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