RN Refresher programs in MA???

  1. Hi All,
    Last edit by KARENRNBOSTON on Aug 19, '07
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   GratefulHeart
    I would contact the Office of Health and Human Services in Massachusetts, and try to speak with someone in the Board of Registration for Nurses at their "Contact Us" phone number. Tell them specifically what you're looking for and ask for their suggestions.

    HTH.
  4. by   KARENRNBOSTON
    Thanks GratefulHeart,
    Last edit by KARENRNBOSTON on Aug 19, '07
  5. by   P_RN
    Have you contacted the board of nursing to see what they have to offer? We have a couple of online sites in my state. You then go for a clinical I think 3 Saturdays. I'm a bit rusty myself, and my BON said refresh or show 30 CEs. The CEs are easier but a lot more expensive.

    Here is the page from my BON with the 3 that are approved/online.

    South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
    Last edit by P_RN on Dec 27, '06
  6. by   MARIAN202
    Boston College Has An Excellent One
  7. by   KARENRNBOSTON
    Thank you for all your replies. I plan to make many calls next week. Seems everyone has short or limited work schedules this week.

    I have found 4-5 programs but only 2 so far have actual direct pt care components. I think I am leaning toward the one at Boston College. Although it is the more expensive of them I took my NCLEX review there and they did an excellent job.

    Thank you again for your help.
    -Karen
  8. by   Ginger's Mom
    Some of the state schools offer one, Mass Bay is one.
    Where are you going for your MSN? Perhaps once you do your practicum you will feel more prepared.
    Alex
  9. by   KARENRNBOSTON
    Thanks Alexk49 - I checked Mass Bay website but there was nothing listed for a refresher program. I've got a long way to go until my MS clinical work & I need to get back to work. Thats why I figured the refresher would help. I will call after the holiday. Hope you all have a good one. Happy New Year!
    -Karen
  10. by   Ginger's Mom
  11. by   RENAISSANCE RN
    Hi,

    If you dont want to go to a formal one. I know Leahy Clinic has a RN reentry program.
  12. by   a32mag4mag
    Hi, Have you tried Northeastern? They have a 10 week program that includes 120 hours of clinical experience. I think that they are supposed to start one on Jan 29th. Their # is 617-373-5474. Good luck!
  13. by   a32mag4mag
    Oops,sorry! I missed your post on 1/2/07. I now see that you are already aware of the Northeastern program.
  14. by   KARENRNBOSTON
    a32mag4mag


    Thanks for the info on Northeastern. I will be starting that refresher class on 1/29. Compared to the other programs out there I have found it to be the only one that will prepare me to work again with acutely ill patients. Have you gone through it yourself? If so what is your opinion of it?

    Thanks
    Karen

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