- 1Dec 5, '07 by tee_byrdHi everyone. I wanted to know if anyone knew of any nurse refresher courses in NY. If anyone knows of any can you please let me know. I found one at Stony Brook but they are not having any classes until the ending of spring semester. Can you please let me know of any and possibly the cost of the class.
- 1Nov 15, '08 by suzanne4I moved this thread to the NY Forum since it is specific for refresher programs in that locale.
And refresher programs are only for those that actually hold a current license to practice.
They are not for graduate nurses that just completed their training and have not tested with the NCLEX exam yet. The refresher programs were designed for those that have been away from nursing and want to return, but hold a license to practice.
Best of luck to you. I would try to contact some of the community colleges in your area, they usually have refresher programs or can tell you where some are offered.
- 1Nov 21, '08 by Temp97I took refresher course at Molloy. It was not that great. We did give oral medications, but most of the time we washed and turned the patients. Instead of refreshing my clinical skills I refreshed my PCA skills. It was not worth the money and time I spent. I had few interviews at NY hospitals and people who interviewed me were very sceptical about this course.
- 0Nov 23, '08 by DylanPThanks Igmirnor and Rimot.
Igmirnor: have you taken or know anyone who has taken the refresher course at msu.edu? What have they said about the course? Is it like the one Rimot took?
Yeah, Rimot, it's weird how places want RNs to take the fresher course, but how good are they if Rns take them, but don't get any job offers afterwards. Did you get an offers? I'm curious to see if having RN refresher course on my resume might get me a job offer.....
- 0Dec 31, '08 by TexasNurseEducatorHi guys, I think one of the issues is not enough instructor interaction with some of these programs and appropriateness of the skills. In our program we offer a correspondence option that has lots of instructor interaction, a skills cd and interactive program that is for RNs and LVNs not aide level skills. Lastly, you might try a nursing home or rehab center as an option to do hands on skills and competency locally. We have assisted several nurses that are not in Texas in this manner. They may be other programs out there as well. If you want to look at it the website is phesonline.com Good luck in your successful returns. I also agree with the member that suggested internships but, I know they are hard to find except during graduation times for the schools.