I was just referred to this site from a nurse on another board I frequent. I only worked 7 months as an LPN in a nursing home. That job got me my job as a Special Populations paraeducator (Special Ed. Aide). I have been out of nursing for 17 years and when I checked about going back in I was told I needed to take a 6 month refresher course. Just wondering if any of you have faced this situation. If I retire in 8 years as I plan I may consider going back to nursing part time. Was just curious if any body else had gone thru a refresher course. God Bless.