At what point does an inexperienced nurse have to take a RN Refresher course?

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Does anyone know, at what point will an RN who never worked as an RN have to take a refresher course to still be able to find work? How many years is it until a refresher course is needed for an inexperienced nurse who has not worked as a nurse yet?

SNIXRN

SNIXRN

Specializes in Critical Care. CVICU. Adult and Peds PACU.. Has 8 years experience. 269 Posts

I would start taking them right away. It wont hurt, and it shows companies that you are ambitious.

Not_A_Hat_Person

Not_A_Hat_Person, RN

Specializes in Geriatrics, Home Health. Has 10 years experience. 2,900 Posts

My state mandates a refresher for nurses who haven't worked for 5 years.

CalidthreeN

CalidthreeN

25 Posts

So its not usually necessary after 1 or 2 years, right?