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Nurse Refresher Series

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Program Description

This course series provides instruction that updates a nurse’s knowledge on the current practice of medical-surgical nursing in acute care. Topics covered include: healthcare trends/nursing roles; nursing process; pharmacology/dosage calculation; body systems (neurological, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal, musculoskeletal, and reproductive), hematology, immunity, gerontology, oncology, and pain management

Program Outcomes

Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential:

Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Students will be able to apply to the Maryland Board of Nursing for active nursing licensure.

Certifying Organization:

Maryland Board of Nursing (MBON)

4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21215; 410-585-1900


Career Opportunities:

Most hospitals are hiring BSN Registered Nurses. There are increasing vacancies for LPNs in long-term care facilities.

Program Length

3-4 months

The Nurse Refresher course starts in April and October at CCBC Essex.

Program Requirements

Non-expired Active or Inactive Maryland Registered Nurse or non-expired Inactive Maryland Licensed Practical Nurse; computer literate; and Internet access.


Students must have the following paperwork turned in to the coordinator prior to the start of class:

  • Negative PPD (within 12 months) or negative chest x-ray less than one year old
  • Positive titer or proof of vaccination/immunity for measles, mumps, rubella and varicella
  • Hepatitis B vaccination or declination form
  • Tetanus shot (within 10 years)
  • Copy of health insurance card
  • Completion of physician medical exam report
  • Copy of high school diploma or GED
  • Current flu vaccination

Application Process

Provisional Entry: Prospective students must provide verification of nursing credentials, and must meet with the Program Coordinator prior to registration.

Program Course Sequence

1.Nurse Refresher – Part I: Theory: NUR 005

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Medical-Surgical Nursing (Single Vol. Ed. w/CC); Brunner & Suddarth; 2014; Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; $169.40

2. Nurse Refresher Skills Lab: AHE 793

  • Textbook/Materials: None

3. Nurse Refresher – Part II: Theory: NUR 006

  • Textbook/Materials: None

Program Costs

  • Tuition/Fees: $1925 (Tuition-$1145/Fees-$780)
  • Textbook/Materials: $169.40

Program Contact Information


Aimee King                         



Essex, HTEC 013D

Administrative Assistant:

Nancy Laubach



Essex, HTEC 001

Financial Aid and Payment Options

  • Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
  • Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
  • Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities
  • Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
  • Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
  • Local Office of Workforce Development

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