Nurse Refresher Course option is available at our classroom
site using our innovative programs. The program is based
on the nursing textbook: Foundations and Adult Health
Nursing by Mosby which makes learning easy and effective.
This bridges the gap between classroom and practice.
The textbooks are available while you are working on
the program. You will be entered into a virtual hospital
setting with multiple complex patient simulations. You
will learn how to access and evaluate information resources
that are essential for high quality patient care. The
virtual hospital has realistic patient rooms with video
of patient to perform assessments, Nurse's Station with
charts where you will receive report and a Medication
We also offer an optional program that is outpatient
clinic based. It is interactive and provides a virtual
office setting as well. Lastly, you will have a Clinical
Nursing Skills CD that may be utilized at the classroom
or for use on your home computer. After completion of
these programs, active or temporary nursing license,
CPR for Healthcare Providers, TB skin test or C-XR,
Hepatitis B, and the pre-clinical Math Review and Quizzes,
the nurse may schedule clinicals at one of our affiliated
sites. Clinicals are scheduled 7 days a week.
The In-Class Refresher Program is offered in Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio (see calendar or call for schedules). The self-paced correspondence program can be entered at any time. You can also mix and take some courses by Correspondence and others as In-Class courses.
The Refresher Program was developed originally for nurses with an in-active license, to return to active practice safely. The program has been extended to nurses with active licenses, foreign educated nurses that have or have not passed the NCLEX-RN as of yet, as well as nurses that have encumbered licenses and/or BON stipulations to take the Nurse Refresher Program.
In-person or phone Interview required with Director of Educator for all those desiring to perform clinicals in a preceptored/supervised clinical setting with various patient care experiences.
Curriculum is routinely updated.
Certification for 20 Contact Hours plus verification of successful refresher program certificate or BON forms after clinical portion performed.
RN or LVN/LPN with current license, temporary permit, for foreign nurse graduates you need approval by NCSBN to take NCLEX exam, authorization to work in the US, an ESL of high-intermediate (130 or above), and/or BON permission to practice clinically.
Current PPD/TB Skin Test or if positive in the past a negative CXR
Negative Drug Screen
Must be able to sit, stand, and work at least 6 hours
Application and deposit after phone/in person interview (please bring copy of resume or work history dates and areas of practice), tour & pre-class study packet, at this time immunizations (TB or CXR, Hepatitis B record, titer, or can sign declination, MMR, Varicella, and Tdap (required by some clinical sites), Influenza (only required for hospital clinicals during flu season). All of these records can be turned in or done here at the office.
CPR info will be given for those that do not have current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR, info on glucose machine, Precheck 7 year criminal background check form including OIG Medicare/Medicaid Sanction List.
Info on temporary permits, Endorsement, Re-activation forms can be gone over at this time as well.
All nurses are subject to random or for cause drug or alcohol testing.
Be prepared to inform the educator of any prior drug, alcohol, psychiatric history, and/or any prior criminal charges or convictions even if never sanctioned by the BON.
This program is an equal opportunity program and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, ethnic background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability. Please notify PHES if you require special accommodations. We will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations.
Contact: Professional Healthcare Education Service Inc. toll free at 877-313-7437 or
An interview with an educator and assessment test are
required to see if you meet the criteria for the computer
based learning program.
Yes, you need to know the basics of computer use: how
to open and close a program, how to scroll down and,
how to use a mouse.
That varies by student from 1-3 months for the coursework
depending on time spent on the computer and then 80
hour minimum clinical for in-active nurses. Active nurses
may consult with the education department when deciding
how many clinical hours they need.
Course Assistance will be provided by Educators during
and after your course for up to 3 hours. This assistance
is included in the total cost of the course.
For more information call: