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Nurse Refresher In-Class & Correspondence Version

Computerized 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 Room.

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. 


Requirements:

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

Steps: 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 
e-mail phes@windstream.net

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can anyone take the computer based course?

An interview with an educator and assessment test are required to see if you meet the criteria for the computer based learning program.

Do I need computer skills?

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. 

How long will it take to complete the program?

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.

What if I need additional assistance during or after the computer based learning?

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:

Professional Healthcare Education Service Inc.

877-313-7437 Toll Free
281-313-7437 Houston 
281-313-7470 Fax