RN Refresher Course

Who MUST attend a Registered Nurse Refresher Course?
  • Registered nurses that are applying for reinstatement of their Texas nursing license after more than 4 years of inactive or delinquent status are required to complete a "nursing refresher course".
  • Registered nurses that are applying for Texas nursing licensure coming from another state who have not been employed as a registered nurse within the last 4 years.
Who is WELCOME to attend the Registered Nurse Refresher Course?
  • Registered nurses currently licensed in the state of Texas who have been away from the clinical setting for a period of time (typically more than 4 years) who want a good medical/surgical refresher before going back to the clinical setting

Are you an internationally educated nurse who has passed the NCLEX and is looking for a Refresher course? Please contact Graciela Salinas at graciela@pideusa.org. Graciela offers a refresher course that meets the Texas Board of Nursing requirements for licensure in the United States.

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Course Dates:

Fall (August / September) and Spring (January / February)

Next Course Start Date: January 30, 2015

Course Enrollment Fee: $3,000
This fee includes: course registration, skills lab fee, malpractice insurance, background check, HIPPA training, AHA Basic Life Support training, electronic health record (charting) access. This fee is non-refundable. For information regarding required textbooks please review the Course Syllabus.

Clinical Affiliations: UTHSCSA School of Nursing has clinical affiliations with health care organizations within San Antonio and select locations throughout the state. The following health care organizations currently participate in the RN Refresher program:

San Antonio locations Additional locations
CHRISTUS VNA (Home Care and Hospice) Central Texas Medical Center (San Marcos)
IMPACT Urgent Care Hill Country Memorial (Fredericksburg)
Methodist Healthcare System Medina Healthcare System (Hondo)
STVHCS Audie L. Murphy Division Peterson Regional Medical Center (Kerrville)
University Health System USMD Hospital at Arlington
WellMed CHRISTUS SPOHN Health System (Corpus Christi)
Southwest General Hospital The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center (Houston)
Theda Oaks Endoscopy Center
Stone Oak Surgery Center

Prospective Students

If you are interested in attending the RN Refresher Course, please review the Detailed Course Information below:

RN Refresher Course Coordinator/Instructor:

Kimberly Cox, MS, RN, NE-BC
Nurse Educator
Department of Lifelong Learning
UTHSCSA School of Nursing
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MSC 7946
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
(210) - 567 - 1356

Course Authorizing Agency: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 1200 East Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas 78752 (www.thecb.state.tx.us). Nurse Re-Entry Project course development funded by: Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act. Project Director: Kirk White, MSN, RN, Austin Community College. Project Partners: Collin Community College District; El Paso Community College; Midland College; North Harris College; STARLINK; Texas Hospital Association.

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