NURS 1000. Registered Nurse Refresher (162 hrs) Advise: 1. A valid or expired RN nursing license from the United States or abroad. If licensed in the U.S., the candidate must have been out of the field of nursing for at least three years. 2. If a foreign license holder, a valid California LVN license and six months work experience in a health care facility. 3. Approval by the California Board of Registered Nursing to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination. 4. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification valid through the last day of the course. 5. An ESL level of high-advanced (CCSF level of 160) 6. Authorization to work in the U.S. and a valid social security number.
An eleven-week course designed to prepare graduates of the LVN Refresher course, as well as other internationally trained nurses and U.S. trained re-entry nurses, for employment as Registered Nurses. The goal is to facilitate direct employment into RN positions for participants who have more advanced English skills and nursing work experience.