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RN Refresher Program   

The Cleveland State University School of Nursing’s RN Refresher Program has been redesigned with your needs in mind! This shorter, more focused program will allow you to update your nursing knowledge and clinical understanding in only 8 weeks, whether it be to move to a new position or return to employment in nursing.

The program meets the Ohio Board of Nursing requirements for continuing education needed to reactivate an inactive / lapsed license or renew a volunteer certificate. The program includes sessions on Pharmacology, Pain Management, Nursing Process, Critical Thinking, Documentation, Ethics, Diabetes Management, Clinical Patient Management, Assessment, Wound Care, Electronic Nursing Documentation, Core Measures and National Patient Safety Goals. The nursing care of patients with respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, and orthopedic problems is explored. A special session will cover Ohio Law and Rules pertaining to standards of safe nursing practice and nursing delegation (Category A).

To successfully complete the program you must attend at least 80% of the class sessions and submit an evaluation form for each session. One full week of hands-on lab is provided in the state of the art simulation center. The lab portion includes simulations on how to manage patient emergencies/codes, clinical decision making, management of multiple complex patients, electronic documentation, barcode medication administration and a review of common nursing skills (catheters, IV, shots, etc.). Additional open lab practice time with an instructor is available and all supplies are provided.


  • 6 Class Sessions: October 26 - December 7, 2018, Fridays, 8:30am – 5pm (no class November 23)
  • 5 Lab sessions: December 10 - 14, 2018, 9am – 4pm


  • The Center for Innovation in Medical Professions (IM), 2112 Euclid Ave. , Cleveland, OH 44115
  • Free Parking is provided in CSU’s Prospect Garage, 2350 Prospect Ave.



(Credit/Debit Card payment ONLY. No check, cash, or money orders accepted)

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2018

For more information, go to or call (216) 687-3867

PLEASE NOTE: Satisfactory completion of the Refresher Course may be an asset in seeking employment in nursing, particularly in those institutions that require the course for re-entry into nursing practice. However, you are responsible for your own job placement and completion of the course does not guarantee a nursing position.

Cleveland State University, School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-012, 8/1/2018)


RN Refresher Program
Item: NUFA18NUR2601
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Center for Innovation in Medical Professions(CIMP)
Sessions: 7 F Location: Room TBA , OH 44115
10/26/2018 - 12/7/2018 Fee: $1,895.00
DATES/TIMES: • 7 Class Sessions: October 19 - December 7, 2018, Fridays, 8:30am – 5pm • Lab sessions: Monday - Friday, December 10 - 14, 2018, 9am – 4pm

Noelle Muscatello
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