Do nurses typically take skill refresher courses?


Quick Answer

Yes, nurses typically take skill refresher courses when they plan on returning back to work after taking some time off or to meet education requirements to maintain their license. The refresher courses usually covers updates on medical procedures, health care policy, health codes and workplace safety.

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Nurse refresher courses are designed for Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses. These courses are required for nurses that have been out of the nursing field for three years or more. Most states usually require that nurse refresher courses take 70-120 hours of classroom time. Some institutions like Michigan State University allow students to take refresher courses from home that usually last a couple of months.

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