Have you been away from the clinical setting for awhile and need to regain clinical confidence? Are you looking for a career change? Perhaps you need to update your medical-surgical knowledge. Whatever the case, our RN Refresher Certificate Program will help you meet these challenges. We feature highly qualified faculty and access to state-of-the-art educational facilities.

To accommodate your schedule, you may enter our program at any time and sequence the courses to fit your individual needs and goals. Coursework can be completed within 10 to 12 weeks, though you are free to spread the coursework out over several semesters. We offer small to medium size classes with one-on-one attention. When you complete the program, your résumé will look professional, and you will be prepared to face the challenges of the job market.

Registrations are non-transferrable and final. We do not issue refunds.

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Adult Health Assessment
<p>This class will be held in person on the Boston College Chestnut Hill campus. All students are required to show proof of full vaccination for COVID-19.</p> <p>Contact hours for this course: 18</p>
<p>Update physical assessment skills through lecture and hands-on experience in our simulation laboratory. You also develop knowledge of normal health assessment through comprehensive analysis of a patient’s health status. Topics include dermatological, cardiac, ENT, neurological, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and abdominal assessment.<br /> </p>
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Central Line Care
<p><b>Available Dates for Central Line Care:</b></p> <ul> <li><b>Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></li> <li><b>Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></li> <li><b>Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></li> </ul> <p>This class will be held in person on the Boston College Chestnut Hill campus.&nbsp;All campus visitors are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated against&nbsp;COVID-19. All visitors who are not vaccinated should wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines while on campus.&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold"><a href="https://cvent.me/M23XkK">Register</a></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p><b>Tuition: $399<br /> Contact Hours: 5.5<br /> </b></p> <p>Students will learn about central venous lines used for the critically ill and other less acute conditions as well. At the conclusion participants will: </p> <ul> <li>identify and differentiate among the different types of central venous catheters available</li> <li>understand central line placement and beside care</li> <li>know best practices and recognize potential complications of caring and feeding patients with central venous catheters<br /> </li> </ul>
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Peripheral IV Therapy
<p><b>Available Dates for Peripheral IV Therapy:</b></p> <ul> <li><b>Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></li> <li><b>Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></li> <li><b>Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></li> <li><b>Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></li> </ul> <p>This class will be held in person on the Boston College Chestnut Hill campus.&nbsp;All campus visitors are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated against&nbsp;COVID-19. All visitors who are not vaccinated should wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines while on campus.&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold"><a href="https://cvent.me/M23XkK">Register</a></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p><b>Tuition: $399<br /> Contact Hours: 5.5</b></p> <p>Participants will benefit from a dynamic session describing how and why IV therapy is the fastest way to deliver medications, blood products and more. Upon completion, learners will:</p> <ul> <li>understand the basic principles of intravenous therapy</li> <li>be able to describe the anatomy and physiology of the venous system</li> <li>demonstrate insertion technique and care for peripheral IV cannulas</li> </ul>
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Update in Nursing I Individual Courses

These classes in Update in Nursing I may also be taken individually.

Diabetes and Endocrine Update and New Treatments

This course will be held online—live and interactive via Zoom.

With the prevalence of diabetes continuing to rise, nurses and nurse practitioners are pivotal in assessing, treating, and educating patients about this chronic illness. This seminar will review the pathophysiology and diagnostic criteria of diabetes and endocrine disorders. Patient management including medications, diet, exercise, and self-care will be discussed.

Contact hours for this course: 5

Course Dates Days & Times Tuition & Fees
NS10201D September 30, 2021 Thursday 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Online $199
NS10202D March 24, 2022 Thursday 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Online $199

Update in Cardiac Nusing

This course will be held online—live and interactive via Zoom.

This course will discuss cardiac assessment techniques, the seven behavioral metrics for cardiovascular health according to the AHA, management updates for major cardiac diseases (CAD, Angina, MI), the difference between female presenting systems, and the implications of nursing care for patients who have acute myocardial infarction.

Contact hours for this course: 5

Course Dates Days & Times Tuition & Fees
NS10201C October 7, 2021 Thursday 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Online $199
NS10202C March 3, 2022 Thursday 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Online $199

Update in Geriatric Nursing

This class will be held online—live and interactive via Zoom.

The class focuses on geriatric assessment, treatment and interventions with the goal of increasing not only the life span but the “health span” of the older adult population. 

Contact hours for this course: 2

Course Dates Days & Times Tuition & Fees
NS10201G September 23, 2021 Thursday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Online $79
NS10202G February 17, 2022 Thursday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Online $79

Update in Neurology

This class will be held online—live and interactive via Zoom.

This class provides a quick, but detailed, review of the neurologic exam, including mental status, cranial nerves, motor function, pupil response, and Glasgow Coma Scale. It describes specific neuro conditions, symptoms and treatment involving traumatic brain injury, increased intracranial pressure, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, seizures, brain tumors, glioblastoma, meningitis, encephalitis, abscess, concussions, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and strokes, including treatments and nursing management.

Contact hours for this course: 2

Course Dates Days & Times Tuition & Fees
NS10201N October 14, 2021 Thursday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Online
$79
NS10202N March 10, 2022 Thursday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Online
$79

Update in Oncology

This class will be held online—live and interactive via Zoom.

The class will review oncology care including basic principles of cancer therapy and complications. It will cover the differences of traditional chemotherapy and biotherapy, the role of integrative therapies, how palliative care differs from hospice, and the role of survivorship care for cancer patients.

Contact hours for this course: 5

Course Dates Days & Times Tuition & Fees
NS10201O October 21, 2021 Thursday 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Online
$199
NS10202O March 17, 2022 Thursday 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Online
$199

Update in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

This class will be held online—live and interactive via Zoom.

This course will cover updates in psychiatric and mental health nursing. The focus will be on trauma and trauma informed care, substance use disorders/dual-diagnoses and novel pharmacological and other treatments for these and other disorders, such as depression, psychotic disorders and eating disorders.

Contact hours for this course: 3

Course Dates Days & Times Tuition & Fees
NS10201A October 14, 2021 Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Online $119
NS10202A March 10, 2022 Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Online $119

Update in Respiratory Nursing

This course will be held online—live and interactive via Zoom.

As a nurse, we should always be asking ourselves and others “Why”??  Respiratory care is one area where nurses have a major impact on care. This one day class will review the anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary and respiratory system, respiratory assessment and treatment options.   Students are actively involved in learning a systematic history/physical assessment for respiratory care, learning common respiratory diagnosis and reviewing current treatments and interventions including both the adult and pediatric populations.

Contact hours for this course: 5

Course Dates Days & Times Tuition & Fees
NS10201R October 28, 2021 Thursday 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Online
$199
NS10202R February 24, 2022 Thursday 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Online $199

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