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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Career Transition for Nurses: Returning to the Workforce
<p>This class will be held online—live and interactive via Zoom.</p> <p>Contact hours for this course: 5<br /> </p>
<p>This workshop includes career development, résumé writing, and interview techniques. It provides nurses with an update on current trends in nursing employment. Guidelines for developing your personal professional portfolio are reviewed.<br /> </p>
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Central Line Care
<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: 5.5</p>
<p>This course discusses identification, differentiation, and complications associated with all types of central lines: subclavian, jugular, venous access devices, PICCs, and tunneled catheters. Demonstration of technique is included.</p>
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Fundamental Clinical Nursing Skills
<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: 15</p>
<p>The focus of the class is on technical skills, including medication administration, precautions, sterile technique, dressing changes, enteral feedings, suctioning/respiratory care, and urinary catheterizations.<br /> </p>
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Medication Math Workshop
<p>This class will be held online—live and interactive via Zoom.</p> <p>Contact hours for this course: 4<br /> </p>
<p>For those who need help passing the med math assessment, this course provides a review of math calculations necessary for nurses to safely administer medications and intravenous fluids.<br /> </p>
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Nursing Care: Acute Illness, Chronic Disease and Behavioral Health Conditions
<p>This course will be held online—live and interactive via Zoom.</p> <p>Contact hours for this course: 30<br /> </p>
<p>This core course provides reviews of current medical and nursing treatments. Clinicians from both academic and clinical settings cover topics in adult cardiac, respiratory, neurology, diabetes, endocrine, oncology, pain management, geriatrics, and pharmacology. Case studies and disease entities are discussed. Students have access to library facilities and web-based learning.<br /> </p>
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Peripheral IV
<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: 5.5</p>
<p>The Peripheral IV Therapy course educates participants in the history and principles of venipuncture and intravenous therapy. Classes cover site selection, preparation, and care. Insertion techniques and equipment are demonstrated. Demonstration of technique is included.<br /> </p>
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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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