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Licensed Nurse Refresher Program

AACC is pleased to offer this two-course continuing education program twice a year—once in the winter term and once in the fall. The first course (part 1) is a 97-hour theory course held two evenings a week at GBTC. The second, course that is held weekends and combines 64 hours of clinical work with 24 hours of skills lab work. Both courses are approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing. Upon successful completion of both courses, students earn their nursing certification as well as an AACC continuing education certificate.

Certificate code: CE.LIC-NURSE-REFRESH

Students must register and pay for both courses.
If you have already completed a Licensed Nurse Refresher theory course at AACC or the College of Southern Maryland, but have not completed a Licensed Nurse Refresher clinical portion, you can contact AACC to be put on a waiting list for the clinical; however, it is unlikely that the course will have openings.

Upcoming Courses

NRG-306 - Licensed Nurse Refresher Part 1 - Theory 
Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses with an active or inactive Maryland nursing license planning to re-enter the nursing field, update their knowledge. Review medical-surgical nursing topics including anatomy, physiology, major disease pathology, current treatment strategies and legal issues. Study pharmacology, physical assessment, nursing process, documentation and current patient care trends. Textbooks available at College Store. $912 includes $237 supplies/lab fee.  

NSN-387 – Licensed Nurse Refresher Part 2 – Clinical
Gain hands-on experience in a hospital setting as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse. Practice skills for four weekends in acute medical-surgical nursing, and sub acute nursing facilities supervised by practicing nursing experts. Dedicate three college lab days to practicing physical assessment and psychomotor skills. Handle patient assignments, complete documentation and care plans, and administer medications.
$922 includes $222 supplies/lab fee.

NRN-521 - Licensed Nurse Refresher (Online)
RNs and LPNs with active or inactive Maryland nursing license planning to re-enter the nursing field can update their knowledge. Review medical-surgical nursing topics including anatomy, physiology, major disease pathology and treatment strategies. Study pharmacology, physical assessment, nursing process, documentation and patient care trends. $912 includes $456 fee. NOTE: Cannot sign-up for NSN 387 until after completion of NRN 521. Online course

Job Outlook
Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 23 percent from 2006 to 2016, much faster than the average for all occupations. Average earnings of registered nurses is $57,000.

How to Register

Step 1 --Before registering, you must

  • Copy of active or inactive RN or LPN license in the state of Maryland.
  • Copy of current Basic Life Support Health Care Provider CPR card issued by the American Heart Association
  • Have proof of professional liability insurance
  • have a medical report indicating that you have the following vaccinations: MMR Titer Results, Varicella Titer Results, Hepatitis B Titer Results, Negative PPD or Chest X-ray, Tetanus, and Flu Shot

Step 2 - Make an appointment and meet with the Licensed Nurse Refresher Program Coordinator by emailing lehoward1@aacc.edu . You will need to provide requirements prior to coming in for an appointment.

Step 3 - Register for both NRG 306 and NSN 387 in person at the Glen Burnie Town Center. (This can usually be done upon conclusion of your meeting with the program coordinator.) Check credit card and ATM cards accepted.

Please Note: A Background Check for an additional fee of $38.50 is required for NSN 387  Licensed Nurse Refresher – Part 2 – Clinical. Plan to complete the paperwork required to initiate this process on first day of class. Payment will be due at that time.

Students registering for NRN 521 – Licensed Nurse Refresher (Online) – Theory ONLY are allowed to register without completing steps 1-3. Students signing-up for NRN 521 do not need prior approval to register.

Students taking NRN 521 cannot sign-up for NSN 387 – Licensed Nurse Refresher Part 2 – Clinical until after they complete NRN 521 – Licensed Nurse Refresher (Online) – Theory.

For more information about AACC's Nurse Refresher continuing education program, contact program coordinator Mar-Lynn Mickens at 410-777-2560 or mmickens@aacc.edu.