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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. The second combines clinical work with skills lab work. Both courses are approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing.       

What courses will I take?

Students must register and pay for both courses at the same time. If you have already completed a licensed nurse refresher theory course at AACC or the College of Southern Maryland, but have not completed the licensed nurse refresher clinical portion, you can contact AACC to be put on a waiting list for the clinical. Be advised that this course seldom has openings. Sections are offered in fall and winter.

NRN-521 Licensed Nurse Refresher Part 1 – Theory (online)

NSN-387 Licensed Nurse Refresher Part 2 – Clinical

Toal Hours: 240

What credentials can I earn?

Upon successful completion of both courses, students earn their nursing certification as well as an AACC continuing education certificate. Once you successfully complete all the course requirements of the certificate program with a passing grade or higher, submit a Student Application for a Continuing Education Certificate.

What will it cost?

The program costs $2,413, including tuition and fees, for Anne Arundel County residents.

What is the job outlook?

Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 13% through 2027. The median salary of registered nurses is $74,000 per year.

Source: Emsi 2018.4

How do I enroll?

Register online, by mail or in person.

Before registering, you must have:

  • An active or inactive Maryland RN or LPN license
  • A current Basic Life Support Health Care Provider CPR card issued by the American Heart Association
  • Proof of professional liability insurance
  • 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

Combine these documents into one email and send to before continuing with the registration online.

Notes: 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.

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