The refresher course considers enrollment from prospective participants in the following circumstances:
- Formerly licensed RNs or LPNs who wish to reapply for their nursing licensure.
- Currently licensed RNs or LPNs who desire to refresh their knowledge or skills in the profession, due to time away from practice.
- Graduate Practical Nurses who have successfully completed an LPN education program however have not yet successfully completed the NCLEX-RN or LPN exam. Admission for this participant is accompanied by the requirement that s/he must successfully complete the NCLEX-RN or LPN exam prior to receiving approval to begin the clinical component of the course.
- A nurse who has been directed by the State Board of Examiners for Nursing (BOEN) to complete a Refresher Course.
Admission to the clinical portion of the refresher course is conditioned on the results of the background checks completed through Castlebranch.
If a prospective participant has been convicted, pled guilty or no contest to, or received a suspended imposition of sentence for a felony or other criminal offence, the participant is advised it may not be possible to be accepted into the refresher course at ReNurse Academy. Participants may be denied reinstatement from their state Board of Nursing, from taking the required licensure exam, and/or may be prevented from gaining employment in the field of nursing.
NOTE: Prospective participants whose background search indicates a prior felony conviction will not be accepted for the refresher course.