Nurse Refresher


Nurse Refresher Course (8 DAYS, the classes are held on the weekends only)

The Nurse Refresher Course is designed to help nursing professionals absent from the inpatient hospital/acute care settings review and update nursing knowledge and skills, allowing them to return with confidence to the nursing field. It is 63 hours of classroom instruction.

Medical Surgical Clinical Rotation is now available. Please see Medical Surgical Clinical course button (on the left) or call for scheduling

Course Outline:
This course reviews issues such as:

  • Patient Rights, Informed Consent, Advanced Directives, Organ Donation, Restraints, Charting Documentation, Handling Physician Orders, Dispensing Medications, and Using the Kardex.
  • Critical thinking skills and the role of the registered nurse in the healthcare team will also be discussed.
  • Additionally, Case Management, Nursing Care Plan, Patient Teaching, Spiritual Care, and Cultural Competency Issues are addressed.

The trainee will be introduced to some regulatory issues, including Title 22, Joint Commission, and OSHA. In-depth review of the following topics will be included:

  • Gas Exchange & Respiratory Function,
  • Cardiovascular, Circulatory, Hematologic Function.
  • Gastrointestinal.
  • Endocrine Function.
  • Renal, Urinary & Reproductive Function.
  • Immunologic Function, Infection Control, Universal Precautions.
  • Perioperative Concepts.
  • Sensorineural, Integumentary Function, Burn Issues. Musculoskeletal.
  • Neurologic Function.


Medical Surgical Clinical Rotation:
Please see Medical Surgical Clinical course button (on the left) or call for pricing and scheduling.

California School of Health Sciences (CSHS) is proud to offer a Certificate of Completion in Medical Surgical Nursing Training. The 36 hours clinical practicum provides the student with opportunities to integrate and apply medical surgical nursing skills and theory in clinical practice.

The practicum aim is to provide the registered nurses with clinical exposure to the essential knowledge and skills needed to perform effectively and efficiently in the medical surgical unit, so as to ensure the delivery of safe, holistic and quality care to patients in acute care setting.

Enrollment Requirements:
To attend the clinical rotation the student should have completed the theory part of the nurse refresher course provided by CSHS, in addition the student should submit a copy of:

  • Active RN or LVN license in California,
  • Valid CPR (BLS) AHA card, and
  • Physical examination and immunization records.

Course Material: Soft copy will be sent via email.

CE Hours:
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing ( Provider Number 17440), for 63 contact hours.

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Tuition $510
Registration Fees (nonrefundable) $90
Total Course Fees $600

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