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Registered Nurse Refresher Program (RNRP)

The Registered Nurse Refresher Program (RNRP) is designed to address the learning needs and skills development of the registered nurse (RN) who wishes to return to clinical practice. It is a service provided by the Faculty Development Department of the LSUHSC School of Nursing.

Prior to entry into the organized program of study, the RNRP applicant will meet with a LSUHSC School of Nursing faculty member for an interview and content assessment. The applicant and the instructor will plan and contract for a course of study based on the individual's specific career goals. Included in this course of study is a mutually agreed upon time frame.

In keeping with the philosophy of the LSUHSC School of Nursing, this learning opportunity is a planned and organized experience which will augment knowledge, skills and attitudes in preparation for the learner to return to the practice of nursing. Faculty will act as facilitators in RNRP and focus in identifying media and content while the learner is responsible for his/her own learning. This means the learner will actively participate in establishing specific goals and learning methods as well as be self directed in scheduling appointments and adhering to time guidelines.

The Individually Guided Remediation Opportunity program in not intended to prepare graduates for the RN-NCLEX, therefore the successful completion of RNRP will not guarantee the successful completion the RN-NCLEX. Graduates of nursing education programs who seek that type of assistance will be referred to one of the many state board preparation courses that are available in the community several times a year.

An initial, onetime, non-refundable fee of $80.00 will be charged for the interview and assessment. Additional fees are based on individual modules and on the estimated one-to-one faculty time required to complete the module. Fees can be paid at the beginning of the course or on a per module basis at the beginning of each module.

For more information, please contact:

Alicia Dean, RN, MSN, CNS, APRN
504-568-4202
NSRNRP@lsuhsc.edu