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New offering for Spring 2019 Semester in Nursing-Continuing Education

Registered Nurse Competency Refresher Course

Course Number: NCE-198 (#68501)

Units: 3 semester units (30 continuing education contact hours; BRN Provider #CEP173)

Cost: Standard community college fees apply (see the Santa Ana College webpage for details)

Day: Fridays; February 22nd – June 7th

Hours: 12 noon to 17:30

Grading: Pass or No Pass

Prerequisite: Successful completion of a California BRN-approved Registered Nursing Program or approval of Associate Dean of Health Sciences

Course Description: Nursing Continuing Education Course focusing on RN graduates who have been unable to find employment in the acute care setting and/or refresher RNs. This course will enhance both the recently graduated RN's and refresher RN's knowledge, skills, marketability, and confidence necessary for employment. The course will have three components: 1) Classroom theory 36 hours, 2) Simulation 20 hours, and 3) Skills practice and competency testing 34 hours.

Expected Outcomes:

  1. Communication Skills and Information Management
    1. The student will utilize communication skills for assessments and interactions related to the healthcare industry.
  2. Thinking and Reasoning, and Life skills.
    1. The student will be able to apply clinical reasoning and judgement in the area of acute care patients.
  3. Careers, Civic Responsibility, and Diversity.
    1. The students will further advance their knowledge, skills and abilities to function as a medical/surgical nurse in the acute care setting.

After successful completion of NCE-198, the student will receive a certificate of completion.

Apply to SAC:

Questions? Contact: Dale Mixer, Health Sciences Department Chair; (714)564-6823;

For a printable pdf of this information click here




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