Fall 2021 Semester Nursing-Continuing Education
Registered Nurse Competency Refresher Course
Course Number: NCE-150 (#97813) - This course is cancelled for Fall 2021
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; 08/23/21 – 12/11/21
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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.
Communication Skills and Information Management a. The student will utilize communication skills for assessments and interactions related to the healthcare industry.
Thinking and Reasoning, and Life skills. a. The student will be able to apply clinical reasoning and judgment in the area of acute care patients.
Careers, Civic Responsibility, and Diversity. a. 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-150, the student will receive a certificate of completion.
Questions? Contact: Lisa Carriger, Health Sciences Department Chair; (714)564-6824;
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*This class will be conducted through remote instruction with on-campus skills practice and testing with appropriate social distancing and personal protective equipment on specific Fridays with times to be arranged. Students are required to have access to the Internet and have a device with camera and microphone. Students are expected to log onto Canvas for online live streaming sessions during days and times to be arranged. Students are required to logon to Canvas on the first day of class (Friday, August 23rd)