RN Refresher Program

Thank you for your interest in the Red Rocks RN Refresher program. The program has been updated in order to provide the most current nursing information and with greater scheduling flexibility.

The RN Refresher program at Red Rocks is designed for registered nurses who want to return to the practice of nursing but need a refresher. The RN Refresher course is designed for the RN whose situation is described in one of the categories listed below.

  • The nurse who took a break from nursing and wishes to return to the field
  • The nurse who became an RN but never worked in nursing
  • The nurse who has a nursing license that has lapsed or expired
  • The nurse who has received a mandate from the Colorado Board of Nursing to successfully complete an RN Refresher course

The certificate is designed to be completed in one semester and classes are held at the RRCC Arvada Campus. The courses are delivered in a hybrid format which consist of online and classroom learning that include theory, lab practice, simulations and clinical hours at a hospital and long term care facility. Successful completion awards the nurse a certificate of completion which demonstrates readiness for employment. 

Please note that students must complete an RRCC general admission application in addition to the RN Refresher certificate application. The process and deadlines are as follows:

Fall Semester:

March-April

May

July

August

1. Apply for admission to RRCC by April 15th.  Apply on-line at http://www.rrcc.edu/admissions
and
2. Apply to the RN Refresher program by April 15th.
         Application Form 

Students notified of decision to admit by May 15th.
(RRCC Staff will register students for RN Refresher classes once notified.)

Required documents due by July 1st.

Fall term begins late August.

Spring Semester:

September

October

November

January

1. Apply for admission to RRCC by September 31st.  Apply on-line at http://www.rrcc.edu/admissions
and
2. Apply to the RN Refresher program by September 31st.
          Application Form 

Students notified of decision to admit by October 31st.
(RRCC Staff will register students for RN Refresher classes once notified.)

Required documents due by November 30th.

Spring term begins mid- January.

To learn more about the RN Refresher program or its requirements, please contact Chryste Weitzel at Chryste.Weitzel@rrcc.edu or 303.914.6063 or Jennifer Bresnahan at Jennifer.Bresnahan@rrcc.edu or 303.914.6081.


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