Health Continuing Education Courses

Health Continuing Education Courses

It's critical that healthcare professionals stay up to date and confident in their skills. Our continuing education courses will keep you on the cutting edge and help you provide the best care possible.

How to Register

If you’re interested in taking a class and are not seeking a degree or financial aid, no application is necessary. When you’re ready, follow our simple registration steps for course-takers.

Interested in a degree, diploma or certificate program? Check out our full program list.

Contact Information

WCTC Registration Office

College Center, Room C-019

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday

  • 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


  • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Health Continuing Education Courses

Medication Assistants*

Nurses, APRNs, Nurse Prescribers**

Medical Coding*

Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals**

Narcan Training - New!

  • Fall dates TBA

* Provides a WCTC certificate of participation
** Provides WNA CNE contact hours

Waukesha County Technical College is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

RN and LPN Refresher Program

The RN and LPN refresher program is intended for nurses who have been out of nursing practice for five years or longer and hold an active or limited nursing license in the state of Wisconsin. This program is offered beginning in mid-March to a maximum of eight students. It includes two theory and skills courses along with a clinical course.

If you are interested in applying, fill out the application form and email to Karen Boggio by January 31. Permits to register will be sent upon acceptance to the program.

Review the current RN and LPN Refresher Program health and safety requirements

510-862 Critical Thinking/Nursing Skills >

Discuss ways to develop and apply critical thinking related to the nursing process, physical assessment and skills in the Nursing Skills Lab setting. Content includes enhanced physical assessment, multiple routes of medication administration, infusion therapy, enteral and nasogastric tube management, maintenance of oxygenation and wound management. Therapeutic communication techniques, care of the older adult, documentation and the roles of the RN, LPN and UAP (unlicensed assistive personnel) will be reviewed.

  • Demonstration of competency of selected nursing skills by achieving a “satisfactory” rating is required (skills testing).
  • This course meets two days a week for three hours each class period for eight weeks (total of 48 hours). Extra time outside of class may be required for this course.

510-830 Pharmacology Review Nurse Refresher > 

Designed for nurses refreshing their pharmacology knowledge, this course includes principles of safe medication practices along with drug-specific information related to different medication classes such as anti-hypertensives, anti-infectives, hypoglyemics and others.

510-863 RN Refresher: Clinical Practice > 


510-864 LPN Refresher: Clinical Practice >

This clinical experience will be in a long-term care, rehab or sub-acute facility under the guidance and direct supervision of a nursing instructor.

  • This course is 100 hours in the clinical setting for both RNs and LPNs (25 hours per week for four weeks).
  • The clinical course begins after the completion of the critical thinking/skills courses. The clinical experience provides the returning RN/LPN the opportunity to put theory and skills into practice. Extra time during the clinical day may be required for this course.
  1. Current active/limited Wisconsin nursing license. (If license is inactive, contact the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services at 608.266.0627). License must be current at time of application.
  2. Completion of BLS (Basic Life Support) Provider course.
  3. Completion of criminal background check.
  4. Completion of health requirements through a ProHealth Works clinic (physical exam; up-to-date with immunizations; a two-step TB skin test; completed 10-panel drug screen)
  5. Review and sign the Nursing Technical Standards. You will submit this form to your faculty on the first day of class.
  6. Completion of Statement of Confidentiality, Release of Information and signature on the RN/LPN Refresher syllabus forms.
  7. Completion of WCTC Theory and Practice courses (to be taken concurrently) and Clinical course listed above.