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