CSM offers courses for inactive RNs and LPNs is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing for re-entry into active nursing practice.

Please call the Healthcare Department, at 301-934-7503, or email hth@csmd.edu for further information. 

NUR-5030 Nurse Refresher Course

This refresher course for inactive RNs and LPNs is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing for re-entry into active nursing practice. Content focuses on current nursing practice and the evolving role of nurses within a changing healthcare delivery system. Dimensions covered will include: 1) clinical processes -- patient care competencies to meet patients’ emerging psychosocial needs within a variety of healthcare settings; 2) effective communication skills -- incorporating patient and family involvement in care decisions; 3) leadership -- establishing effective team relationships and appropriate delegation and supervision of nursing interventions; 4) continuous improvement -- ongoing evaluation of care given; and 5) critical thinking -- disciplined process of skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, and synthesizing information in a variety of ways and using it as a guide to action lab skills course and a supervised clinical experience must be completed within one year to meet the Maryland Board of Nursing requirements. Textbook required. Web-based section.

Prerequisite: Maryland nursing license

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NUR-5040 Nurse Refresher Lab Skills

Are you a nurse heading back into the workforce? Need to update your clinical skills? This Maryland Board of Nursing approved course is an opportunity to practice your clinical skills before you re-enter the workforce. Gain confidence! Practice your skills in advance! Review the following skills: injections, peripheral intravenous insertion (IV), wound care, tracheostomy care, indwelling catheters, and nasogastric insertion.

Prerequisite: NUR-5030; You must complete all of the required documentation for Nurse Refresher and submit to request permission to register for this class. Once you have been granted petition you must register for this class and NUR-5050 at the same time. Students must possess an inactive MD nursing license and current CPR certification. Specific questions regarding licensure, health documents, and background investigations should be directed to Lori Proctor, Healthcare Director at 301-934-7644 or lproctor2@csmd.edu

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NUR-5050 Nurse Refresher Clinical Practicum

Obtain the clinical hours for inactive RNs and LPNs necessary to complete a Maryland Board of Nursing approved course for licensure. Nurses work with a registered nurse preceptor to update their organizational abilities and decision-making and technical skills while caring for clients in a variety of healthcare settings. These supervised clinical experiences allow nurses to gain self-confidence while managing patient care and demonstrating accountability for their own practice. The Nurse Refresher Course, NUR-5030, must be completed within the year immediately preceding NUR-5050.

Prerequisite: NUR-5030; You must complete all of the required documentation for Nurse Refresher and submit to request permission to register for this class. Once you have been granted petition you must register for this class and NUR-5040 at the same time. Students must possess an inactive MD nursing license and current CPR certification. Specific questions regarding licensure, health documents, and background investigations should be directed to Lori Proctor, Healthcare Director at 301-934-7644 or lproctor2@csmd.edu

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