Notes: Please make sure you have contacted the Board of Nursing and receivd your letter stating that you need to attend a refresher course.
Three mandatory on-site sessions at Clayton State University: TBA
During this session the instructor will work with you to start your Form A for the BoN. Self-paced study is conducted for the next eight weeks with email access to the instructor.
First Session: October 5, 2019, 9:00 AM-12:00PM
Midterm Check-In: October 12, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Final exam: October 19, 2019 9:00AM - 10:00 AM
Simulation lab: October 26, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bring a sack lunch this day.
Title: RN ReEntry Certificate Program
Instructor/RN ReEntry Coordinator: Carmen V. Harrison, PhD, RNC
Target Audience: This course is designed to meet the educational needs of the Registered Nurse (RN) who:
Has been clinically inactive for four or more years and desires to reenter the nursing workforce
Has an active nursing license in another state but needs to complete a Board-approved reentry program to apply for a Georgia (GA) license
Has an active GA nursing license but has been out of clinical practice and wishes to refresh her/his nursing knowledge and skills for a successful transition into the clinical setting
Eligibility Requirements: It is the your responsibility to contact the Board of Nursing prior to enrollment to ensure eligibility for reinstatement. Legal issues, disciplinary actions, a background check with misdemeanors/felonies, or any health issues which may preclude clinical in an acute care setting should be discussed with the Board of Nursing before enrolling in this course. You are encouraged to ensure that all Board of Nursing requirements are addressed prior to enrolling. You may contact the Georgia Registered Nurses Professional Licensing Board at 478-207-2440 or visit the Georgia Board of Nursing website at http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/45.
Upon completing the ReEntry program application online, a letter will be mailed to you from the Board of Nursing stating if you qualify for the RN ReEntry Program.
This letter from the Board of Nursing must be submitted to Clayton State Continuing and Professional Education Department prior to registering for the program.
Georgia Board of Nursing Required Forms for RN ReEntry Certificate Program:
Application for Licensure: You must submit the appropriate completed application as mentioned above (licensure by reinstatement or licensure by endorsement) to the Georgia Board of Nursing and provide the RN ReEntry Program Coordinator a copy of the letter stating the learner is eligible for a RN ReEntry Program.
ReEntry Application (Form A): Upon starting the RN ReEntry Certificate Program, the ReEntry Instructor will complete Form A and submit to the Georgia Board of Nursing. *Please note that the Board of Nursing requires the name of the preceptor, RN preceptor's license number, clinical location and clinical dates on Form A. Once approved by the Board, a temporary reentry permit will be issued. The temporary license is valid for six months. You can ONLY use the RN temporary permit to attend clinicals.
Certificate of Completion of ReEntry Program (Form B): When you have satisfactorily completed 40 hours of study and 160 hours of supervised practice, the ReEntry Instructor will submit Form B to the Georgia Board of Nursing to verify completion of the program. Note: If the you do not begin or complete the reentry program, the Board must be notified in writing and the temporary permit must be returned immediately to the Board office.
Preceptor Certification for ReEntry Nurse (Form C): Each Preceptor must complete Form C to be returned to the RN ReEntry Program Coordinator/Instructor notarized. The RN ReEntry Program Coordinator/Instructor will submit both Forms B and C to the Georgia Board of Nursing after completion of the Reentry Program.
The Board of Nursing will then issue you a permanent RN license based upon successful completion of the program.
Jurispurdence Exam: The Jurisprudence Exam is required by the Board of Nursing.
Information regarding the exam can be found at https://learningext.com. There is a nominal fee required by the Board of Nursing. See website for details. *Prior to taking the Exam online, please review the Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (Nurse Practice Act) and the Scope of Practice Decision Tree, which can be found on the Georgia Board of Nursing's website.
Please print the completion certificate and send to the RN ReEntry Coordinator via email prior to completing the 160 hours of clinical experience.
Prior to beginning of hospital orientation and supervised nursing practice, you must provide documentation of:
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider Certification from the American Heart Association
Current immunizations (Please submit using Clayton State's Immunization Form)
Negative drug screen and background check (most hospitals require AdvantageStudent - do not do this ahead of time)
Georgia registered nurse or temporary nursing license obtained from the Georgia Board of Nursing
Satisfactory completion of physical examination (within the last 6 months) indicating a good state of health (Please submit using Clayton State's Physical Examination Form)
Learner Course Materials: Textbooks are recommended, but not required
Perry, A. G., Potter. P. A., & Ostendorf, W. R. (2013). Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
Equipment: You must have access to a laptop/desktop computer with Windows Operating System and the internet.
Course Description: The focus of this course is to expand your registered nurse knowledge and skills by applying information related to new technology, common health illnesses, effective interventions, current nursing trends, and legalities to previously acquired formal education and skills competency. The 40-hour theory portion of the course is followed by a 160-hour supervised clinical component in an acute care setting. You are required to complete all components of this course to reinstate your license with the Georgia Board of Nursing.
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
Discuss current accepted practice guidelines for the management of commonly encountered adult conditions in the acute care environment.
Analyze and interpret legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities in nursing practice.
Identify normal versus abnormal assessment findings in adult patients.
Manage the clinical care of adult patients utilizing the nursing process as a critical thinking framework.
Apply knowledge of actions, side effects and nursing implications of medications commonly used in the acute care setting.
Develop a plan of care prioritizing nursing interventions to meet patient expected outcomes.
Teaching and Assessment Methodology: Methodology includes PowerPoint presentations, lectures, discussions, case studies, and simulation
Assessment includes a comprehensive final exam.
Criteria for Successful Completion:
Attendance - In order to earn the Registered Nurse (RN) ReEntry Program Certificate from Clayton State University Continuing and Professional Education, learners are required to attend all scheduled class sessions. There are three scheduled class sessions, held on-campus on Saturdays. Specific dates and times will be posted on website well in advance of program.
The following methods will be used to evaluate student performance and the effectiveness of the Registered Nurse (RN) ReEntry Program:
Comprehensive final exam: The comprehensive final exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. A score of 75% or better must be achieved with a maximum of three attempts.
Preceptor evaluation of learner performance: Preceptors will complete an evaluation questionnaire after 80 hours and 160 hours of supervised nursing practice using a 5-point rating scale; a combined mean of 2.5 is required in order to receive a passing grade for the course. Periodic assessment of progress throughout the course/preceptorship provides the learner with a basis for identifying and meeting course objectives.
The following methods are used to evaluate the effectivenss of the RN ReEntry:
Course evaluation: Learners will complete an evaluation questionnaire using a 5-point rating scale.
Time required to successfully deliver this course: 40 hours classroom (+160 hours practicum)
CEUs to be awarded: 20.0
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