Visit the schedule page for a list of admission & Recruitment Dates and times

LPN Refresher

LPN Refresher Course

nurse_cap2

With the economy as it is today, the Delaware Skills Center LPN Refresher Course offers an opportunity for the Practical Nurse with an inactive license to prepare to return to the work field and begin to earn an income once again. This innovative course offers the latest and most updated information the LPN needs to know to practice safely.

Course Overview:

The Delaware Skills Center feels the Practical Nurse is a valued member of the health care team. The LPN Refresher Course offers the Practical Nurse with an inactive license the opportunity to once again be prepared to enter the workforce and for the demands of the Practical Nurse today.
The course is approved by the Delaware Board of Nursing and is open to all residents living in Delaware. With completion of this course, the Practical Nurse will take the first steps to enter the workforce once again by applying to the Delaware Board of Nursing to re-activate his or her license.

Requirements for Registration:

• Submit an on-line application
• Submit resume
• Possess a state of Delaware Driver’s license
• Be a Delaware Resident
• Provide proof of graduation from an approved LPN Course
• LPN license in good standing prior to going to inactive status


Requirements for Testing:

  • Submit the day of testing a one page typed paper regarding goals for attending this course
  • Arrive early for the testing session ( takes about 4 hours)
  • Bring Driver’s license, another form of identification and your social security card ( if you do not have a copy of your card, you may request a duplicate from the social security administration and bring the letter from the social security office that you applied for the duplicate card
  • Bring two number two pencils for the paper test

Requirements for an Interview:

  • Favorable score on the entrance examination ( at or above the national average)
  • Arrive early for the interview
  • Bring two number two pencils for the paper test
  • Bring the entrance results

Admission Process

  1. Favorable interview
  2. Verification license in good standing prior to going inactive
  3. Complete 9-panel drug screening $55
  4. Negative drug screening
  5. Complete the criminal background check with the State Police which is a State and federal investigation for $ 69 payable at the time of the criminal background –information will be provided. This is required for all clinical Rotations.
  6. Negative criminal background
  7. Completion of adult and child abuse registries
  8. Not listed on the adult and or child abuse registry
  9. Submission of American Heart Association- Healthcare Provider CPR (includes AED And infant and child) Locations provided to the candidate: Christiana Care and St Francis Hospital
  10. Submission of record of immunizations
  11. Submission of current PPD (within last 6 months) or negative CXR
  12. Submission of a statement from physician for clearance for the clinical practicum
  13. Submission of $186 in the form of money order or certified check made payable to the Delaware Skills Center

Orientation Session

There will be one orientation session prior to the first day of class. The purpose of this session is to collect all of the required documents, provide a schedule, and discuss policies and procedures for the LPN Refresher Course.

Course Completion

  • Satisfactory completion of the theory component (80 %)
  • Completion and submission of all homework and self- learning activities
  • Submission of all clinical practicum documents
  • Satisfactory score on the Final Examination (80%)
  • Satisfactory completion of the clinical practicum (80%)
  • Submission of an updated resume
  • Course evaluation
  • Certificate of completion will be issued
  • Letter submitted to the Delaware Board of Nursing

Cost

The costs of the course are kept to the very minimum for the LPN Refresher course. There are three costs which are required for the clinical rotations and completion of license renewal

  • Tuition – $0.00
  • License Renewal – $186.00
  • Drug Screening – $55.00
  • FBI / SBI Background Check – $138.00

(Two checks required)
- 1 for clinical
-1 for Re-licensing

Total: $379.00


Schedule:
Recruitment Session 1: July 8, 9, 10, 2014 Promptly at 8:30 am
Course Schedule: August 25, 2014 – October 17, 2014 Class time: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Recruitment Session 2 September 3, 2014 Promptly at 8:30 am
Course Schedule: October 27, 2014 – December 23, 2014 Class time: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Recruitment Session 3: November 5, 2014 Promptly at 8:30 am
Course Schedule: January 12, 2015 – March 6, 2015
Class time: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m
Monday – Friday
Recruitment Session 4: January 21, 2015
Class time: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m
Monday – Friday
Course Schedule: March 23, 2015 – May 21, 2015
Class time: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m
Monday – Friday

(Click Here To Complete an Application)

Classes meet Monday through Friday for a little over 3 weeks in the classroom at the Delaware Skills Center from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm.   When in the clinical setting, the hours are 6:30 am until 3:00 pm.   You will be provided with a schedule.


Curriculum

  • Theory or classroom
  • Clinical laboratory
  • Outside Clinical rotations

Student Health

Students are advised to maintain good health practices not only while attending the LPN Refresher course but also while practicing as an LPN.
Records of immunizations and a statement from your Physician is required and again this information is provided to the clinical facilities. The immunizations are discussed in the student handbook. Additionally, while attending the LPN Refresher course, the student should seek medical treatment as is warranted.
Additional Course Information
Class time: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
(To view Business Partners who work with our Medical Assistant students for job shadowing, clinical experience, and have hired our students please visit the links page.