Registered Nurse Refresher

Registered Nurse Refresher

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AZ registered nursing license renewal, RN refresher courseRN Refresher Program

The GateWay Registered Nurse Refresher (NUR295) course is is a face-to-face course on campus with some required learning assignments conducted online. The RN Refresher program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. The program is available to registered nurses for the purpose of review and update of nursing theory and practice.

Please be sure to read the Registered Nurse Refresher Information Packet located under Program Links to the right in order to ensure you qualify for the program. Those enrolled in NUR295 must also take NUR292, Overview of Current Nursing Principles and Practice Across the Lifespan; this class is a core requisite.

The NUR295 – Registered Nurse Refresher Course is offered in the Fall. Please download our RN Refresher Information Packet located under Program Links to the right to view all the requirements of the course.

If you would like to request additional information, please be sure to submit an online form by clicking the Request More Information button below. We will contact you and answer any questions you have regarding college enrollment and course registration.

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Fall Classes Start: August 2018*

*Please keep in mind that it may take several weeks to renew your fingerprint card, background check, immunizations and complete your temporary license before enrolling. Classroom and class times vary, please check the Maricopa Schedule for up-to-date information.


GateWay helps you bridge the gap between your classes and clinical practice by placing you with highly-trained preceptors.

Course Description

Update of current principles of nursing theory and practice for registered nurses. Didactic instruction meets all Arizona State Board of Nursing requirements: nursing process and patient centered care; pharmacology, medication calculation, and medication administration; communication; critical thinking, clinical decision making and evidence-based practice; delegation, management, and leadership; working with interdisciplinary teams; meeting psychological and physiological needs of adult clients with medical-surgical conditions; ethics; documentation including electronic health records; informatics; and quality improvement. Concentrated preceptorship experience under the supervision of a registered nurse with faculty guidance. Individualized teaching and learning opportunities to build confidence, competence and an increased level of independent functioning. Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor. Core requisites: NUR295 Lab Course & NUR292 Overview of Current Nursing Principles and Practice Across the Lifespan. 

Contact Us
Jeanette Peterson M.S.N, RN, CNE, CHSE, VA-BC
Program Director, Nursing Continuing Education
(602) 286-8484
Rebecca Zagrodzky
Administrative Assistant I, Nursing Continuing Education
(602) 286-8544