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RN Refresher Course in Acute Care

This 6-week refresher course provides nurses with an update of both the theoretical content and clinical practice in acute care needed to return to employment in nursing.

Register early as this course has limited enrollment. In case of course cancellation, you will be notified one week prior to the course start date. Please call 508.999.9202 with any further questions.


Spring 2014 Schedule


8 Classes at the UMass Fall River campus (Room 203)

(6 Tuesdays and 2 Thursdays)

Tuesdays: April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20
Thursdays: April 17 and 24




Limited Seating


3 Skill Labs at the UMass Dartmouth campus (Dion 203)
and 1 Hospital Observation Visit

Dates: (Thursdays)

May 1, 8 and 15 



Hospital Observation Visit:

Wednesday, May 14 or Friday, May 16:
7:30am-2:30pm, St. Luke's Hospital
includes a debriefing conference at 2:00pm (professional attire required)


$1,269.00 + $30.00 Registration Fee

Content Areas (in Acute Care)

  • Infection Control
  • Diabetes
  • Pain Management 
  • Cardiac Nursing 
  • Respiratory Nursing 
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health
  • Stroke Patients 
  • Wound Care 
  • Neurologic Review 
  • Patient Advocate 
  • GI System


  • Master’s Degree or PhD-prepared    
  • Clinical specialists who are knowledgeable in all areas of their specialties   

Printable Registration Form (PDF)

Use course number WLS 301-9101. The course's official name is "RN Nursing Refresher Course."


RN Refresher Lab Photo (Spring, 2012)  Picture of RN Refresher lab group






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