Office of Academic Outreach
RN Return to Practice
Course Credit: 15 CEUs
Course Description: A comprehensive program designed for the licensed professional nurse returning to clinical practice. The course will integrate contemporary concepts in pathophysiology, physical assessment, and pharmacology to the care of culturally diverse adult medical surgical patients during classroom, online, and clinical experiences.
Cost: $1,800.00 Full payment is due at Registration.
Payment can be made by check, MasterCard or Visa. Registration form and payment must be faxed or mailed to the Office of Professional Education. No email registrations/payments are accepted.
NOTES: Registration is a 2 part process. First, register for the course by downloading and submitting the appropriate form for the class you wish to take:
Once registered for the course, contract with Certified Background to complete the pre-course requirements.
The Office of Academic Outreach offers the RN Return to Practice course as a continuing education opportunity. This course does not guarantee job placement or employment.
Refund Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, to receive a refund we must receive your written request for cancellation no less than seven business days prior to the course start date. A $160 processing fee will be charged. Refunds may take several weeks to process depending on your method of payment. Checks may take up to six weeks since refunds are cut through the Commonwealth of Virginia. Payments will be refunded to the person/company that issued the original check to George Mason University. Processing of refunds to debit or credit cards will vary based on your financial institution.
Pre-Course Requirements: After registering for the course, review the pre-course, clinical requirements located at the link on the right side of this page. All required documentation must be submitted to Certified Background two weeks before the first class. Failure to successfully complete the pre-course requirements will prevent clinical placement.
Class size: A minimum of 8 students will be required to hold the class. The Office of Academic Outreach reserves the right to cancel any course not reaching the minimum student enrollment. The class is limited to a maximum of 16.
Classes: GMU Fairfax Campus, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Parking is available in campus parking decks for a daily fee of $14.00.
Clinicals: Virginia Hospital Center, 6:30 am – 4:00 pm
Course Dates: List of class and clinical dates for each course can be found on Upcoming Classes page.
Attendance Policy: To receive a certificate, a 75% or better attendance record must be achieved. Certificates of completion may take up to two weeks or longer to process once your program has concluded.