George Mason University
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George Mason University

RN Return to Practice


Course Credit: 15 CEUs

Course Description: The Return to Practice Course is a comprehensive program designed for the licensed registered nurse (RN) returning to clinical practice. This course provides a review of concepts in pathophysiology, physical assessment, pharmacology, and nursing skills and technologies.  The clinical component focuses on care of culturally-diverse adult medical-surgical patients. Classroom instruction, technology and skills laboratory, and clinical experiences are utilized to provide this course. 

Attendance Requirement: Students must be able to attend all on-campus classes and off-site clinical sessions to complete the program — no exceptions can be accommodated or partial CE credit given.

Cost: $2,000.00 Full payment is due at Registration.

Payment can be made by MasterCard or Visa. No email registrations/payments are accepted.

Course Dates:  Lecture and laboratory:  Saturday/Sunday November 17 & 18, December 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 2018.  Clinical:  Saturday/Sunday January 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 2019.

Class Size: For this session, 24 clinical spots are available.  A minimum of eight students will be required to hold the class. Academic Outreach reserves the right to cancel the course if the minimum student enrollment is not met.

Classes: Mason Fairfax Campus, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Parking information, course syllabus, and other information will be provided after registration.

Clinical Sessions: Held at Inova Fair Oaks and Alexandria Hospitals, 6:30 am – 4:00 pm.  Assignment and additional information will be provided after registration.

Pre-Course Requirements: A criminal background check, negative drug screen, and current immunizations must be verified prior to the beginning of the first clinical session. Failure to successfully complete the pre-course requirements will prevent clinical placement.

Upcoming Schedule: We are currently working with our clinical agency partners to schedule the next Return to Practice course in March and April.  Information will be posted as soon as the clinical dates are confirmed.

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