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.

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 current U.S. Registered Nurse license, or a past inactive or lapsed U.S. Registered Nurse license is required to participate in this program. 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: Visit the Academic Outreach homepage for announcements on upcoming dates.

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