Registered Nurse Refresher Program
Module 1: Nursing in Idaho Today
Legal aspects of nursing practice, accountability, and responsibility to clients and employers, professional standards, trends and issues in education, expanding roles and practice.
Module 2: Basic Skills Checklist A pre-work assessment of basic nursing skills to assist the nurse in determining learning needs.
Module 3: Patient Assessment Nursing examination and evaluation of patient’s physical and psychosocial status.
Module 4: Nursing Care Plans and Documentation Nursing histories, care plans, problem-oriented recording, nursing audits.
Module 5: Diagnostic Tests Update on laboratory testing techniques, patient preparation, and results.
Module 6: Intravenous Therapy Venipuncture techniques, fluid and electrolyte review, I.V. solutions and equipment, nursing care.
Module 7: Pharmacology Drug therapy, drug category review, preparation and administration, nursing role, legal aspects.
Suggested Text for the RN Refresher Course
The RN Refresher course suggests the purchase of the text, Lippincott Manual Of Nursing Practice by Sandra M. Nettina. The 9th Edition can be utilized for this course. These books are available in bookstores or can be purchased online.
If you have questions, please contact the Nurse Refresher Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Karin Iuliano, Program Coordinator at (office) (208) 367-1171.