Requirements and Costs

Requirements


Students in the Nurse Refresher Program must provide proof of the following documentation TWO WEEKS PRIOR to the start date of class (not required at time of course registration).

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  • STUDENTS WHO DO NOT HAVE AN ACTIVE GA LICENSE
    Students from another state (ENDORSEMENT) or those lapsed in Georgia (REINSTATEMENT) must fill out an application with the GA Board of Nursing, prior to registering for our course. Once application has been made to the GA Board, sign the GA Board Application Verification Form for our file. KSU will send GA Board the Form A (temporary license request). GA Board will mail a Temporary License to your home address near the end of the theory portion of the course, before clinical begins.

    GA Board Application Verification Form


    If you have an ACTIVE Georgia RN License, turn in a copy of the license.   

  • STUDENTS WHO DO NOT HAVE AN ACTIVE GA LICENSE
    Students are required to complete and RETURN the Jurisprudence (Nurse Practice Act) Certificate of Completion. Information about the exam can be found at the NCSBN Learning Extension. Certificate must be in our office before course begins (it is recommended that you review the Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (Nurse Practice Act) and the Scope of Practice Decision Tree, found on the GA Board of Nursings website menu under: Laws, Rules and Policies before starting the exam).
  • Criminal Background Check/Drug Screening (required for clinical access) must be conducted by vendor, designated by the WellStar College RN Refresher Program. Dismissal from the program may result if student is not capable of meeting clinical agency requirements for criminal background check and/or is found to have a positive drug screen. Those with background issues need to contact us prior to registration for advisement on obtaining required temporary license. Previous criminal conviction may prevent admission into the course.

    instructions

    For school, select Kennesaw State University – School of Nursing
    (DO NOT SELECT CONTINUING EDUCATION OR NP) 

  • REQUIRED through the American Heart Association, BLS for Healthcare Providers (no exceptions). 

    American Heart Association Class Schedules

    Turn in copy of CPR card, front and back, with your signature. Must be current through the end of clinical rotation.

  • Submit an official MEMORANDUM or CERTIFICATE (on‐line confirmation not acceptable).  

    Limits of Liability must be at least $1,000,000/$4,000,000. 

    www.nso.com or www.proliability.com or another provider of your choice. 

    Purchase for Registered Nurse, not student nurse.

    Instructions for Malpractice Insurance

    Sample NSO Certificate

    Sample S&S Memorandum

  • Submit copy of Health Insurance Card – front and back

    Although health insurance is required, if the student's circumstances do not permit them to have health insurance, KSU will allow the student to sign a waiver of liability.

  • Print and complete the Authorization for Release of Records and Information form

    Authorization for Release of Records and Information

    Sign and date (include the year) pages two and four

  • See above STUDENT CHECKLIST OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR CLINICAL for detailed instructions and specific required documentation for Health Records.

    • Nurse Refresher Physical Form
    • Two-Step PPD
    • Tetanus Immunization
    • Proof of MMR Immunity
    • Proof of Varicella Immunity
    • Proof of Hepatitis Immunity
    • FLU Vaccine 
  • For admission and progression, an applicant in the Refresher Program must have abilities and skills according to standards listed

    core performance standards
  • International nurses educated outside the U.S. must submit acceptable scores: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 79 IBT (internet based), 540 PBT (paper based), 207 CBT (computer based) OR IELTS 6.5 (International English Language Testing System)


Costs


Program Tuition

Online Course Fee: $1695
On Campus Course Fee: $1395

Textbooks

Required

  • Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing (latest edition). Authors: Hinkle and Cheever. Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

Optional

  • Henke's Med-Math: Dosage Calculation, Preparation & Administration. Susan Buchholz, (latest ed.) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Dosage Calculation: A Ration-Proportion Approach. Pickar, G. and Pickar-Abernathy, A. (latest ed.) Cengage Learning.
  • Diagnostics:  Mosby’s Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests Reference. Pagana K and Pagana T., (latest ed.) Mosby, Elsevier Science.
  • Drug Reference: Davis' Drug Guide. Deglin, Vallerand, & Russis,(latest ed.) F.A. Davis.
  • IV Medications: Intravenous Medications. Gahart, B., (latest ed), C.V. Mosby.

Prices vary depending on purchase options — new, used, rented, etc.

Uniform

$50–60
(Do not purchase scrubs until you receive your clinical assignment;
facility determines what you must purchase)

Criminal Background Check/Drug Screening

$78.50

Malpractice Insurance

Approximately $100

 


ALL COSTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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