Registered Nurse Refresher Course

The Registered Nurse Refresher Course is designed to update knowledge and skills allowing the inactive registered nurse to meet state-mandated requirements and resume a professional nursing career in North Carolina. This course also meets continuing competence requirements for the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

The student will become acquainted with new technologies and skills, as well as receive a review and update of previously learned knowledge and skills. They will be exposed to current nursing concepts and safe nursing practice. Critical thinking is a major component of the program.

The course is hybrid in format. There is online theory work, all day class meetings on Fridays, and and 120 hours of clinical preceptorship.

Additional Information:

Charges/costs throughout course:

  • Criminal background check ($40-$50)
  • Urine Drug Screen ($35)
  • Uniforms for clinical
  • Textbook is required and is available at the SCC Bookstores


  • Driver’s license
  • Social Security Card
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Proof of past (or current) RN license from a US state or territory

Total hours: 244

The registration fee for the course is $205.50 and is due in full at the time of registration.

For registration assistance, please contact the Eagle's OneStop at 704-991-0123.

Please call Dana Craven at (704) 991-0342 or for additional information.

RN Refresher Handbook

RN Refresher Syllabus