Full course description

Who should attend?  Licensed nurses who have been out of the workforce for several years or those that want to improve clinical skills.  This is not a remedial course to re-obtain a state nursing license.

The following are included in the course fee:

Medical Surgical Nursing Textbook with Learning Package


Accreditation:  HCC is an approved provider of continuing education for nurses through FBN 50-941. This program has been approved for 103 contact hours.


Course Description:  This course updates and evaluates the skills of nurses who have not been in the workforce for several years.  Utilizing the state-of-the-art High-Fidelity Simulation Suites located at the HCC Dale Mabry Campus, this course provides enhanced clinical experiences featuring computerized medication administration and documentation, hands-on skills training, and knowledge update of nursing care.

The course begins with class orientation on the first day at the simulation center followed by 2 weeks of self-study/e-learning.  The class will then meet for 4 lecture/lab sessions and then 8 simulation sessions followed by a skills evaluation day.  The simulation sessions provide clinical skills practice that can be tailored to the needs of each student and is often more valuable than clinical hours at a hospital/medical center. 


Student Learning Outcomes:


After completion of this course, the RN should be able to:

Identify current accepted practice guidelines for the management of commonly encountered adult medical/surgical conditions in acute care, home care, and long-term care.

Apply the nursing process and demonstrate critical thinking while caring for the client experiencing medications conditions in a variety of healthcare settings.

Describe and perform the techniques used for a comprehensive health assessment of the adult patient.

Work efficiently within an electronic medical record system to capture patient information and charting.

 Identify legal and ethical dimensions of patient care responsibilities.

Identify current safe practice standards according to ANA standard of Nursing Practice and JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals.

Complete the skills validation exam with a minimum of 80% upon completion of the course.

Utilize patient data to formulate a plan involving ethics, evidenced based practice, nursing process, leadership, and resource utilization.  Prioritizes the patient plan of care.


Financial Assistance:  Need help paying for some or all of this course?  Visit our Financial Assistance Page and check out our Pre-Payment Plan.

Refunds, Cancellations & Substitutions 

Questions? Please call (813) 259-6513. We are happy to help you!