Full course description


HCC Dale Mabry Campus
4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd
Tampa, FL 33614

Room: DTECH 301

Dates:  October 12, 2017 - December 12, 2017

Days: Orientation on 10/12, then 2 weeks of self-study.  In-person classes begin on 10/26 and are held on Tuesday's and Thursdays from 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Who should attend?  Licensed Registered 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.

Fee:  $1299

The following are included in the course fee:

Medical Surgical Nursing Textbook with Learning Package


Simulation training

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) 259-6512. We are happy to help you!