Center for Health Professionals

RN Re-entry Update Course

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Class Session: RN Re-entry Update - NRS E88
Tuition: $1,135 (Textbooks Not Included)

The RN Re-entry Update course is designed for RNs with an active IL license who have been away from the clinical setting for a period of time. The course includes: current role of the nurse, nursing process, basic pharmacology, medication administration, IV, phlebotomy, documentation, quality and legal issues. The theory component is online and there is also a skills lab and clinical component. The clinical experience is done at a nearby hospital with a RN preceptor. Health requirements, criminal background check, and current CPR is required for the clinical component of the course. Required nursing texts for the course can be purchased at the Triton College bookstore.  Triton offers an online payment plan.

For Program Entry Requirements, please click HERE.

Online Instructor
Sandra Hughes, PhD, RN
Triton College
Associate Degree Nursing Faculty

Dr. Hughes is a full-time faculty member at Triton College with 13+ years of teaching experience in nursing fundamentals, mental health, medical-surgical, and nursing management and leadership. Dr. Hughes was awarded her doctoral degree from Capella University in 2007; her research focus was the influence multiple intelligences on nursing student retention. Most recently Dr. Hughes has presented workshops on Concept Mapping a Tool to Enhance Critical Thinking and Test Taking Strategies for nursing students.

Dr. Hughes developed and is currently teaching online courses in nursing leadership and management at Triton College. In addition, she has developed nursing curriculum for Capella University PhD Nursing Education specialization program and is currently teaching as an adjunct faculty for Northern Illinois Online Initiative for Nursing (NIOIN), Illinois' first online nursing program.

Clinical Instructor
Angela Satala MSN, Ed, RN,
Sigma Theta Tau Member
Triton College

Ms. Angela Satala is the coordinator of Health Learning Resource Center at Triton College. She has been teaching at Triton College for 12 years for the RN, LPN, CNA and Allied Health Programs. She has over 30 years of nursing experience.

Ms. Satala has previously worked as preceptor on medical cardiology unit, utilization review manager, nursing supervisor and wound care coordinator.

Total Course Fee: $1,135 (price does not include books)

What our students said about the program:
Overall, I would give a high evaluation for this program: I certainly was challenged, learned a lot and felt supported in the process.
A lot of thoughtful consideration went into this course. Everything was planned and coordinated.
The clinical experience was very good. I felt I could start work in a hospital after the clinical experience.
For me, this course was very helpful and I will recommend it to everybody who wants to get back into the nursing field.
The online theory is convenient because I could study in my own home.
The clinical skills lab enhanced my confidence in going back to work in a hospital.
The hospital clinical was also very helpful; my preceptors were very nice and good speakers.
I loved the flexibility of the online portion and the materials are great.
I feel this course offers everything needed to successfully re-enter into nursing.
Skills lab was a nice overview/review.
Hospital experiences were excellent.
Overall, I found the organization of the course to be an excellent review of nursing practice - both online course work and clinical skills lab and hospital.

Please call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3489.