RN Refresher

Our State Board of Nursing approved courses are online, independent study courses designed with your needs in mind. Flexible formats allow you to update your nursing knowledge and skills while working within your busy schedule to get your license reinstated. No travel required!

Nurse Refresher Program Transition

Going forward, THEARI will be transitioning the Nurse Refresher programs to the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence. The Center was formally opened in 2003 with a mission to build the nursing workforce during a severe nursing shortage. Kris Wenzel, the original Executive Director of CCAHEC, and founder of the Nurse Refresher programs, was an original champion of the Center and their work. We are honored and grateful that these innovative and critical programs will live on at the Center.

Currently enrolled nurse refresher students will not experience a disruption of service during this process.

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  • For Registered Nurses whose licenses have been expired for 5+ years
  • One full year to complete
  • Interactive modules and course content
  • Pre-hospital practice scenarios and case reviews
  • Access to program staff through email, phone, or video conferencing
  • Engage with fellow students through discussion board and monthly virtual open house sessions
  • Many students eligible to complete clinical experiences and demonstrate competency through Virtually Simulated Clinicals*. Contact training@wearetheari.org for more info!

Join our efforts in Leading Change today!

*Nurses whose license has been inactive for 5-10 years may complete 100% of their requisite clinicals with simulation. Nurses whose license has been inactive for more than 10 years may complete up to 75% of their requisite clinicals with simulation.

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I have not worked as a nurse for many years. I was nervous and wondered would I still have the knowledge and the critical thinking skills needed to care for patients. Having the option of learning and practicing skills in a virtual setting was very appealing. It allayed those worries because I was able to learn and practice in a low stress and safe environment. I came away with the confidence that I could identify the problems of my patients, and properly see to their care.
Elleah Johnson - RN Refresher Student
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Read below for more information on the course or click the button to get started!

Have questions about reinstating your nursing license? Contact us at training@wearetheari.org or 720-446-8319

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