RN Refresher Program

Thank you for your interest in the Red Rocks RN Refresher program. The program has been updated in order to provide you the most current nursing information and with greater scheduling flexibility.

The RN Refresher program at Red Rocks is designed for registered nurses who want to return to the practice of nursing but need a refresher. The RN Refresher course is designed for the RN whose situation is described in one of the categories listed below.

  • The nurse who took a break from nursing and wishes to return to the field
  • The nurse who became an RN but never worked in nursing
  • The nurse who has a nursing license that has lapsed or expired
  • The nurse who has received a mandate from the Colorado Board of Nursing to successfully complete an RN Refresher course

The program is designed to be completed in one semester and takes place at the RRCC Arvada campus. The course will be delivered in a flexible manner which includes theory, lab practice, simulations and clinical days at a hospital site. Successful completion of the course awards the nurse a certificate of completion which demonstrates readiness for employment. 

Please note that there is an RN Refresher Application process and the deadlines are as follows:

September 30, 2014

1. Apply for admission to RRCC by 9/30/14. Apply on-line at http://www.rrcc.edu/admissions


2. Apply to the RN Refresher program by 9/30/14      (applicationPDF


Students notified of decision to admit by mid-October

Novembe 3, 2014

Register for classes

Novembe 30, 2014

Required documents due by 11/30/14

Januar 2015

Spring term begins

To learn more about the RN Refresher program or its requirements, please contact Chryste Weitzel at Chryste.Weitzel@rrcc.edu or 303.914.6063.