Program Requirements

What is required for program completion?
  • Completion of two program components:

  1. 40 hours of didactic, self-study modules which must be completed within 2 weeks of the date issued 

  2. A minimum of 160 hours of supervised clinical practice completed over the course of 1-3 months

  • ​The 40 hours of self-study modules must be completed before beginning the 160 hours of supervised clinical nursing practice.

  • Before the supervised clinical nursing practice begins, the applicant must provide documentation of the following to the RN Re-entry Coordinator:

    • a physical examination within the past 6 months indicating a good state of health

    • a PPD skin test or chest x-ray, as appropriate, within the past 12 months (some facilities may require two PPDs or proof of a negative PPD for 2 consecutive years)

    • a tetanus/diptheria booster within the past 10 years

    • a completed hepatitis B immunization series

    • immunization for MMR (or rubella-titer), polio, DPT, and varicella virus

    • American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare Providers certification

    • active malpractice liability insurance ($1,000,000 each incident; $3,000,000 aggregate)

    • active accidental health insurance (medical coverage)

This is a list of basic program requirements. There may be other requirements for securing an agreement with a new clinical facility.

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329 Oak Street, Suite 101 | Gainesville, GA 30501 | Tel: 770-219-8130

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