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Nurse Refresher Course
CEU 0307  01
June 2 - September 15, 2014

Casper College first in Wyoming to offer refresher course

A self-study nursing refresher course for nurses who have been out of the field for a while or whose license is inactive or has lapsed is being offered for the first time in Wyoming at Casper College beginning Monday, June 2, 2014. The online course will run through Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, and is open to anyone in the state of Wyoming.

“We worked hard to get this course approved by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing,” said Jenn Pepple, workforce-training specialist at Casper College. The course, “Nursing Refresher” (CEU 0307 01), “ is a self-study refresher class developed to help registered nurses review and update their nursing knowledge and skills,” Pepple said. The class, which consists of 120 online class hours, is taught by Davina Drazick, nurse educator, and includes 80 hours of supervised clinical experience.

The cost for the class, which is limited to 10 students, is $925 person and includes the seventh edition of “Fundamentals of Nursing” textbook. Those successfully completing the course will receive 20 continuing education units. According to Pepple grant funding is available for the class to “the long-term unemployed, veterans, and the underemployed thanks to a recently received H1-B Wyoming Health Care Solutions Grant provided by the Department of Labor and the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.”

For more information on “Nursing Refresher” contact Pepple at 307-268-3060, or 1-800-442-2963, ext. 3060.



IV Certification Course: Basic Intravenous Therapy
CEU 0306   Sec. 70
June 28 and 29, 2014

The Wyoming State Board of Nursing requires all LPNs licensed in the state of Wyoming to recertify every two years. “’Basic Intravenous Therapy’ has been developed utilizing a Wyoming State Board of Nursing approved curriculum and will keep nurses up to date on the latest trends,” said Davina Drazick,” nurse educator.

The two-day class will cover topics such as anatomy and physiology; fluids and electrolytes; starting, maintaining, and discontinuing IV therapy; calculation of flow rates; complications of IV therapy; pharmacology; infection prevention; practice IV placement, priming tubing, advantage bags, calculations; and much more.

The class is limited to 15 participants and proof of licensure is required to be admitted. “All participants will have completed the course after attending two days of class, passing a final exam with a score of at least 80 percent, participating in 16 hours of clinical time, and successfully starting three IVs in the clinical setting,” Drazick said.

The cost to attend the two-day training is $340 per person, which also includes the textbook, “IV Therapy Made Incredibly Easy.” “Thanks to the our recently received H-1B Wyoming Health Care Solutions Grant, we are also able to offer grant funding for this class to the long-term unemployed, veterans, and underemployed,” said Jenn Pepple, workforce training specialist at Casper College.

To register or for more information contact Pepple, workforce training specialist, at Casper College at 307-268-3060, 1-800-442-2963, ext. 3060.

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