Nurse Re-Entry

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Successful Graduates may be Certified as:
Verification of Completion to the Texas Board of Nursing

Renew your Nursing Career!

Are you a licensed nurse who has been away from the clinical setting? Are you seeking to have your Texas license reinstated or are you from out of state and need to meet the Texas licensing requirements? Austin Community College can help. Our three course refresher series for RN's and LVN's will provide you with the necessary skills and system reviews required by the Texas Board of Nursing for successful reinstatement of a Texas nursing license.

A Straightforward Program

The path to successful reinstatement includes three courses. We offer a 128 hour didactic course, a 16 hour skills lab, and an 80 hour nursing preceptorship. (The skills lab should be taken concurrently with the didactic course.) Your nursing preceptorship will typically be taken the semester following completion of the didactic course. Our program has been designed to meet each of the objectives established by the Texas Board of Nursing for reinstatement including:

  • Review of the Texas Nurse Practice Act
  • Determination of Individual Scope of Practice
  • Review of the Nursing Process
  • Pharmacology Review
  • Medication Administration
  • Documentation, Quality Assurance, and Legal Implications for Nursing Practice
  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certificate
  • Supervised Preceptorship Providing Direct Patient Care

Program candidates should note that CPR is not included in this program. CPR is required by the Board of Nursing and must be completed prior to the preceptorship.

Get Started Now!

If you're ready to get started on the road to reinstating your nursing license, contact our program coordinator for more details. The pathway to reinstatement is clear. Let ACC help you meet this important professional milestone today!

Program Information

Estimated Tuition
Time Commitment
4 - 8 Months
8 - 16 Hours / Week

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