Isothermal Community College

Applied Sciences and Technologies

LPN refresher course


The Licensed Practical Nurse Refresher curriculum provides a refresher course for individuals previously licensed as Practical Nurses and who are ineligible for reentry into nursing practice due to a lapse in licensure for five or more years. Individuals entering this curriculum must have been previously licensed as a Practical Nurse.

Course work includes common medical-surgical conditions and nursing approaches to their management, including mental health principles, pharmacological concepts, and safe clinical nursing practice.

Graduates will be eligible to apply for reinstatement of licensure by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Employment opportunities include hospitals, long term care facilities, clinics, physicians’ offices, industry, and community health agencies.

Requiredments Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credit Hours
Required Core Course Requirement NUR 107 LPN Refresher Course 9 0 9 12
Total Required Hours 12

Course Requirements

  1. General Education. Degree programs must contain a minimum of 15 semester hours including at least one course from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, and natural sciences/mathematics.  Degree programs must contain a minimum of 6 semester hours of communications.  Diploma programs must contain a minimum of 6 semester hours of general education; 3 semester hours must be in communications. General education is optional in certificate programs. 
  2.  Major Hours. AAS, diploma, and certificate programs must include courses which offer specific job knowledge and skills. Work experience, including cooperative education, practicums, and internships, may be included in associate in applied science degrees up to a maximum of 8 semester hours of credit; in diploma programs up to a maximum of 4 semester hours of credit; and in certificate programs up to a maximum of 2 semester hours of credit.
  3.  Other Required Hours. A college may include courses to meet graduation or local employer requirements in a certificate, diploma, or associate in applied science program. These curriculum courses shall be selected from the Combined Course Library and must be approved by the System Office prior to implementation. Restricted, unique, or free elective courses may not be included as other required hours.
Total Semester Hours
  AAS Diploma Certificate
Minimum General Education Hours 15 6 0
Minumum Major Hours 49 30 12
Other Required Hours 0 - 70 0 - 4 0 - 1
Total Semester Hours Credit in Program 64 - 76 36 - 48 12 - 18