Isothermal Community College

Health and Public Services

L.P.N. Refresher Certificate (C45390) course


The Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.) Refresher Certificate course is designed to provide an independent didactic review for the previously licensed practical nurse whose license has lapsed. Emphasis is placed on common medical-surgical conditions and nursing interventions, including mental health principles, pharmacological concepts, and safe clinical practice. upon completion, students will be eligible to apply for reinstatement of licensure by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

Graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to protect clients and health care personnel from health and environmental hazards
  • The ability to provide nursing care for clients that incorporates knowledge of expected stages of growth and development and prevention and/or early detection of health problems
  • The ability to provide care that assists with promotion and support of the emotional, mental, and social well-being of clients
  • The ability to assist clients with the management of health alterations
  • The ability to recall and comprehend information and concepts foundational to quality nursing practice
  • Professional behaviors with the L.P.N. Scope of Practice when applying the nursing process to delivery of client care

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 NUR107 L.P.N. Refresher Certificate (C45390) 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
Minimum General Education Hours 0
Minumum Major Hours 12
Other Required Hours 0
Total Semester Hours Credit in Program 12