Nursing Continuing Education

Wherever you are in your nursing career, College of DuPage offers quality continuing education to support your goals. Whether you are new to nursing, actively practicing, a nurse educator or returning to active practice, choose from a wide range of stimulating topics taught by content experts in the field. 

Continuing Education for Those in Active Practice
Get updated on topics you know or expand your knowledge base. Several classes award contact hours.

Healthcare Products
Explore our popular healthcare products including games and books for review – or for the staff nurse or educator. We recommend Teaching Nursing: The Art and Science. These books can be purchased through the Follett College of DuPage Bookstore.

What Our Students Say
"I found the RN Refresher course content to be impressively thorough and rigorous. The instructor, Sally Strong, was knowledgeable, fair, helpful and respectful. The course schedule fit in well with my schedule as a busy mom. In fact, it gave me the confidence boost that I needed that led to two job offers. Overall, I was extremely pleased and would highly recommend it to any RN in the area who wants to return to practice."   —Monica Jaudes, RN Refresher student 

Upcoming Course

Train the Trainer:
Certified Nurse Aide Instructor Course
for RNs and Evaluator Workshop
Successful completion of this IDPH-approved course qualifies registered nurses (RNs) licensed in Illinois to develop and teach a Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program (CNATP). Eligibility requirements include current Illinois RN license, minimum of two years nursing experience, and at least one year of experience caring for the elderly or chronically ill of any age. Participants are required to present a training simulation module. This course includes the Alzheimer's component and IDPH Approved Evaluator Workshop.

You must be approved to register for this course. For more information please contact Continuing Education at (630) 942-2412.

Perioperative Nursing Program
The Perioperative Nursing program is designed to provide the registered nurse with the basic fundamentals of perioperative nursing. Nurses receive didactic instruction in an online format and laboratory exercises, as part of training in a variety of perioperative roles that support the preparation of and assistance to a patient during a surgical procedure. Training includes preparation to scrub and circulate in a variety of surgical sub-specialties. Students are expected to do work outside of the scheduled lab times. This program will help prepare students for the Certified Nurse in the Operating Room (CNOR) exam.  Students must complete the following prerequisites: be Bachelor prepared Registered Nurse (BSN), licensed through the State of Illinois and show proof of healthcare provider CPR course (BLS). 

Call for more information at (630) 942-2208.

RN Refresher
Our 16-week RN Refresher is for Illinois RNs who have not actively practiced in recent years, have an active Illinois RN license and wish to return to clinical practice. Contact hours are awarded.
On campus in Glen Ellyn and MarionJoy Rehabilitation Center

Next course in spring 2019! 

For more information please visit the RN Refresher page.

View our current Business Solutions Featured Programs listing. 

Contact Continuing Education

To register or for detailed program information, call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208 or email You may also register online. To view our complete program listing, see the Fall 2018 Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.

Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Nursing Continuing Education Email Newsletter Registration:


Email: (required)

First Name: 

Last Name: 

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

  2018 College of DuPage