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 Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program (BNATP). 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. Instructor: G. Kas

Monday to Friday, Aug. 15 to 19, 2016
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
HLTHS-0080-003, $599
DuPage County Convalescent Center, Wheaton

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

Spanish for Healthcare Providers

Improve your communication skills with Spanish-speaking patients in this Spanish language and cross-cultural program for non-Spanish-speaking healthcare professionals. Learn to employ simple commands in Spanish related to medical procedures, describe specific symptoms and take medical history, and practice Spanish terminology for common diseases and medical conditions. This course is appropriate for all healthcare providers, social workers, counselors. The textbook is recommended, but not required. Nurse contact hours are available. Instructor: M. Cisneros-Watson

Monday, July 11 to Aug. 15, 2016
7 to 9 p.m.
HLTHS-0080-004, $179
On campus in Glen Ellyn

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. For more information please click RN Refresher.

Coming in spring 2017!
On campus in Glen Ellyn and MarionJoy Rehabilitation Center

Register today!

To register, call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208, email or register online. For detailed program information or to suggest a nursing or healthcare course, email

For a full course listing, see the current Continuing Education catalog.

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Contact Information

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

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