Nursing Continuing Education
New to Nursing
Our intensive three-day NCLEX®-RN Exam Review is for those who have completed their student coursework and now need critical content review and testing tips.
Continuing Education for Those in Active Practice
Get updated on topics you know or expand your knowledge base. These classes award contact hours and issue certificates of completion. We offer a broad spectrum of topics including diabetes, mental health, pharmacology updates, cardiovascular, pharmacology, polypharmacy for the elderly and AHA Health Care Provider BLS (CPR, AED and choking).
Nurse Educators and Those Exploring
Careers in Nursing Education
To help nurse educators succeed in the certification process, we offer an Online Certified Nurse Educator® Review and a Train-the-Trainer Basic Nurse Aide (BNA) instructor course for RNs.
Returning to Active Practice
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. Certificate of completion and contact hours are awarded.
Health Care Products
Explore our popular health care products including games, books and online tools to help with your NCLEX® review or for games and books for the staff nurse or educator. We recommend Teaching Nursing: The Art and Science.
Registered nurses are in the largest health care occupation with a faster-than-average job growth of 26 percent through 2020 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This growth is driven by technological advances in patient care, an increasing emphasis on preventive care and by the aging population. Salaries vary based on many factors and can range between $44,190 and $95,130.
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
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). Must be a currently licensed registered nurse in Illinois with a minimum of two years nursing experience, and have one year experience as a registered nurse in one or both of the following areas: teaching an accredited nurse's training program, or caring for the elderly or for the chronically ill of any age through employment in a nursing facility, extended care unit, geriatrics department, chronic care unit, hospice, swing bed unit of a hospital, or other long-term care setting. Participants are required to present a training simulation module. This course includes the Alzheimer's component and IDPH-Approved Evaluator Workshop. Nursing contact hours available: 34.7. Instructor: G. Kas
Monday to Friday, Aug. 19-23, 2013
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 22)
DuPage County Convalescent Center
Online Certified Nurse Educator Review with Dr. Linda Caputi
This highly requested self-study and review will help you earn your Certified Nurse Educator Certification CNE® at your own pace. Material is adapted from Dr. Caputi's live presentations. For more information, pricing and to register call (630) 942-2524. Instructor: L. Caputi, RN, MSN, EdD, CNE, and COD professor emeritus.
To register, call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208, email CE@cod.edu or register online. For detailed program information or to suggest a nursing or health care course, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a full course listing, see the current Continuing Education catalog.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785
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