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. 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).

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 

Upcoming Courses


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, Jan. 18 to 22, 2016
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
HLTHS-0080-001, $599
DuPage County Convalescent Center, Wheaton

Monday to Friday, March 21 to 25, 2016
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
HLTHS-0080-002, $599
DuPage County Convalescent Center, Wheaton

You must be approved to register for this course. For more information please contact Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208.

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, Feb.1 to March 7, 2016
7 to 9 p.m.
HLTHS-0080-300, $179
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1404

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. Certificate of completion and contact hours are awarded. For more information please click RN Refresher.

Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 17 to June 2, 2016
4:30 to 9:30 p.m.
HLTHS-0080-200, $1,788
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 health care 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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