In order to be eligible for the NAPNES approved LPN/LVN Refresher Course, you must fall into one of the following categories:

  • A nurse seeking reactivation of an inactive license who has not held an active license for a period of time defined by your state
  • A nurse seeking reinstatement of a lapsed license
  • A nurse who has been directed by the State Board of Nursing to complete an LPN/LVN Refresher Course
  • A nurse who needs a refresher course as a result of a license being inactive for disciplinary action, and who has met all eligibility requirements for reinstatement of license
  • A nurse looking to build on their basic LPN/LVN nursing education

Requirements for Registration

In order to register in the LPN/LVN Refresher Course, the following requirements must be met:

  • Provide documentation of graduation from an approved school of practical nursing.
  • Submit a copy of the certificate of graduation or transcript clearly stating date of completion or graduation.
  • Have been previously licensed in the United States (proof of previous license is required) unless directed by your State Board of Nursing as a requirement to retake your NCELX PN exam.
  • Hold a current active license OR be eligible for a Limited Educational License (LEL) or the required credential for clinical practice from his/her state (verification is required).
  • The LEL is not required until the student has completed the theory portion of the course, passed the final exam, and is ready for the clinical practicum. It is the student’s responsibility to verify that he/she is eligible for an LEL before submitting his/her application and fee for the course. Since the LEL has a specific expiration date, it is to the nurse’s advantage to apply for the LEL near the time he/she will be ready to begin the clinical practicum. The nurse will need to adjust the application time for the permit in his/her state to comply with state regulations. If the nurse is not be eligible for the LEL, he/she will not be permitted to perform the clinical practice, and ultimately would not be able to complete the course.
  • Submit a copy of a current CPR card (within 6 months) for a healthcare provider or Level “C” course.
  • Submit completed application and appropriate documentation.

There will be no refunds once the nurse is registered in the online LPN/LVN Refresher Course.

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