Iris Tilley, Nursery

RN Refresh to Acute Care Track

Update Your RN 

Memorial Healthcare System’s RN Refresh to Acute Care Track is a fellowship for nurses not currently working in the field. Maybe you’ve been out of nursing for a while or never had the chance to put your RN to use. This RN refresher program gives you the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to practice in an acute care setting. 

Why Choose the RN Refresh to Acute Care Track?

A track in Memorial’s RN Fellowship Program , the RN Refresh updates your nursing knowledge for today’s acute care work environment. This program is for nurses who want to transition to or reenter the acute care field.

As an RN fellow you will:

  • Develop critical thinking skills: Learn how to think on your feet, make decisions needed to care for your patients and thrive in an acute care setting. 
  • Gain professional development knowledge: The field of nursing is constantly changing. With the RN Refresh track, you learn the latest advances and put them into practice. 
  • Advance in your career: Acute care nursing roles are varied and challenging. You’ll expand your expertise and your opportunities. 
  • Increase your confidence and competence: Fill in your knowledge gaps and feel good about your ability to deliver care to your patients. 

Program Components

We designed this track for RNs currently working in post-acute care and RNs with an active license who want to return to practice or launch their careers in acute care. We offer RN Refresh employment in medical and surgical specialties, telemetry, oncology and areas that accept entry-level nurses.

Cohorts start three times a year. Your experience as an RN Refresh fellow at Memorial will include:

  • Orientation programs for nurses
  • RN refresher course
  • One-month enhanced RN boot camp at our simulation center with hands-on skills training
  • Unit training with a preceptor
  • Opportunity to impact and improve clinical practice by developing an evidence-based practice project
Requirements
  • Be a licensed RN in Florida
  • Have an active basic life support (BLS) certification
Expectations
  • Nurses accepted into the RN Refresh to Acute Care Track do not need RN work experience. Many join the track after working as PCAs, monitor techs, surgical techs or other roles.
  • If you graduated from nursing school more than 18 months ago, this program is for you. 
Units
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Telemetry
  • IMCU
  • Rehab