How Long Are The Remedial Courses?Compumed
The Professional Nursing and Practical Nursing remedial courses will not take as long as many would think. These courses are meant to review nursing concepts and skills so that applicants can retake the NCLEX to earn their license. All students would have already completed initial nursing training or even have an associate’s degree in nursing.
Time length for remedial courses
In 10 weeks, students take 10 theory modules and complete 5 hands-on clinicals at the Kendall campus. The theory modules review core nursing knowledge and skills as well as the technical skills that nurses need in the field.
The theory modules are 8 hours long each. Clinicals vary in length. The psychiatric clinical is 8 hours long, while the maternity clinical takes 16 hours. Geriatrics and medical surgical clinicals are each 24 hours. Altogether, students complete 176 hours of nursing instruction.
Once students have completed the entire 10-week program, they can sit for the NCLEX. The school will need to send an official letter of completion to the Florida Board of Nursing. Doing well in the program and improving study habits and test taking skills will go a long way toward passing the licensing exam.
How to enroll
Enrollment for the remedial courses depends on your status. Have you taken the NCLEX and not passed it three consecutive times? You may need to get approval from the Florida Board of Nursing to enroll, which can be obtained by either calling 850-245-4125 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you been licensed before but it’s no longer active and you haven’t worked as a nurse in five years? Then you can enroll in the theory modules right now but will need to get authorization from the Florida Board of Nursing to take the clinical portion of the remedial course.
In some cases, the Board may even order someone to take a remedial course. This falls under the Exception rule and does not require additional authorization to begin the course. However, the school may have other reasons to require extra authorization before allowing the student to take clinicals.