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RN Nursing Refresher/Re-entry

The nursing refresher/re-entry program for RNs delivers essential skills to update nursing knowledge.

UHCL Pearland Health Sciences Classroom BuildingThis program meets the required content criteria for the Texas Board of Nursing for successful reinstatement of a lapsed RN license. Students who received their initial RN license from another state and whose license has lapsed can apply for a Texas license through the “Endorsement” process after completing this program.

This program is also ideal for nurses who hold a current license in Texas or desire endorsement for a Texas license, aren't actively practicing nursing, and want to update their skills. Completion of the course does not guarantee employment.

Learn about general refresher program information (FAQs) from the Texas Board of Nursing.

Course 1: Didactic

Course 2: Clinical

  • Clinical Healthcare Setting, 80 hours required
  • 8 weeks
  • Location varies based on available contracted facilities
  • The healthcare setting will charge an additional fee

Students who have successfully completed the Didactic Course 1 at Austin Community College may register for the Clinical Course 2 at UHCL at Pearland.


  • Tuition: $1,100 (Scholarships available to Brazoria County residents)
  • Textbooks: Required textbook not included in tuition. The program will provide discounted ordering information upon payment for the course(s). 



For registration information, contact

For nursing-specific questions, contact


  • Nursing at UHCL at Pearland

    Phone: 281-212-1628

    1200 Pearland Parkway
    Pearland, TX 77581