nursing update registration

Didactic Times & Dates:

May 18 – June 12, 2015
4 days/week at Colby-Sawyer College
Specific days and times to be determined. No class May 20, May 25, June 3 and June 10.

Clinical Times & Dates:

June 15 – July 2, 2015
4 days/week at New London Hospital, New London, N.H.
Specific days and times to be determined.

Application Requirements

Registration for Nursing Update 2015 is now open.

All applicants must:

  • Submit an application form. Colby-Sawyer Nursing Update Application

  • Apply for a temporary nursing license from the New Hampshire Board of Nursing. Applicants must have a temporary New Hampshire RN license before beginning the program. A temporary license is issued by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing after acceptance into the course. The temporary license is good for 120 days, only in New Hampshire, and only allows for practice under the supervision of the Board-approved reentry course instructor.

  • Maintain professional liability insurance and submit documentation of proof of professional liability of not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence and $3,000,000 aggregate.

  • Have access to a computer and comfort with navigating electronic documents and computer processes.

  • Provide documentation of a current physical examination indicating that (s)he can safely perform in the clinical setting, with proof of immunizations, including influenza and PPD. Colby-Sawyer Nursing Health Clearance Form

  • Provide documentation of current cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification. Certification must include adult/child/infant CPR and obstructed airway, 2-person CPR and use of mask-to-mouth. Acceptable courses include:

    • American Heart Association course for Healthcare Providers

    • American Red Cross course for the Professional Rescuer

Some courses certify for two years (preferred) and some for one year. Both sides of signed certification card must be submitted


$2,000 for the classroom and clinical learning experiences. This includes all learning materials such as course outlines, bibliography, case studies, study guides. This does not include temporary licensure costs, malpractice insurance, or securing the necessary health and safety requirements such as immunizations or testing procedures. Tuition amount subject to change.

Make a deposit or tuition payment here.


Class size is limited to a minimum of five and a maximum of eight in order to assure a quality educational experience. As part of the registration process, an application must be completed and submitted and deposit received before acceptance into the program. Once accepted, all registrants must provide assurance of the ability to secure a temporary New Hampshire license.

Course Materials

In lieu of a textbook, there will be articles from current nursing journals provided to each student in electronic format.

Further Information

For questions about course content contact Professor Joan Huber, MS, RN-BC, CNE at Colby-Sawyer College Nursing Department at (603) 526-3795 or email For questions about course logistics contact Rachel Parsons at (603) 526-3795 or email

This course has been approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing.