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Cost

#1 Theory Course and Clinical Practicum

Please note that for Option 1 you will incur additional charges that include, but are not limited to, malpractice insurance and fees for a health screening, criminal background check, and drug screening. Please feel free to discuss these charges with your AHEC coordinator.

#2 Theory Course Only

  • Administrative fee (paid to the regional AHEC): $125
  • Theory Course (paid to Digital and Lifelong Learning): $1000

Some financial institutions offer personal loans for continuing education programs. These loans cover only the Theory Course tuition. You can learn more about this and other financial assistance options here.

Registration

NC Residents

Persons residing in North Carolina should follow these steps:

  1. Contact the regional AHEC nurse refresher coordinator in your area (see this map of regional AHECS). If you live in Orange, Durham, Chatham, or Person counties, contact the AHEC office at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing at:
    UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing AHEC, L601
    CB# 7460
    Chapel Hill NC 27599-7460
    rnrefresher@unc.edu
    (919) 843-4976
  2. Meet with the coordinator to discuss the program, the requirements, and the appropriateness of each option. Let the coordinator know whether you have an active, inactive, or lapsed license so they can verify your license status with the Board of Nursing.
  3. When approved, pay the $125 AHEC administrative fee and your coordinator will send a signed approval form to Digital and Lifelong Learning.
  4. Enroll online with Digital and Lifelong Learning and pay the enrollment fee.
  5. Once enrolled, the information on how to access the online course materials and PDF textbook will be emailed to you.

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Non-NC Residents

Persons living outside North Carolina should follow these steps:

  1. Contact the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing AHEC office, which will serve as your regional AHEC nurse refresher coordinator:
    UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing AHEC, L601
    CB# 7460
    Chapel Hill NC 27599-7460
    rnrefresher@unc.edu
    (919) 843-4976
  2. Once you have discussed your enrollment, pay the $125 AHEC administration fee to the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing. You will need to provide the certificate number of your RN license to this office. The AHEC office will sign your application and send it to you and Digital and Lifelong Learning.
  3. Enroll Online with Digital and Lifelong Learning. Once enrolled, the information on how to access the online course materials and PDF textbook will be emailed to you.

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*Programs and services that were previously managed by the Friday Center for Continuing Education are now part of UNC-Chapel Hill Digital and Lifelong Learning (DLL), the University’s dedicated resource for digital, flexible, and nontraditional learning.