The Harvard Institute of Health Sciences

RN-LPN Remedial/Refresher Course

Approved Remedial Course by Florida Board of Nursing


This is a 3-6monthscourse, covering all the contentsin the RN/PN Refresher/Remedial Course required by the Board of Nursing. 

The students/candidates who take this course include:

  • Candidate who failed the NCLEX three consecutive times; or
  • Candidate who graduated from nursing school but have not taken the test within 6 six months of graduation; or
  • Candidates who do not hold a RN/LPN active license, have not practiced in the past five years, or did not attend/complete nursing school and want to get prepped for entry/re-entry into a nursing program; or
  • Candidates applying for license by endorsement based on having passed the NCLEX previously.

Upon successful completion of the course, the candidate will satisfy the Florida Board of Nursing requirements.
Our class consists of at least 176 hoursof didactic and clinical.

Subjects Covered:

This is a comprehensive review that covers subjects such as:

  • Medical-Surgical Nursing 
  • Pharmacology
  • Obstetrics (Maternal-Newborn)
  • Pediatrics 
  • Psychiatric 
  • Test-taking strategies 
  • Practice exam
  • Three Computer Adaptive NCLEX Simulation exams (if required)

 For the Online Portion of the Course:


  • Assigned Readings  
  • Online Lecture/Video &/or Assigned Readings
  • Clinical Hospital Experience with Preceptor 
  • Three Computer Adaptive NCLEX Simulation exams(if required)
  • Clinical Forms and Simulation Lab as part of the Clinical Section
  • A final exam 


  • Must pass the online quizzes with an average score of 80%
  • Must pass the final exam with a minimum score of 80%

Didactic/Clinical Evaluation

The student must achieve a passing score on each of the unit/subject exam/quizzes and successfully complete the clinical component:

  • Each student must successfully pass each module/subject exam/quiz and the final exam with a minimum score of 80%. If a student does not complete the course within 3-6 months, he/she will be eligible to continue the course for another 6 months (new fee charged).
  • The clinical experience is graded on a pass/fail basis. All didactic materials must be completed prior to initiating the clinical rotation. If the student is unsuccessful, he/she will not pass the course. The Clinical evaluation forms are completed by the clinical instructor/preceptor.

Program Objectives:

Upon completion, the student should function as providers of care, coordinators of care, and members within the discipline of nursing as they:

  • Integrate the nursing process as a framework for the coordination of care of clients and families. 
  • The student will be able to monitor the client and family, collect the data, form a nursing diagnosis, 
  • Participate/contribute to the nursing plan of care with goals and outcome criteria. 
  • Apply organizational and interpersonal communication strategies in coordinating/managing the care of clients, families, and other health care workers. This includes effectively reporting and recording patient assessment information and plan of care and integrating teaching and learning strategies for client and family education. 
  • Integrate cultural, spiritual, psychological, and developmental influences when managing client care. 
  • Integrate the principals of pharmacology safely and competently when providing client care. This includes being knowledgeable of actions, side effects, doses, and precautions of commonly prescribed medications as well as safe administration of oral, parenteral, and intravenous medications. 
  • Integrate the principles of safety when providing care to clients and families. 
  • Incorporate the principles of nutrition for maintaining optimal healthcare for clients and families. 
  • Value legal, ethical, and professional parameters when managing client care. 

The student is expected to attend/complete all didactic sessions and all the 96 hours of clinical scheduled. In case of an emergency, it is the student’s responsibility to call the Program Coordinator to arrange a make-up date with his/her preceptor (new fee charged).

If you have not completed your clinical experience, you will NOT pass the course.


Once you have completed your clinical rotation and we receive your completed paperwork, we will issue your certificate of completion. If you are a remedial student, the Florida State Board of Nursing will be notified that you have completed the course. If you are seeking re-reactivation of your license or seeking endorsement from another state, the Board of Nursing will be notified of your course completion.

Enrollment steps

  • Pay course feesvia convenient payment methods (zelle, cashapp or PayPal).
  • A copy of driver’s license or passport.
  • Once payment is received, applicant will be sent an email with additional information which includes steps to complete the assessment exam. Applicants will also receive a link and access codes to online lectures/videos and NCLEX test bank with NCLEX style practice questions!
  • Sign and return both the ACKNOWLEDGEMENT & ENROLLMENT FORMS.
  • Applicants will receive a link (including username and password) to online Lectures/Videos and test bank with NCLEX style practice questions!
  • Submit a copy of the letter the Board of Nursing.


  • Didactic: Candidates are required to pass each module/subject with a minimum average score of 80% (Fundamentals, Women’s Health and Labor & Delivery, Mental Health, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Pediatrics, etc.) and the final exam with a minimum score of 80%. 


  • *Clinical: Pass/Fail 


*An unsatisfactory evaluation or dismissal from the clinical site will result in the student failing the course.

Additional Information:

  1. Length: 176 hours (80 hours of lecture/theory, 96 hours of clinicals)


  1. Start Date

1) Online (self-paced)  –starting anytime (Didactic only)

2) Live via Zoom or on-site – for 12 weeks(Didactic only)

3) On-site – Clinicals (varies)


Note: For clinical, applicants will be required to complete a Level 2 Background Check, Fingerprinting and show proof of TB testing completed within the past six (6) months. Also, students need to provide CPR/BLS card, Professional Liability Insurance and vaccination records (if required by the facility) in order to participate in the clinical sessions.