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  • UPCOMING PROGRAMS


    Prescribing Controlled Substances in NJ Online Self Study Program

    Dates and Times:

    Session 1: July 8 – 22, 2015 (Registration for this course has been closed)

    Session 2: September 30 – October 14, 2015 (registration will close September 23)

    Fee: $80 /$60 for MU Students and Alumni

    Six contact hours will be provided.

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This innovative course provides an up-to-date overview of the pharmacology of controlled substances. It has been designed to meet the continuing education requirement for the prescriptive practice of the Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) in NJ. The presenters explore the challenges of responsible prescribing and will share the insight and knowledge gained from their nursing practice. The program is comprised of four modules which include audiovisual material, readings, case studies, narrated slides with valuable reference and resources.

    Topics will include: Pharmacodynamics of controlled substances, prevention/diminution of addictions in the general population, prevention and management of impaired practice among health professionals, as well as the use of controlled substances for the management of psychiatric, non-psychiatric and non-pain related conditions.

    Preregistration is required and is limited (please register early). This is an online self-paced learner activity that requires computer and internet access. Approximately one week before the start date participants will receive program information, access dates and instructions on how to log into the course materials. Participants will have a two week period to complete the 6 hour program. The course may be completed in increments.

    Criteria for successful completion of this program is the review of all self-study materials (time will be monitored), earning a score of 85 or above on the 20 question post-test and completion of the program evaluation. A certificate will be emailed after the course ends, and upon verification of successful completion.


    Writing Research Papers/APA Style

    Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

    Time: 2 - 4:30 p.m.

    Location: Plangere Center, Room 234

    Fee: $45 /$35 for MU Students

    2.5 professional development hours will be awarded.

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    You have the knowledge and the words, but do you have trouble with APA format, citation, or writing style? This program is designed to provide an introduction to writing research papers in APA Style.

    The instructor will take you through seven steps that will strengthen your APA-Style research writing. From the title page to references and tables, tips and techniques for academic writing will be explored. Some of the instructional time will be spent in the computer lab organizing and preparing a sample research paper to practice and refine your skills.

    The American Psychological Association (APA)Publication Manual is required for this class, participants can bring their own (6th edition), copies will be available for purchase at the class.

    Presenter

    Jim Konopack, PhD – Associate Dean, Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing & Health Studies


    Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Clinical Skills Training

    Dates: Thursday & Friday, August 20 & 21, 2015

    Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    Location: Monmouth University

    Fee: $450

    16.0 nursing continuing education contact hours will be provided by the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN). The Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies is pleased to provide a clinical skills training program developed by the IAFN.

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The purpose of this program is to prepare the registered nurse for the clinical aspects of the adult/adolescent sexual assault medical-forensic examination. Participation is limited to nurses who have completed a didactic course of SANE/SAFE training.

    This 2-day live training experience provides the attendee with an opportunity to observe and demonstrate clinical skills used during the assessment and treatment of adolescent and adult victims of sexual assault.

    Participants will observe and demonstrate the following techniques:

    • Specimen collection and packaging
    • Photo-documentation of findings
    • Genital inspection and pelvic examination
    • The use of supplies and equipment specific to completion of a forensic medical sexual assault evaluation

    The Office for Victims of Crime has announced the availability of professional development scholarships. Please visit their web site to access the scholarship application.


  • ONLINE REGISTRATION


    Upcoming Programs

    If you would like to be notified of future programs, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Studies at 732-571-3443 and we will add you to our e-mail list.

    About the School

    Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing & Health Studies at Monmouth University is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission On Accreditation. Provider Number P242-5/12-15.

    Registration Information

    Registration must include full payment. Make checks payable to Monmouth University. If you wish to pay by credit card please call 732-571-3443.

    Refund Policy

    Refunds will be granted if the program is canceled due to limited enrollment. If you withdraw from the course at least 14 working days in advance, the fee may be applied to another continuing education program. Program registration is limited so please register early! If you would like more information, please call 732-571-3443 or send e-mail to bpaskewi@monmouth.edu.

    Continuing Education Hours Required for License Renewal

    The NJ State Board of Nursing adopted a ruling that requires nurses to complete 30 hours of continuing education every two years. The programs must be related to nursing and approved by an agency accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, such as the ANCC. Successful completion of a course related to nursing offered by a college or university counts toward this requirement, as does the development of a curriculum. If you would like to read the details of this ruling, please visit the NJ Board of Nursing Web site: www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/adoption/nurado51II.htm

    The School of Nursing will continue to offer programs to meet these requirements and we intend to increase our offerings in the coming years. If there are topics that you would like to see offered or if you are interested in offering a program, please contact Barbara Paskewich at 732-571-3443 or send e-mail to bpaskewi@monmouth.edu.