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    Suturing and Wound Closure Workshop - Registration for This Course Is Closed

    Date: Thursday, November 06, 2014

    Time: 5:30 - 8:45 p.m.

    Location: Monmouth Park Corporate Center, Room 145

    Fee: $75(A light dinner is included in the program fee)

    This program will provide 3 contact hours for nurses.

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This course is designed to provide Advanced Practice Nurses hands on instruction in wound closure skills. The instructor will focus on wound evaluation, wound closure practices and techniques including basic suturing, tissue adhesive application, staple placement, and the use of adhesive closure strips.

    Topics include: Factors affecting wound healing, CDC tetanus guidelines, antibiotic guidelines, use of local anesthetics, selection of wound closure devices, wound aftercare, suture removal guidelines and pitfalls, and special considerations.

    Presenter

    Rose Knapp, DNP, RN, APN-C – Coordinator of the Nurse Practitioner Program, Assistant Professor, Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies. Practicing as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specializing in critical and emergent care.


    Pediatric Emergency Care

    Date: Monday, December 08, 2014

    Time: 5 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

    Location: Club Dining Room, Magill Commons

    Fee: $60 /$50 for MU Students A light dinner is included in the program fee

    This program will provide 3.5 contact hours for nurses.

    Children are not just small adults and the practice of pediatric emergency medicine presents unique challenges. Dr. Mastrovitch will present an overview of conditions that require urgent care including guidelines for assessment and intervention. An emphasis will be on cases that should not be missed and how to identify the sick child in the health office or waiting room.

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Topics will include: Pediatric systems review, pediatric assessment triangle and the diagnosis and treatment of common problems observed in the emergency care setting.

    The Center for Professional Development in Nursing and Health 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 COA. Provider number: P242-5/12-15.

    Presenter

    Todd A. Mastrovitch, MD – Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


    National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) Regional Workshop

    Date: Friday, January 09, 2015

    Time: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

    Location: Monmouth University

    Fee: No Charge

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Registration for this program is limited to nursing faculty from participating Schools and Universities. Employment will be verified.

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    This activity has been submitted to the New Jersey State Nurses Association for approval to award 5 contact hours. The New Jersey State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission an Accreditation.

    The National Council of State Boards of Nursing Examinations department content staff will conduct a one-day, board of nursing-sponsored regional workshop for the purpose of providing information to educators who prepare students to take the NCLEX examination.

    Topics include

    • Identifying the NCSBN practice analysis process and explaining how the results are used to update NCLEX test plans
    • Illustrating basic principles of computer adaptive testing and describing standard setting
    • Explaining the steps of the NCLEX item developments process
    • Identifying NCLEX alternate item formats
    • Demonstrating and applying principles of item writing
    • Identifying the use and application of NCLEX Program Reports and Candidate Performance Reports by nursing education programs


    Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)

    Dates and Times:

    January 10 and 24, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    January 15, 20, 29, and February 3, 2015 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.

    Location: McAllan Hall, Monmouth University

    Fee: $725

    Sixty-four (64) contact hours will be provided. (In addition to the classroom hours, approximately 34 hours of computer based coursework are required.) Students will be provided independent study materials prior to the start of the course.

    This course reflects the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) standards for adolescent, adult, and pediatric SANE education and the revised requirements of the NJ Board of Nursing for SANE Education. For MU Forensic Nursing Students, this course satisfies requirements for the SANE course in the certificate and MSN program. This program is designed for the RN with at least 2 years recent clinical experience desiring to obtain the in-depth knowledge and skills needed to provide effective health care and services to victims of sexual assault. Content will include the biological, psychological, social and medico-legal dynamics of sexual assault including care of both male and female survivors across the lifespan.

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Topics will include: role of the SANE in caring for sexual assault and abuse victims across the lifespan, nursing management of the sexually assaulted patient, evidence collection and analysis, exam documentation, clinical skill demonstrations, interdisciplinary collaboration, NJ laws and regulations, and an overview of the criminal justice system including tips on testifying.

    The Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies 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.

    Instructor

    Eileen Allen, MSN, RN, FN-CSA, SANE-A, SANE –P: Nationally certified sexual assault examiner and practicing forensic nurse, coordinator of the Monmouth County SANE/SART program. She has presented numerous lectures on a variety of topics related to Forensic Nursing for local, regional, and national audiences. Guest lectures will also be presented by experts from the scientific and legal community.


    Prescribing Controlled Substances in NJ Online Self Study Program

    Dates and Times:

    Session 1: January 28 - February 11, 2015

    Session 2: May 13 - May 27, 2015

    Session 3: June 10 - 24, 2015

    Session 4: July 8 – 22, 2015

    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.


    Psychotropic Pharmacology for Healthcare Providers

    Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015

    Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Location: Club Dining Room, Magill Commons

    Fee: $98(A light lunch is included in the program fee)

    This program will provide 6 contact hours for nurses.

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This program will provide an overview of adult psychotropic pharmacology for healthcare providers. It is designed to help the practitioner gain an understanding of basic neurology and the effects of pharmaceutical treatment on the behavior of individuals with mental health disorders. Recommendations for the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis and ADHD will be presented. A focus will be on treatment guidelines including monitoring and evaluation, the potential for drug interaction and adverse reaction.

    Topics will include:

    • The role of psychotropic pharmacology in the treatment of mental health disorders.
    • Basic function of neuroregulation.
    • Mechanism of action, adverse reactions and contraindications.
    • Monitoring and evaluating the effects of psychotropic pharmaceutical agents.
    • Ethical issues arising with the use of psychotropic medications.

    Presenter

    Laura Kelly, PhD, RN, APN-C - (Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner) – has been working as a Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse since 1989. She has a private practice, works part-time at the Center for Health, Education, Medicine & Dentistry managing the psychiatric needs of clients across the life span. She also maintains a private practice treating women with post-partum affective disorders. She is an Associate Professor, Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies.


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

    Dates: Friday and Saturday, March 27 & 28, 2015

    Location: The Monmouth Park Corporate Center

    Fee: $500

    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.


  • 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.