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

    Dates: Friday & Saturday, March 11 & 12, 2016

    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 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 for eligibility information and access to the scholarship application.

    IMPORTANT REGISTRATION NOTE: Please contact the Center for Professional Development at 732-571-3694 or before you make travel arrangements to attend this program. We must have sufficient registration in order to hold the program as scheduled.

    Suturing and Wound Closure Workshop

    Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016

    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.


    This course is designed to provide the Advanced Practice Nurse or Healthcare provider hands on instruction in wound closure skills. The instructor will focus on factors affecting wound healing, selection of wound closure devices, wound aftercare, CDC tetanus guidelines, suture removal guidelines and pitfalls, and special considerations in wound closure.

    Course Objectives:

    • Demonstrate appropriate wound closure techniques
    • Outline the guidelines for the use of tissue adhesive
    • Discuss the guidelines for follow up care of the wound
    • Summarize the factors effecting wound healing
    • Identify the guidelines for prophylactic pharmaceutical treatment
    • Outline the procedure for use of local anesthesia in wound closure


    Rose Knapp, DNP, RN, APN-C – Director of the MSN program and 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.

    Common Orthopedic Injuries and Splinting Basics

    Date: Thursday, April 07, 2016

    Time: 5 - 8:45 p.m.

    Location: Birch Hall Room 119

    Fee: $80(practice supplies will be included) A light dinner is included in the program fee.

    3.5 contact hours will be provided.


    This hands-on workshop is designed for the Advanced Practice Nurse or the clinician whose practice includes the management of common orthopedic injuries. The instructor will focus on the short term treatment of the acute injury that requires immobilization including indications, contraindications and complications. The steps for effective splinting will be described, techniques will be demonstrated and time will be allocated for practice and repeat demonstration.


    • Review the physical evaluation of common fractures and dislocations
    • Describe the basic principles of dislocation/reduction
    • Differentiate indications and contraindications for splinting
    • Describe/demonstrate basic principles of splinting
    • Identify the complications of splinting


    Dr. Marc Menkowitz - Co-founder of The Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine-NJ, member of the academic committee Monmouth Medical Orthopedics Program, and Assistant Professor at Drexel School of Medicine.

    The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Older Adult Project and Cultural Competency Training

    Date: Monday, April 11, 2016

    Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Location: The Club Dining Room at Magill Commons

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

    This program will provide 5 contact hours

    Cosponsored with the School of Social Work/PEP


    An exciting partnership between the School of Social Work and the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Monmouth has led to the development of a joint project examining the needs of older LGBT adults and the development of a cultural competency curriculum to increase awareness and readiness of agencies to deliver the appropriate and necessary services. This workshop presents the findings of the needs assessment done with consumers and agencies as part of the research completed prior to development of the curriculum. Participants will receive training regarding the delivery of culturally competent services when working with LGBT older adults.

    Issues of cultural competence, ethics, case management and clinical considerations of working with older LGBT adults will be examined. In particular, the focus will be on the needs of older LGBT adults residing in the Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex county areas – making it a uniquely personal, valuable, and important program for healthcare professionals in the area.


    Carolyn Bradley, PhD, LCSW, LCADC - Associate Professor, School of Social Work at Monmouth University, Coordinator of the LGBT Program. She maintains a private practice specializing in addiction recovery and working with LGBT persons. Her research interests are in spirituality, older adults and addiction recovery.

    Jenny Dunkle, MSW - Doctoral candidate in the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service and Adjunct Instructor in the Monmouth University School of Social Work. Her area of interest is community health and well-being, including environmental justice and aging issues.

    Pediatric Physical Assessment

    Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016

    Time: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    Location: TBA

    Fee: $90(a light lunch is included in the program fee)

    This program will provide 5 contact hours for nurses.


    This course is one of the most popular continuing education programs offered by the School of Nursing. The instructor will focus on basic clinical evaluation of the school age child including both normal and abnormal findings. The material covered will primarily focus on disease and disorders frequently observed in the school age child.


    • Describe the procedure for conducting a physical exam on a school age child
    • Discuss normal and abnormal findings in health screenings
    • Demonstrate the procedure for the assessment of the ear
    • Identify common pediatric disorders
    • Articulate appropriate guidelines for referral


    Steve Miller, DO - Pediatrician with Navesink Pediatrics

    Sexual Assault Examination Across the Lifespan

    Dates: June 20 - 24, 2016

    Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Location: Monmouth University Graduate Center

    Fee: $800

    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.

    Topics will include: assessment and evaluation of the adult, adolescent, pediatric survivor of sexual assault through the lifespan, 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.


    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.


    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

    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:

    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