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    Prescribing Controlled Substances in NJ Online Self Study Program

    Dates and Times:

    Each session is online and participants will have a 2 week time frame to complete the 6 hour program. Register for one of the following sessions:

    May 3 - 17, 2016 (Registration for this course has been closed)

    June 2 - 15, 2016 (Registration will close when class is full or on May 30)

    July 5 - 19, 2016 (Registration will close when class is full or on June 29)

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

    6 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, and 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 five days 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 e-mailed after the course ends, and upon verification of successful completion.


    Substitute School Nurse Workshop

    Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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

    Location: The Club, Magill Commons

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

    This program will provide 5.5 contact hours

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Substitute Nurses are needed in many school districts! This class is designed to present an overview of the responsibilities of the Substitute School Nurse. The Instructors will introduce key areas specific to the care of the child in the school setting.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES:

    • Describe requirements for School Nursing and employment opportunities
    • Review tips and techniques for the management of the school health office
    • Discuss documentation guidelines
    • Compare district policies for the management of common school health concerns
    • Discuss diabetes management (nutrition and insulin pumps)
    • Describe emergency protocols (epi-pen, glucagon, & nebulizer)

    Presenters

    Laura Jannone, EdD, RN, NJ-CSN, FNASN – Associate Professor and Coordinator of the School Nurse Program, Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies

    Patricia Sciscione PhD, RN, CSN – Specialist Professor, Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies


    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.

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    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.

    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.


    Nurse Practitioner Skills Boot Camp

    Dates: July 15 & 16, 2016

    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

    Location: Monmouth University

    Fee: $400 /$350 for MU Students and Alumni (Instructional materials, a continental breakfast and a light lunch are included in the program fee)

    15 contact hours for nurses will be provided.

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Step up for the “Boot Camp” at Monmouth University – an immersion program for Nurse Practitioners providing specialized training in key areas. The hands-on experience will be facilitated by content experts who will share knowledge, tips and techniques for practice. The boot camp is suitable for individuals who would like to update their knowledge and/or who are new to the role.

    Participants will complete 2 modules daily - selecting 4 out of the 5 modules listed below. Each day will conclude with a 1.5 hour pharmacology update.

    • X-Ray Interpretation
    • EKG Assessment
    • Care of Common Orthopedic Injuries and Splinting Basics
    • Suturing and Wound Closure
    • Clinical Decision Making – Interpreting and Integrating Diagnostics

    This workshop requires a special registration form. Please use the link below to complete your registration and submit payment online.

    Register for Boot Camp

    Pre-registration is required. Program registration is limited so please register early! Registration must include full payment. 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 (sorry, this does not apply to “no shows”).

    Known for a beautiful campus and a state of the art facility, Monmouth University is less than a mile from the ocean at the Jersey Shore. Located about an hour from Philadelphia and New York City, this central location is ideal for a weekend workshop. Lodging is available on campus and at numerous locations nearby.


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    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.