• Continuing Education Programs

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    SPRING 2014 PROGRAMS

    Prescribing Controlled Substances in NJ /Online Self Study Program
    DATES:
    May 14 - 28, 2014: Related Flyer  
    June 16 - 30, 2014: Related Flyer  
    July 16 - 30, 2014: Related Flyer  
    Fee: $70/$55 for MU students/alumni
    Criteria for successful completion of this program is the review of all self-study materials (time will be verified), earning a score of 80 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.
    Preregistration is required and is limited (so 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-in to the course materials. Participants will have a two week period to complete the 6 hour program. The course may be completed in increments.

    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.
    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.
    Speakers, presenters, and faculty members have declared that they have nothing to disclose. There is no commercial support for this activity.
     

    SUMMER 2014 PROGRAMS

    Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014
    Time: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Location: McAllan Hall Room 329
    Fee: $90 (A light lunch is included in the program fee)
    This program will provide 5 contact hours for nurses.

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

    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.
    Topics include: Overall pediatric assessment techniques including, health history review, identification of common pediatric disorders, guidelines for management of health issues, and planning for appropriate intervention.
     

    Date: Thursday, June 12, 2014
    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 for continuing nursing education.

    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 following topics will be covered:
    • Certification requirements and employment opportunities
    • Tips and techniques for the management of the school health office
    • Documentation guidelines
    • Examples of district policies for common school health concerns
    • Introduction to diabetes management and insulin pumps
    • An overview of emergency protocols with demonstration of the epi-pen, glucogon, and nebulizer
     

    Dates: June 23-27, 2014 from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Location: Monmouth University – McAllan Hall
    $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.

    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 Include: The 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.
     

    Date: Friday and Saturday, July 11 & 12, 2014
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
    Location: Monmouth University
    Fee: $400/$350 MU students and alumni (Instructional materials, a continental breakfast, and a light lunch are included in the program fee)
    This program will provide 15 contact hours for nurses.

    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 – Interpretation of Lab Values
     


    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 or register online.

    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.