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  • UPCOMING PROGRAMS


    Latest Trends in Breast Cancer Detection and Management

    Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014

    Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m.- Doors open/Dinner)

    Location: H. R. Young Auditorium, Leon Hess Business School, Bey Hall

    Fee: FREE dinner/lecture.  Pre-registration is required by October 13th, as seating is limited.

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Educational and Performance Improvement Objectives:

    Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

    •  Review breast imaging methods and screening guidelines for average and high-risk women
    •  Discuss surgical options for breast cancer
    •  Discuss the management of high risk patients.

    Target Audience:  This course is directed toward nurses and healthcare professionals. 

    Professional Development Credit: Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and 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. 2.5 contact hours will be awarded. 
       

    Pre-registration is required by October 13th, as seating is limited for this Free dinner/lecture.
    All registrants will receive a confirmation letter with a link to driving directions.

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    Presenters


    Linda R Aboody,MD
    Director of Radiology, Basking Ridgel
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


    Deborah M. Capko, MD, FACS
    Associate Attending Surgeon
    Breast Services, Department of Surgery
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


     


    Prescribing Controlled Substances in NJ Online Self Study Program

    Dates: October 22 - November 5, 2014

    Fee: $70 /$55 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 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.


    Pediatric Physical Assessment

    Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014

    Time: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    Location: McAllan Hall, Room 227

    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.

    Presenter

    Steve Miller, DO - Pediatrician with Navesink Pediatrics


    Suturing and Wound Closure Workshop

    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


    Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)

    Times: January 10 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and January 15, 20, 29, and February 3 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. (2015)

    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.


  • 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.