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Sexual Assault Examination Across the Lifespan

Fee: $875
Please Note: Registration will close on June 1.

Study materials will be provided for completion prior to the start of the course June 2. Post course assignments must be completed by July 10.
Sixty-eight contact hours will be provided. (In addition to the classroom hours, approximately 44 hours of self-directed study including pre-course assignments, homework and post-course assignments will be required).

This course reflects the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) standards for adolescent, adult, and pediatric SANE education and the requirements of the NJ Board of Nursing for Forensic Nurse Examiner Education. This program is designed for the RN with at least 2 years recent clinical experience, for MU Forensic Nursing Students, this course satisfies requirements for the SANE course in the certificate and MSN program.

Desired Learning Outcome

Registered nurses and advanced practice nurses will demonstrate knowledge and skill to provide competent, comprehensive, patient-centered, coordinated care to patients across the lifespan (geriatric, adult, adolescent, and pediatric) who are being evaluated for sexual assault, or suspected of having been sexually assaulted.

Topics will include: forensic nursing and sexual violence, victim responses and crisis intervention, child sexual abuse, interdisciplinary collaboration, medical forensic history-taking, observing and assessing physical examination findings, medical forensic specimen collection, medical forensic photography, sexually transmitted disease testing and prophylaxis, pregnancy risk evaluation and care, medical forensic documentation, discharge and follow-up planning, clinical skill demonstrations, courtroom testimony and legal considerations.

About Our Instructor

Eileen Allen, MSN, RN, FN-CSA, SANE-A, SANE –P: Nationally certified sexual assault examiner & practicing forensic nurse, coordinator of the Monmouth County FNE/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. Gynecological Teaching Associates (live models) are used to enhance clinical training experience.

For more information, please contact Barbara Paskewich at or 732-571-3694.

Substitute School Nurse Workshop & An Introduction to School Nursing

Fee: $95 – Light lunch is included.
This program will provide 6 contact hours for nurses.

About the Program

This course is designed to provide a concise overview of the role and responsibilities of the substitute nurse in the school health setting. You may also consider taking this course if you are interested in learning more about school nursing.

Learning Outcome is for the nurse who attends to apply the concepts learned to practice when caring for children as a substitute school nurse.

The instructors will introduce and highlight content area in key topics:

  • Requirements for school and substitute school nursing / employment opportunities
  • Tips and techniques for the management of the school health office
  • Sample district policies & guidelines for documentation of care and services
  • Conducting physical assessment & health screenings
  • The management of common health concerns and communicable diseases
  • Handling emergency situations in the school setting.

About Our Presenters

Karen Farrell, RN-C, BSN, MEd, CSN-NJ, Retired School Nurse, Laura Jannone, EdD, RN, CSN-NJ, FNASN – Associate Professor and Coordinator School Nurse Program – Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies
Giuseppina Pagnotta, MHA, RN, CSN-NJ, Adjunct Professor (MU-SONHS) and Head Nurse, Neptune Township School District and Denise Perrino, MSN, RN, FNP – Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group-Pediatrics

For more information, please contact Barbara Paskewich at or 732-571-3694.

Evidence-based Nonpharmacologic Strategies for Comprehensive Pain Care

Fee: $75 / MU Faculty, Preceptors and Students $35

This program will provide 3 contact hours for nurses or 3 clinical social work continuing education units. Licensed professional counseling accreditation recognizes either of these professional bodies and will accept these credit hours.

Program Description

This presentation will outline the societal impact of pain and the importance of pain as a major healthcare issue. The opioid crisis has intensified the need to explore integrative approaches to pain management. Yet, in spite of this growing concern, the evidence-base for nonpharmacologic pain care is not widely disseminated. This course will outline the role of evidence-based strategies as options in comprehensive pain care. The instructor will cover modalities shown to be effective and how they can be integrated for common pain conditions.

Topics will include:

  • The impact of pain & the current status of pain management
  • The need for interdisciplinary and multimodal care
  • Process and success in changing policy for comprehensive pain care
  • An overview of effective evidence-based options for comprehensive pain management
  • Best practices and considerations for when referring to healthcare providers

About Our Presenter

Dr Arya Nielsen is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health. For over 40 years Dr. Nielsen has been a leader in integrating acupuncture practice to the Western conventional setting both in terms of safety, standards of practice, policy and procedures and presentation of the research evidence-base. She is the past Chair of the New York State Board for Acupuncture, and the Policy Working Group for the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health; the 75 North American member organization of academic medical centers and health systems that support utilization of evidence-based nonpharmacologic therapies as integrative medical care. Arya served on a 2014 Joint Commission Stakeholder Panel on pain that supported their clarification (2015) and mandate (2018) that nonpharmacologic therapies be provided in hospital settings.

For more information, please contact Barbara Paskewich at or 732-571-3694.

The Affordable Care Act: Is it Working in New Jersey?

The Affordable Care Act: Is it Working in New Jersey?

A Frank Assessment of the First Year of “Obamacare”

The Affordable Care Act in New Jersey

The ACA may be the most significant policy legacy of the Obama presidency. What can we tell about its impact after the first year of implementation in the Garden State and nationally? Did the reforms go too far or not far enough? What has been the impact on the front lines of health care services? What will be the impact of pending court cases, especially in states like New Jersey which do not have their own exchanges?

Join us for a frank discussion of the Affordable Care Act in New Jersey with respected policymakers and front-line health care providers. The forum will include an opportunity for audience Q&A.


Hon. James J. Florio — former Governor of New Jersey

Mr. Wardell Sanders — President, New Jersey Association of Health Plans

Mr. John Lloyd — President & CEO Meridian Health

Dr. Frank Vozos — President & CEO Monmouth Medical Center


Dr. Kathryn Fleming, Specialist Professor of Nursing Administration

Dr. Stephen Chapman, Assistant Professor of Political Science

This free event is open to the public.

Video will be live streamed Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. on the Polling Institute web site.

For more information: 732-263-5860 or

Sponsored by the Monmouth University Polling Institute, Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing & Health Studies, and the Political Science Club

MAC (Multipurpose Activity Center) Varsity Club

Use entrance at 142 Larchwood Avenue (lots 13/14)

Health & Physical Education Academic Social

This is a social event for all Health Studies and Health & Physical Education majors, with faculty and advisors on hand to answer questions and network

For more information, contact the Department of Health and Physical Education at 732-571-3443.