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Supporting Systems and Communities in Achieving Racial Equality: A Groundwater Analysis – presented by Joyce James

Voices for Change: Voting, Advocacy, and Action

In this presentation, Ms. James will share her journey in developing the Texas Model for addressing Disproportionality and Disparities and the Groundwater Analysis for Addressing Racial Inequities© as the foundation for creating antiracist organizational cultures for undoing institutional and structural racism and improving outcomes for all populations. Participants will gain an increased understanding of the importance of cross systems collaborations and building partnerships with poor communities of color to remove the barriers that contribute to racial inequities. The session will include discussion of the pitfalls of well-meaning and well-intentioned leaders, who in isolation of an analysis of institutional and structural racism, and a racial equity lens, continue to unconsciously contribute to sustaining and often perpetuating racial inequities in the design and delivery of programs and services.

The Strengths of Black Families, presented by Denise McLane-Davison

Voices for Change: Voting, Advocacy, and Action

The political era of the Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, Gay Rights, and The Black Power Movement demanded the inclusion of rigorous research that centered racial and gender identity as significant narratives. The emergence of Black Studies and Women’s Studies, along with student-led and national organizations incorporating the same identity politics also demanded inclusion in intellectual landscapes. During this era Black social scientists blanketed the scholarship, theory, and treatment research that anchored African cultural values, traditions, knowledge, and generational behaviors as disruptive characteristics of pathologized Black family rhetoric. Collectively, cultural scholarship named the impact of adapting Black life to oppression and anti-Blackness policy. They declared the Black family as the fundamental source of strength of the Black community and as the defense for Black life from external threats. This session provides a historical and contemporary alignment on the Black strength perspective through racial pride, resistance, and resilience.

Student Scholarship Week

Monmouth University’s 6th annual Student Scholarship Week: Celebrating the Research, Creative, and Service Accomplishments of MU Students will take place virtually April 19-23, 2021. Student Scholarship Week is a weeklong conference that showcases and celebrates students’ academic work inside and outside of the classroom, as well as highlights faculty-student collaboration, across the University. This includes highlighting students’ scholarly contributions in research, writing, service learning, clinical experiences (i.e. study abroad, internships), musical and theater productions, art exhibits, student development and leadership, student clubs, etc.

This year, Student Scholarship Week will be held virtually for the safety of our students and staff. Each day of the week will feature one theme with a variety of student projects showcased through a mix of live Zoom sessions and asynchronous posters and videos.

Please visit the website for a list of the daily live sessions and to view the students’ posters and videos.

Introduction to Legal Nurse Consulting

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The Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies is pleased to invite you to attend this program. Each semester we will present a series of professional development classes that feature our own Faculty and Alumni. Join us virtually to explore the field of legal nurse consulting with Tristan Ashly Wristen, graduate of the Forensic Nursing MSN program at Monmouth University, 2018.

Desired Learning Outcome

At the conclusion of the program participants will self-report knowledge gain on the role and responsibilities of the legal nurse consultant.

This class will discuss the evolution of legal nurse consulting and will focus on the current state of the field. The lecture includes interactive case studies based on actual real-life circumstances.

Key Topic Areas Include:

  • History and evolution of the field of legal nurse consulting
  • The basics of litigation and the legal system
  • Roles of the legal nurse consultant
  • Types of cases that benefit from legal nurse consultant involvement
  • How to develop a successful legal nurse consultant career

Registration Cost
Price ranges between $25.00 and $30.00 depending on the option selected at registration.

Register Online Now

 

Nurse Practitioner Skills Boot Camp

Fee: $225/$200 MU Students/Alumni
Instructional materials, continental breakfast and lunch are included in the program fee.

8 contact hours for nurses will be provided. All participants receive a “Boot Camp” T-Shirt!

Are you looking to enhance your advanced practice skills? Join us for 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.

All participants will begin the program with Clinical Decision Making: Interpreting & Integrating Diagnostics (2 hour module) and select 2 from the following modules:

  • Radiographic Interpretation of Chest and Musculoskeletal System
  • Suturing and Wound Closure
  • Care of Common Orthopedic Injuries & Splinting Basics

For more information, visit the School of Nursing and Health Studies Continuing Education site or contact Barbara Paskewich at bpaskewi@monmouth.edu  or 732-571-3694.

Writing Research Papers/APA Style

Fee: $45/$35 for MU Students

You have the knowledge and the words, but do you have trouble with American Psychological Association (APA) format, citation, or writing style? This program is designed to provide an introduction to writing research papers in APA Style.

The instructor will take you through seven steps that will strengthen your APA-Style research writing. From the title page to references and tables, tips and techniques for academic writing will be explored.

The American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual is required for this class. Participants should bring their own (6th edition) manual, copies are also available for purchase at the MU bookstore.

Presenter: Patricia Sciscione PhD, RN, NJ- CSN – Assistant Professor (Marjorie K Unterberg School of Nursing Health Studies)

For more information, visit the School of Nursing and Health Studies Continuing Education site or contact Barbara Paskewich at bpaskewi@monmouth.edu  or 732-571-3694.

Pediatric Physical Assessment

Fee: $95 (a light dinner is included in the program fee)
This program will provide 5 contact hours for nurses.

The course is designed to enhance the physical assessment skills of the healthcare provider who cares for the school age child. A step-by-step process for physical exam will be reviewed. Using images and a case study format, participants are guided to describe and identify physical findings. Clinical guidelines and standards of care are incorporated throughout.

Desired Learning Outcomes: at completion of this program participants will apply the clinical knowledge gained in the assessment and care of the school age child.

Topics will include:

  • An overview of normal and abnormal findings in health screenings
  • Common pediatric disease and disorders
  • The process & procedure for the assessment of the ear including demonstration of the otoscope
  • Vaccine preventable disease update

Presenter: Steve Miller, DO – Pediatrician with Navesink Pediatrics – Affiliate Clinical Faculty/ Monmouth University, The Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies.

For more information, visit the School of Nursing and Health Studies Continuing Education site or contact Barbara Paskewich at bpaskewi@monmouth.edu  or 732-571-3694.

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 bpaskewi@monmouth.edu or 732-571-3694.