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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:

    January 4 - 18, 2017 (Registration will close when class is full or on December 23)

    Fee: $95 /$75 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.


    Sexual Assault Examination Across the Lifespan

    Dates and Times:

    January 11, 18, & 25 from 5 - 9 p.m.

    January 14, & 28 (Saturdays) from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    * Participants are asked to reserve February 1 and 4 as make-up dates in the event of inclement weather.

    Location: McAllan Hall, Room 227

    Fee: $850

    Sixty-four (64) contact hours will be provided. (In addition to the classroom hours, approximately 38 hours of computer based coursework are required.) Students will be provided independent study materials prior to the start of the course.

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    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.

    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.

    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.


    Writing Research Papers/APA Style

    Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Time: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

    Location: McAllan Hall, Room 227

    Fee: $45 /$35 for MU Students

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    You have the knowledge and the words, but do you have trouble with 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 can bring their own (6th edition), and copies will be available for purchase at the class.

    Presenter

    Jim Konopack, PhD – Associate Dean, Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing & Health Studies


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    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 P242-8/15-17.

    Registration Information

    Program registration is limited so please register early!

    Registration must include full payment. If you would like to pay with a check – please call or email to ensure that there is room in the class. Checks are payable to Monmouth University. If you wish to pay by credit card please call 732-571-3443.

    Refund Policy

    Full refunds will be provided if the program is canceled due to limited enrollment.

    A $20 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds due to cancellations by participants. All cancellations must be sent in writing to mailto:bpaskewi@monmouth.edu. Refunds will be provided as follows:

    Cancellation By Participant Within: Refund:
    Fourteen (14) or more calendar days prior to the scheduled commencement date of the Program 100% of the fee paid minus the $20.00 processing fee
    Thirteen (13) calendar days or less prior to the scheduled commencement date of the program 50% of the fee paid minus the $20.00 processing fee
    After program commencement date No Refund Provided

    Appeal process - under extreme circumstances a full or partial refund beyond the terms of this policy may be granted. Please send a statement with the reason for appeal to mailto:bpaskewi@monmouth.edu.

    Replacement certificates

    Participants who complete the course requirements will be awarded a certificate if contact hours are provided. Contact hours are provided for most but not all programs. A $10 fee will be charged for the replacement of certificates. To obtain a replacement certificate, complete our replace lost certificate form by entering your name, date of program, course/certificate needed. We generally can get replacement certificates out quickly, but please allow 7 – 10 days for a replacement certificate to be sent by both mail and email.

    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.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur/Pages/default.aspx.

    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 mailto:bpaskewi@monmouth.edu.