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    Prescribing Controlled Substances in NJ Online Self Study Program

    Dates and Times:

    February 9 - 23, 2017 (Registration is now closed; class capacity has been reached)

    May 10 - 24, 2017 (registration will close when the class capacity is reached or on May 1)

    June 1 - 15, 2017 (registration will close when the class capacity is reached or on May 24)

    July 6 - 19, 2017 (registration will close when the class capacity is reached or on June 26)

    Fee: $95 /$75 for MU Students and Alumni

    Six contact hours will be provided.


    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 monitored), earning a score of 85 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.

    Common Orthopedic Injuries and Splinting Basics for Advanced Practice Nurses

    Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017

    Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    Location: Monmouth University Graduate Center at Monmouth Corporate Park - Room 144

    Fee: $90 /$80 for MU Students and Alumni (practice supplies will be included) A light dinner is included in the program fee.

    3 contact hours will be provided.


    This hands-on workshop is designed for the Advanced Practice Nurse or the clinician whose practice includes the management of common orthopedic injuries. The instructor will focus on the short-term treatment of the acute injury that requires immobilization including indications, contraindications and complications. The steps for effective splinting will be described, techniques will be demonstrated, and time will be allocated for practice and repeat demonstration.


    • Review the physical evaluation of common fractures and dislocations
    • Describe the basic principles of dislocation/reduction
    • Differentiate indications and contraindications for splinting
    • Describe/demonstrate basic principles of splinting
    • Identify the complications of splinting


    Dr. Marc Menkowitz, Co-founder of The Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine-NJ, Member of the academic committee Monmouth Medical Orthopedics Program and Assistant Professor at Drexel School of Medicine.

    Pediatric Emergency Care

    Date: Thursday, April 06, 2017

    Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    Location: Magill Commons, Rooms 107 & 108

    Fee: $60 /$40 for MU Students (A light dinner is included in the program fee)

    3 Contact hours for Nurses


    The instructor will present an overview of conditions that require pediatric emergency care. Focusing on body systems, a review clinical findings will be highlighted. Goals and strategies for treatment will be reviewed. An emphasis will be on cases that should not be missed and how to identify the sick child in all healthcare settings.

    Topics will include:

    • A review of the scope of practice of pediatric emergency care.
    • The assessment process including primary and secondary survey.
    • Guidelines for treatment and management of common disorders in upper airway, lower airway, cardiac, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, skeletal and neurological systems.


    Patricia Dempsey, RN MS PNP-BC ANP-BC - Advanced Practice Nurse, Team Health East, Riverview Medical Center

    Diabetes Management in the School Age Child

    Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    Location: The Club Dining Room, Magill Commons

    Fee: $65 /$50 for MU Students (A light dinner is included in the program fee)

    This program will provide 3 contact hours for nurses.


    From gym class to glucose monitoring, this program is designed to provide guidelines for the management and support of the school age child with diabetes. A focus will be on the techniques used to balance insulin and nutritional needs with school activities. Acute and chronic complications will be discussed as well as prevention and health promotion strategies. Current references and resources will be provided.

    Topics will include:

    • The diabetes disease process
    • Brief overview of Insulin and Insulin pumps
    • Glucose monitoring
    • Glycemic control
    • Physical activity
    • Guidelines for referral


    Lauren Dorman, MS, RD, CDE is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian

    Substitute School Nurse Workshop

    Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    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


    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 Instructors will introduce key areas specific to the care of the child in the school setting.


    • Describe requirements for School Nursing and employment opportunities
    • Review tips and techniques for the management of the school health office
    • Discuss documentation guidelines
    • Compare district policies for the management of common school health concerns
    • Discuss diabetes management (nutrition and insulin pumps)
    • Describe emergency protocols (epi-pen, glucagon, & nebulizer)


    Lauren Dorman, MS, RD, CDE - is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian

    Laura Jannone, EdD, RN, NJ-CSN, FNASN – Associate Professor and Coordinator School Nurse Program (MKUSONHS)

    Gloria Kurilla MS, RN, NJ-CSN

    Patricia Sciscione PhD, RN, NJ- CSN – Assistant Professor (MKUSNHS)

    Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Clinical Skills Training (IAFN)

    Dates: Tuesday & Wednesday, May 23 & 24, 2017

    Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    Location: Monmouth University

    Fee: $450

    ** Please confirm with us that the course is running before making travel arrangements, as we must have a minimum number of participants to run the program **

    ** Participants must provide verification of active registered nursing license **

    16.0 nursing continuing education contact hours will be provided by the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN). The Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies is pleased to provide a clinical skills training program developed by the IAFN.

    Please Note: - This workshop was rescheduled from March 10 & 11, 2017


    The purpose of this program is to prepare the registered nurse for the clinical aspects of the adult/adolescent sexual assault medical-forensic examination. Participation is limited to nurses who have completed a didactic course of SANE/SAFE training.

    This 2-day live training experience provides the attendee with an opportunity to observe and demonstrate clinical skills used during the assessment and treatment of adolescent and adult victims of sexual assault.

    Participants will observe and demonstrate the following techniques:

    • Specimen collection and packaging
    • Photo-documentation of findings
    • Genital inspection and pelvic examination
    • The use of supplies and equipment specific to completion of a forensic medical sexual assault evaluation.

    Nurse Practitioner Skills Boot Camp

    Dates: Friday and Saturday, July 14 & 15, 2017

    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

    Location: Monmouth University

    Fee: $400 /$350 for MU Students and Alumni

    (Instructional materials, a continental breakfast and a light lunch are included in the program fee)


    Fee will be $450/400 for MU students and alumni after May 1 with space permitting.

    15 contact hours for nurses will be provided. 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 Commission on Accreditation. Provider number: P242-8/15-18

    Online Registration

    To register and submit payment for this program, please use the link below to access our customized registration form.

    Register for Boot Camp


    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 6 modules listed below. Each day will include a 1.5 hour pharmacology update.

    • X-Ray Interpretation
    • EKG Interpretation
    • Care of Common Orthopedic Injuries and Splinting Basics
    • Suturing and Wound Closure
    • Clinical Decision Making – Interpreting and Integrating Diagnostics
    • Pediatric Emergency Care

    Sexual Assault Examination Across the Lifespan

    Dates: Monday June 12 – Thursday June 15, 2017

    Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Location: Monmouth University – Monmouth Corporate Park - Room 144

    Fee: $850

    Sixty-four (64) contact hours will be provided. (In addition to the classroom hours, approximately 40 independent study hours will be required). Study materials will be provided for completion prior to the start of the course. Some reading and review of materials may be assigned as evening homework during class meeting times.

    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 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.


    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.


    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 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

    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:

    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