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    Prescribing Controlled Substances in NJ Online Self Study Program

    Dates and Times:

    February 7-21, 2018 (Registration will close when class is full or on February 2, 2018)

    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, 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 90 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.


    Sexual Assault Examination Across the Lifespan - This class is now closed for online registration. Please contact the Center for Professional Development if you have any questions about this course.

    Dates and Times: Wednesdays, January 3, 10, 17 & 24, from 5 - 9 p.m. & Saturday, January 13, from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    *Participants are asked to reserve January 27 in case a make-up date is needed for inclement weather.

    Fee: $875

    Sixty-eight contact hours will be provided. (In addition to the classroom hours, approximately 44 hours including pre-course assignments, homework and post-course assignments will be required). Study materials will be provided for completion prior to the start of the course.

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    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: role of the Forensic Nurse Examiner in caring for sexual assault and abuse victims across the lifespan, assessment and evaluation of the adult, adolescent, and pediatric survivors, 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.

    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 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.


    Writing Research Papers/APA Style

    Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    Time: 5:30 – 8:00 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

    Patricia Sciscione PhD, RN, NJ- CSN – Assistant Professor (Marjorie K Unterberg School of Nursing Health Studies) – Dr. Sciscione has published several articles related to school nursing in peer-reviewed nursing journals and is a peer-reviewer for The Journal of School Nursing. She is currently working on a manuscript related to her dissertation research about caregiving for an adult sibling with Down syndrome.


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

    Dates: Friday & Saturday, April 13 & 14

    Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    Location: Monmouth University

    Fee: $500

    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 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.

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    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


    Sexual Assault Examination Across the Lifespan

    Dates and Times: Monday, June 11 through Thursday, June 14

    Location: Monmouth University

    Fee: $875

    Sixty-eight contact hours will be provided. (In addition to the classroom hours, approximately 44 hours including pre-course assignments, homework and post-course assignments will be required). Study materials will be provided for completion prior to the start of the course.

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    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: role of the Forensic Nurse Examiner in caring for sexual assault and abuse victims across the lifespan, assessment and evaluation of the adult, adolescent, and pediatric survivors, 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.

    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 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.


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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.