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    Prescribing Controlled Substances in NJ Online Self Study Program

    Dates and Times:

    October 17-31, 2017 (Registration will close when class is full or on October 10)

    November 30–December 15, 2017 (Registration will close when class is full or on November 21)

    January 9-23, 2018 (Registration will close when class is full or on January 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.


    Pediatric Emergency Care - This class is now closed for online registration. Please contact the Center for Professional Development if you have any questions about this course.

    Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

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

    Location: Magill Commons, Rooms 107 & 108

    Fee: $75 /$60 for MU Students (A light dinner is included in the program fee)

    3 Contact hours for Nurses

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    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.

    Presenter

    Patricia Dempsey, RN MS PNP-BC ANP-BC – Specialist Professor, The Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies, practicing as a APN specializing in the emergent care of children.


    Nurse Practitioner Skills Boot Camp

    Dates: Wednesday and Thursday, November 1 & 2, 2017

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

    Location: Magill Commons, Monmouth University

    Fee: $450 /$400 for MU Students and Alumni

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

    EARLY BIRD pricing: Save $50 when you register before September 5)

    This year’s giveaways include a “Boot Camp” T-Shirt and EMRA Antibiotic Guide!

    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

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Step up for the “Boot Camp” at Monmouth University – We have had many requests for a “Fall” Boot Camp. Join us this year for an immersion program for Nurse Practitioners providing specialized training in key areas. This 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 5 modules listed below. Each day will include 1.5 hours of pharmacology – Topic: Antibiotic Update!

    • Suturing and Wound Closure – Patricia Dempsey, RN, MS, APN-C, Specialist Professor, MU, Practicing APN Specializing in Emergent Care of Children and Adults
      Students will learn comprehensive wound evaluation and treatment. Hands-on skills will include the administration of local anesthesia, 4 suturing techniques, skin adhesive, and staple closure. Post procedural considerations including vaccinations and antibiotics will be discussed in detail.
    • Clinical Decision Making – Dr. Rose Knapp, DNP, RN, APN-C, Associate Professor, Director of the MU MSN program, Practicing Acute Care APN specializing in Critical and Emergent Care
      Describe the process of clinical decision making, construct differential diagnosis, identify appropriate testing and analyze diagnostic results.
    • Care of Common Orthopedic Injuries and Splinting Basics - Dr. Marc Menkowitz, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon/ The Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine Center, Shrewsbury, NJ.
      Evaluate common fractures and dislocations, review basic principles of dislocation/reduction, differentiate indications and contraindications for splinting and describe/demonstrate basic splinting techniques and identify potential complications.
    • EKG Assessment - Dr. Charles Miller, Director of Cardiac Diagnostic Services, Integrated Medicine Alliance, Shrewsbury, NJ.
      Review basic electrophysiology of the heart, analyze and interpret 12-lead EKG, identify common dysrhythmias and EKG patterns in Acute Coronary Syndromes
    • X-Ray Interpretation – Denise Sirois, RN, APN, with the Cardiac Surgery team at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
      Review and practice the systemic approach for interpreting: Chest X-Ray (basic anatomy and structures, pathological changes, and identification of abnormalities). Abdominal X-rays (normal anatomy and abnormal findings seen with common abdominal diseases). Review diagnostic studies, technique, radiation, cost and comfort to patient.

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    Please use our customized "Boot Camp" online registration form so you can select the modules you want to complete during the sessions.

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    A Closer Look at Skin Disorders: Dermatology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

    Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017

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

    Location: Monmouth Park Corporate Center, Room 144

    Fee: $80 /$70 for MU Students and Alumni (A light dinner is included in the program fee)

    This program will provide 3 contact hours for nurses.

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This course is designed to provide an overview of skin disorders frequently observed in the primary care setting. The instructor will discuss the physical exam, laboratory findings, management of care and treatment options. An area of focus will be on screening, preventing and the management of skin cancer.

    Course Objectives:

    • Distinguish characteristics of common dermatological conditions including bacterial (cellulitis, impetigo, and abscess), fungal (tinea: versicolor, corporis, manum, pedis and capitis) and viral (molluscum contagiosum, verruca vulgaris, herpes zoster, herpes simplex and HIV)
    • Describe the course, prognosis and management of common skin disorders
    • Differentiate between benign and malignant tumors (seborrheic keratosis, actinic keratosis, dysplastic nevi, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, merkel cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma)
    • Describe and document normal vs. abnormal skin lesions and disorders
    • Determine when referral is needed including emergencies in dermatology

    Presenter

    Renata Flaks, DNP, is a family nurse practitioner and owner of Quality Dermatology in Toms River providing dermatology care. She received her graduate degree (MSN) and her doctorate degree (DNP) from Monmouth University. Her practice encompasses the care of the entire family, including diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic dermatologic illness.


    Common Orthopedic Injuries and Splinting Basics for School Nurses

    Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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

    Location: Magill Commons – Room 108

    Fee: $80 /$70 for MU Students and Alumni (Practice supplies will be included. A light dinner is also included in the program fee.)

    3 contact hours will be provided.

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This workshop is designed for the School Nurse or the Clinician whose practice includes the physical assessment and transfer of care for common orthopedic injuries. The instructor will focus on the short-term care of the acute injury that requires immobilization, including indications, contraindications and potential complications.

    The steps for effective splinting will be described and demonstrated. The course content will include an overview of initial assessment techniques, medical treatment and what to expect when a child returns to school with a cast or splint.

    Course Objectives:

    • Describe common orthopedic injuries
    • Recognize orthopedic emergencies
    • Differentiate indications and contraindications for splinting and immobilization
    • Describe/demonstrate basic principles of splinting and immobilization
    • Guidelines follow up and referral

    Presenter

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


    Pediatric Physical Assessment

    Date: Saturday, December 02, 2017

    Time: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    Location: Birch Hall

    Fee: $95(a light lunch is included in the program fee)

    This program will provide 5 contact hours for nurses.

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This course is one of the most popular continuing education programs offered by the School of Nursing. The instructor will focus on basic clinical evaluation of the school age child including both normal and abnormal findings. The material covered will primarily focus on disease and disorders frequently observed in the school age child.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES:

    • Describe the procedure for conducting a physical exam on a school age child
    • Discuss normal and abnormal findings in health screenings
    • Demonstrate the procedure for the assessment of the ear
    • Identify common pediatric disorders
    • Articulate appropriate guidelines for referral

    Presenter

    Steve Miller, DO - Pediatrician with Navesink Pediatrics


    Rings, Rashes, Lumps and Bumps: Skin Disorders in the School Age Child - This class is now closed for online registration. Please contact the Center for Professional Development if you have any questions about this course.

    Date: Tuesday, December 05, 2017

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

    Location: Magill Commons, Dining Room

    Fee: $80 /$70 for MU Students and Alumni

    This program will provide 3 contact hours for nurses.

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Designed for the School Nurse or Pediatric Nurse, this workshop will cover assessment techniques, physical findings and treatment options for common skin disorders. The school health office is often the first place that a child will present with a wound, a lesion, rash, or an itch. The School Nurse’s assessment skills will determine whether the child returns to class or for further evaluation and treatment. Knowledge of skin disorders and diseases can help to ensure that a child receives appropriate care and can reduce the spread of diseases with the early implementation of infection control strategies.

    Course Objectives:

    • Identify distinguishing characteristics of common dermatological conditions including bacterial (cellulitis, impetigo, and abscess), fungal (tinea: versicolor, corporis, pedis, faciei and capitis) and viral (molluscum contagiosum, verruca vulgaris, chickenpox, and herpes simplex)
    • Describe and document skin normal vs. abnormal lesions and disorders
    • Explain the course, prognosis and management of common skin disorders
    • Review the process for skin cancer screening and prevention
    • Outline guidelines for referral – including emergencies in dermatology

    Presenter

    Renata Flaks, DNP, is a family nurse practitioner and owner of Quality Dermatology in Toms River providing dermatology care. She received her graduate degree (MSN) and her doctorate degree (DNP) from Monmouth University. Her practice encompasses the care of the entire family, including diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic dermatologic illness.


    Sexual Assault Examination Across the Lifespan

    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.


    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.