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School of Nursing and Health Studies

Continuing Education Programs

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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 10 day time frame to complete the 6 hour program.

September 20 – October 1, 2018 (Registration will close when class is full or on September 10)

October 22 – November 1, 2018 (Registration will close when class is full or on October 16)

December 3-14, 2018 (Registration will close when class is full or on November 28)

Fee: $95 /$75 for MU Students and Alumni 6 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 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.



Nurse Practitioner Skills Boot Camp

Date: Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3, 2018

Location: Monmouth University

Price: $450/400 for MU students and alumni – (Instructional materials, morning coffee/tea & light lunch are included in the program fee)
EARLY BIRD Pricing: (save $50 when you register before September 5)

Step up for the “Boot Camp” at Monmouth University – We are bringing back our “Fall” Boot Camp. Join us this year 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. 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, which may include:

  • X-Ray Interpretation
  • EKG Interpretation
  • Care of Common Orthopedic Injuries and Splinting Basics
  • Suturing and Wound Closure

PLEASE NOTE: Please check our website in early August for online registration and additional information. Pre-registration is required and program registration is limited, so please register early.

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