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UPCOMING PROGRAMS and PROGRAM FLYERS:


Sexual Assault Examination Across the Lifespan

Dates: Pre-Course starts December 12, 2019 online. Post-course must be completed by February 22, 2020.

*We are accepting late registration until January 1, 2020. Pre-course material will be emailed on January 4 and must be completed by January 21.*

Classroom dates (must attend all): January 21, January 28 and February 4 from 5–9 p.m. and Saturdays, January 25 & February 8, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Monmouth University
Fee:
$875
Study materials will be provided for completion prior to the start of the classroom dates.

Sixty-eight contact hours will be provided. (In addition to the classroom hours, approximately 44 hours of self-directed study including pre-course assignments, approximately 8 hours of homework and 16 hours of self-paced post-course assignments will be required). Study materials for the pre-course will be provided by the second week of December for completion prior to the start of the course.

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 Forensic Nurse Examiner 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 yrs recent clinical experience desiring to obtain the in-depth knowledge & skills needed to provide effective health care & services to victims of sexual assault. Content will include the biological, psychological, social & medico-legal dynamics of sexual assault incl. care of both male & 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 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, 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 & 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. Gynecological Teaching Associates (live models) are used to enhance clinical training experience.


Prescribing Controlled Substances in NJ Online Self Study Program

Each session is online and participants will have a 10 day time frame to complete the 6 hour program.

Dates:
January 14-24, 2020 (Registration will close when class is full or on January 8)
February 19 – 28, 2020 (registration will close when class is full or on February 14)
March 30 – April 9, 2020 (registration will close when class is full or on March 25)
April 29 – May 11, 2020 (registration will close when class is full or on April 24)
May 20 – 29, 2020 (registration will close when class is full or on May 15)
June 17 – 26, 2020 (registration will close when class is full or on June 12)
Fee: $95 /$75 for MU Students and Alumni
Six (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.

Desired learning outcome: The advanced practice nurse will apply the concepts learned in this course when prescribing controlled substances for their patients.

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. One or two 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 ten-day 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 (6 hourtime 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.


Writing Research Papers/APA Style

Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Place: McAllan Hall, Room 329
Fee: $45/$35 for MU Students

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 should bring their own (6th edition) manual, copies are also available for purchase at the MU bookstore.

Presenter: Patricia Sciscione PhD, RN, NJ- CSN – Assistant Professor (Marjorie K Unterberg School of Nursing Health Studies)


Attention: Nurse Educators

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Registration will open soon for our new programs:

Designing the Clinical Experience on February 20, 2020 from 5 -9 p.m.

Clinical Evaluation Process on March 26, 2020 from 5 – 9 p.m.

 


Pediatric Physical Assessment

Date:  Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Place: Monmouth Corporate Park
Fee: $95 (a light lunch is included in the program fee)
This program will provide 5 contact hours for nurses.

This course is designed to enhance the physical assessment skills of the healthcare provider who cares for the school age child.  A step-by-step process for physical exam will be reviewed.  Using images and a case study format, participants are guided to describe and identify physical findings. Clinical guidelines and standards of care are incorporated throughout.

Topics will include:
An overview of normal and abnormal findings in health screenings
Common pediatric disease and disorders
The process and procedure for assessment of the ear including demonstration of otoscope.
Vaccine preventable disease update

Presenter:  Steve Miller, DO – Pediatrician with Navesink Pediatrics – Affiliate Clinical Faculty/ Monmouth University, The Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies.


Suturing and Wound Closure Workshop

Date:   Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Time:  5:30-8:30 p.m.
Place:  Monmouth Corporate Park, Room 198
Fee:  $90 (A light dinner is included in the program fee)
$80 (for current MU students and alumni)
This program will provide 3 contact hours for nurses

This course is designed to provide the Advanced Practice Nurse or Healthcare provider hands on instruction in wound closure skills. The instructor will focus on factors affecting wound healing, selection of wound closure devices, wound aftercare, CDC tetanus guidelines, suture removal guidelines and pitfalls, and special considerations in wound closure.

Topics will include:
Principles of wound assessment and closure
Wound closure techniques
The use of local anesthesia in wound closure
Guidelines for the use of tissue adhesive
Review of prophylactic pharmaceutical treatment
Factors effecting wound healing and follow up care of the wound

Presenter: Rose Knapp, DNP, RN, APN-C Chair, Director of the MSN program and Coordinator of the Nurse Practitioner Program, Associate Professor, Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies, Practicing APN Specializing Primary and Emergency Care


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

Dates:   Thursday & Friday, April 23 & 24, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Monmouth University
Fee: $500

Contact Hours: 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.

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:  Pre-course online May 5 – June 7, 2020 (approximately 20 hours self-paced study)
Classroom (must attend all dates): June 8 – 11, 2020 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Online (post-course) be completed by June 30, 2020
Location:   Monmouth University
Fee: $875
Study materials will be provided for completion prior to the start of the classroom dates.

Seventy contact hours will be provided. (In addition to the classroom hours, approximately 45 hours of self-directed study including pre-course assignments and 20 hours of self-paced post-course assignments will be required).  Study materials for the pre-course will be provided by the second week of May for completion prior to the start of the course.

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 Forensic Nurse Examiner 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 yrs recent clinical experience desiring to obtain the in-depth knowledge & skills needed to provide effective health care & services to victims of sexual assault.  Content will include the biological, psychological, social & medico-legal dynamics of sexual assault incl. care of both male & 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 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, 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 & 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.  Gynecological Teaching Associates (live models) are used to enhance clinical training experience.


Registration Information
Registration must include full payment to guarantee your spot.


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

Cancellation By Participant Within: Refund:
Two weeks prior to the scheduled program 100% of the fee minus a $20.00 processing fee
Less than two weeks prior to the scheduled program 50% of the fee minus a $20.00 processing fee
 24 hours of the scheduled program No refund provided

All cancellation requests must be sent to bpaskewi@monmouth.edu. Appeal process – under extreme circumstances a full or partial refund beyond the terms of this policy may be granted. Please email a statement with the reason for appeal.


Replacement certificates
Participants who complete the course requirements will be awarded a certificate if contact hours are provided.  There is a $10 fee for replacement certificates; complete our replace lost certificate form by entering your name, date of program, course/certificate needed. Certificates will be emailed; please allow 7 – 10 days.


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 Website. 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.