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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.

July 6-17, 2018 (Registration will close when class is full or on June 29, 2018)

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

Dates: Wednesday and Thursday, July 11 & 12, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Location: Monmouth University

PLEASE NOTE: Online registration is closed as there is limited availability in some modules. If you would like to register for the program, please call 732-571-3694

Fee: $450 /$400 for MU Students and Alumni (Instructional materials, a continental breakfast and a light lunch are included in the program fee)

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


Are you looking to enhance your advanced practice skills? Join us 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 intended for Advanced Practice Nurses who would like to enhance their knowledge and advanced practice clinical skills.

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: Interpreting & Integrating Diagnostics – 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 – Presenter to be announced
    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.
  • ECG Interpretation – 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.
  • Radiographic Interpretation of Chest and Musculoskeletal Injuries/Abnormalities – Patricia Dempsey, RN, MS, APN-C, Specialist Professor, MU, Practicing APN Specializing in Emergency Care of Children and Adults
    This course will focus on the essentials of x-ray interpretation. Participants will learn to interpret plain films in a systematic manner. Areas of study will include Chest and Extremity evaluation with a special emphasis on acute traumatic findings. Additionally, an overview of pediatric injury radiology will be provided.


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