Announcements

  • Step Up & Be Counted

    Please check your email:
    For your link to participate in Step Up & Be Counted
    Please email Dr Lorraine Chewey at lchewey@njcu.edu or Dr. Laura Jannone at ljannone@monmouth.edu if you have any questions.
    Thanks

  • Summer Workshops at Monmouth University

    We still have openings in our Substitute School Nurse Workshop and our Pediatric Assessment Workshop plus other offerings for al nurses & NPs
    Substitute School Nurse Workshop


    Date:    Wednesday, May 17, 2017                               Time:   9:00am - 3:30pm                                  
    Place:   The Club, Magill Commons

    Fee:      $90 (a light lunch is included in the program fee)

    This program will provide 5.5 contact hours
    Substitute Nurses are needed in many school districts! This class is designed to present an overview of the responsibilities of the Substitute School Nurse.  The Instructors will introduce key areas specific to the care of the child in the school setting. 
    COURSE OBJECTIVES:

    ·  Describe requirements for School Nursing and employment opportunities

    ·  Review tips and techniques for the management of the school health office

    ·  Discuss documentation guidelines

    · Compare district policies for the management of common school health concerns

    · Discuss diabetes management (nutrition and insulin pumps)

    · Describe emergency protocols  (epi-pen, glucagon, & nebulizer)

     Presenters:

    Lauren Dorman, MS, RD, CDE - is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian

    Laura Jannone, EdD, RN, NJ-CSN, FNASN – Associate Professor and Coordinator School Nurse Program (MKUSONHS)

    Gloria Kurilla MS, RN, NJ-CSN

    Patricia Sciscione PhD, RN, NJ- CSN – Assistant Professor (MKUSNHS)

    Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and 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: P242-8/15-18
     
    Program registration is limited so please register early. To register online and pay by credit card, or to view our registration policies please visit our website: www.monmouth.edu/academics/schools/nursing/continuing_programs.asp
    Please call the School of Nursing – Center for Professional Development for Nursing and Health  732-571-3694 with any questions. 

    Pediatric Physical Assessment

     
    Date:     Thursday, June 22, 2017                
    Time:    9 am – 2:30 pm                  
    Place:   McAllan Hall, room 329  
     Fee:  $95 (a light lunch is included in the program fee)

     This program will provide 5 contact hours for nurses.
    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


    Presenters:  Steve Miller, DO - Pediatrician with Navesink Pediatrics


    Registration is limited, please register early.   To register online and view our registration policies please visit our website:  www.monmouth.edu/academics/schools/nursing/continuing_programs.asp
    To register by phone with a credit card – call the School of Nursing at 732-571-3443. 

  • May General Membership Meeting/Dinner Update

    Congratulations to all of the reward recipients and retirees.
    Check out the NJSSNA Facebook page for pictures from the dinner.
    Date for 2018 Dinner Meeting to be announced.

  • Workshops at Monmouth University

    PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE                                                       3 contact hours for nurses will be awarded.

    Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017              Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

    Fee: $60/$40 for MU Students   (A light dinner is included in the program fee.) 

    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.

     Presenter:  Patricia Dempsey, RN MS PNP-BC ANP-BC - Advanced Practice Nurse, Team Health East, Riverview Medical Center

     


    DIABETES MANAGEMENT IN THE SCHOOL AGE CHILD                     3 contact hours for nurses will be awarded.

     Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017       Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm  

    Fee: $65/$50 for MU Students (A light dinner is included in the program fee.)                                                   

    From gym class to glucose monitoring, this program is designed to provide guidelines for the management and support of the school age child with diabetes. A focus will be on the techniques used to balance insulin and nutritional needs with school activities. Acute and chronic complications will be discussed as well as prevention and health promotion strategies. Current references and resources will be provided.

     Presenter: Lauren Dorman, MS, RD, CDE is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian

    SUBSTITUTE SCHOOL NURSE WORKSHOP                                      5.5 contact hours for nurses will be awarded.

     Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017         Time: 9:00am-3:30pm                                                                                       Fee: $90 (A light lunch is included in the program fee.)                                
    Substitute Nurses are needed in many school districts! This class is designed to present an overview of the responsibilities of the Substitute School Nurse. The Instructors will introduce key areas specific to the care of the child in the school setting.

     Presenters: Lauren Dorman, MS, RD, CDE - is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian

    Laura Jannone, EdD, RN, NJ-CSN, FNASN – Associate Professor and Coordinator School Nurse Program      

    Gloria Kurilla MS, RN, NJ-CSN, Patricia Sciscione PhD, RN, NJ- CSN – Assistant Professor (MKUSNHS
    Program registration is limited so please register early.  To register on-line and pay by credit card, or to view our registration policies please visit our website.   

    Please contact School of Nursing – Center for Professional Development in Nursing and health at call: 732 571 3694             email:         bpaskewi@monmouth.edu www.monmouth.edu/academics/schools/nursing/continuing_programs.asp

  • NJSSNA is Proud To Announce the 2017 Excellence in School Nursing Administration Award Recipient

    Congratulations to Julie Richman MSN,RN,CSN-NJ.

    It is with great pleasure New Jersey State School Nurses Association recognizes and honors Julie Richman, MSN, RN, CSN-NJ.  Nurse Richman works as a Co-Nurse Coordinator with Dale Cropley RN, CST, MA  for Roxbury School District in Morris County, NJ.  Roxbury School District houses over 3700 students, throughout seven buildings covering grades kindergarten through 12.  Nurse Richman together with Mrs. Cropley, coordinates the nursing service department. The district has 7 certified nurses and one RN. Additionally, Mrs. Richman, together with another RN, provides school nursing services to her own population of high school students as well as an early childhood education program.  Nurse Richman’s work encompasses a multi-faceted role. This includes but is not limited to the following:  submitting state mandated health reports; coordinating educational programs for district nurses; serving on district and community committees, as well as professional organizations, as a member or in a leadership role; product and supply inventory and maintenance; and district policy and regulation development, to name a few.  Nurse Richman succeeds in maintaining current, evidenced-based school nursing practice in her district by collaborating  with proper stakeholders to assist in formulating her district policies and nursing practice protocols on current research. For example,  Nurse Richman is proud of her district's initiation  and approval of an Opioid Overdose Response Plan.  This policy has been in place even without prompting by NJ law. She is currently leading a nursing committee to fine tune a procedure that will be utilized in conjunction with the new policy, It is nurse Richman’s foresight and data collection mindset which prompts other district nurses to often seek her advise on a multitude of issues that affect current nursing practice.Through her efforts collating data for her district's Nursing Service Plan, the Roxbury school district recognized the need for a part time permanent substitute nurse position to supplement the professional needs of the existing staff. Ultimately, this  led to the creation of two separate part-time positions that could be job shared to make the position even more flexible for both potential candidates and  nursing staff. Roxbury is currently trying to fill those positions. Nurse Richman works tirelessly on behalf of her nursing staff to support their practice and provide them with adequate resources so they may deliver high quality, efficient school nursing services. She does this by serving on the Morris County School Nurses executive board and had done so for the last five years.  She  currently serves as president elect or first VP. She has served in  some capacity for the organization for more than ten years. She interfaces with other professionals across NJ and brings that knowledge to her colleagues to disseminate best practice and current NJ law.  Nurse Richman’s nursing staff praise her knowledge, communication skills, collegiality, expertise in managing challenging situations, and open-door policy.  The Roxbury School District community thrives, without a doubt, in part due to the dedication and commitment of Nurse Richman.

  • Workshops at Monmouth University

    Pediatric Physical Assessment
    Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9am – 2:30 pm
    Five (5) contact hours

    Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Clinical Skills Training
    (International Association of Forensic Nurses)
    Friday & Saturday, March 10 & 11, 2017, 8:30am – 5:30pm
    Sixteen (16) contact hours

    Pediatric Emergency Care
    Thursday, April 6, 2017, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
    Three (3) contact hours

    Diabetes Management in the School Age Child
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 5:30pm - 8:30 pm
    Three (3) contact hours

    Substitute School Nurse Workshop
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 9:00am - 3:30pm
    Five and a half (5.5) contact hours







    nursing-health/Continuing-Education-Programs.aspx

    To learn more and to register, visit our website

    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 P242-8/15-18.


    Barbara Paskewich MSN, RN, MA, CHES
    Phone 732 571 3694 Fax: 732 263 5131