Prescribing Controlled Substances in NJ Online Self Study Program - October 12-26, 2022

October 12-26, 2022 (registration will close on 10/7)
Preregistration is required and is limited (please register early).

$95 - Non Monmouth Professional

$75 - MU Students, Alumni and Preceptors

Six (6) contact hours will be provided.

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

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, including legislative guidelines and regulations for prescribing.  The program is comprised of four modules which include audiovisual material, readings, case studies, narrated slides and extensive reference and resources.  In each module the presenters explore the challenges of responsible prescribing and share the insight gained from practice.

Topics will include: Pharmacodynamics of controlled substances, prevention/diminution of addictions in the general population, prevention & management of impaired practice among health professionals, and the use of controlled substances for the management of psychiatric, non-psychiatric and non-pain related conditions.

Dr. Rose Knapp, DNP, RN, APN-C, Associate Professor Monmouth University
Dr. Nicole Keegan, DNP, APN-C, Director Pain Management Services Monmouth Medical Center, Sole Proprietor of the Pain Relief Center of Central NJ.
Suzanne Kinkle, MSN, RN, CARN, Director of Business Development Recovery Management Systems, Florida

Each session is online self-paced learner activity and participants will have the entire time frame to complete the 6 hours. The course may be completed in increments. Computer and internet access are required.   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.  

Criteria for successful completion of this program is the review of all self-study materials, earning a score of 90 or above on the 20 question post-test and completion of the program evaluation. Participants may review the materials and retake the post-test if needed.  A certificate will be emailed after upon verification of successful completion. Speakers, presenters and faculty members have declared that they have nothing to disclose. There is no commercial support for this activity.

The 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: P242-10/18-24 

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For additional questions, please contact the school of nursing – 732 571 3694