The calendar lists the educational initiatives sponsored by our Nursing
Education Advisory Council.
To register for any of the system wide Nursing Education programs listed below, please
click here for the contact list.
The following courses are only offered to our employees.
CHARGE NURSE WORKSHOP
This course is intended for anyone who assumes the role of charge nurse
regardless of whether this role is permanent. Content includes delegation;
how to assign correctly; chain of command; legal issues; priority setting
and managing your shift.The program concludes with case studies that allow
participants to apply concepts discussed throughout the day to practical,
realistic situations.(Contact hours provided)
This program is intended for nurses who are new to the preceptor role.The
program includes review of reality shock; principles of adult learning;
principles of evaluation; correct completion of forms used in orientation
(skill checklist, daily progress record, etc); constructive feedback.Case
studies at the end of the program assist participants in the assimilation
of information presented.(A similar version of this course is offered
for non-professional nursing staff - nursing assistants, respiratory therapists,
techs, etc. - who may also function in a preceptor role for their respective
BASIC DYSRHYTHMIA COURSE
This course is a prerequisite to the Critical Care Course. Content proceeds
from anatomy & physiology of the heart and electrical system, to hands-on
rhythm interpretation. Participants must demonstrate competency in rhythm
interpretation prior to taking the critical care course.This program is
also appropriate for staff who want a review of dysrhythmia interpretation.
CRITICAL CARE COURSE
This course is appropriate for all nurses who are new to critical care
areas.The course is presented in modular format and can be attended in
its entirety or participants may choose to attend selected modules as
appropriate to their needs. Basic dysrhythmia interpretation is a prerequisite
to this course. (Contact hours provided for each module).
12-LEAD EKG COURSE
This program appropriate for any nurse who wishes more in-depth knowledge
of EKG interpretation. Included is identification of myocardial infarction,
bundle branch blocks, axis deviation, etc.
This course reviews the principles of triage. Topics covered include triage
acuity, clinical modules, mechanism of injury, pediatric triage, legal
issues of emergency department nursing and EMTALA laws.The course is appropriate
as a review for nurses currently working in triage as well as an introduction
for those who are new to the triage area of the ED.
EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT COURSE
This modular course is designed as an introduction to ED nursing for the
inexperienced nurse.It can also serve as a review for incumbent ED nurses.
Topics include cardiovascular, medical, orthopedic, neurological, obstetrical,
psychiatric emergencies, as well as toxicology and legal/EMTALA issues.
IV THERAPY COURSE
This didactic and clinical practice course was designed by the Northern
New Jersey Consortium of Nurse Educators. After successful completion
of the course, participants must have a precepted experience at their
own facility, completing a number of IV starts on patients as defined
by their facility policy on IV therapy.
PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT COURSE
Two different physical assessment programs are offered:
Current concepts in med/surg nursing are included in 2-day program.
ONCOLOGY ORIENTATION PROGRAM
This oncology course is designed for the nurse who is new to oncology
nursing.It includes care of the oncology patient; venous access devices;
oncologic emergencies; knowledge of chemotherapeutic agents; principles
of chemotherapy administration and alternative treatment modalities.This
course prepares the participant to complete a 2-day chemotherapy administration
clinical competency (Contact hours provided).
This is an intensive course that serves as an introduction to perioperative
nursing. It is appropriate for nurses who are new to perioperative nursing
as well as graduate nurses who wish to make perioperative nursing their
specialty. Didactic content in most surgical specialties is reinforced
with clinical observation and hands-on practice as appropriate. Participants
who complete this program will go on to an intensive precepted clinical
experience in their own facility, which will prepare them to function
independently as perioperative nurses.
PERIANESTHESIA (PACU) COURSE
This course is appropriate for incumbent staff and nurses new to the perianesthesia
specialty. Topics include standards and scope of perianesthesia nursing,
anesthetic agents, pain management, latex allergy management, patient
assessment and surgical procedure review. (Contact hours provided)
BASIC FETAL HEART MONITORING
This program includes the information required by the nurse who will be
working in any labor and delivery area that uses fetal heart monitoring.This
course is based on the AWHONN standards of practice and is a pre-requisite
to intermediate and advanced fetal monitoring programs.
PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE COURSE
This program covers topics needed by any nurse working in a pediatric
intensive care unit. Content includes nursing management of the pediatric
patient who presents with cardiac, respiratory, neurological, disorders
and other health problems.
CARING FOR THE PEDIATRIC PATIENT
This is a program intended for nurses who work primarily with adult patients,
but who occasionally care for pediatric patients (ED, SDS, PACU, OR, GI/Endo).The
focus of this program is the differences in the presentation, assessment,
treatment and evaluation of these patients as compared to the adult patient.
PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY PROGRAM
This is a course which is appropriate for any nurse who cares for a pediatric
patient with cancer, either in an in-patient or outpatient setting. Content
of the course includes pediatric cancers, chemotherapy, administration
techniques and management of side effects/complications.
||Clara Maass Medical Center
||Community Medical Center
||Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus
||Monmouth Medical Center
||Dr. Donna Weeks
||Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
||Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center
||Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center
||Saint Barnabas Medical Center
||Mary Beth Russell, PhD, RN