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Nursing Continuing Professional Development Program

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Online registration for all 2020-2021 NCPDP activities is available through Eventbrite

Requirements for successful completion is accomplished by verifying participation in the entire NCPDP activity. No partial credit is awarded.

Accredited and Approved

Nicholls State University College of Nursing- Nursing Continuing Professional Development Program is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nicholls State University College of Nursing- Nursing Continuing Professional Development Program is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN) (Provider Number 8 ) for re-licensure requirements.

College of Nursing
Nursing Continuing Professional Development Program
Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020

Infection Control is necessary now more than ever. The ability to recognize and treat infections early and effectively can decrease the deterioration of the patient’s health status. This activity will provide the nurse with strategies to recognize and treat infections to possibly interrupt the progression to sepsis.

Location: Virtual via Zoom
Networking: 8-8:30 a.m.
Presentation time:  8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Credit: 5.5 contact hours
Fee: $65

Speakers:

Charlotte Boudreaux, RN, BSN, CIC – is employed with Terrebonne General Medical Center where she is currently the Infection Control Manager. Ms. Boudreaux is Board Certified in Infection Prevention and Control and a Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

Paul Monier, MD – is an Infectious Disease Consultant and a member of the Antibiotic Stewardship Team with Thibodaux Regional Health System since October 2005. Prior to that Dr. Monier was the Infectious Disease Consultant at AMG Specialty Hospital (LTAC), Houma and an Infectious Disease Associate at East Jefferson General Hospital.

Tara F. Stringer, RN, BSN – is employed with Terrebonne General Medical Center where she is currently the Sepsis Coordinator for almost two years.

Aimee Toups, RN, BSN, CIC – is employed with Thibodaux Regional Health System where she is currently the Infection Preventionist. Ms. Toups is Board Certified in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) since April 2019.

Upon completion of this activity the participant will be able to:

  1. Outline the clinical presentation of patients with various infections.
  2. Specify evidence-based practices to treat infections.
  3. Summarize guidelines used to determine progression of infection to sepsis status.
  4. Relate the nurse’s role in assessment of the patient with sepsis.
  5. Design nursing care strategies for the patient with sepsis.
  6. Integrate strategies to reduce the spread of infections.

The target audience is registered nurses.

$10 LATE FEE IF NOT REGISTERED BY Aug. 13

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

Hospital medical-surgical units and nursing homes are seeing a higher acuity of patients. For this reason, it may be necessary for nurses to manage care for patients who may require placement on ventilators, EKGs and various laboratory tests. This activity will assist nurses in assessment, planning, and implementing nursing care to the deteriorating patient requiring higher levels of care.

Location:  Virtual via Zoom
Networking:  8-8:30 a.m.
Presentation time:  8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Credit:  5.5 contact hours
Fee:  $65

Speakers:

Alisha Aucoin, B.S., RRT – is currently employed with Fletcher Technical Community College where she is the Clinical Director of the Respiratory Program. Ms. Aucoin has been a respiratory therapist for 19 years.

Renee Kincy, RN, BSN, CCRN – is employed with Thibodaux General Health System where she is Clinical Educator of the Critical Care Unit. Ms. Kincy’s past experience includes working as an Adult Intensive Care Unit and Stepdown nurse and Unit Coordinator.

Upon completion of this activity the participant will be able to:

  1. Outline the early signs and symptoms of the deteriorating patient.
  2. Specify strategies to increase the oxygenation of patients.
  3. Incorporate skills used to assist during intubation.
  4. Analyze ABG findings.
  5. Differentiate the various ventilator modes.
  6. Integrate lab findings into the plan of care for the deteriorating patient.
  7. Illustrate a systematic approach to assessing the 12-lead ECG.

The target audience is registered nurses.
$10 LATE FEE IF NOT REGISTERED BY SEPT. 17

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020

Nurses are taught to take care of the total patient. This care includes the biological, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual aspects. The importance of this concept has been actualized by many nurses during the Covid-19 pandemic. This activity will address evidenced-based strategies that will assist nurses in improving the provision of total patient care.

Location: Virtual via Zoom
Networking: 8-8:30 a.m.
Presentation time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Credit: 5.5 contact hours
Fee: $65

Speakers:

Samantha Burgess, BSN – is currently employed with Terrebonne General Medical Center. Ms. Burgess is Cardiovascular Certified and has worked on Telemetry for the past 2 years.

Tomie Davis, BSN, RN, CCRN – is currently employed with Terrebonne General Medical Center. Mr. Davis is CCRN Certified and has over 8 years of ICU experience.

Norman Edmonds, Sr. – is currently the pastor of Beulah Baptist Church. Rev. Edmonds has 20 Years of Preaching and 17 Years of Pastoring.

Ryan Hebert, RN, CCRN – is currently employed with Terrebonne General Medical Center. Mr. Hebert is the Clinical Coordinator of Critical Care and has 12 years of experience working in Critical Care.

Tracy Reed, PhD, LPC – is currently employed with Louisiana Counseling & Training Consultants, LLC. Dr. Reed is a Licensed Professional Counselor/Clinical Supervisor. She has been practicing since 1999.

Melissa A. Rice, MSN, RN, CHPD – is currently employed with Terrebonne Medical Center. Ms. Rice is the Support Care Coordinator. Ms. Rice’s experience includes critical care, palliative care and acute and chronic pain management nursing.

Ecoee Rooney, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, SANE-A – is currently employed with Ochsner Health where she is the Director of Nursing Leadership Development. Dr. Rooney is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator.

Upon completion of this activity the participant will be able to:

  1. Design a nursing care plan for patients to include the biological, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual considerations.
  2. Specify the importance of “Presence” to the patient at the end of life.
  3. Integrate the role of liaison between the isolated patient and their family.
  4. Summarize strategies nurses can use to provide self-care.

Target audience is registered nurses.
$10 LATE FEE IF NOT REGISTERED BY OCT. 1

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021

School nurses must focus on practicing according to legal aspects specific to school health services. Their role includes developing plans for student care based on assessment, interventions, identification of outcomes and the evaluation of care. Other responsibilities include monitoring immunizations, managing communicable diseases, assessing the school environment to prevent injury and ensuring safety for all students including those with special needs. This activity will provide information on the Nurse Practice Act as it relates to school nursing and will clarify school health services necessary to care for children with special needs on and off the school campus.

Location:  Virtual via Zoom
Networking:  8-8:30 a.m.
Presentation time:  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Credit:  5.5 contact hours
Fee:  $65

Speakers:

Deborah E. Dugas, Attorney At Law – currently focuses on various areas of law. Attorney Dugas has over 25 years of experience in Accident, Injury, Criminal, Family and Estate Law.

Lydia Duval, RN, BSN – is currently employed with St. Mary Parish School Board where she is currently the School Nurse Facilitator. Ms. Duval has 26 years as a school nurse.

Upon completion of this activity the participant will be able to:

  1. Summarize the Louisiana State Board of Nursing Nurse Practice Act.
  2. Examine the legal aspects of delegation with regards to school nursing.
  3. Clarify legal implications of school health services as it relates to the student with special needs.
  4. Analyze the Department of Education’s stance on school health service concerning field trips and extracurricular activities for the student with special needs.
  5. Differentiate the Evaluation and the Individualized Education Program (IEP) processes.

The target audience is registered nurses employed in the school setting.
$10 LATE FEE IF NOT REGISTERED BY JAN. 12

Friday Feb. 26, 2021

The Advanced Practice Nurse is often challenged with the utilization of skills such as radiograph interpretation and suturing. These skills are not routinely performed by all Advanced Practice nurses on a recurrent basis, but remains important. The Advanced Practice nurse will be provided the opportunity to update their skills of radiographic interpretation and suturing to assist them is improving patient outcomes. This activity requires a suturing kit which in included in the fee.

Location:  Virtual via Zoom
Networking:  8-8:30 a.m.
Presentation time:  8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Credit:  5.5 contact hours
Fee:  $100

Speakers:

Victoria P. Koster, MD – is currently employed with South Louisiana Medical Associates. Dr. Koster is a Diagnostic Radiologist at Chabert Medical Center.

Brent Tatford, MD – is currently employed with Thibodaux Regional Health System. Dr. Tatford is the Medical Director of the Emergency Department and is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine.

Upon completion of this activity the participant will be able to:

  1. Develop a systematic approach to chest X-ray interpretation.
  2. Specify the appropriate imaging for patients with upper and lower
    extremity disorders and injuries.
  3. Differentiate between fracture patterns.
  4. Summarize the recommended treatment options for fractures.
  5. Outline local wound suturing procedures.
  6. Identify medications to be administered prior to suturing.
  7. Prescribe medications to patients following suturing.

The target audience is Advanced Practice nurses.
$10 LATE FEE IF NOT REGISTERED BY FEB. 19

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Many nurses are faced with the role of leadership with minimal experience in performing this task. This may present performance issues as many nurses feel unprepared for the role. This activity will provide strategies to assist the new and emerging leader in developing the necessary skills to guide the new nurse, the floating nurse and the seasoned nurse on the unit.

Location: Virtual via Zoom
Networking: 8-8:30 a.m.
Presentation time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Credit: 5.5 contact hours
Fee: $65

Speakers:

Lisa Richard, RN, MSN, NE-BC – is currently employed with Thibodaux Regional Health System. Ms. Richard has over 14 years of experience in Nursing Management

Allison Robichaux RN, BSN – is employed with Thibodaux Regional Health System. Ms. Robichaux is the Clinical Director for the Med/Surg, Post Op, Short Stay and the COVID Unit.

Cloteal A. Sutton-Moore, MSN, MBA, RN – is currently an Associate Professor College of Nursing at Dillard University. Ms. Sutton-Moore previously launched the anti-stress reduction education and campaign for hospital staff at Ochsner Health.

Upon completion of the activity the participant will be able to:

  1. Develop effective skills to guide the new nurse, the floating nurse and the seasoned nurse.
  2. Integrate skills into the successful role of nurse leadership.
  3. Discuss the importance of strategies for self-care during the difficult tasks of guidance and leadership.

The target audience is registered nurses.
$10 LATE FEE IF NOT REGISTERED BY MARCH 11

The 2020/2021 Nursing Continuing Professional Development Program (NCPDP) will be offered virtually via ZOOM. Activities will be hosted in a live synchronous/remote face-to-face format. Participants will need a computer (desktop or laptop) with internet access, a webcam and microphone.

The Nursing Continuing Professional Development
Program Activity Calendar

For more information,
call Michelle Patterson, MSN, RN, NCPDP Director

at (985) 448-4203, 448-4686
or michelle.patterson@nicholls.edu

Registration Information: Online registration for all NCPDP activities is available through Eventbrite at the following website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/nicholls-state-university-ncpdp-22013150910

Please see the education activities below:
Aug. 20, 2020 – Bacteria, Parasites, Viruses and Fungi – Oh No! Infection Control and Sepsis
$10 late fee if not registered by Aug. 13

Sept. 24, 2020 – Ready, Set and Go: Are You Prepared to Care for the Deteriorating Patient Who May Require Ventilators and EKGs?
$10 late fee if not registered by Sept. 17

Oct. 8, 2020 – Providing Holistic Patient Care: Giving All You Have
$10 late fee if not registered by Oct. 1

Jan. 19, 2021 – School Nursing: Legal Issues and Policies for Providing Care to Students with Special Needs
$10 late fee if not registered by Jan. 12

Feb. 26, 2021 – Skills Update for the Advanced Practice Nurse: Radiology & Suturing
$10 late fee if not registered by Feb. 19

March 18, 2021 – Help! I Need a Nurse: How to Guide and Lead the New Nurse, Floating Nurse and the Seasoned Nurse
$10 late fee if not registered by March 11

Fees
Retired Nurses fee: $30
Student Nurses fee: $15
Regular Registration fee is $65 except for the February activity which is $100.

Refund Policy
Registration fees will be refunded in full if cancellation notice is received five days prior to the activity. Refunds after this date will be subject to a $15 administrative fee. Substitutions may be accepted or the fee can be transferred to another activity.

Requirements for successful completion is accomplished by verifying participation in the entire NCPDP activity. No partial credit is awarded.

Cancellation Policy
Nicholls State University’s College of Nursing NCPDP reserves the right to cancel or postpone NCPDP activities, to limit registration or to change instructors. In the event of a cancellation for any reason, such as insufficient registration response, or condition beyond their control, the liability of Nicholls State University College of Nursing shall be limited to a full refund of registration fees. Refund policy on NCPDP activities in the College of Nursing does not necessarily apply to other educational activities at Nicholls.

Accreditation
Nicholls State University College of Nursing – Nursing Continuing Professional Development Program is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nicholls State University College of Nursing Nursing Continuing Professional Development Program is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN) (Provider Number 8) for re-licensure requirements.

Nicholls State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.

* The following person(s) has/have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. Michele Caruso,  Vice President for Student Affairs  (985) 448-4081.

CONTACT INFORMATION

College of Nursing – Nursing Continuing Professional Development Program

Office Location:
336 Betsy Cheramie Ayo Hall
 
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2057
Thibodaux, LA 70310
 
Phone: (985) 448-4203
Fax: (985) 448-4932
 

Contact: Mrs. Michelle Patterson, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Nursing Continuing Professional Development Program, Director

Email: michelle.patterson@nicholls.edu