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Nursing Continuing Professional Development Program

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Online registration for all 2021-2022 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 CNE 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 CNE 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 2021 and Spring 2022 Calendar

Friday, February 11, 2022

In primary settings, the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) is in a prime position to treat and prescribe medications to patients suffering with acute and chronic pain. APRN’s are also often faced with knowing how to effectively treat patients with women’s health issues and treating prevalent transmittable infections. Because pain and women’s health issues represent commonly addressed complaints, APRN’s will be provided a comprehensive review on the updates of pharmacological treatment modalities for these patients.

Location …………………….……. Nicholls State University Betsy C. Ayo Hall Auditorium
Networking ………………………………………………………………….8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Presentation time………………………………………………………….8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Credit……………………………………………………………………………6 contact hours.
Fee ……………………………………………………………………………………$ 100

Speakers:

Brandi Degruise FNP-C– is a certified family nurse practitioner for 8 years at Haydel Spine Pain and Wellness. She also has experiences in urgent and acute care and internal medicine.

Lori W. Gardiner, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC is an Assistant Professor at Nicholls State University College of Nursing.

Jamie Gaudet, DNP, APRN, RNFA is an administrator and nurse practitioner at Gulf Coast Orthopedics with over 20 years of experience in the clinical setting. In this capacity, Jamie serves patients in surgery and in the hospital and clinic settings. She holds a passion for educating patients and providing preventative care.

Shelly Matherne, DNP, MSN, WHNP-BC– is a nursing instructor at Nicholls State University and is the course coordinator of Nursing and the Childbearing family. She continues to practice in her role as a women’s health provider in gynecology and obstetrics.

Upon completion of the activity, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize best practices in primary care when prescribing various narcotic and non-narcotic medications for pain management.
2. Identify the CDC guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.
3. Differentiate the FDA-approved medications for opioid addiction, overdose, and withdrawal.
4. Evaluate the usefulness of determining Morphine Milligram Equivalents (MME) for commonly prescribed opioids.
5. Relate indications for targeted drug delivery infusion systems.
6. Compare various pharmacological nerve blocks and joint injections.
7. Distinguish various indications for gynecologic and reproductive medications.
8. Identify the conditions promoting the need for hormone replacement therapy for women.

The target audience is registered nurse practitioners.
$10 LATE FEE IF NOT REGISTERED BY JANUARY 29th

Thursday, March 24, 2022

In emergency situations the methods of triage can vary depending on the urgent needs of the patient and the event. Although standard hospital triage processes are in place, triaging in the occurrence of disaster and mass casualty incidents (MCI) requires more than the typical methods when casualties and the level of suffering exceeds the capacity of the emergency department and community to respond. When hospital capacity and the means to act are stressed, a systematic plan must be in place with an “all hands-on deck” approach among nurses and hospital staff. This activity will inform the nurse of best practices encompassing disaster, MCI, and the varied circumstances of emergency nursing.


Location …………………….………. Nicholls State University Betsy C. Ayo Hall Auditorium
Networking ………………………………………………………………….8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Presentation time………………………………………………………….8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Credit……………………………………………………………………………5.5 contact hours
Fee ……………………………………………………………………………………$ 75

Speakers:

Michael Verges RN– has been an emergency department nurse at a level one trauma center in New Orleans for 26 years and has held positions as a staff nurse, clinical supervisor, and charge nurse. He currently holds Emergency Nurse and Trauma Certified Registered Nurse Certifications. He has been a Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) and Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) instructor for the past 10 years and a lead member the ED emergency response team.


Activity Learning Outcomes:

1. Discuss various types of Mass Casualty Incidents (MCI).
2. Explain how the hospital can prepare for MCI surge of patients by creating MCI management plans.
3. Identify most common types of wounding mechanism and injury patterns.
4. Recognize emergency nursing tiered triage protocols in triaging casualties.
5. Identify challenges for nurses in disaster management.


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

* For any activity offered virtually, participants will need a computer (desktop or laptop) with internet access, a webcam and microphone.

Particiants will be notified in a timely manner should there be a change in the
mode of delivery from in person to virtual.

The Nursing Continuing Professional Development
Program Activity Calendar

 

For more information,
call Michelle Patterson, MSN, RN, Accredited Provider Program Director

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

Registration Information: Online registration for all NCPDP activities is available through Eventbrite.

Fees

Retired Nurses fee: $40
Student Nurses fee: $25
Regular Registration fee is $75 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 an 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 CON CNE 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: Mr. Steven H. Kenney, Jr. ,  AVP for Human Resources and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer  (985) 448-4001.

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, NCPD Accredited Provider Program Director

Email: michelle.patterson@nicholls.edu