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Upcoming Programs at the Center for Lifelong Learning

The UNC SON Center for Lifelong Learning has many exciting programs coming up in the fall. For more information, you can read the program descriptions below or click here for the online schedule and information on how to enroll.

Fall 2013

Health Care Reform, the ACA, and You – October 11, 2013
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Featured Speakers: Pam Silberman, JD, DrPH – President & CEO, North Carolina Institute of Medicine; Kevin W. Sowers, MSN, RN, FAAN – President, Duke University Hospital

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which became law in 2010, is creating significant change within healthcare and within our society as a whole.  This one-day seminar will examine the impact of the ACA on health professionals, our patients, our communities and ourselves.  Come learn what the ACA really does and does not do, how it might change your job or career, and how you can work for change to better the health of your community.  You will hear from experts in the nursing and legal fields, with plenty of time for questions and audience interaction.

Registration Fees: $159

RN Scholarship Fee: $109 – If available, open to all RNs so register early

Healthy Children 2013 Pediatric Nursing Update – November 15, 2013
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

The health of children and adolescents in the United States and in North Carolina continues to be a public health priority, as national and state goals and objectives for improving health fail to be achieved.  This full-day program will focus on several key areas of Healthy People 2020 that target child and adolescent health, with topics including caring for overweight and obese children in acute and primary care, sexual & gender identity issues, online safety, and drug & alcohol abuse.

Laura Emerson Edwards, the Director of Healthy North Carolina, will discuss the state of child health in NC, and describe the public health goals of Healthy North Carolina 2020 — while clinical experts will share information about caring for patients with these concerns. Participants will come away with a broad understanding of the evidence-based national and state goals for pediatric health, as well as concrete clinical tools to help children and youth to be as healthy as possible.

Registration Fee: $189

RN Scholarship Fee: $119 – If available, open to all RNs so register early

Pediatric Forensic Nurse Examiner Training – 5 Day Course – November 4, 5, 6, 14, 15
Carrington Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing

Are you a nurse who is challenged to provide the best possible care to some of the most vulnerable patients you might see in acute or primary care settings-children and adolescents who are physically and/or emotionally abused? Join us for an in-person, five-day course that will enhance your clinical knowledge and start building your skills in conducting forensic screening exams for potential child sexual abuse.  Sexual assault experts will be on hand to answer your questions and share their expertise as you learn to provide high quality care to children and families and prepare to submit evidence that will be useful in court.

In order to complete the Pediatric Forensic Nurse Examiner training, each participant must fulfill an additional, separate clinical component. Our training, when combined with the necessary clinical hours, meets all of the educational requirements as outlined by the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) for taking the certification exam as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Pediatric (SANE-P).  This program has been approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

Registration Fee: $269

RN Scholarship Fee: $199 – If available, open to all RNs so register early

Pharmacology Update 2013 for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses – December 6, 2013
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

With the constant release of new medications, changes to labeling of existing medications, and updates of clinical guidelines, how do YOU stay on top of it all?  Join us for this year’s Pharmacology Update for APRNs for a jam-packed day focusing on the pharmacological treatment of a range of conditions. The agenda is based on participant requests from past years, and will include sessions on mental health, dermatology, antibiotics, COPD and asthma, anticonvulsants, and diabetes. Speakers will use case studies and patient scenarios to focus on the clinical treatment and be sure your questions are answered.

Registration Fee: $209

RN Scholarship Fee: $139 – If available, open to all RNs so register early

From Ideas to Publication! The Process of Writing Journal Manuscripts and Books – January 10, 2014
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

This workshop examines the process of writing journal manuscripts beginning with your idea through the submission of your paper, responding to peer reviews, and publication of the manuscript.  You will receive hands-on experience in selecting possible journals for submission of a manuscript.  The workshop includes a discussion of writing different types of manuscripts, tips for writing, other considerations relevant to publishing journal manuscripts, and steps in securing a publisher and writing a book.

Nationally known speaker:  Marilyn Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Director of Evaluation and Educational Research at Duke University

Registration Fee: $169

RN Scholarship Fee: $109 – If available, open to all RNs so register early

3rd Annual Cardiovascular Update – January 24, 2014
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Are you using the most up-to-date clinical cardiovascular guidelines in your nursing practice? Join us for a full and exciting day that is certain to provide nurses and nurse practitioners with critical updates in cardiology and the latest evidence-based practices for treating heart disease.  You’ll leave with knowledge of applying recent changes in best practices and clinical guidelines to:  Hypertension management; smoking cessation; heart failure; pacemakers and defibrillators; heart-healthy dietary changes; and new therapies for the cath lab.

Learn about the latest JNC treatment guidelines for hypertension, evaluate case studies, and analyze how nurses and NPs can best make a difference in their own practices and communities by providing excellent care in inpatient and outpatient settings and with preventive, acute and chronic care.

Registration Fee: $189

RN Scholarship Fee: $119 – If available, open to all RNs so register early

Preview of Spring and Summer 2014

Legal Nurse Update – February 7, 2014

25th Annual PACU and Ambulatory Surgery Conference – March 15, 2014

Nursing Technology/Informatics – March 28, 2014

Self-Care/Aging Nurses – April 11, 2014

Psychiatric Mental Health 2014 – April 25, 2014

Excellence in Teaching for Nurse Educators – May 19-23, 2014

Qualitative Analysis – June 2–5, 2014

18th Annual Institute in Qualitative Research: Mixed Methods – June 9-12, 2014

Family Research Institute – June 16-19, 2014

Don’t forget about our online programs! Visit our website at http://nursing.unc.edu/lifelong/online-programs/ for more information