NEW YORK NURSE: June 2011
by Erin Silk
Do you want to enhance your professional development? Are you thinking of a specialty change? Is your practice at risk? You can address these issues and more by taking NYSNA workshops this fall.
The four workshops – “Emergency Nurse Certification Review,” “Avoid Medication Errors,” “Medical-Surgical Nursing Review” and “Pharmacology and Medication Administration for Nurses,” offer continuing education credits and have been updated with new speakers and presentations.
Civita Allard, MS, RN, is president and CEO of Civita Allard LLC, an educational services company in Utica, NY. She has presented more than 1,000 programs across the United States and currently serves as a professor at Utica College and Excelsior College in Albany.
Allard will present “Pharmacology and Medication Administration for Nurses” and “Avoid Medication Errors.” Both workshops include a review of dosage calculations and ways to decrease medication administration errors.
“Pharmacology” is a day-and-a-half workshop. The half-day is spent taking two pharmacology exams and participants must pass both exams to receive continuing education credit. “Avoid Medication Errors” is a one-day workshop without an exam component.
Allard’s “Medical-Surgical Nursing Review” will describe techniques for preparing for the certification exam, outline the legal, ethical and professional responsibilities of the medical-surgical nurse, and include a review of nursing assessment and interventions.
Frank C. Druse, III, BSRN, CEN, CPEN, will present “Emergency Nurse Certification Review,” a comprehensive two-day workshop for nurses planning to take the Emergency Nurses Association examination for certification in emergency room nursing.
Druse is a board certified emergency room nurse who has experience in transplantation coordination, staff education and policy development and research. He is enthusiastic about emergency nursing and will examine the effectiveness of nursing care of various emergency patients and share techniques for preparing for the exam.
For more information or to register, visit nysna.org and click on “NYSNA Workshops” under “Continuing Education.” You may also register by calling Meeting and Convention Planning at 800.724.NYRN (6976), ext. 277. For more information about workshop content, call 800.724.NYRN (6976), ext. 282.