Nurses' Continuing Education

The Career and Professional Program of CCM is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. P#211.

All the listed courses have contact hours which can be utilized for renewal of certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and other legitimate certifying agencies.  It can also be used for the New Jersey Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for re-licensure.

The RN Refresher Course

This 101-contact hour course is designed to assist the individual whose licensure has lapsed or who has been out of acute care for a period of time to become familiar with the current techniques and skills for effective nursing in that setting.  For more details, click on the course code below.  To attend requires enrolling in and attending 2 separate courses: the Mandatory Registration Seminar followed by the RN Refresher Course.

Steps to enrolling:

  1. Attend a mandatory RN Refresher Registration Seminar.
  2. Contact the NJ BON to verify that this course will qualify you for the nursing license you are seeking.
  3. Complete and submit the required medical history and background check information for review.
  4. Once approved for the program by the CCM Nursing Department, register for the program.

The RN Refresher course is offered from Mid-May to Mid-June each year.  Specific course details are available in the Spring Continuing Education brochure when it is available.

IV Therapy Certificate Course

This course helps current RNs and other healthcare professionals who need to perform intravenous injections to learn the current clinically accepted techniques for different types of IVs.  This is designed to be a refresher for those who already have experience but need updated skills.

REQUIRED TEXT:

For required text book information, go to https://bookstore.ccm.edu/ and click on “Textbook Lookup."

To register, go to https://webadvisor.ccm.edu/ and click on "Continuing Education (Non-Credit)." Have your credit card, social security number, and 5 digit Course Code number ready.

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Gerontology

(44 contact hours) Prove you have the skills required to meet the health care needs of a rapidly aging population.

End of Life Care

(26 contact hours) Understand the needs of individuals living with debilitating, chronic, or terminal illnesses.

Pain Assessment and Management

(24 contact hours) Understand the mechanisms of pain, the multidisicplinary methods of assessment, management, and treatment of pain, with cancer related and non-cancer related pain.

Legal and Ethical Issues

(23 contact hours) Examine key legal and ethical issues to improve your practice and provide better patient care.

Eden Trindad, BSN, MSN, RN, CCRN, CPP Instructor

Eden holds a BSN from University of the Philippines and an MSN from Seton Hall University.  She has been in the nursing field since 1971 and has held multiple titles including staff nurse and nurse educator.  Aside from teaching at CCM, Eden works as a nurse education for the Veterans New Jersey Healthcare System.  Ms. Trinidad is also the recipient of numerous awards including Nurse of the Year.  In addition, she is a Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse, a Nursing Professional Development Specialist, and a Basic Life Support Instructor.     

Course usage information

Intravenous Therapy Certification Course

Always a popular course that fills up quickly, it is beneficial for RNs, LPNs, Radiology Technologists, EMTs and other allied health professionals whose responsibilities include intravenous maintenance, insertion and administration of IV medications. You will obtain a basic knowledge on properly inserting a peripheral intravenous catheter, and in-depth venipuncture theory with opportunities for hands-on participation and simulation. Additional topics include: troubleshooting for common intravenous therapy problems, blood transfusion therapy and intermittent intravenous medication administration. Also covered are fluid and electrolyte balance, types of dehydration, and dehydration in the elderly. Seats are limited to 12 in this class. SO REGISTER NOW! The purpose of this activity is to provide the learner with necessary skills and theoretical knowledge to initiate and maintain intravenous therapy. This includes intravenous line insertion and administration of intravenous medications. Objectives include but are not limited to: 1) Understanding the concepts of intravenous therapy, including indications and complications. 2) Clinically apply this knowledge while demonstrating the psychomotor skills of intravenous line insertion. NRS-199.