Letting 2014 Take Its Courses

New classes address AIDS, family violence, disaster relief, more at Hopkins School of Nursing

Released: 12/19/2013 3:15 PM EST
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Newswise — The New Year brings a wealth of new online and classroom-based offerings from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON).

“At the turn of the year, it’s natural to look ahead and look for ways to advance,” says David Newton, executive director of Professional Programs. “We’ve amped up the programming for 2014 and continue to evolve our diverse offerings. People will find these programs to be content rich and applicable to contemporary issues."

New for 2014 (in-person classes held at JHUSON, 525 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore MD, 21205):

Diagnosis, Care, and Management of Persons with HIV/AIDS
(January 6-10, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at JHUSON; $900, CNE: 33)
A one-week “state of the science” course provides evidence-based clinical management strategies and prevention techniques for HIV/AIDS. Presented through a collaborative partnership with the Pennsylvania/Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education Training Center.

Family Violence
(January 27-March 14, Tuesdays from 5 p.m.-6:50 p.m. at JHUSON; $1,062)
Examines the human responses to violence, the influence of culture and community on violence in the family, and nursing interventions on the primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention levels. Areas examined will include child abuse, wife abuse, sexual abuse, violence involving adolescent family members, abuse of elderly family members, and homicide. Taught by Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, it is designed for those with a current RN license.

Mass Casualty and Disaster Relief
(Online, January 27-May 16; $1,062)
Participants gain broad perspective on disaster theory and logistics, including the local, regional, and federal infrastructure needed to support emergency preparedness and response to mass casualties. Taught by Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, it is designed for those with a current RN license.

Beginner Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
(January 7-23--in-person classes will be January 7, 9, 14, 16, 21 from 5:15-7:15 p.m. and January 23 from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at JHUSON; $1,062)
Little or no previous Spanish study is required for this blended online/in-person class. Focus will be on broad vocabulary acquisition as well as specific medical terminology.

Advanced Beginner Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
(January 27-May 16—Tuesdays 5:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m. at JHUSON; $1,062)

Designed to reawaken previous language study. Includes elementary conversational vocabulary, and colloquialisms as well as specific vocabulary relating to the basic assessment and care of patients. The majority of the class will be taught in Spanish.

Policy and Politics for Healthcare Professionals
(Online, January 27-May 16; $1,062--Course is currently full; email learn@jhu.edu to request enrollment availability.)
Intended to prepare health professionals to take active roles in policy development and patient, community, systems, and organizational advocacy. The course will provide students with the basic tools for becoming involved in politics at the local, state, or national level.

Core Concepts for Clinical Preceptors & Faculty
(Online, ongoing, free; CNE hours available)
Offers potential clinical preceptors and faculty six online modules of high-quality, user-friendly training to refresh and boost clinical skills and confidence:
• Foundations of precepting
• Principles of evaluation
• Communication
• Clinical reasoning skills
• Educator challenges
• Creating a culture of caring
Three additional modules--precepting advanced practice nurses, transitions to professional practice, and clinical education partnership unit--will be added shortly.

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Prerequisite courses for the Health Sciences
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