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Faith Community Nursing   The West Virginia University School of Nursing offers a Faith Community Nursing certificate course for those individuals interested in helping to address the unique needs of faith-based organizations. The professional practice of faith community nursing focuses on the intentional care of the spirit as part of the process of promoting holistic health and preventing or minimizing illness in a faith community.  The nationally recognized faith community nursing course provides 32 continuing education credits for nurses, which is the first step in the nurse’s ability to apply for national certification in faith community nursing through American Nursing Credentialing Center. Registered Nurses can complete the course in as little as two months to gain national recognition as a trained faith community nurse. About the Course: The course will be offered online. The faith community nursing program will be offered in four units of study with 28 total learning modules, including: Spirituality Professionalism Holistic health Community 

3010247

Location : Online

Cost: $400.00

Instructor : Angel Smothers 

Start date: 07/16/17



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Overview The Gerontology Workshop Series allows busy, working helping professionals, family caregivers, and the general community the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in a variety of online educational workshop modules.  Each of the five modules is designed to give participants an overview of information and practices in care for older adults.  Each module will offer 6 continuing education hours, and participants will earn a proof of completion certificate for each workshop when requirements have been met.  The modules can be taken separately. Each module is approved for 6.0 social work continuing education hours under WVU School of Social Work provider #490051 for WV licensed social workers (licensed social workers from other states, please consult your licensing board).  These courses can also be used to satisfy requirements for the Gerontology Practitioner Certificate offered through WVU School of Social Work, see http://socialwork.wvu.edu/certificate-programs/gerontology-practitioner-certificate for more information.   Cost: $85/Each Workshop Module   Course Structure and Schedule  LGBT & Aging  The course is designed to introduce learners to the unique issues and challenges facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults. In addition, it will present the strengths and resilience of this population in response to these challenges. Topics such as discrimination and problems with policies, health and mental health concerns, and caregiving will be examined. After the completion of the LGBT Issues & Older Adults workshop module, learners will be able to: Articulate the unique issues and challenges faced by older LGBT persons. Identify the strengths and resilience of this population in response to societal and familial challenges. Discuss ways in which professionals and organizations can ensure sensitive treatment of LGBT elders. Computer Requirements Mozilla Firefox (recommended) or Internet Explorer Adobe Acrobat Reader QuickTime Macromedia Flash Player Java (Free software plug-ins are available in the Getting Started area of the course.) Basic computer skills required (i.e. turning on your computer, navigating to websites, etc.  The course is user-friendly but support is available if needed. All Students: Using Internet Explorer (IE) 10? Read info on eCampus Main Page https://ecampus.wvu.edu/   Registration Information  Select the "Add to Cart" option and register through our secure server. Or fill out this form and fax or mail it to Extended Learning. You will be receiving email with your online course access information within five working days. Please check your spam or junk folder in case the confirmation email was misplaced there. Call 1-800-253-2762, or email WVUEnrich@mail.wvu.edu if you have any questions. Major credit cards are accepted. Check our FAQ page for refund and class access information.    

3010053

Location : Online

Cost: $85.00

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Lori Fell  2.Jacki Englehardt 

Start date: 09/15/17

Available 8/1/2017


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Overview The Gerontology Workshop Series allows busy, working helping professionals, family caregivers, and the general community the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in a variety of online educational workshop modules.  Each of the five modules is designed to give participants an overview of information and practices in care for older adults.  Each module will offer 6 continuing education hours, and participants will earn a proof of completion certificate for each workshop when requirements have been met.  The modules can be taken separately. Each module is approved for 6.0 social work continuing education hours under WVU School of Social Work provider #490051 for WV licensed social workers (licensed social workers from other states, please consult your licensing board).  These courses can also be used to satisfy requirements for the Gerontology Practitioner Certificate offered through WVU School of Social Work, see http://socialwork.wvu.edu/certificate-programs/gerontology-practitioner-certificate for more information. Cost: $85/Each Workshop Module   Course Structure  Updating Your Policy Toolbox: Aging, Retirement and Healthcare The course is designed to introduce learners to Social Security and Medicare, two important policies in the lives of the older adult population in the United States. The objective is to address the intended impact of the policies, discuss how they work with our present day aging population, and look ahead to the impact of these policies in the future. Historical aspects of both policies will be included in order to make a connection with the original policies as they were developed and the current policies as they have changed over time. Special consideration is given to the influence of gender, culture, and aging on the impact that these policies have, both now and in the future. After completion of the Updating Your Policy Toolbox workshop module, learners will be able to: Describe policies in place to assist older Americans with retirement and healthcare issues. Identify the contents of the original and the current Social Security Act, and address its impact for older adults and workers who are reaching retirement age. Critically evaluate the issues surrounding the proposals to privatize the Social Security program. Discuss and analyze the Medicare program and the Medicaid Aged and Disabled Waiver Program, and identify their impact on older Americans. Demonstrate awareness of the Affordable Care Act and the changes it will bring to the Medicare and Medicaid programs Computer Requirements Mozilla Firefox (recommended) or Internet Explorer Adobe Acrobat Reader QuickTime Macromedia Flash Player Java (Free software plug-ins are available in the Getting Started area of the course.) Basic computer skills required (i.e. turning on your computer, navigating to websites, etc.  The course is user-friendly but support is available if needed.   All Students: Using Internet Explorer (IE) 10? Read info on eCampus Main Page https://ecampus.wvu.edu/   Registration Information  Select the "Add to Cart" option and register through our secure server. Or fill out this form and fax or mail it to Extended Learning. You will be receiving email with your online course access information within five working days. Please check your spam or junk folder in case the confirmation email was misplaced there. Call 1-800-253-2762, or email WVUEnrich@mail.wvu.edu if you have any questions. Major credit cards are accepted. Check our FAQ page for refund and class access information.   Instructor Information: Mandy Weirich Mandy Weirich is a trainer for Adult Service workers at WV DHHR. Her previous social work related experience has been as an Adult Protective Service worker and as a Community Police officer in Chesapeake, VA.  She is currently involved in the Abuse in Later Life grant work in association with the WV Coalition Against Domestic Violence; a member of the Financial Exploitation Task Force; and a board member for the Meals on Wheels program in Elkins, WV.  In 2000, Mandy graduated from St. Leo University, with a degree in Criminal Justice. She graduated from West Virginia University with a Masters in Social Work in May 2014 and completed the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology in December 2014.  Mandy also completed the Mountain State Partnership Program (MS-PP) at WVU, as a Hartford Fellow. The program was developed by the John A. Hartford Foundation and coordinated by the New York Academy of Medicine and the School of Social Work at West Virginia University.  The MS-PP provides rotational field experiences in aging and a focus on geriatric competency building and leadership in the field. 

3010053

Location : Online

Cost: $85.00

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Mandy Weirich  2.Jacki Englehardt 

Start date: 09/01/17

Available 8/1/2017


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Overview The Gerontology Workshop Series allows busy, working helping professionals, family caregivers, and the general community the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in a variety of online educational workshop modules.  Each of the five modules is designed to give participants an overview of information and practices in care for older adults.  Each module will offer 6 continuing education hours, and participants will earn a proof of completion certificate for each workshop when requirements have been met.  The modules can be taken separately. Each module is approved for 6.0 social work continuing education hours under WVU School of Social Work provider #490051 for WV licensed social workers (licensed social workers from other states, please consult your licensing board).  These courses can also be used to satisfy requirements for the Gerontology Practitioner Certificate offered through WVU School of Social Work, see http://socialwork.wvu.edu/certificate-programs/gerontology-practitioner-certificate for more information.   Cost: $85/Each Workshop Module This course will examine head-on two topics considered taboo when discussing the lives of older adults…sexuality and substance abuse.  In fact, an understanding of these issues is crucial for working effectively with older adults and their families.  Participants will learn the facts associated with sexual behavior and substance use patterns of older adults and interventions that can improve the health of this population in these critical areas.     By the conclusion of the module, participants will be able to:   1.  Dispel the myths that surround sexual activity among and substance use by older adults   2.  Discuss the sexual behavior patterns of older adults and the challenges they may face in sexual activity   3.  Discuss patterns of substance use and abuse among older adults   4.  Identify sexual health and substance use screenings  and treatment with older adults     Computer Requirements Mozilla Firefox (recommended) or Internet Explorer Adobe Acrobat Reader QuickTime Macromedia Flash Player Java (Free software plug-ins are available in the Getting Started area of the course.) Basic computer skills required (i.e. turning on your computer, navigating to websites, etc.  The course is user-friendly but support is available if needed.   All Students: Using Internet Explorer (IE) 10? Read info on eCampus Main Page https://ecampus.wvu.edu/   Registration Information  Select the "Add to Cart" option and register through our secure server. You will be receiving email with your online course access information within five working days. Please check your spam or junk folder in case the confirmation email was misplaced there. Call 1-800-253-2762, or email WVUEnrich@mail.wvu.edu if you have any questions. Major credit cards are accepted.   Check our FAQ page for refund and class access information.  

3010053

Location : Online

Cost: $85.00

Instructor : Lori Fell 

Start date: 10/01/17

Available 8/1/2017


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