Nursing Continuing Education


The target audiences for these courses include nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nurse practitioners. NJSNA contact hours will be awarded for these activities. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Brookdale Community College, NJSNA or ANCC of any commercial products or services. There is no commercial support for these activities. Provider unit complies with all local, regional, state or national laws, and regulations and operates business in an ethical manner. Brookdale Community College 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 COA. Provider Number P164-7/13-16.

IV Therapy Certificate

Registered nurses and LPNs will learn the skills to perform peripheral IV therapy including vein selection, vein cannulation and skill practice on artificial arms.

Areas Of Study: Current uses, types of fluids, trouble shooting, and understanding complications.

Note: IV supply kit required, call by Wed, Apr 15 to order at 732-671-1200, option 2 (approximately $60). NJSNA Contact Hours awarded.

Mon, Apr 24, 9 am-5 pm, Freehold Campus
Fee and Code: $169, XMEDN 166

Refresher Course For RNs/LPNs With “Simulation Anne”

For RNs and LPNs that have been out of practice less than 20 years with prior clinical practice. A review of body systems focusing on the latest diagnostic, surgical and medical interventions, and treatments, studies include theory, skills practice, resumé writing, and case management. Clinical rotation includes hospital orientation, bedside patient care, infection control practices, review of patient clinical records with computer entries, and medication administration observation with a RN preceptor.


  • Students must submit all pre-requisite information by the due date or will be administratively withdrawn from the program and a $150 processing fee will be charged. For pre-requisite submission go to
  • Current NJ license (RNs and LPNs) or inactive RNs and LPNs with approval from the NJ Board of Nursing Director at 973-504-6430 or; click on “reinstatement RN/LPN packet”
  • Healthcare Provider CPR
  • Physical exam, documentation of immunizations, 2-step PPD, hepatitis B series, and Flu vaccine waiver
  • Copy of malpractice insurance face sheet
  • Copy of clear criminal background check and drug screening

Note: Textbook and supply tote required. 100% attendance required. Clinical at area hospitals. NJSNA Contact Hours Awarded.

Class: Wed, Mar 22-May 31, 9 am-3 pm (no class Apr 12)   •   Freehold Campus
Clinical: Mon-Fri, Jun 1-Jun 9, 7 am-3 pm
Fee and Code: $1,835, XMEDN 007
No online registration available.

peaceful sky over the oceanTreating Relational Trauma

Cindy Browning, LCSW

This workshop for licensed counselors, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and marriage and family therapists, will provide an overview of the treatment of relational trauma as described by Pia Mellody, RN, with a focus on attachment theory. The workshop is appropriate for the seasoned practitioner, those experienced in other forms of trauma treatment as well as the newly licensed clinician. Pia Mellody’s comprehensive model, Post Induction Therapy, is both a “top down” and a “bottom up” approach. Specifically, there is a behavioral component, “top down”, which creates lifestyle changes through striving for balance in what Pia Mellody calls the “core issues”. Also essential are “from the bottom up” interventions and procedures for successful healing of relational trauma, without which balance in the core issues is difficult or impossible. Attachment and interpersonal neurobiology theory will be used as support in understanding this model. Through a combination of lectures, discussion, demonstrations and small group supervised practice, you will receive an overview of the following:

  • A trauma perspective of your client’s current problems and issues
  • How to create a trauma treatment plan
  • The impact of relational trauma on mental health, physical health and relationships
  • An overview of experiential techniques and processes for healing relational trauma
  • The information and education needed to impart to clients for successful trauma healing and balance in the core issues

During experiential supervised practice participants use their own family history and experiences to gain a better understanding of how to apply this work in their own lives and with their clients.

This workshop is the first in a series and is intended to be followed by Practical Aspects of Trauma Treatment: The Inner Child and Feelings Reduction Techniques of Pia Mellody’s Post-Induction Therapy.

This workshop includes water, light refreshments and a manual for use with your clients; lunch is a one-hour break. is the provider of CEUs for this workshop. CEU approval is pending final approval of After completion of the workshop. Participants print their own certificates after registering at, entering a keycode, and completing an evaluation form.

Preparation: Please note that due to experiential nature of the workshop, the number of participants is limited. A set of forms will be emailed to registrants and must be completed and returned no later than May 26,2017. Please consider reading Pia Mellody’s Facing Co-dependence, Facing Love Addiction, and The Intimacy Factor books.

Cindy Browning, LCSW, has studied with Pia Mellody extensively and has practiced psychotherapy for more than 20 years with specialties in treating couples, trauma and addiction and the relational trauma that fuels depression, anxiety and other symptoms. She has a private practice in both Montclair and Chatham, NJ. Cindy is an experienced public speaker and has provided professional consultation in EMDR, trauma treatment, couples therapy and addiction treatment for more than 20 years.

June 13-15, 8 AM-4:30 PM
Fee & Code:  $950, XMEDN 257

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