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Continuing Education Courses

VNSNY offers a variety of Continuing Education courses, open to both guests from outside the agency and VNSNY staff members. We invite you to attend one of our courses. Employees of Visiting Nurse Service of New York attend all CE Courses free-of-charge.

Learn more about Upcoming Courses, Past Courses, Important Policies, or how to Contact Us.

Upcoming Courses (2017)

Multiple Sclerosis: Current Concepts in Pathophysiology, Evaluation, and Intervention for Rehabilitation Specialists

The purpose of this course is to introduce physical and occupational therapists to current concepts in the management of persons with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Despite the fact that diagnoses of MS are occurring with increasing frequency, referrals to OT and PT for this disease are still quite infrequent.  This may be due in part to the fact that unlike therapy for other neurologic diagnoses such as stroke, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury, there is a relative dearth of evidence-based knowledge to guide therapists in achieving best practice and optimal outcomes. This course will provide current knowledge on understanding the pathophysiology of MS and how it leads to impairments and functional limitations, introduce the learner to current evaluation and assessment tools, and review current options for treatment of various evaluation findings. The course will conclude with a number of case studies that will illustrate the concepts reviewed in this class.

Course Instructor: Herbert Karpatkin, PT, DSc, NCS, MSCS
Who Should Attend: PT, OT, PTA, COTA

This course is 3.7 Contact Hours, CEUs for PTs and OTs.

Cost:  Employees of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York attend the course free-of-charge.  Cost for VNSNY guests: $79.00

Dates: 10/28/2017
Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

To register and submit payment, please click on Course Registration.

The Dizzy and Motion Sensitive Older Adult
This course includes information about the origins of dizziness and motion sensitivity in older adults, as well as the functional limitations and activity restrictions. Evidence based therapeutic management including assessment and interventions of these issues will be presented. This course will revolve around the home based patient.

Course Instructor: Veronica Southard PT, DHSc, GCS, CEEAA
Who Should Attend: Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists
This course is 3.6 Contact Hours, CEUs for PTs and OTs.
Dates: The course is offered on three separate dates: 8/17/17, 9/25/17 and 11/13/17.

To register and submit payment, please click on one of the dates below:

Date: August 17, 2017
Time: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: 1250 Broadway, New York, NY 10001, Room 7 A/B/C

Date: September 25th, 2017
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Marriott, Queens. 102-05 Ditmars Boulevard, East Elmhurst, NY 11369

Date: November 13th, 2017
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: 1630 E 15th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11229, Meeting Room A/B

Past Courses

Clinical Work with the Dying and Bereaved through a Multidisciplinary Lens: A day long workshop for social workers, spiritual care counselors and bereavement counselors
July 14, 2017 – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: 1250 Broadway NY, New York, 10001, 7th Floor Conference Room

Presented by Dr. Kenneth J. Doka, who is a Professor of Gerontology at the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle and Senior Consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America. Dr. Doka is internationally known as an expert in the field of grief and loss.

This workshop will focus on three main topics dealing with End of Life Issues:

  1. Section 1 will explore the psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of the dying process on both the dying person as well as family and formal caregivers.
  2. Section 2 will explore different patterns or styles of grief, emphasizing that each of these pattern has their own distinct advantages and disadvantages.
  3. Section 3 will explore ways both to understand a client’s spirituality as well as ways that they can empower clients to effectively utilize their spiritual strengths in coping with illness, loss and grief.

Pediatric ELNEC training End of Life Nursing Consortium

Date: April 18 and 27, 2017
This course describes the care needs of children with life limiting and life threatening illness from diagnosis to end of life utilizing an interdisciplinary patient/family centered approach to care. It provides the basic assessment, caring and communication skills for clinicians providing palliative care to children and families with life threatening illness. Home care clinicians are in a position to assist families in critical decision making and goal revision due to their extended interactions in the home setting. Quality outcomes may be achieved by providing training to interdisciplinary team members and incorporating National Hospice and Palliative Care Organizations (NHPCO) guidelines to children and families.

Identification and Management of the Side Effects of Cancer & Its Treatment for the Home Care Clinician
Date: September 20th, 2016
Who Should Attend: RN, SW, PT, OT, SLP, COTA, PTA, Certified Case Managers

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder CE Course
Dates: July 13th, July 21st, or August 18th, 2016
Who Should Attend: RNs and SWs

Important Policies

CE Credits:  Visiting Nurse Service of New York is an approved provider of continuing education credit by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, the New York State Education Department State Board for Physical Therapy, the American Occupational Therapy Association, and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. VNSNY is recognized as a Provider of Continuing Education for PT and PTA by the New York State Education Department State Board for Physical Therapy. VNSNY submits programs to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers CEs. Visiting Nurse Service of New York is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. Provider #0208.Please see each event listing for more detailed information on credits.

American occupational therapy associaion approved provider program for VNSNY's Continuing Education courses

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association approved provider for VNSNY's Continuing Education courses

Continuing Education contact hours are granted for designated and approved times ONLY. Attendees who arrive late or who chose to leave early for any approved CE event are not guaranteed ANY credit.

Cancellations:  Our events are carefully planned, and while we understand that the unexpected does occur and guests need to sometimes cancel their participation, we ask that all cancellations be in writing or email. All cancelled or refunded registrations, except for complimentary events, will be assessed a $20 administrative fee. For cancellations received 14 or more days prior to the event, we provide a full refund less a $20 administrative fee. For cancellations received less than 14 days but more than three days prior to the event, we provide a full refund less a $35 administrative fee. No shows and cancellations received 72 hours and less prior to the event are not eligible for refund. VNSNY is not responsible for the refund of travel or hotel expenses under any circumstance.

Walk-Ins:  Unfortunately, due to the nature of our events, walk-in registrations are not accepted.

No-Shows: Due to the nature of our events, we strongly encourage guests to please formally cancel their participation as indicated above if they cannot attend.  We are required to record all “no-shows” and only permit attendance by “no-shows” at future events with special ticketing.

Payment:  Registration is not officially complete until payment is received in full and you receive a confirmation email.  If you would prefer to send a check, please indicate that in the appropriate field (check box) during registration.  Please send a check made payable to Visiting Nurse Service of New York to:

Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Clinical Support Services, Education and Development
220 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017

Contact Us

If you have any questions, require special accommodations, or have a special request, please email us here.