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Using the WSCC Model to Implement Wellness Policies and Sustain Chronic Health Condition Management in Schools

Release Date: 4/20/2021
Expiration Date: 4/20/2024
Originally presented on March 24, 2021.

Cost: Free for NASN members and non members!

There is no cost for this learning activity and
  0.5 CNE contact hours will be awarded.

Program Overview

The ‘gold standard’ model school wellness policy developed by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation was update June 2020. School nurse involvement with school wellness policies is critical to ensure the overall health and well-being of students are addressed – beyond nutrition and physical activity.As a result of this educational offering, school nurses will be knowledgeable about the updated model wellness policy that now includes recommended language to address all 10 components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model and the new (2020) NASN supplemental language to address chronic health condition management – positioning the school nurse to be able to fully participate when schools review and refresh current school wellness policies.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:
  • Describe how the WSCC Model can be used to implement school wellness policies.
  • Highlight the newly revised version of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s model wellness policy and describe how it can be used to revise current school wellness policies.
  • Articulate the seven NASN recommended content areas to include when developing a supplement to a local school wellness policy to address the health and academic success for students with chronic health conditions.
  • Apply lessons learned from the field to implement and sustain school wellness policies.

Intended Audience

This continuing education program is a knowledge-based activity developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in child and adolescent health.

Nichole Bobo, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing Education
National Association of School Nurses

Shauvon Simmons-Wright, MEd
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
National Content Advisor, Policy & Environment

Executive Health Services Consulting, LLC
Executive Clinical Consultant to Schools
Oregon School Nurses Association, Board Advisor, Curriculum Director

Faculty and Program Planner Disclosures
NASN must ensure that all educational session content is free of commercial bias and influence. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The nurse planner, faculty and reviewers disclose the absence of personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this educational activity within the past 12 months.

Commercial Support or Grant Funding

Funding for this educational offering was made possible (in part) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written materials and by speakers do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Instructions to Complete This Activity
To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, follow the steps below, and complete and view the full content of the program including the course evaluation.

NASN will conduct an outcome assessment of a sample of participants at a later date. Please be advised that, if you complete this course, you may be asked to participate in this outcome assessment.

Step 1: Enroll in the course through the e-commerce system.
Select the Purchase button. You will be directed to the e-commerce system. The item should already be in your shopping cart (look for the shopping cart icon at the top of the e-commerce web page).  Click on the shopping cart and check out.  A confirmation email will be sent to you containing a link back to this page.

Step 2: Complete and view the full content of the program.
Content items are indexed at the bottom of this screen. After you enroll, you will return to this screen. The first content item will be “unlocked” so that you can begin completing the course. Subsequent items will “unlock” as you complete previous items.

Step 3: Print the certificate.