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A Roadmap to Healthy Schools: The Role of School-Based Health and the School Nurse

Release Date: 09/02/2021
Expiration Date: 09/02/2024
Originally presented on August 3, 2021.

Cost: $20.00/Free for NASN members!

Upon successful completion of this offering,
participants will receive 1.0 CNE contact hours.

Program Overview
COVID-19 has put nurses and schools-based staff through a crash course in flexibility and adaptation. After pivoting to online learning early in the pandemic, schools and districts have had to integrate infection prevention and control measures to enable in-person instruction while protecting the health and safety of students and staff. COVID Collaborative, the Harvard Edmund J. Safra Center of Ethics, the Brown School of Public Health and New America formed a task force to develop resources and tools to support nurses and schools-based staff in practicing infection prevention and control measures at the building level. The task force brought together experts and practitioners across education and health, including representatives from NASN and the School-Based Health Alliance to lend their insight.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:
  • Articulate the three core resources to support schools.
  • Understand the five core functions of an infection prevention and control program in schools.
  • Identify role of the school nurse in implementing an IPC program in the school setting.

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.

Dr. Kate King, DNP, MS, RN, LSN
President Elect, National Association of School Nurses
Director, Health, Family and Community Services, Columbus City Schools

Dr. Thomas Tsai, MD, MPH
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management

Moderator: Elizabeth Clark, MSN, RN, NCSN, FNASN
Nursing Education and Practice Specialist
National Association of School Nurses

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.

Accreditation Statement

National Association of School Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in this learning activity.

Commercial Support or Grant Funding
This program did not receive commercial support or grant funding.

Instructions to Complete This CNE 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). The cost for this course will be waived for NASN members during the checkout process.

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.