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Parent & Teen Perspectives: Effective Communications & Advocacy Strategies for Adolescent Vaccination

Release Date: 09/30/2021
Expiration Date: 09/30/2024
Part of the NASN Lunch and Learn Series.

Cost: $20.00/Free for NASN members!

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

Programs in the Lunch and Learn Series include a discussion option. Scroll to the bottom of each program page to locate a discussion for the course. Program speakers are monitoring the discussion and will provide responses to your questions when needed.

Program Overview
This session will explore how school nurses can implement effective communications and advocacy strategies to help support and improve adolescent vaccination in school environments. Strategies shared in this session will integrate parent, student and health provider perspectives, ensuring students and their parents remain central to the decision-making process. A teen vaccination advocate (VaxTeen) will share her experiences working to empower other teens to take an active role in their health in order to improve vaccination rates among adolescents. In addition, two mothers (including a fellow nurse) who each lost their adolescent daughters to a vaccine-preventable disease (Meningitis B) will share best practices for increasing awareness and the uptake of vaccination. In addition, samples of effective communication campaigns and resources will be shared that can be adapted for use by school nurses in their respective schools.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to: 
  • Define key factors affecting adolescent vaccination rates in the United States.
  • Understand teen and parent perspectives on effective messaging and communication avenues to prevent Meningitis B.
  • Implement strategies to improve awareness and the uptake of vaccinations among adolescents within their school community.
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.

Patti Wukovits, BSN, RN
Co-Founder & Director
Meningitis B Action Project & Kimberly Coffey Foundation

Alicia Stillman, MBA, MPH Candidate
Co-Founder & Director
Meningitis B Action Project & Emily Stillman Foundation

Alex Singer, Student
Head of Education

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.

Ask the Speaker a Question: Scroll to the bottom and locate a course discussion.