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Pediatric to Adult Care Transition for Students with Lupus – The School Nurse Role in Care Coordination and Transition Planning

Release Date: 09/30/2021
Expiration Date: 09/30/2024

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

Cost: Free for NASN members and non-members!

Program Overview
Participants will review the impact of pediatric onset lupus on children and teens; identify the goal of transition planning and potential risks that can result when there is a lack of transition support for teens and young adults; and apply the tenets of supporting frameworks to their role in contributing to a phased/graduated approach to transition planning from pediatric to adult care for continued effective and seamless self-management of the disease. Evidence-based current information, tools/resources, and strategies will support the confidence and competence of the school nurse role in transition planning for students with lupus with an emphasis on health equity for at-risk students.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:
  • Review how pediatric onset lupus impacts the health and well-being of children and teens.
  • Identify how the tenets within the four supporting frameworks provide conceptual and practical guidance for school nurse best practice in planning the transition from pediatric to adult health care for students with lupus.
  • Describe how to incorporate health care transition planning for students with lupus into the school nursing practice using the NASN Framework.

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.

Melanie Bales, MSN, RN, CMS
School District, Nursing Supervisor
Cobb County, Georgia

Ekemini Ogbu, MD, MSc, FAAP
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
University of Cincinnati
Member, American College of Rheumatology

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

The introduction is provided by:
Kate Chiseri, MPH, MCHES
Senior Specialist, Project Manager
Collaborative Initiatives, American College of Rheumatology

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
Funding for this educational offering was made possible (in part) by Grant number 1 NU58DP006908-01-00-Component A; Developing and Disseminating Programs to Build Sustainable Lupus Awareness, Knowledge, Skills and Partnerships to the American College of Rheumatology. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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).

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.