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School Nurse Leader Collaborative Strategies to Address the Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Release Date: 10/21/2021
Expiration Date: 10/21/2024
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
Collaboration is a key professional standard for nurse administrators and school nurses alike. School district nursing leaders need to leverage and establish an environment where collaboration can flourish. The COVID-19 pandemic put unprecedented stress on school nurse leaders and the health services programs they support. Collaboration between school nurses and other disciplines and agencies can serve to strengthen the work of school nursing in times of public health crisis. This presentation will share the experience of a variety of collaborative structures employed by one school nurse leader, the school nurses she serves, and a local and state school health leadership community. Participants will explore the work and value of school nurse advisory groups, professional learning communities, local and state collaboration between school nurse leaders and school health leadership collaboration with local public health authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic response.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to: 
  • Understand the importance of Standard 10 (Collaboration) of the School Nursing and Nursing Administration Scope and Standards of Practice.
  • Identify three collaborative strategies school nurse leaders can employ to address public health challenges in the school setting.
  • Explain the value of school nurse professional learning communities.
  • Select a collaborative strategy that could be implemented to address a specific school health challenge.
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.

Robin Wallin, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, NCSN
Assistant Director of Health Services - School Health
Fairfax County Health Department

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.