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Incorporating Multi-Tiered System of Support into School Health Services to Promote Health Equity

Release Date: 11/16/2022
Expiration Date: 11/16/2025

Cost: Free for NASN members and non members!

Upon successful completion of this offering, 
participants will be awarded 1.5 Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) contact hours.

Instructions to Successfully Complete This NCPD Program

To receive a Certificate of Completion and be awarded NCPD contact hours for this program, follow the steps below, and complete and view the full content of the program including the program evaluation. If a post assessment is included in the content, you will need to have 75% of the answers correct in order to pass the assessment. You will also have unlimited retakes on the assessment.

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

Step 1: Enroll in the program through the e-commerce system. Select the Purchase button. You will be directed to the e-commerce system. The program should already be in your shopping cart (look for the shopping cart icon at the top of the e-commerce web page). Select the shopping card and choose "check out." You will receive a confirmation email with a link back to this program after your transaction.

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: Retrieve the certificate.  After completing all content items, you will earn a certificate. You can save or print it.  Certificates are also stored in your Learning Center Profile.

Program Overview
In this nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) learning module the learner will gain an understanding of how Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS), Response to Intervention (RTI), and Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) are related. In the module the learner will gain an understanding of how the WSCC model and NASN’s FrameworkTM are aligned with the MTSS framework to support the physical, mental, and social needs of all students. The learner will also understand the differences between the three tiers of MTSS and identify strategies to use when implementing the three tiers in school health services to support student physical and mental health and meet social needs using an elementary school case study.

Learning Outcomes

  • List five ways the WSCC model and NASN’s FrameworkTM align with the MTSS framework.
  • Identify how each tier of the MTSS framework can promote health equity for all students.
  • Self-report intention to incorporate two strategies from each tier of the MTSS framework to implement a multi-tiered approach in school health services to support student physical and mental health in the next six months.

Intended Audience
This continuing education program is a practice, skill, and knowledge NCPD program developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in child, adolescent health, community/public health, and school nursing.


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

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

Faculty and Nurse Planner(s) Disclosures
NASN must ensure that all educational program content is free of commercial interest, bias, influence, and that the integrity of the content is uncompromised. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The nurse planner(s), faculty, and reviewers disclose there are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for those involved with the ability to control the content of this program.

Accreditation Statement
The National Association of School Nurses is accredited 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 program.

Commercial Support or Grant Funding
This educational activity is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of two financial assistance awards funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of, nor an endorsement by, CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.