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The Role of the School Nurse in Increasing Instructional Time Using Multi-Tiered Systems of Support [Enduring]

Release Date: 10/27/2022
Expiration Date: 10/27/2024
Originally presented at Virtual NASN2021.

Cost: $20.00/Free for NASN members!

Upon successful completion of this offering,
participants will be awarded 1.0 NCPD Continuing Nursing Education contact hours.

Instructions to Successfully Complete This NCPD CNE Program
To receive a Certificate of Completion and be awarded NCPD CNE contact hours for this program, follow the steps below, and complete and view the full content of the program including the program evaluation. If an 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 cart 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
Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a term used to describe an evidence-based model that uses data-based problem-solving to integrate academic, communication, and behavioral instruction and intervention. MTSS supports students in multiple ways by developing individual plans when a higher level of need is determined. MTSS decisions are data-driven and support students that are struggling with social-emotional concerns. MTSS is proactive in its approach. In Health Services, we do not exist on an island. When School Nurses successfully establish a way to connect to these support systems, the results can be impactful to students' long-term success. School Nurses will learn how to set up a quality improvement plan for their Health Office to better meet student needs by using MTSS.

The session will use interactive and hands-on approaches for participants to leave with an MTSS plan. Participants will connect their plan to school-wide expectations, routines, and procedures. This helps create consistency for staff and students. Their plan will include specific Health Office expectations ideas and examples they can take back to their schools to utilize and create effective environments with connections to MTSS practices. Our district School Nurses have reduced health offices, increased instructional time, maintained trauma-informed care, and increased student independence with care by implementing MTSS in our Health Offices. The School Nurse's role as a quality improvement advocate as part of NASN's Framework for the 21st Century School Nurse will be referenced as a guiding foundation throughout the session.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational program, learners will be able to: 

  • Describe one way MTSS can be used to create a positive Health Office environment. 
  • Describe three MTSS strategies and how they can be implemented in the Health Office.
  • Identify a variety of MTSS strategies to start to create a plan for use in their Health Offices.
  • Articulate the role of the School Nurse as a quality improvement advocate.

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.

Sara L. Stoner, BSN, RN
School Nurse
Lincoln Public Schools

Julene Lesher, BSN, RN
School Nurse
Lincoln Public Schools

Megan R. Lytle, MBA, MSN, RN
School Nurse
Lincoln Public Schools

Wendy Rau, MSN, BA, RN
Health Services Supervisor
Lincoln Public Schools

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 program did not receive commercial support or grant funding.