Release Date: 01/26/2023
Expiration Date: 01/26/2026
Cost: Free for NASN members and non members!
participants will be awarded 1.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) contact hour.
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 answer 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.
The role of the school nurse in identifying children with chronic conditions will be explored through Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Long Covid (Post-Covid Conditions [PCC]). School nurses participating in NASN’s School-based Active Surveillance for Chronic Absenteeism (SBAS) are currently involved in identifying and referring children with symptoms of ME/CFS for further medical evaluation. Many of the symptoms that present in children with ME/CFS can also be see in those experiencing PCC. School nurses play a critical role in the identification of the symptoms, referral for further medical evaluation, and identification of the health and academic impacts experienced by students. Early identification and management of ME/CFS and PCC promote access to timely treatment, efforts help the child return to activities, better management of the chronic condition, and helps prevent related long-term sequelae. Learn more about ME/CFS and PCC, your role, and the resources available to you to support your students.
- Identify 2 symptoms related to ME/CFS in students.
- Identify 2 symptoms related to PCC in students.
- Identify 2 academic impacts of related to students with chronic conditions, such as ME/CFS and PCC.
This continuing education pro gram is a 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.
FacultySpeaker: Anindita Nanda Issa, MD
Epidemiology, Data Management, and Analysis Team
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Moderator: Kim Stanislo, DNP, APRN-CNP, LSN, CPNP-PC
Research, Education, and Practice Director
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.
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 work was supported by the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (Contract # 75D30121C12121).