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Immunization 101: A primer on school recommended vaccinations

Release Date: 02/03/2023
Expiration Date: 02/03/2026

Cost: Free for NASN members and $20 non-members!

Upon successful completion of this offering, 
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.

Program Overview
 To provide school nurses - new school nurses a primer on school-required child/adolescent vaccinations and experienced school nurse a refresher on vaccinations. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Define herd immunity.
  • Understand the child/adolescent vaccination schedule.
  • Identify the required immunizations for students to attend school.
  • Verbalize the components of a legal immunization record.
  • Understand where to locate the state immunization registry and know how to access a student’s immunization record.

Intended Audience
This continuing education program 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.


Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN
Nationally Certified School Nurse
Camden City School District
NASN Director for New Jersey State School Nurses Association

Mary Beth Miotto, MD, MPH, FAAP
General pediatrician
Mattapan Community Health Center Boston
President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MCAAP)

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 education was supported by generous funding from Kaiser Permanente via the Champions for School Health project.