Release Date: 10/05/2023
Expiration Date: 10/05/2025
Originally presented at Virtual NASN2022.
Cost: $20.00/Free for NASN members!
participants will be awarded 1.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) contact hour.
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Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) affect thousands of students in schools, yet school nurses lack clear guidance on how to best care for students with this condition. PNES is considered a conversion disorder, hallmarked by events similar in appearance to epileptic seizures in the absence of abnormal brainwave activity. This session will examine the problems school nurses face providing evidence-supported care to students with PNES and a qualitative study that was born out of seeking solutions to those problems. Results of the qualitative study exploring adolescents’ experience attending school with PNES and attempting to self-manage the condition will be discussed. Education, practice, and policy recommendations for school management of PNES will be considered through the lens of the Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice TM. Resources and partnerships to support students, families, and school nurses will be reviewed.
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:
- Describe PNES and their effects on students’ school experience.
- Articulate at least four themes pertaining to students’ experiences attending school and self-managing PNES.
- Collaborate with students with PNES, their families, their school community, and health care teams.
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.
FacultyAndrea Tanner, PhD, RN, NCSN
Consulting Research Strategist
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 ALL 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 program did not receive commercial support or grant funding.