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A Model for School Nurse-Led Case Management [Enduring]

Release Date: 11/02/2023
Expiration Date: 11/02/2025
Originally presented at Virtual NASN2022.

Cost: $20.00/Free for NASN members!

Upon successful completion of this offering,
participants will be awarded 1.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) contact hour.

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Program Overview
School nurse-led case management (SNLCM) is one of the practice components of the Care Coordination principle of NASN’s Framework, which provides guidance for the specialty practice of school nursing (NASN, 2016b). As defined by NASN’s Framework, the practice component of case management is a collaborative approach to provide and coordinate school health services. Case management involves the child’s personal (i.e., student, family, specialty, community healthcare providers) and school (i.e., student, family, healthcare provider, student instructional support personnel) health teams. Case management strategies help deal with, prevent, and/or reduce the occurrence of health problems to find solutions inside and outside of school and traditional healthcare systems. This presentation describes SNLCM, as outlined in NASN’s A Model for School Nurse-led Case Management (2021), and its benefits for students. This model is intended to guide school nurses and school nurse leaders to outline the key components of SNLCM and to provide program implementation and evaluation strategies and tools. SNLCM assists students with health-related needs to successfully manage their needs, reduces barriers to academic performance, and increases student engagement. Participants will appreciate that SNLCM is an approach to caring for students with significant physical and behavioral concerns that reflects the full scope of professional school nursing practice.

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

  • State the purpose of NASN's A Model for School Nurse-led Case Management.
  • Articulate the definition of school nurse-led case management.
  • Outline the process steps of school nurse-led case management.
  • State three strategies for successfully implementing school nurse-led case management into their practice.

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 Adair Shannon, DNP, RN, NCSN, PHNA-BC, FNASN
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing

Ann O. Nichols, MSN, RN, NCSN
NASSNC Special Projects Manager, State School Health Nurse Consultant, Ret.
National Association of State School Nurse Consultants

Rachel McClanahan, DNP, RN, NCSN, CNE
Associate Professor
California State University Fullerton, School of Nursing

Cathy Meuret, MAEd, BSN, RN
Director, School Nursing
North Central Educational Service District

Lynn Nelson, MSN, RN, NCSN
Senior Director of Health Services and Integrated Student Supports
Capital Area Educational Service District #113

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.

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.