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School-Located Vaccination: Role of School Nurses in Improving Student Vaccination [Enduring]

Release Date: 12/07/2023
Expiration Date: 12/07/2025
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.

Instructions to Complete This NCPD Program
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Program Overview

Vaccination of students with the COVID-19 vaccine remains low in 5–11-year-old age group, particularly in Black and Hispanic racial/ethnic groups. School leaders and immunization program managers will share their experiences in improving vaccination confidence and partnering in school-located vaccination clinics (SLVs).

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

  • Compare and contrast at least three options for strengthening SLVs focusing on populations with low vaccination rates.
  • Articulate three methods to increase vaccine confidence for caregivers of students less than 12 years old.
  • Develop three actionable steps to partner with state or local health departments to implement or expand SLVs.

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.


Elizabeth Clark, MSN, RN, NCSN, FNASN
Nursing Education & Practice Specialist
National Association of School Nurses

Katelyn Wells, PhD
Chief Research and Development Officer
Association of Immunization Managers

Mary Ellen Engel, MSN, RN, CSN-NJ
Nursing Supervisor
North Brunswick Township School District

JoAnn Harris, MSN, RN, AE-C
Nursing Coordinator for Student Health Services
Dekalb County School District

Janet Ciarrocca, MA
Superintendent of Schools
North Brunswick School District

Joanna Pitts, BSN, RN, NCSN, CNOR
School Health Nurse Consultant
Virginia Department of Health

Tracy L. White, MA, BSN, RN
School Health Specialist/Consultant
Virginia Department of Education, School Health Services; Virginia Diabetes Council

Tricia VonHoy, BSN, RN
Senior Nurse Manager
Virginia Department of Health

Cody McSellers-McCray, MPH, CHES
Special Project Management Executive: COVID-19 Vaccines, Community Engagement & Health Equity
Illinois Department of Public Health

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.