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The National School Health Data Set: Every Student Counts the School Nurse's Role in Data De-identification

Release Date: 11/09/2023
Expiration Date: 11/09/2026
Originally presented as a webinar on November 09, 2023.

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
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 an assessment is included in the content, you will need to have 75% of the answers correct in order to pass the assessment. You will also have unlimited retakes on the 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 cart 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
School nurses report confusion between HIPAA and FERPA in relation to school records and school health data. Many states and school districts are not submitting de-identified data to the National School Health Data Set: Every Student Counts. Many districts and state-level agencies identify data sharing barriers as reasons to not participate in data submission for ESC.

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

  • Describe the components of the National School Health Data Set: Every Student Counts.
  • Identify what constitutes de-identified data under FERPA.
  • Identify different types of state privacy laws that might affect the ability of the school nurse to share student health information.
  • Identify sources of state privacy law and readily find such laws.
  • Describe the role of school district privacy policies in the larger framework of student privacy regulations and how to find them.

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.


Kerri Lowery, J.D., M.P.H.
Deputy Director and Director for Grants & Research,
Network for Public Health Law—Eastern Region

Stephen Murphy, JD Deputy Director,
Network for Public Health Law
Mid-States Region

Kimberly 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 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
Funding is included in the CDC - School Based Active Surveillance contract. This work was supported by the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (Contract # 75D30121C12121).