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The Role of the School Nurse Post Covid-19 [Enduring]

Release Date: 12/14/2023
Expiration Date: 12/14/2025
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
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 have been practicing in unprecedented times. School nurses' typical responsibilities are to teach, train, assess, and perform numerous nursing duties but now is different. School nurses must take on a new role an undefined role and a very important role. School nurses have been at the forefront of the pandemic. The role of the school nurse post-COVID 19 has changed. The school nurse has had to perform unparalleled surveillance duties, health education, screenings, policy changes/updates, vaccine administration (in some areas), and mental health counseling at alarming rates, as well as his/her normal school nurse duties. The role of the school nurse post-COVID has had a profound effect on how the public views the job. School nurses need to be proactive now more than ever and highlight the job they do. Documentation and data collection are essential components of the practice of nursing and are instrumental in the NASN’s Framework for 21st Century School Nursing PracticeTM. This document highlights the role of the school nurse and how instrumental the school nurse is in the health and wellbeing of the students.

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

  • Identify ways in which school nurses can prepare for the upcoming 2022/2023 school year proactively.
  • Identify new roles in school nursing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Identify ways to help parents/caregivers, teachers, students, and staff assist school nurses moving forward with prevention and surveillance strategies.

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.


Tracy Perron, PhD, RN, CSN, CNE
Associate Professor The College of New Jersey

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.