Foundations of School Nursing Practice
How do School Nurses work at the intersection of public health education, and primary care to keep students safe, healthy, and ready to learn?
School nurses play an essential role in keeping students healthy, safe, and ready to learn. When taking on a position in schools, nurses don’t always understand their role beyond providing clinical services to students. They need additional information about the roles they must assume to be leaders and public health partners to assure health and wellness - in their school, district, and community.
This foundational course introduces the laws, regulations, and guidelines that affect professional school nursing practice in Massachusetts. Key topics relevant to school nursing, such as health equity, emergency preparedness, communicable diseases, behavioral health, and managing complex health conditions are discussed.
This is one of four training workshops mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) in order to be licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) as a School Nurse.
This is one of four training workshops mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in order to be licensed as a School Nurse and it is designed for:
- Nurses seeking Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) as a School Nurse in Massachusetts (mandated course).
After completing the training, you will be able to:
- Support student health and academic success
- Contribute to a healthy and safe school environment
- Act as health and wellness leaders in their school, district, and community
Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of Accredited Continuing Education activities to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. This information is disclosed to all activity participants prior to the start of the educational activity. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to mitigate all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed.
In accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies that faculty, planners, authors and anyone who may be in control of content have been mitigated.
The faculty below do not have any relevant financial relationships.
Karen Robitaille, MBA, MSN, RN, NCSN
Director of School Health Services, MDPH
Kathleen Macvarish, MS
Instructional Designer, Associate Professor of the Practice, Environmental Health Professor of the Practice, Environmental Health
Beverly Heinze-Lacey, MPH, BSN, RN
Director, BU SHIELD
CME/CNE Program Manager: Lesly Zapata, BA
Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Boston University School of Medicine designates this enduring material 13.70 contact hours, none of which are eligible for pharmacology credit.
|Course Release Date:||7/15/2019|
|Material Reviewed:||7/1/2020, 6/21/2021|
|Course Expiration Date:||6/30/2022|
- 13.70 ANCCBoston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
- 13.70 Participation
Please register to access the NEPHTC link to take the course. Note that NEPHTC is a separate website and you may need to create a new account if you haven't access the site before.
THIS CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM IS INTENDED SOLELY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES FOR QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. IN NO EVENT SHALL BOSTON UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM. IN NO EVENT SHOULD THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE. NO PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP IS BEING ESTABLISHED. IN NO EVENT SHOULD INFORMATION IN THE MATERIALS REGARDING LAWS, REGULATIONS, OR LEGAL LIABILITY BE CONSIDERED LEGAL ADVICE OR USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR CONSULTING WITH AN ATTORNEY.
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