Medication Administration in a School Setting: School Nursing Practice in Massachusetts
What do nurses need to know about medication administration in Massachusetts schools?
This online course provides the key information every public and private School Nurse needs to know about medication administration and delegation in Massachusetts schools, including laws and regulations, school nurse role and responsibilities, and best practice approaches.
Participation in this workshop is required every three years for school nurses listed as signatories on the district’s MDPH Medication Administration Registration Application.
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.
- Nurses seeking Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) as a School Nurse in Massachusetts (mandated course).
- School Nurse Managers who are listed on a school district’s MDPH Medication Delegation Registration Application (mandated every three years).
After completing the training, you will be able to:
- Outline a School Nurse's responsibilities around medication administration
- Identify a School Nurse's obligations under Federal, State, and Local Regulations
- Describe types of medication delegation in a school setting and identify situations that can and cannot be delegated
- Describe the five rights of delegation
- Identify the best practice approach for several common student situations
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 School Health Unit, MDPH. Provides guidance and training to School Nurses across the state
Caitlin Pettengill, DNP, RN
Assistant Director School Health Unit, MDPH. Provides guidance and training to School Nurses across the state
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 2.75 contact hours, all of which are eligible for pharmacology credit.
SHIELD is a DESE-approved provider for PDPs. PDP certificates are issued for programs/series lasting 10 or more hours on a topic. CNE certificates are also issued for eligible courses. Learners may use CNE certificates toward PDPs.
|Course Release Date:||11/17/2017|
|Material Reviewed:||10/15/2018, 7/1/2019, 7/1/2020, 6/21/2021, 6/23/2022|
|Course Expiration Date:||6/30/2023|
- 2.75 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.
- 2.75 ANCC Pharmacology
- 2.75 Participation
Auditing Course Materials:
The materials for this course may be audited at no cost. This course is NOT the audit version of the course. The audit version of the course can be found here. Auditing is recommended for anyone who wants to review the course material, access resources, or refresh skills. Completing a pre-test is required to begin the audit, but you will have future access to the course without having to repeat it once you've completed the pre-test.
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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