Medication Administration in Schools: What School Nurse Managers Need to Know
NOTE: We also offered a free version of this course (with no CNEs offered).
Participation in this workshop and the online course Medication Administration in a School Setting: School Nursing Practice in Massachusetts is required every three years for school nurses listed as signatories on the district’s MDPH Medication Administration Registration Application.
What do school nurse managers need to know about overseeing their district’s medication administration and delegation program in Massachusetts schools?
This workshop is designed for public and private School Nurse Managers who are signatories on the Handling, Storage, and Delegation Registration Application with the MA Department of Public Health. Through self-paced activities (2 hours 15 minutes) and an interactive live Zoom session (2 hours and 15 minutes), this course will provide School Nurse Managers with the knowledge and tools they need to oversee their district’s Medication Administration Program
NOTE: Medication Administration Managers must take the online course Medication Administration in a School Setting: School Nursing Practice in Massachusetts prior to taking the Medication Manager Course. An audit version is available and can be used for the medication administration application.
- School Nurses and Nurse Practitioners.
- Required for School Nurses that are signatories on the Handling, Storage, and Delegation Registration Application with the MA Department of Public Health.
After completing the training, learners will be able to:
- Describe the role and responsibilities of the school nurse manager in the medication administration program in schools
- Evaluate a district’s medication program for regulatory compliance
- Develop and implement district medication administration procedures the meet state regulations
- Explain and implement the process for registration with MDPH of the school’s or school district’s medication administration program
|Self-Paced Activity||2 hours 15 minutes|
|Zoom session||2 hours 15 minutes|
Zoom Meetings Dates:
(Links will be available after registration):
- December 13th, 2023| 1:00 - 3:15 PM
- January 18th, 2024| 3:00 - 5:15 PM
- February 7th, 2024| 1:00 - 3:15 PM
- March 13th, 2024| 1:00 - 3:15 PM
NOTE: Zoom sessions may be canceled due to low registration.
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian 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 Chobanian & Avedisian 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 that faculty, planners, authors, and anyone who may be in control of content have with ineligible companies have been mitigated.
No faculty has any financial relationships to disclose.
Beverly Heinze-Lacey, MPH,BSN, RN
Director, BU SHIELD
Erin Sivak, MSN, BSN, RN
Assistant Director, BU SHIELD
Jill Connolly, MEd, BSN, RN, NCSN
Medication Administration Program Nurse Advisor
CME/CNE Program Manager: Lesly Zapata, BA
In support of improving patient care, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Nursing Contact Hours: 4.75 contact hours, of which 4.75 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:||5/30/2020|
|Material Reviewed:||6/21/2021, 7/7/2022, 10/7/2022, 6/28/2023|
|Course Expiration Date:||6/30/2024|
- 4.75 ANCC
- 4.75 ANCC Pharmacology
- 4.75 Participation
Participation in this course includes the following steps:
- Enroll and pay the $50 fee
- Complete the self-paced activities.
The self-paced activities will take about 2 hours 15 minutes to complete. Note that live technical support is available weekdays 9 am-5 pm, so plan your learning time accordingly. Once this step is completed, you'll see a link to register for the Zoom meeting.
- Select the training date you prefer and register for the live Zoom session.
Zoom will email you a calendar invitation and link to access the workshop.
- Attend Zoom Meeting
- Claim Credit
After you have completed the Zoom session, BU SHIELD will email information on how to claim credit and obtain your course certificate.
ALL PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES, AND MATERIALS PROVIDED BY Boston University CHOBANIAN & AVEDISIAN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE BARRY M. MANUEL CENTER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION OR ITS ASSOCIATES ARE PROVIDED ON THE CONDITION THAT THEY BE USED SOLELY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES BY 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 CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES OR MATERIALS. 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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