When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!
Release Date: April 6, 2016
Expiration Date: April 30, 2019
School nurses today are challenged with increased role stress, high student-nurse ratios, lack of time, and varying degrees of school support. As practitioners, school nurses today are helping to manage more complex health and special needs conditions such as type 1 diabetes and autism in the school setting. School nurses also serve as educators, teaching students and families about disease prevention and optimal health maintenance. School nurses working with families of diverse social and ethnic back-grounds strive to provide family-centered care by involving family members in the health, learning, and development of their children. Therefore, there is a need for school nurses to remain current in their roles and responsibilities to ensure that they are providing current, evidence-based care to the students in their care. Also, school nurses must be knowledgeable not only about the rules and regulations related to health care, but also concerning education-based rules and regulations that affect the nursing care they provide.
This course provides an overview of current nursing practice in the specialty area of school nursing. This overview is targeted to both the novice and experienced school nurse. After completing this course, the school nurse will demonstrate current knowledge of the five content components included in the National Certification Examination for School Nurses: health problems and nursing management, health appraisal, health promotion and disease prevention, professional issues, and special health needs.