Classes and Other Professional Development Opportunities

The School Nurse Organization of Washington (SNOW) believes professional growth is vital to professional excellence and demonstrates this by sponsoring classes, conferences, and interdisciplinary meetings.

Introduction to School Nursing class at Pacific Lutheran University

Introduction to School Nursing class at Pacific Lutheran University. The class meets the requirements of the course work for the ESA School Nurse Certificate. Class dates for summer 2019:
July 20 & 21
8:00 am - 4:30 pm Sat-Sun with approximately 16 hours online and 14 hours in class
Additional Information: 2019-S-Intro_School_Nursing-_flyer-2.pdf

Washington State University: School Nursing: Preparation for Initial Certification

This course is designed for the BSN-prepared nurse who wishes to prepare for this certification as a school nurse. Topics will include the role of the school nurse, schools and society, growth and development, learning strategies, school law, and the legal and professional responsibilities of the ESA-prepared school nurse. This hybrid course will incorporate independent study and classroom instruction. Independent study course materials are to be completed and submitted to the faculty prior to the dates of classroom instruction for evaluation. The hybrid course will include 30 hours of instruction. Cost: $500.

Dates: June 17-18, 2019 (Registration deadline 5/31/19). Information and course registration can be found here:

Contact: Nancy Oberst 509-324-7219

ESA Certificated School Nurse in Washington State

Information about becoming an ESA Certificated School Nurse in Washington State is available at the website of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

A thirty-hour class is required for certification. Access more information about upcoming classes.  .