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.

Free PDA Class in Spokane

The Providence Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic in Spokane is offering a free School PDA Training August 22 from 1:00-4:30

Keeping Kids in the Classroom at Pacific Lutheran University
We are excited about offering a virtual hands on experience with a classroom seizure and a diabetic situation. Make decisions and interact as you experience a virtual setting. Room is limited. Enrollment starts on Monday.

July 16, 2018 8:30 - 3:45
University Center Room 133
For additional information see flyer: 2018_Keeping_Kids_in_the_Classroom_PLU.pdf

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 2018:
7/11 - 7/14, 2018
8:00 am - 4:30 pm Wed - Sat
For additional information see flyer: 2018-Intro_School_Nursing-PLU.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 16-17th, 2018. 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.  .