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.

Fall 2017 School Nurse Professional Development

Using HEALWA: A Health Information Resource for Washington

Need help finding health information? Looking for free CNE contact hours?

There are two upcoming online workshops about using HEALWA that offer 1 contact hour CNE to participants at no cost. The workshops show participants how to set up their access to HEALWA, how to navigate the different resources, and highlights some select resources.

Using HEALWA: A Health Information Resource for Washington
Adobe Connect Online Webinar
1 contact hour CNE

Tuesday November 7 from 5-6 PM

Tuesday December 5 from 5-6 PM

This continuing nursing educational activity was approved by the Washington State Nurses Association Approver of Continuing Nursing Education (A-CNE), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Please send any questions to Kathryn Vela at

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 2018 TBD.  

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: February 3-4th, 2018 and 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.  .