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.

Multidisciplinary Pediatrics Conference 2018

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett
Cascade/Rainier Room
1321 Colby Avenue
Everett, WA 98201

This seminar provides 7.0 CE's for registered nurses.
The link for the registration is: 

0730-0800 – Registration/Breakfast
0800-0815 – Opening Remarks
0815-0915 – Pediatric Toxicology - Dr. Erica Liebelt, Executive/Medical Director, Washington Poison Center
0915-0930 - Break
0930-1030 – Sepsis in the Pediatric Population - Dr. Julie Tea, Pediatric Hospitalist, Seattle Children’s Hospital
1030-1130 - Non-Accidental Trauma – Dr. Elizabeth Woods, Medical Director, Child Abuse Intervention Department, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital
1130 – 1145 Plan for the afternoon
1145-1215 – Lunch (catered)
1215-1305 – Break Out Session ONE – Pediatric Potpourri Circuit Training • Broselow Tape and Cart – Robin Addison, BSN, RN, CEN, Emergency Department, PRMCE; Becky Ruby, RN, Clinical Educator, Periop and Interventional Services, PRMCE • Comfort Promise Cart – Shelli Brandon, MSN, RNC, Clinical Pediatric Nurse Educator, PRMCE • Pediatric IV Tips and Tricks – Mary Jo Sarver, MN, ARNP, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Oncology and Infusion Services, PRMCE • Medication Safety in the Pediatric Population – Jodie Van Deist, PharmD, PRMCE • Recognizing Respiratory Distress in the Pediatric Patient – Lynda Kingman, MSN, RN, CCRN, Clinical Nurse Educator, Periop and Interventional Services; Andrea Leighty, BSN, RN, CEN, Clinical Educator, Emergency Department, PRMCE 1
310-1400 – Breakout Session TWO – Pediatric Code Blue and Airway Emergencies – Roz Winters, MSN, RN, Supervisor of Simulation Program, PRMCE; Emily Pinkham, MSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Emergency Department, PRMCE.
1400-1415 – break
1415 – 1515 – Consent for Healthcare in the Pediatric Population – Mindy Taylor, JD, VP, Senior Corporate Counsel, Providence St. Joseph Health
1515-1615 – Role of the Child Life Specialist – Amanda Reed, CCL, Family and Support Services, Sacred Heart Medical Center
1615 – 1630 – Closing remarks

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.  .