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.
Mary Bridge Chidlren's
School Nurse Update in person event.
Information can be found here: www.marybridge.org/schoolrnupdate
The 8/17 event specifics can be here are: 8-17 Event Bios and Learning Objectives
Pacific Lutheran University
Introduction to School Nursing ESA
24 OSPI Clock Hours, Offered Summer and Fall
School nursing is a specialized practice that advances the well-being and health of students in the K-12 school-age population. Our blended class combines the best of independent and in-class learning, allowing participants more flexibility without sacrificing quality or content. This course prepares you for the initial Educational Staff Associate Initial Certification as a School Nurse. Content includes the role of the school nurse within the context of the school and society, growth and development, assessment and screening tools, school law, and legal, ethical and professional responsibilities of the role.
Location: self-study/online synchronous combo
Student self-study begins Monday, October 16, 2023
Virtual, online class Friday, November 10, 2023
In-person skills lab Saturday, November 11, 2023 PLU Garfield Commons 208 Garfield St. S Tacoma, WA ROOMS 101,103
This course is approved by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for meeting the requirements for initial certification as a School Nurse. Contact: Program Manager firstname.lastname@example.org (253) 535-7027
PLU ESA Course Information
University of Washington: School Nursing: Preparation for Initial Certification
Foundations for School Nursing provides relevant, skills-based education for anyone interested in school nursing or working in schools. The course is taught within a flexible, virtual learning environment, made with busy working people in mind. Participants will also have a variety of opportunities to connect with and build local professional networks.
Foundations for School Nursing provides relevant content for and is open to all pre- and post-licensure healthcare professionals and educators interested in school-based health. The course has been approved by the Professional Education Standards Board (PESB) to meet the course requirement for ESA Certification.
Participants in the program will also receive 30 CNE hours in addition to 30 State Clock hours after completing the program in full.
Dates: February 6 – April 10, 2023
Information and course registration can be found here: Foundations for School Nursing 2023 | UW School of Nursing
Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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: January 7-8, 2023
Information and course registration can be found here: https://nursing.wsu.edu/continuing-education/
Contact: Program Coordinator email@example.com (509) 324-7311