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.

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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
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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:
Contact: Program Coordinator     (509) 324-7311


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.