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School Nursing  

Healthcare professional examining a smiling child in a doctor's office

The school nurse serves in a pivotal role that bridges health care and education. Grounded by standards of practice, services provided by the school nurse include leadership, community/public health, care coordination, and quality improvement (NASN, 2016a). 

This is a Professional Education Standards Board (PESB) approved course for the WA Educational Associate Certificate (ESA) school nurse education.

Credential/Accreditation Information

PLU is an accredited provider of Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) clock hours and provides the educational ESA course for initial school nurse education Visit WA OSPI .

Course Descriptions

Introduction to School Nursing

OSPI Clock Hours or 2 Academic hours for BSN prepared nurses (additional cost)

School nursing is a specialized practice that advances the well-being and health of students in the K-12 school age population. This course prepares you for initial Educational Staff Associate Initial (ESA) 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.
Class is open to anyone with an interest in school nursing

Keeping Kids in the Classroom

This course provides school nurses an update on clinical issues and information needed to facilitate classroom attendance and learning.

Refund Policies

These courses operate by the Nursing Refund Policies.

 

Introduction to School Nursing: includes in class and online $475.00
Instructor(s): 
Date:  11/6/2019-11/23/2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
OSPI Clock Hours: 24

Seats Available: 75
Location: Pacific Lutheran University (Room TBD),
Address: 12180 Park Ave S TACOMA, WA 98447

This blended course prepares you for 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.

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.

9 hours self-paced instruction Nov 6-15

15 hours in class session Nov 16 and Nov 23.


 

Academic Credit Add-on: Introduction to School Nursing $200.00
Instructor(s): 
Date:  11/6/2019-11/23/2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
PLU Academic Credit: 2

Seats Available: 78
Location: Pacific Lutheran University (Room TBD),
Address: 12180 Park Ave S TACOMA, WA 98447
Optional 2 graduate-level academic continuing education credits (under course number EDUC 901D) for participation in Introduction to School Nursing, 11/6-11/23.

You must also register for the matching Introduction to School Nursing section in order to attend the course and receive the 2 graduate-level continuing education credits. Academic credit is available for BSN prepared students.
 

Contact Information
Center for Graduate and
Continuing Education

Phone: 253-535-7722
Email: ce@plu.edu

Center for Graduate and
Continuing Education
12180 Park Avenue S.
Tacoma, WA 98447