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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). 


A student’s health is directly related to his or her ability to learn. The school nurse addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and social health needs of students and supports their achievement in the learning process.

Course Descriptions

Introduction to School Nursing
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.

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.

Keeping Kids in the Classroom

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

Registration Notes

See above Discounts tab for available discounts and contact Center for Continued Nursing Learning (253-535-7063) for codes prior to registering.

Eligibility Requirements

Open to anyone with an interest in school nursing, click here to see: OSPI requirements to become a school nurse

Credential/Accreditation Information

PLU is an accredited provider of OSPI clock hours for courses.

Pacific Lutheran University (PA-19#) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.   

Refund Policies

These courses operate by the Nursing Refund Policies.

 

For more information, click the "Request Information" button above.

 

Keeping Kids in the Classroom -- Online Edition $30.00
ONLINE COURSE
Instructor(s): 
Dates:  4/13/2020 - 4/13/2020
Seats Available: 9
Contact Hours: 1
CEUs: 1
Location: fully online
Trauma-Informed Care
Rebecca Allen, PhD, ARNP

Using Trauma-Informed Care principles in the schools. This 1-hour online workshop is perfect for both School Nurses and for those working in pediatrics in these uncertain times.

1 Contact Hour or 1 Clock Hour
April 13, 1pm

 

Keeping Kids in the Classroom -- Online Edition $30.00
ONLINE COURSE
Instructor(s): 
Dates:  4/20/2020 - 4/20/2020
Seats Available: 10
Contact Hours: 1
CEUs: 1
Location: fully online
School Scene Drugs and Effects
Kathy Richardson, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, CEN, FAEN

In this one-hour workshop, learn to identify current trends of drug use prevalent among adolescents,
Discuss the effects of drug use on the adolescent brain,
Discuss methods of marijuana consumption, and
Recognize behavioral indicators of use.

1 Contact Hour or 1 Clock Hour available
April 20, 1 pm

 

Keeping Kids in the Classroom -- Online Edition $30.00
ONLINE COURSE
Instructor(s): 
Dates:  4/27/2020 - 4/27/2020
Seats Available: 14
Contact Hours: 1
CEUs: 1
Location: fully online
ADHD for School Professionals
Rebecca Allen, PhD, ARNP

A brief introduction to ADHD for school professionals. This 1 hour online workshop is open to any nurse that works with K-12 age kids.

1 Contact Hour or 1 Clock Hour available
April 27, 1 pm

 

Keeping Kids in the Classroom -- Online Edition $30.00
ONLINE COURSE
Instructor(s): 
Dates:  5/4/2020 - 5/4/2020
Seats Available: 13
Contact Hours: 1
CEUs: 1
Location: fully online
Kids and Anxiety
Kathleen Richardson, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, CEN, FAEN

Learn to recognize anxiety in and help K-12 kids who suffer from anxiety that may manifest in different symptoms.
This 1 hour online workshop is open to any nurse that works with K-12 age kids.

1 Contact Hour or 1 Clock Hour available
May 4, 1 pm

 

Introduction to School Nursing: includes in class and online $475.00
Instructor(s): 
Date:  6/15/2020-7/11/2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
OSPI Clock Hours: 24

Seats Available: 20
Location: Pacific Lutheran University (Room TBD),
Address: 12180 Park Ave S TACOMA, WA 98447
BLENDED COURSE
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 Educational Staff Associate Initial Certification as a School Nurse.
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.
  • Online hours: 10 hours between June 15 and July 6.
  • On Campus sessions: July 10-11, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


  • Blended course, online and on campus
 

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