COVID-19 Programs

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1. COVID-19: School Nurses' Actions during the Pandemic

This is an archived program from a live webinar on March 26, 2020, on the School Nurse's role during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact hours: 1.5     Cost: $20    Length: 1 & 1/2 hours

Contact Hour(s): 1.5 Cost: $20.00 Length of Program: 90 minutes
Date Created: 2020-03-27 Date Expires: 2023-03-27
2. COVID-19: School Nurses Connecting with Students During the Pandemic
This 90 minute webinar from April 8, 2020, focused on how School Nurses are connecting with students to support their physical and emotional needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  
Contact hours: 1.5     Cost: $20     Length: 1 & 1/2 hours

Contact Hour(s): 1.5 Cost: $20.00 Length of Program: 90 minutes
Date Created: 2020-04-08 Date Expires: 2023-04-08
3. COVID-19: Recognizing Disparities during the Pandemic from Webinar 4/29/2020

5 pic disparities This program is a recorded webinar from April 29, 2020, where the panelists discuss the disparities exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic and how school nurses can help mitigate these disparities.

Contact hours: 1.5      Cost: $20        Length: 1.5 hours

Contact Hour(s): 1.5 Cost: $20.00 Length of Program: 90 minutes
Date Created: 2020-04-30 Date Expires: 2023-04-30
4. COVID-19 Masks as PPE: Stories from hospitals, schools and communities

Flyer COVID masks webinar 5-14-20 9 presenters updated cred    This program is a recorded webinar from May 14, 2020. Speakers discuss the issue of Masks as PPE in different settings (hospital, schools, EMS and community). Northeastern University researchers discuss ongoing research regarding the safety of different kinds of masks.

Contact Hours for Nurses: 2.0 hours    Cost:  $25                Length: 2 hours

Contact Hour(s): 2.0 Cost: $25.00 Length of Program: 120 minutes
Date Created: 2020-05-15 Date Expires: 2023-05-15
5. COVID-19: Lessons from School Nurses Teaching Health Virtually

9 presenters COVID webinar virtual health teaching (1)This online program is a recorded webinar from June 11, 2020.  Nine school nurses (5 elementary, 2 middle school, 1 high school and one nursing director) present on how they have taught health online with their students during this pandemic using different formats and strategies.


Contact Hours: 2              Cost: $25             Length: 2 hours

Contact Hour(s): 2 Cost: $25.00 Length of Program: 120 minutes
Date Created: 2020-06-15 Date Expires: 2023-06-15
6. COVID-19: Preventing Transmission in Schools: School Nurse Planning & Perspectives for Reopening Schools during the Pandemic

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This program was recorded on August 10, 2020 regarding Reopening Schools during a pandemic.  Epidemiologist Dr. Westyn Branch-Elliman discusses COVID's impact on reopening schools.  Four school nurse leaders from Massachusetts, Texan, Ohio, and New Jersey discuss their states' challenges, barriers, and plans for reopening schools. Donna Gaffney DNSc, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN also presents on Navigating Uncertainty in the New School Year: A Survival Guide for School Nurses

Contact hours: 3.5       Cost $40     Length 3.5 hours

Contact Hour(s): 3.5 Cost: $40.00 Length of Program: 3,5 hours
Date Created: 2020-08-10 Date Expires: 2023-08-10
7. COVID-19 Contact Tracing: School Nurses and Local Boards of Health Collaboration During COVID-19

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School nurses discuss their collaboration with their local Boards of Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic on this recorded September 17, 2020 webinar. What were/are the challenges?  What have we learned?  What training was needed to assist the local Board of Health? How will local Boards of Health communicate with school nurses during the pandemic?

Contact hours: 1.5                   Cost: $20                    Length: 90 minutes

Contact Hour(s): 1.5 Cost: $20.00 Length of Program: 90 minutes
Date Created: 2020-09-17 Date Expires: 2023-09-17
8. COVID-19 Testing: Strategies and Models for Schools

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  Dr. David Luzzi from Northeastern University discusses COVID tests choices and testing processes, Dr. Nate Horowitz-Willis discusses COVID in regards to social determinants of health, and 4 school nurses (Sheila Caldwell, New Jersey: Lisa Kern, Florida: Linda Corridan, Wellesley Public Schools, and Adria Pavletic, Private school in MA) discuss their experiences and challenges in planning and providing testing in their schools. This is a recorded webinar from October 22, 2020, with partial support from Exergen Corporation.

Contact hours: 2           Cost: $20                  Length: 2 hours

Contact Hour(s): 2 Cost: $20.00 Length of Program: 120 minutes
Date Created: 2020-10-23 Date Expires: 2023-10-23

9. COVID-19: How are Our Students Doing? Identifying Mental and Physical Health Concerns and Strategies during the Pandemic
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COVID-19: How are the Students Doing?: Identifying Mental and Physical Health Concerns and Strategies during the Pandemic.  This is a recorded webinar held on November 3, 2020.

Contact hours: 4         Cost: $79         Length: 4 hours

Contact Hour(s): 4.0 Cost: $79.00 Length of Program: 240 minutes
Date Created: 2020-11-04 Date Expires: 2023-11-04
10. COVID-19 Peer Support/Self Care/Resilience for Health Care Professionals during COVID-19


This webinar is presented by the Northeastern University School of Nursing to support Health Care Providers during COVID-19. April 2, 2020

                         FREE        Contact Hours: 1         Length: 60 minutes


Contact Hour(s): 1 Cost: $0.00 Length of Program: 60 minutes
Date Created: 2020-04-02 Date Expires: 2023-04-02
11. COVID-19 BINAX Testing in Schools: Science and School Nurse Experiences


Dr. David Luzzi, PhD, MBA, Senior Vice Provost for Research, Vice President Innovation Campus, Northeastern University, discusses the BINAX antigen test and its scientific basis and use in symptomatic students/staff in the school setting.

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School nurse leaders Loree LaChance, MHA, MSN, RN, NCSN   (Director, Student Health Services at Austin ISD), Susan Franchi DNP, CNP, FNP-C, RN, (Director of Nursing Arlington Public Schools, MA) and Cathryn Hampson MSN, RN, NCSN, STTI, (Supervisor of Health Services - North Middlesex Regional School District in MA) discuss how they have implemented or are planning to implement BINAX in-school testing.  Remember to always follow your state Department of Health/Local Board of Health regarding BINAX testing medical waste disposal.  This was a live webinar on December 8, 2020, with partial support from Exergen Corporation.

Contact hours:  1.5             Cost: $20            Length: 90 minutes

12. COVID-19 Vaccine: Science & School Nurses Experiences

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This is a recorder webinar from 2/11/21. Dr. Mary Beth Miotto provides a COVID-19 vaccine update that includes comparing vaccines available at this time. She also addresses vaccine reservations.  Barbara Conley (MA) and Amy Wood (SC) discuss the collaborations, as well as some barriers and benefits involved in planning, school-located vaccine clinics.

Contact Hours 1.5        Cost $20      Length: 90 minutes  

Contact Hour(s): 1.5 Cost: $20.00 Length of Program: 90 minutes
Date Created: 2021-02-12 Date Expires: 2024-02-12
13. COVID-19 Pooled Testing: Science & School Nurses' Experiences

Screen Shot 2021-03-24 at 7-57-58 AMDr. Jared Auclair, Northeastern University, discusses the science behind COVID-19 Pooled Testing and the process involved.  Cathy Riccio, Nurse Leader at the Newburyport Public Schools, and her school nurses, Michelle Rybicki and Nelson Lane discuss their process and implementation of Pooled testing in their schools including lessons learned. This program was created from a live webinar on March 23, 2021.

Contact hours: 1.5                Cost: $20.00                   Length: 90 minutes

Contact Hour(s): 1.5 Cost: $20.00 Length of Program: 90 minutes
Date Created: 2021-03-24 Date Expires: 2024-03-24
14. A Safe Return to School during the Pandemic: Bringing the Science behind COVID-19 Infection Prevention to the Classroom

Westyn Branch-Elliman Dr. Westyn Branch-Elliman, Assistant Profession of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Infectious Disease Infection Prevention Specialist discusses the most current information regarding SARS-CoV-2: Basics and Transmission, mapping mode of transmission, the best available evidence in 2021, vaccination impact, and Delta variant information for schools.  This is a recorded webinar from August 31, 2021.

                         Contact hours: 2               Cost: $40                   Length: 2 hours

Contact Hour(s): 2 Cost: $40.00 Length of Program: 120 minutes
Date Created: 2021-09-01 Date Expires: 2024-09-01
15. COVID-19: MA School Nurses Experiences with Test and Stay Protocols in Schools

4 test and stay Dr. Westyn Branch Elliman discusses the MA COVID Test and Stay program. Three Nurse Leaders, Cathryn Hampson, Mary Ellen Duggan and Karen Rufo discuss how Test and Stay in working in their schools and what the barriers/challenges have been and lessons learned.  This is a recorded webinar from October 14, 2021.

Contact Hours: 1.25               Cost: $20              Length: 75 minutes

Contact Hour(s): 1.25 Cost: $20.00 Length of Program: 75 minutes
Date Created: 2021-10-14 Date Expires: 2024-10-14
16. COVID-19 Vaccination for Children: The Science and School Nurses' Experiences

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Dr. May Beth Miotto  discusses the history of and the aprroval process for the COVID vaccine for children ages 5-11 as well as the most current information regarding COVID-19 in children. Dr. Cynthia Samuel, and Karen Rufo, describe how the vaccination process for children is occurring in their very different communities and what strategies they are using to promote vaccination access. Robin Cogan discusses the vital role school nurses play in providing accurate, truthful health information to their students, families and communities. This is a recorded webinar from November 18, 2021.

Contact hours:1.5                      Cost:   $10                           Length: 90 mins

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Contact Hour(s): 1.5 Cost: $10.00 Length of Program: 90 minutes
Date Created: 2021-11-18 Date Expires: 2024-11-18


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