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School Medicaid Billing for School Nurses: Where DO I Start?

School Based Medicaid Billing for School Nurses: Where DO I Start?

This online program for School Nurses was created from a recorded webinar on Nov. 21 and features an overview of School-Based Medicaid programs, requirements, and expansion with the Free Care Rule clarified. School Municipal Medicaid Expert Jennifer Robinson discusses experiences in states, including Massachusetts, Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, and Texas.
Jennifer Robinson, School Municipal Medicaid Expert  This program is a recorded webinar from November 21, 2019.

Contact hours: 1                  Cost: Free         Length: 60 minutes

School Nurses Working Smarter not Harder Using Communication Technology in the Health Office

Mrs. Angela Avramidis, BSN, RN, NCSN presented School Nurses Working Smarter not Harder on this October 10 live webinar.  She walks us through using a communication application (not using your personal cell phone) so you can communicate with parents easier (but they won't have access to your personal cell phone for off work hours).  She also discusses how she has utilized community resources to fund projects for her health office.  Angela shows you how to use Google Docs to keep your evaluation evidence more efficiently.   Created October 10, 2019.     
Contact hours: 0              Cost:  Free             Length: 60 minutes

Finding the Joy with Social Emotional Learning

Judy Styer BA, BSN, RN, NCSN  is the Director of Health and Wellness in the Framingham Public Schools in Massachusetts.  This presentation was given at the 2019 Summer Academy in Hyannis, MA.  Judy discusses what Social Emotional Learning can mean to school nursing practice. Created 9/11/19.

Contact hours: 0        Cost: Free        Length: 30 minutes

FREE Public Health Issue: Firearms Impacting Student Safety in Schools

This program was taped from a presentation on November 6, 2018 by Robin Cogan.  Robin Cogan MEd, RN, NCSN is a School Nurse Advocate NJ. She discusses the statistics of firearm violence on students in our schools and communities.  Robin also discusses her story about finding her nursing advocacy voice for this public health issue. This is not a political presentation.  Created 2/10/19. CHANGED TO RESOURCE 4/18/2023

         Contact Hours: 0       Cost FREE            Length: 1.5 hours

Superintendent's Perspective: Why I Support School Health Services FREE

Dr. Gary Maestas presents a Superintendent's perspective of the importance of health services in schools positively impacting students.
No Contact Hours for this program. Created 2/4/19.
Length: 18 minutes

Holistic School Nursing, A New Paradigm: An Evidence-based Specialty RECORDED WEBINAR

Cyndi Aldrich, M.Ed., BSN, HN-BC, School Nurse and board certified Holistic Nurse, explains how school nurses can incorporate holistic nursing into their practice. Created 1/31/19.

Contact hours: 0      Cost: FREE              Length: 60 minutes

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: What School Nurses Need to Know

This webinar was recorded on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Carole Butze M.Ed., BSN, RN, member, Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. Created 1/31/19.

    NO Contact hours         Cost: Free      Length: 60 minutes

FREE Twitter As a Tool for School Nursing Advocacy Recorded webinar

Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN is a New Jersey school nurse activist and blogger advocating for student health and safety. She explains how school nurses can use Twitter as a tool to advocate for student health and safety. Created 1/30/19. CHANGED TO RESOURCE 4/18/2023

Contact hours: 0             Cost: FREE          Length: 60 minutes

Marijuana Use in Youth: Effects of Legalization and Use


This program was videotaped on November 6, 2018 at an annual MA School Nurse Conference in Marlboro, MA.
School health professionals will understand the negative effects of marijuana use for youth and adults, understand the current marijuana laws in MA, and understand how legalization of marijuana leads to increase youth use and misconceptions that marijuana is safe to use. Created 12/5/18.

Contact hours: 0   Free    Length: 2 hours

Chemistry of Opioid Addiction - Recorded Webinar

Chemistry of Opioid Addiction
This webinar took place on September 25, 2018 and was recorded via BlueJeans. Randolph A. Escobar and Edwin Alfonzo, advanced PhD candidates in Chemistry at Boston University, break down the chemistry behind opioids and addiction for school health personnel. Created 10/10/18.

Contact hours: 0           Cost: Free              Length: 60 minutes

Working with Students with Hearing Impairment

Mary Rapa, RN and Lynn Power, RN are nurses who work at the Framingham Learning Center for the Deaf. They share their expertise in working with students who are deaf or have a hearing impairment.This presentation was videotaped at the 2017 Summer Academy for School Nurses in Hyannis, MA. Created 6/20/18.

                              Contact hours: 0       Length: 60 minutes

School Nurses on the Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis: Part 2, A webinar with Karen Jarvis-Vance, MSN, RN, NCSN

Karen Jarvis-Vance, MSN, RN, NCSN School Nurse Leader, Northampton Public Schools. This archived webinar features the virtual interview with the NEUSHA directors and guest Karen Jarvis-Vance, MSN, RN, NCSN about how she as a school nurse administrator engages with others in her community to address the opioid epidemic. Created 3/20/18.

Contact hours: 0          Cost: $0         Length: 60 minutes

School Nurses and the Opioid Crisis: Part 1 Featuring Susan B. Avallone MSN, RN, NCSN

This archived webinar is the first in our series, School Nurses and the Opioid Crisis. This webinar took place on February 22nd, 2018 and was called, School Nurses on the Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis, A live webinar featuring Susan B Avallone, MSN, RN, NCSN, "A Message of Collaboration and Networking". NEUSHA Directors Kathy Hassey and Jenny Gormley interviewed Susan about her experience working as a school nurse in her community to address the opioid crisis. Questions from the audience were taken. Created 3/1/18.

Contact hours: 0             Cost: Free               Length: 60 minutes

Pediatric Cardiology for the School Nurse

Dr. Stewart Mackie, Pediatric Cardiologist at Bay State Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, presents essential cardiac assessment and management strategies for school nurses. This program is divided into 6 segments with questions following to stimulate learning. Created 5/10/18.

Contact hours: 0      Cost: $0       Length: 2.5 hours

Advocacy: Speak out for student health loudly, often, and strategically

Anne Sheetz, MPH, RN, NEA-BC, former Director of School Health Services for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, shares her expertise and encouragement for speaking publicly and effectively about student health issues and the school nurse role. This presentation was provided at the Northeastern University School Health Academy summer conference in August, 2017 in Hyannis, MA. The focus is on advocacy efforts generally with examples from Ms.Sheetz's experience with Massachusetts and several other states. Created 10/27/2017. Reviewed 10/27/2020.

Contact hours: 1        Cost: $20     Length: 60 minutes

Contact Hour(s): 0 Cost: $0.00 Length of Program: 60 minutes
Date Created: 2017-10-27 Date Expires:
FREE Zika and Other Exotic Threats to Worry About

Dr. Al DeMaria presents information about Zika, Ebola, Mumps, Food Borne Illness and Antibiotic resistance. This presentation was taped at the August 2016 Summer Academy in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Created 12/30/2016.

 Length: 60 minutes


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