Online Program

Supporting Students’ Behavioral Health and Academic Success: Working Effectively with School Counselors


This one hour program was presented at the NEUSHA Summer Academy in August 2016.  Adria Pavletic speaks about developing a collaborative relationship between school nurses and school counselors in supporting students with behavioral health issues, and how these issues impact academic success. She discusses frequent visitors, school refusal and phobia, and developing that professional team supporting students.


Cost: $ 20.00

Contact Hours 1.0


After this presentation, school nurses and/or counselors will:

1. Increase confidence in their understanding about how school phobia/refusal impacts academic success.

2. Be able to describe developing an effective working relationship to support students with emotional issues.

3. Be able understand eachothers’ specialty role in the educational setting.

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Adria Pavletic MA, MN, RN, NCSN is the Director of Health Services at St. Mark’s School. Previous to this position, she was the school nurse at Natick High School, and then Hopkinton High School. She taught parent education at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, as well as  pediatric nursing at Boston University and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Adria has been chosen twice to speak at NASN’s  annual national conference. Her special interest is working with and understanding frequent school nurse visitors as students with unmet psychosocial needs.

This author has NO conflict of interest to declare.
The development of this educational activity did not receive any commercial support.

Presenter Disclosure Statement:

In accordance with Northeastern University, School of Nursing School Health Academy requires that faculty members disclose any relationship (e.g., shareholder, recipient of research grant, consultant, or member of an advisory committee) that the faculty may have with commercial companies whose products or services may be mentioned in their presentations. The existence of these relationships is provided for the information of participants and should not be assumed to have an adverse impact on faculty presentations.

Continuing Education Information:

Northeastern University School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurse Creditentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

Participants successfully completeing this program and completing an online evaluation will receive a certificate of contact hours issued. Certificates may be printed and will also be accessible on the website under participants’ account histories. 

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