Online Program

Lets Talk About Sex: Health Education Pearls for School Nurses



Cost: $ 15.00

Contact Hours 1.25


As a result of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe 2 key components comprehensive sex education
  • Identify 1 statistic around adolescent sexual behavior that is relevant to students in their school districts
  • Define sex positive information
  • Describe 1 activity that engages young people and encourages positive behavior


Dr. Beth Russet will share insights from her experience teaching comprehensive sex education in a rural high school for over ten years. The presentation will include specific activities, valuable resources and general tips on providing classes that are accurate, appropriate, and inclusive.

Beth spent twenty years on the rugged coast of Downeast Maine working as a school nurse, midwife and FNP. Her practice included staffing a migrant health clinic, running a small college health center and teaching community and classroom based sex education. In 2019, Beth earned a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Northeastern University where she currently directs the Adult Primary Care Program. In all of her roles, Beth centers individual agency in the context of cultural and structural influences. She encourages students and patients alike to recognize sexual health as a fundamental part of wellbeing at all ages.

Presenter Disclosure Statement:

The planners of this educational activity have no conflict of interest to declare. The speakers have no conflict of interest to declare unless otherwise indicated prior to their presentations.

Continuing Education Information:

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

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Provider Number 2019U0003

Participants successfully completing this program will receive a statement of credit for contact hours. Statements of Credit may be printed on-line after successful completion of the learning assessment.

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