Online Program

School Nurses Teaching Health: It Starts with Preparation



Cost: $ 15.00

Contact Hours 1.1


As a result of this 1-hour webinar, school nurses will be able to:
1. Describe health teaching as a Standard of Practice for the School Nurse,
2. Name 3 organizations that guide the delivery of quality health education to preK-12 students,
3. Define 3 education terms essential for school nurses to know,
4. Identify 2 frameworks that are used for planning effective instruction, and
5. Describe 2 strategies for School Nurses to manage challenges to teaching health.


Dr. Jenny Gormley has worked in the School Health specialty in Massachusetts since 2000, providing direct care as a per diem and elementary school nurse in two Massachusetts (MA) School districts, and as Director of Health, Nursing, and Safety at a pre-K-12 school in a third school district, managing the staff of school nurses and physical and health education teachers, as well as leading safety, wellness and the McKinney-Vento homeless efforts.   In her roles in the school settings, she taught human growth and development for 5th and 6th graders, supported educators with curriculum mapping, and learned much from the Curriculum Directors, Principals, and teachers about what quality classroom teaching looks like.

Since 2015, Jenny has developed continuing education programs for school nurses within the Northeastern University School of Nursing School Health Academy.   Earlier in her career, Jenny worked as a registered nurse with adults with acute and chronic cardiac and pulmonary diseases, with a focus on helping patients manage their conditions and treatment plans through health teaching and exercise. Taking an “upstream” approach,  Jenny shifted her focus to the prevention and management of health conditions in children and adolescents in schools.

In her doctoral program, Jenny implemented a quality improvement project to teach and access a brief educational activity designed to increase school nurse advocacy for students in their local school communities.

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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