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

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School Nurses and the Opioid Crisis:

Part 2 of a School Nurse Interview Series

An archived webinar featuring Karen Jarvis-Vance,


Director of Health, Safety, and Equity Programs

Northampton Public Schools

Northampton, Massachusetts 

“A Message of Collaboration and Prevention”

This webinar took place on March 20, 2018, 4-5pm EST

This archived version 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.

$10   1.0 Contact Hour
Cost: $10.00

Contact Hours 1.0

Learning Outcomes:
1. Increase knowledge about actions school nurses are taking to help prevent opioid addiction.
2. Increase school nurse confidence to act in their schools and communities to help prevent opioid addiction.
3. Identify opportunities for improving efforts in schools to prevent opioid addiction


Karen Jarvis-Vance, MSN, RN, NCSN
has been the Director of Health, Safety & Equity Programs at Northampton Public Schools since 2006. Additionally, she serves as the Program Director for the Northampton Prevention Coalition, which is federally funded to reduce youth substance use in the City of Northampton.  Karen also serves her hometown as vice-chair of the East Longmeadow Board of Health.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Fitchburg State University and her Master's in Nursing from Elms College.  She is a current MBA student at Elms College with a concentration  in Healthcare Leadership and is also a Nationally Certified School Nurse.  Karen is committed to improving health outcomes for the children and families she serves.

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