NEUSHA Online Programs

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Choice of 10 School Health Specific Online Programs for $99, choose now or as you go and finish within one year! That is up to a 55% discount!

Abdominal Assessment For School Nurses

Karen Rufo MS, RN, PPCP-BC presents abdominal assessment skills for school nurses. Please refer to the Resources for specific charts and posters.

 Contact hours: 1  Cost: $20

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.

Contact hours: 1  Cost: $20

Anxiety in Youth and the Use of Emotional Freedom Technique

This program describes the prevalence, pathophysiology, and impact of anxiety on youth and the use of Emotional Freedom Technique as one emerging evidence-based method for managing student anxiety in the school setting. The content is intended for school nurses and counselors working individually with students.

Contact hours: 1.5  Cost: $25

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.

Contact hours: 1.0 Program Cost: $10

Children's Vision - What School Nurses Need to Know

Dr. Bruce Moore, OD, Professor Emeritus at the New England College of Optometry and Paulette Tattersall DipPharm, MSc., Director of the Northeast Region for the nonprofit Prevent Blindness explain what school nurses need to know regarding Children’s Vision, emphasizing the importance of early detection of vision issues.

Contact hours: 2.5 Program cost: $25 

Data is Your Friend

This program consists of three screencast tutorials created by NEUSHA Directors Kathy Hassey and Jenny Gormley, and by school nurse Ellen Capstick. They are designed to increase school nurse knowledge, confidence in skills related to tracking student health data in their practice and sharing it with their school community. 
Contact hours: Cost: $25

Dermatology What IS THAT?

Dr. Sue Franchi presents dermatology examples regarding what school nurses might see in their practice.  This presentation was taped at the August 2016 Summer Academy in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

Contact hours: 1  Cost: $20

Diabetes Numeracy: Enhancing Knowledge and Confidence of School Nurses

Ann Marie Klaver, DNP, MSN, RN presents a diabetes overview as well as tips regarding diabetes numeracy for school nurses. Also included is the printable diabetes calculation numeracy card and other resources for school nurses working with students with diabetes.    

Contact hours: 1.5  Program Cost: $25

Disordered Eating in Children and Adolescents

Dr. Seda Ibrahimi, presented at Summer Academy 2017 about disordered eating in children and adolescents.  This presentation is an overview of signs and symptoms as well as current treatment modalities.

Contact hours: 1.5 Cost: $20

FREE School Nurses: Writing a Professional Biosketch

The following program was created as part of a Nursing Administration Graduate practicum project. Having a professional biosketch allows the nurse to share their professional and clinical expertise with the viewer.

Contact hours: 1.0 Cost: FREE

How to Run a Paperless Health Office: Interview with Linda Leonard, BSN, RN, NCSN and Tania Laslovitch, LAT, ATC

In this new form of continuing nursing education, the NEUSHA team has recorded a virtual BlueJeans interview with Linda Learnard, BSN, RN, NCSN, School Nurse of Martha's Vineyard High School, and Tania Laslovitch, LAT, ATC, Athletic Trainer at Martha's Vineyard High School, about how they turned their health office paperless. Linda and Tania share their computer screen so participants can see how their digital filing system works, using a fictional student named Peter Pan.

Contact hours: 1  Cost: $10

Love Hurts: Trends in Adolescent Dating Violence

Christie Rizzo, PhD., discusses teen dating violence trends, recognition and interventions at the NEUSHA 2017 Summer Academy.

Contact hours: 1  Cost: $20

Narcolepsy Impacting Students: Overview and School Accommodations

Narcolepsy Impacting Students: Overview and School Accommodations is presented by Dr. Kiran Maski, a Neurologist at Boston Children's Hospital.  The pathophysiology of Narcolepsy is explained and the impact on students' academic success, emotional support and school accommodations are discussed.

Contact hours: 1.5 Cost: $25

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.

Contact hours: 2.5  Cost: $25

Per Diem School Nursing

This online program is available for per diem or potential per diem nurses to describe this most valuable role needed in the school setting. The per diem nurse must have a nursing license as well as working knowledge of school age children and adolescent health issues.

Contact hours: 1  Cost: $20

Promoting Resilience & Healthy Outcomes for LGBTQ Students

This 2 hour online program presents instructional material for school nurses working with students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ). The expert presenters discuss a range of issues impacting LGBTQ student physical and behavioral/mental health and school success. Examples from the Massachusetts experience illustrate the journeys that are common to many LGBTQ students and their families across the United States.

Contact hours: 2.0 Cost: $20

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.

Contact hours: 1  Cost: $10

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.

Contact hours: 1.0  Cost: $10

Section 504 for School Nurses

Judy Styer BSN, BA, RN, NCSN Director of Health and Wellness and 504 Coordinator for the Framingham Public Schools in Massachusetts. Judy discusses Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the school nurse role.

Contact hours: 1.0  Cost: $20

Social Emotional Learning for School Nurses

Dr. Mary McCarthy explains the importance of social emotional learning for students.  She discusses what it is, how social emotional behaviors positively impact academic success, and how school nurses can assess social emotional competencies. 

Contact hours: 1.5  Cost: $20

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. 

:Contact hours: 1  Cost: $20

Tech Talk: Technology Tutorials for School Health Personnel

These technology tutorials were created for the Tech Talk portion of our Hybrid School Nurse Leadership Series. Contact hours: 2.0  Cost: $25

The tutorials, created by the NEUSHA team, are on these topics: 

  1. Introducing BlueJeans (a videoconferencing application)
  2. Intro to Google Docs for School Health Personnel
  3. Use of Images for Communication
  4. Using JING to Capture Images
  5. Using Powerpoint Effectively
  6. Interactive Tools for More Engaging Presentations
  7. Overview of Newsletters for School Health Personnel
  8. Excel for Tracking and Graphing Data
  9. Communication - Using Ummo for Practicing Presentations 

Transitioning into the School Nursing Specialty

This program was developed for nurses entering or contemplating entering the school nursing specialty.
Contact hours: 1  Cost: $20

What if They Can't Tell Us: Pain Assessment for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Brenna Quinn, PhD, RN, NCSN discusses Pain Assessment strategies for school nurses who work with students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She provides assessment tools and methods that are appropriate to use. She utilizes case studies to explain tools.

Contact hours: 1.5  Cost: $25

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.

Contact hours: 1.0  Program Cost: $20

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.

Contact hours: 1.0 Cost: $20


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