Professional School Nursing Practice: Improving Student Health/Student Centered Health Related Activities in Schools

2 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only

This course is designed for school nurses to develop their personal skills in response to health related matters, disease prevention, chronic and acute medical conditions in a school setting using evidence-based practice and scenario-based learning. Nurses will use online databases and the internet to research best practices to respond to medical conditions such as anaphylaxis, food allergies, diabetes, seizures, and asthma, and other school health services practices. Based on the evidence found and prior knowledge, the school nurse will write a scenario about a specific health related situation and post the scenario to an online Discussion Board in Schoology for peer review and discussion. Additionally, nurses will read and comment on at least two of their peers’ posts for each of the other topics addressed in the Discussion Board activities.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for DoDEA school nurses.


Must be a school nurse.

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What You Will Learn

Module 1: DoDEA Regulation No. 2942.01 and DoDEA School Health Services Manual

  • Read and review the new DoDEA Regulation No. 2942.01 and policy
  • Examine and identify new additions and updates in the DoDEA School Health Services Manual
  • Evaluate and apply proper documentation of drug allergies, immunizations, and exemptions
  • Demonstrate comprehension of DoDEA Regulation No. 2942.01 and procedures stated in the DoDEA School Health Services Manual

Module 2: Scenario Based Learning: School Nursing Practice

  • Study and learn about scenario-based learning
  • Research and develop health related matters, disease prevention, chronic and acute medical conditions in a school setting, incorporating evidence-based practice in the scenarios in a school setting to advance knowledge in nursing care and clinical nursing practice
  • Create an authentic scenario of health related situation using the nursing process in a school setting
  • Collaborate online via discussion board with colleagues to identify common strengths and issues involving nursing care and practice in a school setting
  • Recognize the need for evidence based change in nursing practices and begin to implement those changes
  • Understand and use communication technology effectively and develop constructive feedback skills; both giving and receiving
  • Reflect on individual nursing practices to foster change


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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