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Wellness for School Nurse Leaders

Release Date: 06/01/2015
Expiration Date: 12/31/2018 

Upon successful completion of this offering,
participants will receive 3.0 CNE contact hours.

Cost: $45.00
Free to NASN Members and Rutgers Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Program Fellows

Attention, Rutgers Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Fellows! To access the course, send an email to and you will be contacted by Rutgers with instructions.

Program Overview
School nurses are motivated and passionate advocates for student and employee wellness yet lack the time and skill to research current policies and science on best approaches to increasing physical activity and improving healthy eating. This series of four video modules and accompanying resources will present evidence-based interventions and strategies to prepare school nurses for promoting change in school activity and nutrition.

Learning Objectives
At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe the extent and trends in child obesity in the United States,
  • Identify federal, state and local policy decisions that have addressed obesity prevention in schools,
  • Explore best practices and promising nutrition and physical activity programs, obesity data,
  • Describe key steps in developing an effective wellness team,
  • Describe key actions needed to create systemic changes in schools,
  • Define tactics of a multi-component wellness initiative,
  • Identify three (3) federal programs for food in school,
  • Analyze the effectiveness of alternative strategies for classroom rewards and celebrations for a participant’s home school district,
  • List two (2) components of evidence-based nutrition education,
  • Identify three (3) strategies for increasing physical activity at school (outside the classroom),
  • Identify three (3) strategies for increasing physical activity in the classroom, and
  • Define enhanced physical education.
Intended Audience
This continuing education program is a knowledge-based activity developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in child and adolescent health.

Donna Fishman, MPH
Adjunct Instructor
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Center of Alcohol Studies
Piscataway, New Jersey

Faculty and Program Planner Disclosures
NASN must ensure that all educational session content is free of commercial bias and influence. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The nurse planner, faculty and reviewers disclose the absence of personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this educational activity within the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement
National Association of School Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This program is jointly provided by Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies and National Association of School Nurses.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in this learning activity.

Commercial Support or Sponsorship
This program received sponsorship from Johnson & Johnson Corporate Employee Foundation. 

Instructions to Complete This CNE Activity
To receive a Certificate of Completion, you must complete the steps below that include viewing the full content of the program and completing the course evaluation.

NASN will conduct an outcome assessment approximately 30 days after this program initially launches. Please be advised that you may be asked to participate in this outcome assessment.

Step 1: Enroll in the course. Select the Purchase button. Enroll through the e-commerce system. 
NOTE: The cost for this course will be reduced for NASN members during the checkout process.  Rutgers Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Fellows, who are NOT NASN members, should contact for a promotion code.
Step 2: Complete and view the full content of the program. Content items are indexed at the bottom of this screen. After you enroll, you will return to this screen. The first content item will be “unlocked” so that you can begin completing the course. Subsequent items will “unlock” as you complete previous items.

Step 3: Complete the posttest. Passing score is 66%. You may retake the posttest as many times as necessary to pass it.

Step 4: Print the certificate.