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Cultural Competency: Strategies to Reduce Health Disparities in School-age Children

Release Date: 11/15/2015
Expiration Date: 11/15/2018

Upon successful completion of this offering,
participants will receive 4.0 CNE contact hours.

Cost: $30.00
FREE for NASN members!

Program Overview
The purpose of this presentation is to enhance the school nurses’ cultural sensitivity and cross-cultural nursing skills to better meet the needs of increasingly diverse student populations. The learning activities and handouts provide school nurses with concrete strategies and skills they can utilize in their school nursing practice. The education program is presented by a panel of school nurse leaders and educators from a variety of geographical and practice areas.

Learning Objectives
At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
  • Articulate terms such as culture, cultural competency and cultural sensitivity,
  • Describe how cultural sensitivity and health disparities affect education and school nursing practice,
  • Discuss tools to build awareness of and skills in cultural competency in their districts and/or schools, and
  • Demonstrate how to access various resources to learn more about cultural competency in schools.
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.

Maria G. Matza, PhD, RNC, PHN
District School Nurse
Oakland Unified School District
Oakland, California

Jessica R. Porter, BSN, RN, NCSN
School Nurse
Lexington School District #1
Lexington, South Carolina

Mary Catherine Jue, MSN, RN, PHN
School Nurse Program Administrator
San Francisco Unified School District
Student, Family and Community Support Department
San Francisco, California

Barbara S. Parker, EdD, MEd, MPA, PHN, BSN, RN, J&J
Health Service Coordinator
Oakland Unified School District
Oakland, California

Linda M. Hummingbird, BS, RN, NCSN
School Nurse/School Health Services Coordinator
Santa Fe Indian School
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Monica S. Rogers, BA, RN, AS, NCSN
School Health Nurse Supervisor
The Health Care District of Palm Beach County
Palms Spring, Florida

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.

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 did not receive commercial support or sponsorship.

Instructions to Complete This CNE Activity
To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, follow the steps below, and complete and view the full content of the program including the course evaluation.

NASN will conduct an outcome assessment of a sample of participants at a later date. Please be advised that, if you complete this course, 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. The cost for this course will be waived for NASN members during the checkout process.

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 75%. You may retake the posttest as many times as necessary to pass it.

Step 4: Print the certificate.