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Chronic Health Condition Considerations During School Re-Opening

Release Date: 09/01/2020
Expiration Date: 09/01/2023
Originally presented as a webinar on July 27, 2020.

Cost: Free for NASN members and non-members!

Upon successful completion of this offering,
participants will receive 0.75 CNE contact hours.

Program Overview
With CDC funding the past 4 years, NASN has focused on the school nurse role in removing barriers to improve readiness to learn, classroom participation, and academic performance for students with chronic health conditions – identifying systems & processes that need to be in place in schools & school districts . But what about students with chronic health conditions AND this new infectious disease COVID-19? There is now a shift to focus for these same students as schools reopen to in-person learning in the midst of COVID.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:
  • Identify three chronic health conditions that potentially increase the risk of a poor outcome for students and staff if co-infected with COVID-19.
  • Describe three assets a school nurse brings to the school re-opening welcoming students with chronic health conditions.
  • List at least six school protocols or considerations needed to create a safe and healthy learning environment for students (and staff) with a chronic health condition when re-opening 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.

Elizabeth (Liz) Clark, MSN, RN, NCSN
Education and Practice Specialist, NASN
CDC 1601 COVID-19 Supplement Project Director

Nichole Bobo, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing Education, NASN
CDC 1601 Project Director

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 Grant Funding
Funding was made possible (in part) by Cooperative Agreement Number, DP16-1601 NU1ADP003090 from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health & Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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 through the e-commerce system. Select the Purchase button. You will be directed to the e-commerce system. The item should already be in your shopping cart (look for the shopping cart icon at the top of the e-commerce web page).

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: Print the certificate.