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Course: POWER HOUR: Handling Bullying Culture in Schools and on Nursing Teams

Release Date: 11/20/2020
Expiration Date: 11/20/2023
Originally presented at Virtual NASN2020 on July 2, 2020.

Cost: $20.00/Free for NASN members!

Upon successful completion of this offering, 
participants will receive 1.0 CNE contact hours.

Program Overview
School nurses can be caught in the “hot” seat when dealing with school leaders and school staff who perpetrate bullying behaviors. Some schools have been known to deny, discount, encourage, rationalize, or even defend the bullying behavior that occurs among adults. Adult bullies are not always easy to spot. Sometimes the signs of bullying are over. When bullies take a covert approach to torment their targets, this slow and insidious treatment can be almost impossible to identify. Not only are nurses experiencing bullying in their schools, but they are also tolerating behaviors that are outside the realm of considerate conduct among their nursing teams. The reality is that while nurses can be kind and caring to ill students and school staff, we can be horrific to each other. For some, nursing teams go out of their way to support each other. For others, a nagging question lingers, "When and how can I resign, transfer schools or leave the profession altogether?” Nurse‐to‐Nurse Bullying is a problem and it is destructive, pervasive, and has no place in a profession dedicated to caring. While there is no magic wand to completely prevent or end bullying, there are a few promising strategies that can be utilized. This begins with the learning of ‘what is’ and ‘what is not’ considered incivility and true bullying behaviors. Join us and be equipped with the most current research‐based strategies for creating a safer environment, addressing bullying behaviors, and fostering a highly‐collaborative atmosphere among staff.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to: 
  • Complete a workplace culture assessment to determine risk factors and main areas of concern.
  • Identify the most common overt and covert bullying behaviors exemplified among school leaders/administrative personnel and nursing teams.
  • Role Play “Real Life Workplace Bullying Scenarios” and learn what to say and not to say to address a bully.
  • Create a personalized 3‐step action plan for dealing with bullying behaviors and promoting a culture of respect.
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 Clark Love
Bullying Expert Educator
Clark-Love & Associates

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

This program did not receive commercial support or grant funding.

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).  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: Print the certificate.