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Course: Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation

Release Date: 12/11/2020
Expiration Date: 12/11/2023 
Originally presented at Virtual NASN2020 on June 30, 2020.

Cost: $20.00/Free for NASN members!

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

Program Overview
As the most trusted profession and the largest group of health care workers, nurses are vital to America’s healthcare system. Nurses are role models, educators, and advocates and influence the health of patients, families, and communities. However, the overall health of American nurses can often be worse than that of the general population. In response to these crises, the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN) Grand Challenge was launched in 2017. The aim of HNHN is to improve the health of the nation by first improving the health of its nurses. HNHN broadly connects and engages individual nurses, nursing students, health care workers and organizations to act within five domains: physical activity, sleep, nutrition, quality of life, and safety. HNHN provides a web platform to inspire action, cultivate friendly competition, provide content and resources, gather data, and connect participants, employers, and organizations. To date, this bold initiative has engaged over 120,000 nurses and 515 partner organizations. HNHN celebrates and amplifies its partner's commitment to improving the health of nurses. HNHN features a health assessment tool to provide personalized feedback to participants and aggregated, de‐identified data to partners. The presentation will report data from 18,500 nurses and nursing students nationally over a period of two years. While trends indicate that nurses feel safer at work and feel valued, workplace stress and occupational hazards such as musculoskeletal injuries and needlesticks remain top concerns. Nurses will be able to retake the HealthyNurse® survey, which will provide a mechanism for longitudinal tracking of progress.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to: 
  • Describe the current state of US nurse’s health-related to physical activity, nutrition, rest, quality of life and safety.
  • Discuss data findings to explore their relevance to school nurses and how their health and well‐being can influence students.
  • Discuss strategies for school nurses to participate in Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ and make one commitment to improve health.
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.

Lois Gould, MS, PMP
Program Manager II
American Nurses Association

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.