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The HPV Vaccine - Enhancing School Nurse Knowledge to Support Informed Vaccine Decision-making

Release Date: 08/19/2013
Expiration Date: 08/15/2016

Upon successful completion of this offering,
participants will receive 1.5 CNE contact hours.
Cost: $30.00
FREE for NASN members!

Program Overview
To meet the Healthy People 2020 goal of 80% vaccine uptake of the HPV vaccine to prevent the cancers caused by HPV, school nurses need current and accurate knowledge about the vaccine and must take an active role in implementing the recommended interventions from the CDC Guide to Community Preventive Services. Safe and effective vaccines are available, and both boys and girls are recommended to receive the vaccine when they are 11 or 12 years old. This program targets the school nurse role in supporting informed HPV vaccine decision-making of preteens/teens and their parent/guardians.

Learning Objectives
At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
  • Identify three reasons to prevent HPV infections;
  • Describe the current recommendations for adolescent immunization with the HPV vaccine;
  • Identify two factors known to influence HPV vaccine decision-making; and,
  • List three recommended evidence-based strategies that can be incorporated into school nursing practice to promote the uptake of the HPV vaccine.

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.

Nichole Bobo, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing Education
National Association of School Nurses
Silver Spring, MD

Faculty and Program Planner Disclosures
The National Association of School Nurses (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 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 activity is supported by funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Vaccine Program Office.

Instructions to Complete this CNE
To receive a Certificate of Completion, you must complete the steps below that include viewing the full content of the program, completing a posttest and the course evaluation. The posttest is designed to provide you with a list of correct answers after you complete it.

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: Complete self assessment.
Step 2: Complete pretest.
Step 3: View presentation content.
Step 4: Complete posttest.
Step 5: Review the posttest answer key.
Step 6: Complete evaluation.
Step 7: Print certificate.
NOTE: The cost for this course will be waived for NASN members during the checkout process.