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School Nurse Interventions to Promote Healthy Weight: You Can Make a Difference

Release Date: 01/08/2018
Expiration Date: 01/18/2021
Originally presented at the NASN2016 Annual Conference

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

Cost: $20.00
FREE for NASN members!

Program Overview
The goal of both the School Nurse Interventions to Promote Healthy Weight Resource Guide and this educational activity is to educate school nurses about childhood obesity -- to show school nurses how to use the resource guide and to encourage them to take the evidence-based concepts to their school to help those children who are overweight or obese and to establish healthy eating and physical activity habits in all children.
With there being endless information regarding childhood obesity, it is vital to provide the school nurse with detailed, easy-to-access information. In this educational activity, the school nurse will be given a brief overview of childhood obesity and the health effects that it has on our children. Participants will be given different assessment tools for both the individual student and for the school community. Participants will then be shown and given links to an organized list of resources to help the overweight child and to promote healthy eating and physical activity habits in all children. Lastly, participants will be educated on motivational interviewing through demonstrations and role playing.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to
  • Identify the significance of childhood obesity and its effects on the child’s health.
  • Access resources to assist in the school nurse's efforts with childhood obesity.
  • Identify resources that promote healthy eating and physical activity habits in all children.
  • Demonstrate motivational interviewing techniques to use in talking to the student who is overweight or obese.
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.


Rebecca J. Cartmill, MSN, RN, NCSN
School Nurse
Parkway School District
Chesterfield, Missouri

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: Print the certificate.