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Telehealth at School: Connecting Schools, Communities and Students for Improved Health

Release Date: 09/11/2018
Expiration Date: 09/11/2021 
Originally presented at the NASN2018 Annual Conference

Upon successful completion of this offering,
participants will receive 1.25 CNE contact hour.

Cost: $20.00
FREE for NASN members!

Program Overview
Telehealth technology is rapidly expanding the reach of healthcare providers to patients in a wide variety of settings and increasing access to care for those patients with barriers to care.  As this field continues to grow, many entities are looking at ways to bring telehealth to the school nurse’s office, as an option to reach students and mitigate health concerns as applicable to increase student seat time in school. In many of these telehealth models, the school nurse serves as presenter, operating the telehealth equipment, while students are examined,diagnosed, referred and prescribed medication, as appropriate, without having to leave school by a healthcare provider.  In this presentation you will learn about real world experiences and some of the current telehealth program models utilized across the country. Best practices, standards of care, potential pitfalls and opportunities to be found with various types of technology and delivery systems available that can impact student health.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to
  • Explain the use of telehealth in the school setting.
  • Identify two positive impacts of telehealth in schools for students, nurses, faculty, administrators, and parents.
  • Identify at least two high quality school-based telehealth services and programs to enhance access to care for their students.
  • List at least two types of telehealth services that exist and how they should be implemented in school.
Intended Audience
This continuing education program is a knowledge-based activity developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in telehealth medicine, telehealth technology, and how it impacts student health in schools.


Tonya L. Hensley, DNP, FNP
Lead Provider
The Center for Rural Health Innovation, Health-e-Schools Telehealth Program
Spruce Pine, North Carolina

Amanda K. Martin, MHA
Executive Director
The Center for Rural Health Innovation, Health-e-Schools Telehealth Program
Spruce Pine, North Carolina

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. 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.