Program Overview

The purpose of this education activity is to enhance the knowledge of the Registered Nurses and School Health Nurses in the areas of physical and emotional health challenges by addressing school policies, regulations, health services and safer school environment in an effort to integrate these state-of-the-art strategies within today’s school community as a means to improve quality of care and daily performance provided to children and adolescents in shaping the health of our future.

At the end of this conference, the school nurse should be able to:

  • Strengthen a personal commitment to professional standards that inspire role credibility and confidence.
  • Recognize school health implications associated with childhood obesity and prevention strategies.
  • Describe how evidence-based practice informs the practice of school health nursing amidst a changing healthcare landscape.
  • Identify modern social media trends among adolescents and how school nurses can foster healthy behaviors and relationships.
  • Recognize subtle behaviors that can escalate to aggression and approaches to de-escalate them.
  • Discuss practical solutions for topics directly related to school nurse practice.

Nurses who attend this professional development activity will receive 6.5 Continuing Nursing Education contact hours.

The University of Texas Medical Branch Continuing Nursing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

You must be present for the entire conference in order to obtain credit.