19NE029 - MAHEC's Project ECHO® for School Nurses (10-Part Video Teleconference Series)

Dec 31–Jun 5, 2019 Closed Mental Health Nursing

19NE029 - MAHEC's Project ECHO® for School Nurses (10-Part Video Teleconference Series)


Project ECHO® is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes nursing education to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. ECHO is led by an expert team that uses multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual learning sessions comprised of a short didactic followed by case presentations provided by participants.

New to the ECHO model? Click here to find out how Project ECHO® is changing the world.

This tele-videoconferencing series guided by experts takes place bi-weekly over 10 modules (one-hour each) and will cover topics specific to school nurses, including:

Diabetes Management in Schools
Pediatric Seizure Disorders
Hypertension (new pediatric guidelines)
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) + CRAFFT 2.0
Mental Health (depression/suicide prevention)
Dermatology: Safe at School? When to refer.
Return to Learn: Concussion Management
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Practice Sessions using MI Techniques

Please note: School nurse participants will be asked to present a real world case to faculty and peers for direct feedback. Nurses will be awarded CNE credit per session and encouraged to have video on for attendance verification.

Module Dates

Following ten Wednesdays in 2019 (3-4pm):

January 16th & 30th
February 13th & 27th
March 13th & 27th
April 24th
May 8th & 22nd
June 5th

MAHEC engages in evaluation activities to better understand the impact of our programs. By registering for this course, you agree that we may use your personal information in evaluative research regarding this program. Any reports published will be de-identified and reported in aggregate format.

Target Audience

School Nurses in North Carolina Carolina


  • Identify interventions for assessing and managing dermatological conditions, hypertension, managing diabetes, mental health disorders, asthma, seizure disorders and concussion management
  • Implement the Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and CRAFFT 2.0 screening tools in schools
  • Develop skills to conduct Brief Negotiated Interviews (BNI) and use motivational interviewing (MI) skills in student interviews, healthy behavior reinforcement conversations, brief interventions, and referrals during the SBIRT process


  • Susan Alexander, MD
  • Suzette M. LaRoche, MD
  • Josh Schactman, MSW, LCAS, LCSW
  • Aaron Vaughan, MD, CAQSM


Brochure / Registration Form