School Nurse Clinical Competency Workshop

Aug 9, 2021 Canceled Nursing

School Nurse Clinical Competency Workshop


Children are now attending school with more complex and chronic health needs. In order to ensure safe and high-quality healthcare in the educational setting, school nurses need expanded skills and knowledge to meet the growing needs of their students. Our vision for a successful and effective school nurse is one that meets the identified health needs of their children and supports the health and wellness of the school community. When children are healthy and their needs are met, they are ready to learn and can be academically successful. To reach that goal, nurses who provide health services must be able to continually grow, learning new skill sets or refreshing skills and knowledge through professional development activities. The goal of this program is to empower school nurses by providing them with up-to-date educational skill sets that leverage safer and more efficient delivery of care for their students.

Target Audience

School Nurses


At the end of the conference, participants will: (Attending this workshop does not establish, or verify a participant’s competency in the topics discussed. )

  • Describe the management of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia at school
  • Identify the school nurse's role in after school programs, athletic programs and concussion care
  • Demonstrate tracheostomy care and best practice suctioning technique
  • Demonstrate in and out catheterization on a pediatric manikin
  • Describe PICC line care and recognition of central line emergencies
  • Demonstrate best practice pediatric ostomy care
  • State the steps of providing G-tube feedings and thickeners to school age children
  • Recognize an overdose in school age children and respond appropriately
  • Recognize common school age dermatologic conditions and when to wait and watch or refer
  • Name the most common psychiatric medications used in school age children and their side effects


  • Jasmin Adams, BS, MS, EMT-B
  • Elaine Alexander, BSN, MSN, RNC-OB
  • April Baur, BSN, RN, NCSN
  • Mikala Fowler, PA-C, MMS
  • Bonnie Garner, MS CPN RN CCHC-C
  • Ebony Johnson, BSN, RN
  • Shane Lunsford, MBA, CCT, CST
  • Ronnie C. Metcalf, RN-BC, EdD, ONC
  • ANN O. Nichols, RN MSN NCSN
  • Angela D. Wilson, RN BSN CWCN CWON
  • Joyce V. Winstead, MSN, RN, FRE