Institute for Educational Development

Enhancing Your SCHOOL NURSE Practice: Making Time for What Matters Most

NEW Seminar Presented By
Sandi Delack, M.Ed, BSN, RN, NCSN, FNASN

Outstanding School Nurse, National Presenter and Past President of NASN

Specifically Designed for School Nurses, District Nurses, Supervisors, and Coordinators Serving Grades PreK-12

  • Dozens of strategies to help you maximize your effectiveness and efficiency by making time for what matters most
  • Evidence-based strategies to better manage your workflow, set priorities and manage care for students with chronic conditions
  • Practical ways to streamline and strengthen your practice with the 21st Century Framework for School Nursing Practice
  • Thrive as a school nurse! – Discover how outstanding school nurses successfully manage their practice, and receive an extensive school nursing resource handbook

Practical Strategies

If you have ever felt like there is not enough time in your school nursing day, this is a seminar that you won’t want to miss! Award-winning certified school nurse leader and NASN Past President, Sandi Delack, will share valuable tips and strategies she has developed and successfully used in her more than 30 years in the field. You will learn dozens of timesaving techniques and ideas to help you streamline your daily office workflow.

Explore time-efficient, evidence-based ways to enhance your communication and build strong teams that improve student health outcomes. Learn innovative strategies to leverage your role as the school health expert and to maximize your impact. Gain innovative ideas to build resiliency and self-sufficiency in your students, and much more! The focus will be on highly practical ways to enhance your school nursing practice and to ensure that your most important priorities get accomplished on even your busiest and most unpredictable of days.

Armed with an extensive resource handbook and dozens of innovative ideas, you will leave this seminar energized to make a greater impact in your schools by making time for what matters most.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Work Smarter, Not Harder in Your School Nurse Role
    Gain timesaving tips and strategies to help you eliminate unnecessary activities and accomplish more in your busy work day
  2. Make Time for What Matters Most
    Your health office can be a busy place! … Gain tips and strategies to help you allocate your time to the most important priorities each day
  3. Discover Which Common Health Office Practices to STOP Doing Immediately
    Learn the latest evidence-based nursing procedures to replace “that’s the way we’ve always done it” … Gain back valuable time for what matters most
  4. Streamline and Improve Your Interaction with Referrals
    Learn tips and tricks to streamline and improve follow-up care for students who are referred for failed screenings or health issues
  5. Expand and Strengthen Your Team to Improve Student Health Outcomes
    Gain innovative strategies to better incorporate school staff, parents and community members into your team to improve student health outcomes
  6. Demystify IEPs, 504s, IHCPs, and EAPs
    Gain tools and strategies to help you write and implement student health plans more effectively and efficiently
  7. Energize and Enhance Your School Nursing Practice
    Explore ways to inject important, new and exciting initiatives into your practice … Gain strategies to help you make a greater difference as a school nurse
  8. Utilize Innovative Strategies to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism
    Gain the latest research on chronic absenteeism and learn essential ways school nurses can work with administrators to improve student attendance
  9. Increase Your Impact as Your School’s Health Expert
    Incorporate proven strategies to maximize your value and impact in your school nurse role
  10. Receive an Extensive School Nursing Resource Handbook
    Each seminar participant will receive an extensive resource handbook filled with timesaving strategies, techniques, activities, and resources that you can use immediately in your school health office

Specific Topics

Here's what you'll learn:
  • Dozens of time-efficient, evidence-based strategies to address common challenges school nurses face every day
  • Proven ideas for ensuring your top priorities stay at the top of your to do list
  • Timesaving tips for improving communication, handling difficult conversations and improving student health outcomes
  • The 21st Century Framework for School Nursing … Best practice, practical and efficient ways of incorporating the framework into your daily practice
  • Creative solutions for addressing students who frequently visit the nurse’s office
  • Valuable tips to streamline documentation while assuring accuracy
  • The most up-to-date information on the school nurse’s role in student safety
  • Templates to help you more quickly and effectively create IHCPs and Emergency Action Plans
  • Medicaid billing … Ways to ensure you are not leaving money on the table that could support school nursing services
  • New, innovative ideas for vital community partnerships and collaboration
  • Easy-to-use, helpful tools for writing IEP goals and 504 Plans
  • The latest evidence-based updates on treating chronic conditions
  • Strategies for promoting greater student independence … Harness the power of motivational interviewing with your students

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As a fellow school nurse, I am passionate about the vitally important role we play in ensuring healthy, academically successful students.
But sometimes it can feel overwhelming trying to fit it all in – especially in the context of our busy and often unpredictable days. From Monday morning triage of weekend injuries to panic attacks to hypoglycemic episodes, school nurses today are expected to manage a wide range of conditions effectively and efficiently.

I can’t give you more time in your day, but I can equip you with dozens of practical ways to make the best use of your time. As a school nurse with over 30 years of experience, I have designed this seminar specifically to help you enhance your practice while working smarter, not harder. I want to provide you with an enormous toolbox of evidence-based tips, tricks and strategies that I have found to be most helpful in my own practice. Whether you are new to school nursing, a veteran or anywhere in between, this seminar is for you!

Everything that I share will be practical, useful and applicable to your daily work as a school nurse. I am excited to share my experience, knowledge and skills with you. I know you will find the many timesaving tips and evidence-based strategies that I share to be very useful in your own practice.

Let’s work together to help you make time for what matters most and to make a greater difference in the lives of your students. I look forward to meeting you at the seminar!

Sandi Delack, M.Ed, BSN, RN, NCSN, FNASN

P.S. At the end of the day, you will leave feeling reenergized, renewed and excited to return to your schools with a wealth of innovative, use-tomorrow ideas!

Who Should Attend

School Nurses, District Nurses, Supervisors, and Coordinators Serving Grades PreK-12

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive School Nursing Resource Handbook:
    Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed by Sandi Delack for this seminar. Included in the handbook are:
    • Strategies to help better streamline and prioritize your office flow
    • Helpful templates and ideas for IHPs, 504s, IHCPs, and EAPs
    • Proven, timesaving, effective communication strategies
    • Practical documentation tips that save time and reduce liability
    • Innovative interventions to address chronic absenteeism
  2. Meet and Share:
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other school nurses interested in enhancing their practice.
  3. Consultation Available:
    Sandi Delack will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own school nursing practice.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    Brandman University Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at the seminar.
  5. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.