Institute for Educational Development


Location: CHERRY HILL
Date: April 24, 2018


$249.00 per person
Group Price: $229.00
*For 3 or more people regestering at the same time

School Nurses: Best,
Evidence-Based Interventions for Emergent, Chronic and Mental Health Conditions

NEW Seminar Presented By
Mary Anne Wesoloski

Award-Winning School Nurse and National Presenter

Specifically Designed for School Nurses, District Nurses and School Health Services Coordinators Serving Grades PreK 12

  • The most current, evidence-based interventions you can use to improve your response as a school nurse to emergent, chronic and mental health conditions
  • Increase your preparedness for evacuations, lockdowns and natural or manmade emergencies, plus the most up-to-date practices for response to emergencies before EMS arrives
  • Maximize your efficiency and effectiveness when coordinating care for students with chronic conditions
  • How to thrive as a school nurse—discover what outstanding school nurses do to successfully manage their practice

PA CPE Hours Verification Available with Prior District Approval Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #CEP 15144, for five (5) Contact Hours for RNs and LPNs. This approval is valid in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. APRNs in all states need to check with their credentialing agency to determine if this seminar meets the additional CEU requirements for their specialty area.

Practical Strategies

Award winning school nurse, Mary Anne Wesoloski will share valuable tips and strategies she has learned in her more than 20 years of school nursing. She knows firsthand how school nurses must deliver life-saving, emergency care before First Responders arrive. She understands the complex care required for students with chronic health conditions, as well as the increased trend in the number and severity of social/emotional health issues that school nurses encounter.

In this NEW, informative and interactive seminar, you will gain confidence in your response to individual and population-based emergencies. Learn practical ways to streamline and strengthen your interventions whether responding to emergencies or managing chronic health conditions. Explore the National Association of School Nurses Framework for 21st Century School Nursing to guide your ever-changing role as a school nurse. Promote collaboration through proven communication techniques for even the most difficult conversations. Apply the same methods your teachers utilize in their classrooms to manage your space and practice. Learn the secrets of school nurses who don’t just survive, but thrive!

This is a day you won’t want to miss! Update and strengthen your response to emergent, chronic and mental health conditions.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Enhance Your Effectiveness as a School Nurse
    Integrate the latest evidence-based interventions for managing emergent, chronic and mental health issues
  2. Prepare to Deliver Emergency Care Before EMS Arrives
    Learn current evidence-based interventions for life-threatening conditions: anaphylaxis, asthma, sudden cardiac arrest, diabetes, seizures, and opioid overdose
  3. Are You Ready?
    Strengthen your building’s preparedness for evacuations, lockdowns and natural or manmade emergencies
  4. Streamline Care Coordination of Chronic Conditions
    Discover practical approaches to save you time and help you streamline care coordination for individual students with chronic conditions
  5. Build Resiliency and “Grit” in Your Students (and Staff)
    Gain management strategies to decrease non-essential health office visits and increase student “seat time” to support learning
  6. Optimally Manage Your School Health Clinic Environment
    Apply the same proven methods your teachers utilize in their classrooms to manage your space and practice as a school nurse
  7. Enable Injury/Illness Prevention Strategies to Reduce Risk
    Learn proven ways to identify environmental risks to your school population, then frame your message to stakeholders to implement positive, impactful interventions
  8. Thrive as a School Nurse
    Discover what great school nurses do differently to successfully manage their practice … Here’s how …
  9. Improve Mental Health Triage
    Utilize assessment tools, frameworks and interventions to quickly triage and deliver appropriate care to students in distress
  10. Receive an Evidence-Based Interventions Resource Handbook
    You will receive an extensive resource handbook filled with strategies, ideas and ready-to-duplicate templates that you can use immediately to strengthen your school nursing practice

Specific Topics


Here's what you'll learn:
  • Current, evidence-based interventions for life-threatening conditions: anaphylaxis, asthma, sudden cardiac arrest, diabetes, seizures, and opioid overdose
  • Improve your building’s preparedness for evacuations, lockdowns and natural or manmade emergencies
  • Proven strategies to decrease non-essential health office visits and increase student “seat time” to support learning
  • Enhance emergency evacuation and lockdown plans for students with special challenges
  • Learn effective assessments and strategies you can apply within the first minute of a social/emotional visit to your clinic
  • Enhance your own “toolbox” of quick interventions to de-escalate social/emotional concerns for your student population
  • Templates, tips and tools to streamline care coordination for students with life-threatening and chronic conditions
  • Illness and injury prevention: learn practical ways develop and implement strategies to reduce health risks in your student population
  • Techniques for respectful, productive communication that improves collaboration
  • Learn effective ways to advocate for your students and school nurse practice
  • Learn practical ways to stay energized and grow in your school nurse practice
  • Dozens of tips to ensure your work space promotes your “message”
  • Ten things outstanding school nurses do to maximize their success

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As a fellow school nurse, I understand firsthand the unique challenges and rewards of our field. School nurses are the first responders before EMS arrives. Monday Morning Triage is very real. We are the healers of physical and emotional hurts. We must be ready for the unexpected and the unimaginable. We are responsible for the health and safety of all under our care, and that is a HUGE job! Over the years, the roles and responsibilities of school nurses have continued to expand, challenging each of us to work smarter and more efficiently, while remaining current in our nursing practice.

I have designed this seminar specifically to help you thrive as a school nurse. I want to provide you with a wealth of information, tips and strategies to increase your confidence and effectiveness in your school nursing practice.

The focus of our day together will be on sharing the most current, evidence-based interventions you can use to improve your response as a school nurse to emergent, chronic and mental health conditions. You will learn the most current information for life threatening emergencies. You will also receive a variety of templates to help you streamline care coordination of students with chronic conditions. You will gain practical tips for managing your health office and school nurse practice. Discover the secrets I have observed in many successful school nurses. Learn how to stay energized and grow in your school nurse practice. These are just some of the many topics we will explore.

This seminar also provides a day of sharing and collaborating face to face with other school nurses who understand very well what you do every day. Knowing that professional isolation often comes with our job setting, engaging face to face is crucial to strengthening and sustaining our practice. Please join me for this engaging, valuable day, tailormade especially for you and your school nursing practice in mind.

Sincerely,
Mary Anne Wesoloski

P.S. At the end of the day you will leave energized with dozens of practical tips and strategies to help you not only survive, but also thrive, as a school nurse!

Who Should Attend

School Nurses, District Nurses and School Health Services Coordinators Serving Grades PreK-12.

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook:
    Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Tools and checklists to improve critical assessments and interventions during medical emergencies
    • Tips for documentation to protect your school nurse practice from risk
    • Proven templates to streamline your emergency care plans, individual health care plans, field trip and bus plans
    • Fast interventions for social/emotional health visits
    • Strategies to help you thrive as a school nurse
  2. Meet and Share:
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other school nurses interested in the best evidence-based interventions for emergent, chronic and mental health conditions.
  3. Consultation Available:
    Mary Anne Wesoloski will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and your 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.