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Opioids and Overdose in Rhode Island

Would you be prepared to assist someone experiencing an opioid overdose?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Nurses, Allied Health professionals, Dental professions, Social Work professionals, and anyone working in a medical or health-related setting
  • Format: Recorded Video
  • Date/Time: Valid until April 10th 2022
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 30 Min activity
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, for 0.5 contact hours.

    This program qualifies for a maximum of 0.5 hours through the Rhode Island Dental Association. The Rhode Island Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. To confirm dental credit acceptability, please contact your board of dentistry.

    Upon successful completion, participants will receive a certificate stating "This continuing nursing professional development activity was approved by Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, for 0.5 contact hours."

    Dental Professionals: Please email Community College of Rhode Island, Continuing Education department at hwtigrant@ccri.edu to obtain a Certificate of Attendance for contact hours through the Rhode Island Dental Association.

    To receive credit, please (1) Complete the Pre-test (2) View the activity (3) Complete the activity evaluation and post-test at the conclusion of the activity. Note that a passing score of 80% on post-test must be achieved to receive a credit certificate.
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:  SS1131137_OORI 
    If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills 
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings:

    None

  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

This recording will help viewers learn how the Opioid Epidemic started and about opioid use disorders and overdose. Viewers will learn signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, which groups are at increased risk, and how to assist if someone is experiencing an opioid overdose.

This activity is supported by funding from the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Healthcare Workforce Transformation Program.

What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will:

  • Have enhanced knowledge of the background of the Opioid Epidemic
  • Have enhanced or gained knowledge of opioid use disorder and overdose, and be able to identify patients at risk
  • Be better prepared to assist if someone is experiencing an opioid overdose

Subject Matter Expert


  • Dale Powis

Professor Dale Powis is a member of the Community College of Rhode Island Nursing Department. Professor Powis is an expert in teaching medical-surgical nursing, with interests in the care of patients with renal disorders, cancer, musculoskeletal problems, and diabetes. Professor Powis’ philosophy is based upon adult learning theory; she believes students have valuable experience and knowledge to build upon during their study of nursing. She currently chairs the Evaluation and Outcomes Committee for the Nursing Department, collecting valuable input from employers and graduates to assess the success of the nursing program.
As a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner she has cared for patients in the primary care setting. Prior to joining CCRI, Professor Powis was a Donation Coordinator for the New England Organ Bank for five years. There, she initiated the first office in the state to promote and direct organ donations at local hospitals. In addition to these experiences, she was the Emergency/Trauma Nurse Educator and professional nurse at the Level 1 Trauma Center at Rhode Island Hospital for several years.
As a lifelong learner, Professor Powis has continuously pursued knowledge to enhance her teaching. She holds a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island, a Post-Master’s Certificate from the University of Massachusetts, and Bachelor’s from Fitchburg State University. Professor Powis is a Certified Nurse Educator earning this designation by an examination.
Professor Powis is a member of the National League of Nursing and the Massachusetts/Rhode Island League of Nursing.

The Community College of Rhode Island would like to thank the following content experts for their support and assistance in developing this Continuing Education activity:

  • Michelle McKenzie, MPH
    Senior Project Director/Research Associate
    The Miriam Hospital, Brown Alpert Medical School
  • Erin McDonough, BA
    Naloxone and Overdose Prevention
    Education Director; RIDMAT, Inc., Providence, RI

Registration

Select the Enroll Me button below to register for this recording. If you have any trouble accessing the recording, contact support@nephtc.org.

Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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An Introduction to One Health

What is One Health and how is it relevant to public health practitioners?


    

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, nurses, veterinarians, human health clinicians, environmental scientists, students, and others interested in the health of humans, animals and the environment
  • Format: Self-paced online training
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential eligible for contact hours:

    CHES: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: 08122020. If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.

  • Credential eligible for contact hours: NCPD (Nursing Continued Professional Development)  Accreditation: Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
    Contact Hours: 1.0
  • Competencies: Public Health Sciences
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion trainings: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this course

Have you heard the term “One Health” but aren’t quite sure what it means or how it is different from public health? This course introduces One Health (human-animal-environmental health) to the public health practitioner. Areas of focus include zoonotic and vectorborne diseases, pollution and ecosystem change, comparative medicine, and human-animal-environment interactions. Multiple examples are provided, including for COVID-19. You’ll come away with a new perspective on health! 

What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to...

  • Define One Health
  • Provide examples of how humans, animals and the environment are interconnected
  • List the major competency areas for One Health practice
  • List four main topic areas of One Health and provide examples within each and their areas of overlapping
  • Describe multiple One Health aspects of COVID-19

Subject Matter Expert


  • Lynn Zanradi Blevins

Lynn Zanradi Blevins has been practicing public health in government and academic settings for 20 years in the areas of infectious disease, environmental health, emergency preparedness, and One Health (human-animal-environmental health).

Faculty/Planning Committee

  • Lynn Blevins, MD, MPH – Faculty/Planning Committee has no relevant financial relationships to disclose and does not plan on discussing unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.
  • Karen McKenny, RN – CNE Course Advisor has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Carmela Townsend, DNP, MS/MBA, RN, Accredited Provider Activity Director has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Naomi Moeller, BA, CHCP – Planning Committee has no relevant financial relationships disclose.

Enrollment and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll button below to register for the course. If you have any trouble accessing the course, contact support@nephtc.org.

Acknowledgement:

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Disclosure Policy:

Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of Accredited Continuing Education activities to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. This information is disclosed to all activity participants prior to the start of the educational activity. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to mitigate all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed. In accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies that faculty, planners, authors and anyone who may be in control of content have been mitigated.

Disclaimer:

THIS CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM IS INTENDED SOLELY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES FOR QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. IN NO EVENT SHALL BOSTON UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM. IN NO EVENT SHOULD THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE. NO PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP

* Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

Category: Self-Paced

School Health Screenings

What are the health screening requirements for MA school-aged children? Learn best practices and what tools school nurses need to conduct BMI, Hearing, Vision, and Postural health screenings.

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Course Information

  • Audience: Nurses seeking Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) licensure as a School Nurse in Massachusetts (mandated course)
  • Format: Blended
  • Price: $50 
  • Length:  2 hours
  • Course Release Date: 11/16/2020
  • Material Reviewed: 06/22/2021
  • Course Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Continuing Nursing Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Contact hours: 2.0 hours
  • Competencies: MA School Nursing Practice Regulations and Guidelines
  • Learning Level: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application
  • Companion trainings:
    • Foundations of School Nursing Practice
    • Medication Administration in a School Setting: School Nursing Practice in Massachusetts
    • SBIRT in Schools
  • Supplemental materials: Course Guide (PDF) and Technical Requirements (PDF)
  • Pre-requisites:: None

About this course

Conducting health screenings according to approved standards are an important school nurse responsibility. This training provides information on the regulations and practice standards for conducting vision, hearing, Body Mass Index, and postural screening of school-aged children. This is one of four training workshops mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in order to be licensed as a School Nurse.


What you'll learn

After completing the training, you will be able to:

  • Identify the laws and regulations that govern mandated school health screenings
  • Plan and schedule school health screenings
  • Manage school health screenings
  • Document and interpret screening results
  • Complete the referral process, including reporting to MDPH

Subject Matter Expert


  • Beverly Heinze-Lacey, MPH, BSN, RN Director SHIELD/ Nurse Planner, BUSPH
  • Karen Robitaille
    Karen Robitaille, MBA, MSN, RN, NCSN Director School Health Services
    Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Caitlin Pettengill
    Caitlin Pettengill, DNP, RN Assistant Director of School Health Services Massachusetts
    Department
    of Public Health

Special acknowledgements

  • Thank you to the MA School Nurse Regional Consultants and the MA Department of Public Health School Health Services Unit for their contributions to this course design.


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Category: Self-Paced

Medication Administration in a School Setting: School Nursing Practice in Massachusetts

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Medication Administration in a School Setting: School Nursing Practice in Massachusetts

What do nurses need to know about managing medication administration in Massachusetts schools?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Nurses seeking Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) licensure as a School Nurse in Massachusetts (mandated course)

    School Nurse Managers who are listed on a school district’s MDPH Medication Delegation Registration Application (mandated every five years)

    Any School Nurse seeking to refresh their knowledge of the regulations, requirements, and responsibilities for medication administration in MA schools
  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: $50
  • Length: 3.5 hours
  • Course Release Date: 11/17/2017
  • Material Reviewed : 10/15/2018, 7/1/2019, 7/1/2020, 6/21/2021
  • Course Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Continuing Nursing Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Contact hours: 3.5
  • Competencies: Medication Administration in MA schools
    Medication delegation in MA schools
  • Learning Level: Knowledge, Comprehension and Application
  • Companion trainings: Foundations of School Nursing Practice (Live program)
    Mandated Screening (Live program)
  • Supplemental materials: Course Guide and Technical Requirements (PDF)
  • Pre-requisites:
    • For those seeking CNE credit: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

About this course

School Nurses are responsible for providing care for students so they can be successful, healthy, and safe in school. School Nurses are managers of, and hold full responsibility for, the school's medication administration program. This course provides the key information every School Nurse needs to know about medication administration in Massachusetts public and private schools including:

  • Regulations and oversight of medication administration and delegation in Massachusetts
  • The School Nurse’s role and responsibilities
  • Medication administration resources and compliance tools
  • Step-by-step processes required for medication delegation
  • Delegation training materials for unlicensed assistive personnel
  • Guidance around individual student situations
  • Guidance in how to register with the MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) to register for delegation and medication administration in the school setting

This is one of four training workshops mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in order to be licensed as a School Nurse. Participation in this workshop is also required every five years for School Nurses listed on the school district’s MDPH Medication Delegation Registration Application.

What you'll learn

After completing the training, you will be able to:

  • Outline a School Nurse's responsibilities around medication administration
  • Identify a School Nurse's obligations  under Federal, State, and Local Regulations
  • Describe types of medication delegation in a school setting and identify situations that can and cannot be delegated
  • Describe the five rights of delegation
  • Identify the best practice approach for several common student situations

Subject Matter Expert


  • Karen Robitaille, MBA, MSN, RN, NCSN
    Director of School Health Services
    Department of Public Health

Having trouble accessing the course? Contact support@nephtc.org

The materials for this course may be audited at no cost. No credit or certificates are provided for this option. Auditing is recommended for anyone who wants to review the course material, access resources, or to refresh skills. Completion of a pre-test is required to begin the audit but, once you’ve completed the pre-test, you will have future access to the course without having to repeat it.

Course resources (i.e., forms, regulations, guidelines, ebook) are also available in SHIELD’s Medication Administration and Delegation Resources Section.

Category: Self-Paced

Foundations of School Nursing Practice

How do School Nurses work at the intersection of public health education, and primary care to keep students safe, healthy and ready to learn?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Nurses seeking Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) licensure as a School Nurse in Massachusetts (mandated course)

    Any School Nurse seeking to refresh their knowledge of the regulations, requirements, and responsibilities of School Nurses in MA
  • Format: Online
  • Price: $180  (due at the time of claiming credit)
  • Length: 13.7 hours
  • Course Release Date: 07/15/2019
  • Material Reviewed Date: 07/01/2020, 6/21/2021
  • Course Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Continuing Nursing Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Contact hours: 13.7 hours
  • Competencies: MA School Nursing Practice Regulations and Guidelines
  • Learning Level: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application
  • Companion trainings: Medication Administration in a School Setting: School Nursing Practice in Massachusetts
    SBIRT in Schools
    Mandated Screening
  • Supplemental materials: Course Guide (PDF) and Technical Requirements (PDF)
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this course

School nurses play an essential role in keeping students healthy, safe and ready to learn. When taking on a position in schools, nurses don’t always understand their role beyond providing clinical services to students. They need additional information about the roles they must assume to be leaders and public health partners to assure health and wellness - in their school, district, and community.

This foundational course introduces the laws, regulations and guidelines that affect professional school nursing practice in Massachusetts. Key topics relevant to school nursing, including the roles and responsibilities of school nurses in public health, nursing practice, and education; health equity; emergency preparedness; communicable diseases; behavioral health, and managing complex health conditions are discussed.

This is one of four training workshops mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) in order to be licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) as a School Nurse.

This course formerly consisted of three online lessons and two full days of live classroom content. The live content has been transitioned to self-directed activities that align with the material covered during the live course. Once learners have completed all online content, the post-test, and course evaluation, they will be provided with a code to access credit and a certificate of completion. Please note:  Learners will be required to pay a $180 registration fee when claiming credit.

What you'll learn

After completing the training, you will be able to:

  • Support student health and academic success
  • Contribute to a healthy and safe school environment
  • Act as health and wellness leaders in their school, district, and community

Subject Matter Expert


  • Beverly Heinze-Lacey, MPH, BSN, RN
    Director SHIELD
    Nurse Planner,
    BUSPH

Special acknowledgements

  • Thank you to the MA School Nurse Regional Consultants and Karen Robitaille, MBA, MSN, RN, NCSN, at the MA Department of Public Health School Health Services Unit for their contributions to this course design.
  • A special thank you to Mary Ann Gapinski, MSN, RN, NCSN, former Director of School Health Services, for her expertise, guidance, and support in preparing this course.


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SBIRT in Schools

How does SBIRT help me reinforce healthy teen behaviors?

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Course Information

  • Audience:
    • Nurses seeking Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) licensure as a School Nurse in Massachusetts (mandated course)
    • School health or related professionals who will conduct verbal substance use screenings in school
    • Anyone who wants to learn more about the SBIRT in Schools program.
  • Format: Blended
  • Price: Free
  • Length: Online, self paced
    Zoom Class: 2.0 hours
  • Course Release Date: 07/01/2020
  • Material Reviewed: 06/22/2021
  • Course Expiration Date: 06/30/2022
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Continuing Nursing Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Contact hours: 4.4 hours 
  • Competencies: Verbal substance use screening using SBIRT
  • Learning Level: Knowledge, Comprehension
  • Companion trainings: Foundations of School Nursing Practice
    Mandated Screening
    Medication Administration in a School Setting
  • Supplemental materials: Course Guide (PDF) and Technical Requirements (PDF)
    SBIRT in Schools Resource Toolkit
  • Pre-requisites: For those seeking CEU or CNE Credit:
    • Registered Nurse
    • Licensed Social Worker (i.e., LICSW, LSW, LCSW)

About this course

Massachusetts law (MGL Chapter 71, Section 97) requires verbal substance use health screenings in public schools. SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) is being used as a comprehensive approach to meet this mandate. This course introduces learners to school SBIRT program implementation and best practices in screening, reinforcing healthy choices, and intervening when students report substance use behaviors.

This course includes both live Zoom and online training content.  Health professionals seeking contact hours and nurses seeking licensure as school nurses must complete all components of this course.

  • The first online lesson of this course describes the impact of substance use on teens, regulatory requirements for conducting verbal substance use screenings in schools, and key elements of the SBIRT in Schools program. The second online lesson provides an overview of Motivational Interviewing and how it is used to enhance conversations about behavior change.
  • The live Zoom session introduces learners to SBIRT skills including screening, providing positive reinforcement, conducting brief negotiated interviews using Motivational Interviewing principles, and making referrals.


What you'll learn

After completing the full course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of substance use on teens
  • Utilize the state approved verbal substance use screening tool
  • Summarize the elements of the REACT model (for students who do not report substance use, or screen negative)
  • Summarize the elements of the Brief Negotiated Interview (for students who do report substance use, or screen positive)
  • Identify statewide referral resources
  • Describe why MI is an effective counseling style when working with individuals with substance use
  • Describe how the components of the Spirit of MI facilitate conversations about change
  • Comply with MA regulatory requirements to implement a school based verbal substance use screening program


Subject Matter Experts

  • Angela Cooper, Cred, Trainer, MASBIRT TTA
  • Alissa Cruz, MPH, Program Director, MASBIRT TTA
  • Lee Ellenberg, LICSW, Training Manager, MASBIRT TTA
  • Alex Heinz, MSW, MPH, Trainer, MASBIRT TTA
  • Beverly Heinze-Lacey, MPH, BSN, RN, CNE Nurse Planner
  • Caitlin Pettengill, DNP, RN, Assistant Director of School Health Services, MDPH
  • Wanda Visnick, MSN, RN, NCSN, HN-BC
  • Enid Watson, MDiv, Trainer, MASBIRT TTA


Having trouble accessing the course?
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The materials for this course may be audited at no cost. No credit or certificates are provided for this option. Auditing is recommended for anyone who wants to review the course material, access resources, or to refresh skills. Completion of a pre-test is required to begin the audit but, once you’ve completed the pre-test, you will have future access to the course without having to repeat it.

Course resources (i.e., forms, regulations, guidelines, ebook) are also available in SHIELD’s SBIRT in Schools Resources Section (the 4th gray box down the page).

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School and Community Health Equity Needs Assessment (SCHENA) 2019-2020

Have you considered how institutional racism impacts student health and achievement in your school district and community?

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Course Information

  • Audience: School nurse managers in CSHS funded districts. Mandatory for Model Program districts, optional for Affiliated districts
  • Format: Blended: Classroom and webinar
  • Price: $600
  • Length: Monthly sessions (3 live classroom, 6 webinars) September through May
    Total ~25 hours
  • Course Release Date: 09/19/2019
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
    PDPs will be provided
  • Competencies:
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Companion trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: Course Syllabus (pdf)
  • Pre-requisites: For those seeking CEU or CNE Credit:
    • Registered Nurse
    • Registered Nurse
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    • Licensed Social Worker (i.e., LICSW, LSW, LCSW)

About this course

This course introduces the participant to current practices and approaches to community assessment and planning for the purpose of community health improvement. Multiple exercises along the way will culminate in the development of a school/community equity needs assessment report for the participant’s school or district, and a preliminary community health improvement plan that corresponds to state performance measures. The second year of the course will pick up from the community health improvement plan, and guide the development of a specific continuing quality improvement CQI) project.


What you'll learn

By the end of Year 1 of the SCHENA program, participants will be able to:

  • See themselves as public health change agents in the school setting
  • Apply a racial equity lens in health data collection and interpretation
  • Develop a school/community needs assessment and equity-focused community health improvement plan
  • Identify strong school/community relationships and ones that still need fostering

Specifically, participants completing this course will develop skills in:

  • Planning your assessment activities including identifying important stakeholders and community partners.
  • Practicing principles of health equity as you develop community understanding and partnerships.
  • Identifying, collecting and presenting health and demographic data about your community (including many new web-based data platforms).
  • Documenting sources and consequences of health inequities in the community.
  • Designing and conducting key informant interviews and assessment surveys.
  • Assembling the information you’ve collected and communicating findings in an assessment report.
  • Developing a preliminary Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) which stems from your assessment findings and community input, and promotes health and educational equity.
  • Presenting assessment results and CHIP to your community

Learning Resources

All readings and course materials will be posted on a course Moodle page.

Subject Matter Experts

  • Candice Belanoff
    Candice Belanoff
    ScD, MPH

Candice Belanoff, ScD, MPH, is a Maternal and Child Health Epidemiologist with a particular interest in the relationship of social forces and inequities to patterns of population health. Candice designed and is the founding Director of the Community Assessment, Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation (CAPDIE) certificate program, which has over 100 enrolled students (as of 2018). She also teaches several courses at BUSPH, including Perinatal Epidemiology (MC759), Assessment and Planning for Health Promotion (SB820), and Social Justice and the Health of Populations: Racism and other systems of oppression (MC775).


Having trouble accessing the course?
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The materials for this course may be audited at no cost. No credit or certificates are provided for this option. Auditing is recommended for anyone who wants to review the course material, access resources, or to refresh skills. Completion of a pre-test is required to begin the audit but, once you’ve completed the pre-test, you will have future access to the course without having to repeat it.

Category: Blended

Medication Administration in Schools:
What School Nurse Managers Need to Know - Blended 2020

How do School Nurses work at the intersection of public health education, and primary care to keep students safe, healthy and ready to learn?

*This course is available only to pre-registered participants. You will need an enrollment key to unlock this course. Visit the SHIELD registration page for more information. 

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Course Information

  • Audience: School Nurse Managers listed as signatories on the district’s MDPH Medication Administration Registration Application
  • Format: Blended
  • Price: $50 (due at the time of registration on the SHIELD website)
  • Length:  4.25 hours
  • Course Release Date: 05/30/2020
  • Material Reviewed: 6/22/2021
  • Course Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Continuing Nursing Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Contact hours: 4.25 hours
  • Competencies: Manage a district’s medication administration program
  • Learning Level: Application
  • Companion trainings:
  • Supplemental materials: Course Guide (PDF) and Technical Requirements (PDF)
  • Pre-requisites: Medication Administration in a School Setting: School Nursing Practice in Massachusetts

About this course

This course is designed as an alternative to the live Medication Administration in Schools: What School Nurse Managers Need to Know workshop offered by SHIELD. It is designed for public and private School Nurse Managers who are signatories on the Handling, Storage and Delegation Registration Application with the MA Department of Public Health. This course will provide School Nurse Managers with the knowledge and tools they need to oversee their district’s Medication Administration Program. It includes a set of prework readings and activities followed by a live Zoom class.

Participation in this workshop and the online course Medication Administration in a School Setting: School Nursing Practice in Massachusetts is required every five years for school nurses listed as signatories on the district’s MDPH Medication Administration Registration Application.


What you'll learn

After completing the training, you will be able to:

  • Describe the role and responsibilities of the school nurse manager in the medication administration program in schools
  • Evaluate a district’s medication program for regulatory compliance
  • Develop and implement district medication administration procedures the meet state regulations
  • Explain and implement the process for registration with MDPH of the school’s or school district’s medication administration program

Subject Matter Expert

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    Karen Robitaille, MBA, MSN, RN, NCSN
    Director School Health Services
    Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Caitlin's headshot
    Caitlin Pettengill, DNP, RN Assistant Director of School Health Services
    Massachusetts
    Department
    of Public Health

Special acknowledgements

  • Thank you to the MA School Nurse Regional Consultants and the MA Department of Public Health School Health Services Unit for their contributions to this course design.


Having trouble accessing the course?
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*This course is available only to pre-registered participants. You will need an enrollment key to unlock this course. Visit the SHIELD registration page for more information.

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