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Foundations of School Nursing

Program Date & Time:
October 24, 2022 | Self-paced
  • Online module
Registration Fee:
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This course provides an online orientation for school nurses throughout South Carolina. The course was updated in October 2022.

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the role of the nurse working in a school setting.
  • Identify the laws governing school nurse practice.
  • Discuss medication administration in the school setting.
  • Recognize laws that protect the rights of students with disabilities.
  • Review the privacy rights of students in the school setting.
  • Analyze the signs of child abuse including guidelines for reporting.
  • Discuss the management of chronic medical conditions in the school setting.
  • Examine the importance of accurate documentation of emergencies in the school setting.
  • Use critical thinking pathways to examine three emerging issues, regarding homeopathic products, to determine what can be administered by the school nurse within individual schools or districts.
  • Define the Individual Healthcare Plan (IHP).
  • Summarize the relationship of an IHP with Section 504 Accommodations Plan of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Discuss implications of tooth decay.
  • Identify the potential for controlled medication diversion by nurse or staff, for their own use, in the school setting.
Conflict of Interest Statement Planners, Faculty and content specialists must disclose any conflicts of interest and will inform the audience of any such conflicts prior to beginning their presentation. In order to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor at all programs, the planners/faculty must make full disclosure indicating any relationship with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers and/or corporations whose products or services are related to pertinent therapeutic area. Commercial Support Participants will be made aware of any commercial support by information provided with handouts. Exhibitors and any promotional information will be kept separate from the education activity. Non-Endorsement of Products Neither Lowcountry AHEC nor the American Nurses Credentialing Center endorses or approves any products that may be associated with this continuing education activity.
Credits Available
  • Nurses
    SC Nurses Association
    Credit Statement

    Lowcountry Area Health Education Center is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 12 contact hours.

  • All Other Participants
    Area Health Education Consortium
    Credit Statement
    This program provides 1.2CEUs by Lowcountry AHEC and meets South Carolina AHEC Best Practice Standards.
Locations/Participation Options

If you have questions about the credits, location/video conference information, or any other details specific to this particular program, please reach out to the contact(s) below:

  • Name:
    Jasmine Douglas
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