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Renewing Your Knowledge in School Nursing**
 
Course Description
    

The course is designed to renew knowledge and passion in the field of school nursing.  It introduces partiicpants to the role of the West Virginia School Nurse in the Public Education system and explores the role of the school nurse in being the leader in a community school.  It allows participants to locate resources and develop strategies to incorporate into each of the phases.  Be sure to examine the course expectation outline for the lesson plan so that you are aware of what is expected of you as a course participant.

 

As the final product for this course, partiicpants will create a plan to implement a community school. Participants will use this template to help manage their thoughts as they work through the course sessions.   

**Participants must be full time or substitute school nurses.

 
Course Syllabus
    

Introduction:

 

The course is designed to renew your knowledge and passion in the field of school nursing.  It introduces you to the role of the West Virginia School Nurse in the Public Education system and explores the role of the school nurse in being the leader in a community school.  It allows you to locate resources and develop strategies to incorporate into each of the phases.  Be sure to examine the course expectation outline for the lesson plan so that you are aware of what is expected of you.

 

As the final product for this course, you will create a plan to implement a community school. Use this template to help you manage your thoughts as you work through the sessions.  Save the file to your desktop or into a folder on your computer with a new name and then you can type directly into the template or cut and paste text and graphics from other sources. 

 

 

 

Course Overview

 

Week 1:  History and Structure

Week 2:  Keeping Students Safe:  Understanding the national and state laws and rules

Week 3:  Documentation and School Nursing

Week 4:  HealthCare in WV Public Schools

Week 5:  A Square Peg in a Round Hole…Working Within an Educational Model

Week 6:  Community Schools…Growing a seamless system of care

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Objectives:

·         Start to review the main resources and references for school nursing in West Virginia.

·         Begin to explore and understand the role of the school nurse in their district of employment.

Session 1:  History and Structure

Expectation

Satisfactory-Meets Expectations

Unsatisfactory-Needs Improvement

Facilitator Comments

 

 

 

 

 

Activity #1:Post your county's organization chart in the course discussion forum set up for that purpose.

County’s organizational chart posted

Posted

Not posted

 

Activity #2:Compare your county’s organizational chart to another county in West Virginia. Are there differences in the structures? Is the school health administrator a school nurse? If not who manages school health services in the comparison county.

A written response to the differences in structures and the school health administrator.

Both responses posted

Both responses not posted

 

Activity #3:Review the West Virginia Department of Education’s School Nurse Mentorship Manual.

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Activity #4:Review the defined role of the West Virginia School Nurse in WV Code §18-5-22.

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Activity #5:Course Project – Describe the school nurse’s role in locating resources and developing strategies to address the whole child (beginning the thought process to consider the school nurses role in community schools).

The school nurse will begin to consider their role to address the needs of the whole child

Lists at least one resource and strategy

No resources or strategies listed

 

 

 

Learning Objectives:

·         Begin to explore the vast number of laws and rules governing school nursing practice in the educational setting.

·         Understand the federal privacy act to protect student information and the appropriate ways to share this information.

·         Begin to review and understanding the educational requirement for certification, state board rules for practice, public health threats such as communicable diseases and ways to prevent them through mandatory immunizations and TB testing and mandatory reporting.…

Session 2:  Keeping Students Safe: Understanding National and State Laws and Rules

Expectation

Satisfactory-Meets Expectations

Unsatisfactory-Needs Improvement

Facilitator Comments

 

 

 

 

 

Activity #1: :  Review the following information and determine whom a school nurse can delegate/assign student care in the public school setting with special attention to W.Va. Code §18-5-22 d, e and WV Nursing Criteria for Determining Scope of Practice for Licensed Nurses and Guidelines for Determining Acts that may be Delegated or Assigned by Licensed Nurses in Appendix C- Delegation by School Nurses of Administration of Medication in Emergency Situations on page 20 at http://www.wvrnboard.com/images/Scope%20and%20Delegation%20Booklet%206.09.pdf.

A written response distinguishing the school personnel

Response posted

Not posted

 

Activity #2:  Compare and contrast FERPA and HIPAA guidelines using WVBE Policy 4350- Collection, Maintenance and Disclosure of Student Data along with HIPAA information.

A comparison of the two confidentiality laws

Comparison posted

Not posted

 

Activity #3: : In reviewing the West Virginia Immunization laws and rules, define provisional enrollment and differentiate between immunization requirements for PreK and new school enterers. Do adolescents have a provisional enrollment period?

The definition of provisional enrollment and understanding of all requirements

Reponses posted

Not posted

 

Activity #4: Course Project-Describe the ability of the school nurse to:  1) report abuse to WVDHHR-Child Protective Services, 2) report student names and contact information during a communicable disease outbreak and 3) share immunization records with appropriate partners and authorities such as school-based medical centers, local and state health department (school/community collaboration to meet the needs of the whole child).

The school nurse will begin to understand the confidentiality laws through describing the mechanisms to share information in accordance with the laws.

At least two of the situations are described.

Not posted

 

 

 

Learning Objectives:

·         Be familiar with documentation in school nursing practice.

·         Start to review the several types of nursing documentation to follow the standards of school nursing practice.

·         Begin to explore and understand the importance and utilization of documented information obtained from students and families in order to assist with student health care needs including maintaining a medical and dental home, continuation of insurance coverage, current immunizations including annual influenza and action plans for chronic diseases.

Session 3:  Documentation and School Nursing

Expectation

Satisfactory-Meets Expectations

Unsatisfactory-Needs Improvement

Facilitator Comments

 

 

 

 

 

Activity #1:Incorporate health information into the Student Emergency Information Cardsincluding:

  • Dates of recent immunizations;
  • Insurance status (insured or not?);
  • Name of their primary care physician and dentist;
  • Date of last well exam and dental exam; and
  • If they have asthma and asthma action plan.

The Student Emergency Information Card will incorporate the listed data sources to link students to needed care and prevention.

List Primary Care Provider with last visit date, Dentist with last visit date WVDHHR and Insurance status

Pertinent student health information not included on card

 

Activity #2: Submit a copy of your updated Student Emergency Information Card to your course project template.

The Student Emergency Card is posted with all information

Card posted

Not posted

 

Activity #3:Course Project-Based on the new information incorporated into the student emergency card, what community partners are needed to assist the whole child and their families (data and information acquired from the student and family is important to understand the needs which may assist with integration of the community into the school).

The community partners are listed to assist schools with student/family needs

List the medical, dental, community and WVDHHR services

Community partners are not listed

 

 

 

 

Learning Objectives:

·         Be familiar with school nursing practice in West Virginia.

·         Start to review the several types of nursing health care procedures and standards such as medication administration, specific health procedures, delegation and Medicaid billing.

·         Begin to explore and understand the common healthcare topics including HealthCheck, seizures, immunizations, etc. leading to an assessment of the students and school nursing needs along with the community needs to successfully meet the nursing outcomes of individual students and school-based populations.

Session 4: HealthCare in West Virginia Public Schools

Expectation

Satisfactory-Meets Expectations

Unsatisfactory-Needs Improvement

Facilitator Comments

 

 

 

 

 

Activity #1:Obtain a copy of the most current school nurses’ needs assessment.  The needs assessment is located on the WVEIS login page at:  http://10.140.200.17:9220/etl/ascent/wvw/webctl/preLogin.shtml.

Once on the website, enter your county WVEIS User ID and Personal County Password.  Then click on the “Menus” tab located at the top of the page.  Next click on the “SUP.07”-WVDE SUP07 School Nurse Survey.   You will now have access to your county School Nurse Survey including Sections I (profile data), II (cases) and III (procedures).  The survey is a collection of each school nurses current student health needs/work load. 

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Activity #2:  Complete a community needs assessment summary/overview. A needs assessment tool is available at: http://assessment.communitycommons.org/CHNA/

A community needs assessment summary is completed

Posted Community Needs Assessment

Not posted

 

Activity #3:Based on the needs assessments, identify community partners that may be a resource in addressing the identified needs as recognized in the lesson table for this activity.

The community partners are identified to meet the needs.

Posted list of community partners

Not posted

 

Activity #4:Course Project-Enter the table for Activity #3 into your course project template (beginning to understand school nursing and community needs assessments to assist with identifying needs and appropriate resources).

The table is completed and posted to show the needs to assist the whole child

Posted table from Activity #3

Not posted

 

 

Learning Objectives:

·         Start to review the components of the educational model.

·         Begin to explore and understand the role of the school nurse within this complex model which serves all children.

Session 5:  A Square Peg in a Round Hole…Working Within an Educational Model

Expectation

Satisfactory-Meets Expectations

Unsatisfactory-Needs Improvement

Facilitator Comments

 

 

 

 

 

Activity #1: Develop a sample 504 plan for a student needing educational accommodation for a chronic disease (IDDM, seizure disorder, ADHD, etc.).

A 504 plan is developed to accommodate the student needs

Posted 504 Plan

Not posted

 

Activity #2:  Keeping in mind the Community Needs Assessment and identified partners, develop an action plan which incorporates a team approach including the parent/guardian, school staff, student, student’s medical provider, etc. to assist in the educational success of the student while focusing on the whole child (i.e. facilitating visits with Endocrinology or Neurological Specialist through face-time via technology, continuing education through community partners such as pharmacist, respiratory therapist, insulin pump representatives, etc.).

An action plan incorporating the team who will assist with the whole child approach to support the educational success of students

Posted Action Plan

Not posted

 

Activity #3: Delineate the role of the school nurse and school-based health center as two very separate roles in providing important services to students, schools and the community.

A delineation of roles between school nurse and SBHC is posted

Posted differentiation of roles

Not posted

 

Activity #4: Course Project-Describe how a current or new school-community partnership would benefit students (understanding the benefits of community partnerships in meeting the needs of the whole child).

Description of the a school-community partnership is posted

Posted description

Not posted

 

 

 

Learning Objectives:

·         Describe the rationale and components of a community school.

·         Identify resources for planning, evaluating and financing a community school.

Session 6:  What is a Community School?

Expectation

Satisfactory-Meets Expectations

Unsatisfactory-Needs Improvement

Facilitator Comments

 

 

 

 

 

Activity #1:Review needs assessment summary/overview from Week # 5.

N/A              

N/A

N/A

 

Activity #2:  Draft a community schools coordinator job description.

A community schools coordinator job position defining the role

Posted job description

Not posted

 

Activity #3:Summarize next steps in implementing a community school. 

The summary of next steps to implement a community school

Posted summary

Not posted

 

Activity #4:Course Project-Thinking about prior session review your next steps in implementing a community school model:

·         Do your next steps reflect and support your county’s current organization chart and school nurse role? 

·         Do your next steps in implementing a community school align with current policy and code?  If not, please describe the misalignment?

·         Do your next steps reflect how the updated Student Emergency Information Cards will be utilized in identifying partners through the community school concept?

The next steps must support the county structure and role of school nurse while aligning with policies and incorporation of student data to fully support the needs of the student/family

Post responses to questions

Not posted

 

Activity #5:Upload the completed course project (Session 1-6) into the course drop box.

Student is able to review the culminating course project as a comprehensive document

Completed Upload

Did not complete upload

 

 

 

Culminating Course Project

Learning Objectives:

·         Have a renewed knowledge and passion in the field of school nursing.

·         Have a comprehensive understanding of the role, laws and rules and resources related to school nursing and school health.

·         Will be able to find resources and develop strategies to cultivate a community school.

Culminating Course Project: 

Sessions 1-6

Expectation

Satisfactory-Meets Expectations

Unsatisfactory-Needs Improvement

Facilitator Comments

Session 1:  History and StructureCourse Project – Describe the school nurse’s role in locating resources and developing strategies to address the whole child (beginning the thought process to consider the school nurses role in community schools).

The school nurse will begin to consider their role to address the needs of the whole child

Lists at least one resource and strategy

No resources or strategies listed

 

Session 2:  Keeping Students Safe: Understanding National and State Laws and Rules - Course Project-Describe the ability of the school nurse to: 

1) report abuse to WVDHHR-Child Protective Services,

2) report student names and contact information during a communicable disease outbreak and

3) share immunization records with appropriate partners and authorities such as school-based medical centers, local and state health department (school/community collaboration to meet the needs of the whole child).

The school nurse will begin to understand the confidentiality laws through describing the mechanisms to share information in accordance with the laws.

At least two of the situations are described.

Not posted

 

Session 3:  Documentation and School NursingCourse Project-Based on the new information incorporated into the student emergency card, what community partners are needed to assist the whole child and their families (data and information from the student and family to understand the needs to integrate the school with community).

The community partners are listed to assist schools with student/family needs

List the medical, dental, community and WVDHHR services

Community partners are not listed

 

Session 4: HealthCare in West Virginia Public Schools - Course Project-Enter the table for Activity #3 into your course project template (beginning to  understand the,  school nursing and community, needs assessments will assist with identifying needs and appropriate resources).

The table is completed and posted to show the needs to assist the whole child

Posted table from Activity #3

Not posted

 

Session 5:  A Square Peg in a Round Hole…Working Within an Educational Model - Course Project-Describe how a current or new school-community partnership would benefit students (understanding the benefits of community partnerships in meeting the needs of the whole child).

Description of the a school-community partnership is posted

Posted description

Not posted

 

Session 6:  What is a Community School? - Course Project-Thinking about prior session review your next steps in implementing a community school model:

·         Do your next steps reflect and support your county’s current organization chart and school nurse role? 

·         Do your next steps in implementing a community school align with current policy and code?  If not, please describe the misalignment?

·         Do your next steps reflect how the updated Student Emergency Information Cards will be utilized in identifying partners through the community school concept?

The community partners are listed to assist schools with student/family needs

List the medical, dental, community and WVDHHR services

Community partners are not listed

 

Culminating - Upload the completed course project (Session 1-6) into the course drop box.

Student is able to review the culminating course project as a comprehensive document.

Completed Upload

Did not complete upload