Educational Offerings



WV School-Based Oral Health Conference


Sponsored by; Marshall University School Health Technical Assistance and Evaluation Center


This conference will feature school-based oral health programs from around the state, provide workshops and support to existing and new programs


                  Time: 9:00am

Date: April 1st, 2010




Blessed John XXIII Conference Center, Charleston, WV

This conference will benefit; dentists, dental hygienists, school nurses, dental assistants, program support staff, health educators and anyone with an interest in school oral health programs

CEU approval pending 

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For More information or to submit a presentation idea contact Bobbi Muto at




Workshop registration fee is $15 per person.  This fee helps cover the cost for meeting facility and the luncheon.  Checks should be made payable to:  Family and Community Health.  Registration fee must be paid at the door.

Lodging and Location Details visit ;





2010 Annual West Virginia School Health Services Conference

WHEN:    June 10-11, 2010

WHERE: Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, WV

Save the date for the annual School Health Services Conference sponsored by West Virginia Department of Healthy Schools and Marshall University School Based Health Technical Assistance and Evaluation Center.


2010 National Association of School Nurses 42nd Annual Conference

NASN 2010 - NASN 42nd Annual Conference - Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile - June 30-July 3, 2010 (Preconference: June 29) - Voice, Vision, Visibility: Charting the Course for a Healthy Future

Save the Date!

The National Association of School Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
(Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number #CEP 12292)

Go to for more information.


2010 West Virginia Association of School Nurses Conference

WHEN:    November 3-5, 2010

WHERE: Oglebay Park in Wheeling, WV

Go to the WVASN website to access more information, registration forms and membership forms.


Tune-In to NASN Radio! -  Handling Head Lice and No Nit Policies

Dr. Anthony Mancini debunks popular myths about head lice and explains how to identify, treat and handle head lice infestations.  Mancini discusses various treatments, no nit policies, and talks about how to avoid stigmatizing children who are found to have head lice.

NASN and BAM Radio Network have partnered to bring you NASN Radio.  Executive Director Amy Garcia hosts the program that will focus on the topics you really care about.  Each brief segment of NASN Radio will help keep school nurses abreast of the latest development in student health and professional development of school nurses. 


Click on the NASN Radio graphic or go to to listen to this newest topic and access archived topics as well.

Posted:  August 25, 2009

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To Unsubscribe, send an email with the subject line "General Email Unsubscribe" to NASN at
To Change Your Email Address, visit NASN online at and click on Manage Member Profile.



Perkins School for the Blind

All we see is possibility...

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Perkins Training & Educational Resources Program presents
CHARGE Syndrome: An Overview

CHARGE Syndrome: An Overview

In this webcast, Pamela Ryan, Perkins School Psychologist, offers an overview of the characteristic features of CHARGE Syndrome and discusses the very diverse ways these features may manifest themselves in children. She talks about some of the early medical complications that many children face and how these issues affect development and learning. Watch it now.

Photo. Pam Ryan presenting on Charge Syndrome

Also available

Perkins Scout (formerly known as the Information Clearinghouse)

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In this growing online database, you’ll find reliable, authoritative, and up-to-date resources covering a range of topics, including general information on blindness, help for families with relatives who are visually impaired, and resources for educators and other professionals. Visit Scout and start searching today.

About the Perkins Training & Educational Resources Program

Our goal is sharing the experience and educational expertise of Perkins staff with other professionals. Perkins trains more teachers, professionals and administrators working in blindness, deafblindness or multiple disabilities than any other agency in New England. With the development of more online offerings like on-demand webcasts and websites designed specifically for educators, we intend to expand our reach even further.

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West Virginia Family Planning Program

The West Virginia Family Planning Program, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (APPI) offer pregnancy prevention and STD training throughout West Virginia.  Please contact Tish Reed at

304-558-7186 or your Regional APPI coordinator for more information.

Youth PEER Education

Bureau for Public Health-HIV/AIDS/STD Program is doing HIV/AIDS/STD PEER Education training for schools and communities.  Please contact Jodie Waldron at BPH-HIV/AIDS Division.

Adolescent Health Initiative

Regional Adolescent Health Coordinators provide a wealth of information, offer asset presentations, facilitate community-building asset initiatives and coordinate with schools to assist with Search surveys.  Please contact Adolescent Health Coordinators or Director within your RESA.




Take ACTION! Addressing Asthma and Diabetes in West Virginia Schools

Downloadable Program:

As you may know, in August of 2006, a Take Action! Addressing Asthma and Diabetes in West Virginia Schools CD-ROM was mailed to each of you and your schools.  A new promotional web site at  has been developed by Kelly Barkhurst to allow easy access to this fabulous training.

For your convenience, from this site you may now download the TakeAction! program. You may also download fliers, invitations, training manuals, reminders, posters, and medical forms. You may watch clips from the program, share successes, and request physical CD-ROMS from this new web site.

Do not forget that nurses and counselors can receive continuing education credits for completion by the West Virginia Department of Education. To receive credit, you will need to register and complete a pre-test and post-test. Don’t miss out on this continuing education credit opportunity. To directly link to the registration page click here:


Online Electronic Health Care Plan (EHCP) self-tutorial

The ECHP was develop to provide a standard EHCP while ensuring quality and acountability for students.  A one million dollar appropriation from SB 53 allows for county reimbursement of high acuity needs through the development of a student individualized health care plan and the provider orders for any of the ten specialized procedures( insulin by injection, insulin by pump, metered dose inhalers, vagal nerve stimulator, rectal valium (Diastat), sterile catheterization, sterile suctioning, mechanical ventilator, emergencey care of a tracheostomy and emergency replacement of a tracheostomy).  WVDE will upload the EHCP on January 1st and June 8 to distribute the funds according to the specialized procedures identified above.



WVSBOE Policy 2423-Communicable Disease Control requires all school personnel to have training in communicable diseases including HIV and AIDS.  An online training was developed as an optional trainig for counties to utlize to meet this mandate.  The online WVLearns training has serveral self-paced lessons with "REQUIRED" quizzes to certain lessons to enable the user to receive a certificate of completion if a total score of 80% is achieved.

Please register at It usually takes 48 hours to receive a user ID and password from WVLearns to access the training.  If you are a previous user go t to, on the left side of the page enter your first part of your "acess" email address and hit "Forgot Password".  an email with your access information will be emailed to you.  If you used another email account to register, such as yahoo. or gmail then send an email to the Technology department as directed on this website.  The online training can be accessed at with a user ID and password.



County board of educations that have developed policies for nonprescribed over-the-counter (OTC) medication administration falling under the management of the school level administrator may be registered for training by the administrator at   Please have the designees full name and email address for registration. 


All "Prescribed OTCs" fall under the management and delegation of the county certified school nurses.  Please speak with the certified school nurse to ensure your county has a "Nonprescribed OTC" policy. 

Please register at It usually takes 48 hours to receive a user ID and password from WVLearns to access the training.  If you are a previous user go t to, on the left side of the page enter your first part of your "acess" email address and hit "Forgot Password".  an email with your access information will be emailed to you.  If you used another email account to register, such as yahoo. or gmail then send an email to the Technology department as directed on this website.  The online training can be accessed at with a user ID and password.

All school personnel must retrain every 2 years to ensure competencies and current updates are received for the safety and welfare of our students. 

If you need a list of employees who have been registered or completed the training in your county, please email Linda Payne at or call (304) 558-8830. 



West Virginia University is offering an online initial substitute school nurse training and renewal program.  This is a noncredit course with a certificate upon completion.  Please make sure your county board of education will accept this 18 hour training for initial substitute permit approval or the 12 hour course for renewal of the substitute permit.  

Go to to view the program content and register.  The cost is $157.00 per student.








Office of Student Services
and Health Promotion

Building 6, Room 309
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305-0330
Phone: (304) 558-8830
Fax: (304) 558-3787

West Virginia Department of Education