School Nurses

Date: June 17-18, 2015 Time: 8:00 am-5:30 Pm

Designed for the new and practicing school nurse to develop and refine best practice knowledge and skills related to the professional field of school nursing. View the Agenda (Word Document)

Location: Primary Children’s Hospital and Eccles Center

Parking available free of charge at Eccles Center, 81 N. Mario Capecchi Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113. Use sky bridge to access Primary Children's Hospital

Day one: choose between orientation and leadership tracks

Day two: combine for sessions on Motivational Interviewing, The Nurse Practice Act, Laws/FREPA/HIPPA/Medication, Seizure and Asthma management, and Mental Health Issues: Tools you can use (see agenda)

Optional evening dinner training are tentative, June 17th Anaphylaxis, June 18th Photo Screen-er Training

Lodging available in U of U Dorms at $40.00 per night (limited number, first come first serve) or register under group rate for School Nurse Summer Institute, at University Guest House, $100.00 + tax per night

Register for Day 3, June 19th, 2015: Management of Diabetes in the School by Primary Children's Hospital for $40.00
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School Nurses

School Nurses, the links to the right of your screen are for you! They will provide you with information that will help you with your daily duties which may include some of the following:

  • Health Education - providing health education to students, staff and parents
  • Healthy Environment - identifying health and safety concerns in the school environment and promoting a nurturing social environment
  • Nutritional Services - supporting healthy food services programs
  • Physical Education/Activity - promoting healthy physical education, sports policies and practices
  • Counseling - providing health counseling, assessing mental health needs, providing interventions and referring students to appropriate school staff or community agencies
  • Parent/Community Involvement - promotes community involvement in assuring a healthy school, serves as school liaison to a health advisory committee.
  • Staff Wellness - provides health education and counseling, promote healthy activities and environment for school staff

Additional resources for Utah School Nurses can be found at the Utah School Nurse Association website