2017 Summer Institute for School Nurse


Wednesday, July 12th
Clinical Skills Training
8am to 3pm

Thursday, July 13th
National School Nurse Certification Review Course
8am to 12:15pm

ACES, 205 Skiff Street, Hamden, CT

You can register for one or both meetings with the registration link below.
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Clinical Skills Training
Wednesday, July 12th
(Due to limited space the number of attendees is limited to 100 registrants)

This full day summer training program is designed to provide school nurses with a comprehensive approach to clinical assessments for students' acute and chronic health issues and common complaints. School nurses will receive information to enhance existing assessment skills and learn new information which may be applied to current practices. Each session will include an overview of the relevant body systems, history and physical assessments, treatment modalities, documentation and referral protocols. New school nurses are encouraged to attend this training as part of their orientation to the practice of school nursing. 

  • Light Breakfast & Lunch will be served 
  • This training will have 4.5 Contact Hours
  • Discount for ASNC Members

Clinical Skills Training - July 12th 
Sessions Include:
Diabetes: Management and Technology Skills Training
This session will assist school nurses in learning the basics of carbohydrate counting, blood glucose and sensor monitoring and insulin administration via syringe, pen, and pumps.

Have you Met Chloe? Hands-On Overview of School-Based G-Tube and Tracheostomy Care
Using a skills simulator, school nurses will practice hands on assessment, performance and documentation of catheterization, gastro-intestinal tube care and tracheostomy care. This session will also review common gastrointestinal conditions seen in the health office.

Video Otoscope Workshop: What Every School Nurse Needs to Know
This session will review how to differentiate otitis media from otitis externa, as well as viral from bacterial infections. An otoscope camera will be available for hands-on practice.
(Note: Nurses please bring your own otoscope) 

Mental Health: Top 10 Medications and What to Watch For
This session will look at the most prescribed medications for mental health conditions. We will talk about possible drug interactions for the student and how the meds can affect the child during the school day. 

Accessing the Unconscious Child in School: Implications for the School Nurse
We will look at triage: emergency, urgent and non-urgent cases and emergency assessment of these potential situations the school nurse may encounter.

Dermatology for the School Nurse
Recognize and describe various skin lesions as well as learn to decide which skin conditions may need referral and what information to provide to parents and/or healthcare providers.

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National School Nurse Certification Review Course
Thursday, July 13th
(Due to limited space the number of attendees is limited to 50 registrants)

The National Board for Certification of School Nurses (NBCSN) endorses the concept of voluntary certification by examination for all school nurses. Professional certification in school nursing provides an ongoing, quality credentialing process for eligible school nurses. Certification represents a national standard of preparation, knowledge, and practice. To assist with this recognition, the NBCSN provides the opportunity for school nurses to set the standards for their specialty area through voluntary professional certification. This will be a review course for Certification Examination for School Nurses.

  • Breakfast will be served 
  • This training will have 3 Contact Hours
  • Discount for ASNC Members

Fall Testing Window for Certification Examination:
November 6-November 18 
Registration is July 30 - October 6, 2017