Professional Learning for School Nurses

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The Coordinated School Health team provides resources and opportunities for nurses in the field to develop their skills and continue learning through events, webinars, and online learning.

School Health Professional Learning


Resource Description
National Association of School Nurses Learning Center A vast library of training and resources created by and for school nurses.
Mental Health Training Interventions for Healthcare Professionals in Schools An innovative in-service training and implementation support system for school health providers aimed at enhancing their competence in managing the needs of students with or at risk for emotional and behavioral difficulties that interfere with learning created by the University of Maryland, School of Medicine.
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS): Developing Emergency Operations Plans (EOP) 101 for K-12 Schools A high-quality school EOP is adequate, feasible, acceptable, complete, and compliant with state and local requirements. To ensure that EOPs meet these criteria, school planning teams must work collaboratively to determine EOP goals and objectives. School nurses should have a solid understanding of emergency planning.
REMS: Emergency Operations Planning: Infectious Disease This course has been designed to help you learn how to incorporate infectious disease planning into a school EOP. 
Cultural Competence in Nursing Care This e-learning program from the US Department of Health and Human Services will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and awareness to provide the best care for all patients, regardless of cultural or linguistic background. 
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free of charge to those who qualify for enrollment. The suggested starting course for school nurses is IS.100.C Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100.
Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Adverse childhood experiences—commonly known as ACEs, affect children and families across all communities. We all play a role in prevention. These trainings will help you understand, recognize, and prevent ACES.    
CDC Train A comprehensive catalog of public health training 
Northeastern University School Health Academy School nursing professional development opportunities 
School-Based Health Alliance Training and resources related to school-based health centers
Maine DHHS Mandated Reporter Training Mandated Reporters are a critical part of Maine's Child protection system and act as an early warning network to promptly identify suspected child abuse and neglect to avoid serious and long-term damage to a child.


Nursing Assessment Refresher Training




Emily Poland, MPH, RN, NCSN 
School Nurse Consultant
Coordinated School Health Team Leader