SCHOOL NURSING PROGRAM (SNP)
SNP 518 - HEALTH DETERMINANTS & ACADEMIC INDICATORS
Prerequisite: SNP 525 previous or concurrently
A study of the determinants of health and the impact they have on the health outcomes and academic indicators seen in the school setting. Students will be addressing these issues through the application of school-based needs assessments and intervention plans integrating coordinate school health and school improvement planning to address student needs. This planning process will include exposure to the CDC School Health Index, ASCD School Improvement Tool, and the CDC/ASCD Whole Student, Whole School, Whole Community Model.
SNP 520 - EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
The course provides healthcare providers with a foundation in educational strategies useful in any setting where healthcare is delivered. The focus for study is specific roles and responsibilities of the professional healthcare provider to educate patients, peers, and/or the community. Curriculum concepts emphasized are pedagogical and adult learning theories; teaching methods that incorporate unique learner needs and styles of learning; professional responsibility to educate; program and learner evaluation strategies; and supportive and active learning environments. Students in the school nursing program will consider course concepts specifically in the context of school health education for school age populations.
SNP 525 - HEALTH CARE OF THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY
Prerequisite: Admittance to SNP program, recommended to take first in sequence of courses
Utilizing the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice, students will gain foundational knowledge and skills of school nursing practice. The focus of this course is school nursing practice and the health care of a school community. The population of interest is students in the school, focusing on children as a vulnerable population because of their age. Sub-populations of school children may be considered vulnerable populations for reasons other than their age such as having special health care needs. The fundamental components of school nursing practice will be discussed in reference to the outcome of students who are healthy, safe, and ready to learn.
SNP 528 - INTERPROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION: THE SCHOOL NURSE AND SCHOOL SUPPORT SERVICES
Prerequisite: SNP 525
This course builds upon child development knowledge acquired in the registered nurse's foundational education. The content expands on theoretical and clinical application of childhood development in the school setting to promote the health and academic outcomes of students. Students will examine school support services teams and content related to interprofessional collaboration, promoting optimal childhood development, educational access/evaluation for intervention, and school-based mental health.
SNP 558 - EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS IN SCHOOL HEALTH
Prerequisite: EDLS 533
This course focuses on the management of school emergencies from the school nurse perspective. This course will build upon the foundational concepts in EDLS 533 including school safety and security and crisis management planning. Students will learn how to complete a school-specific needs assessment, including physical, biologic, chemical, and environmental threats. Triage decision making will be addressed through the use of simulation and will focus on trauma assessment and response. The course content and delivery will align with the standards of the National Association of School Nurses.
SNP 680 - SCHOOL NURSE INTERNSHIP
Prerequisite: SNP 518, 520, 525
This internship is designed to prepare the Bachelor’s prepared registered nurse (RN) for practice as a school nurse in the provision of school nursing and school health services with children and youth which meets the national standards of the profession and the requirements of the State of Ohio. This is a precepted and/or supervised experience which provides the opportunity for the student to orient to the role of the school nurse. Under supervision, the student intern gradually assumes a full schedule of school nursing practice. The school nurse candidate is expected to gradually assume the school nursing role and responsibilities without the preceptor being present; however the preceptor shall be available at all times, and the school nurse candidate will not serve as a substitute school nurse during the experience, if they do not hold a substitute license. This study is broadening experience that involves the application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes obtained by the school nurse intern during the required courses specific to the school nursing certificate program.
SNP 681 - SCHOOL NURSE WELLNESS COORDINATOR PRACTICUM
Prerequisite: SNP 518, SNP 558, EDLS 533, NUR 9550, NUR 9560
The course focuses on the application of the advanced school nursing skills in leadership, emergency preparedness, care coordination, and wellness planning. Content will be presented utilizing both didactic and clinical methods. The clinical experience will be a culminating practicum (2 credit hours= 160 clinical hours) demonstrating the knowledge and skills of the School Nurse Wellness Coordinator.