The Arkansas School Nurse Academy (SNA) is a one-day workshop that will be hosted five different times in 2019. It prepares school nurses to manage complex health issues of Arkansas school children. The content will be on specific disorders, evidence-based practices, quality improvement, and leadership. The school nurse will increase knowledge and skills to better manage acute and chronic conditions by keeping students healthy and in school while empowering to connect the outcomes for academic achievement. Developed by the School Nurse Academy Advisory Committee: Partnership between the Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH), the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), and the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). Topics to be included: •Asthma: Pathophysiology, Simulation, and Management •Audiology: EARS/Hearing and Technology •Leadership: Advocacy, Communication, and Outcomes.
5.0 Contact Hours have been applied for through the Arkansas Department of Health. The Planning Committee & Faculty attest that NO relevant financial, professional or personal conflict of interest exists, nor was sponsorship or commercial support obtained, in the preparation or presentation of this educational activity. The Arkansas Department of Health is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Course Completion Requirements: Participants must complete a course evaluation in TRAIN within 2 weeks (14 days)