Summer 2013 Offerings

HLHED 596 and the Keystone Health Promotion Conference
June 18-20, 2013
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NURS 403.201
Schedule: M-F, July 15-19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Schedule #: 160630

NURS 470.201
Schedule: W-Th, July 10 and 11, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Schedule #: 160267

NURS 471.201
Schedule: T-W, July 30 and 31, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Schedule #: 160273

NURS 497A.201
Schedule: W-Th, June 26 and 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Schedule #: 162616

NURS 527.201
Schedule: M-F, July 22-26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Schedule #: 160633

For registration and addition information: Professional Development Program for School Nurses Brochure (PDF)

Professional Development Program for School Nurses

Also appropriate for educators, health and physical education teachers, coaches, other nurses, school counselors, health educators, and worksite health promotion practitioners.

  • Courses satisfy Act 48 and Act 58 requirements. Each 3-credit course completed counts as 15 contact hours toward mandated continuing education requirements for RNs (Act 58). Courses may be used as electives by RNs pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
  • Penn State Harrisburg’s M.Ed. in Health Education program will accept nine credits of elective coursework — three may be at the 400-level and six must be a the 500-level.

School Health and Emergency Care of Children and Adolescents (NURS 403.201, 3 credits)
Provides techniques for higher levels of care for school health and emergency situations such as seizures, head injuries, sports-related accidents, falls, musculoskeletal injuries, allergic reactions, abdominal trauma, medical conditions, and more.

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Care Overview (NURS 470.201, 1 credit)
Overview of autism spectrum disorders including autism, pervasive developmental disorders not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), Retts Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD), and Aspergers Syndrome. Discusses definitions, symptoms, screening tools, diagnosis, interdisciplinary and environmental interventions, and resources for this population.

Bullying: Identification and Intervention (NURS 471.201, 1 credit)
Explores the impact of bullying on individuals, schools, teachers, and families of the target and the bully. Prevention and intervention strategies will be discussed, as well as legal and ethical issues.

Neurological Assessment Skills for the School Nurse
(NURS 497A.201, 1 credit)
Provides a basic review of the neurological system, as well as specific information on seizures and concussion injuries related to the school-age child. Examines various neurological assessment scales; discusses resources for families, staff, and community; and explores strategies and interventions for the prevention of head injuries.

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for the School-Age Population (NURS 527.201, 3 credits)
Explores prevalent health problems of school-age children in the context of a family-nurse partnership to promote healthy lifestyles.