Center for Continued Nursing Learning


Course Objectives

  • Discuss the role of schools in society.

  • Analyze the role of school nurse specialist: practitioner, collaborator, professional.

  • Integrate theory and application of both human growth and development and learning into the practice of school nursing.

  • Analyze current social and legal issues that influence school health and the school nurse role, including knowledge of American school law.

  • Explore health problems specific to the school-age person.

  • Discuss the specific ESA role in the school setting including the state learning goals and essential academic learning requirements.

  • Discriminates among ESA professional roles in relation to school health programs and activities benefiting students.


  • Schools, Society, American School Law

  • History, Philosophy & Role of School Nurses
  • Role of other ESAs

  • Washington State learning goals and essential academic learning requirements

  • Basic Assessment

  • Legal Issues

  • Developmental Assessment

  • Immunizations

  • Common School Health Problems

  • School Nurse Issues
  • Assessments

  • Health Screening

  • Documentation

  • Health Education

  • Emergency Care in the School Setting

  • Drugs and the School Aged Child

  • Sexuality

  • Blood Borne Pathogens

  • Child Abuse

  • Children with Special Needs

Course Instruction  

Presented by Janice Doyle, MSN, RN, NCSN, FNASN, School Nurse with a Continuing ESA Certificate. Ms. Doyle has practiced as a school nurse since 1985 and is an instructor for school health and school nursing. She is a member of the state (SNOW) and national (NASN) school nurse organizations.

This course meets the Washington OSPI 30 clock hour course requirement for Initial ESA Certification for BSN prepared RNs. This course meets the TSPC standard for the Oregon School Nurse License. Optional academic credit is available for BSN prepared RNs.

Take Home Readily Available Resources

Your tuition includes a variety of helpful reference materials specific to the school setting. Take home the key ideas without taking pages of notes. It is a valuable reference to help you apply your new skills.  

  • Call (253) 535-7683, fax 253-535-7590 or email to receive registration forms by mail.
  • Or download the Printable Registration Form (Adobe Acrobat .pdf format).
  • Mail or fax registration form along with tuition payment to CNE.

Cancellations are assessed a $20 per person processing fee. If you notify us at least five business days before the program, we'll refund your tuition less the processing fee. A full refund will be made for cancellation by the college or when a class limit has been reached. PLU reserves the right to cancel any offering when registration is insufficient to meet requirements and to set limits for numbers of participants for optimum teaching/learning conditions.

We will mail your confirmation 5 days prior to the event. If you don't get your confirmation before the program, please phone us. Walk-in registrations will be accepted as space allows.