UW School of Nursing

August 21, 2023

Foundations for School Nursing 2024

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Date: February 5 – April 14, 2024
Format: Online Course with virtual Hub Meetings* (see dates below) (* ZOOM)
Weekly online Office hours on Mondays from 5-6 pm

Course Description

Foundations for School Nursing provides relevant, skills-based education for anyone interested in school nursing or working in schools. The course is taught within a flexible, virtual learning environment, made with busy working people in mind. Participants will also have a variety of opportunities to connect with and build local professional networks.

Foundations for School Nursing provides relevant content for and is open to all pre- and post-licensure healthcare professionals and educators interested in school-based health. The course has been approved by the Professional Education Standards Board (PESB) to meet the course requirement for ESA Certification.

Participants in the program will also receive 30 CNE hours in addition to 30 State Clock hours after completing the program in full.

The University of Washington is the #1 public nursing school in the United States. The program offered here is the most extensive preparation available in Washington State to ensure your success in the challenging but rewarding specialty of School Nursing. This program is also recognized by the School Nurse Organization of Washington.

Target Audience

Current and prospective School Nurses, as well as other professionals interested in working in schools.

Learning Objectives

By the conclusion of this program, participants will:

  1. Develop knowledge of pediatric individual- and population-level health issues and interventions
  2. Develop knowledge of managing common pediatric acute and chronic conditions in schools
  3. Build skills and confidence to provide evidence-based care to youth in schools
  4. Learn current approaches to addressing health inequities in the school setting
  5. Meet the requirements for the ESA

Connect with Colleagues

Students will connect virtually in small facilitated groups called Hub meetings throughout the course to synthesize their learning, discuss case studies, ask questions, share expertise, and network with colleagues. Participants will choose between a Wednesday or Thursday group, and you will meet with the same group throughout the course. The meetings will be held on Zoom from 5-6 pm on the following dates:

Wednesday Meetings:
– February 14, 2024
– February 28, 2024
– March 13, 2024
– March 27, 2024
– April 10, 2024


Thursday Meetings:
– February 15, 2024
– February 29, 2024
– March 14, 2024
– March 28, 2024
– April 11, 2024

There will also be office hours (5-6 pm on Mondays) and a kick-off meeting on Monday, February 5th, 2024 from 5-6 pm.  (This link will be sent out in a separate email to all the registrants).


Contact schoolnursing@uw.edu