Continuing Education and Quality Improvement Programs

New School Nurse Training

New School Nurse Training (NSNT) is a one-day program designed to engage school nurses in the process of transitioning to the autonomous role of school nurse as part of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) team concept. It was developed by the University of Vermont Office of Primary Care and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program with input from the Vermont Department of Health and school nurses.

During the training, new school nurses will engage with veteran school nurses and other health care professionals to:

• Identify public health competencies of the school nursing role;
• Learn about licensing, educational jargon, and an administrator's perspective;
• Acquire current information on health issues confronting school nurses;
• Leave with contacts of experienced school nurses and important organizations.

The training is free and open to Registered Nurses (RNs) who are newly-hired school nurses, school nurses with fewer than three years of experience, substitute and per diem nurses, and registered nurses who are interested in becoming school nurses and who have completed the Vermont Agency of Education online orientation. AHEC’s application for continuing education credits is underway.

The training will be held:

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
8:00 - 4:30 pm
University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
Burlington, VT

For further information, contact Jennifer Savage at or (802) 656-9622.

New School Nurse Training

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New School Nurse Training (NSNT) Conference
August 14, 2019
8:00 - 4:30 p.m.
UVM Larner College of Medicine
Burlington, VT

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