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) concept. It was developed by the University of Vermont Office of Primary Care and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program with the Vermont Department of Health and school nurses.

During the training, new school nurses will engage with veteran school nurses to:

  • Learn how to work on interdisciplinary teams
  • Learn best practice for working in a school health office
  • Practice using health office tools
  • Learn time management tips and autonomy in a school setting
  • Leave with contacts of experienced school nurse mentors and links to important organizations

The training is free of and is open to 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. Continuing education credits will be awarded.

The training will be held in August, 2018.  Program details coming soon.

For further information, contact Cynthia Kline in the AHEC Program Office at: or (802) 656-2179.

New School Nurse Training

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2018 information coming soon