Uniquely Qualified Instructor
VICKIE BECKWITH not only brings over 25 years of practical school nurse experience to her seminars, but also a passion and enthusiasm for the valuable and critical role school nurses play in schools, especially as it relates to mental health issues.
She has implemented numerous, innovative programs to improve student outcomes and has served as a mentor for new school nurses for over a decade, including being a preceptor for BSN students completing their public health rotation in the school setting. She has been a frequent presenter at NASN national meetings, as well as local/state in-service programs. Vickie is the author of SCHOOL NURSES: Best Practices for Addressing Mental Health Issues in Your Schools (Grades K-12), the extensive resource handbook you will receive, and has also authored many articles, most recently a feature article in NASN School Nurse on motivational interviewing.
Using her own practice with the work of school nursing’s best resources, Vickie provides tips, tools and strategies for dealing with mental health issues. You will leave with strategies and ideas you can immediately use to positively impact the social-emotional well-being of the students you serve and reduce the barriers to mental health care.
What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter
"Nurse Beckwith is well versed and informative. It is always reassuring the hear that all school nurses face many of the same challenges."
Gwen Steiner, School Nurse
"Great seminar and presenter – I didn’t think you could cover so much material in a one-day seminar. Vickie is very knowledgeable. Her expertise in her various specialties was obvious and appreciated. Thank you for sharing your experience and wisdom with us!"
Delma Perez, School Nurse
"Vickie really made her material clear and thorough. I would definitely take another seminar with her. Thank you, Vickie, for sharing your experiences!"
Aleyda Berrelleza, School Nurse
"Perfect timing for me to attend this seminar as I’m a new high school nurse. The tips, content and resources provided give me ease as to my interactions with students moving forward."
Evette Valentin, School Nurse
"This is just what I was looking for. A realistic presentation and discussion around mental health issues impacting access to education."
Pamela Branciforte, RN