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Enhancing Your SCHOOL NURSE Practice: Making Time for What Matters Most

Presented by Sandi Delack
Outstanding School Nurse, National Presenter and Past President of NASN

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Specifically Designed for School Nurses, District Nurses, Supervisors, and Coordinators Serving Grades PreK-12:

  • Dozens of innovative ideas to streamline your workflow, maximize your efficiency and effectiveness, and make time for what matters most
  • The latest evidence-based strategies to assess and treat frequently visiting students and students with anxiety
  • How to avoid the most common legal issues facing school nurses
  • What’s trending in school nursing – infection control, trauma-informed care, post-pandemic recovery, new medications, additional funding streams, and more!

Practical Ideas and Strategies

If you have ever felt like there is not enough time in your school nursing day, this is a seminar that you won’t want to miss! Award-winning certified school nurse leader and NASN Past President, SANDI DELACK, will share valuable tips and strategies she has developed and successfully used in her more than 30 years in the field. You will learn dozens of timesaving techniques and ideas to help you streamline your daily office workflow.

Explore time-efficient, evidence-based ways to enhance your communication and build strong teams that improve student health outcomes. Learn innovative strategies to leverage your role as the school health expert and to maximize your impact. Gain innovative ideas to build resiliency and self-sufficiency in your students, and much more! The focus will be on highly practical ways to enhance your school nursing practice and to ensure that your most important priorities get accomplished on even your busiest and most unpredictable of days. Armed with an extensive resource handbook and dozens of innovative ideas, you will leave this seminar energized to make a greater impact by making time for what matters most.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Work Smarter, Not Harder in Your School Nurse Role
    Learn timesaving tips and strategies to help you allocate your time to the most important priorities each day, helping you accomplish more in your busy work day
  2. Explore Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic
    What do we know about the impact of the pandemic on students and families? … Discuss how the pandemic has changed our thinking and how to seize this opportunity as school nurses to improve health outcomes
  3. Effectively Address Health Outcomes
    Explore and share tips and strategies to meet student health needs through a focus on positive outcomes
  4. Enhance Your Understanding of Legal Issues Impacting School Nurses
    Learn about the most frequent pitfalls for liability in school nursing and tips to reduce your exposure
  5. Discover What’s Trending in School Nursing
    Receive the latest information on hot topics including working in a pandemic and post-pandemic recovery environment, the impact of toxic stress, the latest medications, and new possible funding streams
  6. Improve your Communication Skills as a School Nurse
    Increase your effectiveness in communicating with students, staff, administrators, and parents through traditional and digital methods
  7. Demystify IEPs, 504s, IHCPs, and EAPs
    Who needs which plan? … Explore the purpose of each plan and learn about technology tools to help you more easily and effectively write and implement student health plans
  8. Utilize Innovative Strategies to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism
    Discover the latest research on chronic absenteeism and learn essential ways school nurses can work with administrators to improve student attendance
  9. Learn Essential Self-Care Practices for School Nurses
    Compassion fatigue and work burn-out are real! … Discover how to recognize the causes and gain a variety of self-care practices so we can avoid burnout and continue to serve at our best as school nurses
  10. Receive an Extensive School Nursing Resource Handbook
    You will receive an extensive resource handbook filled with timesaving strategies, techniques, activities, and resources that you can use immediately

Learning Outcomes

  • Dozens of time-efficient, evidence-based strategies to address common challenges school nurses face every day
  • Proven ideas for ensuring your top priorities stay at the top of your to do list
  • Timesaving tips for improving communication, handling difficult conversations and improving student health outcomes
  • The 21st Century Framework for School Nursing … Best practice, practical and efficient ways of incorporating the framework into your daily practice
  • Creative solutions for addressing students who frequently visit the nurse’s office
  • Valuable tips to streamline documentation while assuring accuracy
  • The most up-to-date information on the school nurse’s role in chronic absenteeism
  • Templates to help you more quickly and effectively create IHCPs and Emergency Action Plans
  • Medicaid billing … Ways to ensure you are not leaving money on the table that could support school nursing services
  • New, innovative ideas for vital community partnerships and collaboration
  • Easy-to-use, helpful tools for writing IHCPs, EAPs, and 504 Plans
  • The latest evidence-based updates on treating student anxiety
  • Strategies for promoting greater student independence … Harness the power of motivational interviewing with your students
  • Helpful self-care practices to help you recognize and prevent compassion fatigue and burnout
  • Helpful self-care practices to help you recognize and prevent compassion fatigue and burnout

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As a fellow school nurse, I am passionate about the vitally important role we play in ensuring healthy, academically successful students.

But sometimes it can feel overwhelming trying to fit it all in – especially in the context of our busy and often unpredictable days. From Monday morning triage of weekend injuries to panic attacks to hypoglycemic episodes, school nurses today are expected to manage a wide range of conditions effectively and efficiently. The COVID-19 pandemic added a new layer of stress and unpredictability, as we now look ahead and move forward in our school nursing practice.

I can’t give you more time in your day, but I can equip you with dozens of practical ways to make the best use of your time. As a school nurse with over 30 years of experience, I have designed this seminar specifically to help you enhance your practice while working smarter, not harder. I want to provide you with an enormous toolbox of evidence-based tips, tricks and strategies that I have found to be most helpful in my own practice. Whether you are new to school nursing, a veteran or anywhere in between, this seminar is for you!

Everything that I share will be practical, useful and applicable to your daily work as a school nurse. I am excited to share my experience, knowledge and skills with you. I know you will find the many timesaving tips and evidence-based strategies that I share to be very useful in your own practice.

Let’s work together to help you make time for what matters most to make a greater difference in the lives of your students, while also equipping you with self-care practices to help you avoid burnout and continue to serve at

Sandi Delack, M.Ed, BSN, RN, NCSN, FNASN

P.S. At the end of the day, you will leave feeling reenergized, renewed and excited about the wealth of innovative, use-tomorrow ideas you will receive!

Who Should Attend

School Nurses, District Nurses, Supervisors, and Coordinators Serving Grades PreK-12

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook specifically designed by Sandi Delack, giving you access to countless strategies before, during and after the seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Strategies to help better streamline and prioritize your work flow
  • Helpful templates and ideas for IHPs, 504s, IHCPs, and EAPs
  • Proven, timesaving, effective communication strategies
  • Practical documentation tips that save time and reduce liability
  • Innovative interventions to address chronic absenteeism
For in-person seminars, registrants will also receive a printed copy of the resource handbook as long as their registration is received in the BER office at least 15 calendar days before the event.

Share Ideas
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to share ideas with other school nurses interested in enhancing their practice

Consultation Available
Sandi Delack will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own school nursing practice

Earn Nursing CEUs
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 15144, for five (5) Contact Hours for RNs and LPNs. For specific details, visit www.ber.org/nursing-ceus.

Semester Credit Option
UMASS Logo Up to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of follow-up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate, will be available at this program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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