The University of Iowa

New School Nurse Orientation

Friday, August 10, 2018

Online registration is no longer available. If you would still like to attend, please register onsite.


Registration Fees
Early Registration (postmarked by July 27, 2018): $120
Late Registration (postmarked after July 27, 2018): $130
Fee includes program, materials, refreshments, lunch and CEU recording.

Continuing Education Unit Award

The University of Iowa College of Nursing is an Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider:  Number 1.  Full time attendance will award 375 contact hours. Partial credit will not be given for this offering.

Statement of Purpose

This orientation workshop will provide an introduction to the role of the school nurse in a coordinated school health program.  Participants in this offering will have the opportunity to discuss federal and state laws impacting school health and identify resources for school health in Iowa’s educational structure.  Policies and procedures associated with school health and school nursing will be incorporated.  Special focus will be on immunizations, school emergencies, and communicable diseases.

Target Audience
This workshop is appropriate for new school nurses as well as a review for experienced school nurses.


Upon completion of the offering participants should be able to:

  1. Explain laws and standards impacting school health programs and the school nurse.
  2. Examine Iowa’s education structure as it pertains to the support of school health and school nursing.
  3. Integrate evidence-based practice into one’s school nurse practice.
  4. Discuss the development and implementation of medication policies and procedures.
  5. Describe the role of the school nurse in identifying, reporting and monitoring communicable diseases in the school setting.
  6. Examine the current immunization schedule with application to school health.
  7. Discuss the role of the school nurse in the management of common school health issues and emergencies.
  8. Define your role as a school nurse in an interdisciplinary educational setting.

Refunds and Cancellations

If an applicant withdraws registration prior to opening of the workshop, the registration fee, less a $25.00 handling charge, will be refunded.  NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE AFTER THE WORKSHOP HAS CONVENED.  The College of Nursing reserves the right to cancel the program due to lack of sufficient enrollment.  Notification of a cancellation will be made one week prior to the program.  In this case the entire registration fee will be refunded.