School Nursing during a Pandemic – Transforming Opportunities

December 9, 2020
7:00-8:15 pm

FREE RECORDING now available

ONLINE EVALUATION must be completed by December 23, 2020 to earn 1.25 contact hours

Decisions by Wisconsin schools to adopt virtual, blended or in-person instruction and the need to adapt those plans in response to rising staff/student/community coronavirus infection rates seem to affect us all.  What part does the school nurse have in making these decisions, and how has the school nurse’s role changed?

The WNA COVID-19 Wisconsin Nursing Organizational Affiliates* offers this webinar to learn more about what school nurses are doing every day to protect the health of students, families, staff and the community during the pandemic. Join moderator Teresa DuChateau as she leads a panel of school nurses representing widely different schools and districts throughout Wisconsin to share their professional perspectives on what it means to be a school nurse during school year 2020-2021.

  • Duties of the school nurse in virtual vs. in-person instruction
  • School closure decisions and the process that is followed
  • Mental health impact for students, staff, families and school nurses themselves
  • Opportunities for establishing collaborative relationships to support the efforts of school nurses

All presenters are members of the Wisconsin Association of School Nurses (WASN). The Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice™ pillars of Care Coordination, Leadership and Community/Public Health will be incorporated.
HANDOUT – NASN Framework for the 21st Century School Nursing Practice

Moderator: Teresa DuChateau, DNP, RN – Co-Owner/Consultant, School Health Associates, LLC
Dr. DuChateau has over 20 years experience in school nursing, community health, health policy, and nursing. Teresa previously worked on the grant funded project, WISHeS: Wisconsin Improving School Health Services, and served as  Director of Aurora Healthcare’s School Based Health Program and the Pediatric Home Health Program.

Linda Williams, RN, BSN – Student Health Services Supervisor, Milwaukee Public Schools
I have worked in the MPS District for over 14 years, first as a nursing coordinator and in my current position since 2014. This metropolitan school district serves approximately 75,000 students in 158 schools. My passion is for providing care and resources to children and families who live in underserved communities.

Lara Beranek, BSN, RN – School Nurse, Marathon County Special Education (Edgar, Marathon, & Rosholt districts)
After graduating with my BSN in 2013, I first worked on a neuro and trauma unit, then in homecare/homecare hospice. I was hired as a school nurse for Marathon County Special Education in 2016 and am currently in my fifth year covering SpEd and nursing services to 3 small, rural districts in central Wisconsin (Edgar, Marathon, Rosholt).

Valerie Hon, BS, RN, NCSN – District Nurse, Portage Community School District; Graduate Student, UW-Green Bay Master of Science in Nursing – Leadership and Management
I have had the opportunity to work as a registered nurse for 27 years in various settings. My role as a school nurse covers the past 14 years. I serve on the board of the Wisconsin Association of School Nurses as a district director; previously as president elect and president.

Jamie Trzebiatowski, BSN, RN, NCSN – School Nurse, School District of Waupaca
I’ve worked in a variety of nursing positions for 16 years in everything from emergency/trauma to primary care/case management – the last 8 as a school nurse. I absolutely love complexity and challenge in my professional life, so school nursing is a fantastic fit for me.

1.25 contact hours were awarded to participants in the live or recorded webinar who completed the online evaluation by Wednesday, December 23, 2020.
There is no Conflict of Interest for any planner or presenter of this activity.

RESOURCES from the presenters:
HANDOUT – NASN Framework for the 21st Century School Nursing Practice

*This webinar is presented by the WNA COVID-19 Wisconsin Nursing Organizational Affiliateswhose mission is to develop resources that will enhance the personal safety, health, and mental ability to create resiliency in the lives of Registered Nurses that are practicing during the Pandemic as well as decrease the potential effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Members include:
– American Holistic Nurses Association – Southeastern WI/ Northeastern IL Area Chapter (AHNA)
– Administrators of Nursing Education in Wisconsin (ANEW)
– Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
– National Association of Hispanic Nurses – Greater Milwaukee Chapter (NAHN-GMC)
– Wisconsin Association of School Nurses (WASN)
– Wisconsin Center for Nursing (WCN)
– Wisconsin Directors of Nursing Council (WDONC)
– WI Chapter-International Association of Forensic Nurses (WI-IAFN)
– Wisconsin Society of Perianesthesia Nurses (WiSPAN)
– Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA)
– Wisconsin Occupational Health (WOH)
– Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Leaders (WONL)

Wisconsin Nurses Association is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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