Specialty Program 2021 | Foundations for School Nursing | Spring

March 29, 2021 to June 2, 2021

The next Foundations for School Nursing course will be offered February-April, 2022! Please email schoolnursing@uw.edu for more information.



Foundations for School Nursing provides relevant, skills-based education for anyone interested in school nursing or working in schools. The course is taught within a flexible, virtual learning environment, made with busy working people in mind. Participants will also have a variety of opportunities to connect with and build local professional networks. 

In this course you will:

  • Develop knowledge of pediatric individual- and population-level health issues and interventions
  • Develop knowledge of managing common pediatric acute and chronic conditions in schools
  • Build skills and confidence to provide evidence-based care to youth in schools
  • Learn current approaches to addressing health inequities in the school setting

Foundations for School Nursing provides relevant content for and is open to all pre- and post-licensure healthcare professionals and educators interested in school-based health. The course has been approved by the Professional Education Standards Board (PESB) to meet the course requirement for ESA Certification.


Students will connect virtually in locally-based hubs throughout the quarter to synthesize their learning, ask questions, share expertise, and network with colleagues. You will find more information about regional hub meetings under the "Program" tab.

This course is offered in partnership with the School Nurse Organization of Washington (SNOW).

Our course faculty will be holding an information session at the SNOW Spring 2021 Conference! Come see us there!


Questions? Contact schoolnursing@uw.edu

Additional Information

Virtual Classroom
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 30.00 Contact hours
Event starts: 
03/29/2021 - 8:00am PDT
Event ends: 
06/02/2021 - 4:30pm PDT

Foundations for School Nursing will primarily consist of flexible self-study modules, with 24/7 access! Pre-recorded lectures and virtual hub meetings will total a time commitment of 3 hours per week, with additional brief readings and assignments to support and synthesize participants' learning.

Students will meet via Zoom in small facilitated groups four times during the course to synthesize and discuss course content, ask questions, and engage with case studies. These meetings will occur in the evening on the following Wednesdays, from 5 to 6:30pm (timing flexible based on group needs).

  • March 31st 
  • April 14th
  • May 12th
  • June 2nd 

Faculty will also hold optional Zoom discussion sessions every Monday evening from March 29th to May 24th, 5 to 6:30pm, where all students are welcome to drop in.

Online via Canvas and Zoom
Seattle, WA
United States



Debora Johnson, MN, RN
School Nurse, SP&S NWESD 189, Concrete School District 

Marie DeBell, MN, RN, NCSN
Clinical Instructor, Child, Family & Population Health Nursing, UW School of Nursing



Mayumi Willgerodt, PhD, MPH FAAN, FNASN, RN
Associate Professor and Vice-Chair for Education, Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing, University of Washington School of Nursing

Kari Lombard, BSN, RN, NCSN, DNP-PMHNP Student
Nurse Planner, Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing, Seattle

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Accreditation Information


Available Credit

  • 30.00 Contact hours


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