The Utah Department of Health , Utah State Board of Education provide training and learning sessions to provide the new and experienced -school nurse with up-to-date, best practice information and resources to help them succeed in their role as a school nurse.
The Utah Department of Health (UDOH), Utah State Board of Education (USBE), and the Utah School Nurse Association (USNA) provide training and learning sessions to provide the new and experienced -school nurse with up-to-date, best practice information and resources to help them succeed in their role as a school nurse. Online School Nurse Orientation is not meant to replace but to supplement district level School Nurse Orientations. In addition to orientation materials this site contains other trainings to improve school nurse practice (via webinars), and training for school staff on chronic health conditions.
Training for School Nurses
Orientation for School Nurses
A new online orientation has been developed for school nurses in Utah. This is presented as a Canvas course in collaboration with the Utah State Board of Education and can be done in any order at the participant's convenience. This course is open to all school nurses in Utah, whether new or experienced.
The purpose of this orientation is to provide current, up-to-date information regarding school nursing practice in Utah. Just as there are geographical and population differences among school districts and charter schools, it is understood that roles and responsibilities of school nurses may vary as well. It is impossible to provide specifics for each school. This is provided to help school nurses understand the goal we are all striving for which is that all Utah students will be healthy, safe, and ready to learn.
School Nurse Summer Institute
Each summer a School Nurse Summer Institute is held. This event will be cosponsored by the Utah Department of Health (HEAL Program) and the Utah State Board of Education (Safe and Healthy Schools Program).
The 2021 School Nurse Summer Institute was held virtually. Next summer (2022) we hope to hold the event in person. More information will be coming on this event.
- Making Sense of Student Healthcare Plans (September 2021)
- Student Head Injury Response Throughout the School Day (May 2021)
- School Nurse Orientation Introduction (January 2021)
- Supporting Students with Diabetes (February 2020)
- Supporting Students with Anxiety (April 2019)
- Concussion Care in Schools (February 2019)
- Train the Trainer: Seizure Rescue Medication Administration in the Schools (September 2016)
Mental Health Training for School Nurses
Training for School Staff
Anaphylaxis: A Shot to Live
University of Utah
Instruct staff to take “A Shot to Live” online anaphylaxis training first, bring completion certificate to the school nurse for hands on epinephrine administration competency check off.
Anaphylaxis: Get trained
National Association of School Nurses
The Get Trained School Nursing Program is only intended to provide training to unlicensed school staff to administer an epinephrine auto-injector.
Epinephrine Auto-Injector Training
Asthma resources for Schools
Utah Department of Health Asthma Program
Multiple Asthma program resources for schools.
Utah Department of Health
Diabetes and glucagon training resources.
American Diabetes Association
Seizure Training for School Personnel
Epilepsy Foundation - Seizure Training for School Personnel (75 min, online, on-demand)
Vector Training Solutions (only if your district or school contracts with them for training - see their site for link)
Click the link below to view videos on different seizure rescue medications.
Seizure Rescue Medication
Utah Department of Health HEAL Program
Please view the appropriate presentation including the video, and print off the post-test to take to your trainer. The trainer will then go over student-specific information and hands-on training. You can print off the certificate if you wish to take to the trainer for a signature.
- Seizure Rescue Medication Training for Utah
- Intranasal Training Presentation
- Intranasal Training Video
- Intranasal Pre/Post Test
- Rectal Medication Training Presentation
- Rectal Medication Training Video
- Rectal Pre/Post Test
- Seizure Training Certificate (volunteer)
(National Association of School Nurses)
Lice Lessons from the National Association of School Nurses