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School nurses: Professional development class begins June 15 at Fayette campus

4/23/2009 —
School nurses in Pennsylvania now have even more options to receive valuable training with Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus’s Professional Development Program for School Nurses beginning in June. Penn State continues to develop new courses for the program, to include timely, relevant topics, such as healthy lifestyles for children and adolescents, drug abuse prevention, new medications, and helping students deal with crisis. Now with 15 locations across the state and online course options, the program also offers school nurses more places than ever to participate.

Program courses are offered each summer and are delivered in condensed formats—designed to minimize impact on summer vacation plans. Participants can earn up to 6 credits within a two-week period. The following course can be taken this summer at Penn State Fayette: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for the School Age Population, being offered June 15-25.

These courses for School Nurses can help satisfy Act 48 requirements, and some courses also may be applicable toward a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or other Penn State School of Nursing programs. Registered Nurses may also use these courses to satisfy new Act 58 requirements.

The Professional Development Program for School Nurses is supported by Penn State’s School of Nursing and the office of Continuing and Professional Education. More information can be found online at http://www.outreach.psu.edu/cape/SchoolNurse, or by calling Penn State Fayette’s Continuing Education Office at 724-430-4100 ext. 4516.

Penn State Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) delivers professional development and continuing education programs to adult learners at locations across Pennsylvania. CAPE uses Penn State’s network of 24 campuses and the University’s academic colleges to offer degrees and programs for adult learners in a wide range of fields, including business, education, engineering/technology, health, and justice/government. For information, visit http://www.outreach.psu.edu/cape/online. Penn State Continuing and Professional Education is part of Penn State Outreach, the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education. Penn State Outreach serves more than 5 million people each year, delivering more than 2,000 programs to people in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and 80 countries worldwide.
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