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6th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 27-29, 2022 | Orlando, USA

October 27 -29, 2022 | Orlando, Florida, USA
NWC 2022

Nicole Wesig

Speaker at  Nursing World Conference 2022 - Nicole Wesig
National Association of School Nurses, United States
Title : An Educational Approach for Improving Knowledge Retention of Unlicensed Personnel Working in School Clinics


Background:  School-aged children of the ages 3-18 spend most of their day attending school.  A portion of this population will be diagnosed with chronic conditions that may affect the amount of time spent in the classroom which can affect their academic success.  Challenges can arise while trying to maintain this continuum of care.  Some of these challenges can depend upon staffing models and allocated budgets set forth by the governing educational boards of each state and county.  One staffing model often used is to assign unlicensed personnel to every school to provide action-oriented care for students.   Methods:  Review literature pertaining to school nursing, delegation, and training of unlicensed personnel to provide a high-quality structured approach to training and assessing the knowledge of unlicensed personnel working in school clinics.  This approach can provide data to improve processes for training and evaluations for unlicensed personnel to provide appropriate healthcare interventions to improve the health of students with chronic conditions (Williams & Dickenson, 2017).  Results:  Results showed that the knowledge of unlicensed personnel had increased after formal and informal training had occurred (Smith et al., 2021).  Implications:  It is important for school nurses to provide high-quality training for healthcare interventions that are delegated to unlicensed personnel to improve the health and safety of the student population within the school setting (Cahill et al., 2021).

Keywords: school nursing, best practices, interprofessional education, quality improvement, training unlicensed personnel



Nicole R. Wesig RN, BSN student nurse in the Master’s Program of Nursing at Columbus State University in Columbus Georgia.  I have been a nurse for over 25 years and have worked in medical-surgical units, cardiac care, labor and delivery, and public health as a school nurse.  This will be my first submission for publication and I hope this work can be used in the field of school nursing.