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8th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 17-19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA

October 17 -19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA
NWC 2023

Lisa Wallace

Speaker at Nursing Conferences - Lisa Wallace
Morehead State University, United States
Title : Stress reduction for school-age health promotion


The purpose of this research presentation is to discuss school-age child mental health priorities. Researcher will provide the challenges faced by school nurses in Kentucky and the impact on children related to education and learning gaps. The aim is to engage attendees in advocating for school nurses in every Kentucky public school all day, every day.  Researcher will discuss evidence-based practice stress reduction and coping strategies to optimize school-age child learning.  Researcher will further discuss the roles of school nurses, such as educators, counsellors, mediators, providing mental health resources, performing health screenings, and making health referrals to optimize child health.  The researcher will explain how school nurses are vital in bridging learning gaps between educators, parents, and children at an early age to improve and optimize long-term outcomes.  Bridging gaps may increase school-age child school attendance and manage chronic healthcare conditions promoting health.  In addition, children who attain a good education will be able to generate more societal income for future growth.  Children hold the future and nurse advocacy and research is needed to bridge knowledge and application gaps to benefit long-term outcomes in Kentucky. 

Audience Take Away Notes:

  • Identify 3 school-age stress reduction activities to enhance learning.
  • Discuss how providing child stress reduction activities can bridge the gap between knowledge and application.
  • Describe at least 2 way that stress reduction activities and mental health resources can optimize child health outcomes.


Dr. Lisa Wallace is an Assistant Professor at Morehead State University with over 32 years of experience as a Registered Nurse. She completed her Doctoral of Nursing Practice degree in 2020, Master of Science in Nursing degree with a focus on Leadership/Management Tract in 2009. She maintains two national certifications, Inpatient Obstetrics and Nurse Executive. Previous roles include staff nurse, charge nurse, nurse manager, and director. Her areas of expertise include obstetrics, neonates, leadership and management, and pediatrics. She is a BLS, ACLS, PALS, ALSO, NRP Instructor, and TeamSTEPPS master trainer. She has various evidence-based practice scholarly publications, and podium/poster presentations at various professional conferences.