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BSA Advanced Certificate in Professional Practice for School Nurses
9th November 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
School nurses form a key part of the safeguarding and pastoral care framework within our schools however staff CPD opportunities seldom focus on the key areas to support their professional development. As part of a refocus of the training available through the BSA, we can now offer a standalone Professional Practice Certificate for school medical staff.
This course will link professional practice with current research and best practice to provide a unique opportunity for school nurses, whether working in relative isolation or as part of the medical team, to development their knowledge, skills and practice across a wide range of the key current themes/topics most relevant to their role. In addition, there will be a linked research project which will provide the chance to focus on a specific aspect in more detail.
The course is tutor led and will consist of 4 separate live online study days spread over a full academic year. The sessions on each study day will be a mixture of presentations often with an external expert, and group discussions.
BSA – Hieda Certificate in Professional Practice for School Nurses – November Module
Study Days for The November Module Are:
- Day 1 : November 9, 2022
- Day 2 : January 10, 2023
- Day 3 : March 9, 2023
- Day 4 : May 11, 2023
All study Days will be held online via Zoom.
- The role of the Nurse in a school setting
- The medical centre in the wider context: inspection planning, managing medicines
- Where to now: progression and development within the medical centre: auditing/department development plans
- Working with children with ASD and ADHD
- Travel Health and immunisations
- Managing a critical incident
- Drug misuse and screening, Guest Speaker, Dave Parvin, Drugsense UK
- Delivering health education in a school setting
- Working with young people with disordered eating
- Mental health risk assessment/working with a mental health lead/pastoral team
- legal issues
- Policy writing
- Sexual health, contraception and screening
- Managing children from overseas with medical conditions
- Supervision/revalidation and clinical supervision
- Working with external agencies
- Course Assignment & Reflection
Timings for each study day – 10.00 to 15.45
Our Preferred Training Platform is Zoom
Cost – £650 which covers all 4 study days, assignment marking, certificates and Accredited Boarding Practitioner Status. Find out more about The BSA Accredited Boarding Practitioner Scheme Here
This course is led by BSA Nursing Advisor Jane Graham along with course tutor, Rosie McManus
Jane Graham, Director, Hieda
Trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, Jane has over 30 years of nursing background, Many of them in trauma and intensive care. Whilst in PICU, she had a number of different roles. Nine years of that included a role as a specialist retrieval nurse (CATS) that entailed travelling around the country to stabilise and bring back critically unstable children. To do this she learned advanced nursing and basic medical skills in resuscitation, all medical conditions, and trauma.
She went on to teach these skills to student nurses, qualified nurses and junior doctors as the Practice educator on intensive care. This role also involved lecturing regularly at South Bank University. She has been a DSL for Safeguarding at an independent boarding school where she was Lead Nurse. She is also an instructor for Qualsafe, an awarding body approved by the HSE. She is currently the director of Hieda and director of health and wellbeing for the BSA Group.
Rosie McManus, Rosie McManus RSCN, Dip HR (Child), BSc (Hons), MSc (Law), Senior Nurse and Health Centre Manager, King’s School, Canterbury
Trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children Rosie came to school nursing in the independent sector 16 years ago. With a passion for boarding pastoral and health care Rosie has developed an interest in the understanding and development of the health needs of boarding school students. Passionate about the nurse’s role in the delivery of the PSHE curriculum, Rosie is currently the Senior Nurse and Health Centre Manager for a large independent school in the South East, she has a Masters in Medical Ethics and Law, is a NUCO trainer and has a keen interest in the development of the school nurse role.