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BSA/HIEDA Certificate in Professional Practice for School Nurses – November

18 November @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

BSA Advanced Certificate in Professional Practice for School Nurses

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.

Course Outline:

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

Study Days for the November module are:

  • Day 1 :  November 18, 2024
  • Day 2 :  January 09, 2025
  • Day 3 :  March 11, 2025
  • Day 4 :  May 13, 2025

All study Days will be held online via Zoom.

TO BEGIN YOUR QUALIFICATION IN NOVEMBER CLICK HERE

  • 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

Course Assignment:

The course assignment provides course students with an opportunity to focus on a specific area of particular relevance to their school/role. This can range from ‘supporting a student with a complex medical condition; a review of the nursing provision in the school; the development of a new appraisal system; the management of medical records across a whole school; health promotion models; to a student guide to accessing specific support for an emotional health issue.

The assignment will take the form of a 2000 – 3000 word written project which can be an essay or a report which must be submitted by July 2024. These will be assessed by the course tutor and the results published/certificates issued in the early Autumn.

BSA – Hieda Certificate in Professional Practice for School Nurses – November Module

Study Days for the November module are:

  • Day 1 :  November 18, 2024
  • Day 2 :  January 09, 2025
  • Day 3 :  March 11, 2025
  • Day 4 :  May 13, 2025

All study Days will be held online via Zoom.

TO BEGIN YOUR QUALIFICATION IN NOVEMBER CLICK HERE

Timings for each study day – 10.00 to 15.45


Lee Glaser, Director, HIEDA

Lee has extensive experience in pastoral care. Prior to becoming Headmaster and CEO at Taunton School in Somerset he was the School’s Deputy Head which involved leading the pastoral team and being the Designated Safeguarding Lead. Outstanding support for student and staff wellbeing has always been at the heart of his approach and the School was recently shortlisted for a TES Award for excellence in this area.

Lee has always worked closely with the School’s medical team which provided excellent support to the community, particularly during the COVID pandemic. He is excited to be supporting HIEDA members in delivering the highest quality of care in their own environments.

Rosie McManus, Rosie McManus RSCN, Dip HR (Child), BSc (Hons), MSc (Law)

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 Head of Boarding in an independent prep school in Cambridge, she has a Master’s in Medical Ethics and Law, is a NUCO trainer and has a keen interest in the development of the school nurse role.

NB: Please be aware that it is crucial to remain on your assigned course path and tutor group to gain the very best out of your training. Of course, we understand some things are unavoidable however we cannot guarantee alternative placement days, and this may incur an admin charge

Details

Date:
18 November
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Organisers

Boarding School Association
Health in Education Association

Venue

Zoom