School Health Institute for Education and Leadership Development

Medication Administration in a School Setting: School Nursing Practice in Massachusetts

This is an all levels course offering CPH — $50.00
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2.75 hours


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What do nurses need to know about medication administration in Massachusetts schools?

This online course provides the key information every public and private School Nurse needs to know about medication administration and delegation in Massachusetts schools, including laws and regulations, school nurse role and responsibilities, and best practice approaches.

Participation in this workshop is required every three years for school nurses listed as signatories on the district’s MDPH Medication Administration Registration Application. 

This is one of four training workshops mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) in order to be licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) as a School Nurse.

What You'll Learn

After completing the training, learners will be able to:

  • Outline a School Nurse's responsibilities around medication administration
  • Identify a School Nurse's obligations under Federal, State, and Local Regulations
  • Describe types of medication delegation in a school setting and identify situations that can and cannot be delegated
  • Describe the five rights of delegation
  • Identify the best practice approach for several common student situations

Competency Terms

Communication Skills
Public Health Science Skills

Related Occupations

Public health - multiple occupations will benefit
Registered Nurse - Community Health Nurse
Registered Nurse - Unspecified

Related Job Tasks

Strengthen, support, and mobilize communities and partnerships to improve health
Utilize legal and regulatory actions designed to improve and protect the public’s health