Online Program

School nursing models around the world: Lessons learned

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Erin Maughan, RN, PhD, APHN-BC, National Association of School Nurses, Silver Spring, MD
With the increased focus on health care reform, new models of care need to be identified. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the results of a study that looked at different models of school nursing used around the world, with particular focus of the Scottish system. A systematic review of the literature included articles, official government documents, and reports from international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Interviews and observations were conducted to gain further insight into how school health services are delivered. Due to budget cuts a few years ago, the model of how nurses in the schools addressed health care needs changed. Public health nurses, in combination with school personnel work together to meet the needs of the students. As we face budget constraints and new models of care here in the US, it is important to learn of other models of school nursing in the world.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related nursing

Learning Objectives:
Identify a variety of school nursing services found around the world, with particular discussion of Scotland. Evaluate if any of the new models would be applicable to your practice.

Keyword(s): International Public Health, School Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: until Aug 2012 I was the coordinator of international affairs for the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University and taught global and public health nursing for 8 years. Currently I am the director of research for the National Association of School Nurses, and also oversee international outreach efforts. I have visited Scotland several times and participated in the discussion and interviews with Scottish nurses related to the role of school nursing in those countries.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.