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Penn State Program offers Professional Development for School Nurses

4/25/2007 —

Nurses can satisfy Act 48 requirements, earn college credits for advanced-level nursing courses, and acquire skills that can be applied to their jobs by applying for the Professional Development Series for School Nurses this summer. Course will be held at the Penn State Lehigh Valley Corporate Learning Center in Bethlehem. 

Led by Penn State-approved instructors, the courses will be delivered in condensed formats at times designed to minimize the impact on summer vacation plans. Participants can earn three or six credits within a single two-week period. The courses scheduled for this summer are Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for the School-Age Population, July 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; and Legal and Professional Issues in School Nursing, July 16, 17, 18, 19, 20. 

In addition to fulfilling Act 48 requirements, some courses also may be applicable toward a master’s degree or other School of Nursing programs. Participants can enroll in individual offerings or take the entire series to receive a Penn State certificate. 

The Professional Development Series for School Nurses is supported by Penn State’s School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Development, and the Office of Statewide Programs.

For more information, visit the Web site at http://www.outreach.psu.edu/cape/SchoolNurse, or call Diane Lewis at 610-285-5066.

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