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Penn State School of Nursing Expands Program for School Nurses

5/5/2008 —

Penn State Beaver’s Office of Continuing Education will offer a Professional Development Program for School Nurses beginning Monday, June 16. The program’s course offerings include timely topics, including healthy lifestyles for children and adolescents, drug abuse prevention, and helping students deal with crisis.

Courses are delivered in condensed formats designed to minimize impact summer time schedules. Participants can earn up to six credits within a two-week period. This summer Beaver campus will offer Nursing 597B - Legal and Professional Issues in School Nursing.
The Professional Development Program for School Nurses can help satisfy Act 48 requirements, and some courses may be applicable toward a master’s degree or other Penn State School of Nursing programs. Participants can enroll in individual offerings or complete a five-course core series to receive a Penn State certificate.

The Professional Development Program for School Nurses is supported by Penn State’s School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Development, and the Office of Continuing and Professional Education.

More information can be found online at http://www.outreach.psu.edu/cape/SchoolNurse, or by contacting the Beaver Office of Continuing Education at dlb31@psu.edu, mev7@psu.edu, or 724-773-3700.

Penn State Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) delivers professional development and continuing education programs to adult learners at locations across Pennsylvania. CAPE uses Penn State’s network of 24 campuses and the University's academic colleges to offer degrees and programs for adult learners in a wide range of fields, including business, education, engineering/technology, health, and justice/government. For information, visit http://www.outreach.psu.edu/cape/.

Penn State Continuing and Professional Education is part of Penn State Outreach, the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education. Penn State Outreach serves more than 5 million people each year, delivering more than 2,000 programs to people in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and 80 countries worldwide.
For more information, contact Marian Vendemia, director of continuing education at Beavaer campus, mev7@psu.edu or 724-773-3767, or contact Dana Alvetro, program assistant, at dlb31@psu.edu or 824-773-3762.


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