Penn State Health’s Annual School Nurse Update

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Topics include asthma, food allergies and diabetes.


This update is designed to provide relevant, up-to-date information to school nurse professionals. At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to transition reviewed concepts into excellent care for the school-age children in our community.


  • School nurses
  • Paraprofessionals
  • School social workers


Pennsylvania State Nurses Association

6.5 contact hours will be awarded.

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


7:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • 7:15 a.m. | Check-In and Continental Breakfast
  • 7:30 a.m. | Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 7:45 a.m. | Asthma in 2018
  • 8:45 a.m. | Food Allergies in the School Setting
  • 9:45 a.m. | Break
  • 10 a.m. | Navigating Food Allergies and Celiac Disease in the School Setting: A Nutrition Perspective
  • 11 a.m. | Lunch and Penn State Children’s Hospital Tours
  • Noon | Continuous Glucose Monitors, Insulin Pumps and Closed Loops — Oh My!
  • 1 p.m. | Managing Diabetes in Realtime
  • 2 p.m. | Break
  • 2:15 p.m. | Troubleshooting Hands-On Activity
    • Participants will divide into groups and rotate through work stations.
  • 3:15 p.m. | Panel Discussion and Participant Question-and-Answer Session
  • 3:45 p.m. | Closing Remarks
  • 4 p.m. | Adjournment


This event is free.


The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Preregistered participants will be notified if a program is filled or canceled.


This program is a continuing education service of Penn State College of Medicine.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of your participation or visit.


Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and educational balance)

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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