What is H.A.N.D.S.SM?
H.A.N.D.S.SM is a live continuing education full day program developed by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) for school nurses to equip the school nurse with current diabetes knowledge, and provide tools and resources to facilitate effective diabetes management for students at school. It is presented by a School Nurse with a specific interest in diabetes and a Certified Diabetes Educator.
Why do School Nurses need H.A.N.D.S.SM?
H.A.N.D.S.SM is designed specifically for school nurses. Effective diabetes management at school requires an individualized plan of care developed by a school nurse for each student. The school nurse coordinates the collection of information from a variety of sources to develop this plan, and then provides the continued oversight to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of this plan of care in the school setting.
What is the Program Goal of H.A.N.D.S.SM?
To provide the school nurse with the knowledge, skills and resources to ensure safe and effective diabetes management at school.
What are the Program Objectives of H.A.N.D.S.SM?
Click here to view the Program's Descriptive Flyer listing the program objectives.
What Materials and Resources will School Nurses receive with H.A.N.D.SSM?
Participants will receive a Participant Manual and numerous resources to support school nursing practice as it relates to diabetes management at school. In addition, the Participant Resources section of this site will keep participants up-to-date with the most current materials for this program. Participant materials are only available to persons attending the live program.
How many Continuing Nursing Education contact hours are associated with H.A.N.D.SSM?
6.5 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Contact Hours provided.
The National Association of School Nurses, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Where can I find a H.A.N.D.S.SM program in my area?
This program may be sponsored by a state school nurse association or by a local district. Click here to contact your state school nurse association and check the calendar of events on this site.
How do I bring a H.A.N.D.S.SM program to my area?
Talk to your state school nurse association or your district school nurse supervisor about sponsoring H.A.N.D.S.SM It is generally presented to at least 50 school nurses in a large conference room. Click here to request more information from NASN.