Seizure Training for School Nurses

Self-Study (only option available at this time):

This 2 hour and 45 minute Seizure Training for School Nurses: Caring for Students is a program designed to provide the school nurse with information, strategies, and resources that will enable him/her to better manage the student with seizures by:

  • Supporting positive treatment outcomes,
  • Maximizing educational and developmental opportunities and
  • Ensuring a safe and supportive environment.
  • The program consists of seven modules to assist the school nurse in learning to effectively manage seizures in a school environment.

Course objectives are: 1) Identify two of the most common seizure types in students with epilepsy, potential seizure triggers, and risk factors for seizures and emergencies; 2) Identify three ways in which treatment of epilepsy may affect a student’s health, safety, or learning; 3) Apply two strategies to alleviate psychosocial challenges relating to epilepsy for students, parents, and school personnel; 4) List three first aid steps for helping a student during and after a seizure; and 5) Create a Seizure Action Plan for a student with epilepsy using safe practices for medication administration and delegation.

Continuing Education Units:

If you are a registered nurse, you will be eligible for continuing nurse education credits after completing the course and passing the post-assessment and completing the course evaluation. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Period: April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2022

Total number of nursing contact hours awarded for this educational activity: 2.75


This program is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award under cooperative agreement number 1U58DP0026256-02-00, CFDA 93.850, funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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