Continuing education: a national imperative for school nursing practice.

  title={Continuing education: a national imperative for school nursing practice.},
  author={Victoria Vought-O'Sullivan and Nancy Meehan and Pamela A. Havice and Rosanne H. Pruitt},
  journal={The Journal of school nursing : the official publication of the National Association of School Nurses},
  volume={22 1},
Competency-based continuing education is critical to the professional development of school nurses to ensure the application of timely, age-appropriate clinical knowledge and leadership skills in the school setting. School nurses are responsible for a large number of students with a variety of complex and diverse health care needs. Benner's theory of novice to expert provides a framework for the development of roles and competencies in the practice of school nursing. This manuscript synthesizes… CONTINUE READING