This graduate course is designed to examine the challenges confronting school nurses within the framework of federal and state laws relating to education. The course will examine legal concepts relating to students, staff, the board of education, and the community in the context of the role and responsibilities of school nurses. Specific attention is given to issues such as students and special needs, compulsory education, records, and safety; employee rights and benefits, child abuse reporting procedures, HIPPA, and employee rights. These issues will be examined from the perspective of school nurses. PREREQUISITES: Completion of NUR 5500 AND NUR 5510 or permission of the Graduate Program Director.
Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016