School RNs Lead Education Efforts for Students with Diabetes - RD486

School RNs Lead Education Efforts for Students with Diabetes

by Mona Hull, RN, CDE and Phyllis Bruno, MSN, RN, CDE
(4.5 / 321 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in school-age children. In the United States, about 215,000 people under the age of 20 have diabetes (about 0.26% of all people in this age group). Because of this incidence and the federal laws that guarantee students with disabilities access to public education, most school nurses already have students with diabetes on campus — or will in the future. School nurses must be well informed about the special needs of students with diabetes so they can have a successful school experience. The school nurse is the most appropriate person to coordinate the care of students with diabetes and to train school staff on diabetes-related tasks and ways to treat any diabetes-related emergency. This module informs nurses about significant factors in planning and initiating care in the school setting for students with diabetes.


The goal of this program is to inform nurses about significant factors in planning and initiating care in the school setting for students with diabetes. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify key elements of diabetes care for the school-age child
  • Describe significant considerations in assessing blood glucose values
  • Discuss symptoms and treatment of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia 

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, and nurses.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2000, 2100, 3000, 3020, 5000, 5010, 5020, 5030, 5090, 5100, 5190, 5380, 5390, 6000 and performance indicators of 8.1.5, 8.3.6, 8.3.7.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

Course Originally Released on: 8/25/2008
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/16/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/16/2016

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Louisa D - Hackettstown, NJ  ·  Jul 05, 2016
Course=5. I enjoy taking the course at home where it is quiet. The information is valuable and can be used easily with people with Type 1 DM.
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Kylie S - Walnut Creek, CA  ·  May 19, 2016
Nice to know how diabetes in schools is handled
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jacqueline P - Stroudsburg, PA  ·  Mar 29, 2016
This was a good course - learned a lot from it. Not sure that it will be used in the position that I am currently in,
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Catherine D - Lexington Park, MD  ·  Feb 02, 2016
This course gives a general overview of what to expect for the diabetes plan of care for students enrolled in school.
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Kati S - Midlothian, VA  ·  Aug 19, 2015
good information about kids with diabetes in school
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00