Online Program

School health leadership program creating agents of enduring change

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 : 1:10 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Martha Dewey Bergren, DNS RN NCSN APHN-BC FNASN FASHA FAAN, College of Nursing, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL
Laura Fenster Rothschild, PsyD, CPS, Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Program, Rutgers, Center of Alcohol Studies, Piscataway, NJ
Danielle Cooper, MPH, Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Program, Rutgers Center for Alcohol Studies, Piscataway, NJ
After over 20 years of providing leadership and alcohol and drug training to school nurses, the highly respected School Nurse Fellows Program underwent a comprehensive quality review in 2009. Alumni, school nurse leaders, program faculty, evaluation specialists, and content specialists met for three days to highlight the positive outcomes of the program, and to identify program improvements and child health and school community outcomes necessary for program sustainability. Following the quality review, the program was overhauled to build on the strengths of the existing School Nurse Fellows Program and to add additional skills training to prepare school nurses to become agents of enduring change. In 2012, the revitalized program was launched. Teams of school nurses and executive sponsors were selected from a competitive application process for a year-long fellowship that includes a summer week in residence in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Eleven teams from Delaware, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Arkansas were selected to participate in the launch. The teams developed programs to be implemented in their home communities, supported by coaching from faculty members. An outline of the revamped program will be shared. Short term outcomes measured at the conclusion of the Summer 2012 School Health Leadership Institute will be reported. Further long term evaluation strategies to measure improved child health and school community outcomes will be described.

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Advocacy for health and health education
Public health or related nursing

Learning Objectives:
Describe the Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Program. Identify the goals for the nurses and administrators who attend the Johnson & Johnson School Health Summer Institute. List the short term outcomes realized by the revamped program.

Keyword(s): Leadership, Change

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a doctorally prepared school nurse leader who has conducted school nurse leadership programs for over 15 years. I have presented on school nursing leadership at national conferences and have published on leadership and change in peer reviewed journals. I am Lead Faculty in the Johnson & Johnson School Health Institute
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
Rutgers University Center for Alcohol Studies Consultant and Employment (includes retainer)

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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