The School Nurse Emergency Care Course (SNEC) course is designed to enhance the assessment, triaging and treatment skills of the school nurse when confronted with the acutely ill or injured student. With the increasing number of urgent health related conditions seen within the changing school environment and the current need to assure disaster preparedness in the school setting, this course will support the school nurse's core knowledge base in responding to these types of situations.
The intent of this course is to provide nurses who work in the school setting with emergency care education and guidelines that they can integrate into their current practice and use to deliver care to the ill or injured student.
This online course was developed by experienced school nurses and emergency nurses who are familiar with the unique aspects of emergency care that school nurses may encounter in the school setting.
Successful completion of the course requires completion of all 17 modules, 5 skill demonstration videos, a passing score of at least 84% on the course exam, and completion of the course evaluation.
There is no registration fee. The course is hosted by the University of Illinois Public Health Learning platform. Follow the steps below to access the course:
Select Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)
Select the School Nurse Emergency Care (SNEC) course
If you have an account, log in using your username and password. If you do not have an account, click “Create an Account”, and follow the prompts
NOTE: Current certification in Basic Life Support (CPR for the Healthcare Provider) is required for this course.
Nursing Continuing Education Hours
The Illinois Department of Public Health is an approved provider of nursing continuing education for Illinois healthcare professionals. 13.0 contact hours will be awarded for this educational activity and is applicable for Illinois Registered Professional Nurses.
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation requires that all Registered Professional Nurses shall complete 20 hours of approved continuing education per 2-year license renewal cycle. Site Code approved educational programs through the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of EMS & Highway Safety can be used toward meeting nursing continuing education hours, provided that the continuing education is in a clinical field relevant to one's nursing practice.
This educational activity is being presented without the provision of commercial support and without bias or conflict of interest from the planners. Continuing education guidelines require all four of the following criteria be met in order for the learner to receive the continuing education hour(s) awarded to this educational activity:
Learner's electronic registration to verify participation
Learner completes the program in its entirety
Learner achieves at least 84% on the course post-test
Learner completes a Course Evaluation form at the end of the activity
Please retain your certificate in the event of a future audit by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. Your certificate will be proof of your attendance. It is your responsibility to safeguard and retain your certificates.
For non-Illinois healthcare professionals: Please verify with your State to confirm acceptance of CE approved by another State Department of Health.