School Nurse Emergency Medical Services (SNEMS-C) Program


Program Overview

The purpose of the School Nurse Emergency Medical Services for Children Program is to reduce morbidity and mortality in children and youths who are injured or become ill at school.

This 3-day workshop, running from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, is presented by a team of instructors and includes lectures, slide, and demonstrations/practice techniques to teach assessment, triage, and critical problem-solving scenarios with emergency medical services personnel.

Training includes the role of the School Nurse in emergency planning.

Testimonials from Our Program Attendees

“I think this program should be mandatory for every school in Connecticut, especially for those new to school nursing and those alone in their building.”

“I would recommend that a high level school administrator principal, VP and head nurse from every school district attend.”

“I have extensive background in medicine and this was a fabulous review.”

“I would like every nurse in my district to take this program.”

“Can the program be longer…there is so much to learn!”


Objectives of the Program

Upon completion of the SNEMS-C program, school nurses should be able to:

  • Use prioritized assessment skills recognized by EMS-C
  • Provide a level of pre-hospital care that conforms with EMS-C protocols
  • Develop a comprehensive school emergency plan with their schools and communities
  • Develop specific intervention strategies for student with special needs
  • Collect and analyze data on school related injuries to improve student health

These programs are a continuation of the School Nurse Medical Services for Children Program which was formally administered by the Center for Continuing Studies, University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.

Program Dates

This program will be held Tuesday, August 15, 2017 through Thursday, August 17, 2017. Please see the brochure under “Program Overview” for more information and to register before July 21, 2017.


For more information:

Joyce McSweeney
Assistant to the Dean for Accreditation
Evaluation and Continuing Education
Augustus Storrs Hall, SH 212
231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 2026 Storrs, CT 06269-2026

P: (860) 486-0508
E: joyce.mcsweeney@uconn.edu

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