School Nurse and School Personnel Training

Sociedad Puertorriquena De Epilepsia (the Epilepsy Foundation located in Puerto Rico) is just one of our local Foundations providing training for school nurses and school personnel.

Managing Students with Seizures

Managing Students with Seizures

Managing Students with Seizures: The Importance of School Nurses

CDC Course No. RPWD 2924

Managing Students with Seizures: The Importance of School Nurses is a program designed to provide the school nurse with information, strategies, and resources that will enable him/her to better manage the student with seizures by supporting positive treatment outcomes, maximizing educational and developmental opportunities, and ensuring a safe and supportive environment. Managing Students with Seizures: The Importance of School Nurses program is divided into two modules to assist the school nurse in learning to effectively manage seizures in a school environment.

Managing Students with Seizures: The Importance of School Nurses is designed to provide school nurses with information, strategies and resources that will enable him/her to better manage students with seizures by:

By completing the course, Seniors & Seizures will be able to:

  1. Identify (2) of the most common seizure types in students with epilepsy, potential triggers, and risk factors for seizures and emergencies.
  2. Identify (3) ways in which treatment of epilepsy may affect a student’s health, safety or learning.
  3. Identify (2) strategies to alleviate psychosocial challenges relating to epilepsy for students, parents, and school personnel.
  4. List 3 first aid steps in helping a student during and after a seizure.
  5. Identify key components of a Seizure Action Plan for a student with epilepsy.

Questions & Answers

Who can take the course?

Anyone can take the course to learn about epilepsy but the course is intended for senior serving organizations who want an introduction to seizure identification and first aid strategies, including:

  • CHES certified health educators
  • Medical assistants
  • Medical students
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurse technicians
  • Licensed practical/vocational nurses
  • Registered nurses
  • Other health educators

Are there any prerequisites to take the course?

There are no prerequisites to take the course.

How long does it take to complete the course?

Time to complete the course varies by each user. There are 2 required modules in the training, which takes approximately 2 hours 15 minutes to complete.

What materials or equipment do I need to take the course?

You need access to a computer with reliable internet, and the browser you use must support JavaScript.

How do I get credit for taking the course?

Upon completing the course, you must complete the online posttest and evaluation. Refer to the Instructions for Course Credit below.

How long is the post-test?

The post-test consists of several multiple-choice questions

Instructions for Course Credits

Continuing Education for this course is only available through the CDC Training and Continuing Education Online system (CDC TCEO).  Please follow the instructions provided below. You must complete the online evaluation by One Month Following the Live Training to receive your Continuing Education or your certificate of completion.

To complete online evaluation:

  • Go to CDC TCEO at  Select Participant Login to login. If you are new to TCEO, select New Participant to create a user ID and password.
  • Once logged on to CDC TCEO, the Participant Services page will display.  Select the Search and Register link.  Select the CDC Courses link at the bottom right of the search page.
  • The next page will ask for the CDC Center/Course Code.  The code for this course is _Code is provided by presenter ____.  Enter the course code and select View. 
  • Click on the course name, and the course information page will display.  Scroll down to Register Here.  Select the type of CE that you would like to receive and then select Submit. 
  • The next page requests demographic information.  New participants are required to answer the demographic questions.  Returning participants please verify this information and select Submit.
  • A message will display thanking you for registering for the course.  If you have already completed the course you may select the option to take the evaluation.
  • If you have not completed the course, you will be directed back to Participant Services.  Under Evaluations and Tests you may access the course detail page, the course link, or the evaluation and/or posttest after completing the course.
  • Complete the evaluation and Submit.  If a posttest is required it will follow the evaluation. A record of your course completion and your CE certificate will be posted in the Transcript and Certificate section, located on the Participant Services page.

If you have any questions or problems, please use the link below to contact:

Statements & Policies


CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides (2.2) contact hours.

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer (0.2) CEU's for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to <2.5> total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are <0>. CDC provider number 98614.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer (2) CPH recertification credits for this program.

CDC is an approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. Effective October 1, 2013, the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) accepts continuing education units (CEU) for CPH recertification credits from CDC. Please select CEU as your choice for continuing education when registering for a course on TCEOnline. Learners seeking CPH should use the guidelines provided by the NBPHE for calculating recertification credits. For assistance please contact NBPHE at

DISCLOSURE:  In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias. 

Planning committee reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

If CNE Joint Provider:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Epilepsy Foundation are jointly providing the CNE for this activity.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this activity.

To receive continuing education (CE):

FEES: There are no fees for CE. 

This program is made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under grant number 1U58DP003832-05. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.

Authored Date: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017