NASN Webinar: Data Privacy in School Nursing: Navigating the Complex Minefield of Privacy Laws

When:  May 9, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  NASN Announcements

This is a one-hour webinar. 

Date and time: Thursday, May 9, 2019 , 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern.

Please register if you can attend the webinar. If you are interested but cannot attend, NASN does plan to offer a recording of this webinar 2-3 weeks following the webinar.

Cost: $20.00 / FREE for NASN Members 

Webinar attendees will complete the evaluation by August 9, 2019 to receive a certificate of completion and earn 1.0 CNE contact hours.


Program Overview

School nurses routinely collect data related to students’ physical and mental health and are often faced with difficult questions related to what kinds of data they can share, with whom, and under what circumstances. This webinar will provide an overview of what school nurses should know about relevant federal laws governing data privacy and data sharing in schools (e.g., FERPA and HIPAA), explain when each law applies, and how they affect data sharing. Specific questions that have been asked by school nurses will be addressed as case studies in an effort to understand specific applications of health data privacy law in schools.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:

  • Be aware of the federal laws governing privacy and data sharing in schools and when each law applies.
  • Describe the types of state laws that can affect data privacy and data sharing in schools.

Intended Audience

This continuing education program is a knowledge-based activity developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in child and adolescent health.


Kerri McGowan Lowrey, JD, MPH
Deputy Director, Network for Public Health Law, Eastern Region
University of Maryland School of Law

Alec Prechtel,
Student(Graduated in May 2019)
University of Maryland, School of Law

Faculty and Program Planner Disclosures

NASN must ensure that all educational session content is free of commercial bias and influence. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The nurse planner, faculty and reviewers disclose the absence of personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this educational activity within the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement

National Association of School Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in this learning activity.

Commercial Support or Grant Funding

This program did not receive commercial support or grant funding.



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