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Building Healthier Communities: The Role of School Nurses in Promoting Public Health in Schools

Wednesday, August 9, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

School nurse with student

Presented by Lola Ravid, BSN, RN, PHN, Contributing Writer, La Leche League International; and Pamela Stokes, MHCA, DNP, RN, Business Development Manager, Everspring on behalf of Oklahoma City University

Sponsored by Oklahoma City University Online Nursing Programs

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View this edWebinar to learn about building healthier communities and the role of school nurses in promoting public health. Moderated by Dr. Pamela Stokes, Business Development Manager for Oklahoma City University Online Nursing Programs, this engaging session features distinguished speaker Lola Ravid, a health content writer who brings valuable insights from her experience as a former school nurse.

This edWebinar equips school nurses with a comprehensive understanding of public health in schools and emphasizes the vital role they play in building healthier communities. Viewers gain valuable knowledge and practical strategies for fostering community engagement and collaboration within their school environments. Learning objectives include:

  • Understand the concept and scope of public health in schools, including its key components
  • Recognize the importance of community-building initiatives in schools and the benefits they bring to students’ health and academic outcomes
  • Explore effective strategies for engaging stakeholders, establishing partnerships, and involving students as active participants in community-building efforts
  • Identify common challenges and barriers to community building and learn strategies to overcome them
  • Discover successful case studies of schools with strong community engagement and their impact on public health

The presenters provide an overview of public health in schools, emphasizing the importance of a healthy school environment and the role of school nurses. They delve into the significance of building community in schools, highlight strategies for collaboration with stakeholders, establishing partnerships, and engaging students, and share real-life examples of successful community-building initiatives in schools.

This recorded edWebinar provides PreK-12 school nurses and health professionals with valuable insights, practical tools, and inspiring examples to enhance their role in promoting public health and building healthier communities within their schools.

Lola RavidAbout the Presenters
Lola Ravid, BSN, RN, PHN is a pediatric nurse, passionate about education and research. In 2009, she graduated from Mount St. Mary’s College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has over ten years of combined experience working with children in hospitals and public school settings. She now writes engaging children, parenting, and health content to educate and encourage lifelong learning. Her extensive experiences as a nurse, a mother, a traveler, and a child advocate inspire her to complete each project with a relatable, evidence-based approach and a touch of perspective. She is also the coordinator for the Selective Mutism Association and recently became accredited as a leader for La Leche League International.

Pamela StokesPamela Stokes, MHCA, DNP, RN is a nurse who has over 20 years of healthcare experience in nursing, higher education, and healthcare administration. She obtained her BSN from Langston University, where she later served as faculty serving as a subject-matter expert in theory and maternal child nursing. She received her MSN in nursing education from Southern Nazarene University and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Oklahoma State University, where she served as an Associate Director within OSU’s University Health System, serving as an administrator of their campus clinic and a key member of the student affairs team providing assistance with wellness, public health response, COVID response, and preventative campus health initiatives. She obtained her DNP as a nurse executive from Duquesne University and has since served as an ambulatory healthcare system accreditor, an author, and a consultant for various healthcare entities. She now is responsible for business development for Oklahoma City University and hopes to spread her passion for nursing to other individuals seeking to further their careers.

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Oklahoma City University

Since 1981, the Kramer School of Nursing at Oklahoma City University (OCU) has set the standard for exceptional nursing education. In its 100% online RN-BSN, MSN and RN-MSN programs, OCU offers in-depth instruction, personalized learning experiences, and a practice-focused curriculum. OCU’s online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is designed for RNs looking to build advanced skills and gain a competitive edge. The comprehensive online curriculum prepares nurses with the confidence and experience to take on preferred nursing roles with better schedules and higher earning potential.

The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at OCU is for those ready to hone in professionally on the drive that ignited their career. Choose a specialization in Leadership, Education, or Community-Based Public Health Nursing, and learn from doctorally prepared nurses who will provide mentorship in the classroom and beyond as you pursue an MSN to help shape the future of nursing.

OCU's 100% Online Master's in Nursing


Wednesday, August 9, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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