ESD 105 Health Services FAQ Page
The Educational Staff Associate (ESA) - is a certification program offered through OSPI. You can research how to become an ESA-certified school nurse by clicking here.
One clock hour equals 60 minutes of facilitated instructional time validated by a Washington state-approved provider such as ESD 105. Clock hours are a low-cost alternative to college credits for satisfying the continuing education requirement for ESA-certified School Nurses.ALL registered nurses and licensed practical nurses in Washington State are required to earn continuing education hours to meet the clinical competency requirement for licensure (45 hours over 3 years). These hours do not have to be purchased clock hours. A broad range of professional development activities meet this requirement. To find out more information about Continuing Competency follow this link to the Washington State Department of Health website
ESD 105 has a team of Student Records Coordinators that are available to assist you in using the Skyward Health Module.You may contact them directly by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.orgBe ready to provide phone #, school district and e-mail address and your log-in user name for Skyward (your district sets up access to Skyward for you).
The Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission adopted rules for an independent continuing comptency program that went into effect in January 2011. Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses will be required to keep documentation showing at least 531 hours of active practice and 45 clock hours of continuing education. For more information about the Continuing Competency Requirement see these links:
• Washington State Dept. of Health's Continuing Competency site
Additionally, the legislature requires that registered nurses shall, at least once every 6 years, complete training in suicide assessment, treatment and management that is 6 hours in length and approved by the DOH. For more information, see these links to RCW 43.70.442 and the DOH web page on suicide prevention training.