Candace Hendershot, Ph.D., R.N., adjunct faculty and wellness coordinator, presented “Self Efficacy of School Nurses in Providing Support to Pregnant and Parenting Teenagers” at the National Association of School National Convention in Orlando, Fla., in June.
Hendershot, a nationally and state certified school nurse, was nominated to attend a pre-conference Leadership Academy by the Ohio Association of School Nurses.
“Healthy students are better learners,” she said. “This is the mantra for school nurses, and it applies to what I do as wellness coordinator. Our ultimate goal in requiring wellness is to help our students be the healthiest that they can be. This involves learning how to get healthy and how to stay healthy. It is a life long journey, but it starts with learning how.”
In addition to being a presenter at the conference, Hendershot attended sessions about caring for children with diabetes in schools and also explored the role delineation model for school nurses.