Seizure Training for School Nurses: Caring for Students with Psychogenic Seizures (On Demand) - v2.0

60 minutes
Available Now (On Demand)
Access from anywhere (Online) and Access Anytime (On Demand)
Certificate of Completion
1.0 CNE Continuing Education Credits

Seizure Training for School Nurses: Caring for Students with Psychogenic Seizures (PNES) is a program designed to provide the school nurse with information and resources to gain a better understanding of caring for students with psychogenic seizures.  By the end of this course, participants will have tools and knowledge to help children and youth with PNES.

The program consists of four modules to assist the school nurse in learning to effectively care for students with psychogenic seizures.

Course Objectives:
Identify clinical characteristics of PNES
Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to respond appropriately to a child/youth during an event
Identify strategies and accommodations to support children/youth with PNES
Report increased confidence teaching school personnel about supporting students with PNES
For technical support, please contact:
Online Course Support Team
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 800-332-1000
Business hours: 9am to 5pm EST
Monday to Friday (Excluding US holidays)

For additional information or questions about this training, please contact the Epilepsy Foundation Public Health and Education Team: [email protected]
Who Can Take The Course?

The course is intended for school nurses, but anyone can take the course to learn about epilepsy. 

This includes: 

  • Registered Nurses (RNs) 
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Medical Students 
  • Nurse Technicians 
  • Medical Assistants 
  • CHES Health Educators 
  • Other Health Educators
Are There Any Prerequisites To Take The Course?
There are no prerequisites to take the course.
What Materials Or Equipment Do I Need To Take The Online Course?
You need access to a computer or device (smart phone, tablet, etc.) with reliable, high-speed internet. The browser must support JavaScript.
How Long Does It Take To Complete The Course Online?
Time to complete the course varies by each user. There are seven required modules in the training, which takes around 60 minutes to complete.
Are Continuing Education Units Available?

If you are a registered nurse, you will be eligible for continuing nurse education credits after completing the course and passing the post-assessment and completing the course evaluation.

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. It has been assigned approval code CHI: 1125

Accreditation Period:  03/31/2024 - 03/30/2026

Total number of nursing contact hours awarded for this educational activity: 1.0

How Do I Get Credit For Taking The Course?
Upon completing the course, you must complete the online post-assessment and evaluation to receive a certificate of completion.
How Long Is The Post-Assessment?
The post-assessment consists of several multiple-choice questions.
Accommodation Requests

The Epilepsy Foundation is committed to providing resources that are accessible to people of all abilities. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact the Epilepsy Learning Portal Support Team Team: [email protected]. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

This program is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award under cooperative agreement number 1U58DP0026256-02-00, CFDA 93.850, funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.
Anti-Discrimination Statement

The Epilepsy Foundation is committed to providing equal opportunities for all persons and does not discriminate or retaliate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, citizenship or legal immigration status, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state and local laws (“protected status”). The following individuals have been designated to receive inquiries or complaints regarding the Foundation’s anti-discrimination policy:

Employees contact:
Name: Danielle Solomon
Title: Vice President, Human Resources
e-mail: [email protected]

Students, prospective students and third parties contact:
Name: LaQueisa Haynes-Smith
Title: Director, Training & Education
e-mail: [email protected]

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