Seizure Training for School Nurses


Seizure Training for School Nurses: Caring for Students is a program designed to provide the school nurse with information, strategies, and resources that will enable him/her to better manage the student with seizures by supporting positive treatment outcomes, maximizing educational and developmental opportunities, and ensuring a safe and supportive environment. The program consists of seven modules to assist the school nurse in learning to effectively manage seizures in a school environment.

Find more courses for school nurses including:

  • Identify 2 of the most common seizure types in students with epilepsy, potential triggers, and risk factors for seizures and emergencies.
  • Identify 3 ways in which treatment of epilepsy may affect a student’s health, safety or learning.
  • Apply 2 strategies to alleviate psychosocial challenges relating to epilepsy for students, parents, and school personnel.
  • List 3 first aid steps in helping a student during and after a seizure.
  • Create a Seizure Action Plan for a student with epilepsy using safe practices for medication administration and delegation.

Course Length - 2.75 hours

Two Options: On-Demand or Live Training

  1. On-Demand (online) course (most popular)
    • Available 24/7. Take at your convenience!
    • Length - 2.75 hours
    • Certificate available upon completion of the program
    • Continuing nursing education credits available
  2. In-person and/or live webinars are available from your local Epilepsy Foundation

Retaking A Course For Annual Compliance Training

Several school districts have required their personnel to take seizure recognition and first-aid response training on an annual basis. If you need to retake a course to meet annual training compliance, please take the new Seizure Training for School Nurses course available on-demand. We also encourage you to take other courses available on-demand for school nurses which are available via the Epilepsy Foundation Learning Portal.

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Questions & Answers


    Who can take the course?

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

    • Registered nurses
    • 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.

    How long does it take to complete the course?

    Time to complete the course varies by each user. There are seven required modules in the training, which takes around 2 hours and 45 minutes to complete.

    What materials or equipment do I need to take the course?

    You need access to a computer with reliable, high-speed internet. The browser must support JavaScript.

    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-test?

    The post-test 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 Programs and Services Team at [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 NU58DP006256-02-00, 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.

    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: 1123

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

    Total number of nursing contact hours awarded for this educational activity: 2.75

    Continuing Education Instructions 
    A certificate of completion is awarded to a participant who successfully completes the requirements for this training. The certification of completion includes information nurses need to report nursing contact hours to their state board of nursing or another state-related agency.  

    For technical support contact, 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, please contact the Epilepsy Foundation Public Health and Education Team: [email protected]

    on Thursday, October 31, 2013

    Reviewed By:

    LaQueisa Haynes-Smith MS, MCHES

    on Wednesday, November 11, 2020


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