Title: Stress reduction for school-age health promotion
The purpose of this research presentation is to discuss school-age child mental health priorities. Researcher will provide the challenges faced by school nurses in Kentucky and the impact on children related to education and learning gaps. The aim is to engage attendees in advocating for a school nurses in every Kentucky public school all day, every day. Researcher will discuss evidence based practice stress reduction and coping strategies to optimize school-age child learning. Researcher will further discuss the roles of school nurses, such as educators, counsellors, mediators, providing mental health resources, performing health screenings, and making health referrals to optimize child health. The researcher will explain how school nurses are vital in bridging learning gaps between educators, parents, and children at an early age to improve and optimize long-term outcomes. Bridging gaps may increase school-age child school attendance and manage chronic healthcare conditions promoting health. In addition, children who attain a good education will be able to generate more societal income for future growth. Children hold the future and nurse advocacy and research is needed to bridge knowledge and application gaps to benefit long-term outcomes in Kentucky.
Audience Take Away Notes:
- Identify 3 school-age stress reduction activities to enhance learning
- Discuss how providing child stress reduction activities can bridge the gap between knowledge and application
- Describe at least 2 way that stress reduction activities and mental health resources can optimize child health outcomes
Dr. Lisa Wallace is an Assistant Professor at Morehead State University with almost 30 years of experience as a Registered Nurse. She continues to work per diem as a public school health nurse and labor & delivery nurse. She completed her Doctoral of Nursing Practice degree in 2020, Master of Science in Nursing degree with a focus on Leadership/Management Tract in 2009. She maintains two national certifications, Inpatient Obstetrics and Nurse Executive. Previous roles include staff nurse, charge nurse, nurse manager, and director. Her areas of expertise include obstetrics, neonates, leadership and management, and pediatrics. She is a Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics, Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality TeamSTEPPS master trainer. She has various evidence-based practice scholarly publications, and podium/poster presentations at various professional conferences. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, Kentucky Nurses Association, Association for Women’s Health Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses, the Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders, the National League for Nurses, and the Kentucky League for Nurses. She is the vice chair of the Northeast Chapter of KNA, serves on the Board for the KLN, and is the secretary for the Peoples Clinic in Morehead, Kentucky. In addition, she leads a variety of committees within Morehead State University. She is married to Jeff, has two wonderful children, Dalton & Emily, two step children, Jeff Jr. and Marcia with additional grandchildren. She strives for quality in everything she does and states she is walking the path which God is leading her in life to make positive change.