From the President's Desk

January 2019
Legislative Updates from NHSNA President

Dear New Hampshire School Nurses;

Gallup recently polled people about honesty and ethical standards in different occupations, finding that nurses top the honesty league for the 16th year in a row!

 It is our responsibility to enhance our practice by attending continuing education seminars, by collaborating with other nurses and organizations, and by keeping up to date with unfolding legislative changes in our state.  READ MORE HERE

Need To Reach Us?

We'd love to hear from you!  The New Hampshire School Nurses' Association monitors the following email daily and will respond to your email within 48 hours.  Email us at:

School Nurse Connections

This service is provided free of charge by The New Hampshire School Nurses Association for all school nurses, regardless of their membership status. All NH school health personnel working in a school, or agencies that work with school children are encouraged to join. NHSNA board members will be moderating the List. If you would like to join the list, have a question, are seeking information, or have an announcement to share with the List, you may email  If joining, please include your full name, workplace and title.  


SNHU has teamed up with NHSNA to offer members a  10% discount on courses taken through the College of Online and Continuing Education.   Full Details are on our member's only page.  Note:  You must be signed into our website for the link to the members only page to appear in your menu.

Scholarship Money Available

General information:
A limited number of scholarships are available yearly for NH School Nurses.  The scholarship is not to exceed half the cost of the course or $500.00.  Reimbursement will be made after applicant sends verification of successful course completion.  DOWNLOAD APPLICATION 

Mission and Vision

Mission: As registered professional school nurses, we provide comprehensive school health services to ensure that all students achieve their full education potential.

Vision: New Hampshire School Nurses Association (NHSNA) provides leadership and education to support New Hampshire school nurse standards of practice, care coordination, leadership, quality improvement, and community public health.  New Hampshire school nurses are committed to promoting the health of students and school communities through evidence based clinical practice, health promotion, and education. NH school nurses are integral members of the school leadership and education teams, and are committed to collaborating with professional organizations and health care teams. Through strength in membership and advocacy, NHSNA creates the infrastructure to promote excellence in school nurse practice across the state.

Upcoming events

    • 19 Feb 2019
    • 4:45 AM
    • NEA Building, 9 South Spring St Concord

    • 19 Mar 2019
    • 4:45 AM
    • 9 South Spring St. Concord, NH

    • 09 Apr 2019
    • 4:45 AM
    • 9 South Spring St. Concord, NH

    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Castleton 58 Enterprise Drive, Windham, NH

    Set up starts at 8:00 AM,
    Conference participants start to arrive at 8:30 AM.
    Break down will be at 2:00 PM

    What Do Exhibitors Receive? 

    •  One 8 foot  covered rectangular table with two chairs. 
    • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments for one person throughout the day. 
    • Listing in the conference program.   
    • The opportunity to speak with over 80 school health professionals throughout the day in an intimate setting.
    What Does a Conference  Sponsor Receive?
    • All of the above PLUS
    • Breakfast, Lunch and refreshments  for TWO
    •  Recognition as a conference sponsor in all advertising
    • Recognition as a sponsor in opening remarks
    • Your company Logo added to our conference tote bag

    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
    • Castleton Banquet and Conference Center 58 Enterprise Drive, Windham, NH

    Saturday, April 13th, 2019     6.0 contact hours
    Breakfast and Lunch Included

    Many vendors will be on-site
    Raffles, School Nurse of the Year





    8:30 – 9:00

    Breakfast Provided

    Pre-Conference Registration,

    Breakfast and Vendors

    9:00 – 9:15

    Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice

    Welcome and Introductions

    Kathy Barth BSN, RN   President, NHSNA

    9:15 – 10:00

    Leadership -

    From the Problem to the Solution
    mily Clement, Life Coach

    While a therapist gets your backstory to discover
    how you became who you are, as a life coach I’m
    more interested in discovering who you are right
    now and where you’re headed.

    10:00 -- 10:30


    Break:  Visit the Vendors

    10:30 – 11:15

    Care Coordination-
    Chronic Disease Management

    Diabetes at School, Collaborating with the
    Certified Diabetes Educator

    Kris Ferrulo, BSN, RN, CDE
    Nurse Manager Diabetes Services, 
    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

    11:15 – 12:00

    Community and Public Health - Screenings/Referral/ Follow-up

    Accessing Resources for Families in
    Addiction Crisis

    Corey Gately, MS,  LRGH Navigating Recovery

    12:00 – 1:00

    Lunch Provided

    LUNCH and Visit our Vendors

    1:00 to 1:45

    Quality Improvement-

    Data Collection

    The Importance of Data and What do we do
    with it?

    Chiahui Chawla, Bureau Chief DHHS

    Bureau of Public Health Statistics and Informatics

    1:45 to 2:15


    School Nurse of the Year Award and Final Vendor Time

    2:15 to 3:00

    Care Coordination -

    Working with the Athletic Trainer
    Jen Davidson AT-C
    Granite State Physical Therapy

    3:00 – 3:45

    Care Coordination - Interdisciplinary Teams

    Clinical Trials – Supporting the Families
    Colleen Dansereau, MSN, RN

    Boston Childrens Hospital, Dana Farber

    3:45 – 4:15           

    Leadership – Professionalism

    New Hampshire School Nurses’ Association
    Annual Membership Meeting

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software