Changes with SNAP: November 30th Deadline
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition benefits to eligible low-income individuals and families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.
Families whose children were eligible for free and reduced meals in the 2022-23 school year can apply for $120 in additional benefits (to replace meals when kids were not in school during summer 2023).
Families not on SNAP whose children participated in free or reduced meals in the 2022-2023 school year need to apply for these additional benefits on the NH Easy website, but many parents do not know about the application.
SNAP families will have additional benefits directly added to their SNAP EBT cards without having to apply. The application will only be open until November 30. Please share with your families.
save the date
March 22nd and 23rd
Meet, Retreat and Celebrate.
Still in the planning stages, watch your email
NASN NEWS (National Association of School Nurses)
It's a win-win proposal, encourage your colleagues to join NASN and if they do, you earn $10.00 in credit too! Here is how it works, simply refer your colleagues to NASN and earn a $10 NASN e-commerce credit for each colleague who joins. Credits can be used toward payments for membership dues, event registrations, merchandise, and publications. Please note: NHSNA dues do not come with NASN dues. READ About the Benefits!
December 5-11 is National Handwashing Awareness Week!
They even provide a free bilingual online training to make your educational environment healthier and safe Clean Hands and Spaces: Web-Based Training
COVID and Infectious Disease Updates 2023 - 2024
NH DHHS Calls with Healthcare and Public Health Partners
The NH Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) will continue to host monthly clinician webinars on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 12:00 – 1:00 pm to provide updates on emerging public health issues. The webinar information below has been updated/renewed:
Webinar link: https://nh-dhhs.zoom.us/s/94059287404
Call-in phone number: (646) 558-8656
Webinar ID: 940 5928 7404
On this page you will find information on the monthly clinician webinars that school nurses are invited to attend. At the bottom of this page, past calls will be posted.
NEED CONTACT HOURS?
**NEW: We often hear of continuing education from our sponsors, stakeholders and partners. We will post them under the Continuing Education tab in our menu.
Scholarship Money Available
Scholarships are available yearly for members of NHSNA. Reimbursement will be made after applicant sends verification of successful course completion. Deadline is April 1st. 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:
Immunization and Legislative Updates
School Nurses now have access to the NH Immunization Registry:
Result: School boards and districts may require facial masks.
House Bill 1606: Effective 7/01/2023
House Bill 1244 Effective 7/26/2022
SB 215 - Certification of School Nurses
In our first direct action, we ask our Governor, Congressional delegation, and Executive Councilors to address climate change for a healthier NH. Join our Advisory Board, Board of Directors, and many NH healthcare associations by signing this letter. Every voice matters and there is clearly strength in numbers!
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.