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Every Student Counts is a National School Health Data Set that helps identify key nursing activities that gives data to influence policy and support evidence-based care.

Who should participate?
      Every private and public school nurse in the state regardless of membership in the New Hampshire School Nurses’ Association or the National Association of School Nurses.  Please have one nurse in each district answer for the district as a whole.


Influenza Like Illness Reporting

The time it takes to report is very small. The impact is quite large!
All schools are strongly encouraged to report student absenteeism to assist with public health tracking and monitoring of infectious diseases. The NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) uses this school-reported data to monitor and evaluate potential outbreaks or clusters of disease in local communities.  Please do your part!  DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

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:     NHSchoolNurses@gmail.com

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 nhschoolnurses@gmail.com.  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 members of NHSNA.  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

Upcoming events

    • 10 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 1 Alumni Drive, Hampton, NH 03842

     McKinney-Vento Homeless Act Collaboration:
    School Nurses and District Liaisons

    March 10th,  10:00 AM to 2:00 

    Winnacunnet High School   Room TBA

    There is no charge for this event.  3 contact hours for School Nurses

    Page 108 of the NH Every Student Succeeds Act States:

    "Through collaboration with the NH School Nurses’ Association, the State

    Coordinator will work with local educational agency (LEA liaisons) and school nurses to ensure homeless children and youth do not face barriers related to missing health related documentation. . . . As Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (SISP) school nurses are an integral part of student support and uniquely qualified and trained to assist the parent/guardian or youth in obtaining the immunization, screenings, or other required health records. LEA liaison and school nurse partnerships will ensure homeless students are provided access to health care services and the social, emotional, and behavioral supports necessary to achieve academic and personal success. "

    Topics of discussion:

    • Conditional enrollment and Whose job is it to obtain medical documentation if you have enrolled a student and you don’t have it. (Nurse or liaison?)
    • Best practices in information sharing/confidentiality/data governance
    • Creating common language between nurses to identify health office visits (is this visit related to their circumstance of homelessness). 
    • What do the nurses need from the Liaisons?

    Talley C. Westerberg, LICSW
    School Social Worker
    Foster Care Point of Contact/Homeless Liaison
    Winnacunnet High School

    Admission is free
    Lunch is on your own, OR we will coordinate take out orders (please bring cash)

    • 10 Mar 2020
    • 4:45 PM
    • NEA Building, 9 South Spring St. Concord, NH

    Agenda will posted when available.

    Open to all members

    • 04 Apr 2020
    • 7:30 AM
    • Waterville Valley Conference Center 56 Packard's Rd, Waterville Valley, NH 03215

    New Hampshire School Nurses Association Spring Conference and Vendor Fair

    The New Hampshire School Nurses’ Association (NHSNA) would like to invite you to take part in our upcoming continuing education spring conference and vendor fair. The goals of the event are to raise money for NHSNA and to provide continuing education to School Nurses with the opportunity to network with you!   We are anticipating that 70 to 90 School Nurses from all over the state of New Hampshire will be in attendance.

    For your information, the event details are provided below.  

    Date of the event: Saturday, April 4th, 2020
    Location: Waterville Valley Conference Center
    56 Packard's Rd, Waterville Valley, NH 03215

    Contact person/phone number: Paula MacKinnon 
    nhschoolnurses@gmail.com:  Work Phone: 603-893-7055
    cell phone: 603-233-0584

    Suggested arrival time to set up booth: 7:30 AM

    Vendor Fair hours: 8:00 to 1:00   

    • 8:30 to 9:00 during registration
    • 10:15 to 11:15  Vendor Fair
    • 12:15 to 1:00  Vendor time and Lunch

    Estimated number of attendees: 70 to 90

    Indoors/outdoors: indoors

    Participation fee:  In online registration form

    • 04 Apr 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 3:45 PM
    • Waterville Valley Conference Center 1 Ski Area Road, Waterville Valley, NH 03215

    Saturday, April 4th, 2020     6.0 contact hours
    Breakfast and Lunch Included
    Many vendors will be on-site
    Raffles, School Nurse of the Year



    Breakfast Provided

    Pre-Conference Registration,
    Breakfast and Vendors

    8:30 – 8:45


    Kathy Barth BSN, RN   President, NHSNA

    8:45 – 10:15


    Dr. Steve Sobel

    You're A Piece of Work! Celebrate Joy,Passion and Humor
    Author of the best seller, “The Good Times Handbook -
    Your Guide to Positive Living and Exciting Life”, 
    Dr. Sobel appears 
    regularly on television and radio 
    throughout the United States and Canada.

    10:15 -11:15


    Visit the Vendors, Earn 1 contact hour for 
    networking with the vendors.

    11:15 -12:15


    • NH DOE School Nurse Coordinator 
    • ConvenientMD Partnership Program
    • School Nurse Resource Manual 
    • Lending library and ECSI CPR
    • NASN Every Student Counts

    12:15 -- 1:00

    Lunch & Vendors

    Last chance to visit the vendors.

    1:00 -- 2:15

    New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children

    (NH ICAC) Task Force

    Established in 1998 NH ICAC is responsible for investigating
    cases of child sexual 
    exploitation involving the use of high
    technology throughout the state of New Hampshire. Such crimes include child prostitution, online solicitation of minors, and the possession, manufacturing and distribution of child sexual abuse images.

    2:15 -- 3:15

    Cultural Competency

    Dr A Frederick Hartman

     Fred Hartman, MD, MPH, is a family and infectious disease
    practitioner and 
    epidemiologist with over 40 years
    experience as a health care provider,
    technical advisor, senior project manager, epidemiologist,
    and professor . Currently, he works as a family practitioner
    at Down East Community Hospital, providing general
    health and infectious disease services to patients in need. 
    Dr. Hartman will share his knowledge of working with
    immigrant populations.

    3:15 – 3:45

    NHSNA Annual Meeting

    • School Nurse of the Year Award 
    • Retiree Celebration
    • NHSNA Elections
    • Business Membership Meeting

    • 07 Apr 2020
    • 4:45 PM
    • NEA Building, 9 South Spring St. Concord, NH

    Agenda will posted when available.

    Open to all members

    • 12 May 2020
    • 4:45 PM
    • NEA Building, 9 South Spring St. Concord, NH

    Agenda will posted when available.

    Open to all members

Past events

18 Feb 2020 February 18th Board Meeting
13 Feb 2020 2020 Breakfast with Legislators
14 Jan 2020 January 14th 2020 Board Meeting
02 Dec 2019 School Nurse Partnerships
08 Nov 2019 Breaking the Glass Cage: The Power of Data and Voice
08 Nov 2019 School Nurse Essentials 19-20
10 Sep 2019 NHSNA Monthly Board Meeting
20 Aug 2019 School Nursing Legal Issues: A Panel Disscussion
13 Apr 2019 Building Connections with the Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice
13 Apr 2019 Vendor Registration - April 13th, 2019
26 Mar 2019 Asthma Education for School Nurses
21 Mar 2019 Asthma Education for School Nurses
19 Mar 2019 NHSNA March Board Meeting
19 Feb 2019 NHSNA Monthly Board Meeting
12 Feb 2019 Breakfast with House and Senate Legislators
09 Nov 2018 School Nurse Essentials 18-19
19 Oct 2018 Fall Dinner Meeting with Judge Broderick
05 Oct 2018 NHSNA October Conference
20 Aug 2018 School Nursing Issues, Panel Discussion
07 Apr 2018 The Three R's - Renew, Refresh, Relax
07 Apr 2018 VENDOR / EXHIBITOR for April 7th Confernce
10 Mar 2018 School Nurse Essentials 17-18
21 Feb 2018 Your Rights at Work as a School Nurse
13 Feb 2018 NHSNA Monthly Board Meeting
14 Nov 2017 Board Meeting
27 Oct 2017 NHSNA Fall Dinner and Membership Meeting
13 Oct 2017 School Nursing Issues
13 May 2017 School Nurses on the Front Lines
06 May 2017 Sharing Solutions to Navigate our Course
02 May 2017 NHSNA Monthly Board Meeting
01 Apr 2017 NHSNA Annual Membership Meeting
21 Oct 2016 NHSNA Fall Dinner and Membership Meeting
21 Oct 2016 School Nurse Essentials
09 Apr 2016 Safeguarding Our Students
23 Oct 2015 Fall NHSNA Dinner Meeting: Gentle Action, The Wave of Change
17 Oct 2015 School Nursing Essentials and Beyond
02 May 2015 New England School Nurse Conference: Charting The Course For Student Success
28 Mar 2015 School Nurse Basics & Beyond

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.

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