NHSNA President's Message to School Nurses

Dear New Hampshire School Nurses;
By now we are all settled into our school routines, getting immunization records up- to-date, educating staff around health issues, and making sure all of our students with fragile health needs have an Action Plan and/or Nursing Care Plan in place. September and October are busy months!  READ MORE HERE


  The Council for Youth with Chronic Conditions wants to recognize and honor a few young people who have a chronic health condition and inspire you with their dogged resiliency, cheerful optimism and determination to live typical lives.
Who knows better than School Nurses who fits that description?  Nominations will be accepted until October 19th.  To read more on how to nominate a student, please CLICK HERE

Upcoming events

Current Initiatives

SB322 is 
legislation that enables schools to address emergent situations for students with asthma, with the goal of reducing the number of students with asthma who must be dismissed from school.  
In the fall of 2017,  the NH Asthma Control Program, in collaboration with the NH School Nurses Association, supported pilot implementation of the emergency inhaler legislation in 28 schools in 10 school districts.  The results of the first year were so promising that NHSNA has decided to fund the Pilot Project to expand into more schools.  READ full report 

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 ListServ

NHSNA has formed a new LISTSERV (email group) that NH school health personnel working in a school are encouraged to join.  This service is provided free of charge by NHSNA for all school nurses, regardless of their membership status.  NHSNA board members will be moderating the ListServ.  If you have a question, or are seeking information, or have an announcement to share with the ListServ, you may email NHSchoolNurses@gmail.com

Sign Up Form for the New Hampshire School Nurses Listserv

What Other Nurses are Saying


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.

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 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Fratello's Italian Grille -- 155 Dow St, Manchester, NH 03101

    Fall Dinner Meeting with Judge Broderick
         Former state Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick will share with us his personal mission of on changing the stigma of mental illness,
         He also will share his work with the program REACT.  Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the New Hampshire Department of Education have joined together to create REACT, or Recognize the signs, Express concern, Act now and talk to someone you trust, Care enough to follow through, and Text any signs noticed to 741-741.

    Friday, October 19th,   5:00 TO 9:00 PM
    Fratello's Italian Grille   Dow St. Manchester, NH
    $50 Members,  $65 for Non-Members
    Buffet Dinner and One Contact Hour Included

    5:00 to 6:00 Cocktail Hour
    6:00 to 6:45 Dinner Buffet
    6:45 to 8:00 Judge Broderick Speaks and Answers Questions
    8:00 to 8:15 Barbara French Lifetime Achievement Award
    8:15 to 9:00  NHSNA semi-annual meeting

    • 09 Nov 2018
    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • NH Audubon Society 84 Silk Farm Rd Concord, NH 03301

    New Hampshire School Nurses’ Association
    Friday, November 9th & 10th, 2018 
    8:30 to 3:45   5.25 Contact Hours each day
    McLane Audubon Center
    84 SilK Farm Road,  Concord, NH
    Breakfast and Lunch Included

    Friday Agenda  11-09-2018   DOWNLOAD FRIDAY'S AGENDA
     5.25 Contact Hours

    8:30 - 9:00

    Pre-Conference Breakfast and Registration
    Light breakfast buffet will be open at 8:30

    9:00- 9:15

    President Welcome

    Kathy Barth BSN, RN, NCSN


    Immunization Update

    Suzanne Allison NH DHHS Immunization Program


    Break -  Light Refreshments provided


    Delegation in the School Setting
     Tracey Collins




    Hearing Screening
     New England Audiology


    Medicaid to Schools
     Laurie Vachon  Interim Administrator MTS NH DHHS


    Break -  Light refreshments provided


    Emergency Medications and Care planning (TBD)

    Saturday Agenda   5.25 Contact Hours
    Saturday Attendees will receive a FREE copy of
    School Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 3rd Edition is by school nurses for school nurses, who often can be the only healthcare provider in an educational setting. Bridging those two worlds is but one distinctive challenge of this nursing specialty.


    Pre-Conference Breakfast and Registration
     A light breakfast buffet will be open at 8:30


    President Welcome
     Kathy Barth BSN, RN, NCSN


    Overview of School Nursing Scope and Standards
     Linda Compton MS, RN
    NASN Delegate, New Hampshire School Nurses Association




    Working With Homeless Children and Families
     Talley C. Westerberg LICSW Winnacunnet High School


    Lunch Provided


    DCYF Reporting
     Talley C. Westerberg LICSW Winnacunnet High School


    Special Education Overview
     Nancy Wells, APRN, MSN

    2:15 – 2:30


    2:30 – 3:00

    Asthma and Bronchodilators Care Plan Development
     Martha Judson RN

    3:00 – 3:45

    Glucagon and Diabetic Care Plan Development
     Kerri Reynolds MSN, RN Plymouth State University

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