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DOE School Nurse Coordinator

Currently, this position is not being funded by NH DOE.

The Board of NHSNA strongly feels that the position is needed and will continue to encourage NHDOE to do so.  

School Nurse Certification

Certification Rules and How to Apply

Application for Certification

NOTE:  It is not the position of the New Hampshire School Nurses' Association to interpret the rules.  Any questions on how the rules apply to you should be asked of:

NH DOE Credentialing Office
Tel: 603-271-2409

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

Make-A-Wish NH


For 30 years, Make-A-Wish® New Hampshire has been fulfilling the heartfelt wishes of New Hampshire children with life-threatening medical conditions. It is our mission to grant the wish of every eligible child in New Hampshire. But, to do so, we need your help.  READ MORE HERE

If you know of a child who may be eligible for a wish, we ask that you notify the child’s family to receive permission to make the referral, and then either call us at (603) 623-9474 or refer a child on our website at www.nh.wish.org.  

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.

NHSNA Sponsored Events

Seeking Nominations for School Nurse of the Year

Each year the New Hampshire School Nurses Association gives school districts throughout the state the opportunity to nominate their school nurse for "NH School Nurse of the Year".

This award recognizes an outstanding school nurse for her contributions to the school and community. To be eligible for this award your school nurse must meet the following criteria:

  • Is a registered professional nurse
  • Has been practicing school nursing for a minimum of three (3) years
  • Must be a current member of NHSNA, as well as a member last year (two consecutive years).
  • Shows evidence of excellence in school nursing practice.

Deadline for nominations February 1, 2018

Nomination Application

Instructions for Nomination Process

For questions, contact Laura Gifford at l.gifford@sau63.org

Events Around the State

The Injury Prevention Center at CHaD would like to partner with you to provide program materials and health and safety information within your community. The NH Safe and Active Community Grant is designed to help promote outdoor activity for children and their families. This grant is possible through a donation from Kohl’s.



SAFE KIDS NH  September Newsletter

Upcoming events

    • 10 Mar 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • The Red Blazer Restaurant 72 Manchester St. Concord, NH 03301


    The confernce will be held at

    The Red Blazer Restaurant

    72 Manchester Street

    Concord, NH 03301


    School Nurse Essentials is a three day workshop presented by the New Hampshire School Nurses' Association in collaboration with the New Hampshire State Department of Education

    REGISTRATION IS ONLINE:  You may however, pay by check (instructions on the registration form). 


    Registration includes Breakfast and Lunch.  For questions contact us at: NHSNA@comcast.net

    5.5 Contact Hours per day

    Topics Presented Day One:  October 6th, 2017

    School Nurse Certification - Overview of Special Education - HIPPA - FERPA - IEP - Overview of School Nursing - Delegation in the School Setting - Administration and Legislative Updates on Emergency Medications  Bronchodilators --  Best Practices for Hearing Screening

    Topics Presented DayTwo:  October 7th, 2017

    Best Practices for Vision Screening -- Immunization Updates - Mandated DCYF Reporting - Administration and Legislative Updates on Emergency Medications Epinephrine, Diastat and Glucagon

    Topics Presented Day Three:  March 10, 2018

    McKinney-Vento Homeless Act - Mental Health Issues - Advocating your Role as the School RN using tools from Step Up and Be Counted and NASN - School Wellness Programming - Taking Care of Ourselves: Wellness for Us - Medicaid Outreach - 

    Partnerships and Resources from State Agencies


New Hampshire

New Hampshire School Nurses' Association

www.nhschoolnurses.org               email: nhschoolnurses@gmail.com

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