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.

DHHS Education and Childcare Partners Calls
will be held Twice MONTHLY
1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month from 3:30 to 4:30

December 15th call cancelled

Next Call is January 5th  


JOIN by Telephone by using one of these numbers:

    • 646-558-8656
    • 301-715-8592
    • 312-626-6799
    • 669-900-9128
    • 253-215-8782

Immunization Updates

2021 - 2022 Immunization Requirements for School Attendance

Coming soon:  The immunization program has been rolling out the immunization registry in the past year to physician offices.  Currently, they are also working on the procedures to give access to school nurses.  Stay tuned for more information!

The ABCs of AEDs was presented by William Wood, Director of Preparedness and Special Projects with the NH Fire and EMS Academy

AED Pediatric Guidelines Change 

AED NH Statutes

AED Direct Purchase Program

View the Presentation on YouTube

Supporting Communication between the Medical Home and School Nurse for Student Mental Health

The NH Pediatric Improvement Partnership recently sponsored a webinar with a panel of physicians and school nurses addressing the topic of communication between school nurses and the medical home.  They have generously given access to all School Nurses in New Hampshire.

FERPA/HIPAA  Summaries and Application

NH Teen and Young Adult Well-Care Resource Kit

Release of Information

Media Coverage

10/7/2021  School nurses: COVID-19 testing key to keeping kids in class   Keene Sentinel

1/02/2021  School Nurses Among Frontline Workers  https://www.wmur.com/article/school-nurses-among-frontline-workers-first-responders-receiving-first-covid-19-vaccines/35111352

10/20/2020  School Nurses help with contact tracing.  NPR  Sarah Gibson

NH School Nurses Association on CNN.  #MaskUpNH

NH DPHS Response to updated CDC guidelines   WMUR  August 27th

Testimony to the Legislative Advisory Board to the GOFERR Committee  WMUR

Some NH school districts install shields for desks, teachers amid COVID-19 concerns     WMUR  August 17th

Close UP: School Nurses prep for return to the classroom    WMUR  August 15th

Health officials tell school nurses even minor symptoms could be sign of COVID-19   WMUR  August 14th

School nurses ask about masks, ventilation  WMUR  August 4th

Our Turn: School reopening uncertainty: Flexibility is not an excuse  (opinion column) (school nurses mentioned)
By ANDRU VOLINSKY and AMANDA RUSSELL     For the Concord Monitor    
Published: 7/31/2020 6:20:14 AM

Lawmakers hear school opening concerns about funding and safety     July 29th  The Berlin Sun  Garry Rayno of InDepthnh.org

NH school nurses say reopening guidance should be stronger   July 21st  WMUR  Tim Callery

Statewide campaign launches to encourage Granite Staters to wear masks  July 20th  WMUR Ray Brewer

Governor anticipates increase in demand on PPE, testing, contact tracing when schools reopen    July 21st  WMUR

We are proud to announce the new NHSNA School Health Manual

The School Health Manual was created by Nancy Wells and Martha Judson on behalf of the New Hampshire School Nurses’ Association (NHSNA) in order to provide resources on the most important issues and topics for school nurse practice. The NHSNA Board of Directors has always been there, and will continue to be there, for school nurses, partners and our communities. We want to thank all the NHSNA members for supporting their professional organization. NHSNA is the voice of New Hampshire School Nursing and the manual continues that commitment to excellence.  ACCESS THE MANUAL

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!     Enter your information 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:     NHSchoolNurses@gmail.com

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

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