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School Nurse Flu Tool Kit


Please share with school nurses: 

Currently NH public health are having a difficult time in keeping up with the record influenza cases in the state and schools are a big part of this. During the peak of H1N1 we developed a school nurse toolkit to aid school nurses by providing the necessary tools to assist with this disease. I have provided information and directions in the attachment and welcome any questions.

Best regards

Kenneth Dufault
Emergency Preparedness Surveillance Specialist
Infectious Disease Surveillance Section
Bureau of Infectious Disease Control
NH Division of Public Health Services, DHHS

Phone 603-271-5165
Fax 603-271-0545
Email Kenneth.Dufault@dhhs.nh.gov

 Influenza-Like Illness Reporting (ILI)

School Nurse Tool Kit

NHSNA Sponsored Events

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.

All three criteria below must be met in order to qualify:

1.  A NHSNA member for at least two years.

2.  Currently active in the practice of school nursing.

3.  Use the scholarship for accredited course work toward a nursing- related degree. 


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

Two new  valuable resources for New Hampshire School Nurses:

1.      A forum (in the menu above)  to discuss practice issues, share information and ask questions regarding school health issues.  All NHSNA members are free to post their own topic or reply to any discussion.   Non-members will be able to view the forum but not post.

2.      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

Click on the link below to sign up:

Sign Up Form for the New Hampshire School Nurses Listserv

School health professionals from related service organization may also request to join.  Posting privileges are normally restricted to school health personnel and New Hampshire Department of Education employees.

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


HB 1217 has a legislative hearing scheduled for January 17th, 2018. . NHSNA does not support HB 1217.

The New Hampshire School Nurses’ Association fully supports School Nurse Certification with a requirement for obtaining a BSN or higher, along with 3 years current experience in pediatric nursing or other related nursing areas under

RSA 200:29, II and Ed 306.12.

Members of the Board of the New Hampshire School Nurse Association are working hard on your behalf. We all have a voice, and one voice can make important change. Please support School Nurse Certification in New Hampshire by writing a letter to the NH Legislature. Please ask them to support the current certification rules for school nurses, and vote “No” for amendments proposed in HB 1217.

Technical Advisory 12-8-2017

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

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.  

Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

NH Division of Public Health Services and the NH The Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (HHLPPP) works to address the risk of lead poisoning and other health and safety issues that stem from the home environment. As part of this mission, the HHLPPP is mandated to collect the data on blood lead levels of children and adults across the state in order to target resources towards the high risk communities and populations. This mandated collection of blood lead level data is the foundation of the program's annual 2016 Lead Data and Program Report   READ MORE

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

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


    The conference 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: nhschoolnurses@gmail.com

    5.5 Contact Hours per day

    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


    • 07 Apr 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Margate Resort 76 LAKE ST., LACONIA, NH 03246 603-524-5210



    Set up starts at 8:00 AM,
    Conference participants start to arrive at 8:30 AM.
    Break down will be at 3:00PM

    What Do Exhibitors Receive? 

    •  One 6’, covered rectangular table with two chairs. 
    • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments for one person throughout the day. 
    • Listing in the conference program.   
    • The opportunity to speak with over 100 healthcare providers throughout the day in an intimate setting.
    What Does a Conference Sponsor Receive?
    • All of the above PLUS
    • invitation to be a 15 minute guest speaker,
    • Breakfast, Lunch and refreshments  for two
    •  Recognition as a conference sponsor in all advertising

    • 07 Apr 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Margate Resort 76 Lake St. Laconia, NH 03246


    Saturday April 7, 2018
    MARGATE Lakefront Resort
    76 Lake St. Laconia, NH  03246 
    Breakfast and Lunch Provided
    5.0 Contact Hours

    8:30 – 9:00      Registration, Breakfast and Exhibitors
    9:00 – 9:15       Welcome and Announcements

    9:15 – 10:30      “Compassion Fatigue and Resilience: To Languish or to Flourish?”
         Chief Deborah Pendergast, BA, EFO, AEMT
                                  Director, NH Fire Standards and Training
    How does trauma exposure and  affect us both long and short term.? How do we keep ourselves from becoming “hardened” and maintain our compassion and empathy toward our patients and clients?  Why is it important to develop resilience to help us preserve our behavioral and physical health?

    10:30 – 11:00    Break/Exhibitors   

    11:00 – 12:00    NH Department of Health and Human Services Hour (dhhs)

    1. Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program    Gail Gettens, MS
                Legislative Updates  Senate Bill 247
    2.  Asthma Control:    Healthy Homes and Environments                                            Anna Carrigan, MSW

     3.  New Hampshire Poison Control:    Laurie Warnock, MPH
    Update on the latest illicit street drugs 

     4.  Office of Student Wellness   NHDOE    Kelly Untiet

    12:00 – 1:00      Healthy Lunch, Exhibitors

    1:00 – 1:15       School Nurse of the Year Presentation

    1:15 – 2:3      Sprains, Strains, Bumps, & Bruises -
                             Assessing Common Childhood Injuries in the School Setting

           Adam P. Androlia, DO   Concord Orthopaedics       
    Do you often wish you had X-Ray vision? School nurses are often faced with the challenge of identifying and treating orthopedic injuries. 

    2:30 – 3:00       Break/Exhibitors   Snacks and Drinks Available

    3:00 – 4:15       Pharyngitis: Viral or Streptococcal?
                            Dr. Debra Margolis, Regional Medical Director of ConvenientMD
     In school-aged children with sore throats only two to three out of ten will actually have a streptococcal infection.  Complaints of sore throat send many children to your health office.  As Medical Director of Urgent Care, Dr. Margolis will share her expertise on assessing the sore throat.

    4:15 – 5:00       Evaluations, Raffles
          NHSNA Annual Meeting,
    Election of Officers
    NHSNA Board of Director Question and Answers


    The Margate has reserved a block of rooms for this conference at only $119 per night for either Friday or Saturday.   Two double beds, double occupancy.

    Call 603-524-5210    Please mention when you call that you are attending the NHSNA conference.

    We are currently making plans for some after conference fun.  The Margate has a large heated indoor pool and oversized whirlpool.  A 400 foot private sandy beach on Lake Winnipesaukee perfect for sunset viewing.

    5:30 – 7:00       Pool time for those of you staying overnight. 

    7:30                  Network with your School Nurse peers at a local restaurant.  Location to be determined.  Separate checks (not included in conference payment)                   

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