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:
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
A CHRONOLOGICAL TIMELINE ON SCHOOL NURSE CERTIFICATION WILL BE POSTED HERE SOON
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.
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
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
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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
Scholarship Money Available
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.
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:
Deadline for nominations February 1, 2018
For questions, contact Laura Gifford at email@example.com
Events Around the State
Community Education Initiative Programming
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.