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NASN - NH Director as of January 1, 2023: Meg Jenkins MS, BSN, RN, NCSN Gilford High School
Secretary: Anna Cook BSN, RN Bedford Memorial School
Past President: Paula MacKinnon, RN Salem School District, Retired
By-Laws: Pam Murphy, Linda Compton
Karen Van Houten
New England Conference: Linda Compton, Pam Murphy
Sunshine: Heather Ann LaBier
Advocacy / Marketing: Lisa Therrien BS, RN Meg Jenkins MS, BSN, RN
WebMaster / Communications: Paula MacKinnon RN
Scholarship: Lynne Butler Crossroads Academy
School Nurse of the Year: Colleen Roy
Newsletter: Emily Kotowski
Immunization Task Force:
NHSNA Liaisons: Martha Judson MSN, RN and Nancy A. Wells
The New Hampshire School Nurses' Association functions because of the dedication of school nurses who volunteer to serve on committees. We hope you will consider joining one of our committees. As NHSNA Board and Committee members, we have the opportunity to define practice and serve as leaders for nurses in every school across our state.
It is a privilege serving on the Board of NHSNA, as well as a wonderful opportunity for personal and professional growth. The things you learn by being a part of this group will enhance your knowledge and skills as you serve your school community.
New Hampshire’s first school nurse was Elizabeth Murphy. She worked for the city of Concord. She became the Director of School Health Services in the Department of Education for 23 years starting in 1919 and retiring in 1947. Under her leadership, she helped to unite small districts so that they could hire a full-time school nurse with a salary commensurate of teachers in that same district. School nurses were considered as much a part of the team as the teacher. She was also influential in revising the Health and Sanitation Statutes under the laws of public schools in 1921. The motivation for these changes was partially based on the number of “physical rejects” that was at an all-time high during World War 1. These statutes remained in effect until they were revised in 1971. READ MORE
The 47th Annual NASN Conference, held this year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was an energizing time networking with colleagues, listening to stories and learning from experts in our field. NHSNA President Harriet Davenport presented our delegates at the annual meeting by saying: "We are from the granite state of New Hampshire, and we are the rock solid foundation of our schools."