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School Nursing Legal Issues: A Panel Disscussion

  • 20 Aug 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • NH Municipal Association Building 25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord, NH
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10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday August 20th, 2019
NHMA Building 25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord, NH
Lunch Included
Public Fee: $25
3.0 Contact Hours

Description: As School nurses we must navigate rules, policies, and regulations that apply to the educational setting, while also adhering to the state Nurse Practice Act. As the only nurse in the building, we often face challenges with non-nurse administrators related to role clarification, accountability, and delegation of nursing tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel.

The New Hampshire School Nurses’ Association will facilitate a discussion of legal and / or ethical issues facing NH School Nurses.  At registration, you will have the opportunity to pose a question or scenario to the panel.

Our panel members are:

  • Diana Fenton, Esquire
         Legislation, Laws and Rules
         NH Department of Education
  • Nancy Wells MS, RN, NCSN  
         Former NH DOE School Nurse Coordinator
          Adjunct Faculty, UNH School of Nursing
  • Chris Long 
          Lakes Region UniServ Director 
          NH National Education Association
  •  Linda Compton  MS, RN
          NHBON, Practice and Education Committee
          School Nurse, Great Brook Middle School, Antrim, NH

    Also included as part of the day:  
    Backpacks for your students!

The NH Department of Education employees hold a yearly drive to collect backpacks for NH children.  They know that School Nurses are on the front-lines of identifying students who need them. There will be several backpacks given to each attendee to bring back to their districts.


10:00 – 10:15:  Welcome and Legislative Updates

10:15 - 11:15  What the NH DOE Code of Conduct means for School Nurses.
Diana Fenton, Esquire  

11:15 - 12:15 Panel Discussion

12:15 - 1:00 Lunch and networking

1:00 - 2:00 Panel Discussion

This project is supported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award through the CDC Crisis Response Cooperative Agreement: COVID-19 Public Health Workforce Supplemental Funding. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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