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Cultivating Resiliency as a School Nurse

  • 22 Mar 2024
  • 6:00 PM
  • 23 Mar 2024
  • 4:30 PM
  • Mill Falls at the Lake


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Friday will be a separate charge in the registration
  • Friday will be a separate charge in Registration

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Cultivating Resiliency as a School Nurse

Its all about resiliency, our objective is to explore self-care techniques

and reinvigorate your passion for being a school nurse.

March 22nd and 23rd

Up to 4.5 CEU's

Spring Conference and Annual Meeting

Mill Falls at the Lake

312 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH 03253

Breakout Sessions  (Please read before registering.)

Download the Full Agenda

Visit our exhibition hall with many vendors available to speak with you about supporting your practice.   Visit our sponsor pages here       

 Join us the night before : Friday March 22nd: 

6:00 Dinner: ITALIAN CUCINA 

7:00 to 8:00PM Yoga Nidra / Chakra Sound Healing
Jennifer Morris, Wild Heart Yoga 
Description: Join us for 45 minutes of reclined guided meditation and 15 minutes of enjoying the blissful music of the crystal singing bowls attuned to each chakra energy center in the body. These two modalities will help to calm the nervous system and leave you feeling deeply relaxed and re-energized. Accessible for everyone.

8:00 to 9:30  Meet and retreat with your fellow school nurses at a lakeside campfire!  We'll have hot chocolate, smores,  and a round of School Nurse Trivia! (with some awesome prizes!)

March 23rd: Saturday Speakers: 

7:45 to 8:30    Breakfast, Registration and Visit the Vendors

Redefining Resilience
Jennifer Schirmer Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, CCTP  
Description: Resilience is often perceived as something we are born with or not. Resilience, however, is more like a muscle that can be enhanced or strengthened. Redefining Resilience is an exploration of how we experience stress, how we recognize stress, and how we manage stress in a way that supports resilience – both individual resilience and community resilience.

Pediatric GI Assessment
Fiona Paul, RN, PhD, CPNP
Clinical coordinator in the Center for Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders at Boston Children's Hospital.
Description:  Our clinic is one of just a few medicine-based motility and functional gastrointestinal centers in the country, we take a biopsychosocial approach to care. This approach focuses on the whole child, not just their gastrointestinal tract — and may eliminate the need for surgery altogether in many cases.  Because motility and functional disorders can have effects well beyond the digestive tract, our clinicians draw on expertise from several different disciplines, including gastroenterology, psychology, pain, allergy, and urology.

Stress Less with Humor and Optimism
Loretta LaRoche,  Author, Speaker and TV Personality
Description: Loretta is a well-recognized TV personality on PBS with seven one-woman television specials airing on 80 PBS stations across the country. She has been nominated for local and prime time Emmy Awards, and has appeared on CNN, ABC, NBC and FOX affiliates. Loretta improves the health of your organization by alleviating stress through humor, leaving audiences happy and optimistic. Loretta is an Internationally recognized stress-management consultant who advocates fun, optimism, and resiliency.  She uses her wit to help people learn how to take stress and turn it into strength.

3 Concurrent Breakout Sessions   (Choose Two)

1.  Psychological First Aid and Managing Difficult Interactions
Jennifer Schirmer Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, CCTP 
Description: Psychological First Aid (PFA) is a powerful set of core actions for providing support during difficult or distressing interactions with students or colleagues. Objectives of PFA involve promoting safety, creating calm, connecting with others, fostering a sense of empowerment, and instilling hope – all of which are vital elements for supporting the recovery trajectory of anyone experiencing distress. Psychological First Aid also provides opportunities for knowing how to respond versus react when supporting students (or anyone).

2.  Resiliency through Art
Fran Nutter-Upham, Art Therapist
Description:  Using simple materials of paper and glue participants will identify personal strength building elements by the use of collage.

3.  Restorative Yoga and How to Deeply Rest
Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., PT,
Author of Restore and Rebalance and Relax and Renew
Description:  We work very hard in our lives, and while we may sleep, we rarely take time to relax.  Restorative yoga poses help us learn to rest deeply and completely.  This session will allow you to rest deeply in reclined or seated held positions using props provided. It is contemplative, and relaxing. There is no effort in holding the poses, the props do all of the work so that you can completely relax.  Please wear comfortable clothing, bring light layers, and cozy socks!


  • Voting
    • Elections
    • By-Laws Changes
    • New Executive Assistant Position
    • Budget 
  • Retirements
  • School Nurse of the Year Announcement

This activity has been submitted to JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. for approval to award contact hours.  JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  **Not all sessions will qualify for credit.

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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