New Hampshire
     School Nurses' Association 

     

            ~~ Keeping New Hampshire Students Healthy

              

New DOE School Nurse Coordinator

Nancy A. Wells, MS RN NCSN

School Nursing Coordinator

Office of Student Wellness

Department of Education

Concord, NH

603 271-2960

Nancy.Wells@doe.nh.gov


SAVE THE DATE

Back to School:

Legal Issues For New Hampshire School Nurses

 

The Department of Education invites school nurses to a workshop on August 25, 2016 from 9:00—12:00 at the Plymouth State University Building in Concord for a review of current law, new legislation, and certification issues.

There will also be a group discussion of the day-to-day issues that school nurses face. In order to best facilitate this discussion, please email Nancy Wells with a brief description of an issue or situation that you have faced. She can be reached at Nancy.Wells@doe.nh.gov.


Registration Information will be coming soon!!


Summer St. Anselm Conference

CHALLENGES and CHANGES in TODAY’S SCHOOL NURSING

Monday–Wednesday,

August 1–August 3, 2016


Download a brochure


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.


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:

                  NHSNA@comcast.net


Camp Spinaker Still Has Openings

CAMP SPINNAKER - OVERNIGHT CAMP FOR KIDS WITH ASTHMA


For the fourth consecutive summer, Zebra Crossings is proud to offer a camp for kids with asthma. Camp Spinnaker is supported in part by New Hampshire's Hospital for Children.  It will be held August 14-19, 2016 at Camp Merrowvista in Center Tuftonboro, NH and will host 40 campers, boys, and girls, between the ages of 8 - 12.  The core program objectives are to empower children who have asthma to improve their ability to self-manage asthma, and to build self-confidence and a sense of independence.  These are accomplished by teaching asthma management in an engaging way, without fear of feeling different, and by providing campers with a supportive environment that utilizes fun and active camp experiences to try out their new skills and knowledge.  Camp tuition is $400. Camperships/financial aid available.

Brochure - https://www.zebra-crossings.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Brochure-Camp-Spinnaker-2016.pdf

HOT TOPIC: Naloxone

The New Hampshire School Nurses' Association formed a study committee in October 2015 to look at the issue of Naloxone in the schools.  Their work is now complete and the board of the NHSNA approved this position statement for distribution.


Download Naloxone Position Statement


Opioid related  overdose kills hundreds in New Hampshire every year. Many of these deaths are preventable with the timely use of an opioid antagonist (naloxone) as well as the quick summoning of EMS and the initiation of care. NH school nurses, as allowed by local administration and policy, are in the position to administer life-saving measures in the event of an opioid overdose. In addition, as an integral part of the interdisciplinary team, school nurses are also in the unique position to provide prevention awareness and support to students, family, faculty, and staff-- a critical step in the on-going management of substance abuse and misuse.


In response to the opioid crisis in New Hampshire, the state has created the campaign "Anyone. Anytime." to educate the public and professionals about addiction, emergency overdose medications, and support services for anyone experiencing opioid addiction. 


NH Naloxone laws and resources: 


Anyone, Anytime  DrugfreeNH


House Bill 270 - Good Samaritan Law
House Bill 271 - Friends & Family Access to Naloxone


If you have any further questions, please contact us at  NHSNA@comcast.net

Please also visit our website at www.nhschoolnurses.org



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