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

Upcoming events

21 Oct 2016 8:00 AM (EDT) • Concord Country Club 22 Country Club Lane, Concord, NH
21 Oct 2016 5:00 PM (EDT) • Holiday Inn, 172 N Main St, Concord, NH 03301
22 Oct 2016 8:00 AM (EDT) • Concord Country Club 22 Country Club Lane, Concord, NH

Free S.O.S. Suicide Prevention Training - October 20th in Portsmouth

This FREE training will prepare school staff and community members to implement the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program for middle and high school youth, and to provide gatekeeper training to adults in their schools and communities.


     Our beautiful background image is of Mt.    Chocorua in Carroll County NH.  It was painted by  retired school nurse Gerri Harvey.  Since retiring,  Gerri has been very active with the Lakes Region  Art Association.

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Nominations Sought for Champion Children Awards

The state Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions is seeking nominations for the annual “Champion Children and Outstanding Adolescents” awards. The annual awards honor several children and teenagers that despite having a chronic health condition live courageous, meaningful lives and demonstrate concern for others living with serious health issues.

The recipients will be honored at a reception with state leaders in Concord during the kick-off celebration for the Childhood Chronic Health Conditions Awareness week, which is Wednesday, November 16.

“By recognizing and celebrating young people who successfully manage chronic health conditions and live meaningful lives,” said Jeff Woodburn, Executive Director of the CYCC “we are kindling a spirit that will grow in all children and adolescents.”

The CYCC is a statewide advisory and advocacy organization that addresses issues that impact the lives of children with chronic illness and their families.

Nominations should be submitted in letter-form explaining the attributes of the nominee to: Jeff Woodburn, Executive Director by e-mail or call 603.259.6878.

Benefits of Joining NHSNA

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The New Hampshire Association of School Nurses is a statewide collaboration of School Nurses.  We are here to support school nurses and all they do to maintain a healthy environment for our children.
This website is here so you can learn more about school nursing and our association and to provide an online community and resource to NHSNA members.  Support your fellow School Nurses by joining NHSNA.

Only MEMBERS have access to discounts to NHSNA conferences.  Only MEMBERS have access to our member's only page.  A place for sharing forms, advocacy, sample care plans and more!  Membership is only $45!   JOIN NHSNA TODAY  and receive instant access to the members only page after payment.

Governor Hassan, Commissioner Barry Announce Department of Education Awarded $12 Million Federal Children's Behavioral Health Grant

CONCORD – As part of ongoing efforts to strengthen behavioral health services for children, Governor Maggie Hassan and Department of Education (DOE) Commissioner Virginia Barry announced that DOE's Office of Student Wellness has been awarded a four year, $12 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Read more here

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.

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

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