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APRIL 9TH, 2016

NHSNA Spring Conference

SERESC Bedford, NH


April 29-May 1, 2016 

New England School Nurse Conference 

Mystic, Connecticut


Registration opening soon!

SCHOOL NURSES IN THE NEWS

Roberta Abodeely, School Nurse at the Dr. Crisp Elementary School in Nashua has received the HNH Foundations Legacy Award.    Read the full article here

8 Seats Left!

12 Mar 2016 7:00 AM (EST) • SERESC 29 Commerce Dr. Bedford, NH 03110

Scholarships Available

NHSNA offers scholarships for those taking college courses.  Click here for more information.

School Nurse of the Year

Each year the New Hampshire School Nurses' Association gives school districts throughout the state the opportunity to nominate their school nurse for NH School Nurse of the Year.


This award recognizes an outstanding school nurse for her contributions to the school and community.  

To be eligible for this award your school nurse must meet the following criteria:

  • is licensed as a Registered Nurse by the NH Board of Nursing
  • has been practicing school nursing for a minimum of three years
  • Is a member of the New Hampshire School Nurse Association for this year and the prior year without lapse of membership
  • shows evidence of excellence in school nursing practice
  • Deadline for nominations is February 1, 2016.

For information on the nomination process contact Cathy Forrest at cforrest@conval.edu. 


Click here to download more information.


Click here to download a nomination form.


Breaking News: 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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