MSNO 2017 Spring Conference Registration Open


School Nursing Perspectives 2017: Managing Students with Diabetes

Saturday, April 8, 2017

9 am – 1 pm
Holiday Inn
Marlborough, MA  



The purpose of this conference is to

increase the school nurse’s professional

knowledge and clinical management skills

as it relates to the care of students with

Type I Diabetes.


Step Up and Be Counted


Step Up and Be Counted!,  is a national data project that has been established by the National Association of School Nurses and the National Association of School Nurse Consultants.

As of July 1, 2016 MSNO has had 50 school nurses register to share population based data in order to support this important opportunity for school nurses.

Thank You to the nurses who did step up and included your data to be counted!

Link: MA Step Up and Be Counted Survey:

MA Chairs are Betty Foster, BSN, RN, NCSN, and Jenny Gormley, MSN, RN, NCSN

Spring Outlook Newsletter 2016


Outlook Spring 2016

MSNO Awards 2016



Doreen Crowe, School Nurse Administrator of the Year 2016-2017

MSNO School Nurse of the Year 2016-2017:

Doreen Crowe M.Ed., BSN, RN

Marie DeSisto (r) and Lauren McDonald (L), MA School Nurse of the Year 2016-2017

MSNO School Nurse  of the Year 2016-2017: 

Lauren McDonald, BSN,  RN, NCSN (pictured with Marie DeSisto, Executive Director)

Betty Foster and Jenny Gormley with the President's Recognition Award at the NASN Conference 2016

MSNO President’s Recognition Award/ NASN 2016 for being MA STEP UP Data Champions

Betty Foster & Jenny Gormley

Dr. Brenna Quinn - Recipient of the 2016 NASN Endowment Research Grant.

2016 NASN Endowment Research Grant

Dr. Brenna Quinn

Kathy Grant, BSN, RN

William P. Doran Award for Excellence in School Nursing 2016

Kathy Grant, BSN, RN

The award was sponsored by New England Sales and Service.

Patty Wright (center) surrounded by her staff

MSNO School Nurse Administrator of the Year

Patty Wright, M.Ed, BSN, RN, NCSN (pictured with her staff)

Joanne McDonald and Judy Aubin

MSNO School Nurse of the Year

Joanne MacDonald, BS, RN, NCSN (pictured with Nurse Leader Judy Aubin)

School Nurse/School Nurse Administrator of the Year Awards: Nominations 2016-2017!


MSNO School Nurse

Nominations for School Nurse, School Nurse Administrator of the Year, and the Annie McKay Scholarship awards are being accepted. The deadline is May 27, 2017

Recognize exceptional school nurses and school administrators!

We all know highly skilled school nurses and school nurse administrators. Taking a moment to acknowledge their work is validating to the entire school nursing profession. Recognizing outstanding school nurses and school nurse administrators helps tell the stories of the leadership school nurses are providing in our districts and communities to support our students’ educational success.

Please make your nominations for:


You can find information about the awards on the Scholarship/Awards Page.

Awards will be announced at the MSNO Fall Conference on Saturday, October 14, 2017 (tentative date).

Questions? Contact MSNO,

Winter Outlook Newsletter 2016


Winter Outlook Newsletter 2016

School Nurses in the News


NASN’s  updated definition of School Nursing:

School nursing, a specialized practice of public health nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates normal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders that bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potentials.

Approved by the NASN Board of Directors June 2016.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Policy Statement calls for a full-time nurse in every school. The full policy statement, Role of the School Nurse in Providing School Health Services, was released on-line and will be printed in the June issue of Pediatrics.


NASN Membership Supports School Nurses


Top 5 Ways NASN Membership Supports School Nurses

Exceptional Nurse of the Month


Lori Johnson: Northbridge School Nurse Takes On Opioid Crisis!

Fall OUTLOOK Newsletter 2015


Outlook_Fall 2015