The internet contains a wealth of information on healthcare and nursing, that many of our members find valuable. This page features many links that can also be found across the MSNO site. If you have an online resource that you would like added to this page (upon review), please send an email to [email protected]


National Association of School Nurses Position Statements

The NASN Position Documents are a valuable resource for school nurses.


National Association of School Nurses Position Statement:

Naloxone Use in the School Setting: The Role of the School Nurse (Adopted June 2015) is supported by MSNO.


National Association of School Nurses’ Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice

“NASN’s Framework for 21st Century School Nursing PracticeTM creates an overarching structure that includes concepts integral to the complex clinical specialty practice of school nursing.” This is an important document that every school nurse should be familiar with, and use in their practice.


Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – infromation for SN from NASN

In most states school nurses and their state school nurse organizations are actively participating in the ESSA planning process. See the NEA Today, States ‘Setting the Table’ for ESSA Implementation article.



MA Legislative Bill Search

New Resource – Posted 5/23/2016

Protecting girls against female genital mutilation (FGM) in Massachusetts and helping victims of FGM


Education and Scholarship Resources

        RN to BSN On line (education and scholarships)

        MSN On Line (education and scholarships)


Professional Development:

MA Department of Public Health – SHIELD-BU

School Health Institute for Education and Leadership Development (SHIELD-BU)

SHIELD provides training that fulfills DESE certification requirements, discusses emerging trends, shares best practices, and addresses the complex physical, behavioral, and psycho-social health issues facing school-aged children.

SHEILD will be offering programs for Initial Licensure: Foundations for School Nursing Practice.

Contact Bev Heinz Lacey – [email protected] or Tasha Bjork at [email protected]


Northeastern School Health Academy

Northeastern University School Health Academy (NEUSHA) provides school health professionals engaging, professional learning opportunities that benefit the health, safety and achievement of all youth.  NEUSHA supports school nurses and other school personnel in their efforts to provide evidence-based prevention and health management practices to an increasingly diverse, medically-complex student population.  Initiated in July 2016, NEUSHA will create, implement, and evaluate the quality of its face-to-face and online continuing education based on school health provider needs assessments, expertise within the Northeastern University faculty and staff, and an Advisory Group.  NEUSHA collaborates with public health and educational institutions, healthcare delivery systems, and private organizations, such as the School Health Corporation.

For More Information: Kathleen A. Hassey, MEd, BA, BSN, RN, Director
email: [email protected] – phone: 617-593-0335

Jenny M. Gormley, MSN, RN, NCSN, Director
email: [email protected] – phone: 617-756-5981


Mental/Behavioral Health Resource

Communication Matters: CHIPRA Guideline for Communication and Confidentiality for Parents, Students, PCP’s, Behavioral Therapists and Schools (2014)


National Association of School Nurses (NASN)

1100 Wayne Avenue
Suite 925
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Toll-Free: 1-866-627-6767
Fax: 1-301-585-1791
[email protected]


Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH):

MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE):

MA DPH School Health Unit


Northeastern University School Health Institute

Continuing education day and on line programs for school nurses including Professional School Nursing Practice in MA, Medication Administration and Delegation in MA Schools and Mandated Screening Training….. {needed for ESE licensure}).


Seasonal Influenza Resources:


Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics


MEMA Resources:




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