Educational Preparation of New Jersey Certified School Nurses


NJSSNA Position Statement Anaphylaxis

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Excellence in School Nursing Award

Excellence in School Nursing Award Nomination Excellence in SN Guidelines Criteria Standards of School Nursing Practice

Governor’s Task Force Recommendations: School Nursing

The Governor’s Task Force on Deregulation has made a number of recommendations that may impact school nurses.  Recommendations would reduce the number of courses needed for school nurses certification and allow local school districts to implement their own policies regarding the delegation of glucagon and epinephrine. The task force also recommended that local school districts […]

NJ State Nurses Association CEO: Nurse Advocacy

Pat Barnett, RN, JD, CEO of the NJSNA, spoke about nurse advocacy at the NJSSNA May dinner meeting.  Pat encouraged the 85 school nurses in attendance to speak up and be heard!  Here is her presentation! Political Action

Advocacy 101

Here are some tips to become a better advocate for certified school nursing and for healthy kids! ADVOCACY 101 Afraid to write a letter to your legislator?  It’s easy!  Here is a letter that will help you with formatting and give you ideas on how to frame your ideas.  This is not a real letter and […]

Keeping an Eye on Legislation: What’s Happening in Trenton!

The new year brings a resurgence of proposed legislation some old ideas with new names and numbers and some new ideas that may impact school health and school nurses.  Of particular interest is Assembly Bill 1838  which establishes standards of practice for clinical nursing services providers for medically fragile students.  The proposed language was inserted in […]

School Nurses: First Line of Medical Defense

Read about the work of New Jersey’s school nurses!

Certified School Nurses: What’s the Message?

What’s the Message? Attendees at the Discover the Leader in You workshop were asked to craft a 30-60 second elevator speech explaining the benefits of hiring a certified school nurse.  Each speech targets a different audience. Message for Parents of High School Students A certified school nurse is a highly-qualified registered nurse who has been […]

Read This!

The mission of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ( is to improve the health and health care of all Americans.  The Foundation supports obesity prevention initiatives as well as the role of public health and nursing to reduce health disparities and improve access to care.    The Foundation published School Nurses: The Hidden System of Care, […]