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Hurricane Sandy Assistance and Resources

NJSSNA will post information about community assistance, disaster aid, and related topics as they become available. Hurricane Sandy Resources November 7, 2012

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 [...]

Back to School: Tips for Parents

Article from the National Association of School Psychologists on back-to-school issues: http://www.nasponline.org/resources/home_school/b2shandout.aspx US DOE Blog:  http://www.ed.gov/blog/2012/09/6-more-back-to-school-tips-for-parents/ A commercial site but filled with tips, ideas, and activities for parents and kids: http://www.schoolfamily.com/back2school  

National Health Education Week and Health Education Awards

National Health Education Week (NHEW) is recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is celebrated annually during the third week of October. NHEW focuses national attention on a major public health issue, provides public education, and improves consumer understanding of health education’s role in promoting the public’s health.  This year’s focus [...]

News You Can Use: Practical Info for Your Practice

This month, NJSSNA introduces News You Can Use: Practical Information for Your Practice.  Each month, NJSSNA  will respond to a current and timely question or issue that impacts your daily practice.  You can submit questions via the “contact us” section of this website.  Please include your name and contact information.  Don’t worry-your name will not [...]

Words of Wisdom for School Nurses

Read some words of wisdom from your school nurse colleagues:  WORDS OF WISDOM FOR THE NEW SCHOOL NURSE

By-Laws Approved

The NJSSNA membership approved amendments to the organizations’s By-Laws to allow for increased representation on the Executive Board. June 19 2012 By-Laws

NASN Honors NJ’s Dr. Laura Jannone

Dr. Laura Jannone to receive NASN award!  Read more! 2012 NASN Fellow

Asthma Friendly Schools

Is Your School an Asthma Friendly School? Thinking about applying to become an Asthma Friendly School?  Go to: http://www.pacnj.org/schoolaward.html to find out how you and your school can get involved! Find out which schools are already designated by going to: http://www.pacnj.org/awardee.html. Take a peek at some recently designated schools!  Click here!   AFSA for ENEWSLETTER

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 [...]