• May General Membership Meeting/Dinner

    May 16, 2017 Annual/General Meeting
    Come and Celebrate Another Successful Year
    Honor Our Award Winners and Retirees

    All checks must be received by May 12.

    Click here for all the details and the Registration Form

  • Workshops at Monmouth University

    PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE                                                       3 contact hours for nurses will be awarded.

    Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017              Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

    Fee: $60/$40 for MU Students   (A light dinner is included in the program fee.) 

    The instructor will present an overview of conditions that require pediatric emergency care. Focusing on body systems, a review clinical findings will be highlighted. Goals and strategies for treatment will be reviewed. An emphasis will be on cases that should not be missed and how to identify the sick child in all healthcare settings.

     Presenter:  Patricia Dempsey, RN MS PNP-BC ANP-BC - Advanced Practice Nurse, Team Health East, Riverview Medical Center


    DIABETES MANAGEMENT IN THE SCHOOL AGE CHILD                     3 contact hours for nurses will be awarded.

     Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017       Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm  

    Fee: $65/$50 for MU Students (A light dinner is included in the program fee.)                                                   

    From gym class to glucose monitoring, this program is designed to provide guidelines for the management and support of the school age child with diabetes. A focus will be on the techniques used to balance insulin and nutritional needs with school activities. Acute and chronic complications will be discussed as well as prevention and health promotion strategies. Current references and resources will be provided.

     Presenter: Lauren Dorman, MS, RD, CDE is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian

    SUBSTITUTE SCHOOL NURSE WORKSHOP                                      5.5 contact hours for nurses will be awarded.

     Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017         Time: 9:00am-3:30pm                                                                                       Fee: $90 (A light lunch is included in the program fee.)                                
    Substitute Nurses are needed in many school districts! This class is designed to present an overview of the responsibilities of the Substitute School Nurse. The Instructors will introduce key areas specific to the care of the child in the school setting.

     Presenters: Lauren Dorman, MS, RD, CDE - is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian

    Laura Jannone, EdD, RN, NJ-CSN, FNASN – Associate Professor and Coordinator School Nurse Program      

    Gloria Kurilla MS, RN, NJ-CSN, Patricia Sciscione PhD, RN, NJ- CSN – Assistant Professor (MKUSNHS
    Program registration is limited so please register early.  To register on-line and pay by credit card, or to view our registration policies please visit our website.   

    Please contact School of Nursing – Center for Professional Development in Nursing and health at call: 732 571 3694             email:

  • NJSSNA is Proud To Announce the 2017 Excellence in School Nursing Administration Award Recipient

    Congratulations to Julie Richman MSN,RN,CSN-NJ.

    It is with great pleasure New Jersey State School Nurses Association recognizes and honors Julie Richman, MSN, RN, CSN-NJ.  Nurse Richman works as a Lead Nurse for Roxbury School District in Morris County, NJ.  Roxbury School District houses over 3700 students, throughout seven buildings covering grades kindergarten through 12.  Nurse Richman supervises seven certified school nurses throughout her district, in addition to providing school nursing services to her own population of high school students.  Nurse Richman’s role encompasses all facets of a district managerial position: Submitting state mandated health reports; coordinating educational programs for district nurses; serving on district and community committees, as well as professional organizations, as a member or in a leadership role; product and supply inventory and maintenance; and district policy and regulation development, to name a few.  Nurse Richman succeeds in maintaining current, evidenced-based school nursing practice in her district by formulating her district policies and school nursing practice protocols on current research.  Nurse Richman initiated her district’s Opioid Overdose Response Plan policy, collaborating with key stakeholders to ensure the plan’s success.  This policy has been in place even without prompting by NJ law.  It is nurse Richman’s foresight and data collection mindset which elevates her managerial prowess and success.  Through her efforts collating data for her district’s Nursing Services Plan, she secured two additional full time nurse positions.  Nurse Richman works tirelessly on behalf of her nursing staff to support their practice and provide them with adequate resources so they may deliver high quality, efficient school nursing services.  Nurse Richman’s nursing staff praise her knowledge, communication skills, collegiality, expertise in managing challenging situations, and open-door policy.  The Roxbury School District community thrives, without a doubt, in part due to the dedication and commitment of Nurse Richman.

  • Workshops at Monmouth University

    Pediatric Physical Assessment
    Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9am – 2:30 pm
    Five (5) contact hours

    Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Clinical Skills Training
    (International Association of Forensic Nurses)
    Friday & Saturday, March 10 & 11, 2017, 8:30am – 5:30pm
    Sixteen (16) contact hours

    Pediatric Emergency Care
    Thursday, April 6, 2017, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
    Three (3) contact hours

    Diabetes Management in the School Age Child
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 5:30pm - 8:30 pm
    Three (3) contact hours

    Substitute School Nurse Workshop
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 9:00am - 3:30pm
    Five and a half (5.5) contact hours


    To learn more and to register, visit our website

    Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing & Health Studies at Monmouth University is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider Number P242-8/15-18.

    Barbara Paskewich MSN, RN, MA, CHES
    Phone 732 571 3694 Fax: 732 263 5131

  • NJDOE Provides Information on Medical Marijuana Administration in Schools

    NJDOE broadcast memo dated May 24, 2016 alerts " officials of new requirements to develop policies concerning the use and administration of medical marijuana in schools. To further support students attending school in New Jersey, P.L. 2015, c.158 was recently signed into law, supplementing chapter 40 of Title 18A of the New Jersey statutes and chapter 6D of Title 30 of the Revised Statutes, and amending the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act (CUMMA) (P.L. 2009, c.307)".

  • NJDOE Provides Information for Schools Regarding Opioid Overdose Prevention

    NJDOE broadcast memo dated May 24, 2016 recognizes "Time is of the essence when a drug overdose is occurring." Refer to the link below to read the memo in its entirety.

  • Hunger Doesn't Take A Summer Vacation

    Many students rely on school meals to get the nutrition they need to grow, be healthy and succeed in school. In the summer, these children lack access to those meals and families struggle to put food on the table.

    The federal summer meals program provides a solution to summertime hunger for kids. But last year, just 19 percent of eligible NJ kids received these meals.

    The NJ Food for Thought Campaign and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture are launching a campaign to spread the word to parents about these programs and we need your help. More information and outreach materials, including downloadable flyers, are available. Click on the link below.

  • Step Up & Be Counted

    Over 95% of school aged children (more than 50 million) attend school representing an opportunity to collect true population level data. As collectors of population data, school nurses hold the key to understanding the health of our nation's children. While national experts can only estimate the number of children with chronic health conditions, school nurses are in a position to accurately report every student in their case load with such conditions.
    Collecting data at a national level brings visibility to the needs of students to be healthy and safe at school, and the ways in which school nurses support those needs. Collecting and sharing data provides a powerful platform to describe child health, and the collective impact of school nursing.
    This information can be used within our own state as well, to guide state legislation, policies and practices! NJSSNA is assisting with the data-collection process. It is our hope that every school nurse will participate. This includes those that work in public schools, private/parochial/special-needs schools, and charter school within the state of NJ.
    You can assist NJSSNA in this endeavor by sharing the link below with school nurses who are non-members. There is Power in Data - let's work together to collect data and strengthen our profession for the betterment of our state and nation's children.

  • Celebrate School Nurse Day

    May 11, 2016, Governor Christie has declared "School Nurse Day" proclaiming "... WHEREAS, school nurses focus on prevention and well-being for students and families through education regarding healthy lifestyle choices and management of chronic diseases; and WHEREAS, quality school health services demand school nursing skills and practices based on strong scientific evidence and ongoing education for the health and safety of students; and WHEREAS, the ongoing efforts of our nurses as they support the students of New Jersey should be recognized..."