New Jersey State School Nurses Association

General Community Information

NJSSNA collaborated with NASN and NASSNC in the 2014-2015 School Year on a pilot study to collect uniform data from NJ School Nurses.  Results of the 2014-2015 NJ data set are available in the NJSSNA Community Library for viewing.  This year we are hoping for a more robust response!!

For the 2015-16 school year, school nurses are encouraged to collect specific data on the number of nurses and health personnel in schools, the number of children with diagnosed chronic health conditions, and the disposition of children seen in the school nurse office.   NJSSNA will be sending out two email invitations to all NJ School Nurses  to participate in this year's data collection efforts   The first invitation,  in late February, will address school nursing /health office personnel, and the number of students diagnosed with chronic health conditions.  These numbers should match what has been reported in the district's most recent QSAC Report.   NJSSNA 's second invitation, sent out in June,  will ask school nurses to provide data on the disposition of students seen by the RN  (i.e. those returned to class, those sent home, and those, for whom 911 was called).  We need your help!!  Please help us to paint a more accurate picture of  school nursing practice in New Jersey schools! We invite each school nurse to step up and be counted

For more information on this data collection initiative visit the Community Library Folder titled: Step Up & Be Counted", and the NASN webpage: 

For questions contact: Lorraine Chewey; OR Laura Jannone 


  • Please check your email:
    For your link to participate in Step Up & Be Counted
    Please email Dr Lorraine Chewey at or Dr. Laura Jannone at if you have any questions.
  • Summer Workshops at Monmouth University

    We still have openings in our Substitute School Nurse Workshop and our Pediatric Assessment Workshop plus other offerings for al nurses & NPs
    Substitute School Nurse Workshop

    Date:    Wednesday, May 17, 2017                               Time:   9:00am - 3:30pm                                  
    Place:   The Club, Magill Commons

    Fee:      $90 (a light lunch is included in the program fee)

    This program will provide 5.5 contact hours
    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. 

    ·  Describe requirements for School Nursing and employment opportunities

    ·  Review tips and techniques for the management of the school health office

    ·  Discuss documentation guidelines

    · Compare district policies for the management of common school health concerns

    · Discuss diabetes management (nutrition and insulin pumps)

    · Describe emergency protocols  (epi-pen, glucagon, & nebulizer)


    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 (MKUSONHS)

    Gloria Kurilla MS, RN, NJ-CSN

    Patricia Sciscione PhD, RN, NJ- CSN – Assistant Professor (MKUSNHS)

    Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and 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
    Program registration is limited so please register early. To register online and pay by credit card, or to view our registration policies please visit our website:
    Please call the School of Nursing – Center for Professional Development for Nursing and Health  732-571-3694 with any questions. 

    Pediatric Physical Assessment

    Date:     Thursday, June 22, 2017                
    Time:    9 am – 2:30 pm                  
    Place:   McAllan Hall, room 329  
     Fee:  $95 (a light lunch is included in the program fee)

     This program will provide 5 contact hours for nurses.
    This course is one of the most popular continuing education programs offered by the School of Nursing.  The instructor will focus on basic clinical evaluation of the school age child including both normal and abnormal findings. The material covered will primarily focus on disease and disorders frequently observed in the school age child.


    ·  Describe the procedure for conducting a physical exam on a school age child

    ·  Discuss normal and abnormal findings in health screenings

    · Demonstrate the procedure for the assessment of the ear

    · Identify common pediatric disorders

    · Articulate appropriate guidelines for referral

    Presenters:  Steve Miller, DO - Pediatrician with Navesink Pediatrics

    Registration is limited, please register early.   To register online and view our registration policies please visit our website:
    To register by phone with a credit card – call the School of Nursing at 732-571-3443. 

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