August 5, 2019
NEUSHA and HAMA presented at the School Nurse International Conference in Sweden!

Jenny Gormley, DNP, RN, NCSN, Kathy Hassey, DNP, RN and Brenda Lormil, MSN, RN, FNP-C, founder of the Haitian American Medical Association (HAMA), shared with school nurses from around the globe their collaborative educational efforts to improve communication between school nurses and Haitian American families.
Congratulations to our Administrative Secretary Lindsay Hawthorne, pictured below, who is completing her Master's degree in Nonprofit Management and taking a new position, Communications Coordinator, with MassKids ! We will miss Lindsay a great deal and wish her all the best in her new venture!
Jenny Gormley and Kathy Hassey
NEUSHA Directors
Dear School Nurses and colleagues,

Did you know that Northeastern University School Health Academy (NEUSHA) offers 44 online continuing nursing education programs for School Nurses?

You can take these programs online anytime, anywhere and earn ANCC-accredited contact hours! All programs are between 1 - 3.25 contact hours, and cost $10 - $25 each.

 Or, you can register for 10 programs of your choice at once with the Online Program Package for $99, up to 18.5 contact hours!

Check out our four brand-new online programs below, or click here to browse our online program selection.

Featured content experts: Dr. Peter C.Rowe, Pediatrician, Director, Children's Center Chronic Fatigue Clinic at John Hopkins, and Professor of Pediatrics, and Lisa Hall, RN. Northampton Integrative Medicine, discuss an illness and disability that keeps afflicted children from attending school for months or even years at a time: ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), a disease the Centers for Disease Control calls America's hidden health crisis. Also featuring stories from parents of children who have ME/CFS.

Contact hours: 3.25  Cost $25

This online program will provide the school nurse with the tools and skills to develop and sustain a medical emergency response team in their own school. Resources and forms are available to begin the process. The program concludes with an opportunity for the participant to create and plan a timeline for the process. Presented by Cathryn Hampson BSN, RN, NSCN.

Contact hours: 2     Cost: FREE Program

Human Trafficking: 3 Part Series
In this four-part program, state and national experts present an overview of the Human Trafficking issue, including legal definitions and contexts where it occurs, how at-risk youth are impacted, and warning signs School Nurses can look out for. 

1: Introduction to Human Trafficking,  Amy Farrell, Associate Director and Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Northeastern University
2: A District Attorney’s Perspective:  Marian Ryan, District Attorney for Middlesex County
3: “Seeing” Youth vulnerability to trafficking,  Hannah E. Fraley, PhD, RN, CNE
4: Research on School Nurses “Seeing” Youth vulnerability to trafficking,  Hannah E. Fraley, PhD, RN, CNE

Cost: $ 25.00 Contact Hours 2.5   Click here to take this program
In this four-part module, state and national experts present investigative techniques used by law enforcement, providing trauma informed care for healthcare providers, trauma informed interviewing and outreach to survivors. 

1: Investigative Techniques and Protecting Victims,  and  Human Trafficking and the Courts,  Carrie Spiros, Assistant District Attorney, Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office (MDAO) and Meghann Benesh, MA State Trooper with the High Risk Victims Unit
2: Trauma-Informed Care and Resiliency,  Annie Lewis-O’Connor, PhD, NP-BC, MPH, FAAN, DF-IAFN, DF-AFN
3: Trauma-Informed Interviewing, Melanie Puorto, HEAL Trafficking (Health, Education, Advocacy, Linkage)
4: On the Street: Outreach for Human Trafficking,  Lydia Lawson, Emergency Room perspective

Cost: $ 25.00 Contact Hours 2.5  Click here to take this program

Human Trafficking Module 3 Unique Intervention Approaches and Resources
This module contains 4 sessions on topics including an industrial engineering approach to fighting trafficking, screening tools and resources for providing services to survivors, and how law enforcement, advocates for survivors, school nurses and emergency room workers can fight against human trafficking.  

1: Industrial Engineering Models to Aid Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts , Kayse Lee Maass, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University 

2. Law Enforcement Response to Trafficking and Screening Tools , Meghann Benesh, MA State Trooper with the High Risk Victims Unit  

3: Human Trafficking Resources Laura Moy and Peter Dimarzio , Dept. of Homeland Security 

4: Closing panel ,  Robert Ferullo, Retired Chief of Police, Woburn PD; Lydia Lawson, ER Tech, and Oscar Delgado, NECAT; Moderated by Stephen P. Wood, NECAT & NEU Bouve College of Health Sciences. Featuring audience questions and answers from other speakers and audience members.

Cost: $ 25.00 Contact Hours 3.0  Click here to take this program
Last call. . . Registration closes Wed. Aug 7 for:

Mon. August 12th - Tues. August 13th 2019
Cape Codder Resort & Spa, Hyannis, MA

$369 per person including meals

12.4 Contact Hours

Join school nurse colleagues to hear from experts on the most current physical and mental health issues affecting students. Earn contact hours or PDPs and network with colleagues!
Summer Academy registration includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner; printed educational materials, and optional Monday evening entertainment.

Curious about what Summer Academy is like? Check out this video and photos from last year's Summer Academy!
Featured Summer Academy Speakers:
Adolescent vaping: A growing public health crisis
Bob Collette, Program Director, Cape Cod Regional Tobacco Control Program and Morissa Vital, Program Manager, Southeast MA Tobacco-Free Community Partnership at Seven Hills Foundation

Self-care and meditation for School Nurses
Jamy Gaynor, EdD, MS, BSN, RN, FCCS School Nurse, Marlborough, MA Public Schools

Legal and Confidentiality Issues for School Nurses
Michael Joyce, JD
Marshfield, MA
Health Disparities for LGBTQ youth
Sean Cahill, Dir. of Health Policy Research, the Fenway Institute, Boston, MA

Effective Messaging, Presentation and Engagement Skills

John Kriger, MSM, LCADC, CPS
National speaker, Kriger Consulting, New Jersey
Behavioral Telehealth - a trauma-informed care coordination approach in MA
Maureen Donovan, Program Manager, Psych Telehealth grant, Heywood Hospital, Gardner, MA
Media connections: Developing Communications Savvy
Ally Donnelly, Investigative Reporter, NECN and NBC10 Boston
Narratives of Joy in School Nursing Practice: You could speak at Summer Academy!
Do you have a compelling story of a time when you experienced joy in your practice? Please email your narrative to NEUSHA Directors Kathy or Jenny The narrative should be a 3-5 minute story about rekindling or experiencing joy in your practice. If your narrative is selected, you will have the opportunity to read or tell the narrative aloud at Summer Academy. 
Can't make it to Summer Academy? Perhaps you can join us for one of three pre-conference options:

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Contact hours: 2.25  
Cost: $49 per person per session
Location : Cape Codder Resort, 1225 Iyanough Rd., Hyannis, MA

  1. Managing Students with Seizures
  2. Medicaid expansion billing training: Where do I start? (Your choice of presentations from SNAP or Healthmaster)
  3. Cultural Competency and Mental Health Disparities, & The Power of Language (RETELL opportunity)

NEUSHA Directors Jenny Gormley and Kathy Hassey were happy to write Chapter 5 on the School Nurse's Role as Health Educator in the recently published book, School Nursing: A Comprehensive Text (Selekman, Shannon, Yonkaitis, 2019)
This book is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other sellers.
Northeastern University School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).
Information about conflict of interest and commercial support for each program is
 identified on registration.
We hope you will take advantage of some of our learning opportunities, whether Face-to-Face or Online , and share them with your school nurse or counselor colleagues!


Kathy and Jenny
The NEUSHA team

Jenny M. Gormley , DNP, MSN, BA, RN, NCSN, Director
Kathleen A. Hassey, DNP, MEd, BA, BSN, RN, Director

NEUSHA phone: (617) 593-0335

Northeastern University School Health Academy (NEUSHA) provides school health personnel engaging, professional learning opportunities to benefit youth health and safety.
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