July 23, 2019
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

These presentations were filmed at our conference on Human Trafficking on April 27th, 2019.

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: coming soon!
NEUSHA and HAMA are going to Sweden!

This week, NEUSHA Directors Kathy Hassey and Jenny Gormley are presenting alongside Brenda Lormil and Andrins Renaudin from the Haitian American Medical Association (HAMA), at the International School Nurse Conference in Stockholm, Sweden!
Their presentation is titled, "Continuing nursing education for Haitian immigrant student health and family communication: A quality improvement project."

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

$369 per person including meals

12.4 Contact Hours

Group discount available for 6 or more people - contact Lindsay to register a group with a PO

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!

Here's a sneak peak at the Summer Academy agenda:

Monday August 12th:

8:30-9:00am Welcome/logistics, NEUSHA Directors Kathy Hassey and Jenny
Gormley

9:00-9:45am Media connections: Developing Communications Savvy , Ally
Donnelly, Investigative Reporter, NECN

9:45-10:45am Effective Messaging, Presentation and Engagement Skills , John
Kriger, MSM, LCADC, CPS

10:45-11:30am How Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome keeps
children from school , Dr. Peter Rowe, Director, Children's Center
Chronic Fatigue Clinic at John Hopkins, and Professor of Pediatrics

11:30-12:15pm Behavioral Telehealth - a trauma-informed care coordination
approach in MA , Maureen Donovan, Program Manager, Psych
Telehealth grant, Heywood Hospital

. . . and much more!

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  l.hawthorne@northeastern.edu.
The narrative should be a 3-5 minute story about rekindling or experiencing joy in your practice. The NEUSHA Directors will select 10 narratives. If your narrative is selected, you must be willing 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 Kathy Hassey and Jenny Gormley were happy to write a chapter 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!

Sincerely,

Kathy, Jenny and Lindsay
The NEUSHA team

Jenny M. Gormley , DNP, MSN, BA, RN, NCSN, Director
Kathleen A. Hassey, DNP, MEd, BA, BSN, RN, Director
Lindsay Hawthorne, BA, Administrative Secretary
NEUSHA phone: (617) 373 3466

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