September 10, 2019; Vol 2, Issue 3
Here are a few highlights in this newsletter for you:
  1. Reducing mental health stigma & school nurse role: Sept 21 MSNO event - Registration closes Sept 17
  2. Every Student Counts! data collection project open until Oct. 1
Focusing on youth mental health challenges
and the school nurse role

MSNO special state-wide meeting

Saturday Sept. 21st, 8am-11:00am
at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA .

Registration closes Sept 17th!


Click/tap on arrow for short video about John Broderick's family story:
and presentations by MA School Nurses:
Jamy Gaynor, EdD, MS, BSN, RN, FCCS
School Nurse
Marlborough Public Schools
Mindfulness for School Nursing Practice
Adria Pavletic, MN, MA, BS
School Nurse
St. Mark's School, Southborough
School re-entry after a mental health crisis: school nurse essentials
Click here for more information and to register!

Following the presentations, we will have a brief MSNO meeting to vote for MSNO Officers (President, President-elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, NASN Director) and updated bylaws. Click here to read a comparison of our existing and proposed updated bylaws ; the MSNO Board will review all feedback related to the bylaws if received before Sept 16. Please direct feedback to Jenny Gormley, Thank you!
Fruitlands Museum is holding its 9th Annual Craft Fair on Saturday September 21, and their staff have offered participants at our event a discounted rate of $5 to enter. See their map for more details.
Every Student Counts!
Time is running out, make sure your district/school data is submitted by October 1st!! 
See important information and links below, we want data submissions from as many public school districts and private/independent/parochial schools as possible!
NASN's    Every Student Counts!    data initiative is vital for advancing school nursing practice, and all data collected can and should be used at the school, district, and statewide levels. Before submitting your data, please review NASN's   data point definitions .    You will be providing data in three areas:
  • health office staffing
  • chronic conditions (students with diagnosed asthma, Type 1 or 2 Diabetes, seizure disorder, life-threatening allergies)
  • health office visit dispositions

Familiarizing yourself with the specific definitions is important for high-quality data.
You will be able to submit your 2018-2019 data until October 1st.  MSNO will share out aggregate (not individual) data via our newsletter and website after the survey closes.
Any questions? Please contact  Betty Foster , our state data coordinator
Massachusetts School Nurses in the News!
Have you or a colleague been featured in local media or published article? Please share with , and we will share here with the membership!
Why is 2020 important for MSNO?

I t's the 50th anniversary
for MSNO!

and the
World Health Organization has designated 2020 as the
Year of the Nurse to celebrate the 200th anniversary of
Florence Nightingale's birth!

MSNO was the 1st professional nursing organization in MA focusing on both the health needs of students and the school nurses who serve them. We are joined by a number of other types of organizations that we wish to recognize for our long-time MSNO members and for nurses new to school nursing in Massachusetts.
Do you have ideas for celebrating MSNO's 50th anniversary next school year? Share them here .
Job Opportunities
$100 fee waived if person requesting posting is a current MSNO member! Click here for jobs, and scroll down web page for listings.
NASN Resources
Professional Practice Documents approved at the June NASN Board Meeting are now available on the NASN website. Adopted position statements include the following: 

  • Nursing Delegation in the School Setting
  • Emergency Preparedness;
  • School-sponsored Before, After, and Extended School Year Programs - The Role of the School Nurse;
  • School-sponsored Trips - The Role of the School Nurse;
  • Service Animals in Schools.

The link below will take you to the page: 


Grant and Scholarship Opportunities from NASN
Educational Advancement Scholarships: Deadline October 15th
Research Grants: Deadline October 31st
Find out More!

T he MSNO Board meets monthly, either in person in Marlboro, MA, or virtually with video conference calls.
Click here for more info.
MSNO Board Members
President - Elect Candidate:
Doreen Crowe, current NASN Director, is our new President-elect Candidate and Ann Marie Schroeder has withdrawn her nomination. Voting for this Officer and other positions as well as updated bylaws will take place Sat. Sept 21 at the MSNO morning conference at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA.
Jenny Gormley, DNP, RN, NCSN
Director, Northeastern University School Health Academy
Carilyn Rains, MEd, RN
Director of School Health Services
Plymouth Public Schools
Doreen Crowe, MEd, BSN, RN
Director of Nursing Services Wilmington Public Schools
Jane Ferrara, MA, BSN, RN
School Nurse
Wilmington Public Schools
June Kazes, MSN, RN, NCSN
School Nurse Leader
Beverly Public Schools
Lee Waingortin, MSN, RN, NCSN
Health Services Coordinator
Hudson Public Schools
Roselaine Charlucien-Koech  MEd, BSN, RN
School Nurse
Boston Public Schools
Terry Grimm, BSN, RN, NCSN
School Nurse
Belmont Public Schools
Adria Pavletic. MSN, MS, RN, NCSN
Director of Health Services
St. Mark's Schoo l
Barbara Hedstrom, MSN, RN, NCSN
DESE Liaison & Region 2 Chair
School Nurse
No. Andover Public Schools
Kathy Hassey, DNP, MEd, BSN, RN
Director, Northeastern University
School Health Academy
Dorothy Keeney, MA, BSN, RN
Retired School Nurse
Boston Public Schools
Denise Schwerzler, MSN, RN, NCSN
School Nurse, Weston Public Schools
Patty Wright, MEd, BSN, RN, NCSN
Retired School Nurse & Administrator, Weston Public Schools
Karen Rufo, MSN, RN
Region 7 Co-Chair
School Nurse Administrator
Natick Public Schools
Cathryn Hampson,BSN,RN,NCSN
Regional 6 Chair
School Nurse & Nurse Co-Coordinator
Spaulding Memorial School
No Middlesex Regional School District
Marette Power, BSN, RN, NCSN
Region 5 Chair
Lead Nurse
Cape Cod Collaborate School
Cathy Riccio, MSN, BSN, RN
Safe & Supportive Schools DESE Liaison
Supervisor Health Services & Safety
Newburyport Public Schools
AnneMarie Schroeder, BSN, RN, NCSN
Region 1 Co-Chair
School Nurse Educator
Plymouth Public Schools
Karen Roberto, BSN, RN
NESNC Liaison
School Nurse
Medford Public Schools

Judi McAuliffe, RN, NCSN
Region 1 Co-Chair & NESNC Liaison
School Nurse, retired
Pembroke Public Schools
Mission of MSNO
What we do
MSNO promotes and advances quality school health services throughout the Commonwealth and promotes the rights, interests and professional growth of our members.