Growing Your Knowledge
Come to the 31st Annual New England School Nurse Conference!
...and order your commemorative 2019 T-shirt!
We have selected presentations that will enhance your practice. From hands-on learning to entertaining presentations, we have both regional and national speakers coming to Vermont to speak to you! Saturday and Sunday we will bookend our conference with keynote speaker, Dr. Jane Chevako, a pediatrician who performs “Are you my School Nurse?” nationally! We are also proud to welcome the president of NASN, Nurse Nina Fekaris as our keynote speaker on Sunday morning who will talk about School Nurse Voice. All of our breakout sessions focus on improving school nurse or student health outcomes and we strive that all information presented will be easily transferred into your daily school nurse practice. Please join us for a fun-filled schedule of School Nurse Education, May 3-5, 2019, in Burlington,Vermont! We can’t wait to see you there!
Growing Your Knowledge to Grow Your Practice
1. Improve school nurse and/or student health outcomes.
2. Transfer knowledge gained into daily school nurse practice.
Conference limited to 225 attendees. Register As Soon As Possible!
c/o Kary Towne
511 West Milton Rd.
Milton VT. 05468
Registration will open January 1st, 2019. If you register in the month of January, your name will be put into a raffle drawing for a brand new 4-quart Crock Pot!
*This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
Keynote speaker: Dr. Jane Chevako – “Are you My School Nurse?”
Dr. Jane is constantly amazed at how much school nurses are like wizards, doing so much with so little. It takes a little magic to do all the things a school nurse does every day. Taking care of others is a priority of all healthcare providers, who ironically often fail to take care of themselves. School nursing is a rewarding job and also a stressful job. Dr. Jane will review different kinds of STRESS, including the physiology of what stress does in our bodies. By understanding the pathophysiology of these stresses and their effects on our health, we learn how better choices actually reduce the negative consequences of stress. This information can help improve each school nurse’s health and well-being. Every school nurse will leave feeling strong and indispensable with the answer to “Are You My School Nurse?” humming in their heart.
(Dr. Jane is partially funded by a generous donation by School Health)
Nina Fekaris, MS, NCSN, RN, BSN, President of NASN
Our current NASN president, Nina bring 27 years of experience as a school nurse in Oregon. Allowing the school nurse to find a voice to tell students’ stories is one of her main focuses in her NASN presidency.
To Earn contact hours, participants must:
1 Attendance for a specified period of time: miss no more than 10 minutes of activity
2. Attendance at 1 or more sessions
3. Completion/submission of evaluation form
Refund Policy: All registrations are final. If you are unable to attend the conference, you may send another person in your place. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the person who will be attending in your stead.
Reasonable Accommodations: Requests for accessibility accommodations can be listed here or in an email to email@example.com. VSSNA strives to make reasonable accommodations for all attendees submitting a request.
Conference Handouts: All presentations will be electronic and each attendee will receive an email to access these handouts prior to the conference to allow time for attendees to print materials prior to the conference if they so choose.
The Vermont State School Nurses Association will be hosting the 2019 New England School Nurse Conference on May 3rd to May 5th in Burlington, Vermont.
We invite you to consider being an exhibitor during our conference! The exhibitor room is limited to only Saturday May 4th.
Exhibitors will be asked to set-up on the morning of May 4th (as early as 6:30) to be ready for our registration and breakfast times (7:00-8:00 am). We have a separate area where nurses can visit your booths during registration, mid-morning and afternoon breaks, and lunchtime. Our attendance is projected to be about 225 school nurses from all over New England.
We look forward to your attendance at our conference and appreciate your support of the VSSNA. If your company wishes to sponsor conference, speaker fees, breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, or the whole conference, please contact me ASAP so that we may include your company on all of our print material. Please feel free to email any questions or concerns to me at the address below.
Becca McCray, MSN RN