Online Program

To Err is Human: Reducing Medication Error in Schools


This program is a recorded webinar from March 31, 2020.  Jenny Gormley, Patty McCaffrey and Ann Stillwater discuss how medication errors can happen in every setting. They investigate how to prevent medication errors in the school setting as well as how do we support nurses when an error has occurred and look at systems issues that may have led to an error.


Cost: $ 15.00

Contact Hours 1.0




     Jenny Gormley, DNP, RN, NCSN   Jenny is one of the Directors of the Northeastern University School Health Academy and has worked in the School Health specialty since 2000, providing direct care as a per diem and elementary school nurse in two Massachusetts (MA) School districts, and as Director of Health, Nursing, and Safety at a pre-K-12 school in a third school district, managing the staff of school nurses and physical and health education teachers.  In 2015, Jenny joined Kathy Hassey at the Northeastern University to provide quality continuing education for school professionals. Jenny is a nationally certified school nurse.  She also received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Northeastern University in May 2018.  

   Patty McCaffrey, MSN, RN.   Patty currently serves as the Director of Health Services for Waltham Public Schools.  She received her BSN from the University of New Hampshire, and earned a MSN from Boston College.  She worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for 7 years, before transitioning to School Nursing, which has kept her very busy for the past 19 years.  Patty began her School Nursing career as a “substitute” at Sherwood Middle School in Shrewsbury, eventually becoming the Nurse Leader.  Always looking for a challenge, Patty became the Metro-West Regional School Nurse Consultant before accepting her current leadership role in Waltham where she has practiced for the past 5 years. Wellness is her passion.  She’s run 4 Boston marathons on the Dana-Farber team (despite not really enjoying running) and recently has found cycling to be her most favorite activity.  Patty lives in Central MA and is the proud mom of 2 adult children, Ryan and Meg.

Ann Stillwater, MEd, RN.  Ann Stillwater began her school nursing career in 1993.  She worked as a school nurse in Ohio and Pennsylvania, in various roles including as a public health nurse also responsible for health services delivery in 14 schools.  Since August 2019, Ann is the first full-time school nurse at the Capital Area School for the Arts Charter School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  She received her Master’s Degree in Education from Cambridge College.  As a spouse, parent of grown children, and active citizen, Ann learns and teaches that healing traumas and “mistakes” leads to a deeper, richer, experience of this adventure of life.  

Presenter Disclosure Statement:

The planners of this educational activity have no conflict of interest to declare. The speakers have no conflict of interest to declare unless otherwise indicated prior to their presentations.

Continuing Education Information:

Northeastern University School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurse Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Provider Number 2019U0003

Participants successfully completing this program will receive a statement of credit for contact hours. Statements of Credit may be printed on-line after successful completion of the learning assessment.

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