About Northeastern University School Health Academy (NEUSHA)

WHO WE ARE

Northeastern University School Health Academy (NEUSHA) is located within Northeastern University School of Nursing, which is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)’s commission on accreditation. NEUSHA provides innovative face to face and online continuing nursing education to school nurses, counselors and administrators from 33 states, educating more than 5,177 learners since July 1st, 2016. We constantly evaluate professional development needs to provide valuable topics. We also frequently partner with other organizations within and outside of Northeastern to offer contact hours to all nurses. 

In 2017-2018 our Face to Face programs included hands-on tourniquet training, working with students with anxiety or Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS), preventing student suicides, responding to disclosures of sexual violence, preventing vaping and substance use, and our second year of our 8-part School Nurse Leadership Series. NEUSHA also partnered with the Massachusetts School Nurse Organization to coordinate the Fall MSNO Conference, as well as the 30th Annual New England School Nurse Conference. These conferences were widely attended and featured engaging, knowledgeable speakers on a wide variety of needed topics. We held our annual conference in Cape Cod, Summer Academy 2018: Infusing Innovation into School Health, which was a rousing success at which experts shared current and innovative approaches to supporting student health, safety and success at school.

In 2018-2019 we hosted our annual Election Day conference in Marlboro featuring topics such as marijuana laws and the impact on student use, updated concussion guidelines and school nurse advocacy for student safety. In Jan. – March 2019, we are hosting a series of “Weekly Webinars” on topics including Telehealth in Schools, Twitter as a Tool for School Nurse Advocacy, Holistic School Nursing, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Supporting Grieving Students, and much more! We are recording these webinars and offering them as online programs as well. 

As of May 2019, we offer 40 different online programs, ranging from 1-2.5 hours, at a low cost of $10-$25 per program, which groups of school health professionals can complete together for in-school professional development. They can also be completed individually at the learner’s pace. Topics range from clinical assessment of physical and mental health issues, such as dermatological and cardiovascular concerns, to professional skills for nurses including using technology and data effectively, to understanding how to support vulnerable students, including LGBTQ students, students with disabilities, or students experience dating violence.

MISSION

We believe in:

  • ​supporting school nurses and other school personnel in their efforts to provide evidence-based prevention and management practices to an increasingly diverse, medically-complex student population
  • ​developing, implementing and evaluating quality, engaging learning opportunities that promote the health, safety and achievement of school-aged youth
  • fostering a professional and positive practice of respectful, continuous improvement within the organization and for clients we serve​

CONTACT US

For opportunities to collaborate on continuing learning opportunities for school health professionals, or to learn more about our programs, please reach out to us!

NEUSHA phone: (617) 373 3466

Jenny M. Gormley, DNP, MSN, BA, RN, NCSN, Director j.gormley@northeastern.edu

Kathleen A. Hassey, DNP, MEd, BA, BSN, RN, Director   k.hassey@northeastern.edu

Lindsay Hawthorne, BA, Administrative Secretary          l.hawthorne@northeastern.edu

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

This page has been updated as of 2/1/2019

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