School Nurse Connection

School Nurse Connection

Welcome to the School Nurse Connection!

The School Nurse Connection is a new NYSUT program designed to support essential school personnel with valuable training, on-the-job support, and advocacy for this underrepresented professional sector.

See below to register for virtual events on critical topics.


Updates in the Asthma Management in School Program
Tuesday, February 13, 2024. 4:30 p.m.– 6 p.m.

The Asthma Management in Schools Program provides educational resources and technical assistance to schools, youth-serving organizations, and school-based health centers statewide. During this session, participants will learn about the prevalence of childhood asthma and receive a refresher on asthma and how to recognize and respond to a student having an asthma emergency. In addition, participants will learn about the different asthma self-management education programs available to their students with asthma and how they can bring this vital resource to their schools.

Presenter: Farah Chatila, MHA, AE-C, Director | Health Promotions, American Lung Association

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Creating Safer Schools: Integrating NYS Workplace Violence Prevention Program with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Tuesday, February 27, 2024. 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Pupil Personnel staff (school counselors, psychologists, social workers, attendance teachers, and nurses) are in an ideal position to protect the health and safety of all students. Join us for an informative workshop dedicated to integrating the NYS Workplace Violence Prevention Program into educational settings, essential for establishing safer school environments.

Presenters: Kelly Fahrenkopf, NYSUT Assistant in Research & Education Services & Patricia Geisel, NYSUT Health & Safety Specialist

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.