Vermont State School Nurses’ Association
“Becoming a 21st Century
Standards of Practice
October 14, 2017 • Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn
1076 Williston Road • South Burlington, VT 05403
$179/night (+tax) thru 9/22/17 at the Windjammer Inn in Burlington (Best Western) 802.863.1125
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Dr. Blackmon-Jones has been a nurse for over 29 years. She has worked as a school nurse for 17 years, and as a Nurse Consultant working with pregnant and parenting teens for two years before her present position. She is currently employed as a Nurse Specialist at Houston Independent School District (HISD) in Houston, Texas. HISD is the largest school district in Texas with over 215,000 students. There are approximately 300 school nurses working in HISD. She is responsible for education and nursing practice standards for school nurses. Lisa works with local and state partners to provide health care resources for students and their families. She is currently President Elect of Texas School Nurse Organization, Region IV and Professional Development Chair for Texas School Nurse Organization.
Dr. Boyer is the Executive Director of Vermont Nurses in Partnership (VNIP), which provides ongoing professional development for direct care providers. Over the last 2 decades, VNIP’s statewide collaborative ventures address the full continuum of care. In recent years, VNIP has worked to support School Nurse Leadership. VNIP has also engaged the Tri-service Military Medical System in competency development and collaborative communication.
The IBD Family Advisory Counsil is a group of family members of children with Inﬂammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Their goal is to advise and ultimately help implement various ways that can help children rise above these challenges.
Ms. Mitchel serves as the Executive Director for the Vermont State Board of Nursing. She will discuss delegation in the school setting and the challenges of being supervised by non-nursing staff.
Ms. Trefry is Vermont’s State School Nurse Consultant. Her role involves collaborations with and technical assistance to school nurses, school health teams, and school administrators. She will discuss Essential School Health Services.
7:30 – 8:15 – Registration/Breakfast
8:15 – 8:25 – Welcome/Housekeeping
8:25 – 9:55 – Keynote Speaker
Lisa Blackmon-Jones, DNP, MS, RN
9:55-10:25 – Coffee Break/Vendors
10:25-11:25 – Panel
IBD Family Advisory Council
11:30-12:30 – Lunch and Business Meeting
School Nurse of the Year
Windjammer's Sailor's Delight Luncheon will be provided for all participants
12:30-1:45 – Keynote Speaker
Susan Boyer, DNP, RN
1:45-2:30 – Essential School Health Services
Sharonlee Trefry, MSN, RN, NCSN
2:30-2:45 – Step Up and Be Counted
2:48-3:55 – Delegation and Supervision
Phyllis Mitchell, MSN, RN
3:55 - 4:00 – End of Day Business
Certificate of Attendance will be provided with 5.85 contact hours. Agenda subject to change.