Vermont State School Nurses’ Association


Fall Conference

“Becoming a 21st Century
School Nurse”

Standards of Practice
Care Coordination

October 14, 2017 • Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn
1076 Williston Road • South Burlington, VT 05403

Register by October 1 and Save!

NASN/VSSNA member $95 • Not a member? Join today!

Non-member $115 •  After October 1: $125

Special Room Rate

$179/night (+tax) thru 9/22/17 at the Windjammer Inn in Burlington (Best Western) 802.863.1125

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Conference Objectives:

  • Describe the Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice
  • Investigate the Framework’s Standards of Practice and Care Coordination Principles
  • Encourage Vermont School Nurses to familiarize and apply the frameworks to personal practice
  • Establish an understanding of the care coordination efforts of families and physicians at the hospital level to enhance school nurse practice
  • Discuss how delegation and supervision elements tie into Standards of Practice
  • Identify how data gathered through “Step Up and Be Counted” can enhance support to School Nurse Practice.


Lisa Blackmon-Jones, DNP, MS, RN

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.

Susan Boyer, DNP, RN

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.

IBD Family Advisory Counsil

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.

Phyllis Mitchell, MSN, RN

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.

Sharonlee Trefry, MSN, RN, NCSN

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

Scholarship Report

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.

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