Vermont State School Nurses’ Association


Spring Conference

“Quality Improves Action”

March 23, 2018 • Franklin Conference Center
at the Howe Center • 1 Scale Ave • Rutland, VT

Early Registration by March 6:
NASN/VSSNA member $95 • Not a member? Join today!

Non-member $115 • After March 6: $125

Click here to download the Conference brochure

Conference Objectives:

  • Describe how to use data and student academic outcomes to show quality improvement
  • Become familiar with the process of writing care plans; including an IHP ECP/EAP and expected student outcomes
  • Gain hands-on experience with hearing screening and update on changes to screening requirements
  • Gain hands-on experience with tourniquets, first aid response to major trauma


Keynote Speaker Erin Maughan, PhD, MS, RN, PHNA-BC, FAAN, FNASN currently serves as the Director of Research for NASN. Before coming to NASN full-time (in August 2012) she was a member of the faculty in the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University (BYU) for the past eight years, where she taught public health nursing, global health (study abroad programs), and served as Coordinator of International Affairs for the College. She also served as chair of the School Nurse Educator Consortium. Dr. Maughan's research focuses on issues related to school nurse staffing, school health outcomes, and cultural competency.

Leah Matteson, DNS (c), RN, CNS is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Castleton University. She started her career in nursing over 30 years ago. She is a community health clinical nurse specialist and has completed a post-masters certification as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Leah has worked in critical care, public health, disaster preparedness, long-term care, home-health and hospice, psychiatric care, and nursing education.

Stacy M. Jordan MA CCC-A is an audiologist and Project Coordinator for the Vermont Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program. She provides outreach, education and training state-wide to early head start and primary care providers in establishing early periodic hearing screening services.

VT Department of Health Emergency Preparedness: Dan Batsie is chief of Emergency Medical Services for the VDH. Lindsey Simpson is Vermont’s emergency medical services training administrator.

Afternoon Session Choice:

Hearing Screening – Please bring your audiometer

Practical Approach to Bleeding Control


8:00-8:30 Registration/Breakfast

8:30 – 8:35 Welcome/Housekeeping

8:35- 10:30 Keynote Speaker Erin Maughan – "Data Drives Quality"

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break/Vendors

11:00–12:00 Panel Discussion: Writing Quality Individualized Healthcare Plans for Schools with  Erin Maughan and Leah Matteson

12:00- 1:00 Lunch and Stackpole Award

1:00-3:00 Breakout Sessions (Choose One)

Hearing Screening by Stacy Jordan – Please bring your audiometer

Practical Approach to Bleeding Control by Dan Batsie and Lindsey Simpson of VT Department of Health Emergency Preparedness

3:00- 3:15 End of Day Business

Certificate of Attendance will be provided with 5 contact hours

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