All Regions- Regional Meeting

October 20, 2021

Would you like to hear a candid discussion with colleagues who will share the realities of what the reopening of school has been like for them and how they have managed and dealt with the obstacles and challenges?  

A candid discussion around the following  topics and the techniques employed to handle these situations

  • The reality of preparing for reopening: flowcharts, decision trees, etc.; protocol and procedure guidance documents; professional development; collaborations; building a sense of community for the nursing staff. 
  • Preparing for COVID-19 testing:
  • Resources for: ourselves; school nurses; staff; students; and parents.
  • Your response to your role during the reopening.
  • 1-2 examples of your more complex or humorous or challenging experiences and how have you managed and dealt with them.

Target Audience

Massachusetts School Nurses

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify techniques, strategies, and responses utilized to manage school communities during the pandemic.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/20/2021 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
10/20/2021 - 3:00pm


Northeast Region

Katie Vozeolas, BSN, RN, NCSN

Director of Health and Nursing 

Haverhill Public Schools 

Metrowest Region

Mary Ellen Duggan, MEd, BSN, RN, NCSN

Director Wellness Coordinator/Nurse Leader

Public School of Northborough and Southborough 

Boston Region

Patricia Laham, MEd, RN, BSN

Coordinator of School Health Services

Public Schools of Brookline 

Central Region

Becky McCaffrey BSN, RN, NCSN

Director of School Health Services

Gardner Public Schools

West Region






Cynthia Carbone, MEd, MSN, RN

Director of Health, Wellness, and Nursing

Holyoke Public Schools


Margaret "Meg" Burch, MS, RN, NCSN

Nurse Manager, 

Frontier Regional and Union #38 School District 

Southeast Region 

Wanda Nunes, MSN, BSN, RN

Supervisor of School Nurses

New Bedford Public Schools 

United States

Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Boston University School of Medicine designates this meeting with 2.00 participation credits, none of which are eligible for pharmacology credit. 

Available Credit

  • 2.00 Participation
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