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NZSN Salary Scale May 2024

  • 12 May 2024

The NZSN Pay Equity Working Group (PEWG) is proud to share the first draft of the proposed School Nurse Pay Equity Scale.

An update on the Ikura - Manaakitia te whare tangata – Period products in schools initiative

  • 15 April 2022

As Ikura - Manaakitia te whare tangata moves into phase 2, they are eager to share what this means for schools, young people and school nurses.

Vaping and Schools

  • 27 April 2021

Information for Schools on vaping

NZ School Nurses Newsletter

  • 24 March 2021

Learn how to subscribe/look up past editions of our monthly newsletter

Involve 2021

  • 5 February 2021

The Involve Conference is happening in August 2021. Find out all the details here.

MOE update on COVID for schools

  • 2 February 2021

Follow the MOE link for communication templates with your school community on what steps you are taking to prevent COVID 19.

RNZ National Discussion on Sexual Health Services for young people

  • 1 December 2020

A Link to our recent chat with Radio NZ about Sexual health services in schools for young people.

School and Youth Health Symposium- 28th September, 2020

  • 29 September 2020

HIghlights from a great day out at the School and Youth Health Symposium in the Waikato

It's te wiki o te reo Maori!

  • 14 September 2020

Mīharo! Ka rawe te kōrero Māori - it's awesome to speak Māori

Youth 2000 series: Youth '19 Data Launch

  • 10 August 2020

Don't miss out on the chance to hear the initial findings from the Youth '19 survey - You can choose via webinar or in person!

Hearing and Audiology testing within Schools

  • 26 July 2020

We had a question on the blog about hearing screening/testing. Here's a bit more information based on what we know. Is this your experience too?

Real Skills Plus

  • 30 January 2020

An awesome opportunity to assess your primary mental health skills for patients, and then explore options to develop these further.

AAAH Conference 2019

  • 30 January 2020

Read about our NZSN presentation at the Australian Association of Adolescent Health Conference in November 2019.

Information about the Novel Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

  • 28 January 2020

A summary of information currently available on the Novel Coronavirus.

The Prime Minister visits Rosehill College for a first hand look at SBHS

  • 7 November 2019

In case you missed it, here's Jacinda Ardern's summary from her Facebook page about her visit to Rosehill College to check out their School Based Health Service.

An update on our NZSN 2018 Workforce and Employment Survey Results Report

  • 27 October 2019

A quick update on our research findings from 2018

CENNZ Conference 2019

  • 23 August 2019

Conference Information for anyone interested in the upcoming Emergency Nursing Conference 2019

Hot Topics!

  • 14 June 2019

School Nurses ask their burning questions here.... can you answer any?

Launching our new confidentiality poster!!

  • 3 June 2019

Check out our new poster detailing parameters to sharing information between School Based Health Services and Schools to best support students.

NZSN Position Statement on Drug Testing in Schools

  • 2 June 2019

Newly released, this position statement aims to provide support for nurses in schools in regards to Drug Testing.

Budget 2019

  • 30 May 2019

A quick recap on what Budget 2019 means for School Nursing in New Zealand

Question for the network about School Trips and Student Medication

  • 4 April 2019

Can you help with this query from a School Nurse about student medication on school trips abroad?

Support links for those affected by the Christchurch Terrorist Attack

  • 31 March 2019

Links to resources and readings to help those affected by the Christchurch Terrorist Attack on the 15th of March, 2019.

Measles- Top tips for Schools

  • 13 March 2019

With the current Measles outbreak, here's a few preparation tips for schools.

Emergency Management Plans for Students- What do you do?

  • 1 March 2019

A RN asks for advice on your process of emergency management plans- can you help?

Child and Youth Wellbeing Hui Round Up

  • 17 February 2019

The current Labour-led government conducted a series of Child and Wellbeing Hui workshops late last year, inviting staff working in the health sector to have their say in the future 'Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy'. Click to read more...

A guide to using ACC in schools

  • 1 February 2019

Using ACC in schools helps both patients and nurses receive and provide quality care. Are you aware of some recent changes on invoicing? Read on for more info....


  • 3 December 2018

Have your say by completing our newly released workforce survey

Nurses responsibilities in relation to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

  • 21 November 2018

Information for School Nurses regarding Workplace Safety in Schools.

Period Poverty

  • 2 October 2018

Information and links for accessing support for females facing Period Poverty

Using QR Codes to improve patient access

  • 24 September 2018

A School Nurse in Tauranga shares a simple yet effective means to improve patient access using QR codes

Accessing Bronchodilators/Inhalers without prescription for emergency use in School Based Health Centres

  • 24 September 2018

This blog post contains details of how to access bronchodilators for your school emergency kit without prescription

TV Producer looking for assistance!

  • 26 July 2018

Are you able to help Gwen connect with a patient and their whanau who've experienced concussion from rugby?

An Introduction to Standing Orders

  • 30 June 2018

Information on standing orders for nurses and doctors working in schools

Preventing the spread of Flu in Schools

  • 1 May 2018

Quick tips to help prevent the spread of flu in schools and reduce school absenteeism

How to 'Ask a question'....

  • 11 April 2018

Learn how to ask a question via the blog....

And we're live!

  • 11 April 2018

NZ School Nurses Website goes live. Read about how we got started....