Private, Independent, and Parochial School Nurses

The Private, Independent, and Parochial School Nurses special interest group (SIG) was formed in 1994 to promote communication and exchange of ideas among registered nurses who work in private and parochial schools. These nurses are often isolated from medical professionals, and are frequently the sole health care provider in his or her school community.

DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE.  The brochure includes a description of the special interest group and benefits for members.

Contact PPSN Leaders: ppsn@nasn.org.

Group Leaders

Chair: Cheryl Blake, MSN, RN, NCSN, North Carolina: cherylwblake@gmail.com

Immediate Past-Chair: Elizabeth Paquette, BA, RN, NCSN, Massachusetts: paquettee@maldencatholic.org 

Vice Chair: Jan Brant, BSN, RN, NCSN, Maryland: jbrant@parkschool.net

Secretary: Linda Register, MSN, RN, NCSN, North Carolina: lindaregister@greensboroday.org

Membership: Jennifer Servello, BSN, RN, Rhode Island: jennservello@gmail.com

Award Chair: Bernadette Berset, MSN, RN, NCSN, Virginia: bberset@bishopoconnell.org

Newsletter: Marie Habershaw, BSN, RN, Rhode Island: mhabershaw@iccatholicschool.org 

Discussion List Monitor and Community Administrator: Gail Trano, BSN, RN, CSN, New York: cubsnrn@aol.com

Public Relations: Theresa Hartel, MSN, RN, Massachusetts: hartel@bchigh.edu 

Group Outreach

Professional development offered at the NASN Annual Conference.

Articles in the NASN School Nurse published bi-monthly. 

The Outstanding Private/Parochial School Nurse Recognition Award recognizes an outstanding member for significant contributions to non-public school nursing.  

Online Community and Discussion List on SchoolNurseNet

The community on SchoolNurseNet enables members of this group to network with their colleagues throughout the year.

When a member enrolls in this special interest group via the membership application or NASN profile, they are automatically given access to the Private & Parochial School Nurses community on SchoolNurseNet.

To opt into discussion list messages from the community, edit your Community Notification preferences in your SchoolNurseNet profile. 

Go to SchoolNurseNet, select Profile, select My Account, select Community Notifications, and then select Real Time mail delivery or Daily Digest mail delivery for the Private & Parochial School Nurses community discussion list.

To become a member of this SIG, choose the SIG when you join NASN or enroll in my.nasn.org.