NBSCN Online Study Group to Begin

Great news! Our online study group is reconvening on Friday, January 15th. Every Friday morning for 7 weeks you will find a new message with a suggested study schedule. We will use the newly revised Selekman, Cogan School Nurse Certification Review Book, and the Selekman, Shannon, Yonkitis School Nursing: A Comprehensive Text 3rd Edition to draw from for our weekly study schedule. There is no need to officially join anything, simply visit our group every Friday for a new message and participate in the online group discussions through the listserv. If you choose to meet in a Zoom to form your own smaller study groups that is great too, please feel free to reach out to each other and make those arrangements.

The following information is taken directly from the NBCSN website and includes links to our new study resources:

Although there is no single study guide, the List of Resources included in the Handbook for Candidates may be helpful in preparing. Many of those resources are available on the NASN website and through the NASN bookstore.

To guide preparation efforts, please plan to review the test blueprint found in the candidate handbook.

MSNO 50th Anniversary Celebration

RESCHEDULED (Save the Date!)
April 2, 2022
Chocksett Inn
Sterling, MA

MSNO Gratitude Gathering – Recording (Nov. 16th)


  • Remarks by MSNO Past Presidents Kathy O’Neill, Marie DeSisto and current MSNO Co-Chair Board Member & Lexington Nurse Leader, Karen Rufo
  • Announcement of inaugural Anne Sheetz Scholarship Award Recipient

Board Meetings 2021-22

Board Meetings will typically meet from 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Please check e-newsletter and website for updates to schedule and location.

Guests of MSNO Members are welcome!

For more information, please contact Doreen Crowe, MSNO President at .

MSNO 50th Anniversary Registration

Saturday / April 2nd /   11 am to 3 pm

Chocksett Inn

59 Laurelwood Road, Sterling, MA

Event Registration

  • Registration Fee: $50
  • Includes Full Luncheon
  • Register by March 15th

Registration Form / Payment


Please join us in celebrating past leaders, members, and MSNO accomplishments that have contributed to school nursing in Massachusetts over the past 50 years.

Hear from School Nurse Leaders about current work and future directions for Massachusetts school nursing services.


 Denise Garlick, Massachusetts State Representative

Karen Robitaille MBA, MSN, RN, NCSN, Director of School Health DPH

Anne Sheetz BSN, MPH, NEA-BC, Retired Director of School Health DPH

Kathy O’Neill MS, RN, FNASN, Past President of MSNO

Marie Desisto MSN, BSN, RN, Past President of MSNO 

Welcome from Doreen Crowe MEd, BSN, RN, Current MSNO President

Mistress of Ceremonies: Karen Rufo MSN, BSN, RN, MSNO Board, Regional Co-Chair

1.5 Contact Hours will be awarded in accordance with 244.CMR 5.00 for Continuing Education requirements 

MSNO thanks the following partners supporting the 50th Celebration:

Professional Software for Nurses, Inc

School Health Corporation