Director, School Health Academy

Kathy Hassey, DNP, MEd, RN



DNP   Northeastern University
MEd   Cambridge College
BSN   Boston University
BA    Anna Maria College


RN – Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
School Nurse – Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Recent Publications

Hassey, K., Gormley, J. (2017). Violence in Schools/Restraints of students. In Taliaferro, V., Resha, C. (Ed.), Legal resource for school health services ( ed., pp. Chapter 44, p. 547). Nashville, TN:

Combe, L. G., Bachman, M. B., Dolatowski, R., Endsley, P. E., Hassey, K., Maughan, E., . . . Zeno, E. (2015). School nurse workload: Students are more than just numbers. NASN School Nurse (Print), 30(5), 283. doi:10.1177/1942602X15596582

“Communication Matters, a guide for sharing information about a child’s care.” (2012) Communication and Confidentiality Task Force of the Child Healthcare Quality Coalition.

“Ensuring Access to School Nursing Services For Massachusetts Children & Youth.” (2008) White Paper.


Massachusetts Department of Public Health School Health Institute grant. Awarded $3,800,000 over 11 years for Northeastern University, 2005-2016
Massachusetts Department of Public Health for the Essential School Health Services Grant. Awarded: $869,000 over 5 years for Hudson Public Schools, 2000-2005
Department of Medical Assistance Health Care Access Grant. Awarded: ($30,000 over 2 years) for Hudson Public Schools, 2002-2004

Honors & Awards

2018  OPS Professor of the Year Award. Canisius College, NY.

Professional and Community Service

  • Member, Executive Committee, National Association of School Nurses, 2016
  • Member, American Nurses Association, 2015- present
  • Director, Massachusetts Division – National Association of School Nurses,  2014-2016
  • Member, Massachusetts Children’s Mental Health Task Force at Massachusetts Medical Society, 2006-2016
  • Web Master for implementation of new web site, Massachusetts School Nurses Organization 2012 -2015
  • Public Relations/Marketing, Massachusetts School Nurses Organization, 2011-2014
  • President, Massachusetts School Nurses Organization, 2009-2011
  • State President, Massachusetts School Nurses Organization, 2007-July 1, 2009
  • Member Sigma Theta Tau
  • Member, National Association of School Nurses
  • Member, Massachusetts School Nurse Research Network (MASNRN)
  • Member, Massachusetts Department of Public Health Statewide Wellness Committee
  • Owner/Instructor, Easy As ABC CPR and First Aid Training, 1993-2007
  • Member, Carlisle Youth Commission, 1997-2004; Chair, 2004
  • Confirmation/CCD Instructor, St. Irene’s Parish, Carlisle, MA, 1997-2008


Contact Information


209E Robinson Hall


[email protected]



Curriculum Vitae