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Kathy Hassey

Kathy Hassey


Academic Focus

School nursing, health and health sciences

About Kathy

In May 2018, Kathy received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Northeastern University, demonstrating her commitment to life-long learning with her scholarly project titled Assessing the knowledge and interest of Massachusetts school nurses regarding the use of telehealth. In July 2019, NEUSHA Directors Kathy Hassey and Jenny Gormley presented at the International School Nurse Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, and then hosted the School Nurse International Conference in Boston in 2023. Kathy was presented with the NASN School Nurse Educator of the Year award in 2023.



Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) 2018- Northeastern University
M.Ed. - Cambridge College
B.S.N. - Boston University - Nursing
B.A. - Anna Maria College - Biology

Massachusetts Department of Education licensures:

School Nursing (all levels)

Courses Taught

  • Legal and Ethical Aspects of School Nursing
  • Leadership Skills for School Nurses
  • Professional Seminar
  • Evaluation of School Health Service Programs
  • School Nursing Administration and School Health Office Management

Professional Experience

  • Canisius College Graduate Faculty: Leadership Initiatives in Community and School Health and Health Impact on Academic Success K-12.
  • Canisius College Professor of the Year in CPS 2018
  • Northeastern University:
    • Undergraduate Health Sciences Senior Capstone
    • School Health Academy Director (School of Nursing)
    • Director of the School Health Institute
  • Hudson, MA Public Schools: Director of Health Services/Health Education
  • Nursing Coordinator, Deaconess Waltham Hospital: Responsibilities included staff assignment and staffing adjustments.
  • Assistant Head Nurse and Head Nurse of 42-bed surgical unit, Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA.

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • Executive Committee NASN (2014-2016)
  • Keynote Presenter, South Carolina School Nurse Conference
  • Keynote Presenter, Texas School Nurse Leadership Conference
  • Keynote speaker, St. Anselm’s Summer School Nurse Conference
  • NASN Journal of School Nursing article Research group “Workload VS Caseload: Students are More than Just Numbers”
  • Co-Chair Task Force #2 Communication and Confidentiality of the Child Healthcare Quality Coalition
  • Northeastern University Certified Online Instructor
  • Past President of MSNO
  • State President, Massachusetts School Nurses Organization (MSNO)
  • National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
  • Massachusetts School Nurse Research Network (MASNRN)
  • Massachusetts Children’s Mental Health Task Force at Mass Medical Society
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