NASN Director of Government Affairs interviewed in District Administration
NASN Director of Government Affairs, Mary Louise Embrey, discussed prescription drug abuse and the new toolkit available from the NASN campaign Smart Moves, Smart Choices in the February issue.
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NASN Program for Childhood Obesity Makes Headlines
NASN's CE programs S.C.O.P.E. (School Nurse Childhood Obesity Prevention Education) is one of four obesity programs presented to school nurses. Read the obesity programs presented to school nurses.
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NASN on NPR - No, The School Nurse Is Not In
NASN reports that a quarter of schools don't have a nurse at all. The association's president, Linda Davis-Alldritt, says that's bad for schools, parents and students.
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NASN on CNN - Does Your Child Have a School Nurse?
NASN President, Linda Davis-Alldritt, talks about funded school nurse positions and how the school nurse's job tends to be at risk during budget cut time. "The big question for parents to ask when they drop their child off at school is, 'Who's going to be taking care of my kid's health care needs?' " she says. " 'What if my child gets sick? Who's going to take care of them? What are their qualifications?' That's an important question for parents to ask, and the school needs to have the answers."
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NASN President Davis-Alldritt at the Vice President’s Residence in Washington, DC
Linda Davis-Alldritt represented NASN at an event honoring the 17th anniversary of the Violence Against Women’s Act. School nurses are being recognized as vital members of the school team who respond to and help prevent dating violence and other types of violence against women. At NASN’s 2011 national conference, the Principal Deputy Director of the Dept. of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women, Bea Hanson, addressed the attendees and called for school nurses’ support in stopping the cycle of violence. Learn more about teen dating violence
NASN’s Sally Schoessler on a shortage of funded school
Watch this video on the CBS Early Show.
The Nation Celebrates National School Nurse Day 2011
On May 11, 2011, America’s over 60,000 school nurses were honored by state proclamations and unprecedented media attention as heroes, keeping our children healthy, in school and ready to learn. Read the press release.
Disney Star Tiffany Thornton Joins the Voices of Meningitis Campaign!
Actress and singer Tiffany Thornton, star of the Disney Channel’s So Random, is joining school nurses across the county by raising her “voice” against meningitis. Tiffany nearly lost her life to meningococcal disease as a teen, and has joined the Voices of Meningitis campaign to share her personal battle with the disease in an effort to encourage parents to vaccinate their preteen and teenage children. NASN encourages you to join Tiffany in her fight to raise awareness about his devastating disease by joining the Voices of Meningitis Challenge. Learn more.
posted to this Web site 05/01/2011
Are School Nurses Disappearing?
Read this article from Parenting.com on the CNN Health Web site.
article published 04/04/2011
Dr. Drew joins NASN to raise awareness about prescription drug abuse
Smart Moves, Smart Choices partners with school nurses to address teen prescription drug abuse. Read the article at People.com or read the press release.
article published 01/26/2011
CBS Early Show interviews Sally Schoessler, NASN interim executive director
Sally Schoessler appears on the CBS Early Show to speak to about the dangers of not having a school nurse and preventing needless tragedies at school.
New Data Shows Schools Ignore Children's Health: Groups Urge Action by EPA and States
Parents and taxpayers should be enraged. Read the press release to learn more.
posted to this Web site 01/11/2011
NASN Radio podcast breaks record hitting #7 on iTunes chart!
"Using Individualized Health Plans for Students"
published to the Web 01/2011