This SIG includes school nurses with a mutual interest in special needs practice. School nurses interested in this area often feel isolated in the educational and health care systems. There is an increased focus on special needs law, health care technology, delegation, supervision, evidence based practice, psycho-social issues, and diagnoses. To provide a vehicle for communication, support, education, networking, and research, the Special Needs School Nurse Special Interest Group (SNSN SIG) formed officially in February, 2010.
After informal meetings at NASN annual conferences since 2006, the first official meeting of the group took place at the NASN conference in Chicago, on June 29 from 6-7:30.
To become a member of this SIG, simply check the appropriate box on the NASN membership application or contact NASN to update your record.
Subscribe to the Special Needs and Early Childhood School Nurses discussion list for networking, peer support, and SIG updates.
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To send a message to the list, simply address your email to: firstname.lastname@example.org (must be a current subscriber)
Outstanding School Nurse for Special Needs Students Award
Intended to recognize an outstanding school nurse with an emphasis on the care of students with special needs.
Click here for more information on this Award and related awards.
Membership benefits include:
Professional development offerings through NASN (conferences, on-line programs, etc.)
Informative and educational articles in the bi-monthly NASN Newsletter
Special Needs and Early Childhood Discussion List networking
Meetings at the yearly NASN annual conference
Needs suggested for SNSN SIG-
Planning and coordination for:
Professional SNSN training and orientation
Communication support systems (NASN School Nurse articles, discussion list, SIG Newsletter)
Grants, Scholarship, and Research
Legal Issues and Legislative Advocacy
Promotion of excellence (awards)
Topics may become SIG committees
SNSN SIG Contact person:
Lindsey Minchella, RN, MSN, NCSN
School Nurse Consultant for Special Education
Greater Lafayette Area Special Services
1415 Ball St. Lafayette, IN 47904
PH-765-746-2900X222 FAX- 765-746-2906
Home Phone: 765-497-1903